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re: NJC: Any other Roger Waters fans?

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rockfenris2005 06:53 am MST 01/07/17
In reply to: re: NJC: Any other Roger Waters fans? - whoman1989 12:28 am MST 01/07/17

That's right, but he actually found that out after he wrote that. He's taken a lot of people to task over the years in his solo work. "The tide is turning, Sylvester" is referencing Sylvester Stallone and a cut verse, which went something like, "We shall not be dragged down in his South China Sea/of macho bullcrap and mediocrity" lol.

Here are some others.

What have we done, Maggie, what have we done?
What have we done to England?
Should we shout should we scream?
"What happened to the post war dream?"
Oh Maggie, Maggie, what did we do?
- The Post-War Dream, The Final Cut

Safe in the permanent gaze of a cold glass eye
Their favourite toys
They’ll be good girls and boys
In the Fletcher Memorial Home for colonial wasters of life and limb
Is everyone in?
Are you having a nice time?
Now the final solution can be applied
- The Fletcher Memorial Home, The Final Cut

Not nah John
We’ve got to get on with the film show
Hollywood waits at the end of the rainbow
Who cares what it’s all about
As long as the kids go?
So not now John
We’ve got to get on with the show
- Not Now John, The Final Cut (This is a reference to things that happened on "The Wall" movie)

And when they found our shadows
Grouped ‘round the TV sets
They ran down every lead
They repeated every test
They checked out all the data on their lists
And then, the alien anthropologists
Admitted they were still perplexed
But on eliminating every other reason
For our sad demise
They logged the only explanation left
This species has amused itself to death

No tears to cry, no feelings left
This species has amused itself to death
Amused itself to death
Amused itself to death...
- Amused To Death

Are these the people that we should bomb?
Are we so sure they mean us harm?
Is this our pleasure, punishment or crime?
Is this a mountain that we really want to climb?
The road is hard, hard and long
Put down that two by four
This man would never turn you from his door
Oh George! Oh George!
That Texas education must have fucked you up when you were very small
- Leaving Beirut, digital single 2004

Not in my name, Tony, you great war leader you
Terror is still terror, whosoever gets to frame the rules
History’s not written by the vanquished or the damned
Now we are Genghis Khan, Lucretia Borghia, Son of Sam
In 1961 they took this child into their home
I wonder what became of them
In the cauldron that was Lebanon
If I could find them now, could I make amends?
How does the story end?
- another one from Leaving Beirut

> It's a Miracle
> Amused to death
> It's a miracle
> We cower in our shelters
> With our hands over our ears
> Lloyd-Webber's awful stuff
> Runs for years and years and years
> An earthquake hits the theater
> But the operetta lingers
> Then the piano lid comes down
> And breaks his f****** fingers
> It's a miracle
> Didn't Roger Waters accuse him of nicking Echoes for
> Phantom of the Opera.
> >
> > The Hero's Return, Part 2.
> >
> >
> > Jesus Christ, I might as well be dead
> > If I can't see how dangerous it must feel to be
> > Training human cogs for the machine
> > Without some shell shocked lunatic like me
> > Bombarding their still soft shells
> > With sticks and stones that were lying around
> > In the pile of unspeakable feelings I found
> > When I turned back the stone
> > Turned over the stone
> > Of my own disappointment back home.
> >
> >
> > > Really love his work! I know Gary's a fan too. I've been
> > > listening to a lot of his solo work, like "The pros and
> > > cons of hitchhiking", "Radio KAOS", "Amused to death".
> > >
> > > "Sparrows will sing", a new one of his, performed by
> > > Marianne Faithfull.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > A child breaks the ice and peers into the hidden depths
> > > And tries to decipher the whole of this unholy mess
> > > I have no doubt he will figure it out someday
> > > Callooh! Callooh! Callay!
> > >
> > > Then the sparrows will sing on the boulevards again
> > > And the corridors of power will be walked by thoughtful
> > > men
> > > Mere sultans and priests like mythical beasts will surely
> > > fade away
> > > Callooh! Callooh! Callay!
> > > Callooh! Callooh! Callay!
> > >
> > > The new generation is eager to master the helm
> > > They cannot be seduced by this candy floss techno hell
> > > They put over the hill and a fresh breeze fills the sails
> > > Callooh! Callooh! Callay!
> > > Callooh! Callooh! Callay!
> > >
> > > A child breaks the ice and peers into the hidden depths
> > > To try to untangle the whole of this unholy mess
> > > Well, I have no doubt they will figure it out one day
> > > Callooh! Callooh! Callay!
> > > Callooh! Callooh! Callay!
> > >
> > >
> > >

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