THE WALL


IN THE FLESH?
[ Waters ]

- ....we came in?

So ya
Thought ya
Might like to go to the show
To feel the warm thrill of confusion
That space cadet glow
Tell me is something eluding you sunshine?
Is this not what you expected to see?
If you wanna find out what's behind these cold eyes
You'll just have to claw your way through this disguise

- Lights! Turn on the sound effects! Action!
Drop it! Drop it on 'em! Drop it on them!



THE THIN ICE

[ Waters ]

Mamma loves her baby
And daddy loves you too
And the sea may look warm to you babe
And the sky may look blue
But ooooh babe
Ooooh baby blue
Ooooh babe
If you should go skating
On the thin ice of modern life
Dragging behind you the silent reproach
Of a million tear-stained eyes
Don't be surprised, when a crack in the ice
Appears under your feet
You slip out of your depth and out of your mind
With your fear flowing out behind you
As you claw the thin ice



ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 1)
[ Waters ]

Daddy's flown across the ocean
Leaving just a memory
A snapshot in the family album
Daddy what else did you leave for me?
Daddy what d'ya leave behind for me?
All in all it was just a brick in the wall
All in all it was all just bricks in the wall



THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF OUR LIVES
[ Waters ]

- You! Yes, you! Stand still laddy!

When we grew up and went to school
There were certain teachers who would
Hurt the children anyway they could
By pouring their derision
Upon anything we did
And exposing every weakness
However carefully hidden by the kids
But in the town it was well known
When they got home at night, their fat and
Psychopathic wives would thrash them
Within inches of their lives

 

ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2)
[ Waters ]

We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave the kids alone
Hey, teacher! leave us kids alone!
All in all it's just another brick in the wall
All in all you're just another brick in the wall

- Wrong! Do it again!"
- If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding!
How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?
- You! Yes, you behind the bikesheds! Stand still laddy!



MOTHER
[ Waters ]

Mother do you think they'll drop the bomb?
Mother do you think they'll like this song?
Mother do you think they'll try to break my balls?
Ooooh, Ma
Mother should I build a wall?
Mother should I run for president?
Mother should I trust the government?
Mother will they put me in the firing line?
Mother is it just a waste of time?
Hush now baby, baby don't you cry
Mama's gonna make all of your nightmares come true
Mama's gonna put all of her fears into you
Mama's gonna keep you right here under her wing
She won't let you fly but she might let you sing
Mama's gonna keep baby cosy and warm
Ooooh babe, ooooh babe, ooooh babe
Of course mom's gonna help build the wall
Mother do you think she's good enough for me?
And mother do you think she's dangerous to me?
Mother will she tear your little boy apart?
Mother will she break my heart?
Hush now baby, baby don't you cry
Mama's gonna check out all your girl friends for you
Mama won't let anyone dirty get through
Mama's gonna wait up 'till you come in
Mama will always find out where you've been
Mama's gonna keep baby healthy and clean
Ooooh Babe, oooh Babe, oooh Babe
You'll always be baby to me
Mother, did it need to be so high?



GOODBYE BLUE SKY
[ Waters ]

- Look mummy, there's an aeroplane up in the sky

Ooooooooooooooooh
Did you see the frightened ones?
Did you hear the falling bombs?
Did you ever wonder
Why we had to run for shelter
When the promise of a brave new world
Unfurled beneath a clear blue sky?
Oooooooooooooooooh
Did you see the frightened ones?
Did you hear the falling bombs?
The flames are all gone
But the pain lingers on
Goodbye Blue Sky
Goodbye Blue Sky
Goodbye



EMPTY SPACES
[ Waters ]

- Congratulations, you have just discovered the secret message.
Please send your answer to Old Pink. Care of the funny farm, Chalfont...
- Roger, Caroline's on the phone


What shall we use to fill the empty
Spaces where we used to talk?
How shall I fill the final places?
How should I complete the wall?



YOUNG LUST
[ Waters / Gilmour ]

I am just a new boy
A stranger in this town
Where are all the good times
Who's gonna show this stranger around?
Ooooooooh, I need a dirty woman
Ooooooooh, I need a dirty girl
Will some cold woman in this desert land
Make me feel like a real man?
Take this rock and roll refugee
Oooh Babe set me free
Ooooooooh, I need a dirty woman
Ooooooooh, I need a dirty girl

- Hello?
- Yes, a collect call for Mrs. Floyd from Mr. Floyd. Will you accept the charges from United States?
Oh, he hung up! That's your residence, right? I wonder why he hung up...
Is there supposed to be someone else there besides your wife there to answer?
- Hello?
- This is United States calling, are we reaching...
See, he keeps hanging up and it's a man answering




ONE OF MY TURNS
[ Waters / Wright / Gilmour / Mason ]

- Oh my God, what a fabulous room! Are all these your guitars?
This place is bigger than our apartment!
Erm, can I get a drink of water? You want some, huh?
Oh wow, look at this tub! Wanna take a bath?
What are you watching? Hello? Are you feeling okay?


Day after day, love turns grey
Like the skin of a dying man
Night after night, we pretend it's all right
But I have grown older and
You have grown colder and
Nothing is very much fun any more
And I can feel one of my turns coming on
I feel cold as a razor blade
Tight as a tourniquet
Dry as a funeral drum
Run to the bedroom, in the suitcase on the left
You'll find my favorite axe
Don't look so frightened
This is just a passing phase
Just one of my bad days
Would you like to watch TV?
Or get between the sheets?
Or contemplate the silent freeway?
Would you like something to eat?
Would you like to learn to fly? Would ya?
Would you like to see me try?
Would you like to call the cops?
Do you think it's time I stopped?
Why are you running away?



DON'T LEAVE ME NOW
[ Waters / Wright / Gilmour / Mason ]

Ooooh Babe
Don't leave me now
Don't say it's the end of the road
Remember the flowers I sent
I need you Babe
To put through the shredder
In front of my friends
Ooooh Babe
Dont leave me now
How could you go?
When you know how I need you
To beat to a pulp on a Saturday night
Ooooh Babe
Don't leave me now
How could you treat me this way?
Running away
I need you Babe
Why are you running away?
Ooooooh Babe!



ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 3)
[ Gilmour ]

I don't need no arms around me
I dont need no drugs to calm me
I have seen the writing on the wall
Don't think I need anything at all
No! Don't think I'll need anything at all
All in all it was all just bricks in the wall
All in all you were all just bricks in the wall



GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD
[ Waters / Wright / Gilmour / Mason ]

Goodbye cruel world
I'm leaving you today
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye all you people
There's nothing you can say
To make me change my mind
Goodbye



HEY YOU
[ Waters ]

Hey you! Out there in the cold
Getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me?
Hey you! Standing in the aisles
With itchy feet and fading smiles, can you feel me?
Hey you! Don't help them to bury the light
Don't give in without a fight
Hey you! Out there on your own
Sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me?
Hey you! With you ear against the wall
Waiting for someone to call out, would you touch me?
Hey you! Would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home
But it was only fantasy
The wall was too high, as you can see
No matter how he tried he could not break free
And the worms ate into his brain
Hey you! Standing in the road
Always doing what you're told, can you help me?
Hey you! Out there beyond the wall
Breaking bottles in the hall, can you help me?
Hey you! Don't tell me there's no hope at all
Together we stand, divided we fall



IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?
[ Waters ]

Is there anybody out there?
Is there anybody out there?
Is there anybody out there?
Is there anybody out there?



NOBODY HOME
[ Waters ]

I've got a little black book with my poems in
Got a bag with a toothbrush and a comb in
When I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone in
I got elastic bands keeping my shoes on
Got those swollen hand blues
I got thirteen channels of shit on the TV to choose from
I've got electric light
And I've got second sight
Got amazing powers of observation
And that is how I know
When I try to get through
On the telephone to you
There'll be nobody home
I've got the obligatory Hendrix perm
And the inevitable pinhole burns
All down the front of my favorite satin shirt
I've got nicotine stains on my fingers
I've got a silver spoon on a chain
Got a grand piano to prop up my mortal remains
I've got wild staring eyes
And I've got a strong urge to fly
But I've got nowhere to fly to
Ooooh Babe, when I pick up the phone
There's still nobody home
I've got a pair of Gohills boots
And I've got fading roots



VERA
[ Waters ]

Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Remember how she said that
We would meet again some sunny day?
Vera! Vera!
What has become of you?
Does anybody else in here
Feel the way I do?



BRING THE BOYS BACK HOME
[ Waters ]

Bring the boys back home
Bring the boys back home
Don't leave the children on their own, no, no!
Bring the boys back home



COMFORTABLY NUMB
[ Gilmour / Waters ]

Hello
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone at home?
Come on now
I hear you're feeling down
I can ease your pain
And get you on your feet again
Relax
I'll need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts?
There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship, smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child I had a fever
My hands felt just like two balloons
Now I've got that feeling once again
I can't explain, you would not understand
This is not how I am
I have become comfortably numb
Okay
Just a little pin prick
There'll be no more aaaaaaaah!
But you may feel a little sick
Can you stand up?
I do believe it's working, good
That'll keep you going through the show
Come on it's time to go
There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship, smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying
When I was a child
I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye
I turned to look but it was gone
I cannot put my finger on it now
The child is grown
The dream is gone
I have become
Comfortably numb



THE SHOW MUST GO ON
[ Waters ]

Ooooh Ma, Ooooh Pa
Does the show have to go on?
Ooooh Pa, take me home!
Ooooh Ma, let me go!
There must be some mistake
I didn't mean to let them
Take away my soul
Am I too old? Is it too late?
Ooooh Ma, Ooooh Pa
Where has the feeling gone?
Ooooh Ma, Ooooh Pa
Will I remember the songs?
The show must go on



IN THE FLESH
[ Waters ]

So ya
Thought ya
Might like to
Go to the show
To feel that warm thrill of confusion
That space cadet glow
I've got some bad news for you sunshine
Pink isn't well, he stayed back at the hotel
And they sent us along as a surrogate band
And we're going to find out where you fans
Really stand
Are there any queers in the theater tonight?
Get 'em up against the wall
There's one in the spotlight
He don't look right to me
Get him up against the wall
That one looks Jewish
And that one's a coon
Who let all of this riff raff into the room?
There's one smoking a joint and
Another with spots
If I had my way
I'd have all of you shot



RUN LIKE HELL
[ Gilmour / Waters ]

You better make your face up in
Your favorite disguise
With your button down lips and your
Roller blind eyes
With your empty smile
And your hungry heart
Feel the bile rising from your guilty past
With your nerves in tatters
When the cockleshell shatters
And the hammers batter
Down the door
You'd better run
You better run all day
And run all night
And keep your dirty feelings
Deep inside
And if you're take your girlfriend
Out tonight
You'd better park the car
Well out of sight
'Cos if they catch you in the back seat
Trying to pick her locks
They're gonna send you back to mother
In a cardboard box
You better run



WAITING FOR THE WORMS
[ Waters ]

- Eins, zwei, drei! Alle!

Ooooh, you cannot reach me now
Ooooh, no matter how you try
Goodbye cruel world, it's over
Walk on by
Sitting in a bunker here behind my wall
Waiting for the worms to come
In perfect isolation here behind my wall
Waiting for the worms to come

- We're waiting to succeed and going to convene outside
Brixton Town Hall where we're going to be...


Waiting to cut out the deadwood
Waiting to clean up the city
Waiting to follow the worms
Waiting to put on a black shirt
Waiting to weed out the weaklings
Waiting to smash in their windows
And kick in their doors
Waiting for the final solution
To strengthen the strain
Waiting to follow the worms
Waiting to turn on the showers
And fire the ovens
Waiting for the queers and the coons
And the reds and the Jews
Waiting to follow the worms
Would you like to see Britannia
Rule again, my friend?
All you have to do is follow the worms
Would you like to send our colored cousins
Home again, my friend?
All you need to do is follow the worms



STOP
[ Waters ]

Stop!
I wanna go home
Take off this uniform
And leave the show
I'm waiting in this cell
Because I have to know
Have I been guilty all this time?



THE TRIAL
[ Waters / Ezrin ]

- Good morning Worm your honor!
The crown will plainly show the prisoner who now stands before you
Was caught red handed showing feelings
Showing feelings of an almost human nature. This will no do...
- Call the schoolmaster!
- I always said he'd come to no good in the end, your honor
If they'd let me have my way I could have flayed him into shape
But my hands were tied
The bleeding hearts and artists let him get away with murder
Let me hammer him today!
- Crazy toys in the attic, I am crazy, truly gone fishing
They must have taken my marbles away...
- Crazy toys in the attic, he is crazy
- You little shit, you're in it now
I hope they throw away the key
You should have talked to me more often than you did, but no!
You had to go your own way. Have you broken any homes up lately?
Just five minutes Worm your honor, him and me alone...
- Babe!
Come to mother baby, let me hold you in my arms
M'lud I never wanted him to get in any trouble!
Why'd he ever have to leave me?
Worm your honor, let me take him home...
- Crazy over the rainbow, I am crazy, Bars in the window
There must have been a door there in the wall when I came in...
- Crazy, over the rainbow, he is crazy
- The evidence before the court is incontrivertable
There's no need for the jury to retire
In all my years of judging I have never heard before
Of someone more deserving the full penalty of law!
The way you made them suffer your exquisite wife and mother
Fills me with the urge to defecate!
Since my friend, you have revealed your deepest fear
I sentence you to be exposed before your peers
Tear down the wall!



OUTSIDE THE WALL
[ Waters ]

All alone, or in two's
The ones who really love you
Walk up and down outside the wall
Some hand in hand
Some gathered together in bands
The bleeding hearts and the artists
Make their stand
And when they've given you their all
Some stagger and fall, after all it's not easy
Banging your heart against some mad bugger's wall

- Isn't this where....