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The Final Cut

In 1983, Roger Waters published a poetic perspective of British politics dating back to the second World War. This poetry is found in the lyrics of Pink Floyd's 1983 album "The Final Cut". The lyrics include biting commentary on British politics during the office of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as well as chilling perspectives on the unseen events of World War II. Roger Waters focuses on the details of the human experience and illustrates how far removed the common man is from the political machine that determines so much of his destiny. He gives the soldier and name, a face, a family. He reminds us that no man is expendable. Critical of war, Waters questions motives and the price of victory. He leaves the question to us, "what is it that we fight for?" This body of work is a reminder of a terrible war and of the soldiers that died fighting. It is a realization of innocence lost. This is the poetry that is Water's requiem for the post war dream.

Kelly Yancey
note: I did not write this article my name is not kelly yancey


Song
Writer(s)
Time
The Post War Dream
Waters
03:02
Your Possible Pasts
Waters
04:22
One of the Few
Waters
01:23
The Hero's Return
Waters
02:56
The Gunners Dream
Waters
05:07
Paranoid Eyes
Waters
03:40
Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert
Waters
01:19
The Fletcher Memorial Home
Waters
04:11
Southampton Dock
Waters
02:13
The Final Cut
Waters
04:46
Not Now John
Waters
05:01
Two Suns in the Sunset
Waters
05:14