Pink Floyd Lyrics - Album: The Wall [1979]

In The Flesh ?


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 want to find out what's behind these cold eyes ?

You'll just have to claw your way through the

Disguise

The Thin Ice.


Mamma loves her baby

And daddy loves you too

And the sea may look warm to you, baby

And the sky may look blue

But oooh babe

Oooh baby blue

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).


Daddy's flown across the ocean

Leaving just a memory

A snap shot 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.


When we grew up and went to school

There were certain teachers who would

Hurt the children anyway they could

By pouring their derisions

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

Psychopatic wives would thrash them

Within inches of their lives

Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2).


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 the kids alone !

All in all it's just another brick in the wall

All in all you're just another brick in the wall

Mother.


Mother do you think they'll drop the bomb

Mother do you think they'll like the song

Mother do you think they'll try to break my balls

Oooh 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

Oooh ma, is it just a wasted time

Mother am I really dying

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

Oooh babe Oooh babe Oooh babe

Of course mama's gonna help build the wall

Mother do you think she's good enough for me

Mother do you think she's dangerous tell me

Mother will she make your little boy a toy

Ooh ma, mother will she break my heart

Hush now baby, baby don't you cry

Mama's gonna check out all of your girlfriends for you

Mama won't let anyone dirty get through

Mama's gonna wait up 'till you get in

Mama will always find out where you've been

Mama's gonna keep baby healthy and clean

Oooh babe Oooh babe Oooh babe

You'll always be a baby to me

Mother, did it need to be so high ?

Goodbye Blue Sky.


Ooooooooooooooooooh

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

Unfouled beneath a clear blue sky

Ooooooooooooooooooh

Did you see the frightened ones

Did you hear the falling bombs

The flames are all long gone

But the pain lingers on

Goodbye blue sky

Goodbye blue sky

Goodbye

Empty Spaces.


What shall we use to fill the empty

Spaces where we used to talk

How should I fill the final places ?

How should I complete the wall ?

Young Lust.


I am just a new boy

A stranger in this town

Where are all the good times

Who's gonna show this stranger around ?

Ooh I need a dirty woman

Ooh I need a dirty girl

Will some woman in this desert town

Make me feel like a real man

Take this rock'n'roll refugee

Ooh Babe set me free

Ooh I need a dirty woman

Ooh I need a dirty girl

One Of My Turns.


Day after day, love turns grey

Like the skin of a dying man

And 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 favourite axe

Don't look so frightened

This is just a passing phase

Just one of my bad days

Would you like to watch T.V. ?

Or get between the sheets

Or contemplate the silent freeway ?

Would you like something to eat ?

Would you like to learn to fly ? Would you ?

Would you like to see me try ?

Oh I don't know

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.


Oooh 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

Ooh Babe

Don't leave me now

How could you go ?

When you know how I need you

To beat to a pulp on a Saturday night

Ooh Babe

Don't leave me now

How can you treat me this way

Running away

Ooh Babe

Why are you running away ?

Oooh Babe !

Another Brick In The Wall (Part 3).


I don't need no arms around me

And I don't 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.


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 !


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 your 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 ! out there on 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 ?


Is there anybody out there ?

Nobody Home.


I've got a little black book with my poems in

Got a bag with 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've got 13 channels of shit on the T.V. to choose from

I've got electric light

And I've got second sight

I've 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 favourite 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

Ooh 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.


Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn

Remember how she said that

We would meet again

Some sunny day

Vera ! Vera !

What have become of you

Does anybody else in here

Feel the way I do ?

Bring The Boys Back Home.


Bring the boys back home

Bring the boys back home

Don't leave the children on their own

Bring the boys back home

Comfortably Numb.


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

O.K.,

Just a little pin prick

There'll be no more aaaaaaah !

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.


Ooh Ma ooh Pa

Must the show go on

Ooh Pa take me home

Ooh 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

Ooh Ma Ooh Pa

Where has the feeling gone ?

Ooh Ma Ooh Pa

Will I remember the songs ?

The show must go on.

In The Flesh.


So ya

Thought ya

Might like to go to the show

To feel the 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 theatre 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

And that one looks Jewish

And that one's a coon

Who let all 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.


You better make your face up in

Your favourite 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

As the cockle shell shatters

And the hammers butter

Down your door

You better run

You better run all day

And run all night

And keep your dirty feelings

Deep inside. And if you

Take your girlfriend

Out tonight,

You 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 card board box

You better run.

Waiting For The Worms.


Ooh You cannot reach me now

Ooh 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

Waiting to cut out the deadwood

to clean up the city

to follow the worms

to put on a blackshirt

to weed out the weaklings

to smash in their windows

and kick in their doors.

for the final solution

to strengthen the strain

to follow the worms

to turn on the showers

and fire the ovens

for the queens and the coons

and the reds and the Jews

to follow the worms

Would you like to see Britania

Rule again, my friend ?

All you have to do is follow the worms

Would you like to send our coloured cousins

Home again, my friend ?

All you need to do is follow the worms.

Stop.


Stop

I wanna go home

Take off this uniform

And leave the show

And I'm waiting in this cell

Because I have to know

Have I been guilty all this time.

The Trial.


Good morning Worm Your Honour

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 not do

Call the schoolmaster

I always said he'd come to no good

In the end Your Honour

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

Should I go fishing

They must have taken my marbles away

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 away. Have you broken any

Homes up lately ?

"Just five minutes, Worm Your Honour

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 Honour 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

Incontravertable, 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

But my friend you have revealed your

Deepest fear

I sentance you to be exposed before

Your peers

Tear down The Wall !

Outside The Wall.


All alone, or in twos

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 buggers'

Wall

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