Too Much Rope

11 januari 2019

Too Much Rope

Informatie:

Lyrics/Muziek: Roger Waters

Aan het einde van dit nummer vervaagt de gitaar solo langzaam en hoor je de vier noten van Shine On You Crazy Diamond part 2

Met Bob wordt bedoeld Bob Ezrin’s verraad aan Roger (in zijn ogen) bij zijn scheiding met Pink Floyd, om voor hun te kiezen, voor het geld. Verder gaat het nummer er over dat we allemaal “fucked up” zijn en bijna verstoken zijn van ware emotie, nu (via TV en andere media) moorden en doden entertainment geworden is; oorlog is verleden tijd en religie een grap.

Terug te vinden op:

Amused To Death
Flickering Flame

Songtekst:

When the sleigh is heavy
And the timber wolwes are getting bold
You look at your companions
And test the water of their friendship
With your toe
They significantly edge
Closer to the gold
Each man has his price Bob
And yours was pretty low
History is short the sun is just a minor star
The poor man sells his kidneys
In some colonial bazaar
Que sera sera
Is that your new Ferrari car
Nice but I’ll think I’ll wait for the F50
You don’t have to be a Jew
To disapprove of murder
Tears burn my eyes
Moslem or Christian Mullah or Pope
Preacher or poet who was it wrote
Give any one species too much rope
And they’ll fuck it up
And last night on TV
A Vietnam vet
Takes his beard and his pain
And his alienation twenty years
Back to Asia again
Sees the monsters they made
In formaldehyde floating ‘round
Meets a gook on a bike
A good little tyke
A nice enough guy
With the same soldier’s eyes
Tears burn my eyes
What does it mean
This tearjerking scene
Beamed into my home
That it moves me so much
Why all the fuss
It’s only two humans being
It’s only two humans being
Tears burn in my eyes
What does it mean
This tender TV
This tearjerking scene
Beamed into my home
You don’t have to be a Jew
To disapprove of murder
Tears burn my eyes
Moslem or Christian Mullah or Pope
Preacher or poet who was it wrote
Give any one species to much rope
And they’ll fuck it up

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