Pink Floyd - The Final Cut Lyrics

Through the fish-eyed lens of tear stained eyes
I can barely define the shape of this moment in time
And far from flying high in clear blue skies
I'm spiralling down to the hole in the ground where I hide

If you negotiate the minefield in the drive
And beat the dogs and cheat the cold electronic eyes
And if you make it past the shotguns in the hall
Dial the combination, open the priesthole
And if I'm in I'll tell you (what's behind the wall)


There's a kid who had a big hallucination
Making love to girls in magazines
He wonders if you're sleeping with your new found faith
Could anybody love him?
Or is it just a crazy dream?

And if I show you my dark side
Will you still hold me tonight?
And if I open my heart to you
And show you my weak side
What would you do?

Would you sell your story to Rolling Stone?
Would you take the children away
And leave me alone?
And smile in reassurance
As you whisper down the phone
Would you send me packing?
Or would you take me home?

Thought I oughta bare my naked feelings
Thought I oughta tear the curtain down
I held the blade in trembling hands
Prepared to make it but — just then the phone rang
I never had the nerve to make the final cut

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Pink Floyd The Final Cut Comments
  1. SSAB P

    Eccentrically cynical

  2. conny lake

    truly one of their finest works. if they had only made this one album, immortality was set.

  3. Hugh Welch

    Timeless, priceless, still resounds the same after all these years.. absolutely brilliant..

  4. Cody Bryson

    There is dead brainwashed soldiers in vet cemeteries all over the world that were brainwashed to think that some bullshit Devine GOD was on they're side. SO FUCK JESUS CHRIST!!

  5. Alfred Buxton

    this album is a gem. I don't know if its because of the time of life that i discovered it or if its just the nature of the album but it makes me feel so emotional. Roger, you are a legend

  6. uku 000

    My pe instructor recommended this album to me today. We both love pink floyd :))

  7. Madbugger2112

    Their (RW) most intimate album

  8. Gabriel Pereira

    E aqui começa as viagens do rogerio

  9. Mr And Mrs Waters

    Such a great album after the wall 🔥🔥✌🏼✌🏼💥🤘🏻🙏🏼

  10. Frankincensed

    Not a Pink Floyd album nor a good album. It was really a Waters solo album full of direct, personal, political references. It was also full of material that was rejected from The Wall. It was the beginning of the end.

  11. Alastair West

    The reason why this album isn't massive is because it's DEPRESSING, and that's just not pc these days!  Great album, nice follow-on from 1979's The Wall...

  12. dickybird06

    think the thing that gos a miss is Waters voice-- 2nd best after Freddy for me

  13. Ivan Osokor


  14. joohop

    Roger Was Adamant This Album Was Released


    love this song as i friggin hate thatcher "maggie what the fook did you do "

  16. Eric Rosenberg


  17. Modestas Rinkevičius

    Why so short??

  18. Tony T

    roger the posh school boy... GO LOOK AT THE PUSHERS???

  19. Rogerio Lima

    como humberto ja dizia tudo tem um lado bom e um ruim , menos os discos do pink floyd que tem dois lados bom

  20. Rogerio Lima

    Roger Waters apenas fez o que deveria ter feito, este disco é perfeito ; ele faria muita falta se não existisse

  21. Jesse J

    The solo of the song should be made to 5 mins, but they only did for 5 secs🤣🤣

  22. Spermwhale1000

    And Rick Wright's not on this album.

  23. Roy Glenn

    I like this album, I like this album a lot.

  24. siltysand

    Very deep stuff

  25. TomorrowNeverKnows

    This is sad af.

  26. Rafael Maleakhi Lumban Batu

    a bit correction to the last line of the lyric in the description

    its "Oh maggie, maggie what did we do"

  27. Skipraida

    If it wasn't for the nips being so good at building ships the yards would still be open on the Clyde....It does not get any truer 😢😢

  28. Juan Martín Guerrero

    Hugo Zuccarelli, que crack. Tremenda la holofonia que utilizo en este álbum. Para aplaudir, (si no saben quien es busquen en Wikipedia)

  29. luis alberto sagredo mamani

    Basura!!! escuchando Pink Floyd y me sale esta Macana!!!! ahhhhh que desgracia!!!! choto anuncioO

  30. samir imadalou

    C'est un album triste mais trés émotionelle bravo.

  31. dark side

    Love Jesus Love Bible ❤

  32. Meme

    Gilmour sounds just like Brian May on this track

  33. Enzo Olivares

    all songs of this album are a masterpiece.That's it.💓from Italy


    Southampton Dock is my favorite.

  34. higor siilva


  35. Jason Lester

    Beautiful album. It has a way of soothing me when I'm feeling down.

  36. Jolie Elizabeth Dorey

    This entire album makes me wet!


    Need a towel?

  37. Bad Beach

    La chanson que j’étudie en anglais mdrrrrr

  38. Santiago Ferraro



  39. Darrin Johnston

    Dark, but brilliant

  40. Tornike Ramone

    This album I’m listen in autumn 🍂 with coffee ☕️ on turntable

  41. Ric James

    ..people who don't "get" the Floyd.. I feel sorry for them.. how can one not be moved by this track ?

  42. Wilson Gouveia

    O corte final demais cara isso é pink Floyd

  43. cneddy22

    Great album that for some people put down.... imagine if everyone was getting along like the good ole days

  44. Christopher Burns

    This album reminds me of shoveling snow. I had just gotten this cassette when I was around 15 in the late 80s. I popped it in my walkman and played it over and over while walking around the neighborhood shoveling snow.

  45. Dan Hollingsworth

    My favorite P F album. Something about it like no other. I'm 46. Heard it when I was 13.

  46. Dorian Staten

    Short but sweet. One of my favorites.

  47. jinneemagic302

    To the Falklands and back wagging your British swords. Kill James Bond please.

  48. Orang Asli

    Bob there were no flags or banners. Borneo 22SAS thank you.

  49. Scott Stevenson

    My dearly departed best mate and role model warned me do not listen to it if yer in a dark place . It's always dark wae oot ye man.

  50. 星野 小春

    One of my favorite albums! Happy to have it on vinyl.

  51. Eric Rosenberg

    Impossible song to do to karaoke. Impossible to pull off

  52. Lucas Del Pilar

    Uma obra prima!

  53. Bowl o' Milk

    I love how this song uses the horns. Not only is it cool to hear different instruments outside the modern standards like guitar, but they perfectly fit the mood the song was going for, I think

  54. Chad Livingston

    This song wanders its way from time to time in my head.

  55. Kelly McHenry

    Thank the powers that be that others understand and appreciate this story!

  56. Arthur Hamblin


  57. Paul Griffiths

    First roger waters solo album with guests Gilmore, mason, Wright.

  58. Orang Asli

    To Ian your never forgotten.

  59. rob mason

    Still a classic today. One of the best albums that floyd did. Enjoy it today as i did when it first came out.

  60. Charlotte Rothmeier

    It my favourite pink floyd album by far

  61. ilovecats200

    was it me did i watch too much tvvvvvvvvist there a ascuatsation in ur i's

  62. Jazmín Q. Cesari

    Tell me why was Jesus crucified

  63. pigGRAY

    Floyd's 1st album without the great Rick Wright. RIP RW

  64. Matheus Silva

    Vou morrer ouvindo essa música.

  65. Jon Gottlieb

    I´m a One of the Few too, landed on my feet listening to this album

  66. Patrick Lena

    I have owned this album since it came out in early 1983 I will always have it in my collection

  67. fred fanto

    Nigel Farage listens to this yes he has

  68. fred fanto

    I think after the blood dryed reality set in fucken brilliance Australia

  69. Barry the Fish

    Maggie realised that she been tricked to giving over UK sovereignty to the EU and gave a speech saying go F**k you 2 weeks later she was sacked and JOHN MAJOR replaced her and slipped his tiny up the EU back door, i'm sorry but this is a political album

  70. Barry the Fish

    And now full circle

  71. The Geordie, the Witch and the Wench

    The best Album in the World !!

  72. fred fanto

    When the Americans make an album like this we will bow our heads in shame listen us

  73. fred fanto

    Always brittish

  74. Андрей Поздняков

    tell me true

  75. Darren 12345

    The first pink Floyd album I ever heard
    Smoking weed in my mates bedroom
    Excellent album

  76. darion delrey

    Tell me true. Tell me why
    Was Jesus crucified?
    Was it for this that daddy died?

    Was it you? Was it me?
    Did I watch too much T.V.?
    Is that a hint of accusation in your eyes?

    If it wasn't for the Nips
    Being so good at building ships
    The yards would still be open on the Clyde.

    And it can't be much fun for them
    Beneath the rising sun
    With all their kids committing suicide

    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?

  77. Shashi Bhat


  78. Tyler

    This song should've been longer. One of my favorites.

  79. ppsayl123

    This was my first introduction to Pink Floyd when I was 7 years old. This song (along with a few others from other artists) made me both a novelist and musician. Thanks, Pink.

  80. Elie Meouchi

    Hello 80s.

  81. Plex 07

  82. Марина Никольская

    Это Класика!

  83. Pine Cone

    What the fuck have we done to England?

  84. scott broughton

    fuck yeah!!!! roll,em up! MEMORIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  85. frere jacques

    Just so sad

  86. Cairn The Aviator

    With all their kids commiting suicide...

  87. Marc Joyner

    2:11 is still my favorite moment of any Floyd song. Always loved it. As awful as Roger Waters' voice is, it's special in its own way when he's shouting and the double tracking is spaced out every so slightly to give him a bit of echo. Gives me chills

  88. Agustin Martz

    2018 y me sigue poniendo la piel de gallina

    ttoyu hoer

    2019 a mi también


    Completely underrated record fantastic album. I discovered this when I was like 13 and I still love it at 32.


    i discovered it at 13 and i still love it at 18 haha

  90. Smokey McJoint

    Maggie what did we do????!!!?!?!?
    comment 666 btw

  91. Lewis Tasso

    For those that don't understand this song or the theme of the album, then just think about someone you may have known that went to war and didn't make it home alive.

  92. Carson Clay


  93. Vernon Smith

    so underrated a fantastic album