Waters, Roger - Amused To Death Lyrics

Doctor Doctor what is wrong with me
This supermarket life is getting long
What is the heart life of a colour TV
What is the shelf life of a teenage queen
Ooh western woman
Ooh western girl
News hound sniffs the air
When Jessica Hahn goes down
He latches on to that symbol
Of detachment
Attracted by the peeling away of feeling
The celebrity of the abused shell the belle
Ooh western woman
Ooh western girl
And the children of Melrose
Strut their stuff
Is absolute zero cold enough
And out in the valley warm and clean
The little ones sit by their TV screens
No thoughts to think
No tears to cry
All sucked dry
Down to the very last breath
Bartender what is wrong with me
Why I am so out of breath
The captain said excuse me ma'am
This species has amused itself to death
Amused itself to death
Amused itself to death
We watched the tragedy unfold
We did as we were told
We bought and sold
It was the greatest show on earth
But then it was over
We oohed and aahed
We drove our racing cars
We ate our last few jars of caviar
And somewhere out there in the stars
A keen-eyed look-out
Spied a flickering light
Our last hurrah
And when they found our shadows
Groups 'round the TV sets
They ran down every lead
They repeated every test
They checked out all the data in their lists
And then the alien anthropologists
Admitted they were still perplexed
But on eliminating every other reason
For our sad demise
They logged the only explanation left
This species has amused itself to death
No tears to cry
No feelings left
This species has amused itself to death
Amused itself to death

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Waters, Roger Amused To Death Comments
  1. Franko Russo

    Roger Waters è un essere umano di raro valore!

  2. Charles Dickinson

    What GOD WANTS GOD Gets

  3. Charles Dickinson

    What GOD Wants GOD

  4. Charles Dickinson

    What GOD what GOD

  5. antonio gonzalez

    Quizas no el mejor album de Roger Waters, pero si u a sublime composicion de cancion

  6. Wingo's Meme Abyss

    Jabronis in these comments sayin that this is about how smartphones are making us dumb as opposed to our obsession with war, money, etc. and how it will kill us

  7. charles mathis

    Does anyone know what happened to that real cool video of this track? the one with the lady watching game shows? Please let me know.

  8. Charles Dickinson

    What GOD Wants GOD Gets

  9. GuitaRicky84

    No tears to cry..

  10. Fuck Trump

    #fuckTrump ... any Republicans here - Roger hates your fucking guts

  11. Jonathan Priest

    Roger needs to offer a platform to those who never had what he did.

  12. Jorge Machado

    God! So touching...

  13. marty riggs

    Roger has managed to get the most perfect backup singers that have ever lived.

    john seasider

    Always has done. X

  14. Vero Niktarem

    RIP Roger Waters 💫✨✨✨💛

  15. Charles Dickinson

    What GOD Wants GOD Gets

  16. Charles Dickinson

    What GOD Wants GOD Gets

  17. Amon garra cirice the destroyer

    I havnt heard this in 15 years prob........I STILL SANG EVERY WORD TO IT ROGER......it will never get better than this...the music industry has ammused itself to death.

  18. Charles Dickinson

    What GOD Wants GOD Gets

  19. michael sk

    great music..real genius roger~~~~~

  20. SKELL369 ,

    cracking song cracking album

  21. Silvano Rossi

    Roger is the mastermind of PF and Syd. Roger went solo to open his chest of hidden treasure. And what we have folks, is pure genius and music that will be with us until I see you on the dark side of the moon

  22. DirtyDayMix

    One of the greatest albums on earth.

  23. Crazy Rich Wumao

    My dad had an affair last year. My only advice for him was, don’t let your last words be “don’t shoot”. He stopped the affair. Poor mom, still doesn’t know.

  24. dark side

    God is Love God is Life This Life and Afterlife ❤

  25. Rob Heijnen

    It, s reality

  26. Victory 539

    My Roger!!!💆‍♂️👌👍✌❤

  27. Narjit Mankoo

    Definitely the Pink Floyd sound, you can hear and smell it a million miles.

  28. echoes of floyd

    If you let loose a genius, this is what you get..

  29. Maria Nunes

    Que vózes lindas.
    Brasil -São Paulo
    20/9/2019 👌👌👌

  30. john seasider

    My favourite artist. Bar none. If you don't love this Youve no heart.

  31. swollennoodles

    Love You Reg

  32. Chad Hedrick


  33. Drfu

    It doesn’t get much better than this.....classic

  34. david lindsay

    tune love it

  35. bellyofanarchitect

    My absolute number one island record.

  36. aleksandr malahov


  37. aleksandr malahov

    thank you ...

  38. aleksandr malahov


  39. Guilherme Moreira

    Roger waters bom demais

  40. Bunny The Bear

    Roger Waters is an absolute LEGEND...

  41. Ilona McMelnyk

    Roger kładzie dorodne gówno na obrzezańców ................... za to go lubię a jego twórczość po prostu uwielbiam .

  42. MANS4ON

    Grande Claudio! Tanto amore dalla Bulgaria!

  43. つよしたなか


  44. G McC

    Favourite song ever?! Eh this!! 💙

  45. Henry Ocampo

    I think Roger Waters Hit it right on the nose, I think we have amused ourselves to death💀😪😪


    It's funny how this man's words, in which were written many decades ago, still speak volumes on this day and age.

    William Loudermilk

    Read the book that inspired him "Amusing Ourselves to Death" by Neil Postman - great read and comparison between Huxley and Orwell'd dystopian novels and our reality.

  46. Antonio Vitale

    Great songwriting and still relevant to this day!!

  47. Esdras pires Pires

    Canção triste,que me faça chorar. 16/04/2019

    Francisco Aragao

    Esdras pires Pires yes. It does

  48. Aditya Sharma

    The captain said...

  49. Dariusz Kalinowski

    Wspaniale jak wszystko inne od Roger´a

  50. Paul Green

    Of course, we know if this was a PF album it would have sold in the mIllion. Probably the best album Rogers ever has written. Amazing idea. Amazin lyrics together with a beautiful melody. Truthfully, the rest, barring Syd and Rick were and are session musicians: David Gilmour a truly sublime one. McCartney couldn't write like this in his younger days and certainly not now, neither can Dylan. Roger can because he has a life story. He has something to write about other than Elanor Rigby; which has aged terribly. Rogers work does not age: it's always relevant. He will go down in history when we'll all go as a genius in music - up there with the best of his century. it can be gainsaid, but whoever does knows nothing about lyrics, melody and the politics in the lyric

  51. Hu:h Barr

    Geniuos like all tthe floyd

  52. Tim Bryant

    And now we have trash that fill the streets in Paris and los angeles's. All created by our fascist politicians. The same ones Waters railed against in what seems like a previous life or some kind of alternative universe. Today they use the poor as pawns just like always. Some people have become mega millionaires and lost sight of the truth, corrupted by cash and ego stroked thinking they are saviours. Lol.

  53. stuart houselander

    good job they didn't make the video something you dumb asses could get, other wise you'd all be toppin' y'selves

  54. Charles Dickinson

    Geffen/ GOD/Geffen

  55. Charles Dickinson

    GOD\ Geffen

  56. Charles Dickinson

    The Worm/ GOD Geffen

  57. Charles Dickinson

    GOD/ Geffen

  58. Charles Dickinson

    PINK FLOYD Jessica Hawn go's down

  59. Paul Oppewal

    Surely one of the true musical genious of the modern era No one will even come close to matching his accomplishments Have seen him 3 times now.....im amazed to death

  60. Chennit Boualem

    This is a good song, but it's not a Floydean Song because the music is not just Lyrics,.If it was the case, Rogers had jsut to write a short book including all his lyrics.....

  61. Eric Pepin

    how can 149 people dislike this ?, i wonder where those peoples are in life

  62. dave l. underwood

    it was the greatest show on Earth!

  63. kenny play

    Sounds kinda like the Fixx

  64. vito loiacono

    la perfezione della musica roger sei un grande

  65. Дмитрий Пугачев

    Ok!!! !!!

  66. Charlie Dickinson

    Roger Waters your great

  67. NeoIzBaCk

    Last time when i was into fully immersed myself into Amused to Death, lost my younger brother. After 17 yrs i am listening to this with great fear. :-(

    Amon garra cirice the destroyer

    3 wishes my friend...for your brother...i lost mine also.

  68. José Da Costa

    Parabéns Rogers

  69. ross mrmojorisin

    radio K A O S is one of his best albums .the final cut however is a work of art when it comes to solo work of roger.

  70. Caroline 2017

    Yes, this was one of Rodger Waters best independent albums. I believe, but reading through the comments we need to stop the bickering!! Because Rodger Waters and David Gilmour are extremely gifted and Brilliant at making music, and telling stories through their own talents!! Both of them can pull you to tears!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL. AND I SURLY HOPE, THAT ALL PAST AND PRESENT MEMBERS. GIVE THERE LIVES TO JESUS CHRIST.. SO WE CAN ENJOY THEM PLAYING TOGETHER AGEAN, FOR ARE LORD AND SAVIOUR..

  71. Allengarlick Garlick

    I saw roger in Dublin in 2018 ..he's as good now as his ever been iceman Ireland ..piece love and unity all you pinks out there. I'm 52

  72. marco Antonio de souza Campello

    I’m brasilian, but i love his music.....wonderful

  73. Bojan Vajovic Stabentheiner


  74. stuart houselander

    This'll still be true in 50 years.

  75. stuart houselander

    Someone needs to shove the cold sad dogmatic truth down the worlds throat, well done Waters.

  76. Ernesto Parodi

    I wonder! if waters and gilmour followed performing and came up with got together music, amazing geniuses to give the best classic progressive rock, anyway both by their own side have been giving us the very best rock of all times!

  77. PETRA M.

    LEGENDARY ... IN MY ❤ FOREVER 🙌💖🙌🎤🎶🎶🎶🎶

  78. PETRA M.

    GREAT WORK 🙌💖🙌🎧🎶🎶🎶🎶🎼🎤🎼🎤

  79. Carlos Rodrigues

    Roger és um génio da música 🎼🎼🎼🎼

  80. Orison Squirrell

    time is 9:11 .. nothing weird here move along

  81. Александр Некрасов

    Спасибо, Друге, что Ты-ЕСТЬ! Pink Floyd? It is...A Part of My Life!

  82. Александр Некрасов

    Roger, You are-THE GREAT! From Russia with Love!

  83. Tony T

    split the truth, sell twice

  84. Tony T

    911 and shush?

  85. Barbara Timperley


  86. Xenon74

    me too. a singularity of all his work.

  87. Jason Barbush

    there ought to be a David Gilmour Gunner's Dream and A Roger Waters Murder or a remix of both collaborating if you get my drift. I stole this idea from places unmentionable.

  88. José Da Costa

    Obrigado Rogers

  89. Iulian Brok

    Doctor, doctor, what is wrong with me ?...
    This supermarket life is getting long
    What is the heart life of a colour TV
    What is the shelf life of a teenage queen.............

  90. Haole In Paradise

    This entire album is the greatest Pink Floyd album not made by Pink Floyd

  91. Baby Blue

    No tears to cry. No feelings left. The species has amused itself to death.. 💀

  92. Hasan Mahmood

    Thank you Sir!
    You are the greatest undoubtedly.

  93. AL Maynard

    Radio Kaos and Amused To Death both masterpieces.

    G McC

    Pros and Cons dude!

  94. Равиль Муллахметов

    Споси и Сохрани...