Waters best metaphor?

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Waters best metaphor?

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I just love Roger Waters way of writing.
Who do you think is the best metaphor Roger Waters ever written.

Here's just one of those giving me goose pimples...

And they gave him command
of a nuclear submarine
and sent him back in seach of
The Garden of Eden
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Post by hummingman »

I'm quite prone to:

Wave upon wave of demented avengers marched cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream

Not too sure what it means, probably some reference to social behavior, but it just sounds so damn good :)
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The entire "hot stuff with a hatpin" bit in Pigs (the Maggie Thatcher verse) is just genius. Just when a very close look at the lyrics is getting very dark, you stumble across Roger Waters subtly calling her a prostitute. Genius.

"Through the fish-eyed lens of tear-stained eyes", the entire vese that ends in "I'll tell you-*gunshot*", and the like represent a lot of other great work, though; The Final Cut must be one of Waters' best-ever songs. It's a pity it'd be harder than hell to play live. Heck, Southampton Docks is grand too.
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''You have a natural tendency
To squeeze off a shot
Your'e good fun at the parties
You wear the right mask''



This line and this track is one of the best from his solo career.The whole album is magnificent.
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a place to stay
enough to eat
somewhere old heroes shuffle safely down the street
where you can speak out loud
about your doubts and fears
and what's more no-one ever disappears
you never hear their standard issue kicking in your door
you can relax on both sides of the tracks
and maniacs don't blow holes in bandsmen by remote control
and everyone has recourse to the law
and no-one kills the children anymore
and no-one kills the children anymore


Has there ever been a more moving description of Utopia?
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Two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl.
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some of my favorites
Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky
The child is grown, the dream is gone, I have become comfortably numb
Strangers passing in the street, by chance two separate glances meet and I am you and what I see is me
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the english way
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mosespa wrote:a place to stay
enough to eat
somewhere old heroes shuffle safely down the street
where you can speak out loud
about your doubts and fears
and what's more no-one ever disappears
you never hear their standard issue kicking in your door
you can relax on both sides of the tracks
and maniacs don't blow holes in bandsmen by remote control
and everyone has recourse to the law
and no-one kills the children anymore
and no-one kills the children anymore


Has there ever been a more moving description of Utopia?
That?s the words of a poet worthy The Nobel Prize in Literature!
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Doctor doctor!
I'm in bed
Achin' head
Gold is lead
Choke on bread
Underfed
Gold is lead
Jesus bled
Pain is red
Are goon
Grow go
Greasy spoon
You swoon
June bloom
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Post by b.king »

you've covered my fav's. The line from echoes always gets me.
Strangers passing in the street. by chance two separate glances meet and i am you, and what i see is me. If you have ever lived in a large city, this tends to happen often.
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"I'd like to think that Oysters transcend national boundaries".

Classic :lol:.
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Doctor doctor!
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"I'd like to think that Oysters transcend national boundaries".


I couldn't stop laughing when I saw that on Pompei. Classic Roger!
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Post by J Ed »

are yall talking aboutmetaphors
or just lyrics (and quotes) that sound good?
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J Ed wrote:are yall talking aboutmetaphors
or just lyrics (and quotes) that sound good?
It?s the same. Poem, lyric, metaphor,..
It?s up to you how you read the line!