Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert Lyrics

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Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert (Waters)

“Oi…Get your filthy hands off my desert!”
“What ‘e say?”

Brezhnev took Afghanistan.
Begin took Beirut.
Galtieri took the Union Jack.
And Maggie, over lunch one day,
Took a cruiser with all hands.
Apparently, to make him give it back.

The Final Cut was Roger Water’s final album with Pink Floyd

  1. The Post War Dream
  2. Your Possible Pasts
  3. One of the Few
  4. The Hero’s Return
  5. The Gunner’s Dream
  6. Paranoid Eyes
  7. Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert
  8. The Fletcher Memorial Home
  9. Southampton Doc
  10. The Final Cut
  11. Not Now John
  12. Two Suns in the Sunset

Analysis of Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert

“Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert” by Pink Floyd, featured on their album “The Final Cut,” is a politically charged song expressing frustration and anger towards foreign intervention. The song adopts a sarcastic tone to convey disapproval of foreign nations meddling in the affairs of others. It references British involvement in wars in the Middle East, such as the Gulf War, and mentions world leaders like Brezhnev, Begin, Galtieri, and Maggie Thatcher to emphasize the global scale of the issue. The verse about Maggie Thatcher and the Falklands War criticizes the interventionist policies of world leaders who use military force to assert their will.

Overall, the song calls for peace and an end to imperialistic tendencies, urging nations to respect each other’s sovereignty and to create a world free from aggressive domination by foreign powers