Southampton Dock Lyrics

Pink Floyd


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Roger Waters
album: Track 10 in album The Final Cut
release date: 1983-3-21
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length: 2:09
engineer: James Guthrie, Andy Jackson
assistant engineer: Andy Canelle, Jules Bowen, Mike Nocito
mastering: Doug Sax
performer: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason
producer: James Guthrie, Michael Kamen, Roger Waters

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They disembarked in 45
And no-one spoke and no-one smiled
There were to many spaces in the line.
Gathered at the cenotaph
All agreed with the hand on heart
To sheath the sacrificial Knifes.
But now
She stands upon Southampton dock
With her handkerchief
And her summer frock clings
To her wet body in the rain.
In quiet desperation knuckles
White upon the slippery reins
She bravely waves the boys Goodbye again.

And still the dark stain spreads between
His shoulder blades.
A mute reminder of the poppy fields and graves.
And when the fight was over
We spent what they had made.
But in the bottom of our hearts
We felt the final cut.

Track Listing

  • 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 Dock
  • 10 The Final Cut
  • 11 Not Now John
  • 12 Two Suns in the Sunset