Pink Floyd - Southampton Dock Lyrics

Pink Floyd The Final Cut cover art
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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
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Post War Dream
  • 2 Your Possible Pasts
  • 3 One of the Few
  • 4 The Hero’s Return
  • 5 The Gunners 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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Roger Waters
    album: Track 9 in album The Final Cut
    release date: 1983-3-21
    popularity : 79 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues
    styles: Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock/Symphonic Rock
    length: 2:11
    producer: Michael Kamen, Roger Waters and James Guthrie
    engineer: Andy Jackson and James Guthrie
    assistant engineer: Andy Canelle, Jules Bowen and Mike Nocito
    orchestrator: Michael Kamen
    lead vocals: Roger Waters
    piano: Michael Kamen
    bass & acoustic guitar: Roger Waters
    composer: Roger Waters
    lyricist: Roger Waters
    Album Information
    label: Harvest
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin