The Gunner's Dream Lyrics

Pink Floyd


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Roger Waters
album: Track 5 in album The Final Cut
release date: 1983-3-21
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
length: 5:06
engineer: Andy Jackson, James Guthrie
assistant engineer: Mike Nocito, Jules Bowen, Andy Canelle
mastering: Doug Sax
performer: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason
producer: Michael Kamen, Roger Waters, James Guthrie
composer: Roger Waters
lyricist: Roger Waters

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Floating down
Through the clouds
Memories come rushing up to meet me now
But in the space between the heavens
And in the corner of some foreign field
I had a dream
I had a dream

Goodbye Max
Goodbye Ma
After the service
When you're walking slowly to the car
And the silver in her hair shines in the cold november air
You hear the tolling bell
And touch the silk in your lapel
And as the tear drops rise to meet the comfort of the band
You take her frail hand
And hold on to the dream

A place to stay
[Bloke:] "Oi! A real one..."
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
No-one kills the children anymore

Night after night
Going round and round my brain
His dream is driving me insane
In the corner of some foreign field
The gunner sleeps tonight
What's done is done
We cannot just write off his final scene
Take heed of the dream
Take heed

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