The Hero's Return Lyrics

Pink Floyd


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Roger Waters
album: Track 4 in album The Final Cut
release date: 1983-3-21
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genres: Rock Blues
styles: Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 2:58
producer: Michael Kamen, Roger Waters and James Guthrie
performer: David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Nick Mason
engineer: Andy Jackson and James Guthrie
mastering: Doug Sax
assistant engineer: Mike Nocito, Jules Bowen and Andy Canelle
composer: Roger Waters
lyricist: Roger Waters

Cover Art

Pink Floyd The Final Cut cover art
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Jesus, Jesus, what's it all about?
Trying to clout these little ingrates into shape.
When I was their age all the lights went out.
There was no time to whine or mope about.
And even now part of me flies over
Dresden at angels one five.
Though they'll never fathom it begind my
Sarcasm desperate memories lie.

Sweetheart sweetheart are you fast asleep? Good.
Cause that's the only time that I can really speak to you.
And there is something that I've locked away
A memory that is too painful
To withstand the light of day.

When we came back from the war the banners and
Flags hung on everyone's door.
We danced and we sang in the street and
The church bells rang.
But burning in my heart
My memory smolders on
Of the gunners dying words on the intercom.


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 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