The Gunner's Dream Lyrics

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd - The Gunner's Dream Lyrics


Floating down through the clouds
Memories come rushing up to meet me now
In the space between the heavens
And 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
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
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
And 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 his dream
Take heed

Song & Lyrics Facts

Pink Floyd's "The Gunner's Dream" is a song from the band's 1983 album The Final Cut. Written by Roger Waters, it was released as a single in the same year.

The lyrics of the song are about the horrors of war and how soldiers must live with the memories of their experiences for the rest of their lives. It speaks to the futility of armed conflict and the heavy toll it takes on those who fight. The song features David Gilmour on guitar, Nick Mason on drums, Richard Wright on keyboards, and Waters providing lead vocals. The haunting melody and powerful lyrics make this one of Pink Floyd's most memorable songs. Lyrics such as “And when the moment came, I never did see any enemies” illustrate the emotional impact of warfare on the individual soldier.

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