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Pink Floyd

When the Tigers Broke Free (2:55)

"When the Tigers Broke Free" (also listed as "When the Tygers Broke Free") is a Pink Floyd song by Roger Waters, describing the death of his father Eric Fletcher Waters, during World War II's Operation Shingle. The song was written at the same time as The Wall, hence its copyright date of 1979, but not released until the movie version of Pink Floyd's album The Wall and first released as a separate track on a 7" single…

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