Waiting for the Worms (4:14)

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“Waiting for the Worms” (working title “Follow the Worms”) is a song from the 1979 Pink Floyd album The Wall.It is preceded by “Run Like Hell” and followed by “Stop”.

At this point in the concept album, protagonist Pink has lost hope (“You cannot reach me now”) and his thinking has decayed, bringing to mind the “worms”. In his hallucination, he is a fascist dictator, fomenting racist outrage and violence, as begun in the preceding song, “Run Like Hell”. The count-in is Eins, zwei, drei, Alle — German for “one, two, three, everybody”. In the beginning and end the crowd chants “Hammer”, a recurring representation of fascism and violence in The Wall.

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  • fcosm

    love the cymbals

    15 Dec 1:34pm Reply
  • neodude991

    Hammer part is... fuckin' fantastic. [4]

    2 Dec 5:27am Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    Timeless! [3]

    30 Oct 10:01pm Reply
  • Robesko

    Sitting in a bunker here behind my wall, In perfect isolation here behind my wall.

    2 Aug 3:56pm Reply
  • sco703

    Sitting in a bunker here behind my wall. Waiting for the worms to come.

    21 May 7:24am Reply
  • ericshep

    waiting.......!!!!!

    17 Apr 4:59am Reply
  • Assedor

    this group will always be a classic and one of the best examples that gave to the world the music of 70's,

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Oh, it's "Hammer" they're saying. Always tried to figure it out what they say :D *facepalm* Great song <3

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MegaDave89

    Timeless! [2]

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    Timeless!

    28 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    Hammer part is... fuckin' fantastic. [3]

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Tazabelle

    this song is actually overwhelming

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • emptystream

    sitting in a bunker here behind my wall

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • twolliebollie

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    31 May 2013 Reply
  • nicorebel

    not heard this one.

    15 Apr 2013 Reply
  • joecubbie

    Waiting...to smash in their windows and kick in their doors

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
  • LuisFelliphe

    A W E S O M E

    26 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Moxxxu

    still waiting

    19 Dec 2012 Reply
  • clara_lins

    nice

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • rockandrolljoe

    All you have to do is follow the worms.

    20 Aug 2012 Reply
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