The Final Cut (4:53)

Cover of Oh By the Way (Studio Album Boxset)

From Oh By the Way (Studio Album Boxset) and 7 other releases

“The Final Cut” is the title track from Pink Floyd’s 1983’s album The Final Cut. It has never been performed live. The video depicts Roger Waters (with eyes blacked out, possibly referencing that this man is Pink) singing to a psychologist and utilizes old film footage of 1930s and 40s life intertwined. It contains a short guitar solo played by David Gilmour.

The orchestral motif is similar to that found on “Comfortably Numb”, which was also scored by Michael Kamen.

The lyrics contain further reference to the album “The Wall” with lines such as “And if I’m in I’ll show you what’s behind the wall.” Indeed, The Final Cut album was originally to be called “Spare Bricks”.


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Through the fish eyed lens of tear stained eyes
I can barely define the shape of this moment in time
And far from flying high in clear blue skies
I'm spiralling down to the hole in the ground where I hide

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  • Skwal_42

    A fleur de peau.

    9 Sep 7:58pm Reply
  • Josene

    "[...]and if i show you my dark side - will you still hold me, tonight? And if I open my heart to you - and show you my weak side - what would you do?

    31 Aug 6:42am Reply
  • Hugo12317

    Best of album.BrillantSong.

    10 Aug 4:58pm Reply
  • AndyWorck

    One of the most beautiful moments in the history of music..

    19 Jun 12:19pm Reply
  • Wayne-pili

    And if I show you my dark side will you still hold me tonight.... Amazing song ♥

    4 Jun 12:17pm Reply
  • Hamid-Naseri

    could anbody lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve him or it just crazy dream ?

    23 May 5:49am Reply
  • Hamid-Naseri

    i love this fucking track !

    23 May 5:49am Reply
  • deeandy77

    The best Pink Floyd album ever rock on Roger the man a god

    23 Mar 12:03pm Reply
  • christina_gahan

    Could anybody love him?......... Or is it just a crazy dream???????!!!!....

    15 Feb 2:16pm Reply
  • howtodisappearr

    If I should you dark side would you still hold me tonight?

    4 Feb 6:50am Reply
  • ferrerap

    Linda demais!

    30 Jan 3:52pm Reply
  • Radioakhar

    The Final Cut

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • emptystream

    just a crazy dream

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • CiemnaStrona

    one of the greatest guitar solos of all time. [2] ❤ and that voice!

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • eyesreopened

    one of the greatest guitar solos of all time.

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • mae_anne_2010

    Roger Waters ❤❤❤

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
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  • kokocijo

    Ahhh those voices at 1:50 are so warm...

    29 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Sad_florenthine

    Like me, he's a very dark, depressive person. When I begin dating someone, I put on my best face to win them over, but over time my lover always witnesses my depressive side and most of them left. Even after I told them how dark my moods could get, they continued their relationship with me, until they saw "My Dark Side" Waters is insecure to open up and show his true heart and mind because how repelling it can be, so he rhetorically asks questions to his lover, not out loud, but mulling them over in his mind. He wants to emotionally explode and let everyone see just who he is and how hopeless he feels, but this is only because he has decided to commit suicide. Fortunately, he aborts slitting his wrists by the most random of outside stimuli of the phone ringing and he realizes he doesn't really want to die.

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Bought_New_Soul

    What an amazingly honest touching.

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
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