"Young Lust" as written by and Roger/gilmour Waters....
I am just a new boy,
Stranger in this town.
Where are all the good times?
Who's gonna show this stranger around?
Ooooh, I need a dirty woman.
Ooooh, I need a dirty girl.

Will some woman in this desert land
Make me feel like a real man?
Take this rock and roll refugee
Oooh, baby set me free.

Ooooh, I need a dirty woman.
Ooooh, I need a dirty girl.

Ooooh, I need a dirty woman.
Ooooh, I need a dirty girl.

"Hello..?"
"Yes, a collect call for Mrs. Floyd from Mr. Floyd.
Will you accept the charges from United States?"

"Oh, He hung up! That's your residence, right? I wonder why he hung up?
Is there supposed to be someone else there besides your wife there to answer?"

"Hello?"
"This is United States calling, are we reaching...
"See he keeps hanging up, and it's a man answering."


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"Young Lust" as written by Roger/gilmour Waters

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  • +1
    General CommentIt also fits into the storyline of the wall -- the young isolated artist has to turn to some floozy b/c his wife is in bed with another man
    idioticon March 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song isn't simply Pink heading to a new town and indulging in sex with some random groupie. The album tells a story, and at this point Pink is trying to fill in the "empty space" left behind from his wife leaving him(note the phone call where his wife is with another man) This technique proves ineffective as shown in the next song "One of my turns"
    oceanceaser44on October 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is a brazen and honest lok at a rock stars reluctant embrace of grouie culture. The guitar work is outstanding.
    gaebeleinon October 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya u guys are right he needs to turn to a groupie cuz his woman is w/ another dude! Just sayin how evreryone needs a dirty girl sometimes
    IMJM4371on April 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes me swoon for some reason. my best friend always envisions herself smoking pot to this song and passing the pipe around or something. she wants to do that.
    maggotbrainon April 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentscrew soundgarden! what the hell are you thinking...
    Pabstdrinkinon May 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentKafziel, I think you're wrong about something - Pink doesn't realize that empty sex won't help him. He's just turning to whatever he can find to distract himself, trying to forget his troubles. "Would your next thought be 'I need a dirty woman'?" His would be - or alcohol or drugs etc.
    Ana Byrdon May 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI also disagree with Kafziel. The women arent empty spaces at all. They are bricks in the wall, just another thing in life that causes him to put up this protective boundary around himself. Hence the line "How can I complete the wall in the previous song" just as it breaks into this. This is his way of distancing himself further from his family and his emotions, by sleeping with women he doesn't care about instead of spending time with his wife, therefore he's completing the wall. You aren't thinking within the context of the wall.
    Mahakalaon May 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentby far my favorite Floyd song. Excellent song, excellent song, but you really have to listen to Empty Spaces before you listen to it to get the whole effect.
    DubC4Lifeon October 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree entirely with what mahakala said.. I couldn't exactly articulate what I wanted to say, but yes. picking up groupies/"dirty" women is just one way to distract him from the thought of his wife with another man, and a way to keep adding bricks to the wall.
    Xeroxedon December 17, 2004   Link

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