"Vera" as written by and Roger Waters....
Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Remember how she said that
We would meet again
Some sunny day?
Vera! Vera!
What has become of you
Does anybody else in here
Feel the way I do?


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"Vera" as written by Roger Waters

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    General CommentVera Lynn was a very popular British singer in the 1940's during WWII. In this song, Waters is refering to her song "We'll Meet Again", in which Vera says "But I know we'll meet again, some sunny day." In this song she was basically promising all the soldiers at war that they would...meet again...some sunny day...and, to me, Waters is just wanting to know when exactly this whole war is going to be over because it seems like there's no end. So that's who Vera Lynn was...
    emily_pnkflyd016on April 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThere are many descriptions of this song that are close.
    Remember that The Wall is very autobiographical to Waters. The entire album (aside from Comfortably Numb) is about his life. The song Vera makes references to a popular WWII song by artist Vera Lynn called "We'll Meet Again". Its an excellent song. In the song she tells the boys going off to war that we'll see them again.

    Sadly Water's father (and mine) never did return from the war, leaving Lynn's promise unfulfilled. So Waters is asking if anyone remembers Lynn's promise. The song is written from young Water's perspective so you can imagine a young boy asking when his father will come home in light of Lynn's promise. It's a very sad song and one that I, unfortunately, can relate to.
    (BTW: Water's father was killed in battle in Italy).
    RobertGary1on July 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTo understand this song you have to understand the album's context, a little WWII history and a bit of Russian.

    As has been mentioned previously, the obvious meaning of this song lies in Vera's song "We'll meet again." At this point in the album, Pink has wrapped himself in his wall and is crying out about the various factors which forced him into building it. Vera is referring to its namesake's unfulfilled promise of bringing back Pink's dad from war. Of course there is some irony here as Pink never met his dad, so he wouldn't have seen him "again," but, in fact, for the first time.

    A less known fact is that the word "vera," in Russian, means "faith." Now, I'm unsure of whether or not Roger Waters knew about this. If he did, it suggests the song means something completely different. The lyrics "Vera, Vera, Vera/What has become of you?" now seem to be directed at Pink's unfaithful wife. At this point, Pink is still on the road with his band and had only recently found out about his wife's transgressions thousands of miles away. So now the song looks like Pink's attempt at coping with the fact that he will never be able to come home to the arms of a loving wife.

    Of course, like all great lyrics, chances are both interpretations are true simultaneously. This, in my mind, makes the song and album even better than previously imagined.
    cadman1357on August 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is my favorite song, by this amazing band.
    Edit the sad partson January 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love the melody in it. One of my favourites too. I'm guessing it has something to do with, um, Vera Lynn? :)

    You need to be following the story of the Wall. It doesn't stand out on it's own..
    Ashlynon March 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey, i believe this song is about berlin. As the berlin wall separating it. Let me know if you think or have heard the same.
    goodtimesbadtimeson March 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIn the movie, The Wall: The music heard playing during the opening credits is "The Little Boy that Santa Forgot" performed by Vera Lynn. Notably, the song is about a fatherless boy. Featured on the album, the song "Vera" is referring to another classic by Vera Lynn called "We'll meet again." Its lyrics include: "We'll meet again, / Don't know where, Don't know when, / But I know / We'll meet again / Some sunny day."
    imdb.com/title/tt0084503/…
    LPon April 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm so glad to have found this website.... If anybody has any other song interps that involve things you can't figure out on your own (like the Vera Lynn reference), I would love to hear them. I am a die hard Floyd fan who is also trying to dissect some of Barrett's solo work. peace
    steve82con November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. Great in all ways and perfect for the Wall. One of my friends was named after this subliminal song. I agree with emily_pnkflyd016 on the meaning.
    River Wolfon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a popular british singer during the war. kinda sad but love his line "Vera!, Vera!, What has become of you?" love that. Intresting that he would be saying that about Vera Lynn.
    Vera44on February 05, 2005   Link

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