"When We Were Young" as written by and George Roger Waters....
When we were young, we could piss up the boys boat wall
A black expanse of pitch, or tar, or whatever it was
It doesn't matter much anymore
And tussles with the girls before the advent of pubescent awe and confusion
Knickers thick, pasty in the roar of adolescence's dawn

How innocent and cruel
Ran the gauntlet of first stirrings in the changing rooms of May

Where are you now? Don't answer that
I’m still ugly
You’re still fat
I’ve still got spots
I’m still afraid
Our parents made us what we are
Or was it God?
Who gives a fuck, it’s never really over


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"When We Were Young" as written by George Roger Waters

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    General Comment"we could piss up the boys boat wall" this makes no sense.
    however this does:
    "we could piss up the boys bog wall"

    bog is English schoolboy slang for toilet and the line describes the upmanship games played by boys when they are young.
    The next section captures the unease and expectation of puberty.

    "Where are you now?" Roger asks of the boy who bullied him at college.
    "I'm still afraid" "Who gives a fuck, it's never really over."
    This poignantly expresses the lasting damage bullying has on its victim.
    This ring true to me.
    Kiwimartinon August 20, 2017   Link

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