Take out the dagger
And let's have a stab at the sexual revolution
Hey girl
Let freedom for all be our rallying call
Tomorrow lets make...our new resolution
Yeah, but tonight lie still
While I plunder your sweet grave
And remember
Only the poor can be saved

Hey girl
As I've always said I prefer your lips red
Not what the good Lord made
But what he intended
Hey girl
Don't point the finger at me
I am only a rat in a maze like you
And only the dead go free
So...please hold my hand
As we blunder through the maze
And remember
Nothing can grow without rain
Don't point
Don't point your finger at me
I awoke in a fever
The bedclothes were all soaked in sweat
She said "You've been having a nightmare
And it's not over yet"
Then she picked up the doggy in the window
(The one with the waggly tail)
And she put him to bed between two bits of bread

Lyrics submitted by H-bomb

4.41 AM (Sexual Revolution) song meanings
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    General CommentThis is a seperate dream, a wet dream if you will.
    thedanman344on August 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlooooooove this song loots. well i think its just another dream. and as thedanman said a wet dream yesss.
    rawr-im-a-tigeron October 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits one of those dreams that seems real because i think hes talking to his wife but then she goes all evil at the end before he wakes up

    "Hey girl
    As I've always said I prefer your lips red
    Not what the good Lord made
    But what he intended"

    great lyric, guess the song is saying lust is all we need (eventhough this is just a temporary denial)
    joeosbornemusicon May 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song along with the entire album paints an eloquent recall of his dream sequence. This ... The Final Cut... is by leaps and bounds the best work Waters has ever put out, and yes folks, this includes DSOTM, The Wall, etc... this album is the culmination of perfection. Hands Down
    larryoduncanon September 02, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI see no one has tackled the metaphor in this song. Roger Waters is a fantastic lyricist, so every word was well thought out...I thought I might point to a couple things I noticed.

    Most everyone sees this as a sexual dream and I agree. But it also contains, in my opinion, some biblical references that deepen the meaning of the song immensely.

    "Yeah, but tonight lie still
    While I plunder your sweet grave"

    RW is comparing sex with plundering a grave, or more specifically, referring to the vagina as a grave. I'm pretty sure this is a nod to Proverbs 22:14 - The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein. The "mouth" of strange women is certainly the vagina, and the deep pit the grave. This is the only logical comparison to me. I think that it is supported by the next lines

    "And remember
    Only the poor can be saved"

    Matthew 5:3 states "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." which is another way of saying the "poor can be saved". Taken together, it seems reasonable.

    In another instance, RW quips

    "And remember
    Nothing can grow without rain"

    Again, I believe he is using a biblical reference as metaphor for a "budding" relationship, or maybe the lack of communication or alienation between them

    Genesis 2:5 - And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew : for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth...

    It seems to me that some of these beautiful lyrics and daring metaphors are born from biblical verse.
    warren1059on January 09, 2014   Link

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