"Too Much Rope" as written by and Roger Waters....
When the sleigh is heavy
And the timber wolves are getting bold
You look at you companions
And test the water of their friendship

With your toe
They significantly edge
Closer to the gold
Each man has his price Bob

And yours was pretty low
History is short the sun is just a minor star
The poor man sells his kidneys
In some colonial bazaar

Que sera sera
Is that your new Ferrari car
Nice but I think I'll wait for the F50
You don't have to be a Jew

To disapprove of murder
Tears burn our eyes
Moslem or Christian Mullah or Pope
Preacher or poet who was it wrote

Give any one species too much rope
And they'll fuck it up
And last night on TV
A Vietnam vet

Takes his beard and his pain
And his alienation twenty years
Back to Asia again
Sees the monsters they made

In formaldehyde floating 'round
Meets a gook on a bike
A good little tyke
A nice enough guy
With the same soldier's eyes

Tears burn my eyes
What does it mean
This tear jerking scene
Beamed into my home

That it moves me so much
Why all the fuss
It's only two humans being
It's only two humans being

Tears burn my eyes
What does it mean
This tender TV
This tear jerking scene

Beamed into my home
You don't have to be a Jew
To disapprove of murder
Tears burn in our eyes

Muslim or Christian Mullah or Pope
Preacher or poet who was it wrote
Give any one species too much rope
And they'll fuck it up


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"Too Much Rope" as written by Roger Waters

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    General CommentThe Bob mentioned is Bob Ezrin's betrayal of Roger in favor for the money that the False Floyd, the Pink Floyd that continued on without Roger, was pulling in. That and it's about how we've just fucked ourselves up and are almost devoid of true emotion now that killing is entertainment, war is a past time, and religion is a joke.
    BrainDamageon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti believe this song is about how we have completly f**ked the world up and i think this song links in with "amused to death". the point it gets across is we our to smart for our own good too much rope is our intelegance and we have too much of it so what is there left to do but kill ourselves
    specleon April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI am normally against this point of view, but in this case, I feel that the individual meanings of the songs on ATD don't matter so much, and the way you interpret the album as a whole (listened to from beginning to end) is much more important, though it may be different for various people.

    Personally, I feel the album is about general corruption and stifling of freedom, the fundamental stupidity of the human race (especially this song), and the idiocy of the American Republicans of the time (Papa Bush and Really Famous Reagan).
    inpraiseoffollyon June 14, 2006   Link

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