Bring the boys back home
Bring the boys back home
Don't leave the children on their own, no, no
Bring the boys back home

Wrong, do it again
Time to go
Are you feeling okay?
There's a man answering, but he keeps hanging up

Is there anybody out there?

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Bring the Boys Back Home Lyrics as written by Roger Waters

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    General CommentBring the boys back home from war. Don't make their children fatherless. Follow the story..

    This is another that can't stand out on it's own..
    Ashlynon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentBring the men back to their familys. Their death waste perfectly good ordinary lives. Listen to "When the Tigers Broke Free" for a better understanding
    bowzer1110on March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentExerpt from a 1979 Roger Waters interview:

    Waters: "...and that snaps him back to then and it precedes, what is for me anyway, is the central song on the whole album 'Bring the Boys Back Home' "

    Interviewer (T. Vance): "Why?"

    Waters: "Well, because it's partly about not letting people go off and be killed in wars, but it's also partly about not allowing rock and roll, or making cars or selling soap or getting involved in biological research or anything that anybody might do, not letting that become such an important and "jolly boys game" that it becomes more important than friends, wives, children, other people."

    This is not my interpretation of the song, but Waters'.
    Abq_physon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Wrong! Do it again!"
    "Time to go!" (Knock knock knock knock)
    "Are you feeling okay?"
    "There's a man answering but he keeps hanging up!"
    "Is there anybody out there?"
    Grind838on June 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt all has to do with the wall album story, with pink losing his father.
    randyman28on August 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAccording to Roger this song is about not letting anything (including war) become so important that you forget about what's really important to you. I would have thought it was about bringing people back from the war, but Roger said in an interview that that's what it's about. I guess it's open to interpratation anyway, though. ^_^
    girfanmanon January 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhy the hell can't we edit our posts? Anyways, I don't think a literal interpretation of this song is wrong, it's just that the authors intended for this song to say more than what is at the surface.
    Abq_physon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwelllllllll...ok. I guess you could argue that this is a universal call from all those people, being how Water's nor Gilmore sing it, rather the families, wives, children etc. BUT, lyric-wise I don't see how you can read all that into it. Maybe if you saw the video or heard the song, thro the voices of those might realize the significance..
    Well at least we can all agree that the song is awesome.
    werummon March 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat it is, werumm. :)
    girfanmanon April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI heard there were these boys who Waters knew who had a home where children were left outside, so Waters got the rest of Pink Floyd together and protested in front of the house chanting "Bring the boys back home.
    bassturd75on October 02, 2006   Link

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