Take all your overgrown infants away somewhere
And build them a home, a little place of their own.
The Fletcher Memorial
Home for Incurable Tyrants and Kings.

And they can appear to themselves every day
On closed circuit T.V.
To make sure they're still real.
It's the only connection they feel.
"Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, Reagan and Haig,
Mr. Begin and friend, Mrs. Thatcher, and Paisly,
"Hello Maggie!"
Mr. Brezhnev and party.
"Who's the bald chap?"
The ghost of McCarthy,
The memories of Nixon.
And now, adding color, a group of anonymous latin-
American Meat packing glitterati.

Did they expect us to treat them with any respect?
They can polish their medals and sharpen their
Smiles, and abuse themselves playing games for awhile.
Boom boom, bang bang, lie down you're dead.

Safe in the permanent gaze of a cold glass eye
With their favorite toys
They'll be good girls and boys
In the Fletcher Memorial Home for colonial
Wasters of life and limb.

Is everyone in?
Are you having a nice time?
Now the final solution can be applied.

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by LZIV, daniel1453, theactiniums

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    General CommentYou have it right regb. Roger is criticizing peace destroyers who then send people to die for their conflicts. The name Fletcher Memorial Home is a very sad origin indeed. The name Fletcher was part of Roger's father's name, full name being Eric Fletcher Waters. These are the kinds of people that sent Roger's father to die out there in the war, people who had nothing to do with the conflict, people who really wanted no part of fighting but were doing it out of duty or whatever else was implanted in their minds by the politicians. These are the people that treat life as something that can easily be tossed aside. Reagan and Haig represent our government, Mr. Begin and friends are Israel, Mrs. Thatcher and Paisley represent Britain, Mr. Brezhnev and party is the former U.S.S.R., McCarthy represents hatred, Nixon represents corruption, and the anonymous latin-american meat packing glitterati represent Venezuela.
    BrainDamageon August 24, 2002   Link

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