Title The Post War Dream
Artist Pink Floyd
Album The Final Cut
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The Post War Dream Lyrics by Pink Floyd

[Car sound, switching on of car radio]
“…announced plans to build a nuclear fallout shelter
at Peterborough in Cambridgeshire…”
[phzzt! of retuning]
“…three high court judges have cleared the way…”
[phzzt!]
“…It was announced today, that the replacement for the
Atlantic Conveyor the container ship lost in the Falklands
conflict would be built in Japan,
a spokesman for…”
[phzzt!]
“…moving in. They say the third world countries, like
Bolivia, which produce the drug are suffering from rising violence…[fades]”

Tell me true, tell me why, was Jesus crucified
Is it for this that Daddy died?
Was it for you? Was it me?
Did I watch too much T.V.?
Is that a hint of accusation in your eyes?

If it wasn’t for the nips
Being so good at building ships
The yards would still be open on the clyde.
And it can’t be much fun for them
Beneath the rising sun
With all their kids committing suicide.

What have we done, Maggie what have we done?
What have we done to England?
Should we shout, should we scream
“What happened to the post war dream?”
Oh Maggie, Maggie what have we done?


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