The Final Cut (song)

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"The Final Cut"
Song by Pink Floyd from the album The Final Cut
Published Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd
Released 21 March 1983 (UK)
2 April 1983 (US)
Recorded July–December 1982
Genre Progressive rock, symphonic rock
Length 4:42
Label Harvest Records (UK)
Capitol Records (US)
Writer Roger Waters
Producer Roger Waters, James Guthrie, Michael Kamen
The Final Cut track listing

"The Final Cut" is the title track from Pink Floyd's 1983 album The Final Cut.[1][2]

This song tells of a man's isolation and sexual repression (possibly Pink), at the end of the song he attempts suicide but "never had the nerve to make the final cut."

The words "behind the wall" in the song are obscured by a shotgun blast. It is a reference to the Floyd's 1979 album, The Wall. This song is in the video version of the album The Final Cut Video EP. It also appears in the film Strange Frame.




  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Edinburgh: Canongate Books. p. 1177. ISBN 1-84195-551-5. 
  2. ^ Mabbett, Andy (1995). The Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-4301-X.