Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert

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"Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert"
Song by Pink Floyd
from the album The Final Cut
Released 21 March 1983 (UK)
2 April 1983 (US)
Recorded July–December 1982
Genre Progressive rock
Length ~1:19
Label Harvest Records (UK)
Capitol Records (US)
Songwriter(s) Roger Waters
Producer(s) Roger Waters, James Guthrie and Michael Kamen

"Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert" is a song from Pink Floyd's 1983 album, The Final Cut.[1][2]

A sound effect used in this song was later used as a segue on Roger Waters's 1992 solo album Amused to Death, branching the two part song "Late Home Tonight."

The lyrics of this song list a number of world leaders and conflicts they have been involved in; including Leonid Brezhnev and his invasion of Afghanistan, Menachem Begin and his attack on Beirut, Leopoldo Galtieri invading the Falkland Islands and Margaret Thatcher's counter-attack which sparked the Falklands War.




  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.