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)
Writer Roger Waters
Producer Roger Waters, James Guthrie and Michael Kamen
The Final Cut track listing

"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 Water'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.