Stop (Pink Floyd song)

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Song by Pink Floyd
from the album The Wall
Published Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd
Released 30 November 1979 (UK)
8 December 1979 (US)
Recorded April–November 1979
Genre Art rock
Length 0:30
Label Harvest Records (UK)
Columbia Records (US)/Capitol Records (US)
Songwriter(s) Waters
Producer(s) Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour, James Guthrie and Roger Waters

"Stop" is a song from the 1979 Pink Floyd album, The Wall. It was written by Roger Waters.[1][2]


Pink is tired of his life as a fascist dictator and the hallucination ends. Also tired of 'The Wall', he accordingly devolves into his own mind and puts himself on trial.

Film version[edit]

After "Waiting for the Worms", Pink literally calls for a stop, where we find him sitting at the bottom of a bathroom stall. He seems to be reading the lyrics from a sheet of paper where a few of the lines come from, at the time, unreleased material written by Waters. The line "Do you remember me / How we used to be / Do you think we should be closer?", comes from "Your Possible Pasts". Other lines come from "5:11AM (The Moment of Clarity)"). As Pink finishes the lyrics to "Stop", the security guard seen in the segment for "Young Lust" slowly pushes open the stall door, which leads to the animated intro of "The Trial".



Further reading[edit]

  • Fitch, Vernon. The Pink Floyd Encyclopedia (3rd edition), 2005. ISBN 1-894959-24-8.


  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. 
  3. ^ a b Fitch, Vernon and Mahon, Richard, Comfortably Numb — A History of The Wall 1978–1981, 2006, p. 109.

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