The Final Cut (song)

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"The Final Cut"
From the "Selections From The Final Cut" promo single
Song by Pink Floyd
from the album The Final Cut
PublishedPink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd
Released21 March 1983 (UK)
2 April 1983 (US)
RecordedJuly–December 1982
LabelHarvest Records (UK)
Capitol Records (US)
Songwriter(s)Roger Waters
Producer(s)Roger Waters, James Guthrie, Michael Kamen

"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, depression, sexual repression and rejection. 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, and additionally the song may be told from its main character of Pink.

"The Final Cut" is one of many songs used in The Final Cut that had been previously rejected from The Wall. This song is in the video version of the album The Final Cut Video EP. The song made an appearance as the B-side of the "Selections From The Final Cut" radio promo single (with "Your Possible Pasts" on the A-side.)[3][4] 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.
  3. ^ Povey, Glenn. Echoes: The Complete History of Pink Floyd.
  4. ^ "Discogs "Selections From The Final Cut"".

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