The Final Cut (song)
|"The Final Cut"|
From the "Selections From The Final Cut" promo single
|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)
|Label||Harvest Records (UK)|
Capitol Records (US)
|Producer(s)||Roger Waters, James Guthrie, Michael Kamen|
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.) It also appears in the film Strange Frame.
- Roger Waters – vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, tape effects
- David Gilmour – guitar, backing vocals
- Nick Mason – drums, tambourine
- Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Edinburgh: Canongate Books. p. 1177. ISBN 1-84195-551-5.
- Mabbett, Andy (1995). The Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-4301-X.
- Povey, Glenn. Echoes: The Complete History of Pink Floyd.
- "Discogs "Selections From The Final Cut"".
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