|Song by Pink Floyd from the album The Wall|
|Published||Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd|
|Released||30 November 1979 (UK)
8 December 1979 (US)
|Genre||Art rock, progressive rock|
|Producer||Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour, James Guthrie and Roger Waters|
|The Wall track listing|
The title is a reference to Vera Lynn, a British singer who came to prominence during World War II with her popular song "We'll Meet Again". The reference is ironic, as Roger Waters (and his fictional character "Pink") would not meet his father, lost in the war. The lyric "Vera, what has become of you?" suggests that Vera Lynn herself, like her promise, vanished.
Another interpretation is that the song is about "Pink" losing all faith. This is supported by the fact that "Vera", in Russian, means "Faith". It is unknown if Waters did this on purpose or not.
The opening dialogue ("Where the hell are you, Simon?") and the sound effects are from the 1969 film The Battle of Britain.
- Roger Waters — vocals, acoustic guitar
- David Gilmour — electric guitar, bass guitar, acoustic guitar
- Richard Wright — Prophet-5 synthesiser
- Fitch, Vernon. The Pink Floyd Encyclopedia (3rd edition), 2005. ISBN 1-894959-24-8.
- 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.
- Fitch, Vernon and Mahon, Richard, Comfortably Numb — A History of The Wall 1978–1981, 2006, p. 96.
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