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Song Name: Don't Leave Me Now

Artist: Pink Floyd

Album: The Wall (Disc One), Shine On

Run Time: 4:16

Year: 1979

Track Number: 11

Sung By: Roger Waters, David Gilmour (Backup vocals)

Written By: Roger Waters

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Don't Leave Me Now - Pink Floyd - The Wall03:06

Don't Leave Me Now - Pink Floyd - The Wall

  • The song is split into two main portions; the first of which is quiet in dynamics. The lyrics are rather cynical-sounding (as in The Thin Ice) and have a lackluster quality to them, accentuating the plot. The second section contains a more protracted and emotional plea, and is louder in tone. The song ends as Pink quickly switches between different channels on his television, and finishes the song with a hysteric scream. The song, arguably the saddest in tone on the album, marks the infidelity of Pink's wife and his corresponding isolation from society.
  • As with the other songs on The Wall, Don't Leave Me Now tells a portion of Pink's story. In this song, Pink is attempting (and failing) to deal with his wife's infidelity. At this point in the album, he blames her for causing him to suffer; contrast with the subject as raised in the penultimate song, The Trial, when his attitude changes somewhat.
  • Pink lies in his pool, with his cut hand filling it with blood. He sees his wife having an affair with another man. We then see him in a long, cubed hotel room. Then his wife's shadow emerges, morphing into a giant mantis (sometimes seen as a "vagina monster"). It then chases Pink around the room.


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