|The Show Must Go On|
|In The Flesh|
Song Name: The Show Must Go On
Artist: Pink Floyd
Run Time: 1:36
Track Number: 20
Sung By: David Gilmour
Written By: Roger Waters
- It is probably Pink's comment on the control the managers and record companies now have over his already ruined life.
- "The show" could be a metaphor for life. Pink's debating what to do: he realizes that isolated life is dull. He decides that "the show must go on," but the stress of continuing creates the hallucination beginning in the next song, In The Flesh.
- Waters wanted to create a "Beach Boys" type sound, and actually got Bruce Johnston to help create it. This resembles Queen through the harmonizing voices, lyrics and title. (Queen would record a song of the same name in 1991).
- This track doesn't appear in either the 1982 film version of The Wall or Roger Waters' 1990 concert The Wall Live In Berlin.
- This has an extra verse that was deleted from the studio album, but nevertheless appears on the album's sleeve.
- "Do I have to stand up
- Wild eyed in the spotlight
- What a nightmare Why!
- Don't I turn and run"
- After this, the line "It must be some mistake..." starts.
- The full song was performed live in concert, and as such appears on Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980-81.
- Although Waters wrote the song, he doesn't appear on it, as Gilmour played the bass.
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