|Bring The Boys Back Home|
Song Name: Vera
Artist: Pink Floyd
Run Time: 1:35
Track Number: 17
Sung By: Roger Waters
Written By: Roger Waters
- This song is a reference to Vera Lynn, a British singer during World War II and 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. It has also been interpreted to mean that hope is gone.
- The opening dialogue ("Where the hell are you, Simon?") and the sound effects are from the 1969 film "Battle of Britain".
- The film version of Pink Floyd The Wall opens with a snippet of Vera Lynn singing "The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot", a song about a boy — like Roger Waters — without a father. In addition, in The Wall Live, the first track opens with Lynn's "We'll Meet Again" instead of the snippet of "Outside The Wall" that plays on the album.
- Recently, Waters has been performing this song as an encore on his 2006 "The Dark Side Of The Moon Live" tour.
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