Roger Waters - Amused To Death

Amused To Death    7th September 1992

“Late Home Tonight Part 2”    (Waters)

Hark, the wire service sing.
Clear the satellite link.
Check the fax machine.
Hold the lead story boys,
There's some great pictures coming in.

Now the pilot's heartbeat slows,
Palms dry out,
No questions only orders,
And the F-1 glides in nose-up
Through the cloud base and the
Ground crew cheers as he puts down
His landing gear.

Hey boy, you're a hero, take this cigar.
And back home in Cleveland,
All the papers and the local TV stations,
Will be calling your ma.
And the farmer's wife,
Shoos the cat off the chair,
She says, sit down my dear,
Was the milking all right?
Our American friends are late home tonight.