Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters has shared two new versions of deep cuts from the band’s classic album The Wall. The two songs shared were ‘Vera’ and ‘Bring The Boys Back Home’.
The 1979 record The Wall is thought of as one of the best in rock history and these two comparative obscurities will have a lot of fans across the globe waiting for a new cut. Now they get their chance.
Waters used his social media accounts two share the two new versions of the songs picking two thematic tracks from the album. Performing ‘Vera’ and ‘Bring The Boys Back Home’, Waters said: “The Vera in question is Vera Lynn. She was an English singer, songwriter, very popular during the Second World War.”
“Her biggest hit was ‘We’ll meet again’. She was widely known as the ‘Forces’ Sweetheart’. Our Vera, who is very fondly remembered back in Blighty, died six weeks ago aged 103. So she had a bloody good innings, bless her.”
The performance begins with ‘Vera’ and slowly transitions into a big orchestral version of ‘Bring The Boys Back Home’ featuring harmonies from Lucius’ Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig.
During the performance of the latter, Waters stares directly in the camera and address Trump, “Yeah, bring the boys back home, particularly from Portland, you big fucking brick,” the last word is open to interpretation.
“My father never came home, but at least in 1944 he really was fighting to defend his home,” Waters explained in a statement about the song. “Not like now. Now the boys fight and die in colonial wars so some rich asshole can get richer. If it were up to me, I’d bring ‘em all home tomorrow.”
Listen to the two new renditions of Pink Floyd classics below.