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Watching TV

by

Roger Waters



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This song describes a fictional woman killed at Tiananmen Square in 1989 to show how much of an effect someone's death can have on the world if it happens live on TV. (thanks, Jonathan - Riverside, CA)
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Comments (4):

This song became a hit in Iran after the June 20, 2009 brutal killing of Neda Salehi Agha Soltan, during the 2009 Iranian election protests. The similarity between Waters' song and Neda actually being a "student of philosophy" mentioned first by Komeil Bahmanpour in his Facebook lit and spread the fire.
- bmn, Hisuan, Argentina
1. She's not fictional. In fact, you can hear her speak on the track.
2. It's not so much about HER as it is about you and me watching her and then going down to Applebees for the $7.99 steak sizzler or stopping off at Starbucks for a latte. He is ridiculing US for our lack of action in the face of reality.
- alienanthropologist, Silver Spring, MD
This song refers to the Tiananmen Square massacre which I sadly remember watching "on TV". Waters has done a great job as usual.
- Freddy, Alajuela, Other
No one's commented? Wow. Never heard the song, but the lyrics sound like typical Roger Waters and they sound pretty darn good. Heh.
- Shelby, out beyond the wall, KY
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