The Most Beautiful Girl

Album: Is This the Life We Really Want? (2017)
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  • She may well have been
    The most beautiful girl in the world
    Her life snuffed out
    Like a bulldozer crushing a pearl

    The secret committee
    Deep in its lair
    Conveniently far
    From the cold desert air
    Puts a tick in a box
    Turns the key in a lock
    To loosen the bonds in her hair

    Sleep if you can
    Wrapped safe in your cloak
    The tumbledown twilight
    Havana smoke
    Caught in your throat
    Mistress Liberty's dance
    Held you in its trance
    Her bosoms were loaded with nectar and lances
    "Well, boys," she said
    "You have broken the trust
    Hold on to that stick if you must"

    Take a fresh grip
    On the crucible rune
    The patchwork of ashes
    Sweeps away love like a broom
    Madness comes down
    Like the crackpot of ages
    The raging of angels
    Cathedral of stars
    Christopher Robin says
    "Alice, go home now
    They're no longer changing the guard"

    "Hold on," she said
    "You're breaking my heart"
    It's weird how the steel rails
    Disappear into the dark
    They clung to the ivory tower on her braids
    They were never afraid of falling
    But the bomb hit the spot where the numbers all stop
    And the last thing they heard was her calling...

    I'm coming home
    I'm the life that you gave
    I'm the children you saved
    I'm the promise you made
    I'm the woman you crave

    So hold on
    I'm coming home (hold on, I'm coming home) Writer/s: GEORGE ROGER WATERS
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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