Coverafbeelding Roger Waters - The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking

Roger Waters

The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking

  • Statistieken
  •   8 weken
  •   16 piekpositie
  •   125 punten
  •   1984

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Songtekst

An angel on a Harley
Pulls across to greet a fellow rolling stone
Puts his bike up on it's stand
Leans back and then extends
A scarred and greasy hand

He said "How ya doin' bro? Where ya been? Where ya goin'?"

Then he takes your hand
In some strange Californian handshake
And breaks the bone

(Have a nice day)

A housewife from Encino
Whose husband's on the golf course
With his book of rules
Breaks and makes a 'U' and idles back
To take a second look at you
You flex your rod
Fish takes the hook
Sweet vodka and tobacco in her breath
Another number in your little black book

These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking
These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking
Oh babe, I must be dreaming
I'm standing on the leading edge
The Eastern seaboard spread before my eyes
"Jump" says Yoko Ono
"I'm too scared and too good looking" I cried
"Go on", she says
"Why don't you give it a try?
Why prolong the agony all men must die"
Do you remember Dick Tracy?
Do you remember Shane?

Child: "And mother wants you"

Could you see him selling tickets
Where the buzzard circles over

Child: "Shane"

The body on the plain
Did you understand the music Yoko
Or was it all in vain?

Child: "Shane"

The bitch said something mystical "Herro"
So I stepped back on the kerb again

These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking
These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking
Oh babe, I must be dreaming again
These are the pros and cons of hitchhiking

Songinformatie

Het concept, zoals die door Roger Waters in 1977 is bedacht, gaat over een man met een mid-life crisis tijdens een road trip ergens in Midden-Europa, die droomt van het plegen van overspel met een lifter hij pikt langs de weg. Op deze manier wordt hij ook geconfronteerd met andere angsten en paranoia, met al deze dingen die plaatsvinden in de vroege ochtenduren van 04:30:18 tot 05:12 op een niet nader genoemde dag.
ArtiestRoger Waters
 A-kant
Titel The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking
Lengte 04'35
Componist(en) Roger Waters
Producer(s) Roger Waters & Michael Kamen
 B-kant
Titel 4.30 AM (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad)
Lengte 03'21
Componist(en) Roger Waters
Producer(s) Roger Waters & Michael Kamen
Platenlabel Harvest
Catalogusnr 20 0129 7
Hoogste positie UK 76
Hoogste positie US 17
Album The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking


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