Pink Floyd: The Fletcher Memorial Home Meaning
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The Fletcher Memorial Home Lyrics
and build them a home a little place of their own
the fletcher memorial
home for incurable tyrants and kings
and they can appear to themselves every day
on closed circuit t.v.
to make sure...
anonymous Apr 18th, 2011 4:35pm report
Basically, the message Waters is trying to convey here, is that "all of our political leaders' are nothing but childish, cowardly, insane, selfish, life-taking, terror-creating, egotistical, power-crazed freaks; who should be locked away to spend the rest of their years in an asylum amongst those of their own kind; preferably, as far away from the rest of the somewhat-rational thinking world, as humanly possible".
The song also, perhaps, asks the question: "Good God, what do these 'wackos' do, once their 'day in the sun', (the 'game'), is all over and they're left to face their boring, meaningless retirement-years without all the "play toys" they've grown so accustomed to for all these years?"(!)
(*See: the rest of the "Final Cut" tracks; and "Pigs,(three different ones)" from Animals".)
anonymous Nov 6th, 2008 11:24am report
Roger Waters' dad's name is Eric Fletcher Waters. This song is about his dad being killed in WW2. He is expressing his feelings about the leaders of the world between the time of his father's death and Roger's own life. I believe that he feels that the leaders are childish and immature and treat soldiers and the world as toys in their playground. They are safe from the frontlines behind the glass eye, or binoculars, satelite, etc. It sounds tome like he'd like to get them all in one room and kill them all in the memory of his father.
internetfilth May 28th, 2008 5:16am report
I understand the whole Post-War Figures idea to this song but, I have a different interpretation. I came up with mainly because of all the subtle mentions to insanity that goes along with Pink Floyd's "The Wall".
I just kind of think it's a ballad for people who are insane, which could even go along with the post-war figures idea. When I hear this song I always find myself playing "One Flew Over the Ckoo-Ckoo's Nest".
anonymous Dec 1st, 2007 12:15am report
Latin American meat packing gliteratti refers to those Latin American leaders of the late 70's and early 80's who were once trained at the "School of the America's"(a U.S. Military training institute that provided training, logistics and weapons to their graduates). Most of them were tyrants who repressed the people in their country.
*Meat packing =Butchering...
*Gliteratti= is a deformation of two words -Glitter as: shiny, but NOT GOLD- and -Literetti: Italian for "Learned"...those proud of their knowledge...Graduates of the forementioned school-
anonymous Aug 27th, 2007 8:03pm report
Does anyone have any idea what anonymous latin american meat packing gliterati means?
This song is definitely about fucked up World Leaders. Waters is saying that these leaders are like children that never grew up. They need a bunch of fancy crap to fill the void because they have no real connection with anyone. Waters says that these guys are "playing games for awhile." This probably means that they look at war as a game. Dick Cheney can be another member of the Fletcher Memorial Home. You know that sociopath that is making a shit load of money off this war, and is using it to buy more toys and "amuse himself." Anyone who thinks any different about Cheney is a motherfucking sheep.
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