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take all your overgrown infants away somewhere
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...


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    Jun 13th, 2017 6:12pm report

    Well he mentions McCarthy and Nixon so yeah he is probably talking about fucked up leaders and politicians, or just any people who abuse power or act childish while at the helm of a nation, group, province, army etc...


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    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".)


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    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.


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    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".


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    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-


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    Aug 27th, 2007 8:03pm report

    Does anyone have any idea what anonymous latin american meat packing gliterati means?


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    May 3rd, 2007 5:30pm report

    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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    Dec 4th, 2006 12:41pm report

    The song is about we should make a memorial for all the bad leaders we have had and how they cannot be cured because they pride themselves too much.


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    Jan 24th, 2006 1:09pm report

    More importantly, it's about grouping world leaders together and applying the "final solution"....


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    Jan 3rd, 2006 1:27pm report

    This is a song, like every other song on the album, concerns war. But this one is more about how war effects people, like how Roger Waters lost his father. The song title comes from Waters' father's name: Eric Fletcher Waters.

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