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Roger Waters

"When the Tigers Broke Free"

[Verse 1]
It was just before dawn one miserable
Morning in black Forty-Four
When the forward commander was told to sit tight
When he asked that his troops be withdrawn
And the generals gave thanks as the other ranks
Held back the enemy tanks for a while
And the Anzio bridgehead was held for the price
Of a few hundred men

[Verse 2]
Kind old King George sent Mother a note
When he heard that Father was gone
It was, I recall, in the form of a scroll
With gold leaf and all
I found it one day
In a drawer of old photographs, hidden away
And my eyes still grow damp to remember
His Majesty signed with his own rubber stamp

[Verse 3]
It was dark all around, there was frost on the ground
When the Tigers broke free
And no one survived
From the Royal Fusiliers Company Z
They were all left behind
Most of them dead, the rest of them dying
And that's how the High Command
Took my daddy from me

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