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The Trial

This song is by Pink Floyd and appears…

This song has been covered by Roger Waters under the title "The Trial".
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The Trial
The Prosecutor:
Good morning Worm your honour
The crown will plainly show
The prisoner who now stands before you
Was caught red handed showing feelings
Showing feelings of an almost human nature
This will not do

Call the schoolmaster

The Schoolmaster:
I always said he'd come to no good
In the end your honour
If they'd let me have my way I could
Have flayed him into shape
But my hands were tied
The bleeding hearts and artists
Let him get away with murder
Let me hammer him today

Crazy toys in the attic I am crazy
Truly gone fishing

They must have taken my marbles away

Crazy toys in the attic he is crazy

The Wife:
You little shit, you're in it now
I hope they throw away the key
You should have talked to me more often
Than you did, but no you had to
Go your own way. Have you broken any
Homes up lately?
"Just five minutes Worm your honour
Him and me alone"

The Mother:
Come to mother baby let me hold you
In my arms
M'lord I never wanted him to
Get in any trouble
Why'd he ever have to leave me
Worm your honour let me take him home

Crazy over the rainbow I am crazy
Bars in the window

There must have been a door there in the wall
When I came in

Crazy over the rainbow he is crazy

The Judge:
The evidence before the court is
Incontravertable, there's no need for
The jury to retire
In all my years of judging
I have never heard before of
Someone more deserving of
The full penalty of law
The way you made them suffer
Your exquisite wife and mother
Fills me with the urge to defecate

Man in audience:
Go on Judge, shit on him!

The Judge:
Since my friend you have revealed your
Deepest fear
I sentence you to be exposed before
Your peers

Tear down the wall

Tear down the wall!
Tear down the wall!
Tear down the wall!
Tear down the wall!
Tear down the wall!
Tear down the wall!
Tear down the wall!
Tear down the wall!
Tear down the wall!
Tear down the wall!
Tear down the wall!
Tear down the wall!
Tear down the wall!
Tear down...


Written by:

Roger Waters, Bob Ezrin



In the climax of the story of The Wall, Pink, the central character, goes on trial, where his schoolmaster and wife speak out against him and his mother tries to explain his actions. He is found guilty and ordered to tear down the wall he has been building and be exposed before his peers. The song is meant to be read as a play, with each character having separate speaking parts. See also Wikipedia.

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