"The Most Beautiful Girl" lyrics - ROGER WATERS

"The Most Beautiful Girl"

She may well have been
The most beautiful girl in the world
Her life snuffed out
Like a bulldozer crushing a pearl

The secret committee, deep in its lair
Conveniently far from the cold desert air
Puts a tick in a box, turns a key in a lock
To loosen the bonds in her hair

Sleep if you can
Wrapped safe in your cloak
The tumbledown twilight Havana smoke
Caught in your throat

Mistress Liberty's dance held you in its trance
Her bosoms were loaded with nectar and lances
"Well, boys," she said, "You have broken the trust
Hold on to that stick if you must"

Take a fresh grip
On the crucible rune
The patchwork of ashes
Sweeps away love like a broom

Madness comes down like the crackpot of ages
The raging of angels, cathedral of stars
Christopher Robin says, "Alice, go home now
They're no longer changing the guard"

"Hold on," she said
"You're breaking my heart"
It's weird how the steel rails
Disappear into the dark

They clung to the ivory tower on her braids
They were never afraid of falling
But the bomb hit the spot where the numbers all stop
And the last thing they heard was her calling home

Home, I'm coming home
I'm the life that you gave
I'm the children you save
I'm the promise you made
I'm the woman you crave

So, hold on, I'm coming home
Hold on, I'm coming home