Classic Rock Corner

Roger Waters' Best Songs About His Late Father

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"Free Four" (Obscured By Clouds)

It's an oddly bouncy tune, especially accompanying lyrics like "You are the angel of death/ And I am the dead man's son." The dead man, we learn, was "buried like a mole in a foxhole." Released in 1972, this is perhaps Waters' first foray into exploring his feelings about his long-dead father in Pink Floyd's music.

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