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"Vera" is a song by Pink Floyd which appears on their 1979 album, The Wall.[1][2]

Title

The title is a reference to Vera Lynn, a British singer who came to prominence during World War II with her popular song "We'll Meet Again". The reference is ironic, as Roger Waters (and his fictional character "Pink") would not meet his father, lost in the war. The lyric "Vera, what has become of you?" suggests that Vera Lynn herself, like her promise, vanished.

Another interpretation is that the song is about "Pink" losing all faith.[citation needed] This is supported by the fact that vera (вера), in Russian, means "faith". It is unknown if Waters did this on purpose or not.

The opening dialogue ("Where the hell are you, Simon?") and the sound effects are from the 1969 film Battle of Britain.

Personnel

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Personnel per Fitch and Mahon.[3]

Further reading

  • Fitch, Vernon. The Pink Floyd Encyclopedia (3rd edition), 2005. ISBN 1-894959-24-8.

References

  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Edinburgh: Canongate Books. p. 1177. ISBN 1-84195-551-5. 
  2. ^ Mabbett, Andy (1995). The Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-4301-X. 
  3. ^ Fitch, Vernon and Mahon, Richard, Comfortably Numb — A History of The Wall 1978–1981, 2006, p. 96.

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