The Ballad of Jean Charles de Menezes

Roger Waters 2013 (?)

Lyrics/Music: Waters

Album releases: Film/video:
Roger Waters The Wall Roger Waters The Wall

Jean Charles da Silva de Menezes was a Brazilian electrician living in London. He was shot dead by London Police officers at Stockwell underground station as he was wrongly deemed to be a terrorist. Roger Waters wrote the song to fit in with the live performances and new themes of The Wall.

All in all it's just another brick in the wall
All in all you're just another brick in the wall

Just another blunder
Just another lousy call
Just another clap of thunder

And apologies ring hollow
From the guilty in Whitehall
And there's no hint of sorrow
In the whitewash on the walls

And nothing is gained
(Nothing at all)

And Jean Charles de Menezes remains
Just another brick in the wall

© Roger Waters Music Overseas Ltd