Its lyrics encompass Roger Waters' feelings of alienation from other people and his distrust for the music industry
So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange a walk on part in the war
for a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl,
year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.
to distinguish; to see (a difference); to know or decide
Can you tell the difference between them?
I can’t tell one from the other
Acting role with no spoken lines. Insignificant role in a play or film where I think the actor has no lines to speak. A walk-on part refers to movies or television. Say for example you have a street scene with a lot of people walking around. These people are known as extras and they have walk-on parts, meaning they don't speak or do anything special. They just form part of the background
She asked for a walk-on part so that she wouldn't have to memorize lines
Rembrandt appears in so many of his own paintings in a walk-on part.
Central acting part, the principal role in a play, film, etc.
I wrote the lead role for him.
My friend had the lead role in a play based on 18th-century love letters
The track of a train line.
A length of cloth worn by women over the head, shoulders, and often the face.
Nothing completes your dream wedding dress like a gorgeous veil
To exchange something for another.
Once Spain ran out of gold, people stopped having a reason to trade with Spain