What is the 'Lost Verse' to 'The Tide is Turning'?
Reprinted from the Echoes FAQ
There was supposed to be another verse to this song, but it was removed because Waters was worried about lawsuits. He did, however, sing part of it (the last two lines) during some live concerts. The lyrics are:
Now the past is over but you are not alone
Together we'll fight Sylvester Stallone
We will not be dragged down in his South China Sea
Of macho bullshit and mediocrity
This is also who Waters refers to later in the song when he sings "The
tide is turning, Sylvester."