The music video for Three Wishes, from Roger Waters spectacular 1992 album Amused To Death.
The video omits the disturbing spoken wordsfrom the album version
I went and buy a... a gas bottle. At first I wanted to
buy a big one, but then I hadn't got enough money.
So I had to buy a smaller one. And I think if I
bought a bigger one, then it would have been... the
way I wanted it.
And then, er, we went down, and ahm, I put the
children to bed and I tidied the flat and everything and
then...and they were asleep and everything was
a kind of at night. I made a bed in the bathroom. I
carried them there
and put on the gas bottle.
But today when I think a back peh.. about that if
God did take me, then I would've been in hell
because I wasn't right
/* Based on the woman's accent, it was suggested that she may be from South Africa. Apparently, there is a fairly high incidence of "family suicides" and it is often brought about by economic hardship. In this particular instance, it is thought that her children died, but because the gas bottle wasn't big enough, she survived. */