Two Suns in the Sunset: An Antinuclear Anthem

March 29th, 2023 - by Roger Waters / Peace & Planet News

Two Suns in the Sunset
Roger Waters / Peace & Planet News

(March 27, 2023) — Here are two powerful but quite different performances of Roger Waters’ antinuclear weapons anthem. The first was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The second was filmed in Philadelphia during his 2022 “This Is Not a Drill” North America tour.

Two Suns in the Sunset
In my rear view mirror the sun is going down
Sinking behind bridges in the road
And I think of all the good things
That we have left undone
And I suffer premonitions, confirm suspicions
Of the holocaust to come

The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run

Like the moment when the brakes lock
And you slide towards the big truck
You stretch the frozen moments with your fear
And you’ll never hear their voices
And you’ll never see their faces
You have no recourse to the law anymore

And as the windshield melts and my tears evaporate
Leaving only charcoal to defend
Finally I understand
The feelings of the few
Ashes and diamonds, foe and friend
We were all equal in the end

Roger Waters is an English rock musician, singer-songwriter, composer, and activist. He is best known as bass player, co-lead vocalist, lyricist, and principal songwriter in the rock band Pink Floyd