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Two Suns In The Sunset

Song Name: Two Suns In The Sunset

Artist: Pink Floyd

Album: The Final Cut

Run Time: 5:14

Year: 1983

Track Number: 12

Sung By: Roger Waters

Written By: Roger Waters


Pink Floyd - Two Suns In The Sunset

Pink Floyd - Two Suns In The Sunset

  • Partway through the song, the lyric "the sun is in the east, even though the day is done" is a metaphor referring to the glowing fireball of a nuclear explosion. It is not clear from the lyrics whether the described nuclear holocaust is actually taking place in the song, or is just a part of the singer's "premonition."
  • The Final Cut's main proponent was the band's bass player and controversial frontman, Roger Waters, previously a chair of the youth branch of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in Cambridge. "Two Suns In The Sunset" was his view on the world's end, thermonuclear war, which would ultimately end in nuclear winter. Waters later returned to this theme in his solo albums, most prominently so in Radio K.A.O.S., which dealt with this theme throughout the album.
  • It is notable for being one of the few Pink Floyd songs in which drummer Nick Mason does not feature. It was felt that Nick was not able to play the part well enough and so drumming duties were instead given over to Andy Newmark.
  • This is known to be Roger Waters' final song with Pink Floyd and the original intended ending song for the entire band aside from David Gilmour's extension with "Louder Than Words" in The Endless River soundtrack. This song marks the end of the Roger Water's era of Pink Floyd.

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