Hidden Gem – Simon & Garfunkel

This is one I have been reticent to post, because it might be considered a little upsetting. A friend, Rita, and I briefly chatted awhile back about how people have forgotten the fear of global nuclear annihilation. This lovely little tune might help some put it into perspective like some of us were taught as children.  I thank the orange scrotum for returning us to the days of my youth (Zep ref for you Rita) when fear and social unrest made us great, and I dedicate this song to him.

 

The Sun is Burning

The sun is burning in the sky
Strands of clouds go slowly drifting by
In the park the lazy breeze
Are joining in the flowers, among the trees
And the sun burns in the sky
Now the sun is in the West
Little kids go home to take their rest
And the couples in the park
Are holdin’ hands and waitin’ for the dark
And the sun is in the West
Now the sun is sinking low
Children playin’ know it’s time to go
High above a spot appears
A little blossom blooms and then draws near
And the sun is sinking low
Now the sun has come to Earth
Shrouded in a mushroom cloud of death
Death comes in a blinding flash
Of hellish heat and leaves a smear of ash
And the sun has come to Earth
Now the sun has disappeared
All is darkness, anger, pain and fear
Twisted, sightless wrecks of men
Go groping on their knees and cry in pain
And the sun has disappeared
Songwriters: Ian Campbell

10 comments

    1. Oh I am sure there are some that think nothing of wanting to nuke other countries, like DPRK, not realizing the “literal” fallout that would happen. Oh and global warming is fake science to go along with all the other face facts they don’t want to believe.

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  1. I love, love this song. And I have major issues with the current generation. Someone from the millennial set is intruding in my life in such a way that it may soon collapse around me. I am upset that people in my life have been duped into millennial thinking. As of yesterday, I am starting to get over it and plan. (Why I have been so absent.) I was letting it destroy me, but if someone can not see my worth, well. Yeah.

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