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Pink Floyd

Two Suns in the Sunset (4:43)

Two Suns in the Sunset" is the final song on Pink Floyd's 1983 concept album, The Final Cut. 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.

The Final Cut's main proponent was the band's bass player and songwriting frontman, Roger Waters, previously a chair of the youth branch of the Campaign for Nuclear…

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In my rear view mirror the sun is going down
Sinking behind bridges in the road
I think of all the good things that we have left undone
And I suffer premonitions, confirm suspicions

Pink Floyd - Two Suns in the Sunset Lyrics


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  • oh no...
  • Best Floyd song, hands down...
  • The most effective use of the inward scream on any Pink Floyd recording.
  • Raphael "Baker Street" Ravenscroft on the sax!
  • well i see this as two ways...it describes an apocalypse like alot of people said. but i think that it is more of an awakening. you can live your life as you want up until "the moment when the brakes lock and you slide towards the big truck...". but as soon as that is happening you fear what you are going to leave in your life. understanding of the world...even though it is not universally accepeted..."finally I understand the feelings of the few, ashes and diamonds, foe and friend, we were all equal in the end"..is most important. we all live. we all leave.
  • Relax Relax :)
  • Maravillosa canción.
  • @felghen even if it is not last pink floyds song it feels like it for many peoples the song has that feeling in it too :( the song makes me tremble -.-
  • As o.k. as I think this album is, I always get an empty feeling whenever the sax solo plays, like that feeling you get when you finish a good book.
  • my tears evaporate...

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