Watch Roger Waters Perform Pink Floyd's 'Two Suns In The Sunset'

By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta

June 23, 2020

Roger Waters has gotten his band back together (virtually) for the second time in as many months to perform an old Pink Floyd tune.

In May, Waters had the band perform "Mother" from 1979's The Wall with him. The latest performance is "Two Suns in the Sunset" from 1983's The Final Cut.

Check out the video in the player above.

Waters explains that both "Mother"and "Two Suns in the Sunset" were played as encores during his 'Us + Them' tour. While both songs are pretty bleak lyrically, Waters suggests they are appropriate given the times in which we're living.

"That we allow nuclear weapons to exist in a world controlled by deranged sociopaths is, in itself, a deranged arrangement," Waters wrote. "We are many; they are few. We could just say not to the whole MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) instantly. It makes zero sense and it potentially omnicidal."

In the past, Waters has admitted that like many of his generation, the nuclear fears of the '60s made a deep psychological impact on him.

Like "Mother." "Two Suns in the Sunset" came out of that paranoia. He says the song describes an end-of-life realization of what one should have been doing with their time on Earth. The newly revealed live version of "Two Suns in the Sunset" is bookended with references to the Doomsday Clock.

Waters' 'This Is Not A Drill' tour has been postponed to 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but his Roger Waters: Us + Them concert film is available now digitally.

The film will be released in physical formats on October 2.

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