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Simon & Garfunkel: The Sun is Burning Meaning

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The Sun is Burning Lyrics

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...

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    anonymous
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    Nov 30th, 2015 11:25am report


    I was always under the impression this song was about the atom bomb Cheers Tom Dickson.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 1st, 2015 11:00pm report


    I always imagined it was about Hiroshima or nagasaki.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 20th, 2012 10:14am report


    Indeed it is about nuclear war. but the meaning is a bit deeper than that. Most of us have some knowledge of the new testament and the predicted second coming of Christ, the Son. Well, I interpret the song to mean that the son returns in a blinding flash of light, which is a nuclear detonation, probably many all over the world, which will destroy the majority of mankind. Those left are described in the song similarly to how the bible describes the fate for those not taken during the second coming. At the end the song states that the sun (son) has left the earth.
    I'm not sure this is a correct interpretation of the songwriter ian campbell's intent, but to me it is a possibility.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 16th, 2011 11:47pm report


    Nuclear bomb falling on Hiroshima or Nagasaki.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 10th, 2009 11:16pm report


    It's about a nuclear holocaust. The sun represents the missile.




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