From the recording Things heard

Ian Campbell's song "The Sun is Burning" is an anti-nuclear song depicting the horror that could unfold if a nuclear bomb exploded. Perhaps suggesting that the intense heat from the explosion might feel like the Sun coming to earth causing all life forms to be destroyed or changed forever.

We must ensure that the Sun remains burning in the sky only!


The Sun Is Burning
(Ian Campbell)

The sun is burning in the sky
Strands of clouds go slowly drifting by
In the park, the dreamy bees are droning
In the flowers among the trees
And the sun burns in the sky

Now the sun is in the west
Little babes lay down to take their rest
And the couples in the park are holding hands
And waiting for the dark
And the sun is in the west

Now the sun is sinking low
Children playing 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 that's left is darkness pain and fear
Twisted sightless wrecks of men go crawling
On their knees and cry in pain
And the sun has disappeared