I won't let the sun go down on me

forty winks in the lobby
make mine a G&T
then to my favourite hobby
searching for an enemy

here in your paper houses
stretching for miles and miles
old men in stripey trousers
rule the world with plastic smiles

good or bad, like it or not
it's the only one we've got

i won't let the sun go down on me
i won't let the sun go down

mother nature isn't in it
three hundred million years
goodbye in just a minute
gone forever, no more tears

pinball man, power glutton
vacuum inside his head
forefinger on the button
is he blue or is he red?

break your silence if you would
before the sun goes down for good

i won't let the sun go down on me
i won't let the sun go down


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    Song Meaning"I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" is a song by singer Nik Kershaw, first released on his hit debut album Human Racing.
    The song was written during the latter part of the Cold War period when nuclear war between the two superpowers of the USSR and USA was still a very real concern, and the lyrics reflect a satirical view of politics and the threat of war with lines such as: "old men in stripey trousers, rule the world with plastic smiles", and: "forefinger on the button, is he blue or is he red?"
    "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" only reached number 47 in the UK charts when first released. However, the follow-up single from the same album, "Wouldn't It Be Good", reached the top five and on the back of that success "I Won't ..." was re-released and soared to number two. It was also subsequently a major hit in several other countries and was responsible for bringing Nik Kershaw to greater public attention.
    In Kershaw's version, the synth tune was produced with an Oberheim OB-8 played by Paul Wickens (Wix).
    sepultura1987on February 09, 2013   Link

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