Imagine a time
When it all began in the dying days of a war
A weapon – that would settle the score
Whoever found it first
Would be sure to do their worst –
They always had before..
Imagine a man
Where it all began a scientist pacing the floor
In each nation – always eager to explore
To build the best big stick
To turn the winning trick –
But this was something more..
The big bang – took and shook the world
Shot down the rising sun
The end was begun – it would hit everyone
When the chain reaction was done
The big shots – try to hold it back
Fools try to wish it away
The hopeful depend on a world without end
Whatever the hopeless may say
Imagine a place
Where it all began
They gathered from across the land
To work in the secrecy of the desert sand
All of the brightest boys
To play with the biggest toys –
More than they bargained for..
Imagine a man
When it all began
The pilot of “enola gay”
Flying out of shockwave
On that august day
All the powers that be
And the course of history
Would be changed for evermore..
(Rush dalam album Power Windows, 1985)
* Taken from “Angkasa”, 60 Thn Pengeboman Hiroshima & Nagasaki..
* uhm.. is there anyone here who have this song in .mp3 format? dunno why i just wanna hear the real song and not only just read the lyric, hehe…
* actually i post this not to commemorate Hiroshima & Nagasaki’s bombing.. because it’s not August right? hehe.. I post this and share to all of you, just wanna remind us that nuclear problem in the global world is not kind of simple problem that we (all together) face in the past time, present and in the future.. Let’s show that we also care to global problem.. ^_^