Don’t Be Afraid

I’m treating this tune as a reassuring lullaby for child or adult, an old Air Supply close-harmony gem. Song writers are the group’s arranger and keyboardist Frank Ester-Smith and vocalist Graham Russell.

The thoughts you wear like a long lost friend
Are buried so deep that you can’t see them end.
You know spring will come just as quick as you need
And run straight to you when the dark nights are freed.

The Gunner’s Dream

Roger Waters revisited a classic tune in the middle of COVID-19, the collaborative recording recorded in memory of a person without a trigger finger who quite possibly saved an entire civilization.

Stanislav Petrov did not launch a retaliatory attack upon erroneous notice of a missile attack. Waters referenced this, as well as Martin Luther King’s dream.

It’s a quiet remake, but when Waters belts out the first “And hold on to the dream,” I got goosebumps.

Where you can speak out loud about your doubts and fears,
And what’s more, no one ever disappears.
You never hear their standard issue kicking in your door.
You can relax on both sides of the tracks,
And maniacs don’t blow holes in bandsmen by remote control.
And, everyone has recourse to the law,
And no one kills the children anymore.
No one kills the children anymore.