Roger Waters has shared a new in-studio clip, looking back on his time with Pink Floyd and covering The Final Cut‘s “The Gunner’s Dream.”
According to the bassist, he was inspired to re-release the tune after watching the 2013 documentary The Man Who Saved The World, which follows the story of Stanislav Petrov who helped prevent Soviet nuclear fallout in the mid-80s.
“It is acknowledged by all but the cretins amongst us that nuclear arms have no value,” Waters wrote. :It is also acknowledged that they are a ticking bomb and we ignore them at our peril. Accidents happen. The Stanislavs of this world are a rare breed. We’ve been extraordinarily lucky. If I ruled the world, I would heed the words of the wise; I would get rid of nuclear weapons first thing tomorrow morning on Dr. King’s name day. Of course no-one can rule the world. The world cannot be ruled. It can only be loved and respected and shared if we’re still here in the morning.”
Watch Waters and his touring band (including vocals by Lucius) perform “The Gunner’s Dream” below: