Rush – Distant Early Warning

Although there is no reference given, the Wikipedia entry for this song quotes lyricist Neil Peart stating this 1984 progressive rock song is about how the fear of nuclear war is ongoing, and yet we have our daily lives and can still seem distant from the threat.

Do we get caught up in the regular grind of our jobs and relationships when pressing political issues demand more attention? Political apathy is seen as a major concern in many countries, with declining voter turnouts. Or it could be that world politics are so stressful that we feel we must focus on the little things.

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