As one half of Pink Floyd’s creative drive and aside from the band in his solo career, Roger Water has never been afraid to show his true feelings. He’s done so again with a cover of the protest anthem, ‘The Right To Live In Peace’.
The singer has been a keen advocate of world peace throughout his career and the outbreak of COVID-19 has not dampened his pursuit.
Waters has shared a cover of ‘The Right To Live In Peace’, a 1971 folk song written and performed by Victor Jara. The track was originally written to tackle the Chilean dictatorship of the time. Jara was killed by the Pinochet regime.
Last year the song again rose to prominence in the region as it became an anthem for the protests that raged across the country.
I've re-recorded Victor Jara's great song "The Right to Live in Peace".— Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) April 1, 2020
This is for the people of Santiago & Quito & Jaffa & Rio & La Paz & New York & Baghdad & Budapest and everywhere else the man means us harm.
Watch full video and read lyrics: https://t.co/S6Uroyl9QM pic.twitter.com/HUQzkHKCIq
“This is for the people of Santiago & Quito & Jaffa & Rio & La Paz & New York & Baghdad & Budapest and everywhere else the man means us harm. Love R,” Waters captioned the post.
Listen to the song below: