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October 1962. President Kennedy goes live on tv, announcing he has proof of a build-up of Soviet nuclear missiles on the island of Cuba. The threat of a pre-emptive strike to America is real. The level of military readiness is set one step from a global nuclear war.

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lyrics

Defence Condition is two
A giant leap for mankind
A small step for you
Unless you’re blind
We pull a blockade
And call it quarantine
Could be our last day
You might convene

First strike: miscalculation
Second strike: retaliation
You keep pushing for war or invasion
We just want the best conclusion

In the meantime
Helen stares at the window
Hugging her husband
Waiting for that cloud
—Not coming, is it?—
It’s dark outside
The red of a street light
She might never live
To see another nice
Saturday night

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from After 1989: A Trip To Freedom, released November 9, 2019
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Written and produced by
Minutes to Midnight

Arranged with Paolo Clementi

Performed by
Dan Ecclestone / vocals
Paolo Clementi / acoustic and electric guitars
Andy Bonnor (AndiA of ‘In Your Dreams’) / drums
Simone Silvestroni / bass, drums, sound effects

Mastered by
Ian Shepherd / Mastering Media

Management by
Christopher Carvalho / Unlock Your Sound Ltd

© 2019 Minutes to Midnight.
℗ 2019 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Minutes to Midnight. Minutes to Midnight is the exclusive trademark of Simone Silvestroni. All trademarks and logos are protected. Made in the EU.

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Minutes to Midnight Cambridge, UK

Minutes to Midnight is the moniker used by Simone Silvestroni, a full-stack music producer, bassist and sound designer.

He's just released the album ‘After 1989’, a real-life trip in history between two wars.

The concept tells the story from his perspective as a grandson, who has only recently uncovered answers to how his grandfather managed to escape Germany in 1945.
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