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Oranienburg, end of the line.

The concentration camp is now a memorial and a museum. I’m walking in the silent countryside, eventually crossing the gate where more than seventy-five years earlier the Nazi wrote ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’.

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lyrics

You went to see your son
Could not stay too long
Did you think of his tiny hand
In no man’s land?
You were just a young lad
Didn’t mind to be a dad
Fascists then came
For the end game

I stand up to my fears
After so many years
Walking towards your jail
Chasing your trail
Then I saw the gate
No future, no fate
‘Work sets you free’
Next time you might be free

The barracks, the beds
Watchtowers, the meds
White walls with a stench
The bleach, the long bench
The wooden foot shape
You sitting on a crate
The pot, the silver spoon
Breath under the Moon

I stand up to my fears
After so many years
Walking around your jail
Chasing your trail
Not easy to stand my ground
Staring eyes with no sound
Walking around your jail
I stand and I vail

credits

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

Performed by
Dan Ecclestone / vocals, backing vocals, piano
Callum Gardner / acoustic guitars
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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