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I’m in Berlin. After boarding the S-Bahn 1 to Oranienburg, I relive the decades that followed World War II. A few miles away, the concentration camp where my grandfather was held prisoner by the Nazi. It’s not easy to try figuring what his ordeal might have been before he managed to escape in the spring of 1945.



I was only fifteen
A family lunch in the summer
I was looking at grandad
Too much wine for my jolly old man
He was talking too loud
About a time in the war
Somewhere in Berlin

Couldn’t jump the train, couldn’t stop the rain
Couldn’t guess the pain, couldn’t break the chain
When he walked through the gate
In iron letters read his fate

The skinny kid drowns in an ocean
He tries to swim among wheels in motion
The skinny kid can’t stop the corrosion
He’s losing his grip

Wave upon wave of faceless strangers
Chosen, discarded
Put in a line to the chambers
He was spared by the guards
Just because of his craft

The skinny kid, like a sudden explosion
Runs away from the pit
A dream has swollen
The skinny kid, high above on a tree
He’s tied up to sleep


from After 1989: A Trip To Freedom, released November 9, 2019

Written and produced by
Minutes to Midnight

Performed by
Dan Ecclestone / vocals, backing vocals
Rachel Goodman / vocals
Gerald Duchene / electric guitars
Keven Howard Bellamy / backing vocals
Simone Silvestroni / bass, drums, piano, synth, 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 Milan, Italy

A digital polymath, I’ve been working as a sound and web designer for more than 25 years.

Storytelling with music was always a huge magnet as a young listener, hence why the concept album is my favorite medium as a composer.
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