When They Came For The Others
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Release Date : April 2017
This song was inspired by a speech that Martin Niemöller, a German anti-Nazi theologian and pastor had given in the mid 40’s. In order for all of us to be safe we need to stand up for each other. Today ‘they’ are coming for 'them' but tomorrow it could be any of us.
Niemöller gave various versions of the speech over the years but this is the best known...
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.
Sue and Dwight : Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin
Kevin Quain : Producer, Bass, Percussion