Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tune in Tuesday with Rush


Tune in Tuesday comes from Tales of Books and Bands

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Week, I wanted to share a song that was inspired by the Holocaust and concentration camps. Taken from Wikipedia, here is some information behind the song:

Lyricist Neil Peart has stated that the detailed imagery in the song intentionally evokes concentration camps of the Holocaust. Peart has stated that while Nazi concentration camps of World War II were his primary lyrical motivation, he decided to abstract the lyrics so as to apply to the experiences of atrocity of any similar prison camp scenario. It also has to do with singer/bassist Geddy Lee's remembrance of his mother's accounts of the Holocaust, which she survived.

"Red Sector A" by Rush

All that we can do is just survive
All that we can do to help ourselves is stay alive



I hear the sound of gunfire at the prison gate
Are the liberators here?
Do I hope or do I fear?

14 comments:

Kindlemom said...

Beautiful!!

Medeia Sharif said...

I love Rush.

Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

This is a great, emotional song!

Erika Sorocco said...

Powerful lyrics!

xx

Tracy Terry said...

Wonderfully powerful lyrics, thank you for sharing.

Liviania said...

I enjoy Rush. I never knew this song was inspired by the Holocaust.

Cascia Talbert said...

That is beautiful and kind of scary too.

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Very powerful! The Holocaust is such a horrible topic to study, but so necessary. Thanks for doing this feature on it this week.

Krysten Gautreaux said...

Absolutely love.

Brandi Kosiner said...

haven't heard of this one, but its powerful

Eileen said...

Just the fact that it's inspired off of WWII was enough to make me click play and now I'm kind of in love with this song <33

kimbacaffeinate said...

I love this song :) You just gave me a flashback to my teens..LOL

Lauren D. said...

I've heard of Rush but I'd never heard this song, and I certainly never knew they wrote a song about the Holocaust. Thank you for sharing!

Angela's Anxious Life said...

You know... I don't know many Rush songs but people just love them!