New Song About Lidice

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I’ve just discovered that the band Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate have included a song about Lidice on their new album, Out of Mind. I was both surprised and very proud when one of the band, Malcolm Galloway, contacted me to tell me that the song was inspired by my interview on The WW2 Podcast and my book, A Ray of Light.

You can listen to the song here or on Bandcamp, and I’ve reproduced (with permission) the lyrics below.

Lidice: Lyrics

They wanted you to disappear
From history
From memory
Wiped away
You mustn’t be forgotten
You mustn’t be forgotten

The lamplight
Rising from the coalface
Shines across the ocean
Light for the forgotten
One village to another
Our brothers underground
We heard you cry
Never forget, remember Lidice

We weren’t there with you
When you died
But we now stand, side by side
Remember Lidice

They wanted you to disappear
from history, from memory,
Never forget

The lamplight
Rising from the coalface
Shines across the ocean
Light for the forgotten
One village to another
Our brothers underground
We heard you cry, never forget
Remember Lidice

We weren’t there with you
When you died
But we now stand, side by side
Remember Lidice

They wanted you to disappear, from history, from memory
And they failed
Remember Lidice, remember Lidice, never forget

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