At the Iron Curtain [1961]

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At the Iron Curtain [1961] – We are taken back to 1961, when the ongoing Cold War caused the building of the hated Berlin wall. This song also recalls the decade when rock music really came to stay, became heavier and heavier, and turned into an expression of youth protests and rebellions against the prevailing world order.



music and lyrics: Armand Gutheim

Hey, don’t surrender
because of writings on the wall
Keep on being a love defender
even if this world will fall

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So what have you found
that goes on around
An insidious sound
that grows and rebounds

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But with sunshine
in your mind
everything will be fine

Hey, don’t surrender
when the splendor’s just a fake
Keep on looking through pretenders
and expose their evil stake

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chorus - - -

middle - - -
It’s a crazy world we’re living in
where we’re born to either lose or win
Everything’s about who is complete
and who manage to march on their feet

It’s a crazy world we have to face
where the violence seems to be the base
With a life that’s only black or white
it’s so easy to put up a fight

It’s a crazy world we all have made
but there’s hope if it begins to fade
When one day the iron curtain falls
will we maybe hear how heaven calls

Hey, don’t surrender
for the voice inside your ears
Keep on fighting all offenders
hiding deep inside your fears



from The Lost Memorial of the 1900s​.​.​., released December 15, 2018
Music, lyrics, concept, design, recording: Armand Gutheim.
Mixing: Armand Gutheim, Simon Mårtensson.
Mastering: Simon Mårtensson.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Mother Earth Studio, Stockholm, Sweden.
Produced by Armand Gutheim, Mother Earth Artists.
Musicians: Armand Gutheim, Hans Müller, Simon Mårtensson, Yvan Auzely, Charlotte Assarsson, Sabina Gutheim, Sven-Olov Persson and the Nynäshamn Chamber Choir conducted by Karl Nicklas Gustavsson.


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Armand Gutheim Stockholm, Sweden

Armand Gutheim was born in 1960 and has since the age of 8 been active as an artist, composer, director and choreographer, as well as lyricist, librettist, photographer, painter and producer. In his multifaceted productions, Armand Gutheim often expresses much empathy and involvement in the great human issues, but always letting the art speak for itself, not seldom with a glimpse in the eye. ... more

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