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Selection (feat. Whitney Daniels)

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Daniel Crossing, Whitney Daniels
10/01/2013
Andre Daniels, Whitney Daniels

Story

We wrote Selection after visiting Aushwitz II-Birkenau, the German concentration camp where millions of Jews and political prisoners were jailed and killed. It follows the probable story of a young boy that was "selected" for the gas chambers. I saw this boy’s photograph whilst on the tour. The image of the boy briskly walking, not knowing he was walking to his final resting place, remained with me and a song was borne from it. The repeated lyric, Didn't they have to tell you, echoes into the 21st century as we witness the continual lack of judgment of leaders in positions of responsibility and power.

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Music by Andre Daniels, Lyrics by Andre Daniels, Whitney Daniels Recorded at Heritage Sound Studios, Engineering and Produced by Brendyn "Rusti" Rossouw, Mixing by Dave Langemann. Mastering by Rogan Kelsey. Lead Vocals Andre Daniels, Whitney Daniels Lead and Rhythm guitars Matthew Duminy, Drums Sheldon Yoko, Bass guitar Mike McCaughley Piano Tristan Peel

Lyrics

Offloaded from the train
Not knowing what’s to come
Hold on to momma’s hand
You’re gonna make it home

Ooh, didn’t they have to tell you
Ooh, didn’t they have to tell you

Kiss daddy one more time
You’ll get to see him later
Go ahead stand in that line
Get ready for your future

Ooh, didn’t they have to tell you
Ooh, didn’t they have to tell you

Coming closer heading fast
This breathe you take
It’s gonna be your last
Get undressed and take a shower
You’ll be okay
Forever’s got a past

Ooh, didn’t they have to tell you
Ooh, didn’t they have to tell you
Ooh, didn’t they have to tell you
Ooh, didn’t they have to tell you