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Heroes Album Cover

Inmate 4859

2014
Lyrics

The dawn of century, a boy born by a lake
Resettled from Karelia’s plains
Grown to a man in exile as the great war came
Unleashed it’s shadow on his world

Oh, no
Oh, no
Who knows his name?

Inmate in hell or a hero imprisoned?
Soldier in Auschwitz, who knows his name?
Locked in a cell, waging war from the prison
Hiding in Auschwitz, who hides behind 4859?

Outside help never came, decided to break free

The end of april -43,
Join the uprising, fight on the streets while hiding his rank
Takes command all while serving his country in need.

Sent to a prison, where the heroes are judged as traitors
Accused of treason by his own
Sentenced by countrymen under pressure of foreign influence
Men he once fought to free

Oh, no
Oh, no
We know his name!

Inmate in hell or a hero imprisoned?
Soldier in Auschwitz, we know his name!
Locked in a cell, waging war from the prison
Hiding in Auschwitz, he hides behind 4859!

White eagle
Blood of Heroes
In Heaven

Forever
Rest in Heaven
True Hero


Watch the lyric video for ‘Inmate 4859’ below.

Music:Brodén
Lyrics:Brodén / Sundström
Historic Fact
Using the alias of Tomasz Serafinski, brave Polish soldier Witold Pilecki willingly entered Auschwitz to gather intelligence. He became Inmate 4859. Two years later, he fled from the concentration camp to share its atrocities with the world.

Find out more about Witold Pilecki.