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Red Sector A

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“Red Sector A” is a song by Rush that provides a first-person account of a nameless protagonist living in an unspecified prison camp setting. “Red Sector A” first appeared on the band’s 1984 album Grace Under Pressure. 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. This can be shown in the lyrics, were one part goes: “For my father and my brother,... Read on...

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