Moment Of Silence lyrics – Ovidiu Anton (Selectia Nationala 2016)

Ovidiu Anton won Romania’s Selectia Nationala 2016 with “Moment Of Silence” on Sunday, but the song’s echo is still fresh in our mind. Backed by a symphonic rock melody and a voice to silence all competition, the Moment of Silence lyrics also helped Ovidiu gather enough support from both the jury and televoters.

It was a fifth time lucky for Ovidiu Anton, who placed third last year with “Still Alive”. The singer penned the song and lyrics for “Moment Of Silence” in the aftermath of the Colectiv club fire.  After three days of national mourning, thousands took to the streets of Bucharest in the following nights and eventually toppled the corrupt government, ultimately considered to be responsible for the death of 63 people and crippling many others. So, rather than being a tribute to the victims — Ovidiu made it quite clear from the start that he didn’t want to use that national tragedy for winning Selectia Nationala — Romania’s song is a rallying cry to fight for the truth and against the political and religious establishment, as well as against social apathy.

Listen to “Moment Of Silence” – Ovidiu Anton

Moment Of Silence lyrics – Ovidiu Anton (Romania Eurovision 2016)

We stand on the edge, they want us to break
They want us to fall, ’cause power’s at stake
They parade, laughing at us as we fade

With blood on their hands, enjoying the feast,
The cross on the wall, the eyes of the beast
They parade, laughing at us as we fade

And I just can’t take anymore
This hate is burning my soul

In the darkest nights feel the power in you
Take a moment of silence and fight for the truth
Fight for the truth!

I’ve seen them all come and go,
They’re to blame
Empty words, wicked game
‘Cause for all of their lies we pay with our lives

In the darkest nights feel the power in you
Take a moment of silence and fight for the truth
Watching the days go by, nothing changed, nothing new
Take a moment of silence and fight for the truth

Fight, gonna win the fight
Oh, believe, gonna win the fight
Got to win the fight,
Ooooh, oooh!

In the darkest nights feel the power in you
Take a moment of silence and fight for the truth
Watching the days go by nothing changed, nothing new
Take a moment of silence and fight for the truth
Fight for the truth!

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