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The Decemberists

When the War Came (8:31)

From When The War Came Songfacts. This song is a portrayal of the 900 day siege of Leningrad during WWII. During this siege, the German army surrounded the city entirely, preventing anything from going in or out. As a result, many died of starvation, and the final death-toll is estimated to be over one million dead. The song also has a political undertone to it; it is stated that despite the fact that people put their…

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