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Berlin, ON

by Luke Michielsen

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The city of Kitchener, Ontario voted in May 1916 to change the name of the city from its original name, Berlin. The vote passed by only a slim margin.


I understand the anger on both sides--
My grandfather's disdain for the makers of the car I drive
In a foreign land we created a divide
They changed the name of the town where we live
But there's a history we can't hide.

We all have an evil past
Carpet bombs and mustard gas
We can't let hate have the last word
So let's change it back

Berlin, Berlin

If we change it back it'll still be colonial
Somebody told me songs shouldn't be political
I disagree -- I've learned the opposite
Because we all have music in us
We just have to learn how to find it


released September 1, 2017
Guitar & Vocals: Luke Michielsen
Electric Guitar: Corey Heuvel
Drums: Owen Cherry
Bass: Stephen Trothen
Trumpet: Ted Guy
Produced by Joshua Cwintal
Recorded and mixed by Jordan Moore
Mastered by Noah Mintz at Laquer Channel Mastering


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Luke Michielsen Kitchener, Ontario

For Kitchener, Ontario-based folk musician Luke Michielsen, songwriting is a necessity. Since he was a teenager, it has been a way that he processes emotions, turning his personal experiences into heartfelt songs that have connected with audiences around the world. Luke is preparing to release his new record, Landlocked. ... more

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