Already a household name in suburban Australia, soft rock band Southern Sons had a few hits under their belt, such as 1990’s Heart In Danger and 1991’s Hold Me In Your Arms.
In 1993, following the success of the single You Were There, a powerful track Silent Witnesses was released to highlight the disasters of war and refugees that were going on at the time – and sadly still is.
To quote Southern Sons band member Phil Buckle:
I wrote this song about what was happening in world at the time. Sadly, in the (20) years that have passed, nothing much has changed. We weren’t taking sides, we were just horrified. The proceeds went to charity.
Silent Witnesses entered the ARIA charts at Number 90 and staying in for three weeks, rising as far as Number 88. – which is disappointing as it is such an underrated song.
Silent Witnesses by Southern Sons on Apple Music. (Affiliate link).