Sound of Silence

from by Heaven Lindsey-Burtch

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I've grown to hate the sound of silence
but he greets me at the doors
of all the houses of my friends
And he's hiding in the phone again
and in the middle of all our conversations

I heard him singing a love song

I want to be the sound of
the sea before a storm comes
I want to be the pride in my grandfather's eye
But when it comes to survival I have found
it's best to stay quiet

Now I am screaming down the hallway
"Get the hell out of here
I don't want to see you anymore
And I won't take you back again"
But I cry every time I slam the door, then

Silence finds his way back into my heart

I want to the sound of
comfort in arms
I want to be a mother's kiss
on her baby's head
But it's all a mystery to me
so I keep to myself instead

Burn the pages of all the books I've read
Build a fire with the words that I have written
But when the words just won't come
What will you use to keep yourself warm

Now I've seen too many birds shot down
by teenagers in a small town
And I've seen too many men hang their heads
and never find the strength to get back up again

And when I dropped my mirror to the bottom of the lake
All the silver lining washed away
So I have take a vow of silence
I have taken a vow of silence


from Inch by Inch, released November 16, 2012



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