"Silence And I" as written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson....
If I cried out loud
over sorrows I've Known
And the secrets I've heard
It would ease my mind
Someone sharing the load
But I won't breathe a word

We're two of a kind
Silence and I
We need a chance to talk things over
Two of a kind
Silence and I
We'll find a way to work it out

While the children laughed
I was always afraid
of the Smile of the clown
So I close my eyes
Till I can't see the light
And I hide from the sound

We're two of a kind
Silence and I
We need a chance to talk things over
Two of a kind
Silence and I
We'll find a way to work it out

I can hear the cry
Of the leaf on a tree
As it Falls to the ground
I can hear the call
of an Echoing voice
And there's no one around

We're two of a kind
Silence and I
We need a chance to talk things over
Two of a kind
Silence and I
We'll find a way to work it out


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"Silence and I" as written by Eric Woolfson Alan Parsons

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  • +2
    My InterpretationThis song portrays an introvert, lonely person who is:
    - highly sensitive ("can hear the cry Of the leaf on a tree as it falls to the ground") and
    - extremely fearful ("always afraid of the smile of the clown")

    I find the instrumental interlude particularly interesting. It intensely contrasts both with the music of the vocal sections and with any idea of "silence" in general. In this way it makes us hear what's behind the veil of his silence:
    - The erratic rhythm (in places) indicates what emotional turbulences he is going through.
    - The beautiful, fast horn dominated section emphasizes how powerful and overwhelming he experiences his emotions.
    mcwryteron September 04, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was thinking he had some secret grief that he couldn't tell anyone, for whatever reason. Maybe he's ashamed of something he has done or that has happened to him, or maybe he'll be in some kind of trouble if he talks... just guessing.
    Hraesvelgon September 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment...or maybe he is just, as Camb06 said, a loner. Even a loner might like someone to "share the load" but for whatever reason, will not allow that to happen. Letting others in close to us gives them the power to hurt us. I'm doing what I can to grow out of this philosophy, but it's still buried down there and to this day, I keep to myself by default before catching my bad habit and sharing my pain with those I love, who want to help. At any rate, this song makes me feel simultaneously more isolated, as well as less so. It's also fucking fantastic.
    Hraesvelgon October 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis guy obviously gets along best when there's peace and quiet, so he can think. He's also a loner, because he doen't want to pester someone else with his problems.

    Did anybody else think that the first instrumental in this bore a striking resemblance to Pyramania?
    Camb06on August 17, 2006   Link

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