"Silence" as written by and Ian Thomas/blackburn Ball....
They won't see
The fire you have lit inside of me
They look up to the stars
And wonder where you might be
They look up without realizing
That they're standing right there in the palm of your hand
I can't explain or understand
I just love you

It's common knowledge
That you've been dead for a while
It's well known that the cross is only a burden
With pains and trials
But then again how come my shoes are so light
How come I can walk for miles
And still just love you

So I think I'll stay
Caught up in a silent prayer
I believe in silence
Our hearts speak the same word
So why don't we just walk along
The shoreline with a silent song
Cause I believe in silence
Our hearts speak the same word

We have to prove
That our love is real over and over again
But let them think what they want
I know it will never end
Because I know where it began
And my heart still heart still pounds twice as fast
Whenever you walk by
Cause I still love you

So I think I'll stay


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"Silence" as written by Ian Thomas Ball Benjamin Joseph Ottewell

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    General CommentThis line is wrong:

    It's well known that the cross is only a burden with pains
    and trials. But thinking how come my shoes are so light, how come I can walk for miles?

    It's "But then again how come my shoes are so light".

    And it's "heart still POUNDS twice as fast", not pumps.

    But this song is definitely about God. "They look up without realizing they're standing in the palm of your hand" means that people are always looking for proof of a God, and they don't realize that they ARE proof.

    The second verse, the one I corrected is about how people always say that "the cross is only a burden", meaning that people think following Christ is a hassle, and Christian is like, "But then again... how come my shoes are so light? how come I can walk for miles and miles, and still just love you?" Saying that even though it's not easy, since he trusts in Christ his journey isn't that difficult in the end.

    I'm sorry for anyone like "lilcrow" who "hates god and anyone who follows him", I mean that's a pretty prejudice way to conduct yourself. I don't know what you've been through in life but I can assure you that Christ is LOVE.

    I'll pray for you, lilcrow, even though you hate me.
    MiniVanManon October 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is an amaing song.
    imponderableon December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI am really captivated by this song [I'm actually capticvated by all the Blindside songs, but yeah] and I cried the first time I heard it. It may not sound like so, bu the lyrics are so emotional and personally, it means a lot to me. Rock on Blindside!

    [p.s. The Great Depression is a very good album too, you guys should hear it out =) ]
    {p.s.s. By the way, that's the new Blindside album ;D}
    Steel Daggeron March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've thought about this song a lot over the past three years. Listened to it over and over again for hours in the night. It totally sums up how I feel about God. You can interpret it however you want but Blindside had something in mind when they did this and I don't think it had anything to do with romantic relationships. If you get something different out of it then great - I'm not against that at all but this song can speak volumes to a believer and I'm in that boat.

    Everyone at some point in their life wonders who God is, if He is at all. It's a thought that's been programmed into our beings. People think that God is hard to follow and hard to find but the truth is that He has revealed Himself to humanity through creation and that He wants to have a loving relationship with us. That relationship comes through Jesus Christ. The New Testament claims that Jesus Christ is literally the Word of God and that He is God Himself and that He indwells Himself among Christians; that's the fire in the first line of the song - the Bible says "His Word burns in my heart like a fire".

    Christianity is kind of hard to explain because everything is about this guy that died 2,000 years ago, but He was actually God, and He rose from the dead, and we can talk with Him like He's standing right beside us. Everybody knows that religion sucks because you have to follow stupid rules. The religion of Christianity is represented by the cross. That's what is meant by "the cross is only a burden". The cross represents "pain and trials" because God has rules that none of us can abide by, and if you cant abide by the rules you die. But Jesus did abide by the rules and then He laid down His life and suffered so that we don't have to abide by the rules. We just have to believe in Jesus! Consequently "my shoes are light", I have no burden, "I can walk for miles and still just love You."

    One of my most powerful memories with Jesus Christ was walking along a moonlight ocean beach, alone, praying. I was frustrated because it's hard to believe in something you can't see. I asked Him so many times to show me something to prove that He's real, and then He showed me the ocean, and the moon, and the stars, and how every grain of sand on that beach couldn't add up the number of good thoughts He has for me. "Wow," I thought, "I love You." When you realize how amazing God is it should leave you speechless. A silent conversation can be a beautiful thing. Silence is a beautiful thing by itself. "Our hearts speak the same word"

    Even though I may have such incredible intimacy with God on a personal level we still have the world to face. So I stick up for my God through my faith and He does the rest of the work to show the world that He loves them too. They still don't believe, many of them never will believe, even when there are miracles happening and I can really see that God is moving; I think that everyone will know now that God has proven Himself, but they ignore Him. Before there was sin and death in the world mankind was faced with a choice. God told man one thing and Satan told him another and man chose Satan's way. That's why the world is the way it is today. All of us are faced with the same choice. Love is only real if there is choice. The harder it is to make the right choice the more genuine your love is proven to be. To create the relationship God wants with us there has to be choice. Sometimes you notice that God is there, as if He walked by and you caught a glimpse, and you realize what an awesome being He is. He created the depths of space, the stars and the planets and the comets and the black holes; the same being that created the eyeball and the butterfly and the atom. It's something that can make your heart pound in fear, but He loves you more than you can imagine. He proved His love for you by becoming a man and giving up His own life; that's something that makes my heart pound from exitement.

    His love is so breathtaking. Why would the God of the Universe lower himself into the form of man in a fallen state and suffer through poverty, beatings, and execution? Because He loves me! He wants to give me the choice to be with Him and He wants to make it as easy as possible. The song says "our hearts speak the same word", I believe that word is love (if you needed something verbal to explain something silent).

    I know that I got very analytical here. There's so much that could be said about this song, and I kind of want to say all of it, but words just can't explain Silence (since by nature silence is absent of words). It's a song about that thing that I just can't explain, my faith, and how this love is so real and no one else seems to understand such a simple thing.
    shadrackon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey won't see the fire you have lit inside of me.
    [Perhaps people who have hardened their hearts or something of the sort

    They look up to the stars and wonder where you might be.
    (Correction) -they look up.- Without realizing they're standing in the palm of your hand.
    [people wonder where God is. but really he's holding the whole universe in his hand and is in control of everything

    I can't explain or understand.
    I just love you.
    [basically faith is hard to explain, to believe in something that you can't see. but he still has faith and loves God]

    It's common knowledge that; you've been dead for a while.
    [People think that even if Christ was real.. that he's really dead. Or that it’s all fake, Or something of the sort]

    It's well known that the cross is only a burden with pains
    and trials.
    [ perhaps like being a Christian is just a life filled with pain and is pointless

    But thinking how come my shoes are so light, how come I can walk for miles?
    And still, just love you?
    [he can find strength in God. and even when there are tough times, he still comes out loving God (Christian says sings the same type of thing in Eye of the Storm) ]

    So I think I'll stay, caught up in silent prayer,
    cause I believe in silence. Our hearts speak the same words. So why don't we just walk along the shoreline with our silent song? Cause I believe in silence. Our hearts speak the same words, the same words.
    [self explanatory i suppose]

    We have to prove that our love is real, over and over again.
    [people want those who follow Christ to prove themselves]

    But let them think what they want cause I know It'll never end.
    [ridicule for being Christ followers will happen to the end of time ]

    Cause I know when it began.
    [perhaps he’s referring to the fall. even since evil has entered man, anyone who has been follow God has been ridiculed for it]

    And my heart still pumps twice as fast whenever you walk by.
    Cause I still love you.
    [basically whenever he feels God’s presence(and I can talk from my own experience) it’s just so amazing
    onelastgoodbyeon July 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthanks @onelastgoodbye and @shadrack.
    nailed it
    Marco!on January 17, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the shittle! im in love with it! AHHH
    euphoriiaon July 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCRYS!!!!!! i love euphoriia! and i love this song! BLINDSIDE IS AMAZING LIVE! wooo!
    starcorexXxon August 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love star!core that is! blindside is the shittle!! thats good!
    euphoriiaon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is such an awesome song about his relationship with god.... *sighs*. and so true, too. it puts a lot of things that I've been through lately in perspective. this is where I want to be with my relationship with Him. one question for you all, though. when he says "our hearts speak the same words", is he talking about the people around him, or god?
    just a little something to think about. :) oh, and if I forgot to mention earlier, this song is amazingly beautiful....
    dyinginnewbrunswickon August 21, 2002   Link

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