I'm tricked by your smile
want to be forgiven
waiting for the battle
aching for belief

but your answer is wrong
and my spirit is broken
like choirs in the winter
singing out of key

I am silent
invisible to you
while I count the days gone by

I am silent
invisible to you
while I shape the things to come

I try so hard
to fight for an illusion
holding my breath
biting my tongue
I try to cope
so give me a reason
I'm waiting for help

I'm trapped by my guilt
want to be forgotten
tired of the noise
aching for relief

but your anger is gone
and my silence is golden
like fires on the water
drifting out of reach

I am silent…



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Invisible and Silent song meanings
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    General CommentEver break up a relationship and felt guilty at the pain you caused to the other person. Despite anything you do you can't reach out to the other lest they mistake your compassion for a desire to return to the way things were...
    - yeah its like that to me...
    dispareon December 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI know the feeling... and it's put into words so well...
    mridlenon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI dont agree with what your saying, i understand that for someone who have been in this situation that is what the lyrics means. But listen to the first part "I'm tricked by your smile waiting for the battle
    want to be forgiven aching for belief" at least to me this is more a lyric about feeling love for someone but being unable to tell, the part, "want to be forgiven" is´nt because he has allready done something to hurt her but is the feeling of guilt because of his feelings towards her. And the only thing he really want is to talk to her about it. But she doesnt have the same feelings towards him and hes spirit is broken, therefor he feels invicible and silent, but allways still hoping that he will be seen and heard one day.but then she has forgotten about what he have done and he has coped with hiding what he feels because silence is golden. it may to some look like a happy ending but its really not because hes silent again. But still this is what he wanted he fighted for a ilussion. But this is only what i think
    myoo-naon July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFrom the moment I heard this song, I thought of much different topic...

    Ceasing to beleive of a god you beleive in.

    but that's just my take... The last set of lyrics seems to disprove this though
    Kitsune_Tokkanon January 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me it sounds like the narrator is realizing that someone he knew and thought he was close to doesn't really know him at all.
    LaLaLogicon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe phrase 'invisible and silent' makes me think of Front 242's "circling overland" which uses the phrase too. I don't think there's a connection except maybe in subtle homage to 242, the lyrics don't seem related at all, but I can't shake the feeling.
    Wintermut3on November 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentseems to me like a man who lost his faith and his conversation with god. like the chorus could be god, invisible and silent, you aren't sure he's there
    james-woodson September 07, 2008   Link

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