"Silent Movie" as written by Guy Chambers and Natasha Bedingfield....
We're in a picture black and white
Who took the light out of my life
When you, gave in
We're playing out of different roles
We should be wanting the same goals
Listening, forgiving

Oh, why can't we communicate
When the main feature is just beginning
In the silent movie there's no talking
You're just an actor
So break into my story
Take it over
Paint me with color

Everybody's speaking, but you don't know what they're saying
You're just guessing meanings
Interpreting emotion through a window that is broken
We're just testing feelings

Oh, why can't we communicate
When the main feature is just beginning
In the silent movie there's no talking
You're just an actor
So break into my story
Take it over
Paint me with color

Step into the movie, you can be my leading man
Break into the silence, so your heart can understand
Step into the movie, we could walk along the sand
Let me stand beside you, put you're life into my hand

Don't you know you love me, like you never love yourself
Don't you know you love me, like you never love yourself
Don't you know you love me, like you never love yourself
Don't you know you love me, like you never love yourself

In the silent movie there's no talking
You're just an actor
So break into my story
Take it over
Paint me with color

In the silent movie there's no talking
You're just an actor
So break into my story
Take it over
Paint me with color


Lyrics submitted by sparklefairy

"Silent Movie" as written by Guy Chambers Natasha Bedingfield

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    General Commentso this song definately has to be about miscommunication. they're each not getting each other, and she wants him to break through the silence and comfusion and be with her and complete her because they already know there's feelings between them.
    chasinglights35on July 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah and the movie is an analogy for their relationship.
    chasinglights35on July 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentaccidentally came across natasha when my sister left her cd in my player, but i think she's a good singer even though i don't like pop. toolostinyou when i read your comments i didn't really think about the song that way but you may be right. however i thought she was singing about her father who left her when she was young, "took light out of my life when you gave in", but she wants to get to know him better now that they have met up again, "break into my story" and "you can be my leading man". i don't know if this could be it. does anybody know if her dad left her when she was young??
    gladius1010on September 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNooo. I agree w/ toolostinyou.
    crazy&lovniton January 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLove it. Not exactly sure what it means. Now. Thought it was about a boyfriend. Maybe. Maybe not. Who knows.
    karlnmon January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI used to think weirdly, this was about having a crush on TV. LOL but now listening to the words it is about miscommunication of some sort.

    my fav line
    We're in a picture black and white
    Who took the light out of my life

    my fav verse ; the chorus
    In the silent movie there's no talking
    You're just an actor
    So break into my story
    Take it over
    Paint me with colour
    topshopon July 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe metaphor of a failing relationship as a silent movie is brilliant. When the communication goes, all you have left is this feeling that your significant other is just a roommate and a person that never leaves. Too bad this song didn't run up the pop charts, because this is one of the few pop songs in recent memory that I've actually liked. Well, I guess the unplucked gems are the ones that are left behind for the real fans.
    OpinionHeadon December 09, 2009   Link

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