"Silent House" as written by and Martie Macguire Emily Robinson....
These walls have eyes
Rows of photographs
And faces like mine
Who do we become
Without knowing where
We started from?

It's true; I'm missing you
As I stand alone in your room

Everyday that will pass you by
Every name that you won't recall
Everything that you made by hand
Everything that you know by heart

And I will try to connect
All the pieces you left
I will carry it on
And let you forget
And I'll remember the years
When your mind was clear
How the laughter and life
Filled up this silent house

One room
Two single beds
In the closet hangs
Your favorite dress
The books that you read
Are in scattered piles
Of paper shreds

Everything that you made by hand
Everything that you know by heart

And I will try to connect
All the pieces you left
I will carry it on
And let you forget
And I'll remember the years
When your mind was clear
How the laughter and life
Filled up this silent house
Silent house

In the garden off the living room
A chill fills the air
And the lilies bloom

And I will try to connect
All the pieces you left
I will carry it on
And let you forget
And I'll remember the years
When your mind was clear
How the laughter and life
Filled up this...

And I will try to connect
All the pieces you left
I will carry it on
And let you forget
And I'll remember the years
When your mind was clear
How the laughter and life
Filled up this silent house

Silent house


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"Silent House" as written by Neil Finn

Lyrics © CHRYSALIS SONGS O/B/O ROUNDHEAD MUSIC

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    General CommentI love this song. I think it's a daughter releasing her parent to dementia or Alzheimers.
    hvgrickson May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree. This song totally seems like it's about someone with a mother who has Alzheimers. Maybe it's just because my Grandma does, but a lot of the lines seem to fit. Either way this song is beautiful.
    chameleon333888on June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNatalie's grandmother suffers from Alzheimers and that's pretty much what the song's about. Great song.
    derekblu85on July 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I heard this song, I was fighting back tears. Although I cannot relate to the song personally, I can relate on trying to connect everything, like with my family's history and etc. It's hard to understand if you don't understand it.
    siempreselena9845on February 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm not a DC fan, haven't even heard their version (i'm sure it's good, just not my cuppa tea). I have heard the Neil Finn version with Elly May Barnes doing backing vocals and it is amazing. Woah. I've read that it is about Alzheimers too, makes sense when reading the lyrics. Beautiful.
    kit_katon March 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love the part where it says i will let you forget...i'm glad there is finally a good song out there about what happens to you when you get this horrible disease. i'd rather be diagnosed with cancer than have to forget my family and friends...
    dmbislove41on May 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBelieve it or not, there are people who confuse this song to be about Paul Hester because of the fact Neil Finn co wrote it with the Dixie Chicks.
    crowdiegalon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song does an amazing job of capturing the emotions of a person caring for someone with Alzheimer's. My grandmother has it, and emotionally it's much worse for my grandfather and her children than it is for her, because, as the song says, they have to "carry it on and let [her] forget".
    dubhmactireon July 31, 2011   Link

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