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

It's true: I'm missing you
And I stand alone inside your room

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

[Chorus:]
I will try to connect all the pieces you've left
I will carry it on and let you forget
I'll remember the years when your mind was still clear
All the flickering lights that filled up this silent house

One room, two beds
In the closet hangs your favorite dress
Good books that you read
Are in pieces now; the pages are shredded

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

[Chorus]

Everything that you made by hand
And everything that you learned by heart
Every name that you can't recall

[Chorus]


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"Silent House" as written by Neil Finn

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    General CommentIt's about losing people -probably parents or other close family members, as the band members are of an age where this happens and the opening verse is "These walls; have eyes; Rows of photographs; And faces like mine " - through dementia/altzeimers and that sort of thing.

    It's a sad song but not a hopeless one: it's more about fond memories and moving on. My favourite verse is "I will try to connect; All the pieces you've left; I will carry it on; **And let you forget**;"

    cowja777on March 12, 2011   Link

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