"Know When To Walk Away" as written by and Jay Clifford....
Know when to walk
Know when to walk away
Know when to walk
Know when to walk away
Know when to walk
Know when to walk away
Know when to walk
Know when to walk

Slowly grind away the innocence
If you can hide the evidence
Erase the photographs
If you can choke down the laughs

Advertise the bruises and the lows
Cause you know it never shows
It's too late to let it in
When it's under your skin

Why'd you take the long way round
Going nowhere
I heard you tried to make a sound
Out of dead air

Your silence is murder
Your silence is murder
Your silence is murder
Know when to walk away

The only way that i know how to be
Is slowly killing me
But I keep it in my coat
Or maybe stuffed down my throat

Apologize for every breath you take
Cause the world is what we make
To slowly blur the line
Between the out and inside

Did you take what you deserve
And then some
And didn't catch a single word
Above the bedlam

Your silence is murder
Your silence is murder
Your silence is murder
Know when to walk away

Know when to walk
Know when to walk away

These confessions are worthless
A dozen a dime
A drop of blood in the sea
So serious, so serious
Can you honestly tell me
That there is nothing more to say?

Know when to walk
Know when to walk away

Slowly grind away the innocence
Slowly grind away the innocence
Slowly grind away the innocence
Slowly grind away the innocence
Slowly grind away the innocence

Know when to walk
Know when to walk away

Slowly grind away the innocence
Know when to walk
Know when to walk away

Slowly grind away the innocence
Know when to walk
Know when to walk away

Slowly grind away the innocence

Your silence is murder
Your silence is murder
Your silence is murder
Know when to walk away

Know when to walk
Know when to walk away

Know when to walk
Know when to walk away

Know when to walk
Know when to walk away


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"Know When To Walk Away" as written by Jay Clifford

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    General Commentbrilliant song, brilliant man.
    so good.
    norwegian_woodon January 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyour silence is murder
    basically the other person won't talk to him
    they're just there together
    and he can't bear it
    his innocence is gone
    his heart is broken
    and he has to walk away
    razehateon May 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI interpret this song as someone who is physically abused in a relationship and refuses to acknowledge it....

    she simply needs to "know when to walk away."
    cstantonon May 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree 100% with cstanton.
    I know it is completely wrong, but this song also speaks to me as an introvert. Particularly the line "The only way that i know how to be, is slowly killing me." I feel like "Your silence is murder" is talking about how hard it is to be introverted in an extrovert world. It is like a blow to my self esteem every time I can't think of something to say in a conversation.
    Of course I realize that this isn't true, because the other lines prove otherwise lol. idk maybe I'm crazy. It's a great song either way.
    worldsabluron September 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentso we can't delete these comments,
    but i changed my mind,

    or i thought about it more clearly i guess,
    i think that the silence is actually murder.

    at least it might lead to one,
    slowly grind away the innocence,
    it's literal as this small child has to watch his mother get beaten,
    it slowly grinds away his innocence,
    the only way he knows how to live is to stay out of the way,
    but it kills him because of what the male figure is doing to his mother.

    and the fact that until this moment he has said nothing,
    and that she will most likely go on saying nothing,
    keeping her silence,
    will lead to her death.

    if she doesn't learn when to walk away,
    and soon;
    her silence might literally be her undoing.
    razehateon September 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI completely see it the way you guys do:
    "If you can hide the evidence"
    Keep anyone from figuring out she/he's being beaten.
    "If you can choke down the laughs"
    I don't know, maybe the person beating doesn't have any pity and it just makes them laugh how the other person just shuts up.
    "It's too late to let it in
    when it's under your skin"
    It's too late to get over it (actually, it can also mean to speak up) when you already have a connection, are already attached.
    Someone might also think of it as cheating. Hiding the evidence of it. Slowly grind away the innocence can be that one is influencing another into things they've never done before, most likely sex.
    I guess I see it this the way I do because I can relate to it so much more this way.
    ronmascaraon January 05, 2009   Link

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