you want a place to settle down
but your old heart keeps moving on
and somewhere inside you know
the reason why you want to go
is the hope your absence makes their hearts grow fond

and you bide your time with pretense
dreams of green lawns and a strong fence
and the truth is in the silence

the sunlight slants a warning call
this city makes no sense at all
and you can’t tell if you came
here for wisdom or for fame
so you sit there with your back against the wall

outside are children playing
where the daylight is the only thing
as you sit there in the silence

and oh, do you dare
to head out towards the day
as the day fades everywhere?
and oh, do you dare
to climb that hill
when, oh, there’s too much everywhere?

now your driving past the rows
of all the haunts you used to know
and you hold in every breath
think of all the ones you left
and wish sometimes the memories would go

but you know the night is patient
there’s time for wondering where the time went
as you sit there in the silence


Lyrics submitted by tristanrichards

In the Silence song meanings
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