"Breaking The Silence" as written by and Benjamin Burnley....
I'll keep my sights on waking dream
I gave my life to the vile be me
I am but one of a dying breed
Hate kills this world, but it won't kill me

(Wake up! I break up the silence, I, I break up the silence)
I'm breaking the silence I'm falling apart for you
(Wake up! I break up the silence, I, I break up the silence)
I'm chasing the righteous becoming a part of you

Fake plastic life, full of wasted years
The lost inside, diabolic fear
I feel no fault for the fault I feel
Hope drains this world, but it won't drain me

(Wake up! I break up the silence, I, I break up the silence)
I'm breaking the silence I'm falling apart for you
(Wake up! I break up the silence, I, I break up the silence)
I'm chasing the righteous becoming a part of you
Run
(Wake up! I break up the silence, I, I break up the silence)
I'm breaking the silence I'm falling apart for you
(Wake up! I break up the silence, I, I break up the silence)
I'm chasing the righteous becoming a part of you

I'm breaking the silence, I'm falling down with you


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"Breaking the Silence" as written by Benjamin Burnley

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    Song MeaningThis song right away says to me that he is finally coming out of that pause of those few years do to his health issues and the two members leaving. Now he is able to get back to writing music, singing songs, and being with the band.
    Redskins93fanon September 24, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationThe lyrics are vague and this song can be interpreted in many different ways.

    I interpret it as a guy who was wicked, vile, and found some light. The problem is, the girl he loved left him because of the darkness in him. He says he’s chasing the righteous and becoming a part of her. I think he feels more connected to her in his new found light. He realized that he wasted his years with fake people and their fake plastic life. She’s real and he respects that. Okay here’s where it gets weird. He scared the girl away that he loved with his wickedness. When he says “diabolic fear” I think that’s the fear he made her feel. Maybe she felt like he’d hurt her or do something evil to her. He doesn’t feel at fault, but knows some of the fault to a degree does fall on him. Hope drains people and so does hate, but I think he’s saying she can hate him as much as she wants but he doesn’t care. He also won’t let his hope of getting her back drain him. It’s his “waking dream”.

    He yells “Run” near the end of the song. I think he’s afraid to hurt her again and is confused between his light and the darkness he knew.

    I'll keep my sights on waking dream (He’ll stay focused on the dreams that are awakening in him)
    I gave my life to the vile be me (He gave into the awful parts about him; sin)
    I am but one of a dying breed (He feels like there aren’t too many people who know what it’s like to be that vile person)
    Hate kills this world, but it won't kill me (People give into hate and hate kills but he won’t let the hate around him break him or bother him)

    Wake up! I break up the silence, I, I break up the silence (He wants to talk about everything they left unsaid)
    I'm breaking the silence I'm falling apart for you (He fell in love with her and is still a broken man)
    Wake up! I break up the silence, I, I break up the silence (He’s angry that she left things unsaid)
    I'm chasing the righteous becoming a part of you (He’s trying to find what’s right and by doing that, he feels more connected to her)

    Fake plastic life, full of wasted years (Fake people and time spent with them is wasted years to him)
    The lost inside, diabolic fear (He felt lost inside. The fear of something evil happening.)
    I feel no fault for the fault I feel (He doesn’t feel to blame even though he does feel it to a degree)
    Hope drains this world, but it won't drain me (People drain themselves with hope and it becomes exhausting but it won’t make him feel that way)

    Chorus- see above
    Run (He’s telling her to run because he probably will hurt her)
    chorus- see above

    I'm breaking the silence, I'm falling down with you (He’s letting her know that he’s breaking down like she is)
    hiddenmeaningzon February 07, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI'm breaking the silence I'm falling apart for you ---> I think this whole song is directed to a woman. They're over and through with their relationship or maybe she was just a friend that he never got the chance to really be with. He's falling apart over this person and what they've done to him. His feelings and everything he wanted is so intense that it's making him suffer. It was real love to him, or could have been. He chasing things in life that makes him feel closer or more relatable to her; like the practice of being a good person "chasing the righteous"

    Fake plastic life, full of wasted years
    The lost inside, diabolic fear
    I feel no fault for the fault I feel
    Hope drains this world, but it won't drain me ---->
    It brushes on how people are fake and being fake can wear you out but he's not going to go down like the rest and have hope drain him.

    His tone expresses much of the song's meaning. He's angry over something his loved one did... I think....

    Ultimately... I feel like he's saying he's not going to be worn out with all the faking he has to do in order to keep the one he loves but he kind of contradicts himself and really is close to breaking down completely...so he shouts, "run."

    I think most people have tried to seem like they're something they're not in their life when you meet someone who you love and really want things to work out with... so you try to be what they like and what they're into so you can keep them happy or just so you get to be their "perfect" guy. To me, that's sort of what the song is about. But he's frustrated.

    I could be way off.
    longsufferingon March 18, 2017   Link

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