"Radio Silence" as written by and Sult/huffman/nelson/lin....
Let it sing
Let it die
And roll out the carpets
No such thing

Mustn't pry
All hail to another confession
And it's losing me
Where have all the merrymakers gone?

Some people will surprise you with a real depth of feeling
Others still may shock you with all that they're revealing
But one thing's sure: there's always more information than you ask

Ask for this:
Just enough knowledge to know I don't know anything
Nobody likes what I like, that's how I like it
Some things are personal (at least they should be)

Or is it too much to ask you just to maintain a little
Maintain a little
Maintain a little
Maintain a little

Maintain a little
Maintain a little
(Take the cynical saint to the stake and burn it)
It's radio radio silence silence.

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    General CommentYea, I love that part of the song. At the end is it backmasking? that would be cool if it said something straight forward. Someone should check.
    aptitudeon January 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin the simplest, most basic terms, "You're providing me with too much information, in the gentlest way, shut the fuck up."
    liberandonon June 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDear God, No Replies? I love this song, their lead singer puts so much emotion into it, and i love the "Some ppl will surprise you with a real depth of feeling others still may shock you with all that they're revealing." I don't know exactly what this song is about, but i like it, alot
    Devo2234on June 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin a very superficial sense, this song is about the yellow journalism of the entertainment industry.

    it has been said that it was inspired by fiona apple's over-openness about her tumultous past.
    little_miss_octoberon August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about people who give you sob stories and want sympathy and $
    incuon May 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the most awesome songs.

    Which is why it's kind of sad that the "NeoNess" butchered the lyrics so horribly. Not only is it filled with wrong lyrics, but some parts of the song were kept out completely.

    Age5ixRaceron June 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Let it sing/let it die"-
    Could be saying let it run its course and let it be afterwards. Or on the other hand, after it happens, sing about it for closure. The rest of the song implies the former explanation, though.
    I like this song a lot, but I'd have to disagree. John Lennon's confessions about his childhood (his "primal scream" days) were theraputic not only for him but for me as the listener. Other people's pain isn't always about economic growth, it could be personal growth. It may help other people feel not so alone in a world where a lot of people get distraught over the littlest things and don't know what pain is.

    I suppose it all comes down to where you draw the line of confessions...your moral standards and such. I don't think revealing too much will destroy someone's dignity, because problems are often solved and allievated after they are put down on paper and scrutinized. That's just my opinion.

    Still, one of my favorite Harvey Danger songs. Well written and powerfuly voiced.
    Shep420on June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut then again, what is this, as any other song, other than a confession? Without revealing shock, there would be a lot of radio silence...
    Shep420on June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Nobody likes what I like,
    that's how I like it.
    Somethings are personal,
    at least they should be."

    You left out the line that makes the song what it is.
    geekon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti made a montage of my school radio's best bits over this, kinda ruined it
    thenextpopeon October 05, 2008   Link

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