"Paint The Silence" as written by and Joel/shaw Cadbury....
How can you say your life is empty
So late in the day
Why would you stay another second
Now your sight got in the way
A combination
Of love and aggression
Another second lived

Don't paint the silence black now save me
Don't leave it a day
You got a right to stand or die so maybe
You take chances all the same
Pain comes in stages
If we don't make it
Nothing changes

Now the violence sleeps inside
Abandoned feeling for just a piece of mind
It's the reason why your teething side frustrates me

Now the violence sleeps inside
Abandoned feeling for just a piece of mind
It's the reason why your teething side irates me

Don't leave me to pick up on your questions
Not even a day
It's alright to finish up your sentence
You talk all the same
Pain comes in stages if we don't make it
Nothing changes

Now the violence sleeps inside
Abandoned feeling for just a piece of mind
It's the reason why your teething side frustrates me

Now the violence sleeps inside
Abandoned feeling for just a piece of mind
It's the reason why your teething side irates me


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"Paint the Silence" as written by James Mcdonald Brett Shaw

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    General Commentthe oc's done a great job of gettin some bands well deserved attention
    Spiderssocoldon December 31, 2004   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is so great. And I love it now more than ever because I can relate to it, currently. To me this song talks about two friends who are falling for each other, but one is afraid of ruining the friendship by taking it further, since there is the chance of it not working out-which may mean the possibility of the friendship as well.

    "Abandoned feeling for just a peace of mind
    It's the reason why your teething side frustrates me"

    In other words, giving up on something deeper to hold onto the security of not losing a really close friend. The teething side line is kind of confusing, but I kind of interpreted it as that person being still immature and because of it is giving up on something that could be wonderful. At least, that's how I feel now anyways...
    koriandrtton March 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song, although i prefer the electric version over the acoustic.
    enjoicocacolaon October 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwonderful song
    Madison5on September 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song, if not a little creepy
    gilbagon September 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshould get better respect than as a track on the O.C. disc. Silly Americans.
    madchesteron October 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand why would you give two fucks iif we learned of this song off the OC soundtrack? it`s a good song, end of story. <3
    clairebabyon November 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgo clairebaby! you're right. as long as it's heard, it shouldn't matter. <3.
    ____underxglasson November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful. beautiful.
    loveisaverbon January 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree that the OC has brought attention to some bands. It has for me and thats where i first heard this song. I just wish they had this band on itunes. This is one of the two songs of theirs available in the US itunes store.

    All in all this is a great song. I just wish this band had more attention over here.
    mike7on January 30, 2005   Link

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