"Silence" as written by Stephen Daniel Mason, Charlie Lowell, Dan Haseltine and Matt Odmark....
Take, take till there's nothing, nothing to turn to.
Nothing when you get through.
Won't you break, scatter pieces of all I've been.
Bowing to all I've been running to.

Where are you?
Where are you?

Did you leave me unbreakable?
Leave me frozen?
I've never felt so cold.
I thought you were silent.
I thought you left me for the wreckage and the waste.
On an empty beach of faith.
Was it true?

I, I got a question, I got a question-Where are you?

Scream, deeper I want to scream.
I want you to hear me, I want you to find me.
I want to believe but all I pray is wrong and all I claim is gone.

I, I got a question, I got a question
Where are you?
Where are you?

Lyrics submitted by jarsonic

"Silence" as written by Dan Haseltine Charlie Lowell

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General Commentwow... i've felt this frustration, looking for God, not finding him... wondering if He really is? Does the fact that I can't feel Him or see Him make him less real? Where is He? Silence is so powerful, so much more powerful than screaming. Evil screams, shouts, makes noise, while Truth sits patiently-- not arguing, because Truth is true and it doesn't need to justify itself. Truthh is true regardless of what people believe or want to think... like Jesus on trial before Pontius Pilate...
    Laura Bora Aliceon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsilence is way more powerful than sound, because even if you think about in scary movies, when you know somethings about to happen, it's worse when it's silent then when there is scary music playing. I don't know maybe it's just me.

    but the song: I like when it says "I THOUGHT you left me", because even though we feel like He's left us and we feel alone, He is always there and He never leaves us. Sometimes He is silent, but He is still there and loving us more than ever.
    malli321on July 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's about someone screaming for God's help. "Where are you?"

    Deeper, I wanna scream
    I want you to hear me
    I want you to find me

    It's saying basically, come find me God, i'm right here, why don't you come find me? I need you now come find me. It is like when you run away to a place that you know someone will look, cause you want them to find you and bring you home.
    zacsteron March 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song represents the doubt that many of us face in our christian walks. We may sometimes wonder if God hears us or if he's even there. It's not saying he's givin up faith, but rather just an expression of what he feels. The "I got a question" is cried out to get God's attention; then the "where are you" is the question being stated for God.
    Cuevoon April 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentincredible song....i saw them live about a year ago and it is amazing live...wow makes you want to cry...great great song
    Atreyu8604on July 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhere's God? Is it just me, or do we need Him now more than ever? Today, the air is thick with so many issues that are tearing at the heart of our beliefs and God seems so distant. Often enough, we shrug it off, convincing ourselves that there will be an answer someday. How long will we have to wait? But eventually our convictions become too much to ignore, we just feel like shouting, "WHERE ARE YOU?" And why can't we experience him directly like in the time of Moses and David? I feel this is a question that will stay with us as long as we live.
    FlakePirateon September 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnotice this song doesn't resolve... maybe there is no resolution to this whole problem.. maybe all the stories in the Bible are myths and God doesn't even care about us.. my sister has been asking the same questions without answer and I have been asking the same question... maybe God isn't involved in our lives.. maybe thats all a myth
    Themuse97on August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHaunting, beautiful song. It really does reflect how so many Christians feel. We want to scream, crying out to God and wondering where he is in our life, when all the while he's standing beside us, silent.

    If we could just wake up, we would see he's been there all along, and he'll never fail us. Even at the worst of times, he's still there, keeping us standing upright.
    Lucygirlon January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentObviously it has been a long time since Themuse97 left his comment, but I just wanted to respond. To him, or anyone else who feels the same way, I totally know how you feel. I think most believers do at one point or another, from many of the great saints of the last 2000 years, to the writers of the Psalms in the Bible. But, as Lucygirl says, God is always there and will not fail. Only He knows why it's sometimes so hard to see or feel His presence, but the truth is that He isn't going away, no matter how we feel. The hard times pass, and light comes back. (Again, the biblical Psalms have many examples of this.) If we stick it out, and especially if we pray for help, we'll get to a place where it doesn't feel like a myth anymore.

    I'm not trying to sound preachy, but just to speak out of some of my own experiences, and those of others that I know. I definitely don't have many answers, and I think the genius of this song is that it doesn't try to offer any, but just cries out to God. That's all we can really do in such moments.

    Themuse97, I hope and pray that you and your sister are feeling closer to God, and that He will bless you both as you struggle with these issues.
    ~nora~on June 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song was written about a survivor/family member of a 9/11 victim and how and why there are directing the questions at God...it makes sense if you think of the song in that perspective.
    cm629on June 23, 2009   Link

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