If language were liquid
It would be rushing in
Instead here we are
In a silence more eloquent
Than any word could ever be

These words are too solid
They don't move fast enough
To catch the blur in the brain
That flies by and is gone
Gone
Gone
Gone

I'd like to meet you
In a timeless, placeless place
Somewhere out of context
And beyond all consequences

Let's go back to the building
(Words are too solid)
On Little West Twelfth
It is not far away
(They don't move fast enough)
And the river is there
And the sun and the spaces
Are all laying low
(To catch the blur in the brain)
And we'll sit in the silence
(That flies by and is)
That comes rushing in and is
Gone (Gone)

I won't use words again
They don't mean what I meant
They don't say what I said
They're just the crust of the meaning
With realms underneath
Never touched
Never stirred
Never even moved through

If language were liquid
It would be rushing in
Instead here we are
In a silence more eloquent
Than any word could ever be

And is gone
Gone
Gone
And is gone


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Language Lyrics as written by Suzanne Vega Michael Visceglia

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI think this song is pretty straight-forward. It's about how sometimes words seem overrated and clumsy when you're in love. It doesn't feel right talking. Silence connects the two people better than words. Words could never describe the way they feel.

    I adore the lines:
    "I'd like to meet you
    In a timeless, placeless place
    Somewhere out of context
    And beyond all consequences"

    If you've ever been in love or infatuated with someone, you'll get that feeling when you want to leave the place and people, the contex in which the relationship is at the moment, and just be with that person alone without the feeling of a given time peroid at the end of which you have to part.
    kristina_kson April 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlook for my inout on other suzzane vega songs especially queen and soldier i am !@#$%^&*()

    i agree with kristina ks although.........
    it doesnt have to be about love
    it too like the parts she liked however my favourite part is
    If language were liquid
    It would be rushing in
    Instead here we are
    In a silence more eloquent
    Than any word could ever be


    These words are too solid
    They don't move fast enough
    To catch the blur in the brain
    That flies by and is gone

    it is very very straight forward and in that words are too slow and dont say what you say or describe how you feel now matter how articulate you are

    in saying if language were liquid it would be rushing in she shows how much faster we think than we talk and how deep all of us can be and are but for some more than others the blur it the brain will never be even attempted to be described in words nor the eloquent silence wi=hich of course is much more fitting
    !@#$%^&*()on October 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFantastic song. I feel like that very often. Obviously, I don't talk much.
    BoyInTheBelfryon August 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhen these words go with the music, they're like the best poetry i've ever heard, liquid, out of context, beyond all consequences.

    Koeon September 17, 2011   Link

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