Mike Silver - Breaking the Silence


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Breaking the Silence

© Faymusic Publishing Written and composed by Mike Silver

On my TV screen I see you weep for the memory of those you lost
The icy terror in your hearts caught in history’s permafrost
Overcome you cannot speak spirit willing flesh so week
Snow and rain on iron doors a billion hearts in time with yours

Now its over sixty years since since the gates were broken down
And the hollow faces filled with dread screamed their pain but made no sound
Skin and bone in the morning chill shivering and shaking still
Unbelieving that they were called to be the ones who survived at all

Breaking the silence speaking their minds
Voicing opinions they’ve got theirs I’ve got mine
Talking in nightmares leave no-one in doubt
Breaking the silence crying out loud.

So the doorway to revenge is closed but two wrongs never make a right
And hearts of steel must make a show and leaders look elsewhere to fight
But when another sixty years have gone who will question what was done
Will they ever be allowed to speak as free as you are now

Breaking the silence….

Johnny Coppin: Piano, counter melody and backing vocal
Mike: acc. Guitar and vocal.


from Mike Silver - Alchemy, released March 26, 2019


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