Monday, June 28, 2010

Break the Silence



(Drums begin)
(Guitar BEGINS)

(MALE VOCALS)
Many words
Both spoken and unspoken
Come to my mind
A collage of thoughts
A black hole
They are unforgettable
How do I convince myself?

(FEMALE VOCALS)
Why do words struggle to come out?
Why do we struggle to express ourselves?
Why are you hurt when I speak my heart to you?
You said to me
Revealing them
Eases the struggle
Then, why?

(MALE VOCALS)
Why couldn’t the horizon go further away?

(FEMALE VOCALS)
Where did this distance creep in from?
Why, this distance
Why?

(Strings BEGIN)
(Strings SOLO)
(Choir-AH + Flute DUAL)

(MALE VOCALS)
Questions need to be asked
Questions need answers
Questions have all been answered
So, break the silence
Now, there is no one to blame

(FEMALE VOCALS)
Caught in this train
There is nothing to gain
Let me tell you everything in my heart
You’ve listened, so please listen
There is nothing to gain
Until we break the silence

(MALE VOCALS)
Only we understand
The heart’s ways

(MALE VOCALS)
How did the traces get vanished?
Where did this distance come from?

(FEMALE VOCALS)
Why do words struggle to come out?
Why do we struggle to express ourselves?
Revealing them
Eases the struggle
My love wants to talk to you
So, please listen

(MALE VOCALS)
Many words
Both spoken and unspoken
Come to my mind
A collage of thoughts
An unfilled void
They are unforgettable
How do I convince myself?
How do I explain to you?

(Piano BEGINS)

(MALE VOCALS)
Time has played with us
There was a time
When I could hear you out
There was a time
When I was heard
Time has begun to
Slip away like sand
From our hands

(Flute SOLO)

(MALE and FEMALE DUET)
Caught in this train
There is nothing to gain
Until we meet
And, let our eyes talk and smile
Until we break the silence
All we need is a fair chance
To break the silence


Photo by Ajey Padival 
Copyright © Ajey Padival 2010 (Brisbane, Australia; +61434360675; ajeypadival@msn.com)

7 responses:

Eva said...

There was sadness in this piece. Like longing for a connection that was once there. Strong words and stronger feelings.

TechnoBabe said...

If you have been able to communicate both verbally and visually in the past then you probably still can. If you are struggling to find words, struggling to get the words out, are you doing too much talking? Every couple experiences ouchy times, times of some distance. Smooth reunions are possible through gentle sweet slow and quiet closeness. Not all questions need to be asked. Sometimes answers are apparent without even saying it out loud. Breaking the silence can be broken with silence.

Opaque said...

@Eva - Yes.

Opaque said...

@TechnoBabe - Hmm. I understand. Thanks!!!

The Write Girl said...

This is a beautiful and powerful song AJ. Your words flow like poetry. More amazing writing here!!

Opaque said...

@The Write Girl - Thanks!

Shadow said...

it can be sooo sooo difficult to break silence some times, yet when that is the case, it is so much more important to do so...