The Noise Around You

Sometimes, I have written songs. Not many and not recently. Here’s one from a while back. Maybe if I get brave enough someday, I’ll sing it for you.
Don’t hold your breath.

image by -Reno

image by -Reno

Never take the word of a mute:
Even the deaf know the silence lies.
There’s music everywhere tonight
And lovelight deep in your eyes.

Even when the silence beckons,
There’s a song still filling the heavens.
Like a tale told ‘round a fire
By the voices of a hidden choir.

Don’t listen to the noise around you
Without listening for the song.
Melodies abound and surround you —
You hear them your whole life long.

I listen to your sleepy breathing
Like a symphony in the night.
There’s rhythm in random noises
And a roar behind all that’s quiet.

It’s the almost silent hums, it’s the ticking time,
It’s the barking of the dogs outside.
It’s those late train whistles and screeching tires —
There’s no silence even when you try.

But don’t listen to the noise around you
Without listening for the song.
Melodies abound and surround you —
You hear them your whole life long.

So never take the word of a deaf man:
Beethoven plays in his mind.
His silence is louder than your music,
Like the slow passing of the time.

I listen to your sleepy breathing:
There’s music in your waking sighs.
Silently singing a love song —
Even the deaf know the silence lies.

Don’t listen to the noise around you
Without listening for the song.
Melodies abound and surround you —
You hear them your whole life long.

If you listen, you can hear them your whole life long.
Listen — you’ll hear them your whole life long.
Hear them your whole life long.

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About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.
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