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Irish Musician & Singer-Songwriter, London, UK
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Silence

Hello all. It’s been a month since I graced this stage – a fact I’m not particularly proud of! Today I’m sharing a new video with you which I recorded a couple of weeks back. The song I perform is called “Silence” and I wrote it about fifteen years ago, when I still lived in the Emerald Isle.

I received a surprising message recently from a young woman who heard me play this song in 2001, when I was a Kibbutz volunteer in Israel. She had been looking for me for many years, with the hope of hearing the song again. This inspired me to record it, and I’m very glad I did. I have so many old songs I never perform, and knowing this song made such an impression, I’m now going to dust those oldies off, and bring them back to life.

I always enjoy hearing people’s interpretations of my songs. This means I don’t usually go into a detailed explanation of what they are about, for fear of ruining what a song means to an individual. But here I will say at least this: for me, this song speaks about perception, and those emotions we experience in the silence of our own hearts.

I hope you enjoy.

Lyrics: Silence may wound the fearful Words say more than they should Your thoughts may not be evil And yet in deed they would make it Too late for you to go Too late for you to show Your life’s in shreds Too late for you to cry Too late to say goodbye Your mind is dead Heartbreak may wound the lonely Love can destroy the strong Reasons may not be evil You’ll still be told you’re wrong And it will be Too late for you to go Too late for you to show Your life’s in shreds Too late for you to cry Too late to say goodbye Your mind is dead And why should it be that you suffer At the hands of your lover Or your Father, or your Mother Or closest friend And why should you cry every evening Not know why you are grieving For a life you’ve never had Has come to an end And it will be Too late for you to go Too late for you to show Your life’s in shreds Too late for you to cry Too late to say goodbye Your mind is dead © Emily Coates 2013

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