The Deafening Silence
The Deafening Silence1 min 109 1 min 109
Their cheers are deafening, the score’s five-zero
The crowd goes wild, he is a hero
Head held high, he’s carried out in style
But little do they know he’s screaming, screaming behind that smile.
A shoulder to cry on, she’ll always be there
Whatever the fight’s about, she’ll make it all fair
But have you seen the tear-stained pillows,
Can you see her screaming, screaming in the shadows?
Everyone’s scared of him and he knows it
Whatever the dare, he’s ready to risk it
But through the dreadlocks and his confiscated license
Do you see him screaming, screaming behind his silence?
They’re all around, on their knees
Screaming for someone who finally sees
Screaming for a hug, a smile, a little patience
Screaming for someone who’ll see through their silence.
So go, spend an awkward moment
Don’t wait for time, place or talent
You don’t need eloquence, it’s just your presence
That could make a difference to someone screaming in their silence.