Thursday, 13 December 2012

Alt Xmas Tune #10: Bill Coleman - Don't Suffer in Silence

I'm bringing my Alternative Festive Tunes to a close with this tale of hope and courage from Bill Coleman's 2003 debut EP entitled 'Don't Suffer in Silence'. Look after yourself this Christmas!




I've swept up after gods in dreams, 
Silent like a windless nightmare, 
Only easing through with time, 
A lost and unfamiliar valentine. 
Standing on her own, 
With a rage within that rarely, seldom, ever shows. 
Like a kiss stung on the wind, 
Or a lie I'd not have thought to save, 
Much less to win. 


Don't Suffer in Silence. 


A quickness in me, 
A touch that I do not remember gracefully, 
And you smile like it's ok, 
But I remember what it was I wanted yesterday. 


Don't Suffer in Silence. 
(In your heart you'll find, 
Your soul entwined with an aching longing, 
To be yourself. 
It's a long road and it's a hard station, 
And I've never been so scared in my life.) 


Still standing all alone, 
With a rage within that rarely, seldom, ever shows. 
Like a kiss stung on the wind, 
Or a lie I'd not have thought to save, 
Much less to win. 


Don't Suffer in Silence.
credits
from A Long Time Coming, released 16 October 2003 
Written by Bill Coleman. Steve Fanagan produced, recorded and mixed.


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