Sunday, September 24, 2006

Easy Silence


When the calls and conversations
Accidents and accusations
Messages and misperceptions
Paralyze my mind
Busses, cars, airplanes leavin'
Burnin' fumes of gasoline and
Everyone is running and I
Come to find refuge in the
Easy silence that you make for me
It's the peaceful quiet you create for me
And the way you keep the world at bay for
me

The way you keep the world at
bay


Monkeys on the barricades
Are warning us to back away
They form commissions to try to find
The next one they can crucify
And anger plays on every station
Answers only make more questions
I need something to believe in
Breathe in sanctuary in the
Easy silence that you make for me
It's ok when there is nothing more to say to me
And the peaceful quiet you create for me
And the way you keep the world at bay for
me

The way you keep the world at
bay


Children lose their youth to soon
Watching war made us immune
and I've got all the world to lose
But I just want to hold on to the
Easy silence that you make for me
It's ok when there is nothing more to say to me
And the
peaceful quiet you create for me
And the way you keep the world at bay for
me
The easy silence that you make for me

It's ok when there is nothing more to say to me
And the way you keep the world at bay for
me

The way you keep the world at bay for
me

The way you keep the world at
bay.


- The Dixie Chicks


Oh by the way, she snores!

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Satch and I went to a street fair last weekend and heard this wonderful song. We followed the melody to a corner where a group of toddlers were dancing and swaying to the music. I was moved by both the song and the children. I went home and emailed a few people until I found out what song it was. It is going to become my new mantra. You can hear a sample of it here or download it from Apple itunes!

Peace in Twelve Languages
By Tom Knight

Paz (“pause”) Spanish
Paix (“pay”) French
Peace English
An (“on”) Korean
Siochain (“sh-Kaan” Gaelic (Irish)
Friede (“free-deh”) German
Shalom Hebrew
Salaam Arabic
Amani ("Ah-mah-nee") Swahili
Santeepop Thai
Heiwa (hey-ee-wah”) Japanese
Hoa Bihn (“hwah-ah-bin”) Vietnamese