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Without a Word

Without a word
Without a voice
Punched a hole in the sound
Of the whitest noise

To say nothing
To play the game
Suffering in silence
Sounds the same

Can't call back a careless curse

But I hang on the words
That I need you to say
In the call of the birds
In the verses I pray
It's the truth of the song
And the hope of the vow
That can only be strong
When it's spoken out loud

The sigh of rain
The flood is quiet
Broke the dam in my heart
Raging blood in riot

And not of stone
And not of clay
But the tune of the moon
And the light of day

The cruelest lies are made of gold

But you hang on the words
That you need me to say
In the absence of hurt
All the sound goes away
If the spell can be broken
And the damage undone
Then by the same token
The song must be sung


from Thermidorian Reaction, track released August 22, 2016
Written and arranged by Nathan and Ginnifer Brown (C) (P) 2016

Ginnifer Brown: Lead vocals, accordion
Nathan Brown: Guitars, programming, background vocals
Brian Andrew Marek: Sonic spectrum consultant
Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Brown and Serve Recording, Saint Louis, MO
​Ultrabrown Records
Produced by Nathan and Ginnifer Brown
Artwork from The Storming of the Bastille, Jean-Pierre Houel, 1735 - 1813



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