The Silence
Manchester Orchestra Lyrics


Why do I deserve the science to feel better about you?

At a loss I lost my cool
I denied that I found you

I tried to be a basket case
I did not surprise you

I'm trying to find a signal fire
Let me know when I should move

But you, amplified in the silence
Justified in the way you make me bruise
Magnified in the science
Anatomically proved that you don't need me

Why do I desire the space?
I was mourning after you

I was lost and lost my shape
There was nothing I could do

I don't want to waste away
It was all I gave to you

Take me back and take my place
I will rise right up for you

But you, amplified in the silence
Justified in the way you make me bruise
Magnified in the science
Anatomically proved that you don't need me

All the while you waste away, you're asking
"Did I really need another one to take me down?"
Everybody knows it's something that you had to live with darling
Nobody's gonna tear you down now
There is nothing you keep, there is only your reflection

(There is only your reflection) There was nothing but quiet retractions
And families pleading, "Don't look in that cabinet,
There's far more bad than there's good, I don't know how it got there"

That was something your father had burned in me
Twenty hours out of Homestake eternity
"You can go anywhere but you are where you came from"

Little girl you are cursed by my ancestry
There is nothing but darkness and agony
I can not only see, but you stopped me from blinking

Let me watch you as close as a memory
Let me hold you above all the misery
Let me open my eyes and be glad that I got here

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Written by: Andrew John Hull

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Nguyen Khang

Lyrics
Why do I deserve the science
To feel better about you?
At a loss I lost my cool
I denied that I found you
I tried to be a basket case
I did not surprise you
I'm trying to find a signal fire
Let me know when I should move
But you, amplified in the silence
Justified in the way you make me bruise
Magnified in the science
Anatomically proved that you don't need me
Why do I desire the space?
I was mourning after you
I was lost and lost my shape
There was nothing I could do
I don't want to waste away
It was all I gave to you
Take me back and take my place
I will rise right up for you
But you, amplified in the silence
Justified in the way you make me bruise
Magnified in the science
Anatomically proved that you don't need me
All the while you waste away, you're asking
"Did I really need another one to take me down?"
Everybody knows it's something that you had to live with darling
Nobody's gonna tear you down now
There is nothing you keep, there is only your reflection
There was nothing but quiet retractions
And families pleading, "Don't look in that cabinet
There's far more bad than there's good, I don't know how it got there"
That was something your father had burned in me
Twenty hours out of Homestake eternity
You can go anywhere but you are where you came from
Little girl you are cursed by my ancestry
There is nothing but darkness and agony
I can not only see, but you stopped me from blinking
Let me watch you as close as a memory
Let me hold you above all the misery
Let me open my eyes and be glad that I got here



Dream Catcher

I wrote this post 10 months ago and have been so moved by the messages I've received. For some reason I can't reply to them individually anymore, so I want to say thank you here. Your messages have given me so much strength, thank you. 🙏🏻❤ I'm still fighting.🥰
26/9/20
I have terminal metastatic breast cancer, I'm fighting like a demon though. This song really resonates with me. I see the 'Silence' as the cancer. But I'm not accepting my prognosis. I've already lived 3 years past what my oncologist expected, I plan to stay here a lot longer! The silence can be broken. 💗💗💗💗🤞
Thank you for the strength and complexity of this song. You guys rock!!! Love and light. Xxxxx
Edit: Since writing my thanks to Manchester Orchestra for this incredible song, I've received the most beautiful messages of support from truly beautiful people. Thank you so much for taking the time to lift my spirits and making me smile on a daily basis. There are truly beautiful people in the world, thank you for helping this Phoenix rise. 🔥🙏💕
Love and light to you all. X
29/3/20: My heart goes out to everyone suffering from covid-19, directly and indirectly. Prayers for our frontline workers battling to save lives and contain this awful virus.
Please everyone, stay safe and stay well.🙏💕
Ann.



T. ommy

Why do I deserve the science to feel better about you?
At a loss I lost my cool
I denied that I found you
I tried to be a basket case
I did not surprise you
I'm trying to find a signal fire
Let me know when I should move
But you, amplified in the silence
Justified in the way you make me bruise
Magnified in the science
Anatomically proved that you don't need me
Why do I desire the space?
I was mourning after you
I was lost and lost my shape
There was nothing I could do
I don't want to waste away
It was all I gave to you
Take me back and take my place
I will rise right up for you
But you, amplified in the silence
Justified in the way you make me bruise
Magnified in the science
Anatomically proved that you don't need me
All the while you waste away, you're asking
"Did I really need another one to take me down?"
Everybody knows it's something that you had to live with darling
Nobody's gonna tear you down now
There is nothing you keep, there is only your reflection
There was nothing but quiet retractions
And families pleading, "Don't look in that cabinet,
There's far more bad than there's good, I don't know how it got there"
That was something your father had burned in me
Twenty hours out of Homestake eternity
"You can go anywhere but you are where you came from"
Little girl you are cursed by my ancestry
There is nothing but darkness and agony
I can not only see, but you stopped me from blinking
Let me watch you as close as a memory
Let me hold you above all the misery
Let me open my eyes and be glad that I got here



Manuela Garnec

Why do I deserve the science
To feel better about you?
At a loss I lost my cool
I denied that I found you
I tried to be a basket case
I did not surprise you
I'm trying to find a signal fire
Let me know when I should move
But you, amplified in the silence
Justified in the way you make me bruise
Magnified in the science
Anatomically proved that you don't need me
Why do I desire the space?
I was mourning after you
I was lost and lost my shape
There was nothing I could do
I don't want to waste away
It was all I gave to you
Take me back and take my place
I will rise right up for you
But you, amplified in the silence
Justified in the way you make me bruise
Magnified in the science
Anatomically proved that you don't need me
All the while you waste away, you're asking
"Did…
There was nothing but quiet retractions
And families pleading, "Don't look in that cabinet
There's far more bad than there's good, I don't know how it got there"
That was something your father had burned in me
Twenty hours out of Homestake eternity
You can go anywhere but you are where you came from
Little girl



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Manchester Orchestra

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omg i find it very hard to find a good group these days and a singer and i have to say you blew my mind. im really excited about this song and many more to come i hope. you are all amazing. thankyou bringing hope to music back into my life. also i just noticed when this was posted so i dont know where i have been to miss this haha

Viviana J

Hace muy poco los empecé a.escuchar, me enamoré de esta canción, la escucho muchas veces al día, sensación de paz total! 😔❤️

Ms A.D.V.

Wow I'm blown away by the energy passion emotions and talent of the entire band. I can't tell you the last time I felt the lyrics .

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Manchester Orchestra

We wanted to create a really special live performance for our fans, seeing as we haven’t been able to be together in quite awhile. So we returned to the place where we recorded A Black Mile To The Surface and played the album in its entirety. We are so excited to share this film, for free, to everybody. This album and your reception to it has exceeded our expectations, and we felt this the best way to thank you all for supporting our music. This feels like the perfect way to close the Black Mile chapter, and I’m excited to say that this is more than just a concert. It’s also the beginning. Manchester Orchestra YouTube. 2/12/21. 8pm est.

audrey montague

THANK YOU. I just found my new favorite Band ❣️

Cricket

Thank you for being you.

Andwa89

This is amazing, guys. Even though we're living what we're living, this song helps me change time. :)

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