Never Be Silent

You didn’t save me 
 You didn’t save me so that I could keep my mouth shut

12 voices, piano, cello and cymbala with just a smidgeon of programmed percussion. Influenced by Bulgarian choir music, Never Be Silent is probably my most experimental and searingly honest spiritual song yet. Let me know your thoughts.

A big thanks to Rachel McClean for playing Cello.

Youdidn’t save me,
Youdidn’t save me so that I could keep my mouth shut.
Youdidn’t rescue me,
Youdidn’t rescue me so I could play dumb.
Whileevery brick in this building longs to shout out
OhJesus loosen my ungrateful tongue

Sothat my heart may sing
Sothat my heart may sing to you
Sothat my heart may sing to you
Andnever be silent
Neverbe silent
Neverbe silent

Youdidn’t heal me,
Youdidn’t heal me so that I could take more poison.
Youdidn’t ransom me,
Youdidn’t ransom me to leave me a slave.
Whileall around me the songs of those you brought home
Theybreak the silence like you broke their chains

Godcan a dead heart sing?
Godcan a dead heart sing to you?

Fatheryou cut me,
Fatheryou cut into the branch to make it fruitful
Fatheryou punish me,
Fatheryou punish me to make me grow true
Helpme believe that the knife
Precedesthe harvest

Godmake my dead heart sing…

Godcan a dead heart sing?…

©Matt Blick 2011

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About mattblick

Songwriter & Musical Educator from Nottingham, UK. New album Fifty Five Stories Down is out now. Blogging through the entire Beatles catalogue at Beatles Songwriting Academy.
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4 Responses to Never Be Silent

  1. Praverb says:

    Loving this song…did not know that you possessed such a great singing voice. These lyrics are on point and the simplicity of the instrumentals is great as well.

    Thank you for sharing this with us,

  2. Matt Blick says:

    Thanks so much Praverb! – really appreciate the encouragement!!!!

  3. Rachel says:

    Just listened to this Mat. Brilliant! Really original. I loved it.

  4. Mandy says:

    The words are great Matt.

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