Janis Ian - Breaking Silence Lyrics



Come into my solitude
Though I weary be
Come into my tenderness
Dream along with me
Listen to the whispers sing
Listen to the singer shout
Come into my solitude
Me and my big mouth

Thoughts unspoken, thoughts unsaid
Lies of hearth and home
Children broken on the bed
And left to lie alone
Things you talk around
Scum you choke on down
Come into my solitude
Step on sacred ground

We were speaking
Of values and violence
Breaking silence

Fathers who are lovers to
The daughters that they own
Mothers who don't leave a child
A single safety zone
People so unhinged
That death is much too kind
Come into my solitude
Step over that line

...Thought I was the only one
...Thought I was the only one
...Thought I was the only, only one

We were speaking
Of values and violence
Breaking silence

Come into my solitude
Welcome to the wheel
Come into this wonderland
Of wounds that will not heal
Walls that do not speak
Steps that do not sound
Come into my solitude
Burn this building down




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Janis Ian Breaking Silence Comments
  1. Brenda Kerber

    this album is the absolute best - every song is a masterpiece - esp this one

  2. Michael Klausen

    One of THE most perfect albums I've heard in quite a while. I don't know how I missed this album back in 1992! I just bought the audiophile 200g Quality Records pressing and it is AMAZING! Not a bad song on this album. If you have a great system BUY IT! You will not regret it.

  3. Chris Sawyer

    Breaking Silence
    Janis Ian

    Come into my solitude
    though I weary be
    Come into my tenderness
    Dream along with me
    Listen to the whispers sing
    Listen to the singer shout
    Come into my solitude
    Me and my big mouth
    Thoughts unspoken, thoughts unsaid
    Lies of hearth and home
    Children broken on the bed
    and left to lie alone
    Things you talk around
    Scum you choke on down
    Come into my solitude
    Step on sacred ground
    We were speaking
    of values and violence
    Breaking silence
    Fathers who are lovers to
    the daughters that they own
    Mothers who don't leave a child
    a single safety zone
    People so unhinged
    that death is much too kind
    Come into my solitude
    Step over that line
    ...Thought I was the only one
    ...Thought I was the only one
    ...Thought I was the only, only one
    We were speaking
    of values and violence
    Breaking silence
    Come into my solitude
    Welcome to the wheel
    Come into this wonderland
    of wounds that will not heal
    Walls that do not speak
    Steps that do not sound
    Come into my solitude
    Burn this building down

  4. ศักดิ์ศิริ ยอดวิเศษ

    เพลงทดสอบระบบเสียง 5.1

  5. jay2theloo

    Can't find it in iTunes Store…?

    Chris Sawyer

    You can also purchase the CD from that website, limited stock!

  6. Golden ear Field

    Good sound.
    I have this CD. 24K gold disc very rare item.

  7. Blueskywatcher

    Choke on down.

  8. Pangael

    I spent 24 years as a public school counselor. This song is about my job.

  9. Annette Gale

    @raptureofindigo77 yes it is choke

  10. joey hensa

    This album is considered an "audiophile" recording for its high-quality sound. The songs are good too!

  11. raptureofindigo77

    Actually, I think it's scum you "choke" on down. This song really kicks ass, doesn't it?

  12. Shop Girl

    Scum you took on down.......thought I was the only one