Silence Speak

Lyrics

Silence Speak, Silence Speak, Silence Speak

Silence Speak, Silence Speak, Silence Speak

It's tIme to heal the ocean with our emotion 
and rise the tides 
of their minds, of their minds, of their minds
Louder than a song, louder than a whisper, louder than a scream

Silence Speak, Silence Speak, Silence Speak

The clouds hold our tears up in the sky 
and we wonder why this land is so dry
When can we just let go, let the rivers flood back into 
the valleys of our hearts
Fill the reservoirs, break the dams, feed the spirits with our salty songs

Fill the reservoirs, break the dams, feed the spirits with our salty songs

Initiate letting go of our prides and let ourselves honor all the sorrow
The love, and the pain, and the passion, and the rage, 
and the truth, and all that cannot be named inside

Silence Speak, Silence Speak, Silence Speak
Silence Speak, Silence Speak, Silence 

For all those living with unheard voices I will sing for you
Teach me to pull it through
For all those species on their last legs, I will cry for you
Call out your name to you
African Gray Parrot, Red Panda Bear, Irrawady Dolphin, Yellowfin Tuna
Sea Turtle, African Elephant, Giant Tortoise and the Polar Bear
Marine Iguana, Chimpanzee, Rockhopper Penguin, Jaguar, 
Beluga Whale, Monarch Butterfly and We

Silence Speak, Silence Speak, Silence Speak x.4

(It's tIme to heal the ocean with our emotion 
and rise the tides 
of our minds, of our minds, of our minds
Louder than a song, louder than a whisper, louder than a scream)

Silence, Silence, Silence, Silence, Silence!!....speak

Itzchuauhtli on a 45-DAY Talking Strike until world leaders agree to take climate action to save the lives of the next generation!

Itzchuauhtli on a 45-DAY Talking Strike until world leaders agree to take climate action to save the lives of the next generation!

The Earth Guardians, indigenous eco hip hop artists standing up for future generations- and their own generation, our generation.

The Earth Guardians, indigenous eco hip hop artists standing up for future generations- and their own generation, our generation.

Story

The inspiration for this song came through when 12 year old indigenous eco-hip hop artist, Itzchuauhtli (Eat-Squat-Lee), took a 45-DAY vow of silence to bring urgent attention to our climate crisis. He and his brother Xiuhtezcatl (Shoe-Tes-Kal), are at the forefront of a youth activist movement called the Earth Guardians

Silence Speak means to me...let all that is so silenced in our current society BE HEARD. The voices of the CHILDREN whose very existence is at stake due to rapid climate change, the voices of the BEAUTIFUL SPECIES who are going extinct, the voices of our inner fears, grief, love, pain and RAGE at the crisis our world is facing, and the collective silence around the severity of the situation.

Silence Speak is a cathartic song for me to write and to sing. There is a fire inside of my throat that sings and screams through this song. This fire burns with the message, WAKE UP AND RESPECT LIFE- NOW!

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Lyrics, Guitar, Harmonies, Keyboard, Drums- Jen Myzel
Additional Drums, Shaker- Andy Zenczak
Cello- Barry
Produced at Gadgetbox Studio with Andy Zenczak