The Silence

from Interiors by LLYDIAN

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It’s the creaking of the floors
and the cold that’s settled in
The ice that slips across the door,
the shutters banging in the wind
It’s the wrinkling of your nose
and the dryness of your skin
It’s a drag that will not go
and a cough that just persists.
It’s the silence in these walls, a silence
And I must keep quiet

The way your frame hangs in your clothes,
and the thin line of your mouth
And when we walk across the road,
how your shoulders hunching down
It’s what everybody knows,
and what no one talks about
And the clenching of your throat
when you think of saying it out loud
It’s the silence in these walls, a silence
And I must keep quiet

I can see you’re struggling
But I’m not gonna help you out
We were happier before, before we moved into this house

Now there’s a silence in these walls, a silence
That’s a sleeping giant
it’s a sleeping giant
And if I am quiet
oh, I must keep quiet
It might not be woken
I think I can hide it

Stay with me, don’t go
I need you still, I know you know
Stay with me, don’t go
I want you happy, I want you close
Don’t say it’s one, not both. Can’t it be both?
Is it impossible? Don’t say that it’s impossible
Oh, stay with me, don’t go


from Interiors, released June 25, 2019


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LLYDIAN New Orleans, Louisiana

LLYDIAN is a new project from singer-songwriter Lauren Oglesby (The Light Set).

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