Steve Benjamins

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Silence

Silence isn’t about one thing in particular. It’s more of a collection of thoughts (and sometimes phrases that I just like the sound of). Mostly the thoughts are meant as encouragement. Sometimes I’m writing to people in my life and sometimes I’m writing to me— trying to reassure and fortify myself.

My friend Bert Mckinley and I made this video for the CBC Searchlight competition— wish me luck!

Whatever makes you hopeful
Whatever keeps you fine
Stow it away in boxes
In the basement of your mind
Whatever holds you upright
Whatever keeps you fine
Stow it away in boxes
In the forest of your heart

Time is meant to be spent
Not stored or slept away
So give up on your silence
Don’t hold it to yourself
Whatever makes you hopeful
Whatever keeps you fine
Stow it away in boxes
In the forest of your heart

I got a room full of your love
I got a heart that won’t go
You got soul in your eyes
That no else knows
The worlds gonna talk
Run mouths like they do
But we’re quiet spring
Before summer’s change
I wanna hallucinate
I wanna put anchors down
I wanna swim in your shores
Raise a love from sacred souls

You got a light that won’t dim
Though it flickers in the wind
And if you need time to think
We can always start again
When we say silence grows
It’s got a life of its own
It fills up the world
Until there’s no place called home
We could fly if you wanted to we could go
If you need me to go

Whatever makes you hopeful
Whatever keeps you fine
Stow it away in boxes
In the forest of your heart
Whatever makes you hopeful
Whatever keeps you fine
Stow it away in boxes
In the forest of your heart


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Silence was released 2017-02-06


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