Give Us a Song

by Matthew Welde

a room of faces you don’t know

a pack of wild dogs they are

they tell you to remove your clothes

or cut them deep enough to scar

can you get inside their head?

will they eat you alive instead?

and feast upon the heart you hid?

now you can’t get no oxygen

everybody’s thinking he's gonna choke

but they want to see you go for broke

and break the silence with a song

come on don’t stay quiet long

 

they’ve told you that it’s all been said

the melodies have all been sung

so put that old guitar to bed

we’d like to see how fast you run

cause if you ain’t got nothing new to say

then home is where you ought to stay

we’ve heard it all before today

and you just might not make the grade

but if you’d like to roll the dice

we promise you we don’t play nice

so break the silence with a song

come on don’t stay quiet long

 

they thought that i was playing dead

i could not recall any words

they were all mixed up inside my head

along with all those pretty chords

but will i get another chance

to try and make these people dance?

an epic fail, a short romance

oh will i get another chance?

you’d better get up out of here

they chanted as they spilled the beer

or else break break the silence with a song

come on don’t stay quiet long