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Softly stirring silence
Somewhere something's hurting deeply
In despair, unknown
There he lays
A burden to himself

A mountain of regret

Softly stirring silence
Somehow someone's suicidal
Thoughts of no return
There he stands
A burden to himself

A tower of regret

So they're waiting for a sign
Hoping that their fears subside
Slowing stepping forward so
All they do is just let go -

Softly falling silence
Nothing to hold onto quickly try to turn around
Silhouettes of life
They reach the ground
Safe and sound.

- - -
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Very Nice work!

It's very rare to find good music like this on this site. I really liked the first 30 seconds, it was very well done, and brings out the sadness within the song. The lyrics simply add to the song.

I really liked this, keep up the good work.

Very nice *makes "OK" sign with fingers*

I guess this would be considered goth...although iw ould prefer to classify it in classical, it's really hard to put your finger on a genre on a well integrated song ^^ (compliment *COUGH*).

Well done piano playing, beautiful transitions really and a nice occasional minor fluctuation in the tempo, or maybe a sympathetic pause here and there..very good emotional playing!

The lyrics were fantastic and your title couldn't have gone better with it..I mean they were just so..touching "...a burden to himself.."

So good...and so often true eh? I mean, no one else can ever be a burden to you, it is your choice to allow them to be a burden to you, and therefore is it not that you are your own burden in any situation?
I would like to think so, for then we could simply disragard things as burdens right?
Once again, I would like to think so, but fulfillment is not that easy to come by ; )...and what else is life worht living for if you can't reach a purpose, and a purpose can not be reached without burdens...so alas we are constantly stuck being our own burdens...

That's what i got out of it at least..maybe it's what you had in mind? Anyway...thanks.


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hania responds:

I think that everyone has a choice in how they view this world. No one has some little person sitting inside their head, pushing the 'be-sad' button - it's their own choice to be sad around circumstances in their lives. Unfortunately, most people find it easier to be sad then to open their eyes, see the possibility of tomorrow and be happy. It's a lot harder to cheer up then it is to become sad - it's the excuse many use to not allow their lives to thrive.

The song also touches on various topics that could lead to suicide - eg. keeping silent about their pain, feeling alone... "Softly stirring silence" to me, this means - gently killing yourself from within by constantly thinking about what is wrong with your life and not doing anything to change.

The last verse - I try and explain how one does make the choice to kill themselves by jumping off a building - "softly falling silence, nothing to hold onto quickly try to turn around..." and yet, they realise that it's the wrong choice and try to live - however, "they reach the ground... safe and sound" portrays them hitting the ground and dieing - safe from themselves.

(it's so sad) :(
My heart goes out to all who have tried or thought of killing themselves - I wish that you see that life has more to offer and stop being a burden to yourself.

You mentioned that no one can be a burden to anyone else - I don't quite agree with this statement - as people do inflict pain and conflict onto others and can make it harder for one to see the bright side of life - and while it IS a burden you put on yourself as you choose to be affected, sometimes it's best to express your pain so others can help you - we are just humans after all.


It's an amazing song. I can't stop listening to it.

did you really do this?

or is it an artist's song?like enya or something , anyway its beautiful


Amazing. i could listen to it over and over. beautiful vocals. if only my voise was as lovely! fantastic job!!

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4.04 / 5.00

Nov 1, 2007
9:36 AM EDT
File Info
2.7 MB
2 min 56 sec

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