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Can't Stand The Silence

from Love Over Rage [1994] by Tom Robinson

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Well I woke up screaming when I found you gone
And now I can't even sleep without the TV on
Cos I can't stand the silence
In the night

Well the bed is empty but the room is full
Of all the memories of things you used to do
I just can't stand the silence
In the night

When it's four in the morning and I'm lost in the dark
Cos I can't find the target and I'm missing my mark
All my faith starts fading as the palpitations start
This silence is a nightmare and it's tearing me apart

I can stand the loneliness
Friends who never call
The chance remarks of strangers
And the writing on the wall
I just can't stand the silence
In the night

Coincidences make crazy sense
And I still feel you with me in the present tense
I just can't stand the silence
In the night

When it's four in the morning and I'm lost in the dark
Cos I can't find the target and I'm missing my mark
All my faith starts fading as the palpitations start
This silence is a nightmare and it's tearing me apart

I can take uncertainty
And I can handle pain
And I can stand the emptiness
That's with me once again

I can stand the loneliness
Friends who never call
The chance remarks of strangers
And the writing on the wall
I just can't stand the silence
In the night

credits

from Love Over Rage [1994], released January 31, 2013
Rythm Guitar Robin Millar
Slide Guitar Chris Rea
Keyboards Mark Ambler
Bass Winston Blissett
Drums Martin Ditcham
Saxophone Mark Ramsden
Backing vocs TV Smith, Andy Mitchell

Additional contributions by
Tom Robinson: piano, acoustic guitar
Al Scott: bass, additional guitars

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Tom Robinson London, UK

Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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