You better run, here comes your mama
Her eyes see red this time
You should be workin' boy, instead of daydreamin'
She says that you're a bad one
Got the wrong things on your mind
So you turn up the music loud to block out her screamin'
... No words of love are ever spoken
... And he's gonna leave this place... Once the door is open
He'll shatter the silence with every beat of his heart
The best kept secrets never stay in the dark
Defiance only makes him strong
The child grows up, he ain't silent for long... Not for long
Your daddy tried to buy your silence
His eyes seemed to hold a threat
He'd blame all your bruises on rough games in the schoolyard
The strike of his hand upon you
Was all the attention that you could get
Soon you would push your luck just to get all you needed
... 'Til now all the shame remained unspoken
... But watch how the children rise... Once their eyes are opened
They'll shatter the silence, now it's their turn to tell
It's a long way from Heaven when you're livin' in hell
Defiance... It's time to even the score
The child grows up, he ain't silent no more
The Silence... Now it's time to be heard
It's hard stayin' quiet when you can't breathe a word
Silence... It's a two-edge sword
The child grows, he ain't silent no more...
He ain't silent no more!... No no...
They'll shatter the the silence...
Shatter the Silence... (silent no more)
They'll shatter the silence...