Silencing The City

from Tilt​-​A​-​Whirl by the Silent Boys

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Dietz wrote the music for this track more than 20 years ago. It was not until he moved from the "humdrum suburbs" ( see 'Another Lifeless Soul' , track 8 on 'Beauty Tips' album ) back to the city & a neighborhood established in early 1900's that he found the words the song required.

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Silencing The City


In the city sirens go chasing

Hear the bang of connecting train cars

What happens next, not always certain

There’s a pulse that’s hard to ignore



Days that drag corner me

There’s so much to explore

A photo from a walkabout

Reborn in pastels



All of my senses have expanded

The city’s silenced when I’m in this trance



In the city, lives in motion

Gears are cranking- now I’ve finally found

Like minded spirits with burning interests

Who notice beauty in the ordinary



Conversations overheard

Shifts in architecture

Pen to paper, words to chords

Surroundings that offer meaning



All of my senses have expanded

The city’s silenced when I’m in this trance

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from Tilt​-​A​-​Whirl, released June 15, 2020

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the Silent Boys Richmond, Virginia

The Silent Boys is an indie-pop band that has been silently playing and recording music for the past three decades.

Prior to their debut "Beauty Tips" CD, the Silent Boys released songs on various compilations including: Will There be Time for Tea (Morgan Leah), Seven Summers (Kindercore/Tweenet), and You Thought It Was the End of the World When the Rain Ruined Your Hair (Firestation Tower).
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