Silence

by Jody Cooper

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My first single: a two-songed release written to help raise awareness of the plight of the Yaran - seven Baha'is in Iran who are currently serving twenty-year sentences simply because of their faith. It is also for all people who are being imprisoned for their beliefs.

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released May 19, 2015

Written, recorded and produced by Jody Cooper.

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Jody Cooper Germany

Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with a
powerful voice – at once looking back to the
great songwriters of the past, while at the
same time possessing a keen melodic sensibility
of his own. No gimmicks, no pretence, just
honest, thought-provoking songs that speak
from and to the soul.
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Track Name: Silence
Dark space, under the ground
I'm hoping these four walls come tumbling down
One room and nowhere to run
Praying for something more but all that I hear is
the silence, the silence...

Somewhere, out in the light
they say I did them wrong, well I know I'm right
Why won't you give me a chance?
Oh but the only sound that reaches my ears is
just silence, just silence...
Just silence, just silence...

Deep breath, open the door
and take me to that place, I'm bleeding I'm raw
You say, admit to your crime
I say the only thing you'll get out of me is
my silence, my silence...
My silence, my silence...

The silence, the silence
Why must we keep the silence
The silence, the silence
Why must we keep...

People all over the world,
come raise a flag for peace, let's see it unfurl
Justice is more than a word
so let me hear that sound, you know what it means it's
no silence, no more silence, I say
No silence, no more silence
Track Name: The Grieving
You wake up in the middle of the night
Hear a sound - you've known this moment
"Come out now I know you're here"
"Say bye to the children dear
Tell them, I'm always with you"
The door breaks open and they push you to the ground
Though you stay calm, your face says:

You won't harm me, no won't shame me
You won't bring me down
Bruise or bleed it, I don't feel it
Burn this body out
Are you looking for denial?

They keep you in a little, darkened room
No real bed, without a window
You pray to God when they bring you up
You tell the truth but it's not enough
for them, you are a sinner
Feared like an animal, a criminal to blame
But you stand tall, embracing

You won't harm me, no won't shame me
You won't bring me down
Bruise or bleed it, I don't feel it
Burn this body out
But you will never get denial?

"Good God! Give it up!
And we will loose these chains and bring you water"
"Come on, toe the line"
"One word, one reply
You only have to choose to make it better"
But I know, oh I'm sure
they will never let you out of here

All that I am, all I believe
you can't destroy, so why must they grieve
They're all just the same in here
They're all just the same in fear
They are the nameless ones
They are the faceless ones, going nowhere