Say Something

Posted: December 28, 2011 in Letters From An Alien, Writing
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Your silence is deafening…


fading / fade-out

Painful ordeal in which the loved being appears to withdraw from all contact, without such enigmatic indifference even being directed against the amorous subject or pronounced to the advantage of anyone else, world or rival.

– Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse


h/t @fennerpearson



  1. elissa says:

    Not sure exactly what brought you to feel this way, though I can guess at it in my own head – though everyone should feel like a lost soul a few times during their lives. How else does one find then find oneself?

    My lost-ness was unrequited love as well, though probably of a different kind….


    Say something, say something anything
    I’ve shown you everything
    Give me a sign
    Say something, say something, anything
    Your silence is deafening
    Pay me in kind

    Say something, say something, anything,
    I’ve shown you everything
    Give me a sign

    I’m open wide, open wondering
    Have you swallowed everything
    Pay me in kind

    • Hi Elissa
      merry unchristmas.

      A friend of mine posted the link to that James concert and I alighted on this track it’s true. But partly out of nostalgic sentiment – I used to be in love with a man called James, round the time this song was out and it reminded me of him.

      Though on reading/listening to the lyrics this time round, I find them a bit ‘aggressive’ as lovers often are, especially unrequited ones. ‘I gave you everything’ sounds a bit emotionally blackmailing to me! 😀

  2. elissa says:

    Sounds like you have a thing against emotional blackmail -:)

    You’re right of course, it is quite aggressive….

    Merry Un-Christmas kisses from Montreal xoxo

  3. Jim says:

    Well I’m still here, QRG! Happy New Year. things are dead over at our place too. People with better sense than us are all hibernating.

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