THE GREAT SILENCE

Under snow, a small town
A crow’s call is the only sound
He rides down from the high caps
Straight into a coward’s trap
The thunder of gunfire
Leaves blood on the snow
Bounty unclaimed
No one will ever know

Since when are wolves afraid of wolves?

After his gun speaks
Comes the great silence
After his gun speaks
Comes the great silence

Drag a man behind a horse
Until the names are given
Kill him once you get them
Before you they are driven
Crazed leader laughs
In a fog of sickness
Never question him
Thinkin’s not your business

Since when are wolves afraid of wolves?

After his gun speaks
Comes the great silence
After his gun speaks
Comes the great silence

He walks to the final stand
With no room to miss
Everything according to the law
Only bullets will solve this
Metal casings fall
On wood planks
Bodies drop like dreams
Upon awakening

Since when are wolves afraid of wolves?

Wherever he goes
The silence of death follows

For all we know, he is the devil

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I wrote this song in 2015, it is based on the 1968 spaghetti western film Il Grande Silenzio.             

My band, THE SHRIKE, used it for a song in 2015. It appears on our 2016 EP, Chase The Sun.

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