The Unspoken Word - Matthews
From the album ‘Slow’ Julie Matthews

She hasn’t left but she’s already gone
She sits at the table and life carries on
The kids come and go in their usual way
But nobody thinks to ask “How was your day?”

Chorus
But how do you fly with broken wings?
How do you laugh at meaningless things?
She hears herself speak and it sounds so absurd
So she chokes on the unspoken word

He hasn’t noticed her slipping away
Little by little, further each day
‘til the gulf is too wide and the canyon’s too deep
And the side of this mountain is suddenly steep

Chorus
But how do you fly with broken wings?
How do you laugh at meaningless things?
She hears herself speak and it sounds so absurd
So she chokes on the unspoken word

The moon’s at the window, dazzling and full
She feels the weight of the gravity’s pull
But it’s too hard to leave here, too hard to stay
So she boxes it up and stores it away

Chorus
But how do you fly with broken wings?
How do you laugh at meaningless things?
She hears herself speak and it sounds so absurd
So she chokes on the unspoken word