Made For Silence

Album: Smoke & Mirrors (2021)
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  • This highly danceable song is a sequel of sorts to her song "Damaged," which deals with Miiesha's conflicted relationship with her mother. In "Made For Silence," she's moving toward coming to terms.

    "It's me standing up and saying 'no, you're not right, but I'm not going to argue with you, it's better to leave this for now,'" Miiesha told Songfacts. "It's realizing that sometimes silence is the best way of healing. That when you talk when you're angry you do and say things you regret."
  • A key section of this song are the lyrics:

    My anger is not quiet
    But I taught it to be still
    My hunger is not mild
    But I trained it not to kill
    This mouth it could run wild
    But I've shown it greater skill
    My love beats louder still

    "For me the pre-chorus lyrics are about being the bigger person, trying to fight every instinct to fight back," Miiesha explained. "'Cause love is stronger."
  • The music video, directed by Joey Hunter, features the same car from the "Damaged" video. "The car represented my late grandmother who couldn't carry my family forward anymore," Miiesha said. "I had to leave them behind to focus on surviving this grief myself before I can go back for them. In 'Made for Silence,' I'm moving forward with what she left behind for me - she gave me that strength to carry on. I'm celebrating that strength and the connection we had."


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