Silence Is Golden

Album: Suddenly You Love Me (1967)
Charted: 1 11
  • Oh don't it hurt deep inside
    To see someone do something to her
    Oh don't it pain to see someone cry
    How especially if that someone is her

    Silence is golden
    But my eyes still see
    Silence is golden, golden
    But my eyes still see

    Talking is cheap people follow like sheep
    Even though there is no where to go
    How could she tell he deceived her so well
    Pity she'll be the last one to know

    Silence is golden
    But my eyes still see
    Silence is golden, golden
    But my eyes still see

    How many times will she fall for his lines
    Should I tell her or should I be cool
    And if I tried I know she'd say I lied
    Mind your business don't hurt her you fool

    Silence is golden
    But my eyes still see
    Silence is golden, golden
    But my eyes still see
    But my eyes still see
    But my eyes still see Writer/s: BOB CREWE, BOB GAUDIO
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Trackerdan from CarmichaelThis song has been around forever, it seems to have come out about the same time as all the other psychedelic music of the time was ramping up big time. It has been played for generations. I always remember hearing it and it was probably the the first rock song where I actually took the time to listen to all the lyrics. I found that uncomfortable due to the way I interpreted the lyrics. It seemed very personal with a tinge of tragedy. The Capella singing is outstanding!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 11th 1967, "Silence Is Golden" by the Tremeloes entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #91; and on August 3rd it peaked at #11 (for 1 week) and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    The week it entered the Top 100 their preceding record, "Here Comes My Baby", was at #23 on the chart...
    On May 17th "Silence Is Golden" reached #1 (for 3 weeks) on the United Kingdom's Singles chart...
    The group had three other Top 100 records; "Here Comes My Baby" (#13 in 1967), "Even the Bad Times Are Good" (#36 in 1967), and "Suddenly You Love Me" (#44 in 1968).
  • Martin from Fresno, CaI remember hearing the four seasons version once when I was a kid.I think it played for a few times on the radio.
  • Peter Steele from Medicine Hat Ab, AbThe lyrics are hauntingly truthful to many people who have experienced a situation like the one described in this song...the rhymes are amazing and the words easy to sing along to, and to recall because of its pace...the high pitch tones of the voices are fantastic and the unison of the singers is wonderful....no doubt that this song rates as a true timeless classic
  • Peter Steele from Medicine Hat Ab, AbThis is my number 2 favorite song of all time behind I'll Never Find Another You by the Seekers...the melody is an incredible invention of sound and the high notes are virtually unrivalled or at least hard to find a song whose notes succeed it on the pitch levels..a sad song but a great one nonetheless!
  • Marty from Mount Vernon, IaBrandon in Seattle, You have it reversed Silence is Golden was the B-side of Rag Doll, not the other way around.
  • Mike from Stony Brook, NyIn Silence is Golden, the singer knows that a girl he is infaturated with is being cheated on by some other guy. The singer wants to let her know this fact but he is worried that by telling her, it will break her heart.
  • Rato from Lisbon, Saudi ArabiaAnd there's another original version of this song (in a faster beat) recorded by a south african band called "The Square Set" in 1967. Check up www.discosantigos.com
  • Brandon from Seattle, WaA covered version of a Four Seasons song. The Tremeloes, however, also recorded another Four Seasons some time later called "Rag Doll", which was the b-side of the Four Seasons' original "Silence is Golden."
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