Have you ever heard the sound that the world must make, In these times of little give and way too much take, And wondered just how long it'll take to break, Have you ever heard the sound of silence? Find a calming quiet spot where you alone are found, Where natures noise is silence and there is no other sound, Gaze the breadth of earth, 'pared to pay a fleshy pound, You're about to hear the sound of silence. Last wail of a child should be the first non-sound you hear, Whose hunger, fear and failing is what drove each single tear, Death to them delivered, bought by Mammon much too near, It's noisy this; this, the sound of silence. Healthy breath of wetland choked by a chemical-asthma wheeze, Lifes blood of lake and river tainted by each puff of brease, And still we think dominion means: "Do what you fucking please." Why can't you hear the sound of silence?