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Moment of Noise

from Build It Back Again

MOMENT OF NOISE
© 2014 by Billy Jonas (Bang-A-Bucket Music/BMI) & David Wilcox (Gizz Da Baboo/SESAC)

Part 1:
When time began there was a hum
And then a bang, a distant drum
Sent dust and diamonds across the void
A moment of silence (and then…) a moment of noise

Then came the 8, 6, 4, 2 legged ones
They found their mates and carried on
With song and siren, echoes rejoice
The moment of silence, the moment of noise

(They’d make a) great big sound, stompin’ all around
Harken to the start and party down
Make a great big sound, stompin’ all around
Harken to the start and pound the ground
(2x)

Moment of silence... moments of noise
Moment of silence... moment of noise

Part 2:
Come gather round the table, smile and stand
Someone light a candle, all join hands
Count your blessings and count your toys
We count on you for something new: a moment of noise
Moment of silence… moment of noise

So early in the morning, still tucked in
Just before the golden gongs begin
Keep on dreaming and watch the door
Smiling for -- either or -- the sun or the storm
Moment of silence… moment of noise
Moment of silence… noise

Remember when we skidded, lost control
Children in the back seat bounced and rolled
When we landed, scared to turn
Thought they died ‘til they cried and our hearts returned
Moment of silence… moment of noise

It’s just like when a baby first pops out
It’s quiet and bewildered, full of doubt
Still in shadows, the party lies
Out of sight, flip the lights and holler, “Surprise!”
Moment of silence… moment of noise
Moment of silence… noise

So pass me the potatoes, pass the corn
Careful when you lift it’s very warm
As it tumbles from your hands
Make a wish on the dish and cheer when it lands
Moment of silence… moment of noise

And as the evening settles, time for bed
All of your adventures in your head
Shine your flashlight on your joy
Life may be only a moment of noise
Moment of silence… moment of noise
Moment of silence… moment of noise
Moment of silence…

Part 3:
Thy will be done, sisters and brothers
You can’t have one without the other
We take our chances with every choice
Moments of silence… moments of noise
The midnight sirens, the still small voice
Moments of silence… moments of noise
The drums and violins, the dancers poised
Moments of silence… moments of noise

Great big sound, stompin’ all around
Harken to the start and party down
Great big sound, stompin’ all around
Harken to the start and pound the ground
(2x)

Part 4:
Moment of noise, moment of toys, moment of girls, moment of boys
Moment of joys, moment of poise, moment of silence, moment of noise

© 2014 by Billy Jonas (Bang-A-Bucket Music/BMI) & David Wilcox (Gizz Da Baboo/SESAC)

updated: 5 years ago