Moments Silence

Words & Music by James Kennedy

'Moments Silence' is an Alternative Rock song & the 8th song on the 2010 Kyshera album 'Paradigm'. The words, music & production are by James Kennedy.

'Moments Silence' is an acoustic anti-war song featuring just acoustic guitar, vocals & harmonies. Through the lyrics Kennedy is expressing what he sees as the hypocrisy of Remembrance Day when we have not heeded the lesson we should have learned from the mistakes & sacrifices of the past. Paying respects to those fallen in previous wars whilst their grandchildren are simultaneously out fighting in current wars is expressed as being disrespectful to the fallen rather than a display of respect. The song provoked a backlash on the bands social media pages from people thinking that the song was distasteful but Kennedy has said that he still stands behind the songs sentiment & that it is in no way meant to disrespect the fallen or their families.

LYRICS

In this moments silence

As the war is raging

Are we remembering

Or just forgetting something more

As the ones for whom they died

Follow in their footsteps

If they could have seen us now

Would they have turned their aims around instead

Paper flowers for sentiments, as feeble

Anthems short as our memory

Coffins buried with our broken promise

That the lives they gave us were not in vain

‘Cos never again…

In this moments silence

When we should be raging

How many times must we

See the drama before we see the truth

That the heroes for the flag

As martyrs for religion

Are just sacrificial lambs

For another mans prize

Paper flowers for sentiments, as feeble

Anthems short as our memory

Coffins buried with our broken promise

That the lives they gave us were not in vain

‘Cos never again…