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Song title: Code of silence


Code of silence - Reunion live version

There's a code of silence
That we don't dare speak
There's a wall between us
So high and so deep
We keep pretending
That there's nothing wrong
That there's a code of silence
And it can't go wrong

Is the truth so elusive
So elusive, you'll see
That it ain't enough, baby
To bridge the distance between you and me
There's a list of grievance
A hundred miles long
There's a code of silence
And it can't go on

There's a code of silence that we don't dare speak
There's a wall between us so high and so deep
We keep pretending that there's nothing wrong
That there's a code of silence and it can't go wrong

Is the truth so elusive, so elusive you see
That it ain't enough baby, to bridge the distance between you and me
Well there's a list of grievance a hundred miles long
There's a code of silence and it can't go on

Well you walk with your eyes open
But your lips they remain sealed
All the promises we made are broken
Fearing the truth and feeling the fear
Now I need to know now darlin', if you know what's going on

So come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on

Well you walk with your eyes open
But your lips they remained sealed
All the promises we made are broken
Feeling the truth, fearing the fear supposed to be the same as the first time through
Now I need to know now darlin', if you know what's going on

So come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on
come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on

There's a code of silence that we don't dare speak
There's a wall between us so high and so deep
You keep pretending that there's nothing wrong
There's a code of silence
And it can't go on (can't go on) can't go on
And it can't go on, and it can't go on
And it can't go on, and it can't go on


Code of silence - "Essential" version

There's a code of silence that we don't dare speak
There's a wall between us and a river so deep
We keep pretending that there's nothing wrong
But there's a code of silence and it can't go on

Is the truth so elusive, so elusive you see
That it ain't enough baby, to bridge the distance between you and me
There's a list of grievance a 100 miles long
There's a code of silence and it can't go on

Well you walk with your eyes open
But your lips they remain sealed
While the vows we made are broken
Beneath the truth you need to reveal
Well I came to know now darlin'
Need to know what's going on
But c'mon, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on

Now you walk with your eyes open
But your lips they remain sealed
While the vows we made are broken
Beneath the truth we fear to reveal
I need you back now darlin'
Need to know what's going on
So come on, come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on

There's a code of silence but we don't dare speak
A wall between us and the river's deep
We keep pretending that there's nothing wrong
But there's a code of silence
And it can't go on, (can't go on), can't go on*
And it can't go on, and it can't go on, and it can't go on
And it can't go on, yeah yeah (can't go on), and it can't go on
(Can't go on baby), can't go on, (can't go on)
No can't go on, (can't be no wrong)

Aha, aha
Aha, aha
Aha, aha
Aha, aha


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 12/06/2000 Madison Square Garden, New York,NY ,USA
Last known live performance: 22/05/2014 Soldiers and Sailors Hall, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA

Song 'history':


During the Reunion tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
Bruce gave this song only two shots through the Rising tour (04/12/2002 Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA and 04/10/2003 Shea Stadium, New York,NY ,USA)
The song made its first official apparition being included, as inedit track, in the bonus CD of the ESSENTIAL compilation, released in 2003.
Played once in the whole Magic tour (14/11/2007 Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA)

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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