08 - Voice of silence

music by Jannis Zotos
lyrics by Mikis Theodorakis


Intoxicated is the sun
fragmented is the earth
like an ancient shipwreck
and again there is this void
with its taste of plenty.

Time is an orphan,
it silently prays
one voice, one voice only
as if not to displease silence.

Ancient shipwreck
like the stars ashamed - hurt
by the void,
the void with the spirit of plenty,
intoxicated by the voice,
the voice of silence.

(Buenos Aires, 1973)