The speed of sound is only as fast

As those words that come from your mouth

"I can save your soul, come with me."

Too fast to be believed

Too slow to mean you love me.

Your eyes see only what I tell you is there.

Do you trust that I can color your world?

And tell you what truth really is.

The speed of sound is only as fast

As it takes you to really hear,

What the world is calling out to you.

I had a dream last night

It was painted in shades of black

I could hear the drums of war

I could dance along to that offbeat rhythm,

Dance or die, as long as I could hear them.

The speed of sound is only as fast

As it takes to leave a message,

To the world, in your dying breath.

In your silent puzzle

Even if you kill the pain

The scars have left a burning mark,

And the world still won't be peaceful.

So don't try to save the dying.

The speed of sound is only as fast

As long as there's someone speaking,

Someone speaking for the world

Nothing happens at the speed of sound

If you do not choose to listen