Lyrics: Silver

Silver (written by Ric Ocasek, ©2005)

Appearing as track five on Ric’s 2005 solo album Nexterday, “Silver” was apparently written as Ric’s tribute to Benjamin. Greg Hawkes played the keyboards.

You were my silver, you were my gold

You were all the things that can’t be told.

You were my star falling through the night

You were the one that showed me grand delight

I can’t see you, but I need you, you’re gone… yeah, you’re gone… yeah, you’re gone away

 

You were my right hand, you were my friend

You were always strong until the end

You were my good time, you were my rave

You’re the one that always set the stage

What I once knew, now I miss you, you’re gone… yeah, you’re gone… yeah, you’re gone away

 

Now I spend my lonely nights wishing you were here to make things right

And turn my darkness into light

 

‘Cause you were my party, you were my tea

You’re the one that had some faith in me

You’re what I once knew, now I miss you, you’re gone… you’re gone… you’re gone away

 

You were my good time, you were my rave… you’re the one that always set the stage….

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3 thoughts on “Lyrics: Silver

  1. Sorry to say, that although I have softened a little on my opinion on Ric, I still do not believe he was all that nice to Benjamin (or the members of The Cars). The fact that he did not say anything in the biography of Benjamin’s life kind of says it all.

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    1. I have to agree with you Stacey.
      I just listened to it for the first time, and I am not impressed with this song at all. It is boring, and the lyrics are shallow, and juvenile. It would have been better if he hadn’t written it al all.

      After all those years they spent before the cars and during, this is all you have to say? Benjamin
      was the Light of the group, He was, as he said of himself and David “the en-gine”
      Even though it seems thousands of people dd not realize (until the internet) how Benjamin’s voice, bass, stage presence and showmanship was a major part of who The Cars were; at the time, if it weren’t for what he brought to the Cars, I don’t think they would have been as successful.

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