Tim Hollier: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — March 3, 2022

372) Tim Hollier — “In Silence”

A gentle ode to silence and daydreams by the great Tim Hollier (see #298, 299). Think “The Sound of Silence” but without the electric guitar solo the record label stuck in. Paul Cross calls the song “majestic folk-pop.” (http:/rockasteria.blogspot.com/2018_12_12_archive.html)

“In silence . . . I hear the truth I have always known.”

Bruce Eder is right on — “Tim Hollier was one of the most unfairly neglected of folk-based artists to come out of late-’60s England, his brand of trippy, quietly elegant psychedelic folk-rock deserving an infinitely wider hearing than it got.” (https://www.allmusic.com/artist/tim-hollier-mn0002024094)

“In silence, I can sit and merely think and hear the words the clouds are speaking. I can listen to the butterflies . . . and the stories I am told. The doors are creeping. In silence, I can float into the sky and watch the world below me walking. I can draw a picture for eternity in time, where everything is mine. No one’s talking. In silence, I’m free, I’m everything I want. And I am in freedom flying. I hear the truth I have always known. Where everything is shown and nothing’s dying. In silence, I can watch the sun go down, and never have to sit and surroundings. I am a bird in union with the wind in a world I don’t live in. . . .”

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