No Words

No Words is the 9th track on album #3 released in 2012.

It was written by James Barry, Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan. Danny explained what were they trying to capture in the song:

“The three of us can talk about anything – politics, current affairs, where a song is going wrong. But this is about those moments when you need to tell someone how you feel about them, but you can’t find the words.”

Rifling through an archive of old Irish music, The Script stumbled on a strange banshee shriek that is thought to be Ireland’s first ever field recorded music. “It’s a woman, but no-one knows who,” explains Danny. “She’s just sort of shrieking, but it sounds like she’s saying ‘No words’.”

no words by tsb 2

The 4-minute was never released as a single despite being a fan favourite.  The Script only played this track live once in Aberdeen and thanks to modern technology there are some good versions available for us less lucky people who weren’t present.

For a bit worse sound quality but closer picture check out this video and here’s another one with a little more focus on Glen.

Covers of No Words

The first cover I’d highlight is an incomplete but creative one by Christopher Williams:

This one by Mel is a good performance, hope you’ll enjoy it.

Lyrics

I could talk all day long about the news,
Giving you the current affairs and my views
I could talk all night long about a song,
Giving you the pointers on where you’re going wrong.

I could talk all year long about the net
And sending you the links I think you haven’t seen yet.
I’d like to tell you things that I think you never heard, but there are no words

I could talk all day long about dreams,
Sewing up your heart so you never see a seam.
I could talk all day about politics,
All of the corruption, clean hands, dirty tricks

no words sewing by tsb

But what can I say
About something that blows me away
Without it soundin’ like another cliché?
From what I’ve seen and I’ve heard,
When it comes to you, baby, no, there are no, there are no words.

There are no words,
Yeah, I swear this much is true,
There ain’t a word in this world that describes you

I could talk all day long about life,
After so many wars, how we’re all still alive.
I could speak all night long about the world,
How it took me thirty years just to find one girl.

no words danny by melinda

By Melinda (The Script Quotes)

I could shoot shit for days all about guitars,
A Gibson or a Fender, it depends on who you are.
But when I try to say something that you never heard,
There are no words

I could burn your ear off all about space,
Why we have a moon, the moon has a face.
If the earth is spinning, why we all stay in place?
Why we can’t walk it’s gotta be a space race.

But what can I say,
That’s gonna’ blow her mind away,
Tryna write a classic not a throw away.
All I’ve seen, all I’ve heard,
When it comes to you, there are no, there are no, there are no words, no words.

There are no words.
Yeah, I swear this much is true
There ain’t a word in this world that describe you, that describe you.

Yeah, I swear this much is true
There ain’t a word in this world that describes you.

No words.

There are no words to describe or define
What’s inside you, your feeling, your vibe
Believe me I’ve tried to break you down to a science
I see you in my mind and I open my mouth and it’s silence
I can articulate a Shakespeare poem
Even though I didn’t know him
I can see where he was going
And where he’s coming from
I can even catch his flow
And then I think of you
I don’t know where this metaphor is going

‘Cause there are no words you can understand, only lovers can
You can ask the professor and the madman
If they couldn’t find the words, no one can
All I’ve seen, all I heard
When it comes to you there’s just no, just no words

(Just no words, no words)

Yeah, I swear this much is true,
There are no word in this world that describes you, that describes you.

Yeah, I swear this much is true,
There are no word in this world that describes you.

There are no…
There are no…

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