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Speechless (Auslan version)

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[music - speechless]

GIRL: (SINGING) Here comes a wave meant to wash me away. A tide is has taking me under. Swallowing sand left with nothing to say. My voice drowned out in the thunder. But I won't cry. And I won't start to crumble. Whenever they try, try to shut me and cut me down.

I won't be silenced. You can't keep me quiet. Won't tremble when you try it. All I know is I won't go speechless. 'Cause I'll breathe when they try to suffocate me. Don't you underestimate me.

ALL: (SINGING) 'Cause I know that I won't go speechless.

GIRL: (SINGING) Written in stone every rule, every word. Centuries old and unbending. Stay in your place. Better seen and not heard. But now that story is ending.

ALL: (SINGING) 'Cause I, I cannot start to crumble. So come on and try.

GIRL: (SINGING) Try to shut me and cut me down.

ALL: (SINGING) I won't be silenced. You can't keep me quiet. Won't tremble when you try it. All I know is I won't go speechless.

GIRL: (SINGING) Speechless.

ALL: (SINGING) Let the storm in. I cannot be broken. No, I won't live unspoken. 'Cause I know that I won't go speechless. Try to lock me in this cage. I won't just lay me down and die. I will take these broken wings. And watch me burn across the sky. Hear the echoes saying.

GIRL: (SINGING) I won't be silenced.

ALL: (SINGING) Silenced. You can't keep me quiet.

GIRL: (SINGING) Oh, you want to see me tremble when you try it.

ALL: (SINGING) All I know is I won't go speechless.

CHORUS: (SINGING) All I know.

GIRL: (SINGING) Speechless.

CHORUS: (SINGING) All I know.

ALL: (SINGING) 'Cause I'll breathe when they try to suffocate me. Don't you underestimate me. 'Cause I know that I won't go speechless.

CHORUS: (SINGING) 'Cause I know.

GIRL: (SINGING) Speechless.

CHORUS: (SINGING) 'Cause I know.

ALL: (SINGING) Silenced.

CHORUS: (SINGING) You can't keep me quiet.

GIRL: (SINGING) You won't see me tremble when you try it.

CHORUS: (SINGING) All I know is I won't go speechless.

GIRL: (SINGING) All I know. All I know.

ALL: (SINGING) 'Cause I'll breathe when they try to suffocate me. Don't you underestimate me. 'Cause I know that I won't go speechless.

GIRL: (SINGING) All I know is I won't go speechless. Speechless.

TEACHER: 1, 2, 3.

[music - speechless]

ALL: (SINGING) I won't be silenced. You can't keep me quiet. Won't tremble when you try it. All I know is I won't go speechless. 'Cause I know. 'Cause I know.

Silenced. You can't keep me quiet. Won't tremble when you try it. All I know is I won't go speechless. All I know. All I know.

'Cause I'll breathe when they try to suffocate me. Don't you underestimate me. 'Cause I know that I won't go speechless. 'Cause I know. 'Cause I know. Speechless.


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