I was just that old That August dark, dark day Swear that you never saw her face Swear that you never heard her say No spoken word No small command What was it she wanted They say she had everything No spoken word No small command What was it she wanted? They say she had everything What shall I do? What shall I say? Should I say, well, all the things That I'd like to say to you No spoken word No small command What was it she wanted? They say she had everything Let's make a deal, here For one night Well, baby, you fill the night with The wind and the rain and the water For one night Well, just for one night You know that Well, that disastrous sound Now it will make me wiser He says, "And it will make you look" She says, "Look out! I don't know how to learn From the pages of a book Well, I either say too much Or I, I don't say enough Well, I play too hard Still I'm not tough enough" What was it she wanted? They say she had everything No spoken word No small command, hey, hey What was it she wanted? They say she had everything Come around tonight indecent Well...baby Come around tonight Indecent, baby, well You fill the room With the rain and the wind and the water If you tell me one more time "Baby, take it easy" Well, you won't see me ever again Some people walk down the darkened streets With the faith of a child And so go the faithless But after a while she says... No spoken word Let's make a deal, here No small command What was it she wanted They said she had... Oh, I don't want to know about it...
I think this song is about a woman who's found out that her man has been with someone else - someone who apparently had "everything" but wanted Stevie's man on top of all that! Now, she doesn't know what to say to him. She still wants him, so she "makes a deal" - for just one night, they'll forget everything and be together...and then it will be over. At least now she'll be less naive, "wiser" in a way, more suspicious, more likely to "look" carefully. But she complains that she always has to learn the hard way, and that she's "not tough enough" to keep enduring all those life-lessons! She's tired of him trying to calm her down - she just wants one more night, and then she doesn't want to deal with this guy anymore. He's made her lose some of her "faith" in love.
No Spoken Word is about her relationship to Robin & Kim Anderson.
The 'deal" was to be together and raise Matthew. She was obviously conflicted with Robin dying and all.
Robin died and there was No Spoken Word. What would Robin have thought?
The end of the song is about Kim.."come around tonight indecent"...her conflict with it becoming intimate. "What was it she wanted?" Is about her conflict with what Robin would have thought and wanted her to do????? "That August dark dark day" - Is when Robin died.
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