“Hey Girl!” is what I heard as I tried to walked downtown unnoticed… “Is yo’ husband married?” I just kept steppin. Wishin they had somewhere else to be And somebody else to mess with today Because I was not tryin to hear that talk. Not a word. Not today. Just wishin for silence... Just this once. What if I woke up and didn’t hear the clock (tick tock) There'd be no Isley Brothers melody to get me goin that mornin' No Yolanda Adams to soothe the spirit because i wouldn't hear it-- even if i wanted to (Wouldn’t even have to hear the mariachi sounds blastin next door!) Would it be worth it? All cuz I didn’t wanna hear that ****? What if the silence of today turned into everyday? No noise or babies cryin Or people outside with them **** signs whinin’ Bout this and that Would it be worth all that? All that can be expressed in mere words Surely it's sweeter when heard And my reality is sights AND sounds… So, after thinkin’ I just kept on steppin’ Head up high..nodded..gave a slight smile Then I turned down the volume inside my head.