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How Can We Be Silent [edit]
by BarlowGirl | Genre: Pop/Rock | Release Date: July 24, 2007

Sisters Rebecca, Alyssa, and Lauren Barlow fire back with their most outspoken project to date, How Can We Be Silent. The album aptly addresses themes of hope in the midst of chaos, forgiveness, and even spiritual warfare while remaining true to BarlowGirl signature sound that showcases their pristine sisterly harmonies. A nine-time Dove Award nominated artists, with four #1 songs, BarlowGirl’s How Can We Be Silent is jam-packed with the mega hits that every BarlowGirl fan will be waiting for!

There are bonus tracks for the purchaser depending on where you purchased it.
Walmart bonus:
Song for the Broken (Acoustic Version)
LifeWay bonus:
Take My Chances (Acoustic Version)
iTunes bonus:
I Don't Regret (Acoustic Version)

Track Listing
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01. Song For The Broken
02. I Believe In Love
03. Here's My Life
04. Keep Quiet
05. Million Voices
06. Sweet Revenge
07. One More Round
08. Take My Chances
09. The Guy Song
10. I Don't Regret
11. I Don't Regret (Acoustic Version)[iTunes Bonus]
12. Take My Chances (Acoustic Version)[LifeWay Bonus]
13. Song for the Broken (Acoustic Version)[Walmart Bonus]

Entry last edited by liveheart on 11.02.17

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Can't Deny the Formula Works! | Posted June 16, 2008
I'm a bit predisposed to like the vocal style since I liked BarlowGirl's 1st two releases and I love Plumb and Evanescence. Something I like even better about this release are the powerful lyrics. Particularly, the songs "Here's My Life", "I Believe In Love", "Million Voices" and "Song for the Broken" really jumped out at me.

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Barlow Girl keeps getting better | Posted July 23, 2008
How Can We be Silent is, in my opinion, Barlow Girl's best CD yet. Compared to the albums Barlow Girl and Another Journal Entry, this album has more depth and meaning. All the songs hit Christianity and real-life issues head-on. The lyrics are so inspiring and have so much depth; the word "ouch" ran through my head a few times when listening to the words. The music is bound to inspire and relate to people of all walks of life. Also, the melodies are more mellow than the band's past albums. How Can We Be Silent is worth every penny!

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Good, sophiticated pop/rock. | Posted October 11, 2007
This album is not a revolution in sound but rather a progression. While " another jounral entry" was more raw and energetic with songs like "grey" and "let go" this album is lighter and more ambient, just take a listen to the first radio single "here's my life" to know what I mean. The fact that this change has taken place is not bad at all, infact it shows a new found maturity in their music. But even if you wanted more of the high voltage rock energy of their previous efforts, songs like "a million voices" and "take my chances" will do the trick. And if your looking for something new the jazzy "one more round" will provide a pleasant surprise. Overall this is pleasant and sophisticated pop/rock different from previous efforts by BarlowGirl but still a solid and mature album on it's own.

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Great | Posted June 10, 2012
I really love this CD. The songs are moving and passionate with great vocal style and instrumentation. One of my favorite songs is "I believe in love." This song is so beautiful it makes me want to cry. This is a great Barlowgirl CD every fan should buy.

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Brillance!! | Posted May 17, 2011
I've been listening to BarlowGirl since I was in middle school. I still think that their message is great. They are great role models and their morals and beliefs are in their music. It's really positive and it gives me a sense of hope when I listen to it. God Bless them and their music ministry.

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Okay | Posted September 04, 2009
it was okay...I prefer their first two Cd's because it was more energetic and I could relate to the lyrics. The lyrics in this Cd are more mature but the music puts you to sleep and I found the vocals to be annoying after the third song.. :/

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War | Posted September 02, 2009
We are in the midst of a war and yet most people (especially Christians) won't except this fact. They want to beleive that everything is ok. Barlow girl in this album expresses the fact we are in a war against the darkness. And Satan is attacking our young people more than he is our "elders" of the church. This album encourages us not to give in but to step it up a notch and start fighting for God and for the sake of salvation amoung the unsaved in this world. This album is by far my favorite album. Everytime I listen to it I get pumped and ready to throw down. So devil....let's go "One More Round"....

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BG Rocks! | Posted August 18, 2009
BarlowGirl's CD's are all awesome but this one of there best ones.All of there songs are VERY inspiring."Another journal entry" is one of there best too.The song "million voices" in "how can we be silent" is a very bold&&nd hardcore song.I cant wait for "love&&ndwar"...WOOT!(=

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BarlowGirl Goes Another Round | Posted January 15, 2009
They’ve done it again.

BarlowGirl has been churning out hits since their 2004 self-titled debut album, and it’s evident that they’ve grown tremendously since then, musically, lyrically, and spiritually.

The first five tracks show a darker rock, almost Evanescence-like sound. The vocals are hauntingly beautiful and harmonious, and the lyrics are deep and expertly woven together. Once you pass the halfway point, the songs lean a bit more towards the pop/rock sound of Another Journal Entry, and they even throw in a little bit of jazz on “One More Round.”

“Song for the Broken” does an excellent job of introducing the album, rocking while showing off the girls’ voices. They admit to being broken people and not any better than the rest of us.

Placing the song “Keep Quiet” just before “Million Voices” was a clever move--the former asks “Jesus, Jesus, why’s Your name so offensive? Why are we so scared to tell this world You’ve saved us?” and the latter says that we’re “a million strong and getting stronger still…they’ll remember we were here.” It’s a reassurance that we’re not alone in our beliefs.

“One More Round” was a standout from the beginning. It’s jazzy and laid-back sounding, until you get to the taunting chorus--“So take me one more round/I’ll just keep fighting/One more round/You’re messing me up, but I’m still here.” They’re telling the world that no matter how many times we get knocked down, we’re ALWAYS able to get back up again.

“The Guy Song” is, well, a guy anthem…slightly odd coming from a group of girls, but the guys need it. “I Don’t Regret” ends the album on a lovely note, telling God that they don’t regret letting him lead their lives.

Lyrically, they once again tackle relevant issues that hit close to home with many of us--believing in and trusting God with everything (“I Believe In Love,” “Here’s My Life”), being vocal about your beliefs (“Keep Quiet,” “Million Voices,” “Take My Chances”), and granting forgiveness to others (“Sweet Revenge”). One of the best lines on “Sweet Revenge” says “Break these chains, won’t see this through/’Cause setting you free/It means my freedom too.”

Overall, another fantastic release from BarlowGirl. Definitely pick up a copy.

02. I Believe In Love
04. Keep Quiet
05. Million Voices
07. One More Round

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I love this cd!:) | Posted November 16, 2008
I love this CD, by far my favorite then the other albums Barlow Girl has produced! Although I like the other ones too! Barlow Girl has amazing vocals and awesome harmony!! I would like to go to one of their concerts some day!!

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inspiration | Posted October 18, 2008
have you ever felt on the edge of doing something you will strongly regret but still have that impulse of doing it..have you ever felt like you needed to here just a few words to revive you from your pain? well my inspiration is barlowgirls cd how can we be silent...when i was going through some very tough times their cd helped me get through it all...thank God for their existance..=)

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