Why does it say "awkward silence"? We are just used to those everyday noises. We are used to peoples voices, underground and tram sounds, those loud traffic noises. While silence can be so calm and relaxing.
You want me to be a tragic backdrop so you can appear to be illuminated, so that people can say "wow, isn't he so terribly brave to love a girl who is so obviously sad?" You think I'll be the dark sky so you can be the star? I'll swallow you whole.