QUIET HOUSE

by Quiet House

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1.
If I ever learned that you had told me lies I would open up my eyes I'd cut off all my ties And I would drive And I doubt that we would ever meet again alive There are some things that I always hold inside They torture me at night They weigh down on my mind Just like a stone They are the only things a man can call his own And these are rolling waters I set you on a hill And I went myself to kill my brother I met a man who scattered salt upon the earth I grabbed him by his shirt I fought him in the dirt But he just slipped away And the ground, it was already barren anyway I built myself a fence around the yard I built it up in parts Without an end, without a start It went all about Then I tore it all back down 'cause there was no one to keep out One thing that I've come to learn Is sheep, they sometimes also dress like wolves And these are rolling waters I set you on a hill And I went myself to kill my brother Let him run, let him run, let him run I'll be there to run with you Let him run, let him run, let him run I'll be right behind him running on If I ever learned that you had told me lies I would curse these cloudy skies I'd take off this disguise And I'd arise And I doubt that you could look me in the eyes Yeah the flame, it always burns and then it dies And these are rolling waters I set you on a hill And I went myself to kill my brother Oh but the life I took, it was another's And these are rolling waters They'll never stay impure This will all be washed away when I return When I return
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06:02
One hope on this highway To start again Headlights through the mountains Trembling Memories and family I'm sorry, but I tried To love you and to hold you Oh but now I've gone to take what's mine Fare thee well Roots of mine I never owed you anything I will carve my own path with my two hands Well, I got a letter "Your love is dead" it read Night stretched into mourning An empty bed Oh, in all these years there have been times I've lost control Oh Lord, please have mercy Please have mercy on my wicked soul Well, I was wrong, I'm not proud You know I owed you everything Oh my home Oh my name You only gave me everything Well, grace has passed This I know You'll never call me son again I thought I could make this with my two hands (I didn't feel so bad) ('Till that good old sun went down) (I didn't have the one) (To put my arms around)
3.
Promise I will always be Steady and sure Everything that passes me: Frantic and blurred Who am I to change what was always here? I could never turn back a thousand years Doesn't matter anyway These are just words Everything I take from you I will return Tell me how to get to the morning train I will never run, I will always stay Tell me when the mountains fall I will just wait Everyone will turn away I will look straight If you'll be my eyes, I can always stand All that I would ask is that you guide my hand Doesn't matter anyway These are just words Everything I take from you I will return Tell me how to get to the morning train I will never run, I will always stay
4.
Oh, what is all this thought? My sister, you've changed You've cut your hair away Your face I recognize But you are not the same Child, who are you to me? Your heartbeat is not mine I know not your kind But all the same I feel That we are somehow intertwined Send me back Grounding in reality was all I lacked Let it out I was never one to ever scream and shout Put this in reverse I've been right here before I am in a wreck, I am in a wreck I am in a wreck again Break my back and I couldn't blame you for it I am in a wreck again Singing, oh don't open up that door I'll spill out all my pockets on the floor Send me back Grounding in reality was all I lacked Let it out I could never bring myself to scream and shout Break my back and I couldn't blame you for it I am in a wreck, I am in a wreck I am in a wreck again
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06:12
Giver of my name You put all of the pieces In a perfect frame Blood of my veins You made me in your image Still we're not the same But are you breathing? Are you breaking down? Scarecrow? Two-face with the crown Don't tell me where you hid it Tell me where it's found Don't you mess around I'll take all of these chords And make the strangest sound But are you singing? Are you sinking in? Straw man? One thing that I've heard Is a man will become What he's looking for And oh, this is what I fear Oh, this is what I fear But are you searching? Are you certain now? Oh could we call this love? Could you take my blood If I'm a chuchelo? Oh tell me, is this real? Tell me, can you feel? Tell me, chuchelo

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released March 28, 2014

All songs written by Stuart Wheeler.
All music performed, recorded and mixed by Stuart Wheeler.

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