QUIET HOUSE

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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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Track Name: Rolling Waters
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
Track Name: Death Letter
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)
Track Name: Steady & Sure
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
Track Name: Cut Your Hair
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
Track Name: Straw Man
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