Megaphona

by Quiet Hounds

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released 04 June 2012
All music written and performed by Quiet Hounds. Engineered, produced & mixed by Deke Spears. Mastered by Alex Lowe at Red Tuxedo. Horns on "Worn Crush Corduroy" by Jeff Elrod. Horns on "I Get Up" by David Daly & Russell Sauve. Additional engineering on "Pocket Change" by Ben Allen.

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Quiet Hounds Austin, Texas

Some sounds just command the ear when created with honest pursuit; such is the case with Quiet Hounds. These are gentlemen of various talents unexpectedly united with the unabashed desire to produce pure, authentic music with only spontaneity as a guide. Stepping out of familiar cages and unleashed to create something that had been stirring within for quite some time. ... more

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Track Name: Calling All Gamma Rays
All the evening flies in my eyes won't rest and I'm
a particle floating in the living room dim
What a shame we thrive on wasted idle hours, oh why
I pull the sheets stuck wrestling pale light apologies
another hour til we break...
well has the day made its move

I can can see your light light, far I'm hypnotized
somersaulting I might find your lullaby
parachuting sign I
bring the sun, I say
calling all gamma rays

This must be the tip of the iceberg, my oh my
kamikaze into the black walls I wear so tight
With rattle snakes and ice, well, every drug lies, oh why
I guess you just won't sleep if you're just not feeling at home
guess there's a chance we'll stay awake and we go alone / all night my sirens waiting...

I can can see your light light, far I'm hypnotized
somersaulting I might find your lullaby
parachuting my my morning I collide
maybe its a sign sign
bring the sun, I say
calling all gamma rays
Track Name: Too Young Too Wise
Stand up, stand up, wake up, wake up,
so long sing for the day I wonder
Oh I want to make up, like a child
and run through the trees and cover
Pouring, ripping, all over
the eastern shore like a made up thunder
And its leaving, pelting me all over
I'm but a longing old timer...

I'm a ghost of your child
You in dreams of our wild
I can't help we grew up too fast
made ends meet with nothing to last
Go downtown and work for your meals
Grown up suits and taking down deals
Weren't we kids in this autumn air
Wanting more with nothing to bare

All the young souls, making like men
taking that load from the age old kin
All the young boys, marry up girls
taking a turn we never thought so early
Everyone told, never look back
living a wonder like a wooden soldier
All the young souls, kick and you shout
Hey did you wonder why your lights so dim.

Someone take me off of my guard
Make me play the wandering card
I can't help we grew up too fast
made ends meet with nothing to last
Go back home and pray for your soul
Burn your suit and make me feel whole
Weren't we kids in this autumn air
Wanting more with nothing to bear
Track Name: Pocket Change
Whisper from the cages I heard you growing
bandages and stones in the hole I'm throwing
Captives at the brink of an all out riot
Quiet in the hallways and no guns firing

So, I'd sell your yesterday for something new my friend
All these good saints taking chances, why don't you give in?

They take the money from our pockets when our hands were made to shake it off
They take the spirit from our bodies when our hearts were made to wake it up
While all the stories they've been telling lead to compromise,
somethings telling me we'll never see the end til we try
So take my money, hold my heart and I promise you i won't give up

So we kept writing letters to the fates so I can find my way
something came wired and boosted your pride and now you're on your way today

Making your declaration on hilltops chanting "good will come"
Pushing your paddles, crossing old rivers, setting with the sun
Track Name: Worn Crush Corduroy
Snake bit, sit back. shakin up the bee hives
train track, sugar stack, passing me as I
take a swing in my walk, with a sweet in my talk
Its all I ever ever knew

Show down, big town, cutting like a sharp knife
No use telling me what to wear as I take a
swing in my walk, with a sweet in my talk
Its all I ever ever knew

from Minnesota down to Arizona
Hallelujah and a kiss from a loner
Can't contain it, no I can't explain it
In my worn crushed corduroy

Hot December bleed over November
And you're a shakin in my arms when I hold ya
Screw the weather, feelin so much better
in my worn crush corduroy

Gold fool, deep pool, divin like a mayday
So thin, with these paper words I play with a
swing in my walk, with a sweet in my talk
I don't care what you gotta say...

I can take the poison
Treat me like me a liar
Make me out a thief, my lips on fire
Tell me that you want me
That you won't deceive me
And you don't mind the clothes I wear

I'm a soldier, no I'm not aloner
Hallelujah from my megaphona
I can tell you everything is warmer
in my worn crush corduroy...
Track Name: I Get Up
Yellow flowers descend on me
The stark horizon I can barely see

Told you I'd take care of us
From winding roads and swarming locusts

I get up, I'll be a useful man
So pay up, a dollar in my hand
Wanderlust, and follow if you can
I get up, show you a useful man

I don't have the riches dear
This money makes the strongest grow in fear

So I'll come to care for us
the blackened chimney cleared of dust
the love we made a pact to keep
from thrones to misled sheep
now all because you said to me
that you don't care if these bills don't get paid

I get up, I'll be a useful man
So pay up, a dollar in my hand
Wanderlust, and follow if you can
I get up, show you a useful, somebody truthful, show you a useful man
Track Name: Beacon Sun
How's a man to know his heart,
Blistered under beacon sun
Captain, I'm sorry we're under siege

Taken to a nowhere land
Andersonville, what's ur plan
Talk to me, tell me you'll set me free

While these fields keep calling me back
Still keeps calling me back
Will keep calling me back home

Once a father, husband, son
Captured under someone's gun
Mother, I'm hoping you'll forgive me

Taken to a nowhere land
I can't even understand
Where we're goin better yet
Where we've been

And we feast the morning light
With our arms across the table
And the orphan souls delight in this song we cry

We are children of the damned though our hearts are clearly able
Let the walls come burnin down
Set out souls a flight

Now we come to face the fight with our brothers at the table
Running circles in the night
We're immortalized

We are children of the damned though our hearts are clearly able
Let the walls come burnin down
We remember why