Shake Don't Shatter

by Quiet Hounds

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"Home. It’s somewhere or something different for each of us, yet it is a feeling that we all understand. It is tastes, sounds, and smells that call to us. But more than anything, it is a deep-rooted sense of belonging that only a magic combination of place and people can evoke. When we are apart from those things that we love most for long periods of time, there’s a sense that something at our center is amiss."

A year ago the Quiet Hounds were separated by a great distance, yet they’ve found a way to continue on. This is a message of perseverance.

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released August 31, 2015

Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Deke Spears | Engineered by Deke Spears & Matt Rowles | Strings on Magnolia by Nirvana Kelly & Okorie Johnson | Piano, Organ & BGV on Hunter Gatherer, Mansions & Magnolia by Meghan Arias

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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: Hunter Gatherer
Birds fly the night hungry
These days they go longing
Will we survive wandering?

And I don’t know that to say
And I don’t know what to feel
Was there anything that we know, we left was real

If our instincts make us go
Down a dusty nowhere road
Then the evidence is all we need and get back home.

Gentlemen, believe we’ll do what we must, we hunt at all cost
So my friends, take heed, my hunter we trust, my hunter we trust.

Dont don’t stop
Every time you fall I pick you up.

Audio audio, breaking up
I barely know, barely know,
Shaking up my radio radio,
Speaking out in stereo stereo
waking and and I'll..... believe.

We’ll do what we must, we hunt at all cost
So my friends, take heed, my hunter we trust, my hunter we trust.
Track Name: Mansions
Deep rows, these mansions
Screaming of ransoms
So far away I try… why

Gold palms before us
sad songs implore us
I’m never satisfied.. why

Oh won't you come and join me here someday
In artificial structures we can play

These echo halls can guide the path we walk
what we can’t pay we fill with all the talk
No we can’t help it...

I sold my new years resolution to the dark
Obsessing won’t bring me solution oh my heart

What I can’t have is just a lesson
my motivational profession

Oh no, I lost my vision
beyond the great expansion

What’s with the indecision
I’m here forever mansion

So can you see me wandering
great halls and vaulted ceilings
Am I so underserving

behold, my dawn
my love, my mansion

We gave, our souls
Our lives, to ransoms
Track Name: Magnolia
There we stood
We said we would, we said we would
like woven fabric made of...

Words unsaid. We paid our debt, we left unthread
with swollen scarves into the night

Hey, I catch you running through the streets, ah ah ah
Say, I feel you catching up to meet my spirit
Oh, i say we loose it all again, ah ah ah
Hey, and all we wanted was to be so fearless

So magnolia, where’d you go, why did you leave
the soaken valley for the city light
the midnight murals, the rolling hills
the mezzanines we held on tight

Hey, I catch you running through the streets, ah ah ah
Say, You care to stand right next to me my darling?
Oh, i say we loose it all again, ah ah ah
Hey, just like I saw you in the very beginning

Get to the motors in your feet
So lost, can you be so lost next to me oh...
Magnolia everything to me
So lost, we can be so lost when we’re free oh...
You know you’re everything to me
Track Name: A Tidal Wave
I heard the crash across the shore line
the buildings scatter over time….

I grab the current by the reigns
while your drowning in my eyes

You keep on talking bout the end...
These things I can’t even pretend

The thrill is all I’ll ever need
when I’m getting pulled in deep

So we come clean, and drift away
can’t seem to stop the machine… a tidal wave
So so so we break free... our debt we pay
Just keeps coming at me…. a tidal wave

Immerse yourself and start again
No more debating where we’ve been...

And are you making sense of all of
these pieces all over.

So we come clean, and drift away
can’t stop the moving machine… a tidal wave
So so so we break free... our debt we pay
Just keeps swinging at me…. a tidal wave

Tidal wave, my soul to save, come pull me in, lets begin
Circling so much debris, come take it in, take it in.

Tidal wave I can’t believe its waking me, breaking me
Somewhere I’ll be drifting between you and me, you and me
Track Name: Bright Matter
All this talking of the dark in between the stars in our sky
where the planets don’t align for the folks we know like you and I
Everyone would fear unknown, not a beam, a traveling light

These streaming thoughts out into space
Talking out of place
Something carnivore
Keeps me awake

So much we're thinking it's only signals
Are you revealing someone just like me?
Keep contemplating, we're not alone out here

In outer space
Talking out of place
Something carnivore
Keeps me awake

Hey bright matter
You keep me safe
You keep me moving along

Shake, don’t shatter
Don’t be afraid
pretend we never went wrong

So much we’re thinking
Its only signal
are you revealing
someone just like me.
Track Name: Still Phantoms
Pack up my bags, put the house to rest
shut the door I’m on my way...

20 long miles past the city sprawls
to a house we get away

Brother I’m here, been a long damn year
There’s so much I gotta say…

Oh you see right through me
Far or near I hear you

So don’t be lost
Still my friend
Here my heart
Till the end
Speak your mind
lest we’ve sinned
don’t be lost

Take me outside, in the grass we hide
from our darkest enemies.

Somewhere I stare from a house on hills
We’ll be phantom summoning

Over these trees, through the winter’s freeze
burn the warmest memories

Let go your strong / will
Here phantoms stand / still

I am the landslide
I am the ground beneath your feet, always
I am the sunset
I aim the arrow buried deep, always
I am the compass
I am the map to lead you free…. always
I am the phantom
I’m here forever in your sleep… always