Characteristics of Living Things

by Quiet Hounds

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released August 11, 2017

Written & Performed by Quiet Hounds
Produced, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Deke Spears

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Quiet Hounds Atlanta, Georgia

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: Time Gone
Oh my how can it be so many years
Why is everything not as it appears?
I'm out of my mind... gone

So I gather my things and all my friends
I'll never go looking back again
Time I realize...gone
Track Name: Quiet Violet
You and your underwater volcanoes
The pressure swelling from the heat in your lungs below
I wish you'd tell me what was on your mind
These creature saints holding you back and you're wasting time

Let it all out
Go on and Breathe
It's time for the quiet violet to speak
Get it all out
Go on and bleed
It's time we can talk civil you and me

You're out of line when you can't let go
Your enemies are enemies and they don't even know

Oh how would I know so silent
Oh where did you go quiet violet

Let it all out
Go on and Breathe
It's time for the quiet violet to speak
Get it all out
Go on and bleed
It's time we can talk civil you and me

And the crows take the fire with the flight
And the winds take a turn in the full moon light
And then all I can hope is the best
That we'll soften our hearts put our beasts to rest
I wish you'd tell me when you'll come for me
I'm on an island and I'm tired of the endless sea around me

Let it all out
Go on and Breathe
It's time for the quiet violet to speak
Get it all out
Go on and bleed
It's time we can talk civil you and me

So we fall out
And disagree
It's time that you got wild enough to speak
Get it all out
Go on and bleed
It's time we take the time... the time

And now we find we find
The time to lose our minds
And while we ride we ride
Don't hold back
Don't hold back
Track Name: Thieves
City fell apart on the telephone
While you were telling me we were not alone
As we're secretly gonna skip the town
All the wanderers, gonna let em' down

Get away, get away, get away today
Was it you, was it me, are we not afraid?
All around, in the rain there was something real
planning out the escape, so that I can feel

Are we making our way like we're thieves?
Are we turning our back on our throne?
Tell me something that I can believe
While we're fighting for something to show
Keep on fighting for something to show

Hand me promises of a new machine
And replace the grease that we're standing in
All the whispering in my head at once
Leave me paralyzed in the summer sun

Get away, get away, get away today
Was it you, was it me, are we not afraid?
All around, in the rain there was something real
planning out the escape, so that I can feel

Are we making our way like we're thieves?
Are we turning our back on our throne?
Tell me something that I can believe
While we're fighting for something to show
Keep on fighting for something to show

I guess the leaves will go brown
When seasons pave the way to shed the nagging sounds

Are we making our way like we're thieves?
Are we turning our back on our throne?
Tell me something that I can believe
While we're fighting for something to show
Keep on fighting for something to show
Track Name: Emperors
We take a turn for the long way
Mind on the move and my world shape shifting
The weather circling my coffee
And I deluge in the rain

Heart in tune deep in my Chest
The styrofoam peeling off my life vest
Aspiring to be a good man
And keep afloat like a king

Are we not rockstars?
Part-time demigods
I can be your Emperor

Take the leader
Make believer
Fake the truth, take me down deceiver
Wake me up I
Fade the montage
Lose the scene under camouflage now

And up ahead there's a signal
A blurry red bouncing off my windshield
I keep on fighting like a good man
So run with me in the green

Are we not rockstars?
Part-time demigods
I can be your Emperor

Slow town, fast cars
Abandoned boulevards
Operating Emperors on the move

Don't you know who we are?
Dark lion whisperers
Tell me I'm your Emperor
Track Name: Great Expectations
I see you talking while your
lips keep on moving while there’s
something else on my mind
don’t hate me

While on my clean white collar
I bet you one more dollar
deceptively I’ll find
you can’t see

Saddle up the strong horse
looking back no remorse
Can’t believe we missed that page
...the wrong stage
Read me back that first line
say again one more time
could it be this war we wage
is in my head...

Oh so stranded, lost though I’m branded
dear friend we’re not aligned (out of time… time)

It was a great vibration
where the walls between us grew
and your expectations
were the farthest from the truth

I think hurt my body
broken without colliding
I didn't drink think that much,
it pains me.

And so you’re educated
maybe admit too jaded
under the lemon tree
you wake me
Track Name: Living Things
You closed your eyes, so tired and buried
Everyone watching, you're so... alive and weary
Of my, outstretching arms, embracing every single change

So we perspire, breathe in the marrow
Fearless ascending and we float like a sparrow through the
Unending skies, and say you'll stay with me tonight

It won't be long, til' the day
It won't be long until the pain washes way
It won't be long, so you say
It won't be long until you're right here with me

We rode on through that distant passage
We never thought that this would cause so much damage
Now we're, dreaming of far off fallen cities as we sleep

And I woke up, a fallen arrow
It's 1:15... your breathing, shallow and narrow
In my, fast fading arms, embrace the quiet that you keep

It won't be long, til' the day
It won't be long until the pain washes way
It won't be long, so you say
It won't be long until you're wandering with the wind

Turn the lights on
Find the way home
Hold me close while
Living things roam
Say you want me
Breathing haunting
Leave the lights on
If you can't sleep
When I find you
In the fields blown
Hold me close while
Living things roam
If you're waiting
Leave the lights on for me
Track Name: If The World
And so this world is strange
told me it'd never change
left me in the sorrow burning in the sun
Surrounded by the wolves
the pounding horses hooves
told me not tomorrow faster if you run

... let it go, won't you let it go
Here I'm a shaking, now I'll awaken oh…
Deep in the slumber, feet buried under tow
Now its wonder, I'll get a chance to grow

Alley in the night
ready for the fight, I made it through
something that you said, leaving me for dead,
I know it not your fault its true

How could I be here, standing in the clear
right next to you? right next to you?

but If this world would give
me shelter, let me live
I don't mind it never telling me the truth
And If the world would end
oh my beloved friend…
I'll say its forever with a lie to you