This song was written for the Swans & Embers concert and dubbed the "Parade Song". It was played alongside the audience to parade across the historic Swan House property transitioning the acts of the performance.

The recording of this song also began during the Shake Don't Shatter sessions as a live performance. Instrumentation was later added and it was finished while recording Characteristics of Living Things.


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


from Characteristics of Living Things, released August 11, 2017
Written & Performed by Quiet Hounds
Produced, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Deke Spears
Additional Engineering by Matt Rowles



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