If Only You Had Seen Me

by Quiet Child

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Michael Reilly This beauty completely passed me by when it was released earlier this year – but not for any longer! Progressive in its scope, sounds and intelligent compositions, this is an album of superb musical depth and outstanding quality. Favorite track: If Only You Had Seen Me.
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Acritarche Quiet child take a step off their harder habits to turn into a progband not unlike Porcupine Tree or Steven Wilson early solo career. A must have. No less. Favorite track: Shehada.
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The 5th studio album by Quiet Child.


released January 25, 2015

Quiet Child: If Only You Had Seen Me (2015)

All songs by Peter Spiker

Recorded at home by Peter Spiker and Ashley Spain

Mastered by Nick Russell at Kings Closet

Paintings by Sean Dutton

Artwork layout by Shelley and Peter Spiker

Many thanks to: Pelley, Ran, Nick, Sarah and Jack, Anthea and Graeme Butler, Brent, Paul, Gary Spain, Darren Hincks, Jodie, Aaron, Buckell (Praise The Sun!), Dutto, Lori, Al, Puff.

"I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person." - Walt Whitman, 'Song Of Myself.'



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Track Name: Mother With Child
Track Name: If Only You Had Seen Me
Home again
But tomorrow, when we return
Will there be a place to even call a home?

On the run again
Spurned on by chaos and his immortal words
He said: "Fire may rain, but it will not fall forever..."

Such a shame, if only you had seen me...

So we go home again
Because there is no where else to go
What's one wreckage to the next?
Fire has reigned, and it's horrors freely loosed
I get so used to losing track of you
And now it's been too long

Oh it's such a shame
If only you had seen me...
Track Name: Shehada
Many memories will haunt me all my life
I'm tired, I'm lonely, but I'm alive
Then they lined us up in a row
"You go here..."
I'm hungry, I'm sallow, but I'm alive

To the shots ringing clear I fainted away
Then I awoke, surrounded yet alone

Every time I look to the east I say your name
I'm tired, I'm lonely, but I'm alive
Every time I think things will change, they stay the same
I'm hungry, I'm sallow, but I'm alive
Track Name: Neighbour
Some burns from sun, some burns from fire
I can't hide on the plains, I'll be found
They'll find me if I'm underground
Hello neighbour, hide me now

I once knew a man
Holy, he was
Cared for his brothers
But only for the sake of their souls
How I loved him
How freely he gave to me
Track Name: Ceasefire Hymn
I can feel the chiming of life
It's cadence pushes foreign seeds through the air

One settles on my hand
Push it into the land
And hope it regrows what we have taken
Track Name: Und Gott Lachte
I had a sense of what would happen
If found behind the lines
A few short Danzig years
No-one stopped me, with their arms so full

Und Gotte Lachte...

And so he rides
When will they realise?

Our best laid plans
Not even a day would last
Uniforms hunting for slaves
Like they were looking for strays

And God laughed...
Track Name: Shells On Qusayr
Siren sings and the classes end
We climb our way to the rubble above
The ground is stained on the sniper range
We're observed through focused lens

It's likely I will be lonely when you're gone

Hammer swings at reality
Waking up to the fires above
Decimate attempts to educate
As it moulds our boys for war

Surely I will be lonely when you're gone

Better to try than hide

Be safe, unknown friend
Track Name: Water Rushing Through The Reeds
So good to finally see you any time I want
My flower
So many checkpoints between us
That I forgot to hope
I lost my hope

Never forget

Look what this chaos created
It's unrecognisable and so plain
I saw a photo of Katyn
I saw your face in there I swear, I swear

Never forget