Thumper

by Quiet Child

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Maverick Joseph Korvin The next path walked, after Evening Bell, into Quiet Child's environment of all palettes of human emotion.
The next chapter of sincere, heart-searing emotion, all guided by the most beautiful vocals. Favorite track: Walking Ghost.
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released September 16, 2011

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Track Name: The Cold Halls
All is calm, and the world is asleep
The mind desires, but the mouth cannot speak
Another day will feel like an age

Sunken eyes
And the tears are dry
Why won't he come?
And oh, the wait seems so cruel and undeserved

The promise made some years ago
I remember it so well
I never thought I'd look into your eyes
And see you pain so clear

Gather up your knocking bones
It's time for you to go home
Track Name: Gaps
Note the gaps in the fossil record
And the people suspected of some lies, or is it half-truths?
With complete proof in abesntia
Does that mean that it's accurate to point our fingers heavenwards?
Just because our elders would?

There's no one watching us, watching over us
We don't need a ghost with a magic wand watching over us
With all the evidence we've got
The gaps don't mean a lot

There's no such thing as a morals based monopoly
So why just go with the incredible?
Why waste your faith on the impossible
Pompous and circumcised, pious and proud
Track Name: Clockwork
Some days come when you wish that you were done with it all
Those days should be always thought of as a tragedy, always
She said 'you don't pay enough attention to me...'
'But watch this, soon enough it will be hard to miss this thing...'

Just like clockwork

'Why can't you help me with the hard part, you bastard?'
He said, 'it's not as if I've got a say in it, right?'

Just like clockwork
Track Name: Ocean Of Silhouettes
For six months
I've been searching for an outline of your face
In an ocean of silhouettes
And I think I've made it out against the background
Of mist and shadow

What it must feel like to constantly worry
That the person you share love with
Will never come through the curtain of unrelenting misery
Of living with fear...

It must be hard

And now I feel...
I feel like I've grown up without learning to be my age
So I lean on you
But it's I who should be the walls that support us

Breathe when you can
Take a breath, man
Track Name: Thumper
You're entitled to everything you've got
The son and the father, the power, the money
It must be calming to be capable of this
Never a question, never a story
America sleeps underneath the spell
Over two thousand years of misinterpreted tales
Adult children playing make believe for real money

Long gone with your questions unresolved

I dreamt I lost some of my teeth again
The same old dream that always repeating
And when I looked for god to sort me out
There was candy and paper and drawings of wizards
But nothing really took the shape of man
Just a lot of wishing and closing of eyes
There's only so much sugar I can suck before the coma

Then I became what I am today
Part of the sea of sin I'm swimming in

With one eye open the picture had no depth
And I dreamt the dream that's always repeating
And every Sunday stood for something else
A gaggle of faces eternally grinning

But the eyes wouldn't smile...
Track Name: Walking Ghost
In three days I'll be gone
A stranger to the mortal coil
Compelled to the earth below
In three days I'll be gone

I failed, but never again
In time you'll forget
But what use for money and love does a walking ghost have
I'm not sure, but we'll see...

All around the waters of love
Bring a shine to your eyes
But what use
For husbands and wives does a walking ghost have anyway?
We'll see...
Track Name: How Could We Ask?
There were some words that came up
We didn't understand
And all it did was distance us
We didn't ask... how could we ask at all?

If I've let you down, then I've let you down
It's all I was taught

There was a man who spoke to us
Poured water on my head
His fingers on the book
But the tips have been burned off
Track Name: Good Company
Now I'm full
Although I can't believe the time it took
How have I found what I've found
A cherry in the dust

Ten degrees below
And still she stood there in the cold like she was

In my re-occurring dream I tell you that this is the happiest I've ever been!

And, oh, what eyes! What a smile!
What a perfect walk she has, what good company