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The Quiet Ones (Single)

by Nigel Tung

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*I RE-RELEASED THIS SONG ON MY NEW EP CHECK IT OUT HERE*
theivorysleep.bandcamp.com/album/everchanging-part-one

The Quiet Ones was supposed to be on a three track EP I was going to release in October 2013, but pulled out because of personal reasons. The song itself was heavily influenced by the band Three and Joey Eppard (I even bought an Ovation around the time this song was recorded.) The acoustic guitar was played strictly in finger-style and a pseudo-rasgueado (it's a flamenco guitar technique) that I came up with.

I think the lyrics are pretty obvious in their meaning, but to anyone who doesn't get it, think of it as Anima Part. 2.

lyrics

It's almost been four months since I wrote about you last time,
So here's another song about the fog rolling, the clouds, and the lightning

All the things that gave you panic attacks
(Like the ones I had) Like the ones I had
Before you returned what I said you can have

While the seasons changed time froze and I stayed the same
But you, on the other hand, felt like the winter when we met

I know I'm breaking those promises
(This is an egotrip, and I don't think we're friends)
But you know it takes two to dance
(Never make people do the things you wouldn't do)

You've always said to watch out for the
The quiet ones 'cause they all have
Something hidden up their greedy sleeves
I never listened to the warnings my friends
Gave me after meeting you just once
Oh, too little, too late

I told myself I'll stop thinking up these
Silly things that might happen
When you finally leave my life and take a first-class flight to the otherside
Wherever there might be

And you might even meet that boy that you speak with so much,
He seems to love the things I never loved about you
(There I admitted it) There I admitted it

You broke your promises before they even left your lips
(That was an egotrip, and we were never friends)
But I know it takes two to fight
(You never liked it when I won the argument)

You've always said to watch out for the
The quiet ones 'cause they all have
Something hidden up their greedy sleeves
I never listened to the warnings my friends
Gave me after meeting you just once
Oh, too little, too late

Oh, too little, too late

I can't describe how sad I get when I think of you
And all the things we had are now left to waste
I only have questions left to ask,
So answer honestly

Did you ever listen to the songs I wrote for you?
Did you love me for who I am, and not because you wanted to?
Did you ever listen to the songs I wrote for you?
Did you love me for who I am, and not because you wanted to?

But you know it takes two to dance
(Did you ever listen to the songs I wrote for you?)
But I know it takes two to fight
(Did you love me for who I am, and not because you wanted to?)

But you know it takes two to dance
(Did you ever listen to the songs I wrote for you?)
But I know it takes two to fight
(Did you love me for who I am, and not because you wanted to?)

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released October 25, 2013
Nigel Tung - Voice, Lyrics, Guitar, Bass, and (writing of) Drums.
Inspiration - Anima

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Nigel Tung Vancouver, British Columbia

20 year old Nigel Tung is in an ongoing pursuit of finding beauty, balance, and piece of mind. While not writing for his main project (The Ivory Sleep), Tung searches for new creative outlets in music. Finished off with lyrics with a romantic flair, and a very unique voice, Tung demonstrates what having a broad palette of artistic influences can do. ... more

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