I Am the Morning

by Quiet Hollers

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released August 16, 2013

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Quiet Hollers are an indie band from Louisville, KY formed in 2010 by singer-songwriter Shadwick Wilde.

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Track Name: Road Song
I was drunk in a bar in Austin
But I could have sworn it was in Seattle
I had the taste of the road in my mouth
It was bittersweet

I saw somebody I thought I knew
and I called out their name
But it wasn't their name at all
I felt stupid, I felt so lonely

But I'll be home in a couple of weeks
Please, please, please don't forget about me
Just a few more places I've gotta be
Please, please, please don't forget about me

I was sober in a bar in Berlin
Everybody else was drunk
and I was talking to Mike McColgan
Man, I used to wanna be him
But maybe I don't have the drive
or the heart, or the guts, or the connections
If you risk it all and lose, can you ever start over?

But I'll be home in a couple of weeks
Please, please, please don't forget about me
I'll try to call if I get a few minutes alone
I just wanna hear you breathing
Please, please, please don't forget about me
Track Name: Their Dark Robes
I'm so tired of feeling this way all the time
Running,winded from the sickness in my mind
and it's a dark and it's an ugly thing, I know
that we all have to face down some time, I suppose

So let me go
cause you can't save me
when they drag me from my bed in their dark robes
aw, let me go
and some day maybe
I'll return a stronger man, for all I know

So wrap me up, babe, in white linens
'til I cannot see or speak
so I will not hear them coming
when my mortal will is weak
cause I feel them coming on like jackals
preying on the shape I'm in
Tugging at my weathered heartstrings
Tearing at my tired skin

So let me go
cause you can't save me
when they drag me from my bed in their dark robes
aw, let me go
and some day maybe
I'll return a stronger man, for all I know

I have wronged those who might love me
I have maimed my fellow man
I have stolen, lied, and cheated
for reasons that I don't understand
But if I must pay for all my wicked deeds tenfold
Let me die with a clear conscience
when I'm five hundred years old

yeah, let me go
cause you can't save me
when they drag me from my bed in their dark robes
ah, let me go and some day baby
I'll return a stronger man for what I've known
I will return a stronger man for what I've known
Track Name: Some Day Darlin
Some day darlin
we'll get out of this town
some day darlin
when we're old
to those mountains
where we're closer to god
some day darlin
when we're old

When your red hair
has long turned into gray
and your knees can feel the cold
and my head's as bald as the tires on my truck
some day darlin
when we're old

Aw, but she said some day never comes
Aw, but she said darlin you can't be the one

Some day darlin
I will save up enough
to buy back all those pretty things we sold
like the dreams that we had when we were young
some day darlin
when we're old

Aw, but she said some day never comes
Aw, but she said darlin you can't be the one
Track Name: Not Oceans, Not Skies
Your friends will forget you in time
Your friends will forget you in time
But when my friends forget me
I won't let it upset me
It don't mean they weren't friends of mine

But don't give up on living
Just cause everything dies
Ain't nothin forever
Not mountains, not oceans, not skies
Not oceans, not skies

No lover can love you always
No lover can love you always
and in time you'll discover
you'll die by your lover
or leave her on some unwelcome day

and all the love that you carry
to bile will turn
they say love it dies easy
but hate don't need no fuel to burn
aw, no fuel to burn

and your friends will forget you in time
aw, you're friends will forget you in time
but when my friends forget me
I won't let it upset me
it don't mean they weren't friends of mine
no, it don't mean they weren't friends of mine
Track Name: Boxer Song
Last night I dreamed that
I was a boxer
Walking home through the city
after winning a fight
The drunks called me Champ and
the whores called me Baby
But my love called me home through
the cold, rainy night

My friends called me reckless
I thought I knew better
I said I've got one more
fight in me, I'm sure
but I ain't no young man
and the next time I fall down
it'll only be pride that I stand back up for

My manager, Johnny, said we had a good run
I'm luck I still have my health and my mind
and with the purse from this last fight,
I can pay off my mortgage
and try to forget that I ache all the time

I went home to my baby
the house stood in darkness
the bell was still ringing
loud and clear in my head
I laid myself down and
drifted off next to her
where nothing existed
but me and her and this bed

When I woke I was naked
and pressed against my lover
her hips bucking wildly against mine
But never once did she
turn her eyes to look at me
I suppose that I could have been anyone
just for that short time
Track Name: Deep Sea Mama
The Western Ocean's unforgiving tides
how the sunlight breaks the water here
reminds me of her eyes
as I sink into that blacking deep
I pray my deep sea mama will come round
and rescue me

the Captain of my vessel
was an old and cruel man
I would not lash my brothers
but only do best as I can
They drug me from my quarters
and they asked me how I pled
and I would not change my story
"into the deep" was what they said

adorned in jewels and golden chains
stolen from the drowning sailors
that she's chosen not to save
Will I be the one to change her mind?
Or will my skin wash from my bones
down here beneath the reach of time

As light falls farther from my eyes
a calmness washes over me
and I am not afraid to die
as she wraps her arms around me
she sings to me
that some day every sailor will come rest down here with me
Track Name: Mean Avenues
Where were the stars when I needed them?
No doubt behind some vicious cloud
and where were your words when I would have heeded them?
No doubt wasted on somebody else

and all this time I could've been in your arms
instead of out there on those mean avenues
and all this time I could've been doing something meaningful
instead of wasting my time on you

How do you fight something that can't see?
and how do you kill what's already dead?
and come to terms with what you might never be
but have been for years, if only in your head

and all this time I could've been seeing the world
instead of out there on those mean avenues
and all this time I could've been working on my dreams
instead of wasting my time on you
instead of wasting my time on you
Track Name: Flying Song
Nod when you're ready and I will let go
I have never felt this alive before
Remember to bend your knees before we land
and whatever you do, don't let go of my hand

cause if I go flying, it will be with you
or I will never go flying... I will stay down
I will stay down

Before I was yours, I belonged to the earth
but up in the ether, I can see all its worth
and all things either good or bad or nothing at all
and our house down below... what a wild way to fall!

and if I go flying, it will be with you
or I will never go flying... I will stay down
I will stay down

and with our paper wings folded up in our van
it was up here I found out who I am
but if you should forsake me, then I will stay here
Bound by the earth, and bound by my tears

and if I go flying, it will be with you
or I will never go flying... I will stay down
darlin and if I go flying, it will be with you
or I will never go flying... I will stay down
I will stay down