Dying Livers

by Quiet Steps

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Recorded at Sun Distortion Studios in mid 2012. Mastered by Carl Staff. Art and Design by Errol Hoffman


released October 23, 2012

Performed by Leon Perkin, Robb Perkin & Joshua Strange.

Thanks to all our families, friends, partners, bands we've played with, Shaun Tenzenmen, Chris Brownbill and Errol Hoffman.



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Quiet Steps Brisbane, Australia

3 people producing an evolution of altering post-whatever noise since 2005.

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Track Name: Drying Rivers
shout out loud with your best metaphor
give me a reason for another war
pack your things in the car as it runs
the engine smell and the headlights on
car sick and deny lost at a traffic light
couldn't think of it more
couldn't think less of it
Track Name: Lake of Vacancy
fingers latch around
chemicals are found
shift the arms and legs
before the body is lead
step beyond the mind
to make decisions fine
I guess we’re just designed
to crave filth and crime
better nights rarely come
a chain of lies a simple sum
to justify to recollect
just to die to resurrect
buried in a lake of vacancy
carrying awake anatomy
whether met her weather met her
quietly devise a tactic to entice
to take her by surprise
and nestle in her thighs
strike like rain
fill that ditch that lightning hit
where the fog and the mist
meet the sand on the dead land
Track Name: Black Orchard
there was an orchard rendering life
where a man and his negligent wife
had been appointed for the managing
the preservation and the nourishing
the couple found a vine fermented in to wine
drunk she lit a cigarette and flicked it to get rid of it
then smouldering the lit end set alight the trees that night
plantation burnt alive the man fled with his wife
residents all gathered in despair
inviting back the couple for repair
but she had left a letter by her side
replying justifying suicide

her note: "I am the enemy evil is a part of me
nothing there will be the same I’ll cut in to the deepest vein
savour the energy sever an artery
ashes lying there in vain I’ll feel the blade and take the blame"

as the blood ran through her now she could hear the orchard’s sound
if ecology will revive then sacrifice your life
Track Name: Ashtray
as the hype died down care from the relatives
died with this town spiralling negatives
he lay on her couch with all the sedatives
and then remembered how and what she had to give
never mind seeping lines
visualise her dressed in something nice
just to realise an apparition lies
never mind sleeping fine
be alright sinking wine
all that’s left of her are butts and particles
from the kitchen ashtray under the skylight
never mind seeping lines
be alright rising high
Track Name: Prison Cell Walls
seven months twenty nine
days have gone since she was still alive
etch another line to form five
like the time counted on prison cell walls
and he made it to the back of the house before
a glimpse of his reflection in the mirror he saw
he looked a lot like a man he once saw
wearing a crown on his head made of thorns
he was not immortalised in a picture frame
but he felt the pain in his brain all the same
maybe it’s time he took her best advice
a lot of pills and the sharpest knife
just to see her sitting there with her pretty hair
in a crowded clouded land up there
but he didn’t care how he’d die today
maybe a better way could be
a brighter lighter death in fire set ablaze
Track Name: Dying Livers
wood was piled high his body underneath
his actions sacrilegious
lost in the cracks and ridges of desiccating wood
he finally found a flame to burn away his name
set from her favourite lighter
that she had dropped beside her
just near her knife and pen
but when the day of dying came
an unexpected forest rain
softened the terrain extinguishing the existing flame
precipitating his fall in to a rock concussing his brain
he dreamt a while but then as the storm progressed
branches fall levels rise from waterfalls and from the sky
he dreamt it’s heaven’s cry like her tears flowing down
as she watches him die