Deconstructionism - Part 1

by Quiet Arrows

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about

I have been tinkering. I called this new album Deconstructionism because I have been experimenting with the implied permanence and unchangeability of the things we create. I have been fascinated lately with the idea of alterations and alternate versions of what has been created - I want to see the different ways that a song can be expressed. This album is the first collection of my deconstructed songs - some are stripped down to bare acoustics, some are new arrangements with added piano and cello, some are instrumental.

I have been working on making a lot of electronic music and remixes lately under my different projects. This genre uses sampling and cutting and reconfiguring elements in a more kaleidoscopic process of creating. I think this process has made me imagine my original acoustic songs differently - something akin to a minimal acoustic remix.

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released February 22, 2019

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Track Name: Find a Way (Acoustic)
FIND A WAY (ACOUSTIC)


INTRO
You, you, you
You oh whoa


V1
Oooh got to find a way, find a way
Oooh right away, right away
Oooh got to find a way back to you oh whoa
You oh whoa (2x)

V2
Oooh I feel I’m shaking like, shaking like
Oooh say it right, say it right
Oooh feel I’m shaking like a storm without you oh whoa
Ooh oh whoa


B
Ooh ba da ba da (3x)
Oh whoa


V3
Oooh will you remember, me remember me
Oooh when I’m trembling, trembling
Oooh will you remember me when I remember you oh whoa
You oh whoa


REFRAIN
You, you, you
You oh whoa


B
Oooh ba da ba da (3x)
Oh whoa


V4
Oooh got to find a way, find a way
Ooh right away, right away
Ooh got to find a way back to you oh whoa (2x)
Track Name: Filling Up Our Lungs (Acoustic)
FILLING UP OUR LUNGS (ACOUSTIC)


V1
It passed and moves in the shadow of the sun
Stood barely there begun
And you, you were filling up your lungs
With who you knew we would become


CH
Oooh ahhh


V2
Moved in the shadow of the sun
Stood barely yet begun
Moved in the shadow of the sun
Stood barely yet begun
Soon we were filling up our lungs
With who we knew we would become


CH
Oooh ahhh
Track Name: Drift (Acoustic)
DRIFT (ACOUSTIC)


V1
I will take you to the sea tonight
Where we always knew there’d be a tide
Gathered in the blue green light
Yeah I will take you to the sea tonight


CH
Where we could drift away, away
Yeah we could drift away, away



V2
I will take you far above the leaves
Swaying in the dark sound asleep
Reaching through the sparse hush of speech
I will take you far above the leaves
Yes I will take you far above the leaves


CH
Where we could drift away, away
Yeah we could drift away, away


B
Oooooh



V3
I will take you now into my arms
Because we have spoken doubt we knew the harm
But I will try somehow to prove us wrong
And I will take you now into my arms
Yes I will take you now into my arms


CH
Where we could drift away, away
Yeah we could drift away, away


B
Oooooh
Track Name: Form Without Shape (Acoustic)
FORM WITHOUT SHAPE (ACOUSTIC)


V1
I deliberate the ink upon the page
Has dried like permanent mistakes
And these are difficult to change
I will then proceed slow and cautiously
So not to compromise retreat
It is difficult to speak


V2
I might speculate a shuffling of the frames
Despite what I anticipate
Always difficult to face
I would be misled the corridors ahead
Are drafty passageways of breath
Which are difficult to thread


CH
To know is different than being known
To know is different than being known in the end


V3
I delineate the form without a shape
So suddenly I hesitate
It’s a difficult escape
I must yet concede you overshadow me
So strange the thought is comforting
You are difficult to flee


CH
To know is different than being known
To know is different than being known in the end


B
Instrumental


CH
To know is different than being known
To know is different than being known in the end (2x)
Track Name: Broken Eyes (Acoustic)
BROKEN EYES (ACOUSTIC)


V1
The moon swoops down like a sickle unspoiled
To harvest the twilight and sever the soil
Darkness drips like sulphur and oil
To lie in the ground with the tears of its toil


V2
Dusk has dwindled in the ration of hours
Watch it flee and call it a coward
Grim procession of grey that scours
The turning hemisphere as it devours


CH
But don’t look away
Don’t turn aside
Fix your gaze
With broken eyes


V3
Stars march forth like so many men
Phosphorescent now and again
Shadows casting shadows when
Slumber calls out like a friend


V4
Your face tells of a distance unspanned
Crossing the hollows in my hand
Silhouettes in a single strand
Pilgrims leaving their faraway lands


CH
But don’t look away
Don’t turn aside
Fix your gaze
With broken eyes

And don’t look away
And don’t turn aside
Don’t look away
And don’t turn aside
Fix your gaze
With broken eyes
Track Name: Continents Were Made to Sink (Acoustic)
CONTINENTS WERE MADE TO SINK (ACOUSTIC)


V1
Your sentiment swarmed my heart like sleep, like sleep
So tentative I held your voice to breath, to breathe
A liniment floating hushed and sweet, so sweet
My hesitance you understood to mean, to mean


CH
I'm right here now
I feel the bleeding
You might as well let me grieve
You're right here now
I won't be leaving
You fight so well I can't retreat


V2
Your diligence calmed my heart, unease at ease
Irrelevance of all my fears relieved, relieved
Like sediment they fell away piece by piece
And continents you said were made to sink, to sink


CH
And I'm right here now
I don't feel the bleeding
You might as well stay with me
You're right here now
I won't be leaving
You fight so well I can't retreat


B
Ooh oh


CH
And I'm right here now
I don't feel the bleeding
You might as well stay with me
You're right here now
I won't be leaving
You fight so well I can't retreat
Track Name: The Moment (Acoustic)
THE MOMENT (ACOUSTIC)


V1
Sometimes a nevermind is
The limelight where the power lines bend
And other times that otherwise end
Well sometimes when

V2
And who am I to wonder what it meant
to decide the candlelight's glint
Tonight as the underside spins
Well who am I when


CH
Once in awhile the moment requires
So everyone says
A bitter denial and shoving aside
Of all the pretense
We seldom decide to acknowledge the quiet
And it might as well pass
Because once in awhile the moment requires all of this


V3
Somehow we figured out when
To cry out and tumble down dead
Anyhow its a roundabout end
Well somehow when


CH
Once in awhile the moment requires
So everyone says
A bitter denial and shoving aside
Of all the pretense
We seldom decide to acknowledge the quiet
And it might as well pass
'Cause once in awhile the moment requires all of this
Track Name: Sharp Is the Strain (Acoustic)
SHARP IS THE STRAIN (ACOUSTIC)


V1
I shook hands with my thoughts today
We agreed to go our separate ways
Set aside all the differences
Mine were yellow, theirs were grey

V2
I don't know where the balance lies
Today i wish that it would open its eyes
Glance around at the indifferences
Yawn and turn upon a sleepy sigh


CH
Sharp is the strain so am I to blame
For changing the subject and forgetting names
Shove them away as I hesitate
Steadily spilling all that still remains


V3
I suspect that there is more debris
Splintered pieces left inside of me
Thinking through what the difference is
Between extracting the sting and remedy


CH
Sharp is the strain so am I to blame
For changing the subject and forgetting names
Shove them away as I hesitate
Steadily spilling all that still remains


B
Ohh Ohh (2x)


CH
Sharp is the strain so am I to blame
For changing the subject and forgetting names
Shove them away as I hesitate
Steadily spilling all that still remains
(2x)
Track Name: All Else Fades (Acoustic)
ALL ELSE FADES (ACOUSTIC)


V1
When all else withers away
Bloodlines remain
However the strangers parade
All else fades
All else fades


V2
The fact is that fiction contains
Sometimes a frame
That otherwise is explained
The fact is named
The fact is named


CH
I will not delay
So whom have you to blame, to blame
For night shall relinquish the day, the day


V3
In a shudder everything changed
And one side escaped
Well it seems like we might be the same
When all else fades  
‘Cause all else fades


CH
I will not delay
So whom have you to blame, to blame
For night shall relinquish the day, the day (2x) 

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