The Quiet Room Lyrics

All the Frozen Horses – Lyrics by Matt Cahill

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1. Come Undone

Better to beg, than borrow
That’s been my rule of thumb
And I rather know tomorrow
Than watch it come undone

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2. The Arena

It is not the critic who counts
Not the man that points out how the strong man stumbles
Or where the doer of deeds could have done them better
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena
Whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood
And who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement
And who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly

So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat

And if I lose, what do I really lose?
How could I ever explain to you?

And if I lose, what do I really lose? Well are you in the arena?
Heaven knows they’re daring greatly

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3. Noir De Sir

Forget, forget everything you’ve learned
And paint
And paint it all another way
And burned, burned to the ground
It will make the ache go away

Then you’ll see
Exactly what you want to
Exactly what you need to
Then you’ll see
You’re older than you feel

Waste
It’s a by-product of everything you do
Thanks
That’s the way I feel about you

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4. My Side of the Story

Is it too late for me to apologise?
Is it too late for my side of the story?
Is it too late, to see my eyes?
And you will know that I’m not lying
Is it too late for me to take another breath?
The very thing that keeps me alive
Is it too late?
Is it too late?
Is it too late?
Is there no time left at all?
Even if I just blink?

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5. A Simpler Plan

Some say
It’s too far
Don’t care
I’m going to make the journey

And you say
It’s way too far
But I know
You will make the journey too

And you will get the best of me

And I feel the world upon my shoulders
Just like Atlas
And I feel the world upon my shoulders

Some say
It’s too far
Don’t care
I’ll make the journey

And I want
What we all want
With you
And you’ll make the journey too

And I feel the world upon my shoulders
Just like Atlas
And I feel the world upon my shoulders

And I’ve got the world on my shoulders

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6. Q and A

You leave me tired
And this takes my breath away
And I’ve still got questions
And I need some answers

I’ve still got questions
You need to answer

You leave me tired
And this all takes my breath away
And I’ve still got questions, baby
You need to answer

You need to answer
This all takes my breath away
In the back row of my yesterday
Sitting in the back row of my yesterday

You leave me tired
And this all takes my breath away
I’ve got all these questions still

Yesterday
In the back row of my yesterday
I’ve got all these questions
Sitting in the back row of my yesterday
Sugar (repeat)

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7. For Our Own Good

So many rules to follow
Leaves you nowhere to run
There’s always another Monday
Again

Destination
Is still unclear

How many favours are left….for you?

Destination
So unclear
Destination

How many days are left for you?
Do you know your name at all?

Destination
Still unclear, unclear

Destination

Sometimes I feel just like my shadow
Unable to speak a single word

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8. All the Frozen Horses
(Words by Curzio Malaparte – Kaputt)

On the following day
When they reached the lake shore
A horrible and amazing sight met their eyes

The lake looked like a vast sheet of white marble on which rested hundreds upon hundreds of horses

Only their heads stuck out of the crust of ice
And they were all facing the shore
The white flames of terror still burnt in their wide opened eyes
Close to the shore a tangle of wildly rearing horses rose from the prison of ice

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9. Mayan Dream

If I tell you, tell you
Will you listen?

If I tell you, tell you
Will you hear?

And if I give this to you
Will you treasure it
And hold it close to your heart?

You’ll do well to remember
That only Angel’s fear to tread

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10. On the Corner of Loss & Gone

Can you spare change
For a cup of coffee?

Can you spare
A single word of kindness?

Are you there?
Do you care?

In amongst the blindness
Are you there?

In amongst the blindness
Are you there?
At all?

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11.  And I Looked Everywhere

Where were you
When I needed you?

Nowhere to be found

Where were you
When I needed you?

Nowhere to be found

When I needed you