Absenteeism (Debut Album)

by QUIET LIONS

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released June 14, 2019

All songs written by Quiet Lions
Album recorded, engineered and produced by Mark Roberts
Vocals recorded by Luke Holmes & Josh Bevan
Album mastered by Tim Rowkins (Hell Yeah! Mastering)
Recorded at Brighton Electric Studios & Small Pond Recordings
Artwork by Ian Hodgson - ian-hodgson.co.uk

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Quiet Lions are an alt rock quartet based out of Brighton, UK.

Their debut album 'Absenteeism' is OUT NOW on Lonely Voyage Records and available to purchase on vinyl / digital and stream from usual platforms

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Track Name: Echo Chamber
The cavalry waits,
To take you to your front door,
Better cover your head and the twist in your neck,
You don’t shy away,
Just smile and enjoy the ride,
As you trample on all that should stand in your way,
. . .
I’m hearing the echoes again, hearing the echoes again,
During the night, I’m hearing the echoes again,
They’re coming alive,
I’m hearing the echoes again, they’re dragging us over the edge,
So into the deep we descend, into the deep
. . .
The devil awaits,
To take you to your new home,
You are crossing the water to witness them drown,
Fear turns to hate,
You watch as your army grows,
In this permanent darkness, that nobody knows
. . .
Fall as fast as we can go,
Breathe into the light,
. . .
Take your time and choose your words,
but print a lie and you deserve,
To cut your teeth and hear the crowd,
baying blood and sing aloud,
“suffer this, suffer this, suffer this”
. . .
Raise your head from the sand,
It’s too late to clean your hands,
Lift yourself from the ground,
All the angels coming down.
Track Name: Broken Bed Of Stone
I know you’ve spent some time here hiding,
the mask is slipping down,
You shook the earth and it changed the landscape,
of our divided ground,
. . .
Do you have to make a martyr,
Could you try it any harder,
But you have to make a martyr out of me?
Oh, won’t you crawl, to your broken bed of stone
. . .
I know you dream of isolation,
a fortress safe and sound,
The morning broadcast is just a smokescreen,
for something darker now
. . .
Heroes rise above,
As the heavens open up,
There are diamonds in the rough
Track Name: Wasteland
You gotta stand up and be counted,
Don’t you stay at home again and drift away,
this apathy has got you blinded
You’ll regret that in, regret that in the end.
. . .
Give me your ears,
But don’t let the dreamers down,
Cause you are not welcome now in the wasteland,
Give me your ears,
But don’t let the dreamers down,
Cause you are not welcome,
. . .
in the wasteland,
You’ve found the key, so clear the gate,
The time has come to leave this place,
You have a chance to take the wheel,
and give your voice to something real,
Don’t turn around, don’t turn around,
Cause they’re emptying, they’re emptying the nest
. . .
Sirens sounding, the atmosphere is getting thin,
A fever forming, you hope that they will let you in,
And I know, I know,
They will leave you in the cold,
They will leave you in the cold,
Track Name: Lighthouse
Open up your eyes,
The day is passing by,
All you want to know is where the ivy grows
to free you from your vices,
You try to navigate,
Drift the other way,
Soon you’ll get to know the ivy’s overgrown,
admit you need direction
. . .
Go toward the lighthouse in the mist,
Don’t go back on your reason,
The immortal gift of the abyss,
Is far from all your demons,
. . .
A voice out in the hall,
Waiting for your call,
Leading you astray, struggling to change,
so go back to your vices,
The powder in your wine,
The mirror cuts a line,
No colour in your cheeks, sleeping through the week,
Is this all you needed?
. . .
It’s obvious that you yearn for a new day rising,

You are changing,
You are changing,
You are changing,
Track Name: Youth In Question
He walks into the light,
In a vain attempt to clear his mind,
But the clouds are getting darker by the hour he starts to climb,
So the people gather round,
the camera’s are on the ground,
The flashes leave him blinded and he’s scared of looking down
. . .
So who can answer for the youth in question
What would it take to learn a simple lesson
They play with fire but they don’t get burnt
No they don’t get burnt this time
. . .
All he needed was a hand,
In your time of need you’d understand,
But for now you are responsible - is that what you had planned
Just to be part of the crowd,
goading him to hit the ground,
As he reaches out to touch the sky, you share around
. . .
Step in to the unknown, the air is yours to breathe
Down here the blood runs cold, never get to sleep,
Step in to the unknown, buried in the deep,
Down here the blood runs cold and this is yours to keep
Track Name: Arc Of The Horizon
Take me by the hand,
I’ll show you all you’ve got,
Is hanging by a thread,
and was never worth a shot,
Inheriting the debt,
well that is yours to keep,
if you stand to be defeated.
. . .
In the end, the sun will lead you home,
If the arc of the horizon is to show,
Understand the balance in your hands,
If the arc of the horizon is to show,
. . .
So take a step outside,
Try to map the stars,
we took this sky for granted,
then we saw it fall apart,
but this began a long, long time ago,
and we know, and we know, and we know
That the Interest tend to lye,
In the pockets of the few,
If there’s one thing they should do,
It’s take a long hard look,
Take a long hard look,
before they’re leaving,
. . .
Stowing away, all hope of resolution
Is washing away, it’s time to sink together
Track Name: Chancer
If I write a note,
Would it find a way to you,
If i bottled it up and threw it to the waves,
Would it ever make it through,
We gave up the ghost,
As soon as our trust became abused,
We started to see, there’s a warning sign ahead,
And nobody knows, who can save our souls
. . .
Cause only a chancer would chance this,
That is the cross we have to bear,
That only a chancer would chance this,
Lead us all to despair,
When you don’t even care,
bout a thing that you’ve done,
. . .
So cover your ears,
For I am the bearer of bad news,
We sail un-commanded, the hull is collapsing
there’s little we can do,
But if we align,
We could turn and overthrow them all,
Clear up the mess they left behind,
Nobody knows, how to save our souls
. . .
Clouds start to clear, just as morning calls,
we lay rest to our fears in the eye of the storm,
Take a week holiday, that’s a chancer’s call
there’s a towering wave, on the edge of the storm,
We watch you go, We watch you go,
. . .
Look deep in yourself, you won’t find anybody else here left to blame,
no man is an island,
Look after yourself, put all your personal agendas on the shelf,
they’ll fall, they all fall down
Track Name: Epitaph
In chapter one, the beast will rise and rear his ugly head,
The people numb, will lay exposed and hang on what he says,
Cause he unearths, a deep divide and preys upon the weak,
We reserve our equal rights, the pendulum still swings.
. . .
He’s writing the epitaph, writing the epitaph,
But he will never read it out, never read it out.
He’s writing the epitaph, writing the epitaph,
and slowly we are leaving now, we are leaving now.
. . .
In chapter two the beast exposed, with promises unkept
The people turn, they’re changing skin, when someone must be blamed,
. . .
Just like a bull in a china shop,
We’re making a mess of all we’ve got,
and around and around and around and around
and around and around and around x 2
Track Name: Field Of Influence
So go reward yourself for letting go,
You found freedom in the endless scroll,
Follow patterns so mechanical,
How they captivate an empty soul,
Cause all that you need is in the repeat,
of the machine
. . .
Surrender the way you are,
the way you are,
. . .
Give up your heart,
Give up your heart,
Then go reward yourself for letting go,
So give up your heart,
return to the start,
Then go reward yourself for letting go,
. . .
Cause all that you need is in the repeat,
of the machine
. . .
Walk the field of influence and try to clear your mind,
Go searching for a confidence and glory you will find,
To live like all you’ve got to give is keeping you alive,
. . .
So you throw it in the air,
Cause you gotta’ celebrate the things that are not there,
So you throw it in the air,
When you gotta’ separate yourself,
From the fear that you are always missing out,
So you throw it in the air…
Track Name: Powerless At Sea
Your fair-weather friends
will they stay behind when you’re left out in the rain,
Be there till the end
just to pass their burdens
and walk away again
. . .
Leaving you powerless, so powerless at sea
. . .
Your fair-weather friends,
they have gone behind your back and cursed your name,
You’ve heard it before,
So just sit in silence, they stand outside your door,
. . .
Leaving you powerless, so powerless at sea
. . .
Looking down, at the holes in your hands
The attention found a way to you,
Looking down, at the cracks in the glass,
Every mention shines a light on you,
Turn away, the knife in your back
You have fallen from your pedestal,
Turn away, and smile you can..
. . .
When you walk out the door,
Let the light hit your soul,
It’s got a mind of it’s own,
It’s got a mind of it’s own,
When you fall to the floor,
Feel your body letting go,
It’s got a mind of it’s own,
And you’re alive…
Track Name: Echo Chamber (Single Edit)
The cavalry waits
To take you to your front door
Better cover your head and the twist in your neck
You don’t shy away
Just smile and enjoy the ride
As you trample on all that should stand in your way

I’m hearing the echoes again, hearing the echoes again
During the night, I’m hearing the echoes again
They’re coming alive,
I’m hearing the echoes again, they’re dragging us over the edge
So into the deep we descend, into the deep

The devil awaits
To take you to your new home
You are crossing the water to witness them drown
Fear turns to hate
You watch as your army grows
In this permanent darkness, that nobody knows

Fall as fast as we can go
Breathe into the light

Take your time and choose your words
but print a lie and you deserve,
To cut your teeth and hear the crowd,
Baying blood and sing aloud,
“Suffer this, suffer this, suffer this”

Raise your head from the sand,
It’s too late to clean your hands,
Lift yourself from the ground,
All the angels coming down.

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