"Bill Hicks" b​/​w "Everything"

by Quiet Giant

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released January 6, 2017

Made November 2016 in Connecticut, with Alfredo Berrios at Raven Blue Studios ("Bill Hicks") and Matt Vitti at Mother Brother Studios ("Everything"). QG is Dani Capalbo (vox, guitar), Jared Thompson (drums, vox), William James (guitar, vox) and Mark Almodovar (bass).

Photograph of Bill Hicks at the Laff Stop in 1991 by Angela Davis. You can find her on Flickr as WestWhim.


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Track Name: Bill Hicks
High alone in the winter, waiting for an encounter with a ghost I know;
the tri-tone chords play even worse when I get close. / This never used to be me, waiting up for the chance to get your note. / I couldn't believe it: that one of us could really go. / It's Bill Hicks' cosmic joke, / A haunted house with a ghost I know.

They say you can't hear me when I talk to my room in a subtle spell. / My gut says they're right, man, but it's not enough to kill my / Soft doubt, it runs all ways / To keep the sword away from my name.

High alone in the winter, I alone am the winner.

I'm too ripped and they're so uptight, / You're dark you're dark, and if you're light, you're light. / Too ripped and they're so uptight, / But there's nothing to prove - it's just a ride.
Track Name: Everything
Once you know your power, they cannot take it back.
They may tie your hands tight, but your eyes are your eyes
And you have walked the path; nothing can change that.

When you were a child, you knew what you know -
Then their clumsy rules became the nuisance that killed you.
But you have walked the path; nothing can change that.

Now you get to be everything.
You get to be everything.
You get to be everything that you can't erase.