Crane - EP

by Quiet Desperation

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released February 21, 2013

Quiet Desperation:
Cameron Accola - bass guitar, drum sequencing
Hazen Nester - guitars, keyboards, vocals, drum sequencing

All songs written by Hazen Nester

Produced by Quiet Desperation

Mixed by Hazen Nester




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Quiet Desperation is the name of what on-again-off-again musician Hazen Nester releases his original, non-songwriting-competition, music under along with his friend and collaborator Cameron Accola.

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Track Name: Storm Warning
There's a change in the weather
There's a storm front rolling in
There are dark clouds approachin'
Lightning flashes within
Better run for cover
Or start drownin' in someone's sins

They be seedin' the storm clouds
They be tryin' to make it rain
They say it's beneficial
Give them fields lots of grain
Better not be a deluge
Or all the rain'll bring is pain

If it keeps on a-rainin'
The levee's gonna break
All that murky, dirty, silty water
Leaves destruction in its wake
Better pack up them sandbags
'Cause all our lives are at stake

There's a break in the weather
And a sunbeam's peeking through
There's survivors lookin' outside
Everywhere debris is strewn
Better start rebuilding
Pray another storm don't come 'round here now soon
Track Name: It All Makes Sense At The End
The radio alarm went off again
Don't bother reaching for the snooze
I hear an hour of interviews and then
I finally kick the covers loose
I take a shower, eat, and go to work
And my mind is numbed by the tedium
I come back home and turn the TV on
Contemplate the day
Go through the motions again

This life is not what I'd call wonderful
Trapped in a modern Bedford Falls
Still, Pottersville could be desirable
If I could break out from these walls
I could use some color in this place
Any glimmer of hope to stop this trend
But Zuzu's petals have me shackled here
Clarence, take me away
I need a new happy end

You bust your ass just to break away
Then you're caught up in more red tape
They never said there's more dues to pay
Then you're thrown in the Cooler
Left to plot your Great Escape

Exchanged my passions for necessities
My dreams and wishes put on hold
My freinds keep getting opportunities
And I'm left standing in the cold
Hope it's not too late to make a change
When it's over, I'll laugh among my friends
If ever I get out of here someday
Hope that I can say
It all makes sense at the end
Track Name: Bad Man
We've been good friends for the longest time
Got the courage to say I want you to be mine
But that man you're with won't treat you right
Oh, I just can't stand it, gotta make you see the light

But you don't even smile when I tell you I love you
You don't even care that he's just gonna shove you
You just wanna be where there's fun all around you
And I know you're gonna cry 'til that bad man's taken away

What you see in him, I'll never know
Breaks my heart to see him use you for show
Once he tires of you, he'll let you down
Oh, but you don't need him, can't you see he's just a clown?

Still, you don't even smile when I tell you I love you
You don't even care that he's just gonna shove you
You just wanna be where there's fun all around you
And I know you're gonna cry 'til that bad man's taken away

Sure enough, that man has now moved on
Hard to see you like this, you need someone strong
I'll take your hand and dry your tears
Oh, believe me when I say that with me, there's nothing to fear

Now, I see you smile when I tell you I love you
You already know that I'm not gonna shove you
It's easy to be where my arms are around you
And you're never gonna cry now that bad man's taken away
Track Name: She
It's not too hard to figure out
Why my heart pounds when I see her
From the way she smiles to her flowing hair
She always makes me sigh
The candy apple of my eye
Life's sweeter when she's near
She's a sunbeam in my rainy day
A glimpse of clear, blue sky
The stupid smile across my face
Is a sure sign she's nearby

She is the only one for me
And it's oh, so plain to see that the way I feel for her
Is love to the nth degree
And I know it's futile to deny
That I didn't even try to be subtle with my song
Since you all can see that I'm in love with...

She always knows when I'm feeling down
And she's quick to lift my spirits
When she whispers nothings in my ear
And I'm instantly carefree
I can't believe that she would be
The one who's at my side
After making love on a starlit night
At our campsite by the sea
That tiny sparkle in her eye
Says her heart belongs to me

Yes, I know that it's hard to tell
If I'm blind with ecstasy
But this is how I always felt
That true happiness would be