Quiet Company

by Scott Cooper

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"Quiet Company" is the 4th full-length album from indie-folk troubadour Scott Cooper. Beautiful but tense, balanced by intimate acoustic guitar, double-tracked vocals, and the occasional melodic outburst of strings, horns, drums, and vintage synths.

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released September 7, 2012

Produced by Rob Szabo (www.robszabo.com)
Recorded at Gus' Cabin in Wyebridge, ON, Canada
Mixed by Scott Cooper & Rob Szabo
Analog tape processing and mastering by Tim Abraham

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Scott Cooper Penetanguishene, Ontario

Laid-back Canadian alternative folk singer/songwriter armed with simple, slow-burning melodies, and intelligent lyrics. Perfect for sharing with friends.

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Track Name: Stationary Satellite
My time right here you know, it's running out
my days right here, you know, they're numbered now
I need to go alone, know I'll find my way back home
my time right here you know, it's running out

I might go away this year
when I get back I always know you'll be here
to my friends and I
you're a beacon of light
you're a signal fire
you're a stationary satellite

the things I used to say I don't say now
the things I want to do, they won't allow
I know that I must go, but I'll find my way back home
the things I used to say I don't say now

CHORUS
Track Name: Huntsville
You once said to me, I won't regret a thing
and if you don't believe, I won't be losing sleep

you cut assumptions at the knees
when you made it known
that this place you never want to leave
you said you won't get bored though
and if you feel this honestly
you're on the record now
you wanted this
but I won't admit that I wanted it, too

you once said to me, a change will come you'll see
it's a hard sell to believe
you sleep but never dream

CHORUS

so much time gets swept under this big bed that goes unmade
as we sleep, as we slumber all our friends went their own way
so cast off the disappointment, let's drown it in the bay
as we sit and wait and wonder
about this simple life we've made

you once said to me, a change will come you'll see
Track Name: Truth Is A Change
I'm surrounded by a love that fills a humble space
sweetly disheveled, yet somehow still in place
summer nights under the moon
every night - july and june
sentimental, yeah I know
if it comes in then out it goes

lately a darkness has been building
something might break on through the calm
truth is, the silence makes it easy
truth is a change we do not want

feeling older by feeling young
another memory come undone
can't replace it, can't repair
only want to feel I belong somewhere

CHORUS

no one knows until you put it on the line
no one care until you put it on the line
it's all dead air
until you put it on the line
Track Name: None Of The Above
An all-night restaurant, North Kildonan
lukewarm coffee tastes like soap
I trace your outline in spilled sugar
killing time and killing hope

this brand new strip mall chews on farmland, as we fish for someone to blame
we communicate in questions, and all our answers sound the same

under sputtering flourescents, after re-fills are re-filled
negotiations at a stand-still, spoon and rolling saucer still
if you ask how I got so bitter, I'll ask how you got so vain
all our questions blur together, the answers always sound the same

we can't look at one another so I'll say something thoughtful soon
but I can't listen to the quiet so I hum this mindless tune
I stole from some dumb country-rock star - I don't even know his name
he’s like my stupid little questions: the answers always sound the same

tell me why I have to miss you so tell me why we sound so lame
we communicate in questions and all our answers sound the same
Track Name: North Of 10
we are just two flightless morning doves
one taste of love now we can't be alone
hear the chimes sound out from a bell tower
ring us through our supposed finest hour

burden-free, oh boundless innocence!
1984
was just one year north of 10
I remember how it felt, it's how I want to feel again

5-600 workers, shirt and tie
stare headlong into a gauzy light
log a thousand entries, pull your load
1's and 0's don't unlock any door I know

burden-free, oh boundless innocence!
1984
was just one year north of 10
I remember how it felt, it's how I want to feel again
possiblities lean upon the infinite
remember how I felt it's how I want to feel again
remember how we felt it's how I want to feel again

I want to feel again
Track Name: You're My Only Way Out
oh mama, now tell me why do you doubt?
way down way out
how faint is the sound?
on the hardwood now, I need sturdier ground
laid down, lay down
under me now

just when you think it's OK
just when you think it's alright
just when you wonder 'could this get any better'
it rears up again

oh darlin', now you come to love this town
way down, way out
I'm still coming around

CHORUS

oh it takes all I have not to be here now
but the fact of it is you're my only way out
you're my only way out you're my only way out you're my only way out
Track Name: Sinker & Line
despite what you may have heard
I hung onto every word you said
now I can't recall your face
here in this house I hear your name
it's the same thing every day

it's the way it goes sometimes
there was no motive for crime at all
but in time you'll be all right
just on your own for a while
you're such a sad thing, hey, but you're OK

and you were out of your mind
you can't be alone in tonight
but we're all alone in time
you know that I am right
I sold you sinker and line...this time

I fear where you will you
into the arms of a princely soul
future all flaxen and gold
it's out with the new and in with the old
our same old thing it's dying

I was out of my mind
your words cut through this time
and stopped my heart tonight
you knew you'd be all right
you sold me sinker and line...this time
Track Name: Little Wonder
are you kidding me? you can't be telling me the truth
you're just a baby and I got the pictures to prove
I got the pictures to prove

all of us ghosts, we're just marching in some afterlife parade
little wonder, you will be the one who's on display
all my loneliness collecting in these bottles and ashtrays
all of my fears I snuffed 'em out so you don't have to be afraid

for the first time I ain't scared of what will be
now it's so easy the path's right in front of me

all of my scars they were once visible, now I hide them away
little wonder, you'll still be the one to question me
all of my loneliness collecting in your shadow, your shade
my deepest thoughts I wrote 'em down
'cos I ain't got the guts to say

I felt scared 'cos I have nothing good to teach
but you don't care that much you're wide-eyed with belief
in the little wonders you see
each day a little wonder is smiling up at me
Track Name: Fireside
early on, everything fits
so perfect and pure you don't even question it
this first time it's felt right in a while
then you realize you've spent the night mesmerized

by the fireside
your light arrives
shines out on our good, good life

later on the fire's burning low
don't want it fade so just throw a few more logs on
things return at least for a while
and with it the smile of not knowing why

fireside
you're light arrives
shines out on our good, good life
it's OK love, sometimes we just need reminders

all at ease, lovely and true
drawn to the light, your friends gather all around you
spend their time in your energy field
oh magnifique, is the quiet company

CHORUS

this is a reminder
Track Name: There Will Come A Light
would you wait here by my side?
until the morning turns to night?
until I'm sleeping, until I'm quiet?

if this is the way it's supposed to be
then an answer or sign we'll see
there will come a light

I would wait here by your side
'til the morning turns to night
'til you were sleeping, 'til you were quiet

if this is the way it's supposed to be
then an answer or sign we'll see
there will come a light
if this is the way it's supposed to be
then it's the way it's supposed to be
there will come a light

I know not all things can be changed
you seem to know the right words to say
I know you've done all you can do
if you say it enough don't mean that it's true

there will come a light...