Everybody calls me the quiet one
You can see but you can't hear me
Everybody calls me the quiet one
You can try but you can't get near me
I ain't never had the gift of gab
But I can't talk with my eyes
When words fail me you won't nail me
My eyes can tell you lies

Still waters run deep so be careful I don't drown you
You've got nothing to hear I've got nothing to say
Sticks and stones may break your bones
But names can never down you
It only takes two words to blow you away

Everybody calls me the quiet one
But you just don't understand
You can't listen you won't hear me
With your head stuck in the sand
I ain't never had time for words that don't rhyme
My headd is in a cloud
I ain't quiet - everybody else is too loud

Still waters run deep so be careful I don't drown you
You've got nothing to hear I've got nothing to say
Sticks and stones may break my bones
But names can never down you
It only takes two words to blow you away.


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    General Commententwistle wrote this one...pretty self explanatory. his solo stuff's great too...i love his voice and petes guitar here.
    AaronXIIIon May 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis was probably Entwistle's greatest song he ever wrote and was his statement to the world and to the WHO itself that he was not what he appeared to be.
    biff01on June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove this song, and much of Entwistle's solo stuff.
    I was sad at first to see very few comments on his page, but then I realized maybe that's because he always said what he meant!
    One of my favorite quotes from Entwistle was about how whenever Keith Moon would be blowing up toilets in hotel bathrooms, he was usually right behind Keith holding the matches. That kind of says it all..
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    "I ain't quiet.. everybody else is too loud." Damn right, John.
    EmeraldFoxon February 08, 2013   Link

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