"Quiet Crown" as written by Bob Fairfoull, Colin Newton, Rod Pryce-jones and Roddy Woomble....
I want to fly a little to the right, I'll never get to Crowsdell
And I want to stay awake all night to realize (I'm not Ben Hoy)

What should I take with me to the North? It's the good North
The promised success, the appropriate North. It's the good North

Apparently, you're happy, you've realized
I'm meant to be, unhappy, I've realized (I'm not Ben Hoy)

What should I take with me to the North? It's the good North
The promised success, the appropriate North. It's the good North

I want to reunite, I'll never save (what will you save?)
When everything is broken now
I want to reunite I'll never save (what will you save?)
Everything is broken

I want to fly a little to the right, I'll never get to Crowsdell
And I want to stay awake all night to realize (I'm not Ben Hoy)

And what should I take with me to the North? It's the good North
The promised success, the appropriate North. It's the good North

I want to reunite I need to save (what will you save?)
When everything is broken now
I want to reunite I need to save (what will you save?)
When everything is broken now
I want to reunite I need to save (what will you save?)
When everything is broken now
I want to reunite I need to save (what will you save?)
When everything is broken now

Everything's gone now, everything's gone now
(You've gone now, when everything's broken now)
Everything's gone running without a sound.


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"Quiet Crown" as written by Colin Newton Bob Fairfoull

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    General Commentcannot believe no one has commented on this! it's one of their best songs... maybe my favourite.

    anyways... I think it's about how Roddy's had to travel in the band and so a relationship with someone who's still at home is suffering.

    He wants to go home and reunite and save the relationship but unfortunately "everything's broken now"

    Talking about the "good north" and flying a little to the right is him returning home to Scotland.
    Sam-Vimeson January 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI know, 5 years and only two comments...

    You're probably right, but I can't help but seeing some of the imagery of death or passing on (bear with me):
    "it's the good north, the promised success" as in a good resting place, either his home or heaven ('promised land' as in heaven).
    He mentions flying there, although he'll "never get to Crowsdell," an earthly location. that seems like a strange sentence. so where's he flying to? his other home perhaps; either heaven or his version of paradise?
    It also makes sense when "everythings broken now" and he seems to feel he can't fix it - he has no reason to stay on earth and try to fix things.

    But, I'm an english major, so it's my job to make strange metaphors out of something that seems simple. :)
    slk32on March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song! Roddy Woomble is one of my favourite music artists :)
    Anyway, I think this song is about someone trying to move on into the future, but at the same time realising how much he has left behind. Perhaps when he was younger, he got his priorities all mixed up and lost sight of what was most important. So now, when he longs for what seem the simpler things of life perhaps, he finds they are all long gone. "What will you save when everything is broken now?" The future is meaningless for him, as his past is now empty. There's nothing to save - he forgot about the most important things in life and perhaps pursued things with only transient benefits. "You realised I meant to be unhappy" - a person in his life realised that he was set on his goals and what he wanted, even if it meant leaving so much else behind. He wants to "reunite" - but the possibility of that is long gone. Everything, all fragments of his past life have "gone running without a sound". He tried to return to the place of his past, expecting everything to be the same - only to find, perhaps, that everything had changed beyond recognition and there is nothing left for him there. Perhaps that is when he realises just how much he has lost.
    The title of this song is especially intriguing - Quiet Crown. A crown symbolises power - so he has gained some kind of power but not the kind of power he would wish to have? Or has he had this "quiet crown" all along, throughout his life, and only now realises the strength he had all along? This I'm really not sure about.
    RinErraon September 10, 2011   Link

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