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Even in the Quietest Moments – (Song Lyric Sunday)

I have chosen Even in the Quietest Moments by Supertramp, as I do have a tenuous claim to their fame. I worked for a couple of years with Brenda, the very proud mother of Bob Siebenberg, whohas been the drummer on every album since 1974.

Even in the Quietest Moments… is the fifth album by the English rock band Supertramp, released in April 1977. I remember, one of my best friends, Becky buying this for me for my 15th birthday to encourage me to ‘step away from the’ Bowie … and we’d sprawl in my bedroom listening to it for hours.

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Most of “Even in the Quietest Moments” was written during the sound check for a show at the Tivoli Gardens (in Copenhagen). Davies and Hodgson worked out the various parts of the song with Hodgson seated at an Oberheim string synthesiser and Davies at the drum kit. Davies commented on the music: “It starts off in a very standard melody thing and then it notches onto a sort of one chord progression or perhaps we should call it a digression. It’s a thing where there’s hundreds of sounds coming in and going out, a whole collage thing.”[ Hodgson said of the lyrics: “It’s kind of a dual love song – it could be to a girl or it could be to God.”

Source: Wikipedia



Even in the quietest moments

I wish I knew what I had to do
And even though the sun is shining
Well I feel the rain, here it comes again, dear
And even when you showed me
My heart was out of tune
For there’s a shadow of doubt that’s not letting me find you too soon
The music that you gave me
The language of my soul
Oh Lord, I want to be with you.
Won’t you let me come in from the cold?

Don’t you let the sun fade away
Don’t you let the sun fade away
Don’t you let the sun be leaving
Won’t you come to me soon

And even though the stars are listening
And the ocean’s deep, I just go to sleep
And then I create a silent movie
You become the star, is that what you are, dear?
Your whisper tells a secret
Your laughter brings me joy
And a wonder of feeling I’m nature’s own little boy
But still the tears keep falling
They’re raining from the sky
Well there’s a lot of me got to go under before I get high

Don’t you let the sun disappear
Don’t you let the sun disappear
Don’t you let the sun be leaving
No, you can’t be leaving my life
Say that you won’t be leaving my life
Say that you won’t be leaving my life


Say won’t you please, stay won’t you please
Say won’t you please, stay won’t you please
Lord, won’t you come and get into my life
Lord, won’t you come and get into my life
Say won’t you please, stay won’t you please
Say won’t you please, stay won’t you please
Lord, don’t go

And even when the song is over
Where have I been, was it just a dream?
And though your door is always open
Where do I begin, may I please come in, dear?

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Richard Davies / Roger Hodgson

Even in the Quietest Moments lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Post inspired by Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday Prompt – This week we have the prompts: Even or Odd – Click through for the rules if you too would like to join in …

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