Quiet Elephant

Quiet Elephant

 St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CAN
BandPopAlternative

Twin brothers and a brother/sister combo make Quiet Elephant sound like crashing thunder with guitars, horns, and folk instruments.

Biography

Quiet Elephant is a band from St. John's Newfoundland.

Twin brothers David and Paul Alexander arrived on the east coast and decided to start a band.
"Lets get a keyboard player...someone that goes Thump Thump Thump".
"How about a girl? A female voice would make us sound Boom Boom Boom".
Paul said "I met a girl who works at a music store, why don't I ask her?" Sharleen Simmons was approached and said "I play a lot more instruments than just piano, how about I play them all?"
Trumpets and accordions and electric guitars? Why not!
Over the next few months the trio worked on songs in David's tiny downtown apartment. The living room could barely fit the three of them with their gear but notes were played and songs were sung.
"Now we need a drummer, one that can sound like Thunder."
After beaming through time as a series of ones and zeros Sharleen's brother, Stephen Simmons, materialized.
"Can you play Thunder?" they asked.
"I am Thunder" he replied.
After jamming in Stephen & Sharleen's basement a band was born...it weighed 554lbs and 6 ounces.
"Now we need a name...something cool but that is also fun...cause we are fun!'"
"How about Quiet Elephant?" Paul suggested.
Suggestion accepted.
"That'll do"
Boom! Band, Music...ready to touch down on the rock tarmac and broadcast the calamity.

Lyrics

My Heart Goes Boom

Written By: Quiet Elephant

The world it is, conveniently inside my head
Where everyone stays up late until their dead
We'll dance and play, till our feet are red and sore
A raging beast that doesn't live here anymore

My heart goes boom with the beating and the sound
An empty cage with a lock that can't be found
There are no walls, or rooms to hold us in
The sun it shines and bounces off our skin

But I cannot protest...
When the world closes in...

Let the people light fires, let the rivers run over
Sing the songs of our fathers, don't let the children grow older

Dedicate our lives to the freedoms that we've found
We'll plant our seeds all upon this breeding ground
Where we stand tall, our feet firmly on the land
Now the strongest winds, now we surely can withstand

My heart goes boom, with the beating in our ears
We'll sign our cheques with our laughter and our tears
Login the hours of the times we've been before
The selfish one's are the one's who I adore

But I cannot protest...
When the world closes in...

Let the people light fires, let the rivers run over
Sing the songs of our fathers, don't let the children grow older

Set List

Burn This City
Population Control
No Friend of Mine
Colony
Accordion Song
Ghost with a Gun
You are a Prisoner
Big Rocket Go Now!
No Need to Worry
My Heart Goes Boom