Greg Schlotthauer

Greg Schlotthauer

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Pop - Rock | New York, United States
Total Song Plays: 190   
Member Since: 2018
   Last Login: 2/4/2020
   Sounds Like: Arcade Fire, Elton John, Coldplay, Nick Drake, New Pornographers, Tears for Fears, Crowded House,

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Song Description

This song was famed DJ Ian O'Malley's favorite from the album and the catchy, organic and rhythmic arrangement sound like Paul Simon. Off-beat high-ceilinged group hand claps give the song a classic feel, and the gospel choir singing "power ! truth ! joy ! love !" over the syncopated acoustic guitar and bouncing bass with XTC-infused power drums combine to make an ebullient pop-rock celebration.

Story Behind the Song

Still waters run deep and they can SHOUT with a gospel choir accompaniment, too. I made an autobiographical comment about being so drawn to calm, profound, sexy folk and wanted to make an exultant expression full of life and soul and joy about what is quiet and beautiful.


Down through the canals of chance
sailed the pair who paved the way for the trance
and I'll be the Zeus to your Mnemosyne

John and Mary, music and love
we'll make four of our own muses from above
and share of family of love mythology

Because they gave us quiet power
quiet power
through the ever-changing times
a persistent flower
quiet power, quiet power
what brought me to you was your quiet power

Sing to me my wild ocean waves
take me in your tide to the place
where soft is the hum and stronger is the pull
seagulls shouting sounds hovering over
angels gliding down inspect the water
and as my feet mold with the sand
I'm falling in love

with quiet power, quiet power
in the silence seeds become velvet petunia towers
quiet power, quiet power
what brought you to me was my quiet power

truth, joy and love
truth, joy and love
truth, joy and love

quiet power, quiet power
keep your ears wide open in your darkest hour
quiet power, quiet power
what brought us together was our quiet power

truth, joy and love
truth, joy and love
let the world show us quiet power

Song Length
Pop - General, Rock - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Mixed Vocals
Exultant, Joyful

Subject Matter
Happiness, Power

Similar Artists
The Beatles, XTC, Beach Boys, Fun, Arcade Fire, Todd Rundgren, Don Henley, George Michael
1970 - 1979

Lyric Credits Greg Schlotthauer
Music Credits Greg Schlotthauer
Producer Credits Greg Schlotthauer
Performance Credits Greg Schlotthauer, Christian Cassan, Steve Rossiter, Kate Petterle, Vic Thrill, Billy Campion, Michael Isaacs