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The Quiet One (John Entwistle) Hot Red Music (BMI)

John Entwistle: "It's me trying to explain that I'm not really quiet. I started off being quiet and that's the pigeon hole I've been stuck in all these years. It started when I heard Kenney playing a drum riff and I thought 'that would be really great for a song and give Kenney a chance to play that on stage.' So I got Kenney to put down about three minutes of that and I worked along with it and came up with the chorus of 'A Quiet One.' I wrote 'Quiet One' especially to replace 'My Wife' onstage. I had gotten tired of singing that and 'Boris The Spider.'"

"A Quiet One" also appeared on the b-side of "You Better You Bet". A live version from 1982 appears on the 1997 Face Dances CD bonus tracks (see below). Another 1982 performance is on the 1983 Who Rocks America video.

Recorded live at Shea Stadium in New York City October 13, 1982. This show was also filmed and "Love Reign O'er Me" from that night appears on the 30 Years Of Maximum R&B video.

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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Source Length notes
Face Dances 4:28 Live
Face Dances 3:09
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