Safe Kill

by Small Houses

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Ben Scott-Brandt Tortured lyrics whip and wind their way around each other. They only let you see the knots and the grit, but something throbs inside there.
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Small Houses', "Safe Kill" from the forthcoming LP, "I Don't Know What's Safe". Preorder the Vinyl @ .



So, that cuss comes by and everything shakes,
"Ohio", in a hoorayed calm,
so quiet I can barely make it out.

And those same three "O's" in a souvenir bleed,
a buckeye in a violent hum,
just mouthing, "I'm so glad you're here at all".

That door pulls back, that freckle leans in,
in a whole smile, an areola hiss,
that areolied sable, it's the end, the end, the end and it's the end.

But I don't need it, that's the best about me,
a stay's stay to wish I'm gone,
I don't need you, that's the best about me,
a safe kill to hurt me some,
a safe kill to hurt me some.

That metal shine, that telluride flinch,
you kneeling over with the sun behind,
trying hard to see what face I was.

It's best if I don't know what I am,
a catcher catching flesh in rye,
a kinda cuss that holds you up.


released January 11, 2019
Written By: Jeremy Quentin
Recorded by: Danny Reisch
Mastered by: Max Lorenzen

Jeremy Quentin - Guitar, Vocals
David Ramirez - Bass
Carson Mchone - Vocals
Simon Page - Pedal Steel
Sam Kossler - Vocals

Photo by: Matt Ford and Jeremy Quentin


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Small Houses Austin, Texas

Small Houses is a Austin, TX based indie/folk project featuring the songs and poems of Flint, MI native Jeremy Quentin. Artfully crafted finger-style guitar playing, and softly sung melodies describing the people, love, and homes of Quentin’s life.

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