The Quiet Man

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Inspired by the life and personality of Robert Oppenheimer, a withdrawn man who found his fame as "father of the atomic bomb".

lyrics

The quiet man sat smoking in the shade • The long shadow cast by fate kept everyone else away • The quiet man gave up the future he had planned • With no one to hold his hand, he would become his own man, a great man

What’s the point? • He never understood • In this world, there is no meaning • What he got never got him anywhere • Just left alone, chasing the wind

Finally, he turned the people’s heads • He had figured out the bomb • It made him a well-known man • Suddenly, some people said he was an angel • Others said he was a devil • He was just a quiet man

What’s the point? • He never understood • In this world, there is no meaning • What he got never got him anywhere • Just left alone chasing the wind

So the bomb was dropped • Children’s shadows were etched upon the walls • He never thought that history would echo out his name

What’s the point? • He never understood • In this world, there is no meaning • What he got never got him anywhere • Just left alone chasing the wind

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from The City of Promise, released October 2, 2010

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