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"It Happened Quiet" is the fifth track on the album Infections of a Different Kind - Step 1. It was written by AURORA and Sacha Skarbek and produced by Magnus Skylstad, Tim Bran, Roy Kerr, and Askjell.

About the song[]

AURORA wrote this song with Sacha Skarbek, a Grammy nominated songwriter who has written songs like "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus and "Without You" by Lana Del Rey.

As said by AURORA, she started writing this song the first day after the release of her debut album.[1] It possibly talks about rape and revenge, but this depends on the person who listens to the song, as AURORA stated that the songs of this album can have different meanings to everyone depending on how deep you dive into them.

In a Q&A on Twitter, AURORA explained that this song is a part of a big story about a complicated relationship, probably having a connection with "Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)" where the guy kills her using the gun and the pillow of this same song as a silencer and it's speculated this same guy is the one she was on her knees in "I Went Too Far"

Lyrics[]

Official lyrics were transcribed from the booklet of Infections Of A Different Kind Of Human (Japanese Deluxe Edition CD). Transcribed lyrics were transcribed by ear. Differences between official lyrics and others are marked with an *

Official[]

Eyes blue and hollow
As it rains against their will
Feathers falling out of the pillow
As if time is standing still

I can't remember much more
But I know it happened quiet
So quiet

Words falling out through the window
All that remains is a silent call
Is the earth coloured red?
As I land like a flower on the meadow
Love is wild

You fell apart
Like a stone can be broken into sand
A thousand pieces
Spread across a crying land

And you can't remember that day
But you know it happened quiet
So quiet

Words falling out through the window
All that remains is a silent call
Is the earth coloured red?
As I land like a flower on the meadow
Love is wild

Are your dreams as dead as they seem?
Are your dreams as dead as they seem?

Don't you speak over my voice
I will return from the shadows
And I'll bleed in your bed
Turn it red
Like the ground outside your window
Love is wild

Transcribed[]

Eyes blue and hollow
As it rains against their will
Feathers falling out of a pillow*
As if time is standing still

I can't remember much more
But I know it happened quiet
So quiet

Words falling out through the window
All that remains is a silent call
Is the earth coloured red?
As I land like a flower on the meadow
Love is wild

You fell apart
Like a stone can be broken into sand
All thousand pieces*
Spread across a crying land

And you can't remember that day
But you know it happened quiet
So quiet

Words falling out through the window
All that remains is a silent call
Is the earth coloured red?
As I land like a flower on the meadow
Love is wild

Are your dreams as dead as they seem?
Are your dreams as dead as they seem?

Don't you speak over my voice
I will return from the shadows
And I'll bleed in your bed
Turn it red
Like the ground outside your window
Love is wild

Love is wild*
Love is wild*
Love is wild*
Love is*
Wild*

Audio[]

AURORA_-_It_Happened_Quiet

AURORA - It Happened Quiet

Navigation[]

ve Infections of a Different Kind - Step 1
Featured Tracks
QueendomForgotten LoveGentle EarthquakesAll Is Soft InsideIt Happened QuietChurchyardSoft UniverseInfections of a Different Kind
Producers
AURORAMagnus SkylstadElectricJakwobCouros SheibaniTim BranRoy KerrAskjell
Related
Scrapped SongsA Different Kind of Human - Step 2


References[]

  1. https://www.lofficielusa.com/music/norwegian-pop-star-aurora