Beacon St.

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It starts when the shadows press
Down heavy on my sheets
You ain’t looking at me
I am holding my breath

Childlike you’d answer
Every question with your eyes
Words that paralyze
Words that paralyze

And I try to fight it
But your fingerprints are violent
And they’re everywhere
In vivid black and blue

I start to wonder
How distracted will I get
When every move I make just
Triggers an image of you

Every time that neon light
Ignites on Beacon Street
Every time the war is on the news
Every time it’s deep July
The grinding of your teeth
My God I’ll know
That there’ll be no forgetting you

Fresh starts and easy hearts
Been closing the space between
What I say and what I mean
I been getting my swagger back

‘Round goes the calendar
With good things on my mind
Like history’s unkind
I inherit no legacies

I can’t believe it
When I turn around and I see it
After all this time
Your ghost between sheets

And I try to fight it
But your memories are wild
And their Technicolor shadows start to creep all over me

Sit tight, it’s gonna hurt
Stay right, but let it burn
Bright lights will only set you free


from Paper Ghosts, track released August 28, 2012



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Armada Los Angeles, California

Armada are a powerful four piece cranking out soulful indie rock from the bleeding heart of Los Angeles. Brain meets brawn with sharp, earthy lyrics wrapped in classic, rough-and-tumble songwriting. This is what might happen if Spoon, Wilco, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club threw a pool party with Queens of the Stone Age scoring the water ballet. ... more

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