Ghost of Illinois

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I been up nights
been sniffing out the clues
keep getting pulled at by the gravity
that hovers over you

one hundred feet
with jack and dennis on the door
i saw the angles then, my friend
we mixed them on the floor

loafers, yachts, and microphones
the ghost of illinois just bought a home

plants the seeds and he prunes it right
picks the fruit and names his handsome price

mean as he please
he tightens up the slack
he builds the who entire scene
with just one hand tied behind his back

don't you rock the boat
don't you ape the lights
he's got 'em tuned up like a piano
and he likes 'em nice and tight

the cold producer knows his staff
you disappear if you can't make him laugh (you never work in this town again)

sucks on pennies, kiss the boss
shine that blood up double cherry gloss

don't leave me up to my devices again
my devices are old
and they're boring my friends

don't leave me up to my devices again
'cause they're flooding my heart again


from Paper Ghosts, 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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