Armadillo

by The Bonaduces

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From our forthcoming, as-yet-untitled full-length.

lyrics

A black sheet of night upon the lake
Chipped and blistered by the stars above
We confessed something somewhat akin to love
And succumbed to an embrace

But each small gift was soon withdrawn
Your eyes became an illegible scrawl
Then you left so fast it looked like you dissolved
Against the crashing dawn

On a quest to become less happy, you went all the way
Hiding parts of your heart deeper in your heart
On a quest to become less happy, you went all the way
Past the lights, the gardens, to your pillow
Armadillo

I’d known you for all my life
But something grabbed a hold of you that year
And the Leigh I knew would never reappear
Or sort of, but not quite

Sat by some somber spectral trees
Slapping at your pockets for a match
You said, “hold on, I’m going to be right back”
And that’s the last time I saw you

On a quest to become less happy, you went all the way
Hiding parts of your heart deeper in your heart
On a quest to become less happy, you went all the way
Past the lights, the gardens, to your pillow
Armadillo

Picture you locked in your room
Watching your shadow come unwound
And wondering what you would mean
When you scraped notches in the ground
Guess I’ll never know that now

A handful of dirt tossed on a box
Photos lit by candles on a stand
I’m so sorry I could never comprehend
The darkness that engulfed you at the end
I wish that shell could crack once more, my friend

Armadillo
Armadillo

credits

released 19 October 2013
Doug McLean - Vocals, Guitars
Michael Koop - Guitars, Vocals
Bob Somers - Bass, Vocals
Chris Hiebert - Drums

Recorded and mixed by Chris Hiebert in the basement.

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