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Wide Awake and Waiting

by Palm Ghosts

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Morning light Spinning on a broken satellite Looks as though we’ve reached the end No more messages to send Words like autumn’s dying leaves Drift like ashes on the breeze Should I pray? Then I’ll pray Turn around and look in my eyes It’s been so long since I’ve been happy I’m drifting out of sight Into the darkest harbors Into the endless night Over and over Wide awake and waiting I will wait in silence I will hold your hand I will brave the shadows I will hold your hand
I wake up in a burning house And I don’t care enough to put it out I’ve got a case of existential dread I’m a bouquet delivered by a warhead Everyday the gauges push to red Still Living in a century two decades dead just a speck on the computer screen It’s been a hard fought battle for a bad dream Put on a Sound that won’t kill the buzz And away we go I’m sorry I’m all out of love to guide us home Still we move As we reach back bare and twisted In the breakdown Still we move Blitz to bliss as the rush pulls us in To the breakdown Still we move I’m still looking for a song to sing Still searching for a corner where my ears won’t ring Just a game of mental hide and seek I’m a hopeless romantic on a bad streak I’m still reeling from the dissonance My lack of empathy is infamous I’ll slip between you and the afterglow I’m the doppelgänger of a shadow Put on a Sound that won’t kill the buzz And away we go I’m sorry I’m all out of love to guide us home This world is filled with closing doors And shattered souls I’m sorry I’m all out of luck And so it goes
Tell me why The days, they are as empty as my mind To the detriment of all that’s good inside Would you make an effort, maybe even try To not betray my confidences? Whatever you say, whatever you say I don’t know why it comes as no surprise to me at all To hear you crying at my door, for what We’ve lost the plot , let’s take our curtain call This narrative is going nowhere Close your tired eyes Turn away again Is this the end, is this the end? Nothing ever dies It comes around again Is this the end, is this the end? Whatever you say, Whatever you say
Lorelei 03:55 video
I’ll still feel the same When the morning light is shining But you can’t hide the shame Even though you’re good at lying Your eyes tell little tragedies There are no happy endings Its a long way home, Lorelei Even back at school When you preyed upon your lovers I knew your heart was cruel Your many crimes left undiscovered It’s a long way home, Lorelei It’s of your own design A life of cruelty and diversion Twisted valentine in time you’ll be forgiven
I've waited for Too long to be told The world isn't turning my way While I pay, For promises sold You’re like the sun Mocking me from behind the door For all these dim lights I’m chasing around I can't feel anymore Hey If love is the messenger Shoot first from the hip resolute In this fireworks skeleton crew The sparks kiss the water I've waited for you Or Fate to step in And Dance me like sheep thru this dream Until the next nightmare begins You’re like the moon Constantly dragging me out Into the streets like a flood of bad blood Now I’m dripping with doubt I curse you, in silence And fall to the floor I kiss you, in silence Re- open the door
Every night's a blur And fading back to borrowed time Where fate's unsure I've well made up my mind I'm on my, on my way My way out, on a limb And looking for the end Theres no time To walk you through it all I'm cut from my idol's cloth not long for this world Hold me up As I break the final wall To die a chip off of a fallen star It's a bust Everybody's had enough, still I persist To fill a dead mans shoes Going down Down to where Where the path turns thicker Past the point of no return So there's no time To walk you through it all Theres just no time Theres just no time The party's over


released February 7, 2020

Palm Ghosts is:

Joseph Lekkas- Vocals, Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Drums
Ben Douglas- Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Jason Springman - Vocals, Guitars, Drums

Additional Musicians:

Anne McCue / Backing Vocals on Lorelei

Produced, Recorded and Mastered by: Joseph Lekkas at Greenland Studios, Nashville TN

Words and Music By Joseph Lekkas and Ben Douglas except
Sparks Kiss The Water, Words and Music by Jason Springman, Joseph Lekkas and Ben Douglas

Art and Design by: Ben Douglas

(p) Cheetah Vs. Helicopter Music (ASCAP)

(c) 2020 Ice Queen Records


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Palm Ghosts Nashville, Tennessee

Palm Ghosts is the sound of an 80s prom in a war zone…located in the dead heart of country music, Nashville, TN.

More at home in rainy Manchester, the quartet weaves cinematic dream pop and new wave with brooding post punk.

Embracing their 80’s idols, like New Order, The Cure, David Bowie, John Carpenter and even Divine, Palm Ghosts take the genre to soaring new heights.
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