Only Your Eyes

by Phantom Tails

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We are pleased to bestow upon you a celebratory haunting for this transitional phase shift between summer and fall. This summer/fall single is our way of marrying the autumnal equinox to the summer solstice. While the caterpillars cocoon themselves within a samba siesta, the birds prepare to migrate to the nether regions of the hemisphere for dia de los muertos. What's old is new, as veins of leaves run crimson...

For this epic progression of season and rebirth, Phantom Tails are also in transition. We would like to offer this dynamic single as a last morsel of summer comfort before entering our own cocoon to record our next album. May thee harvest moon bring you bounty a-plenty!

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We step into the drawing room
the escort gasps and drops his hat
the furniture assembled in a pyramid a shock to us

The character is such as that
the tabletop that's made of glass
should shatter under pressure
I shudder to contemplate on that

A face in the window
pulls us in with searching eyes
the shattered glass
to meet your fate is few and far between

We are alive and well
and waking the scores
If ever there's a place or time
you will be assured
we're watching you
Whenever there's a field of wires
a knock on the door, it seems
we're seeking your looks
just eyes
only your eyes
the spirit conjured just walks through the door

The witnesses of these events
though not compelled to relive them
have etched upon their features
an expression of antiquity
like ghosts

We are alive and well
and waking the scores
If ever there's a place or time
you will be assured
we're watching you
Whenever there's a field of wires
a knock on the door, it seems
we're seeking your looks
just eyes
only your eyes
the spirit conjured just walks through the door

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released September 21, 2012

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Phantom Tails Minneapolis, Minnesota

Phantom Tails are a deep-space doom-funk quartet hailing from Minneapolis, MN. Using vintage drum machines, analog synthesizers, fuzzed-out bass, and commanding guitar, they have developed a distinctive sound that makes you think and dance simultaneously. ... more

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