I Could Be You

by Ballroom Jacks

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Well I could be you if I wanted to
Spend my days waiting on the afternoons
Never learn a thing I don’t already know
Synthesized living under status quo

When you look outside there is no one to be seen
Everybody is back down at the factory
But some are in shops other offices
Holding onto money like its god sent gifts

Everyone knows it’s not fair, we’re stuck inside while they are out there
Walls can change, walls come tumbling down

Sleeping on a plane I’m back home for the break
Tiny tins of tonic make my stomach ache
Three stripes on a bag, I’ve got clothes for two days
Back at home it’s a pity nothing has changed

When you’re going out at night its tough to meet those old friends
When you’re born under the ego on the devil’s end
I can’t help but feel I left too soon
I had to get back to my box to lick these brand new wounds

It might sound fickle, it might sound true
But no one wants a single thing to do with you
But its too late, this time you’re stuck in the ground

There was nothing in the kitchen except caviar and grits
The Venetian blinds you bought let through those golden glints
There’s a rumble in the dark, a crash on the street
There was something really special but you were still asleep

Phone call at night, don’t know what it’s all about
Fever in my gut sweating itself out
Girl on the machine says a baby is on the way
And the guys who came before, well they ain’t gotta pay

Everyone knows it’s not fair, we’re stuck inside while they are out there
Walls can change, walls come tumbling down

And It might sound fickle, it might sound true
But no one wants a single thing to do with you
But its too late, this time you’re stuck in the ground

So yeah, I could be you if I wanted to
I don’t hate ya, I’m just jealous of you

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released March 31, 2012
Will Arland (lead vocals, guitar), Ben Arland (bass, vocals), Conor McGlone (drums, percussion), Graham Stone (guitar, vocals) Produced by Graham Stone

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Ballroom Jacks Queens, New York

Ballroom Jacks are an alternative rock and roll band which formed in Queens, New York in 2010. Composed of brothers Will Arland (Singer and Songwriter) and Ben Arland (Bassist), Conor McGlone (Drums) and Graham Stone (Guitar), the band is influenced by 1960's American girl groups, Phil Spector's Wall of Sound, and the aesthetic of new wave 80's music. ... more

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