Matt Jaffe & The Distractions - Backs Of Our Eyelids





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Published on Mar 14, 2013

I was lucky enough to work with one of my heroes, Jerry Harrison, when I recorded my first album. With Jerry at the helm as producer, I was able to sound a little bit less like an awkward teenager, while still sounding a lot like an awkward teenager. "Backs Of Our Eyelids" is one of the weirder tracks we did, taking cues for the vocal effect from Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford of Squeeze. Thanks for checking it out. Rah rah riot.

Thanks to Emi Bell, Jason Lester, Daniel Jarvis, and Katharine Lukaszewicz for their help with the video. And special thanks to the negligence of the Marin Headlands Park Rangers during their smoke break, for allowing our guerrilla shoot tactics to go unhindered.

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Backs of Our Eyelids - Matt Jaffe

The backs of our eyelids have monitors that show us pictures
The backs of our eyelids are inside of us, they show us the cinema
I don't go to the cinema, not to the cinema anymore

Everything I need is inside my head
I just have to close my eyes
Everything I see might be made up
Wouldn't that be a nice surprise?

My brain tricks me, I trick it back
Nothing ever gets done
The outside world is shining back
I close my eyes and it is gone

If I was you, I'd close my eyes
And since I'm me, I'll close my eyes
If I was alert, I'd close my eyes
And since I'm not, I'll close my eyes

The backs of our eyelids have monitors that show us numbers
The backs of our eyelids are reality if reality is the cinema
I don't go to the cinema anymore

I'd like to live in two dimensions
Three is simply too much
I can let go my apprehensions
But only when I close my eyes

I'll stare at the backs of my eyelids
Let's get acquainted tonight
I can see everything the best
When everything is out of sight

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