The Arma Mirage

The Arma Mirage

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Looking for big sound, catchy vocals and a hint of expermental rock? Than you are looking for TheArmaMirage. From the emotion filled choruses, to the powerful epic song endings, this driven southern louisiana rock band will definetily capture any music fans heart with there astonishing performances

Biography

The Arma Mirage (often abbreviated as The AM) is a rock band with members from New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana who originally formed in Sept. 2006. The band incorporates many different styles and genres such as independent rock, ambient, post hardcore, and experimental. Although the band likes to describe themselves as Rock, many listeners agree that there is an essence of much more to their music. The band released their first demo in January of 2007 with producer Brian Beyt. Shorltly after, in December of 2007, the band traveled to Cleveland, Tennessee to record an EP with producer Tyler Orr Cody Bonnette. The EP entitled, "When the Quite Sounds Alarm," released April of 2008 in Lafayette, LA and is now available online for purchase. With a prominent fan base in the state of Louisiana, The Arma Mirage plans to tour soon with their release of the new EP, When The Quiet Sounds Alarm.

Lyrics

Escape the Process

Written By: The Arma Mirage

Relax, relax just a little bit longer
while you wait
Recap, recap but don’t ever think
To talk about how they’re fed
Lead away with your own torch
Hope they follow in a line
Keep running, keep running
It will always get you farther
Every time

This is all that we wanted
More then anything at all
We’re not asking for help
Until the quiet sounds alarm

Just breathe, your heaving
Sounds a little too stressed
To be on your own
Prevailing, no telling
If life will come
To be an awkward one
In a fleeting desperate moment
Quickly falling out of line
Keep running, keep running
Until you find yourself somewhere
Out of sight

Innocence, let’s get her to safety
Get her quickly
Innocence, let’s get her to safety
Get her quickly
Innocence, full of righteous, oh we’re waking
To a new set of rules
Innocence, full of righteous, oh we’re waking
To a new set of rules

Keep running, keep running, keep running from them

Innocence, can you free this world
Take on our hands and pray for them
Oh Innocence, can you free us from this world
Take on our hands, until the quiet sounds alarm.

The Fall

Written By: The Arma Mirage

"Flooded eyes?" ask the boy
as the girl replies with
"how could you avoid them?"
"we can be harsh when we are cornered
we can push everything away"
the mother says
"father had no choice, son"
the lonely man
opens a locked up chest
In hopes he’d find her in a letter,
Signed, "I’ll be here forever"

But it felt so wrong
The intimidation
Still darker than the clouds
Hung over all our heads

And our reputation,
(will leave you, just leave you)
With no recollection of how we pulled through
(God I think I hate myself)
when all that is fiction
(God I think I need your help)
Hits on the way down

The fall…
(so long to breatheing our own air)
This is why we hate ourselves
So wrecked inside that we all
(think that everyones staring and hopes something we can’t reach)
This is why we’re always choosing to end over it
(We all, we fall…)
The fall was so bad that we couldn’t stand
Now we’re screaming devotion
At every faint sign of love
Is nothing over,
till it’s worth dreaming of?
Keep spending ages
Looking at our own disease
We keep ripping pages
Jut to make the fire burn
The surface away

If we could stand when we fall
(and learn to breathe in our own air)
Then maybe we won’t hate ourselves
We’re fine inside when we all
(know that no one is staring, and hope’s something we can reach)
Know that it won’t be the end
When it’s over with.
The fall was so bad, but we learned to erase it
Learned to embrace it alone
The fall was so bad, but we learned to stand

Oceans Away

Written By: The Arma Mirage

With the eyes of a wolf
And teeth of a shark
She’ll hunt me down
She’ll hunt me

There’s no question now
It’s the transition from
One love to the next
That she smells on
My mind just isn’t well enough
I’m trusting nothing else but lust
And now she’s taking it all away

I never caught her name
seduction had played it’s part
And now I lie alone with it
This ship was doomed to sink
losing sight of shore
And now I’m oceans away

First impressions lie
Her perfume doused with chloroform
a hazy night is how it will end
With the eyes of a wolf
And teeth of a shark
She’ll hunt me
She’ll hunt me

she’s in it for the taste
and she’s starving

Dawned in a red dress, so cunning in your pursuit
Without a witness, who could identify you
Even now I can’t deny you
I’m sure you like it better this way
There goes my guard now as we roll around on the floor

When lonely hearts bleed out
drowning colors they tend to lead
Teeth to the source

Circling Saturn

Written By: The Arma Mirage

The entry process from Saturn
Down to Earth has opened my eyes
To the space I’ve kept for myself

Gravity, bring me down
In light of the truth
Have I spent forever
On a carousel horse

For a wild chase
I haven’t moved much from this place
Running in circles At a slower pace
Every time I feel left behind In every line
Wishing I was farther in the race
Learning that there’s never an excuse
Another step closer, to bring the world in view
A crowd yelling search and you’ll see
Another one screaming there’s no way to ever be free

Hush, I’m well aware of the avoidance
I was …. "Rushed"…
into choices that were never made
I’m just a child on his bed
wondering how to grow older
How to get away from here
Was I the victim or the guilty
Just staring off into the empty
Father I hope you were proud…

Gravity, bring me down
In light of the truth
I’ve spent all my time
Keeping my space
Away from the world
Gravity bring me down
In light of the truth
I’ve spent forever going…
Round and around
and around on a carousel

In Negative Space

Written By: The Arma Mirage

A sharp bite of cold
As foot steps in the snow
Lead out the back door
No one ever says goodbye anymore

Seems forever since unfortunate events
(that cast a shadow over us)
Came around until today
(using word of mouth)
using word of mouth
(To find out why you wouldn’t stay)
It’s a shame how I never
Saw the color in the clouds
(Before they fell to make warmth)
critical to me
(So frustrating) how they’re portraying me
But they were wrong

A sharp bite of cold
As foot steps in the snow
Lead out the back door
No one ever says goodbye anymore
there’s no stopping her
and soon she’ll become
Just another vacancy
In this hotel suite
That I have yet to fill

Your colors gone
I can’t even see
the city lined with red and green
the streets are all a glow
As the lights blur in with the snow
It’s a shame how I never said anything
(It’s a shame how I never once knew)
It’s a shame how I never saw
The color in the clouds
(Before they fell to make warmth)
critical to me
(Is this how the story ends?)
Is this how the story ends?
Every star in the sky
Holds the wish I made tonight
And you know… just come home
Who ever said we’re meant to be alone?

Discography

2008 EP "When the Quiet Sounds Alarm"

Set List

A Red Light Burning
In Negative Space
Circling Saturn
Oceans Away
Escape the Process
The Fall
Jumping from Roof Tops

Our set is about 45 minutes long