The Sunset Rider and the Skeleton Army Explain "Elenore"

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The Sunset Rider and the Skeleton Army
​Local rock band The Sunset Rider and the Skeleton Army are sparing no expense at their show at Tempe's The Sail Inn this Friday, February 3. The band is hosting their 2nd Annual Rock n' Roll Circus, complete with a packed line-up full of music plus sideshow performances by The Strange Family Circus and Cirque du Freak. And, to top it off, the band will be dressed up in their finest circus attire -- quite the spectacle, to be sure.

"We like to party, and I love throwing ridiculous themed concerts," says singer Harper Lines. "The Sunset Rider and the Skeleton Army always comes in style, but we usually save the extravagant performances for special occasions like the Rock n' Roll Circus."

That's not the only extravagant aspect to the band. In addition to recording music (their 10-song album, The Curse, is available on iTunes beginning next week), the band also has a comic book and screenplay that covers the same story found on the album, starring a character named Sunset.

"I'm a very big movie aficionado and a comic book geek at heart," Lines says. "I wanted to do something musically that would be wildly different but could also incorporate my love of storytelling across all three mediums (music, movies, comic books). My dream is to option the story to a like-minded film producer/director/studio. I've envisioned the story as Purple Rain meets a film noir Robert Rodriguez production."

One of the tracks off the new album is the catchy tune, "Elenore," which you can see lyrics to and listen to below. Lines says the song is about a flight attendant who "struggles to find her own identity after she catches her husband having an affair. She gets plastic surgery, develops addictions and ends up having a fling with a much younger struggling actor, who in turn becomes alarmingly obsessive and attached to Elenore. I wanted to tell this part of the story through the eyes of the two men involved with Elenore at the time. I tried to give the listener the perspective of both the struggling actor, and her high school sweetheart, who are both very much in love with Elenore." 

Hear the band play live tomorrow, along with bands Vial of Sounds, Equanimity, The Dead Eyes of London, Jonathan Sakas and Factories. The show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $10. For more info on the band, go here.

Elenore

She took a late flight back to L.A.
Keeping her distance, that's her strategy
When she walks away the man's eyes follow her out

She got a new dress and her hair done
Keeping up to date with her prescriptions
Don't be the fool; you're not her only drug
Her drug

You sing Elenore, don't leave yet; but she's already gone
Elenore, don't walk away
She was the muse of your life, you were just an affair.
Elenore, don't walk away

She took a wrong turn in Gainesville, Florida
She found a doctor in Astoria
She's got a new body to throw around

She took your money and your naiveté
Another bedpost notch that she appreciates
Now she's on a plane flight western bound
And you're on the ground

Screaming Elenore, don't leave yet; but she's already gone
Elenore, don't walk away
She was the muse of your life, you were just an affair
Elenore, don't walk away
But she's already gone

You try to sleep at night, but she's haunting.

Elenore, don't leave yet; but she's already gone
Elenore, don't walk away
She was the muse of your life, you were just an affair.
Elenore, don't walk away

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26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ

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