Lyrics

Songs

  1. Little Darling (03:21)
  2. Again & Again (03:10)
  3. Stones, Birds & Aces (03:14)
  4. Every Part Of Me (05:05)
  5. Runaway (03:31)
  6. Tillsammans, Futaride (04:43)
  7. Come, Sweet Sleep (05:02)
  8. Trouble Is (06:07)
  9. Together (interlude) (01:42)
  10. In The Pines (04:03)
  11. Everything, You (03:53)

LITTLE DARLING

Little Darling, just hold my hand
Keep close now, this is foreign land
Little darling, hold onto your heart
Stay close now lest we’re torn apart

If you’re smart you’ll laugh at the devil
And dance on his grave
You might just save
Save your soul

Little darling, I see the tears in your eyes
Little darling, keep close to my side
The thief might strike so take my hand
The thief is not a myth any more than the righteous man

AGAIN & AGAIN

Dear son of Peter, we’ve got a fight on our hands
Everybody’s trying to stay away from the can
But there ain’t enough room on the bandwagon
For everyone Pretty soon we’ll see we’ve run out of oil
And the smarmy rich guys who’re making us toil
Will fall on their faces at the shame of it all
Oh, what fun!

You make me forget where I am
As the world turns on its head
If I had another chance
I’d choose you again & again

Finding a rhythm takes half the time
Working to the bone and we’re out of line
So I’ll work my way through another wine
And get moving on

Break me off another piece
Of a memory of skinned knees
Half are birds, the rest are bees
We could be anything

Someday life will feel as it should
We’ll see the trees and not just the woods
Unchain ourselves from these screens

STONES, BIRDS & ACES

He was the light
The sea that churned
In her heart
He turned out false
Killed her lover’s pulse
Broke her love apart

That fire seethed
Inside her mind
Burnt out her eyes
I won’t forget her name
Won’t forget how she
Could play a winning game

They say
Sticks and stones
Will break her bones
But she holds some aces
She could use her words
To invoke the birds
To sort out their faces

As the scene came on
The players played
In the smoking town
Beer and beef
Butts and ash
They brought the curtains down

She placed herself
On the highest shelf
To get out of hell
Something to calm her nerves
Something to take control
That could make her whole

She got all their names
On a shortlist
She won’t forget their faces
Don’t leave her high
Or leave her low
Or her fuse will blow

EVERY PART OF ME

Lover, my heart is heavy
My burden’s draggin’ me down
So long I’ve had this dream
That’s fallin’ apart at the seams

Buried without a trace
How can I escape?
No matter where I turn
I’m haunted by disgrace

And I know I have laid It all at your feet
And I know that you took
Every part of me
Every part of me

I feel that the hardest part
Is yet to come
Oh Lord, where is my peace now
In the silence of a gun

What is there to give
And what can I take?
It all becomes a mystery
A shadow inside a lake

And I know I have laid
It all at your feet
And I know that you took
Every part of me
Every part of me

RUNAWAY

So much talk from the Fed is doing my head
All about the ceiling and how the system’s dead
It feels every night is intertwined with day
Soon all the colour in my life will turn grey

I want to get out, get out with you
Let’s runaway from all that’s due
I want to get out, get out with you
Let’s runaway to something new

All of the time we’ve been trying to find
A little escape, pulling the mat
Out from the feet of the bureaucrats
Who just talk of money as if it’s all that

Give me some truth!

TILLSAMMANS, FUTARIDE

Light in the breeze,
The lovers on the streets
We breathe in the night
As history repeats

What would I give to be with you
In a house resting by the sea?
What would I give to be with you?

We wind down the land
Towards the western coves
Songs in the wind
Through the shady groves
High as the sun,
As long as we can see
Life is all you
Is everywhere I want to be

COME, SWEET SLEEP

Wake, oh wake, my love
Drag me from this sleep
If I slip under the water
Please come, sweet sleep

Grey, grey cold land
Has pushed him to his knees
Ice that seeped into his veins
He says come rescue me

Empires come and go
Loved and cursed in turn
Calloused hands, bleeding brows
Please, come rescue me

If I had a keeper
If all was under lock and key
An abandoned house, lost to all
Would you find me?

I heard ​he’d gone from here
On a path from city to sea
Who will come begging now
When I fall so deep?

Wake, oh wake, my love
Drag me from this sleep
If I slip under the water
Please come, sweet sleep

If I slip under the water
Please come, sweet sleep

TROUBLE IS

Our masks have come off
All of the lost moments, concealed in dreams
A name that’s no longer right
Disguised behind walls, running from what it seems

The trouble is I was blind before I could see
And I was someone else before I was me
Trouble is I was lost before I won
I gave up before I’d begun

Blood, blood on my hands
Bloodied my hands with something
That I thought was hard work
But it was all pain without any gain
It was just bright searing light
Grain against the wood
Fury without good

The trouble is I was blind before I could see
And I was someone else before I was me
Trouble is I was lost before I won
I gave up before I’d begun

The trouble is I was blind before I could see
And I was someone else before I was me
Trouble is I was lost before I won
I gave up before I’d begun

IN THE PINES

– A cover of a song by Leadbelly, which we do with the following alternate lyrics.

My girl, my girl don’t lie to me
Where did you sleep last night?
In the pines, in the pines where the sun don’t ever shine
We’d shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl where will you go?
I’m going where the cold wind blows I
n the pines, in the pines where the sun don’t ever shine
We’d shiver the whole night through

Her husband was a hard workin’ man
He lived about a mile from here
His head was found in a driving wheel
But his body never appeared

My girl, my girl, where will you go?
I’m going where the cold wind blows
In the pines, in the pines, where the sun don’t ever shine
We’d shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl don’t lie to me
Where did you sleep last night?
In the pines, in the pines where the sun don’t ever shine
We’d shiver the whole night through

My girl, my girl don’t lie to me
Where did you sleep last night?
In the pines, in the pines where the sun don’t ever shine
We’d shiver the whole night through

EVERYTHING, YOU

Long is the night
High is the moon
Green grass blows my name
Across the plains
Into your room
To speak to you
Full and sweet
Your body’s in the wine
Everything we taste
Is our delight

I drink it in the wine
I taste it in the night
In every song I write

Would you care for me when I’m sick and old and grey?
If I have too much to say,
If I die without a dime?

My love is free
Careless as a youth
Open to you
My love is free
Careless as a youth
Open to you

It’s everywhere I look
In every brimming brook
Everything, you

Everything, you

SOLID GROUND

Here I stand,
Tears fall down
Tears fall on the solid ground
As pages turn,
My walls falls down
While I stand on solid ground

If the tide turns, if the mist lifts
We’ll strike at the waves, we’ll break through the rift
Lines will be drawn, we will stand tall
We’ll rebuild our lives, rebuild it all

The armour’s on, the wheels turn round
The soldiers turn towards the sound
The master speaks, a slave is born
The battle lines are marked and drawn
The board has been set, the traps have been laid
The game is up, the debt’s been paid
We will never give up the ghost
We will never forget the lost

If the tide turns, if the mist lifts
We’ll strike at the waves, we’ll break through the rift
Lines will be drawn, we will stand tall
We’ll rebuild our lives, rebuild it all

Here I stand,
Tears fell down
Tears fell on the solid ground
As pages turned,
My walls fells down
But I stand on solid ground

LOVE, SPREAD YOUR WINGS

Love, Spread Your Wings
Love, Spread Your Wings
Love, Spread Your Wings
Come, take me home

翼をひろげ、
いま飛びたとう 愛のこえ、
いま響かそう
(Spread your wings
And fly
Let the voice
Of love resound)

Songs

  1. Take No Uta (1:09)
  2. All My Life  (4:17)
  3. Isolation (3:43)
  4. Oh, Love! (4:32)
  5. Little Darling (3:02)
  6. Hold Onto You (Naomi’s Song) (3:45)
  7. Leaving the Heaviness (6:08)

TAKE NO UTA

Instrumental

ALL MY LIFE

All my life I have been waiting for this time
Love so pure, like fruit from a vine
As heady as new wine

Here I will come
When the day is gone
Here I will stay
When the night it comes
Here in your arms
I will find my peace
Here by your side
I will never leave

All my life my soul has sung this song
A melody from the start
From the first tremor of my heart

I will never leave

ISOLATION

You heard me through the din
A crying voice amongst the crowd
A hand that touched the cloak
The silent shouts over loud

I’m no good in isolation
It gnaws at me
And ringing buzzing silences
They grate on me
An empty room is no solace
If you leave me be I lose my way alone
So… come be with me

You call this sweet relief
Well, it’s a pain to me
Inextricably bound by reason I’m all at sea
Well I’m never who you think I am
Just a small doses person
Well I hear that faith heals
When pride crumbles

OH, LOVE!

Oh love
Just one final kiss
You’ve got a hold
You make me high
Line up for the fine
Just one eye open wide
You shovel the metal,
I showed all I wanted to be

Oh, love!
You set me free
Oh, love!
It’s just you and me
Oh, love!
You set me free
Oh, love!
We’re meant to be

We’re two close souls
Sitting, thinking
Are we going
To seed?

My head cloudy
When the darkness comes
Descends on me
You’re all that I need, my love

LITTLE DARLING

Little Darling, just hold my hand
Keep close now, this is foreign land
Little darling, hold onto your heart
Stay close now lest we’re torn apart

If you’re smart you’ll laugh at the devil
And dance on his grave
You might just save
Save your soul

Little darling, I see the tears in your eyes
Little darling, keep close to my side
The thief might strike so take my hand
The thief is not a myth any more than the righteous man

HOLD ONTO YOU (NAOMI’S SONG)

A bell tolls in the harbour
A ship pulls into port
The clouds let the sun break through
Nature in rhapsody
A harmonic symphony
All reminds me of you

On this journey of life
I want to sail with you
On the purest ocean blue
Sailing here in the storm
Or in the calmest deep
I will hold onto you

Standing in the tide
With hands entwined
With the water lapping our feet
On our loneliness
The bell has tolled
What can’t love defeat?

LEAVING THE HEAVINESS

Six long years
In a treeless forest
So many people cut down
To build this fortress town

I’m leaving the heaviness
As I turn my back away
I’m leaving the heaviness
Of all my yesterdays

Did you see a glimpse
Of who you’re meant to be?
In the grip of doubts
And mediocrity
So hard to drive away
From what you thought were dreams
But I will let the weeds
Crawl into the wall’s seams

Lyrics and music copyright Paper Cranes 折り鶴 2012

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