PAPER GODS

Paper Gods


All the paper gods in a sky of grey
All the fools in town are ruling today... today

Bow to the paper gods in a world that is paper thin
The fools in town are ruling now
Bleeding from paper cuts, money for head shots 
Fools leading. Who needs it?

Hey you're gonna want it all the talking man declares
Go running to be first in line, for what? Nobody cares
The next thing you must have. Find peace with matching bag
It's nothing to be glad about, or sad when you forget about it
And while the race is on the rats will run the street
The slaver in a sweatshop putting trainers on your feet
And walking through the rain oblivious to pain
To shelter from the blame without a reason to complain about it
Don't complain about it. Don't complain about it
Forget about it

Bow to the paper gods in a world that is paper thin
The fools in town are ruling now
Bleeding from paper cuts, money for head shots,
Fools leading. Who needs it?

She's staring out in underwear from your computer screen
It's all on sale for dirty cash, we can wash it clean
So hang it out online, confess and you'll feel fine
And if you got the time to spare we want to know which name you're wearing
And when the final curtain finally comes down
We'll all be in the party room no wiser as to how
The total human race became a basket case
It's nothing to lose face about, it's really not our place to doubt it

Bow to the paper gods in a world that is paper thin
The fools in town are ruling now
Bleeding from paper cuts, money for head shots
Fools leading. Who needs it?

Paper walls falling down
Paper house, paper town
Paper gods falling down
The paper world is falling down
Repeat
Falling down, falling down
Repeat

Bow to the paper gods in a world that is paper thin
The fools in town are ruling now
Bleeding from paper cuts, they go for the money shot
Fools leading. Who needs them?
All the paper gods in a sky of grey
All the fools in town are ruling today... today

Last Night in the City

I'm not gonna sleep tonight 
'til the morning fills the sky
No-one's getting left behind
This is our time
This is our time
We gonna live this night, yeh
Live it like it's our last night
Coz nobody cares if there's
No tomorrow

I'm not thinkin' ‘bout the future, THE FUTURE, it’s somewhere out there
We're all busy being human, HUMAN, we remember
Hearts beating all around me, TOGETHER, now they’re surrounding me
This is how we get connected
Running out the shadows into light

We gonna live this night, yeh
Live it like it's our last night
Coz nobody cares if there's
No tomorrow
We gonna love this night, yeh
Love it like it's our last night
Stars up in the air, yeh
It's our last night in the city

I've been travelling around now, BIG WORLD WITH MY BROTHERS
Always movin' to a new town, NO TIME TO PUT THE ROOTS DOWN
We can't stop believing, CAN'T STOP, NOW WE BELIEVE IN YOU
Coz when you're standing in the SPOTLIGHT
The only thing that matters is tonight

We gonna live this night, yeh
Live it like it's our last night
Coz nobody cares if there's
No tomorrow
We gonna love this night, yeh
Love it like it's our last night
Stars up in the air, yeh
It's our last night in the city
... yeh
Last night in the city
Repeat

I'm not gonna sleep tonight 
'til the morning fills the sky
No-one's getting left behind
This is our time
This is our time
We gonna live this night, yeh
Live it like it's our last night
Coz nobody cares if there's
No tomorrow

We gonna love this night, yeh
Love it like it's our last night
Stars up in the air, oh yeh
It's our last night in the city
... yeh
Last night in the city
Repeat

You Kill Me With Silence

You're thin ice - I should be on solid ground
An oh so quiet vice - I can hear that cracking sound
But I remain despite your deadly aim
To drive another lad insane, when you won't speak my name

You kill me with silence, that's your style girl you're letting me know
This deafening silence the only reason that you're in control 
It's emotional violence, I can't breathe now but I can't let go
You kill me with silence

True to life things are hotting up in here
If I had a knife you could cut the atmosphere
Something else, I like this bed of nails
That's what I tell myself - couldn't be much worse in Hell

You kill me with silence that's your style girl you're letting me know
This deafening silence the only reason that you're in control
It's emotional violence I can't breathe now but I can't let go
You kill me with silence
You kill me with silence
Kill me with silence


Pressure Off

Stepping out, stepping out, stepping out and jumping off
Pressure off, pressure off; pressure, pressure, pressure off

The past is another country
The present will never last
The future it's still tomorrow
Are we living too fast?
Searchlight the crowd I fix on your face
I know it well, but it's a dream I can't place
Something is happening to me
Maybe it's happening to you, you, you, you

Everybody everywhere feel it in the air, oh yeh
It's time to take the pressure off
Everybody everywhere step out into the future
It's time to take the pressure off
Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now
It's time to take the pressure off
Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now
It's time to take the pressure off

Stepping, stepping, stepping 
It’s time to take the pressure off

We're swimming with the rat-race
We're running against the tide
And it's everybody's business
When there's nowhere to hide
Searchlight the crowd I'm fixed onto you
There is a way out of this into the blue
Something is happening to me
Maybe it's happening to you, you, you, you

Everybody everywhere feel it in the air, oh yeh
It's time to take the pressure off  
Everybody everywhere step out into the future
It's time to take the pressure off
Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now
It's time to take the pressure off
Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now
It's time to take the pressure off

Stepping out, stepping out, stepping out and jumping off
Pressure off, pressure off; pressure, pressure, pressure off

I'm lost don't wanna be found
I'm up not gonna be down be down
Outside looking into myself
Just me I couldn't be anyone else
Is it bad when you're feeling this good?
Are we all misunderstood?
It's fine going out of my mind, going out of my mind, going out of my mind

Everybody everywhere feel it in the air, oh yeh
It's time to take the pressure off
Everybody everywhere step out into the future
It's time to take the pressure off
Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now
It's time to take the pressure off
Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now

Step out into the future
Jump off into the future

Face for Today

A little ray of comfort in the afternoon
To brighten up the room
To lighten up your mood
The whole world is an ink spot on a plastic spoon 
You can fight it
Or invite it 
Live beside it, laughing 'til you're crying

Hold on to your time boy
Don't be scared of what they'll say
You'll pull it off fine girl
If you got the face for today...yeh!
Oh yeh, oh yeh...mmmm

Around around the wall of death around you go
What keeps you in the air
Is having not a care
Yeh
And time flies like a dancing man on crystal glow
You can fight it
Or invite it 
Live beside it, laughing 'til you're crying

Hold on to your time boy
Don't be scared of what they'll say
You'll pull it off fine girl
You've got that thing which makes us smile, yeh!
Hold on to your time boy
Make up your own fat caché
You'll pull it off fine girl
If you got the face for today... yeh!
Yeh
When you got the face for today... yeh!
Hold on to your time boy
Don't be scared of what they'll say
You'll pull it off fine girl
You've got that thing which makes us smile, yeh!
Hold on to your time boy
Wake up on that speeding train
You'll pull it off fine girl
If you got the face for today... yeh!
The face for today... yeh!
The face for today... yeh!

Danceophobia

omin' over ya
Danceophobia
Comin' over ya

You on the floor
Whatcha gonna do?
I'm in the system 
I'm trying to get to you 
We've both waited
For so long
Nothing can stop us
C'mon this is our song
Look around, forget the crowd
Take my hand and sing it loud

I know what it is comin' over ya
You don't dance danceophobia
I know what it is comin' over ya
You don't dance, no no no.  You don't dance

You in the car
Where ya going to?
Turn up the volume
Am I getting through to you?
Open the window
L'see what you got
I'm in the speakers
It's time we hit the ….
Look around, forget the crowd
Take my hand and sing it loud

I know what it is comin' over ya
You don't dance danceophobia
I know what it is comin' over ya
You don't dance, no no no. You don't dance
Repeat

Can you hear me? If you can hear me, let me know.
I am your doctor.
You may be experiencing feelings of confusion
Don't be afraid. I've seen these symptoms before… ten, twenty new cases each week. 
We call this condition Danceophobia.
I'm going to keep you in for observation. I may have to work on you throughout the night.
We have to trust each other. And together, I think we can beat this thing before the music ends.

I know what it is comin' over ya
You don't dance danceophobia
I know what it is comin’ over ya
You don't dance, no no no. You don't dance
Repeat

What Are the Chances?

Any other day and you might've gone walking by without a second look.
Any other way, but I'm still mystified; I'm just trying to change my luck.
Staring out the world and waiting for the one.
But the world won't look away - the world does not explain.

So what are the chances?
We'll never know if we take it for granted.
A diamond explodes - what are the chances?

Playing with your life, or is it destiny which sets you on a path?
Is it out of choice that you're here next to me, or just the aftermath of moments as they pass?

So what are the chances? 
We'll never know if we take it for granted.
A diamond explodes - what are the chances?
We are lost in the flow and looking for answers, oh...

Oh oh oh...
Repeat
So what are the chances?
We'll never know if we take it for granted.
A diamond explodes - what are the chances?
We are lost in the flow and looking for answers, oh...

Sunset Garage

So half way drunk - you'd never fail
With your big eye punk - fashion fingernails
Something cooking when you play guitar
Woah the state we're in! How did we get so far?

Whatever happens we're OK - hey we're still alive
To watch a Sunset Garage day head into the light
Oh oh if it all goes wrong we're gonna make it on our own
Up on this Sunset Garage day oh

See how the town comes out like a bruise
When the wheels go round we can do anything
Nobody looking and they fixed my car
Maybe later later could take it on from here

Whatever happens we're OK - hey we're still alive
To watch a Sunset Garage day head into the light
Oh oh if it all goes wrong we're gonna make it on our own
Oh oh if they bring us down we're gonna break out of this town
Into our Sunset Garage day oh

Yesterday looks so tame, so far away
From this point of disarray
Waiting for a sun burn into frame
It's so fine up by the high water line
Shifting with the paradigm
Drifting as the drift would into flame

Oh oh if it all goes wrong
We're gonna make it on our own
Oh oh if it all goes wrong
We're gonna make it on our own
It's a Sunset Garage day oh yeh
It's a Sunset Garage day oh yeh
It's a Sunset Garage day oh yeh hey yeh...

Change The Skyline

This is where it starts
Standing on the roof up here
Saying goodbye to darkness
Now I can see the big idea
Cities East and West
You won't miss me when I'm gone
The only thing that's left
Is the feeling that I'm moving on

So you walk the line
But something inside you says no way
Are we losing time?
Coz I waited long enough

I can change the skyline
Out of range but in time
Time to change the skyline
Icy far horizons

An empire in a day
Built on hope and burnt by the sun
But I'm happy to watch it fade
When I can raise it up again 

You're opening my eyes
Maybe it's not impossible
And don't you think it's time?
Coz I waited long enough

I can change the skyline
Out of range but in time
Time to change the skyline
Icy far horizons
Repeat
Butterfly Girl

By the look on your face you've been awake all night
It started raining in the early light
You're fooling the mirror but you don't fool me
Adrift in your own sympathy

Can't stand falling apart, don't stay too long in the dark
Alone deep in the dark of your devotion
Let go the love that he stole, let go y'got to let go
To get back in control of your emotion

You can make it through tomorrow
Set free your butterfly girl
And when you rise above the sorrow
You'll be a butterfly girl

Now you're drunk in the dream of your life as dirt
It might last forever, and that really hurts
And I still hope you're gonna realise
There's only one kind of happy in that glass of wine

Can't stand falling apart, don't stay too long in the dark
Alone deep in the dark of your devotion
Let go the love that he stole, let go y'got to let go
To get back in control of your emotion

You can make it through tomorrow
Set free your butterfly girl
And when you rise above the sorrow
You'll be a butterfly girl

That's you falling apart, for so long in the dark
So long deep in the heart of your devotion
Let go the love that he stole, let go y'got to let go
To get back in control of your emotion

You can make it through tomorrow
Set free your butterfly girl
And when you rise above the sorrow
You'll be a butterfly girl
You can fly, yeh, yeh
Set free your butterfly girl
You'll go high, yeh, yeh
You'll be a butterfly girl
Set free your butterfly girl
Repeat
Only in Dreams

Only in dreams girl am I part of your world
My heart it screams or so it seems
Only in dreams

Only in my - in my dreams - only in my dreams
Repeat

Only in dreams girl where my crime goes unheard
What does it mean to fly the scene?
Only in dreams girl

There's a vampire in the limousine
Sun's going down like a symphony
She keeps a guard up while her nails are wet
I don't want to wake up

Only in dreams I'm in dopamine time
It's in my genes, it get's extreme
Only in dreams

How did I dream you? You're the queen of steel dunes
Look what you done - my colours run
When ever you come too

There's a vampire in the limousine
Sun's going down like a symphony
She keeps a guard up while her nails are wet
I don't want to wake up

Only in my - in my dreams - only in my dreams

There's a vampire in the limousine
Sun's going down like a symphony
She keeps a guard up while her nails are wet
I don't want to wake up

On the rooftop we can feel the drop
She bathes in the moon while the shadows watch
I should be nervous but my eyes forget
I don't want to wake up
I'm not gonna wake up

Only in my - in my dreams - only in my dreams
Don't want to wake up
... dreams
The Universe Alone


It's beautiful the dying sun
The end of everything and everyone
So shall we make a plan my friend
As if we had the chance to live it all again?

I'll see you in some other lifetime
On the other side of what we'll never know
Together we have walked a fine line
Now we go to face the universe alone

In plain view the mistakes we made
But is there anything you'd really want to change?
To win and lose then win again
To have it all then throw it all away

I'll see you in some other lifetime
On the other side of what we'll never know
Together we have walked a fine line
Now we go to face the universe alone 

How beautiful the closing down
The fading out it spins and goes around
With darkness at the heart of man
And here we are back where it all began

I'll see you in some other lifetime
The universe alone
The universe alone
The universe alone
Planet Roaring

Look where we are
We've travelled so far
To gather here
And so mark the year
Across the fields
The lights turn on
And still they come
To hear the drum
The drum, the drum

Friends we come here calling - can you hear the planet roaring?
Now the stars are falling - we'll be singing to the morning              

This burning sky
This burning man
Will fire up the night
We'll light up the land
At liberty
The world to see 
We carry on
We are the song 
The song, the song

Friends we come here calling - can you hear the planet roaring?
Now the stars are falling - we'll be singing to the morning              

The things we do to be together
Things we take to feel together
Everything is coming up for you
Everybody do what you wanna do

It's the sound of celebration
Valentine Stones

Down here with the strays and the damaged all stood in a line
This recovery so they tell me is one day at a time
And you think you can help me maybe 
You can turn on your heels and save me
But I don't want to be like the boys that you keep in tow 
Like your valentine stones, stones, stones
Your valentine stones

All roads lead from my resurrection to your sympathy
An empty space which spoils your collection that was meant for me
And you say you can help me maybe
You can turn on your charms to save me
But I don't want to be just a toy that you keep at home
Like your valentine stones, stones, stones
Your valentine stones

Lost souls diamonds and gold
Gone cold valentine stones
Lost souls diamonds and gold
Grown cold valentine stones

And you think you can help me maybe 
You can turn on your heels and save me
But I don't want to be like the boys that you keep in tow 
Like your valentine stones
- souls diamonds and gold
Gone cold valentine stones
Lost souls diamonds and gold
Grown cold valentine stones
Oh, oh, oh diamonds and gold
Oh, oh, oh valentine stones
Repeat
Northern Lights

Looking up from the polar sheet     
Out in the stars there's one I want to meet
I am a signal somewhere in your bliss
So do you hear, do you hear my wish?

You coming down now ... from there?
You coming round now ... to share?
You got a thing that ... I care, I care about, I care about

If you want to stay tonight
Write your name across the sky
Nothing I would rather like
Than see you in the Northern lights

Up on the roof I listen for the moan
Of your soft footstep on the snow
Now and then somebody else's glow
As they tune in to watch the show

You coming down now ... from there?
You coming round now ... to share?
You got a thing that ... I care, I care about, I care about

If you want to stay tonight
Write your name across the sky
Nothing I would rather like
Than see you in the Northern lights
If you want to play the night
We could take an evening flight
Shine out from a higher height
Then we'll be in the Northern lights
Repeat

Write your name across the sky
Write your, write your name
Write your name across the sky
As Seen From a Distance

As seen from a distance
The death of a killer
Repeat
On Evil Beach

A drop of blood
On Evil Beach
And soon the sharks 
Swim to the pool

She makes a splash
Red face on him 
In front of the
Entire school
 
Here are lives of misadventure
Feel the same as you yourself
Preacher sighs in four dimensions
Give it all, that we got left

We light a spark
On Evil Beach
And soon the sharks 
Swim to the pool

She makes a splash
Red face on him 
In front of the
Entire school
 
Here in lives of misadventure
Feel the same as you yourself
The preacher sighs in four dimensions
Giving all, that he got left
Cinderella Ride

Cinderella will you ride, will you ride with me?
Out into a smoke filled night across The Bridge of Tears
Where children with their eyes sewn shut lay begging on the stones 
And will we lead them from this dust? Yes, we will lead them home.

All away, let it all away 
’til there's nothing to carry and nothing to worry about
Fall away, let it fall away
'til you're light as a bird in the air

Cinderella riding down on the ebbing tide
Down to mend the broken cups and their foolish pride
Solace to the angry mob succour to the weak
Cinderella cupboard love their pain is what you seek

All away, let it all away 
’til there's nothing to carry and nothing to worry about
Fall away, let it fall away
'til you're light as a bird in the air
All away, let it all away 
’til there's nothing to carry and nothing to worry about
Fall away, let it fall away
'til we're light as the birds in the air

Cinderella Queen of bells Cinderella ride
Leave them with their fond farewells and their petty crimes
Leave behind the blood-let clouds rise up on sparrow wings
And you shall be our Queen of shrouds the Queen of helpless things