Escaparate

by Paperdolls

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In 2009 we set out to record what sits in front of you. By the end of 2011 we had more versions of each song recorded than I care to recall. But we have finally settled on these as the proper specters of what we felt.

So much has happened since we began this work. So many rooms and microphones have heard the love and loss, the hate and wonder and all the excuses. It has been an indelible experience. One we are now finally able to share with you.

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released September 25, 2012

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Track Name: Old Doomington
There is just no way to drape
my arms over this
there is no way to embrace
such a terrible thing
covered in thick and thin
We are in so deep

Chorus
This is like
trying to put out the water that’s
setting on fire
I bet I’ll regret
the drop of the hat that was had
to turn this new corner
scrap wood and metal builds nothing
if I forgot you have blue eyes
I am not here anymore
that’s why

There is just no way
to shake the thought of done and did
It trundles right passed us
skimming for err
and never comes out empty handed
Tonight I’ll go out
to that rusty ole’ rig
and stab at her over and over again
until we are in so deep.

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Dark.Cold.Sudden
Falling asleep in things
never meant to be beds
So cunning we let living kill us
keep those demons well fed

Chorus
but she goes to sleep
with the tears in her eyes.
stronger than, stronger than me.
dreaming through static
dark, cold, sudden laughter
stronger than, stronger than me

Standing in line
with your head in your hands
Somebody whispers
you look past the flowers
there is no one there

Chorus
As she goes to sleep
with her hands on her head
stronger than, stronger than me
staring through static
dark, cold, sudden silence
stronger than me

Pressing red, thin, shattered lips
to her hand
because smiling never
made all we do go away
the wind knows your name
but she knows why
for the first time ever
this night belongs to us
Track Name: 0 Kills
Here is
as still as the wind
as still as the night falling in
as still as a mushroom cloud
in the horizon
As still as the day-break
surely takes over
and way up here
they all look like toy cars
up here I see what you don’t

Chorus
And way up here
they all look like to cars
up here I see what you don’t
and way up hear
I found something to believe in
up here
I know where I go
Track Name: Break
If you break
I hope you go with the waves
And the flutter of engines
don’t take you away
for tomorrow we sleep
if it satisfies drink
if it’s enough
we’ll make a name for ourselves
then the tales will be true
and the nights
will never come
without you

Chorus
when you break
I hope you go with the waves
and the flutter of engines
don’t take you away
don’t take you way
Track Name: Patterns
The door it cracks
the wind it blows
the leaves they fall
a child gasps
the sirens call
the guard dogs howl
the old man falls
onto the ground
Track Name: It Puts The Lotion On
You're feeding the dead
with your long bony hands
well I tried
but I can't find a better way
you're the sleeping child
in a burning room
who fell for the lust the night
could bring

We've all walked these streets
with bricks in our hands
cause there's so much worth
breaking here
but I won't wish you well
your wasting your time
in smoky rooms
to forget all the lust
that brought us here

All the wings you've destroyed
with all your flying machines
they can't wait to break into you
but lets hope their bones can
lets hope their bones
Track Name: Rattus Rattus
Look there they go
way underground
who knows?
will they be found?
down these worn trails
a mass of decay
tangled tails
and hearts blood bound

Chorus
And they’d say
“oh what a perfect ending”
“They must have had it all”
there they lay
they have grown old together
but that isn’t love
Track Name: Tobias
You’d give up the ghost
but wouldn’t have enough
to buy him a ticket home
Well I know this magician
and if you ask him
he’ll just roll his eyes
so you point at the door knowing that
something has got to go
because when the walls break down
you’ll have nothing to fix
it’s in every page and window

Chorus
Until the end
the sky will fall
for the greatest story
for the greatest love of all
for the greatest love of all
Track Name: Wood Burning Kit
She took it all upon herself
to get out of this hell
but she didn't realize
that she has the devils eyes
and now that she's so far away
from all the mistakes that she made
for us she's left us in her grave
for her it's just

Chorus
Another day
another night
do you remember
the year the barn burnt down?
that story has so many holes
so many holes
if you ask her
for just a drop of water
she’ll tell you that she sold it
when she sold your soul
Track Name: Whales Tales
When I came to
when I came to
there had been thoughts
put into words
that had spilled all over you
when I came to
after the blur
I had no way of going back
to clean up everything you heard

Chorus
Unless that drunken conversation
got absorbed into the clouds that night
and on a rainy day
all of those lost words
will drip right down into
the next bottle
and maybe this time
all of those words
will finally come out right

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: The Hair Changes Around Them
We are nowhere to be found
There was never any dancing
we are stains all over hands
there are bruises from the falling

Chorus
When there is time
we’re throwing rusty knives
and I’m going
I’m going to definitely
I’m going to definitely
I’m going to win
on the first try
we are nowhere to be found
there was never any dancing
we are stains all over hands
and the hair changes around them

Repeat Chorus