Be Alone

by Paper States

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Our Debut EP. Five rock songs.

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released 18 December 2012

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Track Name: Day Spins
Been thinking ‘bout myself, yeah, in relation to the stars
Stay out late, become acquainted with new scars
Camouflage for my rusty eyes
can’t hide a single thing about myself that you can’t find
And I said, I need a break
just some time, and I’ll be on my way
Oh... oh, should I write a letter home?
Or let ‘em all think the worst of me,
if that’s the way that it’s meant to be
I’ll waste my day and it’s okay
To hell with all the things the things they say
Taking chances on the bottle, will I wake up safe and sound?
Hiding real world fears behind my college beard
and down a beer to wash ‘em out
Hey, I ain’t trying to find no trouble, or maybe it’s that I am
Cause no one else can help me find myself
or make me a better man
Oh... oh, should I write a letter home?
Or let ‘em all think the worst of me,
if that’s the way that it has to be
I’ll waste my day and it’s okay
I swear
To hell with all the things the things they say
I need a break
Just some time and I’ll be on my way
and in some time, I’ll leave without a trace

Oh... oh, should I write a letter home?
I’ll let ‘em all think the worst of me,
Cause that’s the way that it’s got to be
I’ll waste my day and it’s okay
To hell with all the things the things they say
Oh, oh, should I write a letter home?
I’ll let ‘em all think the worst of me, ‘cause better days are ahead.
Track Name: Aim to Please
Jenny, you’re a house with a garden view
that I love waking up to
But I’m not the knight you slept beside way back when
So keep your castles in the rearview
And I’ll keep mine ahead of you
There ain’t no way that I’m goin’ back again

You keep one ear to the ground for other walkers
You never listen to the streets
Especially the talkers

I think you found a part of me
that struck you like archery, Ms. Genevieve
And though my arrows aim to please
oh, please, just please
don’t get me wrong
that ain’t chivalry
I’m somewhere in between
two sizes of shining armor
And that sword would never pull for me
so I never even bothered
No my cuts are never clean
In every one I plant a seed
Watch them grow and become memories, you’ll see

I think you found a part of me
that struck you like archery, Ms. Genevieve
And though my arrows aim to please
oh, please, just please
don’t get me wrong
Don’t get me wrong…

Sometimes I wonder if you can see it comin’
between my slips and all of my runnin’, honey, you do catch my falls, don’t you?
So if this whole damn thing does depend on balance,
would you pick me up when the good half happens,
or will I have to crawl?
I think you found a part of me…
I think you found a part of me
that struck you like archery, Ms. Genevieve
And though my arrows aim to please
oh, please, just please
don’t get me wrong
that ain’t chivalry
Track Name: Be Alone
Hey, I’m just tryin’ to forget you
hopin’ maybe you’ll forget to
But I never wanna let you go, just go

This town looks rough, everybody peaked in high school havin’ babies
I find it kind of funny, all the photos you’ve been saving
Molly on a Wednesday, it all looked two times as pretty
Oh… when you left a whole inside this city
This place gets stuck in your teeth
you always taste it
But it might just be your drugs
or anything they’re laced with
Where did you go
when you started changin’ your ways with each taste that you take

Honest I’m done waiting around,
when you are nowhere to be found
and I’m alone, and you’re allowed
When I’m at home, and you are
Woah momma, don’t you ever wanna be alone?
Just be alone.

I saw another place get stuck in your teeth
I can’t erase it
it’s tough to be in love when you’re in love with all these faces
So go on tasting different places
I’ll hold my breath, no I won’t waste it
Won’t complain, when you’re complainin’

That place was stuck in my teeth
But I replaced it
I had it up to here, missin’ all your misbehavin’


Hey, I’m just trying to forget you
Hoping maybe you’ll forget to
But I never wanna let you
But I never wanna let you go
You can miss me if you want to,
I know you don’t, can’t you, won’t you?
But I never wanna let you
I just never wanted you to know
Track Name: The Way I Left You
I said if you stop doing nice things, maybe I could stop letting you down
You asked if there’s no other way around
It’s all I found
Thought maybe in an avalanche, the way we died would be romantic
Like we were tragically positioned
on the wrong side of the planet
We’ve always been the victims in a series of accidents
like when I accidentally met you
Yeah that is just the way I left you
I know you’re lonely
but I’m still growing
so let this go, cause I’m not the only
I know you’re lonely
but I’m still growing
so let this go, stop tryin’ to hold me
so let this go, cause I’m not the only…

One, with things left to say,
But you know, I can’t live without you breathin’ down my neck
and you say, “It’s no fair, please tear these arrowheads
and these quivers from my bones. “
Thought I could watch it from outside
maybe beat the shivers
but I am so cold, and I can’t feel, no.
I know you’re lonely
but I’m still growing
so let this go, cause I’m not the only
I know you’re lonely
but I’m still growing
so let this go, stop tryin’ to hold me
so let this go, cause I’m not the only…

One
So sorry darling, I can’t be your one
and only, your only.

Can we be friends with consequences
and all the consequential senses
we’ll be stuck with what we said and left with
you know we’ll be so offended…
So let this go, let this go.
Track Name: Old Soul
You met me in my summer days
fall fell, sun began to fade
then shortly after, winter came
by spring, you knew my rainy face.

Someday I will be the same
Someday I’ll still be the same again.
Someday I will be the same again, again.

You met me in my summer days
but you knew summer wouldn’t stay
and your old soul stays the same
even as my seasons change

Someday I will be the same
Someday I’ll still be the same again.
Someday I will be the same again, again.
Stay up ‘til 7 a.m.
I still got my records playin’
You’re the song that took too long to start
Now I forgot what I was sayin’
Before your voice so softly came in
I was in love, almost forgot that part
but I knew it all along, knew it by heart
You met me in my summer days
fall fell, sun began to fade
I think it’s lovely, how you still loved me
even as my seasons changed

Stay up ‘til 7 a.m.
I still got my records playin’
You’re the song that took too long to start
Now I forgot what I was sayin’
Before your voice so softly came in
I was in love, almost forgot that part
Yeah, I’m just a song, and I could be wrong
But I hope to God, that you’re singing along.

“It’s no fair please tear your arrowheads and quivers, from my bones.
I’ve grown so tired of all your growing. It’s so lonely being alone, alone, I know…
that you are somewhere in between two sizes of shining armor.
All I asked you for is a little chivalry, but you would never even bother
So, when you’re thinking ‘bout only yourself with all your lucky stars
just take a second to remind yourself of where you are.
You are because of me.