Paper World

Words and Music by Raccoon

As recorded on White Horse Ranch Sessions

 

 

I saw the sun rise in the middle of the night

Or was it in the afternoon?

Sun donít rise in the middle of the night

So it must have been a fiery moon

 

Iíve been livin' in a paper world

Been stayin' in paper places

Thereís nothing in this paper world

Except the empty spaces

 

Look at what Iím goin' through

Youíve seen it all so tell me what to do

Look at whatís been done to me

Maybe you can set me free

 

Ainít no way they can hold me down

Till Iím six feet under ground

Ainít no way they can make me stay

I told them that Iím goin' away Ė And Iím goin' away

 

Iíve been playin' my songs but nobody hears 'em

The way to get my music into peopleís hearts

Like little wide-eyed puppy dogs and children in shopping carts

 

Iíve been bringin' back the memories of the people Iíve known

Places Iíve been and places I wanna be

Like livin' on a mountain top

On a sandy plain or in the sea

 

Iíve been on two wheels - Iíve been on four

Iíve been searchin' the sky for an open door

Iíve been sleepin' in the bushes

Iíve been livin' in the trees

Most of all I wanna be me

 

Iím gonna live through the darkness

Iím gonna live through the death

I know that I can be the best

Iím gonna live through the darkness

Iím gonna live though the death

Iím gonna venture through a desert of desolation

 

Look at me when the battles won

Iím the dear pastor then the son

Look at me when the people gone

Look at me when the battles won

Iím the dear pastor then the son

Why am I the only one?

 

Canít you take the time to listen to the songs I sing?

Of sunny days and happy faces and love and other things?

Canít you take the time to listen to the songs I sing?

Of blue suede shoes and moody blues and news that they bring?

 

I saw the sun rise in the middle of the night

Or was it in the afternoon?

Sun donít rise in the middle of the night

So it must have been a fiery moon

I saw the sun rise in the middle of the night

Or was it in the afternoon?

Sun donít rise in the middle of the night

So it must have been a fiery moon

 

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