The Paper Kites Standing In The Rain

Try to see what it means to say

“Break my bones and I’ll praise the pain”

Don’t take shelter, stand in the rain

It’s meant to feel that way

Tired from all those things that you take

Always fighting keeps you awake

Crying when your heart seems to break

It’s meant to feel that way

Hiding till you’re numb and you’re grey

That’s no way to try win the day

Life wants you to feel it and say

“It’s meant to feel that way”

The Paper Kites On The Train Ride Home

Waiting down at the station

I don’t remember

I think it was late then

Standing always so quiet

We’re like elevators

Filled up with strangers

No sound, no Hallelujahs

Still I was praying on the train ride home

That I can get the things I want

I can get the things I want

Give me what I need

Our words fill up the pages

Fill up the days with

A song for the ages

Still those browse and we all speak

We break down like concrete

And just make our words cheap

I want someone to grow with

Songs I can sing to

And a family to cling to

But if I can’t get the things I want

If I can’t get the things I want

Just give me what I need

Just give me what I need

The Paper Kites Featherstone

Wake up to the sound of your fleeting heart

Wake up to the sound of your fleeting heart

When you go, what you leave is a work of art

On my chest, on my heart

She went out to the hay in the morning grace

She went out and got lost in a tall hedge maze

Where’d you go? Where’d you go? Why’d you leave this place?

On my heart, on my face

And my love is yours but your love’s not mine

So I’ll go but we know I’ll see you down the line

And we’ll hate what we’ve lost but we’ll love what we find

And I’m feeling fine, we’ve made it to the coastline

Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh ooh

Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh ooh

Past all the signs of the slow decline

Live like your love wasn’t meant for mine

Now you’ve gone, now you’ve gone to a different life

Til the loneliest side

Wake up to the sound of your fleeting heart

Wake up to the sound of your fleeting heart

When you go, what you leave is a work of art

On my chest, on my heart

And my love is yours but your love’s not mine

So I’ll go, but we know I’ll see you down the line

And we’ll hate what we’ve lost but we’ll love what we find

And oh, I’m feeling fine, we’ve made it to the coastline

Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh ooh

Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh ooh

Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh ooh

Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh ooh

Ooh, ooh, ooh ooh ooh

The Paper Kites I’m Lying To You Cause I’m Lost

Shaking in the evening sun

Counting all the times I run

Trying to be honest

Selfish from a point of view

How’d it get away from me?

Held up in the old Q.C.

Watching out the window

Crying in my hotel room

Oh I’ll do anything that you want

Except what you’re wanting from me

I’m lying to you cause I’m lost

Lying to you cause I’m lost

Lying to you cause I’m lost

My mother seems to know it all

Sensed it from a distant call

How’s she so objective?

Tell me how you really feel

And I was once a maker of my time

A celebrated man of mind

Always feels a dream until the real sets in

Oh I’ll be anything that you want

Except what you want me to be

I’m lying to you cause I’m lost

Lying to you cause I’m lost

Lying to you cause I’m lost

So tell me darling what’s it cost

When I’m lying to you cause I’m lost?

Lying to you cause I’m lost

I’m lost, I’m lost

I’ll be anything

I’ll be anything

Except what you want me to be

The Paper Kites A Maker Of My Time

Held up here, it’s a silent fear

And this space don’t take my mind

A cloudy wake, it’s a young mistake

That I’m clothed in

I can’t see when I filled with sleep

It’s a golden dream of mine

But when I rise with my morning eyes

It’s all spoken

Wait, don’t drown it in the waterhole

Taste, the feeling of a fever soul

All in all I need to get me through

I still stir, such a war of words

I’m a maker of my time

I feeble man with a broken plan

Oh I’m loathing

Make my bed on the great unsaid

And my meekness sends me low

I stood fair, but you still weren’t there

So you’ve chosen

Wait, don’t drown it in the waterhole

Taste, the feeling of a fever soul

All in all I need to get me through

The Paper Kites Give Me Your Fire, Give Me Your Rain

I can notice all the lies

And I’d only go insane

I can love you all the time

I’m not always gonna say

(Still I)

Don’t want to feel it without you

Don’t want to feel it with no one else

Give me your fire, give me your rain

Give me a little love from you

I can fan a fire

I can keep it from burning away

But what’s it gonna take to stop the silence?

I could live as a liar

Say that I’m turning away

But giving up won’t give up desire

(And I)

Don’t want to feel it without you

Don’t wanna feel it with nobody else

Give me your fire, give me your rain

Give me a little love from you

Give me your fire, give me your rain

A little love from you

Give me your fire, give me your rain

A little love from you

Watching windows, watching stars

Colored lights and empty bars

All the houses in the yards

All the streets and passing cars

What’s the distance where you are?

Can I make it back to your heart?

Give me your fire, give me your rain

A little love from you

Give me your fire, give me your rain

A little love from you

Give me your fire, give me your rain

A little love from you

Give me your fire, give me your rain

A little love from you

Give me your fire, give me your rain

A little love from you

Give me your fire, give me your rain

A little love from you

The Paper Kites On The Corner Where You Live

I don’t always work like I think I should

At the end of the day

I don’t always wake up with the

Right words to say but

If I can make you feel something

I can make you feel it down to your bones

When you close your eyes at night

Would you let me run straight to you

I want you to know

Nothing’s gonna take you baby

Nothing’s gonna take you now

Nothing’s gonna take you baby

Nothing’s gonna take you now

I don’t always talk like I think I could

When I get that way

But I know I don’t wanna see you hurt

See you run away so

If I can make you feel something

I can make you feel it down to your bones

When you close your eyes at night

Would you let me run straight to you

I want you to see

Nothing’s gonna take you baby

Nothing’s gonna take you now

Nothing’s gonna take you baby

Nothing’s gonna take you now

All this time you’re on your own

And I watch you going by

But all this time you’re still the same

On corner where you live

What I wouldn’t try to give

To say

Nothing’s gonna take you baby

Nothing’s gonna take you now

Nothing’s gonna take you baby

Nothing’s gonna take you now

The Paper Kites Turns Within Me, Turns Without Me

Oh lover

I don’t know a thing or two

And it never sounded like I thought it would

When I spoke it to myself

Oh lover

I’m still a stranger to you so

When you think about your mother

Could you say that any other

Loved you that long?

And you’ll keep me settled for a while I know my love

Just let me waste a little time

It turns within me

It turns without me

And oh it turns me round, round, round

Oh dreamer

I’ve got to let some of you be

Cause I think I’ve found a turbulent

Solitary citizen like me

And oh lover

You’ve got a power on me now

It’s the kind that brings me to my knees

Alchemizes libertines

And steals you from yourself

And you’ll keep me settled for a while I know my love

Just let me waste a little time

It turns within me

It turns without me

And oh it turns me round, round, round

The Paper Kites A Lesson From Mr. Gray

Now, I could go

I feel like it any time

I’m walking out of line,

And I know it

Diffused, controlled,

So easy to compromise

My thoughts, and the way I talk,

And the way I move

Oh you, and me,

We’re shifting eternally

A lesson from Mr. Gray,

And I know it

And I don’t mind

If you let me stretch my mind

‘Cause just seeing how it’s been being

It’s just a matter of years

Feel the vital signs

But I know it’s time

Take my desire

This time you know

That it’s taking its toll

The picture paints it out,

Can you see it?

Alive and dead,

I sicken in my bed

I’m dying of a lack of trying

What are the calls?

Feel the vital signs

But I know it’s time

Take my desire

And I see,

it never ended quite

Losing my mind

Take my desire

The Paper Kites Renegade

Had a dream that I sent for your love in the morning

And you came to me at about a quarter to three

Said I didn’t look like I used to look and man I do not know your face

And I woke to discover that the things that you said

Were true to me in some kind of way

So I stared down the figure in the bathroom mirror

Took the razor in my hand

Now I could draw a line or I could cut my hair

But it don’t change the way I am

Cause I’m a part of the world I live in now

Only set apart from the world I live in now

Ghost of a renegade

San Marino sun took me in, it eclipsed me

And the world it was vacant like I’d never seen

And once I walked the rhythm in my own damn way

Part of the evolving age

But I heard the warning from that young mans lips

And he said that times would change