The Risk​/​The War

by Paper Trees - Eric King

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released April 4, 2015

Cover photo by Gilhad Yefet

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Paper Trees - Eric King Miami, Florida

Eric King, also known as Paper Trees, is a singer-songwriter from Miami, FL who has toured locally and nationally for the past 14 years in various bands and acts. From progressive rock, to indie pop, electronica, and folk, Eric has explored many facets of music to create an ecletic sound that can be experienced at his live performances. ... more

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Track Name: The Risk/The War
We've traveled far
Still more to go
The miles stretch
Still more to go

The risk involved, I know

The war
The war we all are in here

We penetrate it to scratch the surface
The war we all are in here

We went the distance, the path resisted
The war we all are in here
Track Name: Calm
Give me a rooftop so that I may scream
I'm in love with a ghost on the video

Could have sworn I felt her ghost
Sleeping on the bed's edge
I attempt to pull her closer
And your scent is all that's left
On this shirt I refuse to wash
Unaware of the nerves it calms

I wrap my face and breathe
The ghost is fading, please don't leave
The calm, the ghost it brings
The calm

Care to make the time gone, lost
Mending visits close distance
That tie my nerves in knots
Streets feature known strangers
In thought they fought, they lost
Are they teachers insistent
That we cannot prove them wrong

I wrap my face and breathe
The ghost is fading, please don't leave
The calm, her ghost it brings
The calm
Track Name: Old Pictures
Voices raising
Truths shaping
We laugh at old pictures
Of home

You see my drinker's glare
While serving the severe
Your smile is never replaced
When you say, "get on your way"

For some time we were blinded
We were ragged
We were pensive
And peal off
Fruitless
Reaching for "who knows?"

You see my drinker's glare
While serving the severe
Your smile is never replaced
When you say, "get on your way"

Get on your way back home
Track Name: The Thief
Thieves on top of me
Where friendships used to be
I guess that I'm just paranoid
Spunky fire-eyed kid
So much ambition
When will you ever bend the rules
Now he's saying he's not faltered
He's saying he's not even watered down
With a head the size of a mountain
No room for a thorny crown
Next time I swear I'll be better
Stop making promises
When I can't even keep my feet off the ground

'Cause he dances like an idiot
A TV evangelist
Doesn't like when you notice it
In fact it makes him a little pissed
So he takes it in small increments
Just enough to get his fix
Doesn't like when you notice it
In fact it makes him a little pissed
Pissed
Pissed
So, so pissed

You are the thief

All I see are facades hovering
They're following me
And now our time is done
You'll realize it doesn't hurt as much as you think

'Cause he dances like an idiot
A TV evangelist
Doesn't like when you notice it
In fact it makes him a little pissed
So he takes it in small increments
Just enough to get his fix
Doesn't like when you notice it
In fact it makes him a little pissed

You are a thief
Track Name: The Proud/The Proven
An extension of Harlow
We could only laugh
Only look back
Through the path of a bottle
Fixed in shaky hands
An end we should never know
We're all so young

You're the path that I follow
You are the weaver's threads
That go gold in the sunshine
You are the proud and the proven
To my erratic folds
That only open within your gold
And we're still so young
So young

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