Paul Piper

by Paul Piper

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My debut album proper, this was recorded in the latter part of 2013 in my front room in Sheffield. I went for a stripped back approach comprising of just acoustic guitar and vocals as this is how they are played live. All the songs were also recorded live in an effort to capture that feeling. Big thanks to Clive for his patience, skills and equipment (I made the tea).

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released January 12, 2014

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Clive Fischer
Becca Lochrie sings on tracks 3, 5, 9 and 10
Clive Fischer provides extra vocals on track 11
Toby H did the artwork

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Track Name: I Only Believe In Good Luck
I don't believe in bad luck
It's Friday the 13th well I don't give a fuck
Cos I only believe in good luck

And I have never seen a ghost
But I know the ones we love are the ones we hurt the most
And I have never seen a ghost

I've lived and loved and lost and found hope
And I've stories to tell from the bottom of my well
I sing oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh oh

And I sold my soul on the net
To girls who only cause more and more stress
Yeah I sold my soul on the internet

And I'm in need of a change
Well I sit in my pajamas playing Xbox games
Yeah I'm in desperate need of a change
I say I'm in desperate need of a change


I've lived and loved and lost and found hope
And I've stories to tell from the bottom of my well
I sing oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh oh

And I wear my heart on my sleeve
If you can't handle that, tough, this is me
I stand up for what I believe
I stand up for what I believe
Track Name: Down The Road
Honestly, I can't find the words to speak
But I can form a song to sing
Sing how I feel for you

Quietely, well you just mean the world to me
And you are everything I could have dreamed

Down the road
Well I promise you I promise you I promise
I'll follow

I was borderline losing my fragile mind
Then came that night
Your eyes lit up when you smiled

So take my hand lets forsake history sand
Lets leave a legacy
A lifetime of stories

Down the road
Well I promise you I promise you I promise
I'll follow

I'm waiting up for you
Track Name: Loved Like You
I am a passing and time is a carousel
In this moment I prosper where tomorrow I dwell

I wish I was loved like you
And I wish I was something new

Out of the water, arise without a sound
I was a lion then, so golden and proud
And I was a lover with love unfilled
And I was a passenger to all that I built

I wish I was loved like you
And I wish I was something new

With wings on my back and anchors on my feet
In my neck is a snare and trap, my chest a lock and a key
They say there's a book to write inside us all
they say that the greatest flight precedes the greatest fall

I wish I was loved like you
I wish I was something new
Track Name: Long Way Down
I want it back
What you had
If it's heart that I lack
Then why am I sad?

It's a long way to save your face
It's a long way down

If you hit the road
From coast to coast
Leave me behind
With your holy ghost

It's a long way to save your face
It's a long way down

You're harder than stone
Ok I'll just leave you alone
You're harder than stone
(I will falter, I will falter)

It's a long way to save your face
It's a long way down
It's a long way to save your face
It's a long way down
Track Name: This Is Not A Swansong
I just want the most out of my life
Live early mornings and late nights
Watch the sun set and rise
I just want the most out of my life

Row and row
Just go and go
For dreams they never last long
Even though all doors have closed
Well this is not a swansong

I just want my lover for her love
But I'm in need of someone I can trust
Well I'll get my time but I bet it's not enough
I just want my lover for her love

Row and row
Just go and go
For dreams they never last long
Even though all doors have closed
Well this is not a swansong

You have my word
And you are sordid
You are folded into place
You got my name
He got your age
And I am walking out the race
Yeah I am walking out the race

Well I must admit
I pray for calm seas
And water in the flood
A lighter boat
To raise a sail
And drop my anchor in the mud
To drop my anchor in the mud

Row and row
Just go and go
For dreams they never last long
Even though all doors have closed
Well this is not a swansong

Row and row
Just go and go
For dreams they never last long
Even though all doors have closed
Well this is not a swansong
No this is not a swansong
Track Name: I Don't Mind
Lets talk about the old days
Lets talk about your friends
Lets talk about the summer
And how you wished it wouldn't end

Did I forget to tell you
How pretty you looked in that dress?
And the first time that I saw you
You cleaned the mess from my head

And I don't mind
If we take our time
No, I don't mind

Lets go walking on the boardwalk
Dip our feet into the sea
Lets find ourselves lost for hours
Until we find ourselves a drink

Lets talk that sun into setting
Just need the sound of your voice
Need that calming and the comfort
Something to drown out the noise

And I don't mind
If we take our time
I'm all yours if you're all mine

Something I've been meaning to tell you
About three years and a day
I'd very much like to get married
Maybe have kids and move away

Cos there ain't nothing like your smile
Your legs and those eyes
And I will beg and steal and borrow
To keep you safe your whole life

And I don't mind
If we take our time
I'm all yours if you're all mine
Track Name: What We Are
Was that a knock at the door?
I'm hearing noises, I've not heard before
Or a creaking in the walls?
I'm so alone now, I've never felt so small

And I see you for the first time in a year
You say you'd change
You've not changed a bit
Is there a forest or factory feeding your fear?
I needed change but nothing's changed here

I saw a spider on the floor
I moved in closer, now I'm not sure if I can do this anymore
I'm going backwards
I'm going back to, I'm going back to before

And I see you for the first time in a year
You say you'd change
You've not changed a bit
Is there a forest or factory feeding your fear?
I needed change but nothing's changed here

I wish to see the clouds part
And the stars to see us for what we are
I wish, I wish

I wish to see the clouds part
And the the stars to see us for what we are
I wish, I wish (for home)

I wish to see the clouds part
And the stars to lead us through the dark times
Track Name: Candlelight
The days go by unnoticed
And I don't know why I'm restless
There's a reason why I can't decide
And I'm sorry
It'll come to me, come to me in time

So stay where you are
Or don't you go far

The nights drag on
They make a chorus
And I singalong til the sun rises
And there's something wrong
I don't belong where I'm standing
And there's something wrong
I don't belong here

So stay where you are
Or don't you go far

Cos I, I've been walking this floor
And I can't find you where you are
Or where you're heading for
And I've been looking everywhere

This candlelight is my beacon
And it's where I fight my demons
But they take control of my feeble soul
And I'm frightened
And they take control
They take and they take

So stay where you are
Or don't you go far

Cos I, I've been walking this floor
And I can't find you where you are
Or where you're heading for
No I can't find you where you are
Or where you're heading for
And I've been looking everywhere
Track Name: Worst Flight Of My Life
Be safe
Stay away from death
Will you pray for that?
I'll believe in god
Have faith in anything
If it gets me home

This is the worst flight of my life
And I'm afraid I might die
This is supposed to be my time
But I'm afraid I might die

You promised me
That we would be OK
And I trusted you
But it's down to luck
A law of averages
And that's what gets me through

This is the worst flight of my life
And I'm afraid I might die
This is supposed to be my time
But I'm afraid I might die

This is the worst flight of my life
And I'm afraid I might die
This is supposed to be my time
But I'm afraid I might die
And never see you again
Track Name: Under The Covers
I'm hiding under the covers
And I built my bed up high
I ain't spreading no rumours
I only need a place to cry

I find life so hard sometimes
But I'm giving it a try
I underestimated how sometimes
I won't go down without a fight

Say what you answer for
I'm dancing on the furniture for all to see
Light up a cigarette
Smoke your conscience clear for me and all to see
That I, I need you
To show me a sign

Say what you answer for
I'm dancing on the furniture for all to see
Light up a cigarette
Smoke your conscience clear for me and all to see
That I, I need you
To show me a sign