Gravel & Dirt Demos

by Paper Champion

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'Gravel & Dirt Demos' - A collection of early versions of tracks to be included on the debut full length release due later in the year. 7 songs recorded live at Zen Studios, 'Gravel & Dirt Demos' will be released from March 7th as a FREE download!

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released 07 March 2012

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Paper Champion Sydney, Australia

Paper Champion are a melodic hard rock act from Sydney. In the last two years, they have been distilling their progressive influences into an alt rock style that has garnered respect across the local scene. Their diverse sounds see them fit with a range of acts: from the more accessible Aussie bands like Birds of Tokyo to the local progressive crew that fly under the Birds Robe Collective banner. ... more

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Track Name: The Chore
The Chore
I saw him love a girl that was made from more than his wife and heartache. She lived without the chore of a love she’s not reading. We all went back to work, and the rumours boiled and they burnt. I heard it all from her, and from them, as we fell apart.
It weathered me down. And the stories go ‘round. It weathered me down. She can’t believe it’s over when it’s not. He wants to see it over when it’s not. I was trying to say the lying was so bad it hurt. While you’re beaming, all your people sting and soil.
He wants to love a girl who has lived at home well away from heartache. He lived without the chore of a love that’s worth reading. We all went back to work, and the silence brewed and it burnt. Now it all starts to blur, she’s the one that’s been screaming.
It weathered me down. And the stories go ‘round. It weathered me down. She can’t believe it’s over when it’s not. He wants to see it over when it’s not. I was trying to say the lying was so bad it hurt. While you’re beaming, all your people sting and soil.
I saw him love a girl that was made from more than is wife and heartache. She lived without the chore of a love she’s not reading. We all went back to work, and the silence brewed and it burnt. Now it all starts to blur, she’s the one that’s been screaming.
Track Name: Be There
Be there

Do you remember
that by the weekend I’m a ghost
I’ve got a feeling
that you’re there almost

They won’t believe in
my moans and all those rattled chains
or you out haunting
another old flame

It really is that easy, to get away with murder
but killing someone this way takes an age
But I wanna be there, be there
I don’t wanna whisper but I’m running out of time
I just wanna be there, be there
I’ll meet your eyes

You’re trick or treating, but I have nothing sweet to give,
and what a costume, what do you need me to forgive
I did not drop dead
I slowly left me piece by piece
And you came after
looking for the same release !
Track Name: Just Like Medicine
just like medicine

If you’re part of this then well what have I been looking for
and now everything seems unclear
when I started up it was right and it was difficult
I do what I love, I don’t always love what I find
It’s just like medicine, the taste that you come to like
(It’s just like medicine, if you wait you’ll be right)
Not embellishing this, am I ever really sure
I feel sore.
It’s inevitable, a struggle to be fine
It’s inevitable, that your anger stays on your side
but I don’t mind.
Track Name: My Scared Animals
my scared animals

Butterflies can taste pollen through their toes,
leaves them ready, for escape.
You needed him to go, he looked at you like that,
so he hits you hard, and you keep going back.
I once had a bird, tried to let him go,
but he did not fly away, how could I have known.
He has your little girl, your money and your heart
and all your friends are tired of trying

My scared animals, we bark and howl in tune
My scared animals, we hide and learn to fear
I said to go, we bark and howl in tune
My scared animals

You tell him he’s a waste, you cry before you’re done
He understands, you’re irrational.
A dog will piss and bite, and murder its own young,
When it looks like he might lose, all this territory won.
He screams that you can’t go, will kill you if you try,
but never tells his friends your trying

So I, try to fake a smile, but I want to bring you back, I want to bring you back
then you go and say it out loud, that you’ve be - come a coward
when I know you’re no such thing, ‘cause I believe that, he’s made you small,
what he just can’t see at all
Track Name: Weapons
Weapons

Like a curse in the jaw, watch him mutter it out
no one hears him, lending it mouth.
Pulls up in her Porsche, has a word and a laugh
and they both believe they’re alright.
Soon our bus arrives and, soon I’ll be writing

I use the weapons I have,
but I won’t become the instrument
of the choices I had.

That school kid is bored, chews his fringe, spits it out
climbs on our bus and stares out
Soon he’ll be writing, soon he’ll be fighting!

I use the weapons I have,
but I won’t become the instrument
of the choices I had.
Now sing the song that you have
when you’re clumsy with the instruments
is the music so bad?

And they all said, I will never be read, I will never be read.
I don’t know why I see it in you,
I’m there every morning, what should I do
Believe there is more than day in day out
Believe that we’re herd or willing to shout
Track Name: Sharp Little Teeth
Sharp little teeth

There’s a flying fox that’s squealing over trees
and another dead that’s hanging over me.
With its wings out, that dirty carcass mocks my own.
Weighs those wires down, a shame that feels like stone.

Shame, shame, what a solid shame.
I can’t seem to make myself
take all this heavy blame

And now every time I’m walking underneath
I feel it’s pointed snout and sharp little teeth
There are spiders out, web their warnings in the air.
You might be gone, but guilt is everywhere.

Shame, shame, what a solid shame.
I can’t seem to make myself
take all this heavy blame

Watching shadows creeping slowly up the walls
and the amber leeching out as the sun falls
I am not a man who lies down without a fight
but there’s no one here, still my throat goes tight.