Paper Champion

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Second EP release from Sydney Alternative Rock outfit Paper Champion. 6 songs that move between ambient melodies, groove-laden riffs to emotion charged rhythms.

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released August 20, 2010

Michael Tokar / David Clark / Grant Spencer / David Nolan / George Farrell

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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: Line Rings Out
Line Rings Out

Now out of all your lies,
this one burns the best
So lay it at your feet so I can burn that witch to death

You want me? Stop thinking of him.
You fuck me with him on your mind
there is no woman on the end
this line that rings out every time.

You better scream! You better fret!
Because without that noise you might
hear all of that shit inside your head.

I want more of you than is there
this kills me every single time
that I call this woman on the end
of a line that rings out every time.

I’m gunna call
and tell all my friends
I can do better
do better, do better, do better, do better

I want more of you than is there
this kills me every single time
that I call this woman on the end
of a line that rings out every time.

You don’t want this feeling anymore
too hard to bear
This tepid season is a bore
but I am aware
Track Name: They Follow Her
They Follow Her

Your daughter was the one who made you take the medicine,
your love has been undone
following your life, the satellites and governments,
asking what have you done wrong.
She opens all her doors, to let them know she’s innocent.
Scream out loud release the pressure.

Sometimes lost but sometimes found.
Falling in and out there, hearing awful sounds.
Sometimes lost but when she’s whole,
can’t keep up the pretence, good at letting go.
Sometimes lost but now your found
I’m not lying to you now
But these spies are every day
Got no chance to walk away
I’m not lying to you now.

You told me there were patterns, one up one down, they’re hovering
and there they wait to take away your words.
When something really happens, is it because you’ve given in
and someone hears the victim in your voice.
You don’t want any trouble, his hands are on you shivering.
Scream out loud release the pressure.

Have you been followed, have you been set, been set up have you,
been followed in your head? Been set up, and now you’re read,
- voices follow - the pieces that -
Have you been followed? Have you been set? Been set up have you?
Been followed in your head?
Been set up, and now you’re read, - voices follow
the pieces that -
Have you been followed? Have you been set? Been set up have you?
Been followed in your head?
Been set up, and now you’re read, - voices follow
the pieces that are set / dreamt
Track Name: Everything Slows
Everything Slows

Desperate times, make all desperate cowards claw
at the feeling or the brain inside believing
that we all really just need a way out, or to get her back now.
She’s insane, he’s a fucking pig, she’s insane, he’s a part of me now,
how can I back out .

I said before, always remember close the door, or the cold brings
all the shivering and wheezing, but I thought what if we travelled up north
we could move back and forth, with the change in your waters we could
stay the same, we might never grow old, leave those stories untold.

You said my dying stars align, a million years too late for mine
Oh, well I fall and I fail, then everything, everything slows
and you smile and you say,
I’ve been flailing around for so long,
Waiting for the right time to say
but there never really is a right time at all
Except when we’re moving away
away from what we came here for.

I hold your face but rarely take the time,
To see your eyes are closely watching mine.
Will you stay or will you let me go
I want to believe but I really don’t know.

You said my dying stars align, a million years too late for mine
Oh, well I fall and I fail, then everything, everything slows
and you smile and you say,
I’ve been flailing around for so long,
Waiting for the right time to say
but there never really is a right time at all
Except when we’re moving away
away from what we came here for.
Track Name: Jawbone
Jawbone

Now this is all in our heads, but as soon as you realize…
the ghosts are gone and all these churches are empty and freezing
I know this country is cold, and these Halloweens scream out
I can’t just wait for this holiday fear to boil all our demons

I see there’s a way to go, lost inside your wagging jawbone
I see there’s a way ahead, we’re walking by the graves of the dead
and you said that we live in a world away, but I can’t believe it
I see there’s a way to go, lost inside your wagging jawbone

My head is inside this hood, and your voices come muffled
It won’t be long to my words are the ones that I’m already hearing
There’s dirty socks on the bed, and they’re already stinking
Well I guess that it’s time that I got on a plane and I stopped all this thinking

I see there’s a way to go, lost inside your wagging jawbone
I see there’s a way ahead, we’re walking by the graves of the dead
and you said that we live in a world away, but I can’t believe it
I see there’s a way to go, lost inside your wagging jawbone

Now I’ve been lost and I’ve been over thinking
I guess the cost is all this fucking drinking
But never mind, no never mind an answer
Just let him go this drunk and broken dancer.

I see there’s a way to go, lost inside your wagging jawbone
I see there’s a way ahead, we’re walking by the graves of the dead
and you said that we live in a world away, but I can’t believe it
I see there’s a way to go, lost inside your wagging jawbone
Track Name: Listen
Listen

I promise not to break you,
or even hear you breathe.
I just won’t try to make this up
‘cause it won’t set you free,
all of these promises you’re lying, you lie in front of me,
and all these distances I’m flying, you said you won’t look up to see.
Just let her be.

She holds onto life
oh, she’s broken sleep and sweating,
soaking the shirt she’s wearing.
She holds onto life,
If she lies really still now
the thoughts will blow out to the night.

Running faster, running harder,
Even when there is nothing to outrun.
Running harder, running faster.
I spat my final word,
on a mess that could almost be heard,
where all the fine lines were double crossed and blurred.
Running faster, running harder,
even where there is nothing to outrun
running harder, running faster, no, no, no, no, no!
Just let her be.

She holds onto life
oh, she’s broken sleep and sweating,
soaking the shirt she’s wearing.
She holds onto life,
If she lies really still now
the thoughts will blow out to the night.

I want to go
but I can hear her breathing
and I am so sure that it’s not right,
not the time to let her know.
So we lie down
staring at the ceiling
and the paint is peeling
and I’m sure that it’s not right
right, right, right, right.
Track Name: Morose
Morose

She’s been gentle so far,
but that just helps him back away.
Don’t think this leaves him nothing,
when all those pretty things come out to play.
She cried, “You’re not the first
to run from everything you fear”.
and well she said it right,
and so he’ll set himself alight.

Now if you fear this simple world.
You can do more than simply run.
Open your mouth and make them curse
the day they heard your whining tongue
You’re no one, you’re no one.

He said he’s been searching for so long
for a girl who won’t ever need to change
another night screaming in her bedroom
blaming her but staring into space
he will make it well understood
just how he’ll leave her tonight if he could
and so she felt it right
thinking I’ll set myself alight

Now if you fear this simple world.
You can do more than simply run.
Open your mouth and make them curse
the day they heard your whining tongue
You can tell each other lies
because the truth is such a bore
you won’t fear this simple world
‘cause you won’t be here long

You won’t join the chosen
‘cause you’re not.
You can’t find the present
‘cause you’re lost.
Convince us all of anything you like,
because no one here is gunna bite.
Flick your hair and cut into your skin,
Just make sure that if anyone gets in
you spend all of your time getting them out
and when they say they’re in love you can yawn and sigh