LOONS

by Paper Hands

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Oh my goodness. Four years in the making and it's finally done. Michael and I are so blessed to have received an amazing amount of support for this album. Thank you to all who were involved. Thanks to Michael obviously for sick bass lines. Thank you thank you thank you.

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released April 15, 2016

Will Deters - Guitar, Vox, Programming
Michael Cortright - Bass
All music and lyrics were written by Michael and me <3

Artwork by Edessa Adde

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Paper Hands Chicago, Illinois

Presumably the final alias of the guy who desires to make meaningful music for your ear holes.

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Track Name: Foreword
The story begins with you and me,
And it will end when I stop whining.
Hopefully you would have figured me out by then,
I'm not too complex, so please judge how you will.

In the event that I should be myself and speak my mind, put me in my place.
Can we fall behind and just lay here in your attic? I'll open up my chest.

Take it out, break it in
Just to see how dark it is.
Try to find some worth no arteries unturned,
We can make it work if you're in.
Track Name: Warm / Warmer / Disco
Jamie is whiny and melodramic.
She hates interjections when she's interrupted.
She spits when she speaks or is all of this me?
Either way my mother can't stand it.

Holly speaks fondly of theatrical punk.
She cannot tell when people get bored of her.
She feasts on her feelings or is all of this me?
Either way my friends can't stand it.

We speak fondly of ourselves,
We are what we eat when we dine on pretension and shit on the reg.

Will I mean Wendy no Wendy's okay,
She writes to her brother every third day of the week.
Her outfit's a trainwreck but she smells like the sea,
After the rain and I can't help but hate it.

We speak fondly of ourselves,
We are what we eat when we dine on pretension and shit on the reg.
I speak fondly of myself,
I mean what I say, what I say is so mean.
I can't blame you for going out.

I'm a stamp of approval on going postal.
If I were you I'd be a hole in the wall.
But then you lean in and everything fades.
It's just you and I cleaning up the mess that I made.
Track Name: Hval
In the lake I'm majestic and lovely
At least that's what I tell my friends when I am out with them
In the water I am graceful and stunning
At least that's what I whisper to myself when I'm in public

Fearing that one day I'll be too big for my own room
Hoping that someone will speak well of me when I explode
Horrified that I'll be the first loon to fall through the floor
Hoping that someone, anyone will speak for me at all

I am swimming feeding with haste
But I'm afraid to remove my clothes
I struggle to find inner binner within me
Those who can make me rage with fucking envy

Fearing that one day I'll be too big for my own room
Hoping that someone will speak well of me when I explode
Horrified that I'll be the first loon to fall through the floor
Hoping that someone, anyone will speak for me at all
Track Name: Summer Hearts (Summer Here, Summer There)
I say I'm seemingly falling.
I feel I'm falling for her.
I can't find any words to describe this,
But she knows a few to paint how it ends.

I'm drinking Woodford Reserve and Colt 45.
She looks deep in my eyes and said,
"I'll never lie to you."

She says she's seemingly falling.
She says she's falling for him.
I can't find any words to describe this,
But she knows a few to paint how it ends.

I'm drinking Svedka and Gin, with Corona and lime.
I looked hard at the sky and screamed,
"She always lied to you."

She says she's seemingly scared to,
She's scared to give it all away so soon.
She then gets quiet, she's speechless, she's upset.
I know a mouthful to sway her mind.

I'm drinking Woodford Reserve and Colt 45,
I'm grabbing her thighs and said,
"I'd never lie to you."
Track Name: The Turn
Well I hope you choke on his own spit,
Waste of space I'm sick of him
Being all up on you. I know he's feeling it too,
The tension that has all of us nervous.

Well I hope you get some bad blood from
His own drip please fall for it.
He is curly and dark. My world's falling apart.
He is what you have always wanted from a man,
Who'll soon take it all from you.

So slide it off so he can see more.
I hope he's so repulsed that it will make him turn.
Now you have nothing, you go on alone.
You may or may not run back. I'll be gone.

Well I hope you know that I'm alright.
Sometimes I just fantasize of him battered and bruised.
I have nothing to lose. This is what I have always dreamt of.
It will crash down on you.

So slide it off so he can see more.
I hope he's so repulsed that it will make him turn.
Now you have nothing, you go on alone.
You may or may not run back. I'll be gone.
Track Name: Ecossaise
I could take it all out online,
On your spotless soul, on your perfect mind.
But I'm too distracted by self-loathing,
As you take off the rest of my clothes.

I made a dance reminiscent of what I said that night.
I wrote a suite, a bitter symphony of feet.
I made a dance reminiscent of what I said that night to you.

All the pain that I've endured
(Was) so selfish, and self-incurred.
Just to rid you of worth,
So that you would leave first.

I made a dance reminiscent of what I said that night.
I wrote a suite, a bitter symphony of feet.
I made a dance reminiscent of what I said that night to you.

I don't remember the fight,
All I remembered was that I was open and honest
For the very first time.

I made a dance reminiscent of what I said that night.
I wrote a suite, a bitter symphony of feet.
I made a dance reminiscent of what I said that night to you.
Track Name: Kerouac
Don't even know who you are.
Don't even know who I am myself,
I'm still figuring that out.

Who invites someone so late at night to just hang out?
Are you feeling unwell?
Oh I might as well be too.

Well if you change your mind I will be in the backseat of my car somewhere in between my self worth and reality.

We meet, we embrace on your steps
Your olive skin radiates.
I find myself trembling hoping, waiting for
You to want to take me.
And that's just fine i wanna be a mess with you,
Say the wrong things and not be judged.
Getting a new summer heart with you.
Messing around is just fine with me.

Well if you change your mind I will be in the backseat of my car somewhere in between my self worth and reality.

There's not a care in the air as I graze your skin within the breasts and the waist. I'm such a waste. I'm remorseful of all the girls I've fucked because they've unknowingly invited me to screw them over. I use this song to compensate for my lack of self respect so I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.

Loving you for a moment,
Hurting you for a lifetime.
Track Name: Loons
This is where the story should end.
I've been done whining for three years now.
Yeah you've paid too much for this album
On the musings of a teenage asshole.
Are you taken aback by me now?
I've found a new way to cope now.
The old me should think now,
"How could you be so mad?
They did nothing to you."
We shouldn't piss and moan when someone doesn't love you.

My head's been cluttered enough.
File away the ideal form of love.
Well I'm over it, you're a post-punk fuck
A deflated excuse for a soul,
Singing bitter melodies over
Lyrics of love and then lust
You've moved on so easily so...
How could you be so mad?
They did nothing to you.
We shouldn't piss and moan when someone doesn't love you.

You think you have it hard, but this feeling will pass.
No one's worth crying over, not even you.
You're not inadequate, you're just a loon.

How could you be so mad?
They did nothing to you.
We shouldn't piss and moan when someone doesn't love you.
You're the reason no one loves you.
Just hang in there, 'cause someone's gotta love you.
Track Name: Afterword
Hands shake, perspire, repeat.
You smile, and crinkle your nose.
One look and I will expire
And I make fists with my toes

Confess, my voice is skipping.
Nothing poetic comes to mind.
You are as quiet as ever,
And I leave with fists for my toes.

Hey Ren, Hey Ren, I wanna see you tonight.
Hey Ren, Hey Ren, I wanna be by your side.
If I must beg I'll get down on my knees.
If you're my ends I will fight through the means.
Hey Ren, Hey Ren, I wanna see you tonight.

Be the June to my J.R.
When I'm without you I'm falling apart

Looking up at towering stares,
My ass on the floor, my foot in my mouth.
You lean in everything else fades.
Fuck the sun, I wanna wake up to you.

Hey Ren, Hey Ren, I wanna see you tonight.
Hey Ren, Hey Ren, I wanna be by your side.
If I must beg I will fall to my knees.
If you're my ends I will coast through the means.
Hey Ren, Hey Ren, I wanna see you tonight.