Paper Boats

Paper Boats

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When things don't work anymore.

Alex: I woke up this morning to find this lyric (for the Random Collab, round 2) sitting here with my name on it. So I figured I'd work at adding music to it right away as I eat breakfast and sip at my morning cup of Yorkshire Tea. Very happy with how this worked out. Did several takes, this is the one I liked best. I really appreciate Cicpisces' lyrics. A very gifted writer!

Lyrics: 

Paper Boats

Despite kicking our feet
We just couldn't keep us afloat
Swimming in strong currents
Our dreams saying we had to go

Inside fighting the fear
Of us starting over again
Weather that kept us warm
Started turning into hard rain

Smooth folds down the line
Just disolved over time

It seems oh so long ago
We were racing, our own paper boats
Rough water, that took them under
The lightning, and violent thunder
Now we've got nothing to show

Tough times sailing as one
The wind leaving us with no speed
Nature stalled our progress
Changed our route as well as our needs

Smooth folds down the line
Just disolved over time

It seems oh so long ago
We were racing, our own paper boats
Rough water, that took them under
The lightning, and violent thunder
Now we've got nothing to show

Life span of a paper boat
Is short when the water soaks
Can't go back to paper boats
We're both different folk

It seems oh so long ago
We were racing, our own paper boats
Rough water, that took them under
The lightning, and violent thunder
Now we've got nothing to show

Despite kicking our feet
We just couldn't keep us afloat
Swimming in strong currents
Our dreams saying we had to go

It seems oh so long ago
We were racing, our own paper boats
Rough water, that took them under
The lightning, and violent thunder
Now we've got nothing to show

Smooth folds down the line
Just disolved over time



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Comments

sph's picture

Wow, you're fast! I also like the picture painted by the lyrics. That's a nice chorus. Really good first take. I can envision a version where a Neil Young/Pearl Jam Lead guitar crashes in depicting the storm.

wyatt's picture

Good metaphor. Paints a realistic picture. Well done

3tdoan's picture

The innocence and fragility of paper boats is such a great metaphor. Love the partial capo sound Alex, suits the melancholy feel of the lyric.

dsweidel's picture

Perfect metaphor. Absolutely wonderful collab guys!

Chip Withrow's picture

The title drew me in, and I really like how the words expanded on the idea. An inspired look at the passage of time.
And great musical treatment! Really cool chord progression, and expressive vocal that captures the bittersweetness of the words.

headfirstonly's picture

Simple, powerful image. Can't believe this only happened because of the Random Collab thread - you two need to collab more often, because this really *works*.