1. TRACKLISTING
    Click title for lyrics
  2. Paper Gods (ft. Mr Hudson)
  3. Last Night In The City (feat. Kiesza)
  4. You Kill Me With Silence
  5. Pressure Off (feat. Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers)
  6. Face For Today
  7. Danceophobia
  8. What Are The Chances?
  9. Sunset Garage
  10. Change The Skyline (feat. Jonas Bjerre)
  11. Butterfly Girl
  12. Only In Dreams
  13. The Universe Alone
  14. Planet Roaring (Bonus Track)
  15. Valentine Stones (Bonus Track)
  16. Northern Lights (Bonus Track)
  17. As Seen From a Distance
  18. On Evil Beach
  19. Cinderella Ride

Paper Gods

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Release Date:

September 11, 2015

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Warner Brothers

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Tracklisting

  1. Click title for lyrics
  2. Paper Gods (ft. Mr Hudson)
  3. Last Night In The City (feat. Kiesza)
  4. You Kill Me With Silence
  5. Pressure Off (feat. Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers)
  6. Face For Today
  7. Danceophobia
  8. What Are The Chances?
  9. Sunset Garage
  10. Change The Skyline (feat. Jonas Bjerre)
  11. Butterfly Girl
  12. Only In Dreams
  13. The Universe Alone
  14. Planet Roaring (Bonus Track)
  15. Valentine Stones (Bonus Track)
  16. Northern Lights (Bonus Track)
  17. As Seen From a Distance
  18. On Evil Beach
  19. Cinderella Ride

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  • Paper Gods (ft. Mr Hudson)

    All the paper gods in a sky of grey
    All the fools in town are ruling today... today

    Bow to the paper gods in a world that is paper thin
    The fools in town are ruling now
    Bleeding from paper cuts, money for head shots
    Fools leading. Who needs it?

    Hey you're gonna want it all the talking man declares
    Go running to be first in line, for what? Nobody cares
    The next thing you must have. Find peace with matching bag
    It's nothing to be glad about, or sad when you forget about it
    And while the race is on the rats will run the street
    The slaver in a sweatshop putting trainers on your feet
    And walking through the rain oblivious to pain
    To shelter from the blame without a reason to complain about it
    Don't complain about it. Don't complain about it
    Forget about it

    Bow to the paper gods in a world that is paper thin
    The fools in town are ruling now
    Bleeding from paper cuts, money for head shots,
    Fools leading. Who needs it?

    She's staring out in underwear from your computer screen
    It's all on sale for dirty cash, we can wash it clean
    So hang it out online, confess and you'll feel fine
    And if you got the time to spare we want to know which name you're wearing
    And when the final curtain finally comes down
    We'll all be in the party room no wiser as to how
    The total human race became a basket case
    It's nothing to lose face about, it's really not our place to doubt it

    Bow to the paper gods in a world that is paper thin
    The fools in town are ruling now
    Bleeding from paper cuts, money for head shots
    Fools leading. Who needs it?

    Paper walls falling down
    Paper house, paper town
    Paper gods falling down
    The paper world is falling down
    Repeat
    Falling down, falling down
    Repeat

    Bow to the paper gods in a world that is paper thin
    The fools in town are ruling now
    Bleeding from paper cuts, they go for the money shot
    Fools leading. Who needs them?
    All the paper gods in a sky of grey
    All the fools in town are ruling today... today

  • I'm not gonna sleep tonight
    'til the morning fills the sky
    No-one's getting left behind
    This is our time
    This is our time
    We gonna live this night, yeh
    Live it like it's our last night
    Coz nobody cares if there's
    No tomorrow

    I'm not thinkin' 'bout the future, THE FUTURE, it's somewhere out there
    We're all busy being human, HUMAN, we remember
    Hearts beating all around me, TOGETHER, now they're surrounding me
    This is how we get connected
    Running out the shadows into light

    We gonna live this night, yeh
    Live it like it's our last night
    Coz nobody cares if there's
    No tomorrow
    We gonna love this night, yeh
    Love it like it's our last night
    Stars up in the air, yeh
    It's our last night in the city

    I've been travelling around now, BIG WORLD WITH MY BROTHERS
    Always movin' to a new town, NO TIME TO PUT THE ROOTS DOWN
    We can't stop believing, CAN'T STOP, NOW WE BELIEVE IN YOU
    Coz when you're standing in the SPOTLIGHT
    The only thing that matters is tonight

    We gonna live this night, yeh
    Live it like it's our last night
    Coz nobody cares if there's
    No tomorrow
    We gonna love this night, yeh
    Love it like it's our last night
    Stars up in the air, yeh
    It's our last night in the city
    ... yeh
    Last night in the city
    Repeat

    I'm not gonna sleep tonight
    'til the morning fills the sky
    No-one's getting left behind
    This is our time
    This is our time
    We gonna live this night, yeh
    Live it like it's our last night
    Coz nobody cares if there's
    No tomorrow

    We gonna love this night, yeh
    Love it like it's our last night
    Stars up in the air, oh yeh
    It's our last night in the city
    ... yeh
    Last night in the city
    Repeat

  • You're thin ice - I should be on solid ground
    An oh so quiet vice - I can hear that cracking sound
    But I remain despite your deadly aim
    To drive another lad insane, when you won't speak my name

    You kill me with silence, that's your style girl you're letting me know
    This deafening silence the only reason that you're in control
    It's emotional violence, I can't breathe now but I can't let go
    You kill me with silence

    True to life things are hotting up in here
    If I had a knife you could cut the atmosphere
    Something else, I like this bed of nails
    That's what I tell myself - couldn't be much worse in Hell

    You kill me with silence that's your style girl you're letting me know
    This deafening silence the only reason that you're in control
    It's emotional violence I can't breathe now but I can't let go
    You kill me with silence
    You kill me with silence
    Kill me with silence

  • Stepping out, stepping out, stepping out and jumping off
    Pressure off, pressure off; pressure, pressure, pressure off

    The past is another country
    The present will never last
    The future it's still tomorrow
    Are we living too fast?
    Searchlight the crowd I fix on your face
    I know it well, but it's a dream I can't place
    Something is happening to me
    Maybe it's happening to you, you, you, you

    Everybody everywhere feel it in the air, oh yeh
    It's time to take the pressure off
    Everybody everywhere step out into the future
    It's time to take the pressure off
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now
    It's time to take the pressure off
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now
    It's time to take the pressure off

    Stepping, stepping, stepping
    It's time to take the pressure off

    We're swimming with the rat-race
    We're running against the tide
    And it's everybody's business
    When there's nowhere to hide
    Searchlight the crowd I'm fixed onto you
    There is a way out of this into the blue
    Something is happening to me
    Maybe it's happening to you, you, you, you

    Everybody everywhere feel it in the air, oh yeh
    It's time to take the pressure off
    Everybody everywhere step out into the future
    It's time to take the pressure off
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now
    It's time to take the pressure off
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now
    It's time to take the pressure off

    Stepping out, stepping out, stepping out and jumping off
    Pressure off, pressure off; pressure, pressure, pressure off

    I'm lost don't wanna be found
    I'm up not gonna be down be down
    Outside looking into myself
    Just me I couldn't be anyone else
    Is it bad when you're feeling this good?
    Are we all misunderstood?
    It's fine going out of my mind, going out of my mind, going out of my mind

    Everybody everywhere feel it in the air, oh yeh
    It's time to take the pressure off
    Everybody everywhere step out into the future
    It's time to take the pressure off
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now
    It's time to take the pressure off
    Oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh it's up to you now

    Step out into the future
    Jump off into the future

  • A little ray of comfort in the afternoon
    To brighten up the room
    To lighten up your mood
    The whole world is an ink spot on a plastic spoon
    You can fight it
    Or invite it
    Live beside it, laughing 'til you're crying

    Hold on to your time boy
    Don't be scared of what they'll say
    You'll pull it off fine girl
    If you got the face for today...yeh!
    Oh yeh, oh yeh...mmmm

    Around around the wall of death around you go
    What keeps you in the air
    Is having not a care
    Yeh
    And time flies like a dancing man on crystal glow
    You can fight it
    Or invite it
    Live beside it, laughing 'til you're crying

    Hold on to your time boy
    Don't be scared of what they'll say
    You'll pull it off fine girl
    You've got that thing which makes us smile, yeh!
    Hold on to your time boy
    Make up your own fat caché
    You'll pull it off fine girl
    If you got the face for today... yeh!
    Yeh
    When you got the face for today... yeh!
    Hold on to your time boy
    Don't be scared of what they'll say
    You'll pull it off fine girl
    You've got that thing which makes us smile, yeh!
    Hold on to your time boy
    Wake up on that speeding train
    You'll pull it off fine girl
    If you got the face for today... yeh!
    The face for today... yeh!
    The face for today... yeh!

  • Comin' over ya
    Danceophobia
    Comin' over ya

    You on the floor
    Whatcha gonna do?
    I'm in the system
    I'm trying to get to you
    We've both waited
    For so long
    Nothing can stop us
    C'mon this is our song
    Look around, forget the crowd
    Take my hand and sing it loud

    I know what it is comin' over ya
    You don't dance danceophobia
    I know what it is comin' over ya
    You don't dance, no no no. You don't dance

    You in the car
    Where ya going to?
    Turn up the volume
    Am I getting through to you?
    Open the window
    L'see what you got
    I'm in the speakers
    It's time we hit the
    Look around, forget the crowd
    Take my hand and sing it loud

    I know what it is comin' over ya
    You don't dance danceophobia
    I know what it is comin' over ya
    You don't dance, no no no. You don't dance
    Repeat

    Can you hear me? If you can hear me, let me know.
    I am your doctor.
    You may be experiencing feelings of confusion
    Don't be afraid. I've seen these symptoms before
    Ten, twenty new cases each week.
    We call this condition Danceophobia.
    I'm going to keep you in for observation. I may have to work on you throughout the night.
    We have to trust each other. And together, I think we can beat this thing before the music ends.

    I know what it is comin' over ya
    You don't dance danceophobia
    I know what it is comin' over ya
    You don't dance, no no no. You don't dance
    Repeat

  • Any other day and you might've gone walking by without a second look.
    Any other way, but I'm still mystified; I'm just trying to change my luck.
    Staring out the world and waiting for the one.
    But the world won't look away - the world does not explain.

    So what are the chances?
    We'll never know if we take it for granted.
    A diamond explodes - what are the chances?

    Playing with your life, or is it destiny which sets you on a path?
    Is it out of choice that you're here next to me, or just the aftermath of moments as they pass?

    So what are the chances?
    We'll never know if we take it for granted.
    A diamond explodes - what are the chances?
    We are lost in the flow and looking for answers, oh...

    Oh oh oh...
    Repeat
    So what are the chances?
    We'll never know if we take it for granted.
    A diamond explodes - what are the chances?
    We are lost in the flow and looking for answers, oh...

  • So half way drunk - you'd never fail
    With your big eye punk - fashion fingernails
    Something cooking when you play guitar
    Woah the state we're in! How did we get so far?

    Whatever happens we're OK - hey we're still alive
    To watch a Sunset Garage day head into the light
    Oh oh if it all goes wrong we're gonna make it on our own
    Up on this Sunset Garage day oh

    See how the town comes out like a bruise
    When the wheels go round we can do anything
    Nobody looking and they fixed my car
    Maybe later later could take it on from here

    Whatever happens we're OK - hey we're still alive
    To watch a Sunset Garage day head into the light
    Oh oh if it all goes wrong we're gonna make it on our own
    Oh oh if they bring us down we're gonna break out of this town
    Into our Sunset Garage day oh

    Yesterday looks so tame, so far away
    From this point of disarray
    Waiting for a sun burn into frame
    It's so fine up by the high water line
    Shifting with the paradigm
    Drifting as the drift would into flame

    Oh oh if it all goes wrong
    We're gonna make it on our own
    Oh oh if it all goes wrong
    We're gonna make it on our own
    It's a Sunset Garage day oh yeh
    It's a Sunset Garage day oh yeh
    It's a Sunset Garage day oh yeh hey yeh...

  • This is where it starts
    Standing on the roof up here
    Saying goodbye to darkness
    Now I can see the big idea
    Cities East and West
    You won't miss me when I'm gone
    The only thing that's left
    Is the feeling that I'm moving on

    So you walk the line
    But something inside you says no way
    Are we losing time?
    Coz I waited long enough

    I can change the skyline
    Out of range but in time
    Time to change the skyline
    Icy far horizons

    An empire in a day
    Built on hope and burnt by the sun
    But I'm happy to watch it fade
    When I can raise it up again

    You're opening my eyes
    Maybe it's not impossible
    And don't you think it's time?
    Coz I waited long enough

    I can change the skyline
    Out of range but in time
    Time to change the skyline
    Icy far horizons
    Repeat

  • By the look on your face you've been awake all night
    It started raining in the early light
    You're fooling the mirror but you don't fool me
    Adrift in your own sympathy

    Can't stand falling apart, don't stay too long in the dark
    Alone deep in the dark of your devotion
    Let go the love that he stole, let go y'got to let go
    To get back in control of your emotion

    You can make it through tomorrow
    Set free your butterfly girl
    And when you rise above the sorrow
    You'll be a butterfly girl

    Now you're drunk in the dream of your life as dirt
    It might last forever, and that really hurts
    And I still hope you're gonna realise
    There's only one kind of happy in that glass of wine

    Can't stand falling apart, don't stay too long in the dark
    Alone deep in the dark of your devotion
    Let go the love that he stole, let go y'got to let go
    To get back in control of your emotion

    You can make it through tomorrow
    Set free your butterfly girl
    And when you rise above the sorrow
    You'll be a butterfly girl

    That's you falling apart, for so long in the dark
    So long deep in the heart of your devotion
    Let go the love that he stole, let go y'got to let go
    To get back in control of your emotion

    You can make it through tomorrow
    Set free your butterfly girl
    And when you rise above the sorrow
    You'll be a butterfly girl
    You can fly, yeh, yeh
    Set free your butterfly girl
    You'll go high, yeh, yeh
    You'll be a butterfly girl
    Set free your butterfly girl
    Repeat

  • Only in dreams girl am I part of your world
    My heart it screams or so it seems
    Only in dreams

    Only in my - in my dreams - only in my dreams
    Repeat

    Only in dreams girl where my crime goes unheard
    What does it mean to fly the scene?
    Only in dreams girl

    There's a vampire in the limousine
    Sun's going down like a symphony
    She keeps a guard up while her nails are wet
    I don't want to wake up

    Only in dreams I'm in dopamine time
    It's in my genes, it get's extreme
    Only in dreams

    How did I dream you? You're the queen of steel dunes
    Look what you done - my colours run
    When ever you come too

    There's a vampire in the limousine
    Sun's going down like a symphony
    She keeps a guard up while her nails are wet
    I don't want to wake up

    Only in my - in my dreams - only in my dreams

    There's a vampire in the limousine
    Sun's going down like a symphony
    She keeps a guard up while her nails are wet
    I don't want to wake up

    On the rooftop we can feel the drop
    She bathes in the moon while the shadows watch
    I should be nervous but my eyes forget
    I don't want to wake up
    I'm not gonna wake up

    Only in my - in my dreams - only in my dreams
    Don't want to wake up
    ... dreams

  • It's beautiful the dying sun
    The end of everything and everyone
    So shall we make a plan my friend
    As if we had the chance to live it all again?

    I'll see you in some other lifetime
    On the other side of what we'll never know
    Together we have walked a fine line
    Now we go to face the universe alone

    In plain view the mistakes we made
    But is there anything you'd really want to change?
    To win and lose then win again
    To have it all then throw it all away

    I'll see you in some other lifetime
    On the other side of what we'll never know
    Together we have walked a fine line
    Now we go to face the universe alone

    How beautiful the closing down
    The fading out it spins and goes around
    With darkness at the heart of man
    And here we are back where it all began

    I'll see you in some other lifetime
    The universe alone
    The universe alone
    The universe alone

  • Look where we are
    We've travelled so far
    To gather here
    And so mark the year
    Across the fields
    The lights turn on
    And still they come
    To hear the drum
    The drum, the drum

    Friends we come here calling - can you hear the planet roaring?
    Now the stars are falling - we'll be singing to the morning

    This burning sky
    This burning man
    Will fire up the night
    We'll light up the land
    At liberty
    The world to see
    We carry on
    We are the song
    The song, the song

    Friends we come here calling - can you hear the planet roaring?
    Now the stars are falling - we'll be singing to the morning

    The things we do to be together
    Things we take to feel together
    Everything is coming up for you
    Everybody do what you wanna do

    It's the sound of celebration

  • Down here with the strays and the damaged all stood in a line
    This recovery so they tell me is one day at a time
    And you think you can help me maybe
    You can turn on your heels and save me
    But I don't want to be like the boys that you keep in tow
    Like your valentine stones, stones, stones
    Your valentine stones

    All roads lead from my resurrection to your sympathy
    An empty space which spoils your collection that was meant for me
    And you say you can help me maybe
    You can turn on your charms to save me
    But I don't want to be just a toy that you keep at home
    Like your valentine stones, stones, stones
    Your valentine stones

    Lost souls diamonds and gold
    Gone cold valentine stones
    Lost souls diamonds and gold
    Grown cold valentine stones

    And you think you can help me maybe
    You can turn on your heels and save me
    But I don't want to be like the boys that you keep in tow
    Like your valentine stones
    - souls diamonds and gold
    Gone cold valentine stones
    Lost souls diamonds and gold
    Grown cold valentine stones
    Oh, oh, oh diamonds and gold
    Oh, oh, oh valentine stones
    Repeat

  • Looking up from the polar sheet
    Out in the stars there's one I want to meet
    I am a signal somewhere in your bliss
    So do you hear, do you hear my wish?

    You coming down now ... from there?
    You coming round now ... to share?
    You got a thing that ... I care, I care about, I care about

    If you want to stay tonight
    Write your name across the sky
    Nothing I would rather like
    Than see you in the Northern lights

    Up on the roof I listen for the moan
    Of your soft footstep on the snow
    Now and then somebody else's glow
    As they tune in to watch the show

    You coming down now ... from there?
    You coming round now ... to share?
    You got a thing that ... I care, I care about, I care about

    If you want to stay tonight
    Write your name across the sky
    Nothing I would rather like
    Than see you in the Northern lights
    If you want to play the night
    We could take an evening flight
    Shine out from a higher height
    Then we'll be in the Northern lights
    Repeat

    Write your name across the sky
    Write your, write your name
    Write your name across the sky

  • As seen from a distance
    The death of a killer
    Repeat

  • A drop of blood
    On Evil Beach
    And soon the sharks
    Swim to the pool

    She makes a splash
    Red face on him
    In front of the
    Entire school

    Here are lives of misadventure
    Feel the same as you yourself
    Preacher sighs in four dimensions
    Give it all, that we got left

    We light a spark
    On Evil Beach
    And soon the sharks
    Swim to the pool

    She makes a splash
    Red face on him
    In front of the
    Entire school

    Here in lives of misadventure
    Feel the same as you yourself
    The preacher sighs in four dimensions
    Giving all, that he got left

  • Cinderella will you ride, will you ride with me?
    Out into a smoke filled night across The Bridge of Tears
    Where children with their eyes sewn shut lay begging on the stones
    And will we lead them from this dust? Yes, we will lead them home.

    All away, let it all away
    ’til there's nothing to carry and nothing to worry about
    Fall away, let it fall away
    'til you're light as a bird in the air

    Cinderella riding down on the ebbing tide
    Down to mend the broken cups and their foolish pride
    Solace to the angry mob succour to the weak
    Cinderella cupboard love their pain is what you seek

    All away, let it all away
    ’til there's nothing to carry and nothing to worry about
    Fall away, let it fall away
    'til you're light as a bird in the air
    All away, let it all away
    ’til there's nothing to carry and nothing to worry about
    Fall away, let it fall away
    'til we're light as the birds in the air

    Cinderella Queen of bells Cinderella ride
    Leave them with their fond farewells and their petty crimes
    Leave behind the blood-let clouds rise up on sparrow wings
    And you shall be our Queen of shrouds the Queen of helpless things

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