Papercut

by Carleton Stone

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1.
Papercut 02:18
Cars of people giving up, coffee in my paper cup Fighting for that morning rush, I've had enough Highway like a parking lot, see some dude I cut him off Impulse I'm too tired to stop, he yells - I flip him off I don't know if we're coming or going If I let go would anyone notice? All my dreams are liquidating, sell 'em for the price we paid Always taller glass of water, fuck California Complicated killer, no one ever calls your bluff When I look back on my life it feels just like a papercut I don't know if we're coming or going If I let go would anyone notice? I think I wanna get drunk, think I wanna get stoned Think I'll say something dumb so I can hang up the phone Think I'll buy a new car, just to drive in a ditch Rack up my credit card, pay it off when I'm rich Yeah as soon as you turn twenty-five they write you off Societal violence and yeah it's terminal Can't look in the mirror again yeah it's making me sick They're all out of dreams but they're still selling it I don't know if we're coming or going If I let go would anyone notice Talking to me like you hate me, fucking up the bed we made Wish I didn't bite my tongue, wish I never fell in love You tell me to get a life, I say this one's bad enough Every time I see you smile it looks just like a papercut
2.
Limousines 03:32
All my heroes died in classic cars Yeah the 27 club, tears on their guitars Got a couple of friends who didn’t make it that far So I got a tattoo on my arm Cut my teeth playing for a cover charge Couldn’t even cover the tab at the bar, and I’d Drive all night to sleep on some floor Try and get my foot in the door Now I’m lying in a hotel room, I think of you I feel lonely And that’s how it should be So if you see me walking down the street just Look right through me Cause that’s all I deserve On the other side, the grass is already green And that best night, you drank from your memory And that kiss goodbye, said that you’d never leave It’s a sad song in the backseat of a limousine Just say yes cause that’s what you do When you song for your supper there’s someone better than you, that wants to Try on your world and walk in your shoes but They don’t know what you lose So if you see me walking down the street Look right through me Cause that’s how she left me Have another glass of champagne I should’ve saved for your birthday But we’re doing alright On the other side, the grass is already green And that best night, you drank from your memory And that kiss goodbye, said that you’d never leave It’s a sad, sad song Oh maybe we’re alchemists turning years into gold Like ice cold coca-cola cleaning blood off the road And the more that it hurts, the more you believe In our sad songs, in the backseat of a limousine
3.
Monte Carlo 04:18
I wish I followed the smoke out the window Instead of chasing down freedom in my dad's Monte Carlo Spent my money as fast as I could go Didn't have to think about paying rent tomorrow Twenty bucks on the dash, and he'd hit the gas Said I can have it, if I can reach it Now it feels like a memory I borrowed Just chasing down freedom in my dad's Monte Carlo Sometimes that voice in my head sounds just like radio silence In the back of my mind you're always sitting there smiling I can't drive fast enough to forget about it Everything you've been looking for I hope you found it I wanna cry on a shoulder I know But I'm stuck in between these two lines I hit the road, guess it shows what I know Always leaving what I need behind Oh before my heart broke, Monte Carlo Wanted to be rich cause we were so broke Thought that we'd be famous, we were almost Tell me where the time goes, when the bars close Monte Carlo Red lights are crossroads when there's nobody to follow Pray for salvation, or you beg for survival In space or on stage we were dreaming about Apollo Dreams don't last forever, it's a bitter pill to swallow Twenty bucks on the dash, hit the gas I can have it if I can reach it Oh I got my heart broke, monte carlo Wanted to be rich cause we were so broke Thought that we'd be famous, we were almost Tell me where does time go, when the bars close I wanna cry on a shoulder I know But I'm stuck in between these two lines I hit the road, guess it shows what I know Always leaving what I need behind Oh before my heart broke, Monte Carlo Wanted to be rich cause we were so broke Thought that we'd be famous, we were almost Tell me where the time goes, when the bars close Monte Carlo
4.
Ice Age 03:29
Wish god would take our names Trap them in a frame together They’d always stay the same Even if they’re better off alone ‘Cause every time we fall Baby the sky falls with us And I wouldn’t want it any other way It’s written on the wall My whole world stops spinning, every minute that you’re wrapped inside my arms But I can’t make you stay So I’m praying for an ice age Wish I could take your hands Tell you everything will be better A couple centuries ahead Maybe we’d stay forever young Exactly as we are Pretend that every crack in the ceiling Is just another constellation in the stars Instead of moving on We could let this whole world stop spinning Every minute that you’re wrapped inside my arms But I can’t make you stay So I’m praying for an ice age We could start it with a word And watch the snow fall out the window Long enough that we forget how much it hurts And if we’re ever found Maybe they’ll start a new religion About two lovers that were frozen in the ground And one look in your eyes They’ll wanna bring us back to life Say love is easy When we had all the time it takes to get it right And maybe then you’d stay So I’m praying for an ice age
5.
If love means Never saying you’re sorry Well I guess I broke every rule When they told me There’s other fish in the water Must be swimming in a different pool If it’s yours Set it free If it comes back to you then it was Yours to keep Love clichés for fools They don’t make me feel, make me feel any better ‘Cause they might love and lose But they never lost, never lost you Seasons change They change for a reason Well I guess that you were changing too Then they told me Stop looking you’ll find it But I’m still looking for you Love clichés for fools They don’t make me feel, make me feel any better ‘Cause they might love and lose But they never lost, never lost you
6.
Big Ego 02:05
You don’t like the way I talk Yeah you’re always taking shots Used to hurt me quite a lot Then I had to make it stop I got a big ego, it gets me out of bed I got a big head yeah it kinda hurts my neck When I’m looking in the mirror, I turn my own head I got a big ego yeah it gets me out Gets me out of bed Do you want me to be weak ? Cause yours dreams are out of reach I don’t have to play the cop Cause I got you to turn me off I got a big ego, it gets me out of bed I got a big head yeah it kinda hurts my neck When I’m looking in the mirror, I turn my own head I got a big ego yeah it gets me out Gets me out of bed Yeah you don’t love me, yeah you don’t care Yeah you don’t love me, so what I don’t care I got a big ego
7.
Woke up checked Instagram America’s at war with Iran When the shit hits the fan I got a blunt on my nightstand And the devil’s in the white house Even got the kids pickin’ sides now And someone stole my coat from the bar on New Year’s Eve and it was cold I don’t need a house in the hills I don’t need somebody else to pay my bills, yeah I just wanna fall asleep without my pills, for real I don’t need balenciaga jeans I’m just getting tired of being scared of my dreams, yeah When I fall asleep without my pills, for real I don’t need a house in the hills An elephant was bathing in aveeno And a guy was shooting up down in Reno It’s always good versus evil And a K-Pop star got too skinny Someone got a face tattoo Maybe I should make an appointment So my mom can say I’m such a disappointment For fuckin’ up my chances of employment I don’t need a house in the hills I don’t need somebody else to pay my bills, yeah I just wanna fall asleep without my pills, for real I don’t need balenciaga jeans I’m just getting tired of being scared of my dreams, yeah When I fall asleep without my pills, for real I don’t need a house in the hills
8.
If my head was a closet It’d be a bone collectors dream If these walls could talk I hope they wouldn’t say a thing Had it all had it all to lose Outta breath I’ve sang the blues You’re so young you got no regrets Haven’t had that heart broke yet but Underneath your bed There’s the carpet of your room Yeah nothing’s happened yet Just some muddy Velcro shoes Yeah but underneath the floorboards There was a little bit of dirt The foundation of this town Is a poor man’s hard day’s work If I could offer some free advice Nothings free and don’t think twice The only monster that I ever met Handed me my first cigarette Had it all had it all to lose A lotta debt and a lotta booze You’re so young you got no regrets Haven’t seen ‘Titanic’ yet Underneath your bed There’s the carpet of your room Yeah nothing’s happened yet Just some muddy Velcro shoes Yeah but underneath the floorboards Your mother’s name’s carved in the wood The foundation of this house Is a poor man’s hard day’s work Yeah and underneath those floorboards Your mother’s name’s carved in the wood The foundation of this house Is a poor man’s, bad pay, back break Hard day’s work
9.
WTF 04:15
I guess it’s what we learned about in physics It must have been in classes I was skipping Every action has an opposite reaction And we were just two opposites attracting I wish I never gave that ultimatum Showed me all your cards and then you played them I know I kinda hate the way I acted But I still resent you for reacting We never really could see eye to eye So good for you was bound to be goodbye Why is it so easy? For you to be happy when you leave me Know I kinda wanna say I’m sorry, but It doesn’t feel right when you’re out of my life Why are you so okay? Kinda hoped that you would end up lonely Drinking on your own and then you’d call me up And I’d say WTF They say that if you love it set it free But if you kinda hate it then you leave I guess it’s just the way it’s gotta be So tell me if it’s all infatuation Then tell me why my stupid heart is breaking Chalking up our problems to some growing pains Side effects of exes, babe Why is it so easy? For you to be happy when you leave me Know I kinda wanna say I’m sorry, but It doesn’t feel right when you’re out of my life Why are you so okay? Kinda hoped that you would end up lonely Drinking on your own and then you’d call me up And I’d say WTF Why is it so easy? Yeah I wanna say I’m sorry It doesn’t feel right when you’re out of my life Why are you so okay? Kinda hoped that you would end up lonely Drinking on your own and then you’d call me up And I’d say WTF
10.
Cold Water 03:49
Took us so long to get to this From a first glance to a first kiss You were right, I’ll admit it was me It took so long to get to you Wasn’t anything that I was used to Didn’t know how easy it was gonna be It’s like jumping in Cold water Hold your breath, close your eyes Cold water The best things in life can scare ya sometimes If you really want it Realize it might take awhile jumping in Cold water It’s worth it girl I don’t believe in a master plan Old enough to understand it Some things slip right through your hands Maybe time always tells the truth And every road would have led to you I was scared till it happened Don’t feel like an accident Cold water Hold your breath, close your eyes Cold water The best things in life can scare ya sometimes If you really want it Realize it might take awhile jumping in Cold water It’s worth it girl Once you get in you never wanna get out again

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released September 9, 2022

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