Paperhawk

by Tape Hiss and Sparkle

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Paperhawk 00:19
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words of caution warnings sent from above aren't enough try to hide it try to spin it around but you can't you end up spinning end up circling the fountain of love waves implore you oceans, lake ontario with my hands i sewed this robe tired feet, i walked this road oh the oceans oh the lengths you'll have to sail up the cliff face, down the hills across the plains with my hands i sewed this robe tired feet, i walked this road knysna river rocks are rolled drink your fill the fountain of love
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if our luck holds out if these ropes don't snap we'll be fine i'm just like a paperhawk picked up and flung into the wind that will come think of the arms and wings of angel think of the wind its rushing burning your tears now oh come come with me fingers crossed come with me and if our luck holds out are your fingers crossed knuckles and bone and shake your arms like there is nothing left no blood to lose
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Hibiscus 04:29
smiling slow motion towards the gloom excitedly into the night swerving the sounds sparklers bright oh don't you worry about me cause i'm fine and i'm alive open the ballroom and fingers touch touch swerving in blissful serene hibiscus trees sleeping pink oh don't you worry about me cause i'm fine and i'm alive hear the river sing songs for you swaying heather and leaves sleeping pink hibiscus trees don't you worry about me cause i'm fine i turned this place around oh you know that i have
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Marina 03:44
is it something that we lost turn that pin into the joint again in this little room i've tossed all the stones to show our fates again to find something that we lost there's more than an ocean in between there's more than your drifting dream to dream outside the rain drips on the glass nostalgia's poison turning in again ever the patient one at last your words are clearly changing meaning here describing something that you lost there's more than an ocean in between just a door closed shut some veils between me and you there's more than your shifting dream to dream there's some thoughts that cut all your words they slice through there's more than intention you have to prove don't take this hard blame yourself take this hard blame yourself
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in the city's haze where the money's made i felt your pulse in every step i took forgot the smoke and hoots all the din outside and while our world is mad i thought of you all the times we'll have burn all the banks right down purses upside down throw it in the fire throw it in the fire my mouth belongs to you tonight i'm true my hands will clutch at yours tonight i'm true in the city's maze in the fried-out gaze of all passers-by i hope there's hope in them i hope they understand we can fix it here some on their mid-day lunch numb to their core no joy is found some they pitch a tent here we count our cents into the fire into the fire my mouth belongs to you tonight i'm true my hands will clutch at yours tonight i'm true don't worry now is not the time i'm with you in the city in the haze there in every step i took i thought back to you now in the madness in the streetlight don't worry 'cause now is not the time all we have is fire
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everyone will think so my humble merry son i have broken down in front of you and tore my cobwebs down but oh, it's so easily numbed i'll tell you why it took me a lifetime to become a step up step down a rise and fall within these holes a tired i but what i've got won't save the world today it never will defend her and what i've got wont' kill my enemies evelyn my friend oh your letters and wishes for me to succeed are cherished and written with the ink of dreams but oh, it's so easily numbed i'll tell you why it took me a lifetime to become a step up step down a rise and fall within these holes a tired
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take care of your hands they're the only ones you have take care of your eyes they'll watch your every breath 'cause i have fallen down into this sickly ease and i have fallen down here to please you don't furrow your brow there's no need to worry now 'cause i am sorrow and you're delight i am sorrow and you're delight i will follow and you will fight and i will follow and you will fight til the ends that break our knees til the darkness that we breed
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Open Flame 02:54
a whirlwind sent me to your house a wondrous wind of change a tired old man i thought i was but now i'm born again i'm down with you now open to change my heart isn't caged anymore i can't hide my flame a sparrow sang your name to me the most wondrous sound i've heard strong oak and vine please protect me and also protect her
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Automobile 04:28
no clean linen for your bed stacks of paper there instead you never listened to what i said all is wasted on this year all is wasted on this year you said you're meant to be a star little flowers in old jars on the backseat of your car are you running faster now are you running faster now and all the homes we left behind all the memories all the time you said i'm the person that i am because of you a buried voice on all the tapes i had kept from our old days a spirit keen as they can come but are we nothing to you now pipes and bottles clothes and rings empty boxes dirty things all the letters you won't send are you running faster now are you running faster now and all the homes we left behind all the memories all the time you said i'm the person that i am because of you no clean linen for your bed stacks of papers everywhere you never listened to a word i said start up your engines of despair
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Franschhoek 07:32
i climbed to the stars to find our way home in darkness headlight beams franschhoek the stallions groan our feet crunch on the stones we know the goodness comes i climb to the stars on a ladder made from leaves seek out whimsy and mystique the meanings of our dreams treading lightly on the earth taking great care to not disturb i know you're part of me i know you're part of me i'll take you to my stars then tear the heaven's delicate seams apart

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Paperhawk, released in 2012

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released January 31, 2015

Produced and edited by Nicolai Roos. Songs recorded, written and performed by Simon Tamblyn.

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Tape Hiss and Sparkle Cape Town, South Africa

Tape Hiss & Sparkle was started in 2009, by Simon Tamblyn. Currently TH&S is Mandisi Nkomo on drums and percussion with Tamblyn on vocals and guitar.

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