Paper Bird

by The one armed man

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released February 26, 2016

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The one armed man Strasbourg, France

"Il n'a pas de nom, juste un surnom, The one armed man.
Le manchot. Manchot, mais as du manche, musicien mystérieux tout droit sorti d' un film de David Lynch.

Fils spirituel de Tom Waits, il a préféré son âme à la gloire facile. Ami, si The one armed man passe par chez toi, prépare le whisky et les amplis, et laisse faire la magie."

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Track Name: Halo
I woke up into the fire, cold and feeling mired
Iron running out of my veins
Breathing loud and sinking deeper
Almost loosing ground
Choked by the beats of my brain

There was blood upon my shoulder
Sulfur in the air, kind of darkness slowly filling the car
Where are you now you my lovers
You my little queens
All I saw were your faces in the sand

How is it we crashed into this halo?
Fallen from the skies like the rain
How is it you passed by just like arrows?
Gathering my thoughts in your plains

I got out of the coffin
Limping as a freak hoping there was someone to call
How are you now you my lovers
You my little queens
All I see are your faces in the sand

How is it we crashed into this halo?
Fallen from the skies like the rain
How is it you passed by just like arrows?
Gathering my thoughts in your plains

How is it you died like the sparrow?
Diving through the ground like the rain
How is it you passed by just like arrows?
Gathering my thoughts in your plains
Track Name: Amnesia
I can hardly see your face
Roaming in this empire of the past
I’m trying all I can to raise
But the beast is inside

I can’t clearly look at me
Wandering in these lands of dust
Begging for a beam of light
That would give the answers

You could take me out of here
You could try
You could kill the hounds of hell
With a single sign

All I was and all I needed
Passed away like frozen suns
I'm trapped into this silver haze
And I can't walk further

Who the hell has got the key?
Who the hell ‘s gonna come
To tell me how we disappeared
In the belly of the wolves

You could take me out of here
You could try
You could kill the hounds of hell
With a single sign

I can't find your gaze in the mirror
I can’t find
I don’t know myself
I don’t know
I don’t know my self
I don’t know
I don’t know myself
I don’t know
I don’t know my self
I don’t know
Track Name: Whispers in the Dark
Someone’s been around, someone took the time to close
All the doors
This place you’ve been before will never ever hear no more
Oh, Your voices
There are Whispers in the dark
And trees on the meadows
Covering your bones
White as an Owl

Someone’s been around, someone took the time to steal
All I knew
This empty moaning place won’t ever ever be the same
Without you

There are Whispers in the dark
And trees on the meadows
Covering your bones
Like the dove
You’ll be safe
In its arms
And surrounded
By its love

There are Whispers in the dark
And trees on the meadows
Covering your bones
Like the dove
You’ll be safe
In its arms
And surrounded
By its love
You’ll be stroked
By its branches
And surrounded
By its love

There’s hoar on the ground of this city
And I can’t prevent my world from getting lost
All the good things all the beauty
Have been swallowed by the lips of the ghost
And there’s a void where we used to reign
There’s a tall man digging up the pieces of my brain
And the half moon spreads her light
And the half moon keeps shining right over there
Track Name: The Paper Bird Killer
This rusty rail
Has got a story to tell
And if you walk downtown
You’ll dive inside the hells

Cause there’s a man in the city
They call the paper bird killer
Dressed in a long black suit
And all Covered in blood

He’ll get no help from the saints
And doesn’t need none
And right over your grave
He’ll leave a present

Some say that if you sink
Into his dark brown eyes
The last thing you hear
Is a howling vulture

He’ll get no help from the saints
And doesn’t need none
And right over your grave
He’ll leave a present

He’ll get no help from the saints
And doesn’t need none
Yes he knows how to make
Out of you paper birds
Track Name: In the Warm Sunlight
There are laughters outside
In the warm sunlight of the summer
I don’t know if it’s real
I don’t know but here I can feel
That you’re home

I don’t want to face the wizards
The fairies, the sirens
I don’t want to leave this soft breeze
That’s spinning on my skin

There is silence outside
In the cold wind of the winter
I don’t know if it’s true
I don’t know but here I can see
That you’re gone

I don’t want to face the wizards
The fairies, the sirens
I don’t want to leave this soft breeze
That’s spinning on my skin
I don’t want to shed a teardrop
No I don’t want to sing for my loss
I don’t want to leave this soft breeze
That’s spinning on my skin
Track Name: Entering the Room
We could have seen so many colours
We could have stridden so many roads
But keep on breathing
And keep on living behind this door

I sometimes hear you singing at night
I sometimes hear you laughing hard
But what if I enter?
What if I take you in my arms?
What if I enter?
Am I going to collapse into time?

We could have built a world together
We could have shared some silver smiles
But what they gave us
Was only smoke and mirrors
So watch me suffer
Please watch me turn the doorknob

I spell your name, make a step
Among the ponies, among those children pals
I slowly lay down on the bed
And staring at the braid I see them surround me
White birds
And black birds
Sure he was there
Track Name: Sweet Anger
Come down and freeze the sun stub out the stars
And set on fire all that you can

Be my love “Sweet anger”
All that I am “Sweet love”
Be my love “Sweet anger”
All that I am “Sweet love”

Tear all that sleeps in here even the hopes
Give us some shiny fears take your time

Be my love “Sweet anger”
All that I am “Sweet love”
Be my love “Sweet anger”
All that I am “Sweet love”

Be my love “Sweet anger”
All that I am “Sweet love”
Be my love “Sweet anger”
All that I am “Sweet love”
Track Name: Love is a Lonely Road
They call you dread my child
A killer without heart
But i’m a lonesome preacher tonight
And no one is around

So you can call me death and pray
Cause one arm is enough
To pull the trigger down my friend
And see your body fall

Everything’s so quiet outside
No trouble over the lake
But the grim reaper’s coming for you
And she’s whispering your name

So you can call me death and pray
Cause wherever you roam
I’ll pull the trigger down my friend
To see your body fall

You’d better run far from the sun, far from the stars, far from the skies
From wherever there’s light
You ‘d better hide in deep oceans, in deep water
Cause here I am and you’re about to burn
“Love is a lonely road”

You’ve been a kind of fever to me
An unexpected lane
I thought I had it coming
But now god’s whispering your name

Yeah you can call me death and pray
Cause wherever you roam
I’ll pull the trigger down my friend
To see your body fall

You’d better run far from the sun, far from the stars, far from the skies
From wherever there’s light
You ‘d better hide in deep oceans, in deep water
Cause here I am and you’re about to burn
“Love is a lonely road”

They call you dread my child
A killer without heart
But i’m a lonesome preacher tonight
And no one is around

“Love is a lonely road”
“Love is a lonely road”
“Love is a lonely road”
“Love is a lonely road”
Track Name: Ecstasy
I can’t change the way it happened
Can’t fight without a weapon
No need to cry cause today’s
Going to be a perfect day

I know exactly what I want
It’s time to go out and shout
It’s time to feel again the whole
Blood running in my veins

So sing it all around
Yeah I’m in town
Dragging all the things
That made me hit the ground

Spread around your bullshits
Spit on me
I’ve got a ticket
To ecstasy

I let the devils outside
I need to fill this hole
I need a drink and that bar
Yeah could be the perfect place

The room is dark and crappy
But I’m electrified
There’s some kind of flavor
I’ve always carried in my mind

So sing it all around
Yeah I’m in town
Dragging all the things
That made me hit the ground

Spread around your bullshits
Spit on me
I’ve got a ticket
To ecstasy

Here comes that girl from nowhere
She’s like a hurricane
She’s like my home sweet home
And all I can do is standing still

She looks so familiar
Sure she reminds me of her
She’s got that kind of thing
That can make all the story change

So sing it all around
Yeah I’m in town
Dragging all the things
That made me hit the ground

Spread around your bullshits
Spit on me
I’ve got a ticket
To ecstasy
Track Name: The Beginning and the End
I woke up into the fire
In the sweet morning light
Howling loud for my desire
To keep her forever in my arms

She said, “we could leave this city”
We could find another place
Where the stones are covered with moss
Where the girls have flowers in their hair

We’ve got nothing but the face in the ground
Nothing but the face in the ground

We got packed and greeted the past
We said “Holly take your toys”
We’re about to have a long ride
All along the fields of gold

We’ll let the sun be our guide
And the rain wash our souls
We will lay down on the grass
And let the moon be our mum

We’ve got nothing but the face in the ground
Nothing but the face in the ground

We were driving through the lands
In this sweet summer day
Holly said” please make me laugh”
And I had something in my hand
I fold some paper the bird was blue
And said “Holly that’s for you”