Paper Bird

by The one armed man

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1.
Halo 04:31
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
2.
Amnesia 04:04
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
Sweet Anger 03:01
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”
8.
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”
9.
Ecstasy 04:15
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
10.
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”

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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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