Paper Tiger

Paper Tiger

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Inventive indie rock with pop, punk, and alternative tones.

Biography

Major influences include Pavement, The Beatles, Neutral Milk Hotel, Weezer, and Modest Mouse. Members of Paper Tiger all come from different musical backgounds and styles. Pulling musical inspiration from such outfits as Built to Spill, Minus the Bear,and Smashing Pumpkins, Paper Tiger has crafted a sound all their own. Real, true to form, and pretense-free, their rock core follows the path that great bands have forged before them. Thoughtful, intense lyrics and melodies take you on a musical tour of emotion while never veering from their roots.

Lyrics

Father Foley

Written By: Paper Tiger

bright dreams of cold revenge an angry son beats an angry father.
and how sharp memories come tearing out your eyes. throw the windows open and you'll
find your cross in the sky. you've got to drown your faith in holy water. sound your howl through the night. they'll make you cut your teeth on golden altars.

in the bleating flock you spy
a bright-eyed look from a lonely sister. and now your sermons stream like fingers through her hair.
to the top of the spire and you'll find your cross in the sky. you've got to burn your books in fire & brimstone. sound your howl through the night. don't let them grind your nose on marble headstones.

Rise at Eight

Written By: Paper Tiger

get it thru your head - rise at eight,
rise at eight. don't you realize they'll cut you loose if you're too late. standing on the nine feel the bumps from capp to haight. don't you want to close your eyes and drift away.

disaster on your desk - you're out of place, out of place. the monochrome glare it burns a frown
upon your face. smoking on the roof
and your heart begins to race.
thinking of the world you left so
far behind.

out on the ledge all in a terrifying moment, the voices they clash
and swirl in your head.
one foot on the brink of the mad leap you can't avoid anymore
anymore.

take some deep breaths - you'll be fine, you'll be fine. take a pill at three and another one at nine.
lying in bed, how you slip into the night. dreaming of your love who lives so far away.

Pet The Rabbit

Written By: Paper Tiger

pet the rabbit
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the wayward bus
a chain of daisy
leaven epic novels

you wiped your brow
you solved amazing riddles
how they've weighed on

you might be the only
one to stare upon the sun god
glaring down on you

you might burst within a pure thought
flaring like a sunspot
shot a hole through you

a grape of wrath
a tome of years
a book of endless changes

you crossed a line
right through the maze
and how the path now follows

you might be the only
one to stare upon the sun god
glaring down on you

you might burst within a pure thought
flaring like a sunspot
shot a hole through you

you found a shallow grave
to rest your weary wordplay
dotting the t's and crossing eyes

you found a soul to save
a storm to brave
and now you recount the loss
of human lies
of human lies

Discography

Bright Dreams of Cold Revenge EP
(official release 10/3/07)

Set List

Greta Garbo
8am
El Scorcho (Weezer)
Father Foley
Pet the Rabbit
The Song of Soloman Grundy
Flashing Signs
Rosa Parks Lane
Rise at eight
I Feel No Pain
Flowers For Algernon
Game of Pricks (Guided By Voices)
One Foot From the Sun
The Angry Mob's Coarse of Action