Papertrail

Papertrail

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
BandAlternativeRock

Biography

Papertrail were formed in the Perth winter of 2005 with long time collaborators Paul Petropulos and Jason Chin securing the rhythm section services of Paul Speering. Having fashioned their own distinct sound with a series of live performances and recording experiences, Papertrail are a band driven by a unique acoustic rock sound who perform their original and revealing songs with spirit and energy. Papertrail’s influences include: Coldplay, Something for Kate, Death Cab for Cutie, Blur, Oasis, Dave Matthews Band, Eskimo Joe, Crowded House, Counting Crows.

As frontman and guitarist, Paul Petropulos sings with emotion and soul, while creating the band’s unique acoustic tones. Jason Chin adds a magical touch on guitar, providing a melodic accent which elevates and colours each tune. Bassist Paul Speering provides a creative undertone that rides the melody with groove and intent, while drummer and recent addition Luis Burrows provides a unique and driving force on drums, completing the instantly recognisable pop/rock sound of Papertrail.

Papertrail have played at some of Perth’s best venues, including the Rosemount Hotel, Swan Basement and Mojo’s, along side the likes of Dave Mann Collective, One Horse Town, Superengine, Freya Hanly and Love You Not, just to name a few. Papertrail won the Audience Prize at the Cockburn Battle of the Bands 2005 and had the opportunity to perform at the 2005/06 Cockburn Community Concert series.

In March 2007, Papertrail released their debut EP "In My Veins" and several tracks have already received airplay around Perth.

Lyrics

Throw Me A Line

Written By: Papertrail

Welcome to the city
Where the children never play
Throw away your kitty
Cos it's raining every day

And now let me burn with you

Look into the water
See the city in the sun
You're slowing at the border
But you're crossing every one

And now let me fall with you
I wanna climb that wall with you
You know it's true

I was running now I've found my way
I'm born... freedom in my veins
You said the water's far too cold
But truth be told, you're falling in

So throw me a line, cos I'm drowning too
So throw me a line, cos I'm drowning too
So throw me a line, cos I'm drowning too
So throw me a line, I'm outta breath

You said that you were lusted
By the shadow in your eye
How can you be trusted
When you're swimming in the lie?

And now let me fall with you
I wanna climb that wall with you
You know it's true

I was running now I've found my way
I'm born... freedom in my veins
You said the water's far too cold
But truth be told, you're falling in

So throw me a line, cos I'm drowning too
So throw me a line, cos I'm drowning too
So throw me a line, cos I'm drowning too
So throw me a line, I'm outta breath

Sinking Ships

Written By: Papertrail

I've tried to tell you how i feel
But I'm not sure I know how
All the things I should reveal
Well it's time I told you now

Please don't wait
My mind's made up and it won't change
It could have been better or worse
But it's the same ...

Looks a lot like it was love
So what am I running from?
All the pieces at my feet
I've gotta pick them up

Please don't wait
My mind's made up and it won't change
It could have been better or worse
But it's the same ...


I can't be sure
These sinking ships I've come home for
Are ever gonna make it through
Or if I'm gonna drown here too
But I gotta try
To save these sinking ships while there's still time
This is what I gotta do
When all I really want is you
All I want is you


It's not for duty, it's not for love
it's not because there's more
Can't you see what it means to me
You know I've tried so hard

Please don't wait
My mind's made up and it won't change
It could have been better or worse
But it's the same ...


I can't be sure
These sinking ships I've come home for
Are ever gonna make it through
Or if I'm gonna drown here too
But I gotta try
To save these sinking ships while there's still time
This is what I gotta do
When all I really want is you
All I want is you

Who Woulda Known

Written By: Papertrail

I walk on water, I got
Fire in my wake, it’s just a
Step across the border, it’s just
Another man’s mistake

I’ve turned the corner, now I’m
Trying all it takes, it’s just a
Chance to start it over, it’s just
Another mark to make

But everything I do
All comes back to you

Who woulda know it could feel so good, just to see ya coming
I’m out all alone don’t know if I could, turn or keep on running
Conscience is blown on the fear it seems
But I still hear you dreaming, of dreaming, of dreaming

I’ve lost my virtue, now I’m
Living in disgrace, it’s just
Another eye to watch you, it’s just an
Unfamiliar face

But everything I do
All comes back to you


Who woulda know it could feel so good, just to see ya coming
I’m out all alone don’t know if I could, turn or keep on running
Conscience is blown on the fear it seems
But I still hear you dreaming, of dreaming, of dreaming


Sorry Eyes

Written By: Papertrail

Your words are timed
just to mislead
Dont' you even know who you are?
You're not me

I sit and stare
but the claws have come out
I'm left here watching the doubt
fly over my head
All I see

She looks fine on the outside,
but her inside is rotting away

Sorry eyes, i don't believe what I see
but I'm melting inside
Show that side, you've been hiding from me
while I'm melting inside
Lets start again
and walk out the same way we walked in


Thoughts fly fast
smothered in doubt
Have you even opened your eyes?
And looked out


So will it float
or sink in your ears
Either way now it appears,
I'm in over my head
No way out


She looks fine on the outside,
but her inside is rotting away


Sorry eyes, i don't believe what I see
but I'm melting inside
Show that side, you've been hiding from me
while I'm melting inside
Lets start again
and walk out the same way we walked in

I dont know who you are
but I'll still follow you home
Cos I've fallen too far
now I'll never let you go


Sorry eyes, i don't believe what I see
but I'm melting inside
Show that side, you've been hiding from me
while I'm melting inside
Lets start again
and walk out the same way we walked in


Discography

EP- In My Veins- 2007