Paul Hogan

Paul Hogan

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Paul floats between indie rock, clanging waltzes and anthemic orchestral explosions. He juggles toy pianos, melodicas, autoharps, accordions, vocals and guitars. If you want to know what dreams of losing teeth sound like or watch a human conduct crickets, check him out.

Biography

Two years ago, Paul Hogan released a solo album called Frances, a real do-it-yourself endeavor. He camped out in a small studio for a few months with a trunk full of instruments - toy piano, kalimba, piano, guitar, accordion, Pakistani banjo and percussion - and hashed out his first full set of solo songs. These tunes are imbued with a variety of influences, from his Tennessean folk birthright to gamelan adventures in Indonesia, his degrees in classical composition to experimental electronic sound installations. But at the core of it all is the fact that Paul is one bear of a songwriter with an uncanny knack for melody and clever orchestrations.

Lyrics

Sale

Written By: Paul Hogan

Sale - © Paul Hogan 2004

Put me up for sale.
I don't wanna go to jail,
so you can have all that
you wanna have.

Take me out for tea.
I can't afford to sleep with you,
would be nearly the end of me.

This works much better for you.
This works much better for you.

My friend, take all you can.
My friend, fake what you can.
My friend, I am for sale.

Show me to the door.
I won't come around no more,
if I could do all that I wanna do.

Now that you’re asleep,
I make my toys go beep,
so you will give what
you don’t wanna give.

This works much better for you.
This works much better for you.

My friend, take all you can.
My friend, fake what you can.
My friend, I am for sale.

I know you ain’t got money,
so give me all your time.
And I need you to lie,
that you need me tonight,
‘cause I need you tonight.

I am for sale, my friend.
Take all you can, my friend.
Fake what you can, my friend.
I am for sale.
I am for sale.
I am for sale.

Discography

"Frances" LP (self-released, 2004)

Set List

All songs are 3-6 minutes long.

Station (guitar)
O Superman (guitar) - Laurie Anderson Cover
Bag of Teeth (autoharp)
Riverside (Pakistani banjo)
Velouria (guitar) - Pixies Cover
Gubbinal
Break Another Mirror
Bicycle (accordion)
It (accordion)
Porch (guitar)
Sale (guitar)