Stains of Blue

Stains of Blue

 Overath, North Rhine-Westphalia, DEU
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Other Info

Cover band: 
No

Lyrics

Paper Skin

Written By: Laila Balke

Midnight in a crowded bar,
Really should have stayed at home with my guitar
And all the smiles and all the faces
They all look the same in this light
And I laugh where I’m supposed to laugh
But my mind is on your number in my phone.

Paperthin, paperskin
I tried to breathe you in like oxygen
But my paperskin was too paperthin
And so just like oxygen you caused my skin to rust

Held up on a late home-bound train
Two giga-bites of music and my eyes on the window pane
Families, Students and businessmen
Children running up and down the corridors
And all I can think is you’d have made a damn good dad
To the kids we used to say we’d have one day.

Paperthin, paperskin
I tried to breathe you in like oxygen
But my paperskin was too paperthin
And so just like oxygen you caused my skin to rust

Lazy Sunday mornings not a place in the world to be
A long warm bath with bubbles a good book and a cup of tea
But in every film and every book I read
Somewhere someone’s always just like you
Too many stories are just like ours in this world
Or is it just less lonely to feel that way?

Paperthin, paperskin
I tried to breathe you in like oxygen
But my paperskin was too paperthin
And so just like oxygen you caused my skin to rust