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here's another new one called paper doll.

ooh, ain't it somethin'

two ride in, slumberin'

heaven's true face, honest

face to you

let this sun shine in

it wakes in the aches of jackals

let it come

let it come

and it's all in time

these lives, though ours, not germane

let the souls sing of their design

it's all in time

it's all in time

ah ah ah

it's all in time

it's all in time

it's all in time

paper doll

paper doll, all in time

paper doll it's all in time

ooh

oh, how the brittle spurn the brave

burning faces from names

hands turning blades

tepid dance of the skyline

another go-round, another go

how the brittle spurn the brave

how many turns around this globe

how many more turns around this globe

how many more turns around this globe

how many more

paper doll, it's all in time, all in time

paper doll, it's all in time, all in time

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i'd almost forgotten your name

i went on a trip to see the old west

i thought i'd forgotten your name

horses and pistols like in olden times

i thought i'd forgotten your name

they led me away like a cowboy in shame

but without you it just wasn't the same

you still fuck with me

light years of summers away

and i'd almost forgotten your name

i'd almost forgotten your name

i'd almost forgotten your name

i'd almost forgotten your name

still you haunt my days

like a cancer in my spine

and i'd almost forgotten your name

i've held vigils for you

with empty bottles in empty rooms

like i thought i'd forgotten your name

i take imaginary photos

for a fragmented picture book

and in the shoebox where they are saved

are all the wonderful things

i'd do for myself

when i'd finally forgotten your name

i'd almost forgotten your name

i'd almost forgotten your name

i'd almost forgotten your name

the hope of everyone

pushed down and inside out

carved into pretty shapes

painted with fairy tales

sprinkled with angel dust

sent out in paper graves

i'd almost forgotten your name

i'd almost forgotten your name

i'd almost forgotten your name

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this is amazing, truely. do you publish your work? you at least should copyright it. these songs are just, really really great, you should be proud. do you mind me asking your age? and if your work has gotten better over the years? im always discouraged that my work sounds sound so juvinile, and people say "ah with time your writing will get better like wine" but...i think that it takes something special that some people have and others dont.

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thanks a lot, both of you Smiler... first off im 26.. yeah im pretty old... i quit music and writing altogether for about 2 years til last fall, and i started writing again.

id say im happier with the quality of my writing as time goes on, not that i become more complacent, but looking back to when i started when i was 13 i like my writing more as time goes on... buut that doesnt mean i like everything i write... just overall it seems like im gradually getting closer to that place where i want to be as a lyricist

on the flip side of that, as i get older its harder to get inspired, you know.. when youre a teenager theres so much going on inside you both emotionally and physically (i mean hormonally, ha) that there's just so much inspiration around you and inside you... i dunno im really rambling.. this is just my experience it could be totally different for someone else.. so i write less often now than i used to, i less frequently am motivated, inspired, and genuinely excited about the actual act of writing than when i was 16 or 17

if i were to give advice, not that im really in a position to do so, i would say i think the key is to just stay critical of your own work, to see where you can improve, but not to get down on yourself and be hopeless about it... and also at the same time to appreciate the positive in your work and also to occasionally reflect on the progress youve made

no ive never been published ive just done recordings on my own, never had a record deal or had any lyrics or poems published... im working on some demos right now and theyre sort of starting to take shape as an album, im just trying to let it happen instead of do what i used to do which is have like a grand vision of what i wanted before i even finished writing all the songs... and it never worked out... but yeah, all the songs now are basically about relationships of one sort or another, so theres a common thread, and musically they sort of piece together though theres a lot of dynamic going on... sometimes i actually think of what regina said in that interview, something like "its boring to have all the songs on an album be about the same thing" or sound the same or something.. i think i might be guilty of that.. because all my songs seem to end up being about broken relationships... sorry reg Frowner

seriously though, the link in my sig is to my new demos i was talking about, if anyone wants to check them out.... ok im definitely spent on this rambling post but i want to say this was not all a big scheme to plug my myspace page, ok thanks... haha

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