Paper Thin EP

by The Smooth Maria

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released October 5, 2010

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Ben Gallina - bass
Matt Kanelos - vocals, ac guitar, keys
Conor Meehan - drums
Kyle Sanna - el guitar, backing vocals

Produced by Stan Business

cover design by Richard McGraw

Tracks 1 - 3 by Matt Kanelos
(c)(p) 2009 Earthling Hello Music (BMI)

Track 4 by Leonard Cohen & Phil Spector
(c) Stranger Music, Inc / Back To Mono Music, Inc (BMI)

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Track Name: River Song
A foghorn blows
And the kitchen light flickers
It’s like a disease
We pray on our knees

The silver coins
Are ringing in her pockets
When I found you
They were all around you

The river’s dark
There’s a castle at the bottom
The boat is sinking
And I’ve been thinking

That she’s the one
That keeps us in the shadows
Under the gallows
In the shadows
Track Name: Elephant Song
At the window
Where the weeds grow
One more word for you to hear

Our father’s strip mall
Our mother’s bird call
One more carnival this year

By the river
An Indian giver
One more day and no more fear

Another midnight
Fluorescent midnight

One more day and we’ll be free
One more elephant to see
One more day and we’ll be free

Another feeling
Cathedral ceiling
One more miracle today

With our handcuffs
And with our true loves
One more soul to give away

Another midnight
Fluorescent midnight

One more day and we’ll be free
One more elephant to see
One more day and we’ll be free
Track Name: Abandoned Town
The solar wind falls
And the night turns cherry red
And off the brick wall
Reflecting all the things we said

The silver spaceships
They hold your head in the cradle dawn
The silver rake slips
On the rocks in a desert song

And with the boat man
And in the road when the rain comes down
And where the bride stands
Another ghost in an abandoned town

And with the power lines
And with the dust and the evening sky
And with the mountain lion
It’s in the desert where the seagulls fly

And on the front line
There’s a woman and a child
And for the first time
They light a fire and they’re running wild

And when the dog runs
And when the oceans all turn black
And with the red sun
And we won’t find our way back
We won’t go back

The sky’s a blindfold
The child sleeps, I can hear the sound
And when the earth’s cold
And I’m the last one on the ground
I’ll find god
Track Name: Paper Thin Hotel
The walls of this hotel are paper-thin
Last night I heard you making love to him
The struggle mouth to mouth and limb to limb
The grunt of unity when he came in

I stood there with my ear against the wall
I was not seized by jealousy at all
In fact a burden lifted from my soul
I heard that love was out of my control
A heavy burden lifted from my soul
I learned that love was out of my control

I listened to your kisses at the door
I never heard the world so clear before
You ran your bath and you began to sing
I felt so good I couldn't feel a thing

I stood there with my ear against the wall
I was not seized by jealousy at all
In fact a burden lifted from my soul
I heard that love was out of my control
A heavy burden lifted from my soul
I learned that love was out of my control

And I can't wait to tell you to your face
And I can't wait for you to take my place
You are the naked angel in my heart
You are the woman with her legs apart
It's written on the walls of this hotel
You go to heaven once you've been to hell

A heavy burden lifted from my soul
I heard that love was out of my control