One by One (Brace Yourself)

from by Papermaps

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The only physical manifestation of our second full length LP (the Canadian retail version) this first run CD comes in a gatefold digipak sleeve designed by David Kleiser (the Walls are Blonde) complete with full liner notes and a 12-page booklet with studio photos and lyrics scanned directly from Dean's notebook The photos are by Andy and Betty (sadly, not credited in the the liner notes). Released by Sparks Music and manufactured/distributed in Canada by Universal Music Canada. We are offering just 30 copies through of this first print run here on Bandcamp.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Darker Lights via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 40 

      $10 USD or more 



The first Papermaps track not penned and sung by Dean Marino, this song is a Betty Dimo original arranged by Papermaps and produced by Dean.


With his strong, strong hands he tried to save us.
It took us one by one, by one, by one...

The moon fell from the sky in pieces.
The sun burned brighter than ever before.
With his strong, strong hands he tried to hold us.
It took us one by one, by one, by one...

Close your eyes, one by one
Brace yourself.

The stars fell deep into the ocean.
The rising sun burned our eyes blind.
Even though he tried to save us,
I long to run to you, to you, to you...

Hold my hand, run to you
We’ll melt, run to you
Into one, run to you
Brace yourself…


from Darker Lights, released October 8, 2013
Word and music by Betty Dimo. Arrangement by Papermaps.



all rights reserved


Papermaps Toronto, Ontario

Papermaps is Canadian indie rock/dreampop band lead by producer/songwriter Dean Marino with Betty Dimo, Andy Soto and Bobby Lee.

contact / help

Contact Papermaps

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code