Poor City

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    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.

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lyrics

POOR CITY

We were children of circumstance,
We threw away our best chance.
A dull town in a quiet time,
Squandered away our only birthright.
No nice house with a paved drive,
Long commutes on the clotted mainline,
Sunsets on the vanishing line,
Unbroken view of the sky.

Here we are in the city,
But there’s no place where we’d rather be.
Living poor in the city,
But there’s no place where we’d rather be.
We are poor in the city
But there’s no place where we’d rather be
Living poor...

Been through a lot now you and I,
You trudged and I played my alibi.
Got high while you paid my bills,
I charmed them all and you stood so still.
We hide the worst and keep the best,
And hope the rats don’t get the rest,
We never call but that’s OK,
‘Cause we got nothing good to say.

Here we are in the city,
But there’s no place where we’d rather be.
Living poor in the city,
But there’s no place where we’d rather be.
We are poor in the city
But there’s no place where we’d rather be
Living poor...

I learned the streets ‘till my feet were swollen,
They spun my wheel ‘till my will was broken.
Come home with a twisted knife,
The sharp pain of a false life.
Now tell me honey they can’t be right,
Now tell me how they can’t be right.
Now I work for the bottom line and kick the shit to the curb.

Here we are …

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from Darker Lights, released October 8, 2013

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

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