Die To Please

by Paper Dragons

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released February 2, 2013

On this recording:
Dan Bress: guitar
Kristin Gavigan: bass
Mike Riley: microphone
Darick Sater: drums

Currently:
Dan Bress: guitar
Mike Stearns: bass
Mike Riley: microphone
Darick Sater: drums

Recorded and mixed by Kevin Bernsten at Catastrophic Sound, June and July 2007.
Mastered by Chris Camden at Ultrasound Studios.
Layout and design by Mike Riley.
Band contact: paperxdragons@gmail.com
*At the time of this recording, Little Italy Pizza was indeed the best slice in town, however that was five years ago and things have changed. Pasta Mista now holds that title.
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Paper Dragons Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore punk rock.

Current and former members of Dead Mechanical, Deep Sleep, the Spark, Pulling Teeth, Bad Business, Jean Mills Society Torch, the Jons, Whiff...

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Track Name: Brain Drain
stick a tube into my ear and pump me full of bleach / sanitize and sterilize me, let me clear my head / sometimes i wanna rip out my brain just to kill this mess / oh man, how i wish i was numb, i don't want to feel a thing / drill a hole into my mind and let these thoughts spill out / i've had enough of this agonizing torture, i quit / i give up, i give up, i give up / i'm done this is such a chore / i don't want to feel this anymore
Track Name: Midnight Bike Rides
midnight bike rides and six-pack tours / the cokes are mine and the beer is yours / on a bench on federal hill / there's things i should say but never will / next stop is at the fort, so let's go / we'll nerd out on the wire, it’s your favorite show / they found sobatka floatin’ over there / you can fuck with omar but i wouldn't dare / i look at you and there's things i wanna say / but i keep my mouth shut for another day / when the time is right, but it isn't now / i wanna speak up but i don't know how / so we head to pat park and we have another / it starts to rain so we take cover / in the pagoda at the top of the hill / there's things i should say but never will / little italy pizza is the place to go* / all pizza sharks make that their home / best slice in town without a doubt / we fill up our bellies and then we're out / c'mon, let's go for a ride / on the deck by the falls i dare you to jump in / you're just drunk enough to take the swim / then we head to the lake for the last can of the night / there's things i should say but not tonight / midnight bike rides and six-pack tours / the cokes are mine and the beer is yours / the cokes are mine and the beer is yours / on six-pack tours
Track Name: Annihilate the Need
hey pretty girl, why are you talking to me looking like those girls i see on tv? / spending too much money on your clothes and i know that the rest just went up your nose / you don't like my clothes, you say they just ain't right, you'd like to see a better fit, tight tight tight / you say i'd look better with some longer hair, you obviously can't tell that i don't care / my jeans are old and my t-shirt stinks / too bad for you, i don't care what you think sorry if i seem condescending / this conversation's boring and i'm looking for an ending, why don't you go back and sit with your friends? / i just can't wait until this night ends
Track Name: The Beginning of the End
he's a serial killer, she's so heroin chic / but he can't stand the sight of blood, and she's so scared of the needle / he said, "i wanna take you out, so pick a movie and a diner, / we'll tell the stories of our scars and we'll get to know each other/ but i've got a secret to tell, it’s burning in my gut / you've gotta promise not to tell, do you promise? / would you like to know what it is i do for fun? / i take life for the thrill and i'm not the only one / i use a noble cause to justify it all / but i'm having bad dreams lately that i've never had before / i've lost my sanity, my grip on reality / i've lost my sanity, no reality / it seems my noble cause / ain't so righteous after all"
Track Name: Fool Me Twice
i'm such a mess, i'm a fucking wreck and i know my lies are thinly veiled / two black eyes, your place or mine? this situation's no good for me / don't say it if you don't mean it, loaded words, bated breath / hook me up and drag me along, hook line and sinker, i'm such a sucker / my mental health is fading fast, my head's infected with snakes and worms / a kiss to forgive is a kiss to forget, i'm starting over, here we go again / don't say it if you don't mean it, loaded words, bated breath / hook me up and drag me along, hook line and sinker, i'm such a sucker / don't say it if you don't mean it, loaded words, bated breath / hook me up and drag me along, hook line and sinker, i'm such a sucker / don't say, don't say, don't try to tell me that you understand / forgive, forget, been through this before, i'll work it out / it was so much easier when i had given up hope / and then you took it away, you fucking took it away / been through this before, but it's different this time and i hate to say it but things will never be the same
Track Name: Senseless Things
day in, day out, its all the same / i get up too early and i stay out too late / talk to the same people and i eat the same food / every day is the same with nothing new to do kill this boredom before it kills me / i go to work and its all the same / boring people doing boring things / every day, it never ends / my mind will break before it bends / kill this boredom before it kills me / it’s killing me, it’s killing me / i watch these bands and they're all the same / boring songs about mundane lives / tales of heartbreak and failed attempts / they never say anything relevant / this boredom's killing me
Track Name: Pictures of Drummers
i've been so distracted lately chasing ghosts that i know aren't there / it's so hard when you wanna believe so badly that it melts your mind / i keep on seeing things, things move in the corner of my eye / i know better, still i chase them down, fruitless efforts define these days / maybe it's time that i get a new hobby / no sense in chasing something that you'll never find / focus energies on something real / fuck these ghosts, why do i waste my time? / is this supposed to be fun sitting in this room all by myself? / well it's not / these houses aren't haunted like the guidebook says / just another scam that i've fallen for / i can't believe i'm sitting here again / when will i learn?
Track Name: Hold My Breath
i can recall a time when things weren't quite so fucked / when we would see each other out and it didn't matter much / before that new crowd came around with their money and their drugs / when music was all that mattered and bonds were built on trust / my band's got a show tonight and i hope to see you there / but i won't hold my breath / and i can't help but get bummed out on all this mess / all these things that i've been thinking i wanna get off my chest / cuz when i see you out now and you can barely say a word / it's hard for me to ignore all the bullshit that i've heard / my band's got a show tonight and i hope to see you there / but i won't hold my breath / cuz last time that i saw you things didn't look so good / you looked so close to death / hold my breath, hold my breath / i can't breathe, i can't breathe / i'm not against change but this just ain't right
Track Name: Inside My Head
inside my head you're all fucking dead / burn this place down, never see you again / i can't stand this place and i can't stand your face / inside my head / inside my head you're all fucking dead / burn this place down, never see you again / i think about it all the time / all the ways that you could die / you're in my every dream / all blown to smithereens / i can't wait until the day you die
Track Name: Die To Please
it’s hard not to feel like it’s all gone to waste / the effort, the blood, spit back in my face / why do i bother when no one cares anyway? / and why don't any of you have a damn thing to say? / sometimes things don't work out as planned / and sometimes plans will take different forks in their path / there's no easy answers when there's so much blame to lay just don't try to tell me that it’s all gonna be ok / cuz it’s not and we know it / i've never been here before and i don't know what to do / i'm at a loss for words, not feeling right tonight / there's no way to say this that makes everything ok / it’s a lose-lose situation, but i can't regret a thing / we're damned if we do and we're damned if we don't / why i even bother is a mystery to me / i try and i try to make everyone happy / but i forgot about me