Musings

by Paper Moses

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released November 4, 2013

Chad Timblin: acoustic, electric and bass guitars, keys, percussion, vocals

Artwork by Chad Timblin

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Paper Moses Cypress, California

Birthed in late 2012 as a moniker for Chad Timblin's solo musical creations.

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Track Name: College
(Your mind is a prison, if all you do is think)

I wish I had some sort of plan, I wish I had a healthy tan

I'll change everything

I'm gonna go to college, become a man
Maybe then I'll understand, how life works and what I've been doin' wrong
It begins to make much much more sense, with my buddy Sam there's no regrets
He's got a way, yeah he's got a way with words

I wish I was a better man, I wish I knew someone named Van

He'd change everything

I'm gonna go to college, become a man
Maybe then I'll understand, how life works and what I've been doin' wrong
It begins to make much much more sense, with my buddy Sam there's no regrets
He's got a way, yeah he's got a way with words

College is the place to be, college is the place for me

Waiting on the ground
Track Name: Tired Lies
It says in the paper, that we are from Mars
I betcha' don't believe me, cause you have your filter on
What it actually says is, not quite celestial
But equally believable, if you take off your thinking cap

I heard on the radio, that in 20 years from now
A humongous meteor, will come crash and kill us all
I've come to conclude that, some people stress about
Things they can't control, when Glee's not on the tube

I, am tired, of the lies

I hope you don't think that I, can never be convinced
that something is good and true, if i have all the evidence
sometimes words are not, quite enough for me to choose
how to live my life, actions are essential too

I, am tired, of the lies
Track Name: It'd Be Enough
Fading out, then fading in, I'm beginning to doubt, it'll ever begin
I have tried, though not hard enough, to obtain your love, it would be enough

I sometimes like, to open up, old photographs, to transport me from
Daily life, and all my worries, cause times begone, are worth remembering

Looking through, a memory, my heart is glad, my mind can see
I don't know why, the past seems so, different, when I'm alone

Cause no one wants to die alone, with an aching heart and thoughts unknown
You found comfort in the drone, of daily life and what you know

It's gonna get worse before it gets better, you'll be sad for a while and then you'll move on
It's gotta go down before it comes back up, it's gonna fade out before fading in
Track Name: Clear Dreams
I had a dream about you, in it your skin was see-through
You looked a little wrong, with all of your colors gone

I thought your blood was red, it came across as a shade of blue
The thoughts inside your head, are near-transparent too

Then I woke up, and looked outside
The sky was much too grey, it reflected my mind

Put on my shoes, and walked away
Got on the nearest bus to somewhere far away so I could get out of my mind

I had a dream about you, in it your skin was see-through
You looked a little wrong, with all of your colors gone
Track Name: Good Girls
All the good girls never have fun when they're around you
Bad guys steal all the fun as they surround you
My heart expands and contracts as you sit there
Smoking your death cigarette you didn't pay for

And boy, one day you'll understand
How your girl will help make you a man
And girl, without your helping hand
He'd never start the band

He sang sad songs about all his fears and insecurities
Knowing full well that they're from the devil
He spent his Saturday nights playing the corner bar
And finally signed onto an indie record label

And boy, one day you'll understand
How your girl will help make you a man
And girl, without your helping hand
He'd never start the band

Years later he died,and left a single note
To the one he loved, on the page he wrote:
"I'm sorry that I died, wish it was for you"
"All my life I've dreamed about the task of"
"Asking you to marry me, I've always loved you"
"I hope you find someone who treats you like an angel"

And boy, you finally understand
How your girl, helped you become a man
And girl, without your helping hand
He'd never start the band
Track Name: My Personal Muse
Words will fade away, though sometimes things that you say, will haunt you like a recurring bad dream
But I don't worry about, how everything will work out, when I receive your proclamations of glee

I can't go on very long, without you in my life

You may be wonderin' now, just who I'm talking about, he's my friend, he's my personal muse
Life swells, continues to change, and if I die of old age, I hope we're friends until the very last breath

I can't go on very long, without you in my life (without shoes in my life)
Track Name: Ghost Boy
We were driving along, on the 405, just talking about, some things that I
Had been thinking about, since the 4th of July, and then we turned, and turned our minds

To dwell on the fact, that people are strange, society's dead, but we have our faith
They deserve a chance, before we walk away, cause how will we know, if they don't feel a thing

You're a ghost boy

We arrived at the place, we were headed before, with more in our heads, then we were wishing for
And soon we forgot, the things we discussed, and walked right in, and heard the band play

You're a ghost boy
Track Name: Don't Know You
I don't know you, anymore

The song I'm singing now, I'll never share it with you
The words I'm singing now, I hope they don't come true

I don't know you, anymore

The songs I'm singing now, I'll never share it with you
I wish I could go back, to times that are through

I don't know you, anymore
Track Name: Brand New Box
Why do I, seem so scared, of everyone, and everywhere?
Things are not, as they seem, cause everyone, is sorta mean

Opening, a brand new box, with nothing but my hands
I find inside, a picture of you, it turned into, my favorite view

How can I make sense of everything? (everything is madness)
When all my friends and foes are benign (they're so benign)
I wanna be renewed, I wanna live my life
Maybe first I should learn, how to rhyme

These feelings are, apt to change, I don't care, I feel no pain
So happy, to be alive, at least right now, right at this time
Track Name: Mockingbird
Another day to improve my English, cause I can hardly talk to you
When I'm with you my thoughts speed up, faster than the speed of sound
You're uncommon, you're one in a billion, I am very fond of you
Not just because you are pretty, you have personality

It was a new, near tangible thought, halfway through, my head and my heart
It was a new, near tangible thought, what to do, fore I fall apart

Final thoughts as a mockingbird, I think I'd rather be myself
That's my only chance to know you, cause false personas push away
I tend to act on impulse sometimes, blame it on the thought police
A mind is sort of like a forest, it needs to be explored and tamed

It was a new, near tangible thought, halfway through, my head and my heart
It was a new, near tangible thought, I saw you, in the parking lot

Another day to chase my dreams of you
I can hardly turn my mind from you
I could be more self-sufficient too
Not that I have tried or wanted to

(Is pondering worth the effort, if thoughts don't change a thing?
Maybe one should try some doing, before the lazy dreams seep in)