"1000 Paper Cranes" as written by and Joshua Allen Cain Jesse Mack Johnson....
I thought that you knew her
I thought that you cared
But what am I to do at four in the morning
With her back against us all

Running out of runarounds
Gently down the stream
How could you make me who I am
When I made you who you are

I thought that you knew her
I thought that you cared
But what am I to do at four in the morning
With her back against us all

Gently to the end with me, rowing at your side
Through Denver's cold and frozen eyes
I thought I saw, I thought I saw you standing there

I thought that you knew her
I thought that you cared
But what am I to do at four in the morning
With her back against us all

Unclouded end, clearly words work themselves back to me
"From the top of the bottom it's all the same, it's all the same"
She screamed, she screamed, "It's all the same"

I thought that you knew her
I thought that you cared
But what am I to do at four in the morning
With her back against us all



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"1000 Paper Cranes [*]" as written by Joshua Allen Cain Jesse Mack Johnson

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    General Commentgreat song about a person that got turned away from their friend or possibly girlfriend. maybe this person felt better than the person, like higher than them.
    DaPolitixon April 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhat a great song
    DarkApathyon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwheres all the comments? i just heard this on the atticus comp and its awesome
    BlahBl1nkM3on March 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh yea and the vocals are incredible
    BlahBl1nkM3on March 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti heard it on atticus too, great song
    oNeMore_LASTchanceon January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere's a Japanese legend that says if you fold 1000 paper cranes (senzaburu) the gods will grant you a wish.
    manorexicon July 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo Manorexic: Isn't the legend that it'll save your life? Or something =\
    Xx_RAiNEon August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song and wish it was released on something other than their Kids For America EP... but yes, 1000 Paper Cranes portrays to a story I believe in which a girl folds some cranes and is granted a wish and it went on to become a...myth... or legend... Check this link if you want more info...

    pacificfriend.ca/html/…
    whelp22on October 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell in Japan they believe that if you fold a thousand paper cranes you get a wish... good song!
    And182on December 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhere can you go to get this song? it looks really good
    sneef2010on December 31, 2006   Link

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