"Wrapping Paper" as written by and Jack/brown Bruce....
Wrapping paper in the gutter
Moving slowly as the wind on the sea,
(Faces calling, waves moving)
In your picture on a wall of a house of old times.
(Can you hear me) Can you hear me
(Can you hear me) Wandering sadly?

In the city, feeling pretty,
Down and out and making love to you on the shore,
(Ruined buildings, faces empty)
In the picture as I gaze ahead and don't see
(That they're calling) That they're calling.
(That they're calling) Wandering sadly.

Shattered windows, stairs to nowhere.
(Hear you calling) Hear you calling
(Hear you calling) As I wander sadly.

Wish I knew what you'd done to me;
Turned me on to things I never knew.
It's all broken, weeds are growing.
Wish I was going home to the house by the shore
(Where you loved me) Where you loved me,
(Where you loved me) Loved me so sadly.

Someday I'll get back, somehow I'll do it.
I'll arrive there and you'll be there to meet me.
(Walk together, tread the weeds down)
Kiss again in the picture on the wall
(Where I loved you) In the old house.
(Where I loved you) Loved you so well.


Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery

"Wrapping Paper" as written by Peter Constantine Brown Jack Bruce

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    General Commentcannot fucking get enough of this song, man!!! I LOOOVE IT!!!!!!
    T_D_Phoenixon December 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so awesome, I wonder why there's no comments o.O

    PinkFloydrulezon January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is really cool its kind of like barbershop quartet meets the baroque pop of the late '60s Beach Boys.

    I'm thinking the wrapping paper is kind of like the paper bag floating around in American Beauty, the way it blows around wildly by the direction of the wind. That's where he is at now that the constant in his life is gone.

    The picture that reminds him of old times is the fixed contrast to the wrapping paper, since it is staying in one place and always getting him nostalgic for the past while presently he is directionless.
    Shep420on July 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt seems like all I do is think how great things used to be, and I'm currently going nowhere fast... so this song, though not particularly "sad" sounding, hits home for me. I love it. So underappreciated.
    SuperSapienon September 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt seems like all I do is think how great things used to be, and I'm currently going nowhere fast... so this song, though not particularly "sad" sounding, hits home for me. I love it. So underappreciated.
    SuperSapienon September 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGinger Baker has said Wrapping Paper was the biggest pile of shit he'd ever heard. True.
    Flinchy17on March 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti can't stop hearing this song, its so amazing
    LucasMarqueson February 18, 2010   Link

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