"Paris" as written by and Patrick Wolf....
It was seven in the morning when the spark
Began to give. the bath was spilling over, my
Self pity spilling with it, so I, I fled the country
To start it all again and found myself in Paris in
The cemetery rain.

Dear Anne came to me and took me by the arm
Showed me old disasters embedded in the palm
Warned me of a lady with the sun behind her head.
With a a granite neck, a singer who can never sing
Again, but you, my love:

You must come, come to joy, turn your head to the sun
Its down to you, you can shine, you can shake all the
Sorrow from your palm, its down to you if you dare
To come to joy.

What was it I ran from, what burnt away inside?
Four hundred schoolboys and a lawyer at my side
Always running with these legs going nowhere
A ghost in the system, and angel on the stairs
But oh! this time

I shall turn, turn my head to the sun
They are marching out of me, one by one
Walking free. oh! they're going out of
Oh! I can feel it moving, this time I'm really moving.
Are you ready to come, come to joy well its really down to
You if you dare to enjoy, its down to you, hold the key
In your hands, it's all in the palm of your hands.


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"Paris" as written by Patrick Wolf

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    General CommentThis really did save my life, too.
    it came to me as such a reliable instant confident booster... Makes me feel I can face anything out of my own strength.
    Most of his songs do have that inspired quality, this one together with overture and even teignmouth, a positivity flowing beaneath monumental melancholy at times, in this case, purest energy... I have recommended this song to so many people, hoping it would light just a spark of the serenity in them that it did in me the first time about 3 years ago...
    And just now, as I listened to it again, it made sense to me, never mind how it was intended, but:

    i shall turn, turn my head to the sun..
    they are marching out of me.. one by one
    walking free. oh! theyre going out of....
    oh! i can feel it moving, this time i'm really moving.

    I never seemed to get that one, but now I think why not... I just said it, didn't I?
    "They" is me and all those inspired by this energy, we are walking out of him thanks to his music, his example, his inpiration passed on. He is moving and moving us. To walk free.
    Contagious, that. Spread it on, I will.

    Sorry if I've overshared;) Felt like it.
    paintmeinwateron May 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"it's all in the palm of your hands."
    when he performs, he throws his palm up while he sings this part. it's great, really.

    this is one of my favorite songs by him.
    <3.
    between colorson November 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh man you saw him perform live?
    I really hate you ;]
    SidViciouson January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmo fo! you saw him live! ay yi. i heard hes coming to the us in september.
    this song.!
    hey, hey wow!
    slinkstersarson April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya, i wonder where he is playing it at?!
    mulmoon April 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti saw him perform live too & its truly amazing.. definetly a favourite song of mine
    like_paper_cutson July 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love his voice when he says 'paris'.
    ahaha.

    this is [probably] my favorite song by him.
    but, that's a hard space to fill.

    ugh if he comes to california not only will i see him live, i'm going to stalk him.
    sleepwalkingdeadon August 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti stalked him at truckfest! for an hour and a half, only because i wanted to talk to him but was too scared after he'd played such an amazing set.
    its all about when he was 18 and spent most of the year in paris, i think that was the same year he changed his name
    iwasonceaboyon August 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow *jealous eyes* thats amazing : ) closest i got sigh was front row seats i just remmeber one point him staring at me for ages.. made me nervous hah. i like in this song where he sings "you must come, come to joy.." and i love the fact you can hear his breathing... thats creepy but yeah x
    like_paper_cutson September 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpatrick wolf, please come to florida.
    /stalk /stalk /stalk
    to|the|sunon October 13, 2005   Link

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