"Paper Cuts" as written by and Peter Hobbs Jonthan Owen....
I bruise like a peach
I mumble when I speak
I'm in the gutter lookin' at the stars
I've always been in love with you

I look tough enough
But if you hold me up to the light
You can see my broken heart
I've always been in love with you

They're just paper cuts, I'll sellotape them up
And bandage them with cotton wool and glue
Paper cuts, I shouldn't beat myself up
Over little things the way I do

Nothing stays the same
I wish, I could remain the color
Of the cherry blossom tree
I've always been in love with you

I always used to leave
Before I went to sleep
But now I just pass out watching TV
I've always been in love with you

They're just paper cuts, I'll sellotape them up
And bandage them with cotton wool and glue
Paper cuts, I shouldn't beat myself up
Over little things the way I do

Just be careful when you shine
Because if you throw a light
On something magical
It disappears

Paper cuts, I'll sellotape them up
And bandage them with cotton wool and glue
They're just paper cuts, I shouldn't beat myself up
Over little things the way I do

I bruise like a peach
I mumble when I speak
I'm in the gutter lookin' at the stars
I've always been in love with



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"Paper Cuts" as written by Peter Hobbs Jonthan Owen

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    General CommentNo comments on this song yet. Best song on the album. I can't ever get it out of my head. Looking for the vinyl single too. Can't find it though. Damn the UK!
    Gnomicideon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYup, incredible song. The Pitchfork review also calls it the best on the album. I don't know, they're all so good. These lyrics are very wrong but I'm too lazy to fix them.
    rhymeswithorangeon March 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti thought it was
    i always used to eat before i went to bed..
    haha but nonetheless this is an amazing song..kindof self-explanatory
    Rllngstn72on April 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment***eat before i went to sleep
    Rllngstn72on April 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment****Lyrics and grammar fixed, please update:

    I bruise like a peach
    I mumble when I speak
    I'm in the gutter
    Lookin at the stars
    I've always been in love with you

    I look tough enough
    But if you hold me up to the moonlight
    You can see my broken heart
    I've always been in love with you

    They're just paper cuts
    I'll sellotape them up
    And bandage them with cotton wool and glue
    Paper cuts
    I shouldn't beat myself up
    Over little things the way i do

    Nothing stays the same
    I wish I could remain the color
    Of the cherry blossom tree
    I've always been in love with you

    I always used to eat before I went to sleep
    But now I just pass out watching TV
    I've always been in love with you

    They're just paper cuts
    I'll sellotape them up
    And bandage them
    With cotton wool and glue
    They're just paper cuts
    I shouldn't beat myself up
    Over little things the way i do

    Just be careful when you shine
    Because if you throw a light
    On something magical
    It disappears

    Paper cuts
    I'll sellotape them up
    And bandage them
    With cotton wool and glue
    They're just paper cuts
    I shouldn't beat myself up
    Over little things the way i do

    I bruise like a peach
    I mumble when I speak
    I'm in the gutter
    Lookin at my scars
    I've always been in love with
    thegaganon April 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlol. i'm sure it's "read" rather than "eat" or "leave".
    haripotterharion May 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat stuff! Just got the record from a friend. This song really sticks too you. Classic love tune.
    Roky_Eon June 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of the most beautiful songs i've ever heard.
    my friend burned me a CD with their track on it.

    i'm in love.
    ninaluvsallon October 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha. yeah, it's definitely "read." it doesn't even sound like anything else. and it makes more sense.
    charcoalsketchon February 23, 2007   Link

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