"Paper Aeroplane" as written by and Katie Tunstall....
Well this stone that I have swallowed
Isn't going down so well
And this road that I have followed
Is leading me to Hell

And you said it didn't matter
But I think you're a liar
Is this one of your talents
That stokes the very fire that burns you
Each time you try to live

And the earth will turn below you
The pressure is building
And something has to give
Oh something has to give

And when I build you a steeple
You say it's incomplete
'Cause you need the whole cathedral
To satisfy the need

And you're like a paper aeroplane
That never seems to land
Flying blind through anything
Straight into the hand that chokes you
Each time you try to live

And the earth will turn below you
The pressure is building
And something has to give
Oh something has to give

Well you're like a paper aeroplane
That never seems to land
Flying blind through anything
Straight into the hand

Well you're like a paper aeroplane
That never seems to land
Flying blind through anything
Straight into the hand that chokes you
Each time you try to live

And the earth will turn below you
The pressure is building
The pressure is building
The fire that burns you
Each time you try to live

And the earth will turn below you
The pressure is building
And something has to give
Something has to give
Something has to give
Something has to give
Something has to give
Give


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"Paper Aeroplane" as written by Kt Tunstall Katie Tunstall

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    General CommentI prefer the Red Light Stylus version of this song. It's faster and KT sounds much sweeter. Nevertheless the solo version is just as poignant.
    DrBoberton September 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think she's singing about a friend who suffers from a form of depression and sort of enjoys being there...
    lschehl18on May 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentProbably the most brooding and moving track off of Drastic. It's about watching someone who you can't please no matter what, and they're too stubborn to settle for anything so they fly blindly through whatever hurts them
    jethroaqualungon December 12, 2012   Link

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