"Paper Walls" as written by William Ryan Key, Sean Michael Wellman-mackin, Longineu Warren Iii Parsons, Peter Michael Mosely and Ryan Michael Mendez....
(Let's burn a hole so we can climb out
Of these paper walls and this empty house
Don't listen too close; their words are like guns
With bullets that fly and kill what you've won)

Let's burn a hole so we can climb out
Of these paper walls and this empty house
Where the only thing that's real
Is visions we have of ten years ago
Of stars in the sky and us down below

With streets and East Coast lines
We kept this scene alive

Here I am, still holding on to this dream we had
Won't let go of it
Hear me now, you will never be alone

Don't listen too close; their words are like guns
With bullets that fly and kill what you've won
Some love to hate and some tell you lies
So let's make a toast and kiss them goodbye
We'll kiss them all goodbye

Here I am, still holding on to this dream we had
Won't let go of it
Hear me now, you will never be alone
Here I stand, won't turn back again
Won't leave you, I know how hard it's been
Hear me now, you will never be alone, yeah

Let's take what hurts and write it all down
On these paper walls and this empty house
And when our ink runs out, we'll burn into the ground

Here I am, still holding on to this dream we had
Won't let go of it
Hear me now, you will never be alone
Here I stand, won't turn back again
Won't leave you, I know how hard it's been
Hear me now, you will never be alone, yeah


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"Paper Walls" as written by Peter Michael Mosely Longineu Warren Iii Parsons

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    General CommentIt should be "Won't leave you" after "Won't turn back again", not "Won't let go".

    Great song.
    nstodon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYea I love this song, and you are right about the "Won't leave you" part
    Avalanche1on July 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentvaguley..
    About escaping from pain and dealing with it
    and how there is still hope for everything
    beckahYCon July 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the best on the new album... I've had it on repeat for an hour. To me it seems like they're talking about trying to fit in in LA and how people are always out to take down anyone who's a perceived threat to them. They're trying to stick to the reasons they formed a band in the first place... their music.
    Inimical Devotionon July 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttotally agree with Inimical Devotion, one of the best songs on the CD, cant stop listening to it.
    bre05666on July 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell the whole part:
    "let's take what hurts and write it all down
    on these paper walls in this empty house
    and when our ink runs out
    we'll burn it to the ground"..

    well "what hurts" could be anything from criticism to verbal abuse, depending on how the song would relate to you in particular. then when the ink runs out, that means that you've gotten all your problems out, and when you burn it to the ground, you're kinda getting rid of the memories.

    SYMBOLISM.
    i like. =]]]]]]
    dialtoneeeeon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentooh and by the way, what does everyone think of the choir part in the beginning?

    I really think it's great. it just goes to show you how much their sound has matured in just a year.
    dialtoneeeeon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Let's take what hurts
    and write it all down
    On these paper walls
    in this empty house
    And when our ink runs out
    we'll burn it to the ground"

    OMG AWESOMENESS!!!! sounds like someone desperately needs an escape from hurt/pain. "...in this empty house" makes it seem like it has to do with trouble at home. :P
    hplo2PWNZon July 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst couple times i didnt really like it that much cuz it seemed so diff tahn like fighting, but man this song is so awesome!

    On repeat now!
    YellowcardRockon July 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLet's burn a hole
    so we can climb out
    Of these paper walls
    and this empty house

    -This lyric is confirmed to mean that the band members have had rough times, symbolically saying there are walls between them. This album was written about the time before they found themselves again, where they burned the walls down and forgave and forgot.

    Where the only thing that's real
    is visions we have of ten years ago

    - My guess is Ryan's look upon the original Yellowcard, and they're Jacksonville life. Yellowcard was formed in 1997.

    Of stars in the sky and us down below
    With streets and these coast lines
    We kept this scene alive.

    - My guess is the fact that they broke from the pact, got famous, and encourged other bands to do the same.

    Takes a few listens to really get into this song, but this song has one of the most uplifting chorus I've ever heard.
    patriotsx81on August 22, 2007   Link

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