I guess the time is not right
When you feel the final shot strike
When the water begins to rush inside

We slowly sink with no surprise
As we sink with a darkened sky
And we barely had time to set it right

The storm is wrecking our paper float
So we tell our favorite jokes
We crack a smile and then our hands let go

We crack a smile and then our hands let go

We drift alone on the souls of a tiny float
Arms together, we try to roam singing
Ohh ohh ohh ohh ohh

We crack a smile to let each other know
You know, I know

Up all night watching the paper sink
Will the captain put down his last drink
He'll crash the only ship with a ticket home

All passengers disappear
When the night fades and the clouds clear
I squint my eyes and only see you smile

I squint my eyes and only see you smile

We drift alone on the souls of a tiny float
Arms together, we try to roam singing
ohhh ohh ohh ohh ohh

We crack a smile to let each other know

We drift alone on the souls of a tiny float
Arms together, we try to roam singing
Ohhh ohh ohh ohh ohh

We crack a smile to let each other know
You know, I know


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Paper Float song meanings
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    General Commentthanks for these lyrics - finally got this CD in the mail and im going to try to put up lyrics for all the songs off of Small-Time Machine unless someone can point me in a better direction.

    Amazing song, amazing album. So glad I stumbled upon this dude.
    waynestaticx85on July 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBlockhead did an ace remix to thing song.
    Crusader74on August 28, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretation"As we sink with a darkened sky and we barely had time to set it right" is almost like that first line of "Affirmation" by Savage Garden. Letting the sun set upon an argument. I found that "final shot strike" to be a sort of break up, [doesn't have to be in a romantic way], but it's expected. "With no surprise", the relationship is paper strong, being wrecked by the "storm", careless decision like the captain drinking on his ship. However, they recognized that they can still "float", "crack a joke and smile", and still be with each other, happily, as "eyes squint" representing intimacy and caring as he [dies or goes to sleep]. The hands may be seperated, but the arms are still together.

    Did I make the mark?
    MykolEmeryon June 15, 2009   Link

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