"Papercut" as written by Lindy Robbins, Toby Gad and Jordin Sparks....
I'm okay, I'm okay
Don't keep asking me I might dissenagrate
What you want? I moved on.
Everything is going well at least that's what I tell myself
I wish I was the tinman so I wouldn't have a heart to break

I'm ok, I'll survive
I only think about you half of the time
All these tears are just drops in the ocean baby
You barely even cross my mind, no no
And it doesn't hurt that much
It was only a papercut
Its only a papercut, papercut yeah

I forget that its there
You keep calling and calling you don't care
How it burns
How it stings
Just 'cause you can't see it bleed
Doesn't mean it don't cut deep

I wish I was the tinman so I wouldn't have a heart to break
I'm okay, I'll survive
I only think about you half of the time
All these tears are just drops in the ocean baby
You barely even cross my mind, I'll be fine
No it doesn't hurt that much
It was only a papercut
Its only a papercut. papercut

The more I give, the less I get
Sometimes I wish that we never met
'cause I was fine till you broke through
But don't worry baby, I'll get over you
By tomorrow or the next day, or the next day, or the next day

I'm okay, I'll be fine
I only think about you half the time
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

I'm okay, I'll survive
I only think about you half of the time
All those tears were just drops in the ocean baby
You never even cross my mind
No No
Boy you wish it hurt that much
It was only a papercut
Its only a papercut, papercut yeah
Its only a papercut, papercut yeah

I'm okay, I'm okay


Lyrics submitted by dontwasteyoursong

"Papercut [*]" as written by Samuel Martin Julia Michaels

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    General Commenti think this song may be about how her guy found another person and it hurts her but shes saying its only a papercut so she can move on faster
    bmxgirl165on July 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favourites on the album, think its kos i can relate lol.
    CasanovaBabyon August 12, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI adore this!
    It's almost as if she's in denial about being heart broke or that she still loves him, but deep down she knows he does.

    She compares the heart break to a paper cut to make it seem like it isn't much pain & that it doesn't mean much. To me it's clearly obvious she knows she's crushed & that it hurts.

    I think she's just helping herself to move on faster:)

    A favourite off the new album!
    xx
    oxconversexoon October 13, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree mostly with oxconversexo, however I disagree with the interpretation of "papercut." I personally think the narrator uses the term because while it is a small, "insignificant" injury, it hurts like a bitch. It's been said that a papercut hurts more than anything else. So I think by calling this heartbreak a papercut, she's saying that it was a "small, insignificant" relationship or breakup or whatever, but it hurts more than she's willing to admit.

    Also, I love the line "I forget that it's there." Taken literally, one can forget they have a papercut, but they're always reminded sometime when it's hit or pulled apart or gets something in it. But I think she intends for this line to be almost sarcastic - or maybe just defensive. As if she's thinking, "You're always on my mind and I'm not okay, but there is no chance that I am going to let you see that."
    MyTwistingAlleywayon August 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Because in a way it helps with something I'm really hurt about. A few years back I had a friend who in essence ripped my heart out.
    It was pretty complicated but the lines:

    "You barely even cross my mind."
    I always ACT as if I just remember him as a classmate not as if I remember him as the person who caused me to become very easy to upset and just destroyed me.
    But it isn't true. Because even after everything he still WAS the very first person in my school to be my friend. So, it still hurts. This song expresses exactly what I feel just as opposed to love it's a friendship for me.
    TaliaBethon June 22, 2013   Link

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