"Under a Paper Moon" as written by Alexander William Gaskarth and Michael Joseph Green....
Baby, don't yell
You're tearing a hole right through the walls
Of everything we used to know
I'm building a place, something amazing
Just for the sake of saving us
From under the sun
Two plastic hearts with nowhere to run
We're rolling the dice on whatever's left
'Cause God only knows that we could use the rest

Me and you, living under a paper moon
'Cause real life just isn't right
Let's fabricate
Me and you, living under a paper moon
This real life just isn't right
Let's get away
Let's fabricate

Baby, don't fret
At least we're alive with just enough breath
To truly despise the hills in the carpet
Knots in the ties that bind us
So tightly to our waking lives
I'll build up a house, I'll build up an army
Of cellophane soldiers, cheap origami
To take back a piece of whatever's left
Of that little box that beats in your chest

Me and you, living under a paper moon
'Cause real life just isn't right
Let's fabricate
Me and you, living under a paper moon
This real life just isn't right
Let's get away
Let's fabricate

I'm building a place
Something amazing just for the sake of saving us
And whatever's left of that little box
That beats in your chest

Me and you, living under a paper moon
'Cause real life just isn't right
Let's fabricate
Me and you, living under a paper moon
This real life just isn't right
Let's get away
This real life just isn't right
Let's fabricate


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"Under a Paper Moon" as written by Michael Joseph Green Alexander William Gaskarth

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    General CommentFavorite from Dirty Work, reminds me a little bit of Six Feet Under The Stars.

    I remember this quote from alex saying that six feet under the stars it's a place with no rules or limitations, where only two people can be at a time where no one can judge them and no one could try to break them apart, something like that. I think is the same concept for this song, he's trying to create that place, because I don't know, their relationship isn't right in the real world.

    "I'm building a place
    Something amazing just for the sake of saving us"

    I don't know, is just my take on it :) really love this band.

    Tefy122on June 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSeems like it's about a long term relationship that is falling apart or going through a rough patch. He wants her to stop fighting and forget the world around them and all of the conflict it is causing. Either that or he wants to ignore the fact that the relationship is falling apart, and he wants to just focus on the good parts of it, save it. He wants to pretend that everything bad is non-existant. He wants to win her over again and for her to put aside everything that is happening and see that he still wants to fight.



    Love this song, saw it live 3/26!
    callingxxyouon April 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentFavorite song off of Dirty Work for sure! Still thinking about the meaning.
    Daylenoon June 11, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti know this is on dirty work but didnt it come out on a different album first?
    hypersaraon June 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's a restaurant here in Baltimore called the Paper Moon Diner, which probably was an inspiration for this song!
    cdonegan778on April 19, 2015   Link

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