Galápagos

by Paper Holland

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    Limited edition 12" Galápagos vinyl. Translucent green vinyl.
    Artwork by Graham Hunt & Mike Krol
    Recorded and mixed by Josh Evert at Silver City Studios
    Mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering
    Pressed by Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland, OH

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    Artwork by Graham Hunt and Andy Kosanke

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Galápagos is an album made for summer evenings, conjuring up images of moonscapes, night swimming and a place far removed from the city that birthed it. It’s an invitation to take escape, even just temporarily, into a world crafted specifically for its listener. At its heart, though, Galápagos is a tropical pop escape, filled with hooks and layers that will reveal themselves to anyone who chooses to listen. Galápagos awaits; the question is, do you want to go?

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released June 1, 2018

Recorded and Mixed by Josh Evert at Silver City Studios
Mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering
All songs written and performed by Paper Holland
Additional noise contributed by...
Josh Evert:
- Vocals on Back to the Sea
- Additional instrumentation/production on each song
Mark Waldoch:
- Vocals on You're Not There
- Additional instrumentation (OP-1) on Sea [Sic] and Think
Album artwork:
Jason Kopp - Photography
Mike Krol - Text

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Paper Holland Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Drawing from the pop sensibility of acts like Death Cab For Cutie, the sparkling guitars of The Cure and the mild experimentalism of Tame Impala, Paper Holland create rhythmic and driving music with elegant horn arrangements, memorable hooks and skillful musicianship. ... more

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Track Name: Arrival
Do you wanna go?
Track Name: Sea [Sic]
On our carbon dates,
We spun our fossil records.
Now, it's way too late,
The sun's beneath our shoulder blades

Waves...
To pull you down
To pull you in
To pull under
Underneath the
Waves...
To pull you down
To pull you in
To pull under
Underneath the waves

I looked
But I could not
Find your rhythms
So, I stuck to rivers
And lakes that were familiar

Waves...
To pull you down
To pull you in
To pull under
Underneath the
Waves...
To pull you down
To pull you in
To pull under
Underneath the waves

Sea
Sick
Of
You

Waves...
To pull you down
To pull you in
To pull under
Underneath the
Waves...
To pull you down
To pull you in
To pull under
Underneath the waves
Track Name: Think
Tar-stained teeth
That chatter beneath
The red red wine
We crack the spine
Of a blue sky
What a time to be,
to be a...

Red lips stain
The window pane
The clock is ticking
And I'm on the wrong train
What a time to be,
to be a...

All I know is
This is what I want
I don't mean to think
To think this
All I know is
This is what I want
I don't mean to think
To think this (much)

Wine stained lips
I'm starting to slip
And I don't even know
If I ever had a grip
Maybe I just need one more
Red lips stained
The window pane
The clock is ticking
And I'm on the wrong train
What a time to be,
to be a...

All I know is
This is what I want
I don't mean to think
To think this
All I know is
This is what I want
I don't mean to think
To think this (much)

Oh

All I know is
This is what I want
I don't mean to think
To think this
All I know is
This is what I want
I don't mean to think
To think this (much)

Oh
Track Name: Milpool
Don't fret
You can just forget
It's a standard procedure
No, you won't remember a thing
What we do is take the film reel
Cut out all the scenes, all the memories
All those pesky things that haunt your dreams
Then you wake up in the morning and it's over

I just called to say
That you're off my mind
You're off my mind now
And it can't be changed
Another year older
Another year colder
And I can't wait for time
To change my mind

Don't stress
It's a simple mess
It's nothing we've never seen
No, it'll all be routine
You'll be like strangers in the night
Not even a pang
A phone that never rang
Not a single trace of what was there
Just a carefree, blissful feeling
Filled with nothing

I just called to say
That you're off my mind
You're off my mind now
And it can't be changed
Excuse me, operator (whoa)
Is it too late to change my mind
It can't be changed
Track Name: Million Eyes
Reanimate
It's getting late
Starting to feel
Glass on your heel
Stars and the scene
Our time machine
Nowhere to go
Let's take it slow

Give us just one more night
(We can hold off the light)
Time is on our side
(Nothing can stop us now)

Saturday night
Everything's right
Lights and the sweat
There's no regret
One million eyes
Telling their lies
Standing on stardust
Inhaling our lust

Give us just one more night
(We can hold off the light)
Time is on our side
(Nothing can stop us now)

We can go on just pretending
That this dance is never ending
Don't say goodbye
Tonight

We can't go on just pretending
(Give us)
This last dance is never ending
(Just one more night)
Track Name: Don't Go Now
Back against the wall
When you know that I would say anything
Right before the fall
When you know that I would play any game

I would play any game...

Please...
Don't go now

Oh
Nothing
There's nothing

Right before the fall
When you know that I would play any game
Back against the wall
When you know that I would say anything

I would say anything...

Please...
Don't go now

Oh
Nothing
There's nothing
(There's nothing)

Oh
There's nothing
There's nothing
There's nothing
There's nothing

Please...
Don't go now

Oh
Nothing
There's nothing
Track Name: Darwinian Age
There's a national inquiry,
On your color TV,
Living in the thirty mile zone,
Everyday with Long Island Lo.

It's the Darwinian Age,
It's the hottest thing,
It's all the rage,
If you wanna make it out alive,
You better learn quick how to survive,
In the Darwinian Age,
Everyone is on their own front page,
Everyone's your friend,
But nobody cares,
They're all much too busy donning their airs.

The glove doesn't fit,
The dress is stained,
Hidden in the dark of the cinema,
Before you get detained.

It's the Darwinian Age,
It's the hottest thing,
It's all the rage,
If you wanna make it out alive,
You better learn quick how to survive,
In the Darwinian Age,
Everyone is on their own front page,
Everyone's your friend,
But nobody cares,
They're all much too busy donning their airs.

Hard Copy,
JonBenét,
Menendez Brothers,
Orenthal James,
Paul Reubens,
Lady Di,
A Current Affair,
Dodi Fayed.

It's the Darwinian Age,
It's the hottest thing,
It's all the rage,
If you wanna make it out alive,
You better learn quick how to survive,
In the Darwinian Age,
(If we ever get out of here),
Everyone is on their own front page,
(Thought of giving it all away),
Everyone's your friend,
But nobody cares,
They're all much too busy donning their airs.
(All I need is a pint, a pint today).
Track Name: You're Not There
I wish I could meet you,
Again for the very first time,
I wish I could meet you,
Again in your mind,
Like it was in the beginning,
The way it was at first,
When everything was still spinning,
It was so well rehearsed.

But you’re not there,
And I won’t be gone.

I wish we could watch the reruns,
Again for the very first time,
I wish we could watch the reruns,
But we can’t rewind,
Like it was in the beginning,
The way it was at first,
When everything wasn’t spinning,
It wasn’t so rehearsed.

But you’re not there,
And I won’t be gone,
You’re not there,
And I won’t be gone.

And you know that we can go back,
But it’s not the same,
And you know that we can’t go back,
It’s a wicked game,
And you know that we can go back,
But it’s not the same,
And you know that we can’t go back,
It’s a wicked game.

You’re not there,
And I won’t be gone.
Track Name: Slouches
Watching the waves crest and crash
While the sun retreats fast
Watching the sky dim and flash
While the light reaches past

Ooooooooo

Dormant on porches surrounding the fortress
Soaking up sun when there wasn't a reason to run

I don't mind
Wasting our time
We've got so much
We'll be just fine

Sitting on couches
Perfecting our slouches
Let's hear The Fool On The Hill again
Once more is never enough I'll maintain 'til the end

I don't mind
Wasting our time
We've got so much
We'll be just fine

We spent our days singing Happy Together
Who knew that'd change just as fast as the weather?
(What would I do without you?)

I've changed my mind
On wasting our time
There's not too much
And I'm not fine

Gone are the days when we felt there's no hurry
Took you away under cover of flurry
(What will I do without you?)
Track Name: Silver Lines
Pick up the phone
And get the news
Pull back the blinds
Reveal the ruse

Oooooooo

Open the three ring
And check the notes
Review the results
With stiff white coats
Call off the search for silver lines
Prepare yourself for sharp declines

Don't ask how I feel
It's never real
I don't think that you'll understand
Know this whole ordeal
Is so surreal
I don't think you can comprehend

Don't ask how I feel
It's never real
I don't think that you'll understand
Know this whole ordeal
Is so surreal
I don't think you can comprehend
Track Name: Back to the Sea
Come down from your high,
Lower your lorgnette straight down
from strained eye and you’ll find,
We’ve arrived.

Back to the sea,
Just you and me,
(Flee humanity)
Leave it behind,
Can’t take your money,
There’s only your mind.
(Find divide divine)

Back to the start,
Turn back the clocks,
We’ll go left on the chart,
(Flee humanity)
Down, down in the depths,
Can’t make a sea change if you hold your breath.
(Find divide divine)

Just let go

And we can’t go back,
Traded the soil for tarmacs and gas,
My friends, we’ve reached the end.

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