Death of Paris

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From the break up of our previous bands, we found ourselves lost without a musical outlet - to the hesitancy we experienced about whether or not to continue making music - to renting out a storage shed in the middle of winter so that we could write and record demos all while trying to stay warm with a cheap space heater - to returning the space heater so that we could afford rent - to ultimately flying out to Los Angeles to record - which turned into 2 1/2 weeks of all-nighters and early mornings spent in the studio - all for you.

From Otis Taylor, The State (SC): “East or West,” the first song written after the breakup, has a haunting electricity. “Give yourself a hand, ’cause you gave up on this / It was your dying wish, and still you called it quits,” Doyle sings to open the track, her vocals filtered. The song then briefly erupts into a guitar-and-synth-driven dance track before being tempered by a return to Doyle’s impassioned lyrical ode. Another standout is “We’ll Sleep When We’re Dead,” which illustrates the band’s penchant for anthemic and memorable choruses, the kind of stick-in-your-head words and melodies heard on hits. It made me want to start the car and drive.. with the stereo at full blast, which is what I did. This is one of the scene’s most creative and public relations savvy bands in town. Others, before you pick up the phone — and instruments, while I’m at it — you should take note."


From Tug Baker, Free Times (SC): "With both great pitch and poise, Doyle is one of the most promising vocalists in Columbia, and the music is pure pop fun. Death of Paris is planning an album-release party for its debut full-length album for the end of October, so come check out the songs that will soon be filling local Best Of lists."

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released October 22, 2010

produced and mixed by David Baker
recorded at Killingsworth Recording Company, Los Angeles, CA
all music written and performed by Death of Paris
all lyrics by J. Doyle except "East or West," "Models & Bottles," "Narcoleptic" and "Rome is Burning" written by J. Doyle and B. Arambula
© Death of Paris 2010

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Glass Mansions Columbia, South Carolina

Glass Mansions, led by the charismatic, sultry voice of Jayna Doyle, is an Altpop duo from South Carolina, influenced by modern and 90s pop, heavy synths and tight, dance-friendly rhythms. Live, it’s pure Rock n’ Roll – raw, sweaty, passionate and covered in a cloud of fog and confetti. Catch Glass Mansions crisscrossing the country, playing places like SXSW, Indie Week Canada, Daytrotter and more ... more

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Track Name: East or West
V1: Give yourself a hand, cause you gave up on this
It was your dying wish, and still you called it quits
Take a little bow, cause you just fooled them all
You stood up just to fall, and selfishly you stalled

CH: Outside with an old ghost I saw today
I let it go, but can your memory shake me?
Got a feeling that it’s all wrong, but I'm OK
I walked away but my heart’s still beating

V2: Can you fit me in? I promise I won’t leave
Be everything you need, I mean the words I breathe
Take a note from me, and step outside your hell
No need to change yourself, to please somebody else

CH: Outside with an old ghost I saw today
I let it go, but can your memory shake me?
Got a feeling that it’s all wrong, but I'm OK
I walked away but my heart’s still beating

Bridge:Spin these words around, and watch them go

CH: Outside with an old ghost I saw today
I let it go, but can your memory shake me?
Got a feeling that it’s all wrong, but I'm OK
I walked away but my heart’s still beating
Track Name: Narcoleptic
V1: Follow my lead and I will pipe you out of town
Cause a pied piper is like a sniper sniping without sound
Just go and dry your eyes this time, it’s the last mistake I’ll make
For once the passion turned to lust and the lust turned into hate

CH: Wake up when your past is shelved
We jump the gun and wreck ourselves
And we’re living in denial
Oh I hope you crash on an interstate of dreams
With me as your gasoline, and not get past a mile

V2: Where will these roads lead me? I guess I’ll have to see
Feed me monotony, come feed me dismay
Give it, give it, now come on, come on
I’ll tear you down
Give it, give it, now come on, come on
I’ll wear you down

CH: Wake up when your past is shelved
We jump the gun and wreck ourselves
And we’re living in denial
Oh I hope you crash on an interstate of dreams
With me as your gasoline, and not get past a mile

BRIDGE: Excuse me, if I seem forward, but we’re going in reverse
When your diction’s merely fiction, then your tact must be rehearsed
Excuse me, if we’ve been through this, but I feel it still persists
Half awake or half in dreaming, tempting love’s forgotten twist

CH: Wake up when your past is shelved
We jump the gun and wreck ourselves
And we’re living in denial
Oh I hope you crash on an interstate of dreams
With me as your gasoline, and not get past a mile
Track Name: Models & Bottles
Intro: Dress me up and I’ll wear you down
I’m just a suicide note in a suicide town

Prechorus: Are the rumors really true? If so, I envy you
But you don’t really care, this is just a test

V1: There was never ever time to think
When the taste hits your tongue and your knees start to shake
When the smoke hits your lungs and they bend and they break (x3)
Knocked up or knocked out we idolize
Like a character out of a fable
I lay down and close my eyes
Sleep while I’m able

Prechorus: Are the rumors really true? If so, I envy you
But you don’t really care, this is just a test

CH: I thought, I thought, that it was over now
I put it simply but you didn’t notice how
I thought, I thought that it was over now

V2: You wear your body like a crucifix
It’s like your saving grace from the things you miss
It’s like you’re saving face while the liquid trickles down
Knocked up or knocked out we idolize
Like a character out of a fable
I lay down and close my eyes
Sleep while I’m able

Prechorus: Are the rumors really true? If so, I envy you
But you don’t really care, this is just a test

Chorus: I thought, I thought, that it was over now
I put it simply but you didn’t notice how
I thought, I thought, that it was over now

Bridge: You said, “don’t wanna talk about it”
You said, “it’s all lies”
I said, “I wanna talk about it”
I’ll break what’s mine
Track Name: Oubliette
V1: Why don’t you come back and get, these restless words you left in my bed
When you’re here please leave those promises that you couldn’t keep
How could you let me go?
I’m the best grudge that you’ll ever hold
We’re facing fight or flight
But I’ve never been a fan of heights

CH: Let’s pick up all the pieces
And turn them into reasons
Cause we’re going nowhere
There’s nowhere to be
I’m just not in the mood to leave

V2: Let’s give this another shot, cause in the end we’ll forget why we fought
Fell through a trapdoor, I don’t want out cause I want more
Breathe in, breathe out, repeat
Give me some hope, I’ll give you some sleep
Why can’t we make amends?
The only way out is the way we came in

CH: Let’s pick up all the pieces
And turn them into reasons
Cause we’re going nowhere
There’s nowhere to be
I’m just not in the mood to leave
Track Name: Connect the Dots
V1: Stop me – I swear I know your face, I’ve seen your face
I can’t breathe – somehow I’ve lost my name, forgot my way
And you don’t – have to play this game, cause you’ve just won
I can’t speak – and you own every move that I could make

PRE-CH: Sh-Shake it off, Sh-Shake it off

CH: I’ve been thinking, that maybe
I could let everything go
Been waiting, patiently
You could be the escape I need
Can we start this? I’m waiting (Sh-shake it off, Sh-shake it off)
Can we put these thoughts to bed?

V2: Pinch me – somehow I can’t wake up, can’t get enough
I feel you – when you’re across the room, don’t get too close
Cause you have – no idea what I’d waste, for just one taste
It kills me – passing hands that mean you’re out of reach

PRE-CH: Sh-Shake it off, Sh-Shake it off

CH: I’ve been thinking, that maybe
I could let everything go
Been waiting, patiently
You could be the escape I need
Can we start this? I’m waiting (Sh-shake it off, Sh-shake it off)
Can we put these thoughts to bed?


CH: I’ve been thinking, that maybe
I could let everything go
Been waiting, patiently
You could be the escape I need
Can we start this? I’m waiting (Sh-shake it off, Sh-shake it off)

I’ve been thinking maybe I should
I could let go of what I know
I’ve been waiting, so impatient
Know it’s wrong, but I can’t shake it
Track Name: Choke
V1: I buried away, those feelings I gave
And left you alone when – you walked away
Don’t lie to yourself, or ask for my help
You can’t take back the hand that’s dealt

PRE-CH: What are you looking for?
What keeps you coming back for more?

CH: Save your breath for me, cause you’re the king of distancing
Save your breath for me, cause everybody knows you can’t have me
Come on, fall all over me, cause you’re choking at my feet

V2: You had the last word, or so you heard
Cause maybe my last thoughts – you don’t deserve
Put out all your fires, acknowledge you should
You just lost this one for good

PRE-CH : What are you looking for?
What keeps you coming back for more?

CH: Save your breath for me, cause you’re the king of distancing
Save your breath for me, cause everybody knows you can’t have me
Let it fall all over me, and everything you were is so fleeting
Come on, fall all over me, cause you’re choking at my feet

C-SECTION: Now what did you expect?
Save some lines for the next
Tell me, what did you expect?

CH: Save your breath for me, cause you’re the king of distancing
Save your breath for me, cause everybody knows you can’t have me
Come on, cough up some honesty, cause you’re choking at my feet
Track Name: Pick Me Up
V1: I can’t help but to feel like this, going out in search of myself
Sorry I’m reckless and ruthless, aggressive
Can’t help but to keep you guessing

CH: Come get me (come and pick me up)
Come save me (I have had enough)
I need you (need you more this time)
Come save me, Come save me

V2: It’s not supposed to be like this, counting back the steps that I took here
A thousand miles from who I used to be
All for a shot at fame

CH: Come get me (come and pick me up)
Come save me (I have had enough)
I need you (need you more this time)
Come save me, Come save me

BRIDGE: Runny makeup, help me wake up
You were always home, to me
Losing my grip, help me shake this
You were always there, for me

CH: Come get me (come and pick me up)
Come save me (I have had enough)
I need you (need you more this time)
Come save me, Come save me
Track Name: We'll Sleep When We're Dead
V1: Late last minute call, I’m outside
Windows down and we’re flying, we’re flying
Singing oh so loud, we’re downtown
We’ve got this now, and tonight is our night

PRE-CH: Everyone knows we run this town
Everyone know we don’t need a weekend for this

CH: We’re all we’ve got (we’re all we’ve got)
And we won’t stop (we won’t stop)
We’re all we’ve got and we won’t stop until the sun’s up

V2: It’s past 3 a.m., we’re going
Strong and we know, this moment is perfect
Keep it to yourself, we own this
Life we’re given – they’re sleeping, we’re living

PRE-CH: Everyone knows we run this town
Everyone knows we don’t need a weekend for this
Everyone knows we run this town
Everyone knows, we’ll never need a weekend for this

CH: We’re all we’ve got (we’re all we’ve got)
And we won’t stop (we won’t stop)
We’re all we’ve got and we won’t stop until the sun’s up

BRIDGE: We’re running on no sleep but we’ll sleep when we’re dead
When we’re dead, when we’re dead, no regrets
We’re following our hearts like we said
Like we said, like we said, no regrets
Hope this feeling doesn’t go
Cause I’m feeling...

CH: We’re all we’ve got (we’re all we’ve got)
And we won’t stop (we won’t stop)
We’re all we’ve got and we won’t stop until the sun’s up
Track Name: Villains
CH: I can’t leave, these monsters. It’s just they never gave up on me

V1: They keep their dirty eyes and
They keep their dirty hands
All over my heart, all over my plans
I just can’t break away when
I need to catch myself
I think I’m going under – tell me now can you help?

PRE-CH: You never told me, this time would hurt as much as
It did, maybe, I’m falling
Deeper into this, and never coming home
Cause only my villains can save me

CH: I can’t leave, these monsters. It’s just they never gave up on me

POST-CH: These villains, complete me

V2: Need this glass to be empty
To fill my heart with love
I’ll show you everything that you never thought I would
They put their words in my mouth
When I go to speak
They got me saying things that I would never mean
Wish that I could tell them to leave, cause I want to, and I need to
Can’t even hear my thoughts when
They whisper in my ear
“We’ll give you all the pleasures,
Give us the wheel to steer”

CH: I can’t leave, these monsters. It’s just they never gave up on me

CH: I can’t leave, these monsters. It’s just they never gave up on me
I can’t leave, these monsters. It’s just they never gave up on me
Track Name: Rome is Burning
V1: Green grass and greyer skies, our fire’s burning bright
When will the sun pour out and save us from this night
Leave behind all your witnesses, they’ve witnessed too much to name
It’s time to confront the failures, the one’s that make us sane

PRE-CH: Forget all of your warnings, this is no prophecy
Forget the things they told you, tonight you’re out with me

CH: Just let the city walls come down
And I won’t ever fall again, and let you bring me down
Just let the city walls come down
And I won’t ever fall again, and let you burn me down

V2: I’ll take your need for something, and we can take our time
There is no need to rush, let’s make it through tonight
I know your arms are tired, just hold on don’t let go
Can’t help that rome is burning, it’s all we’ve ever known

PRE-CH: Forget all of your warnings, this is no prophecy
Forget the things they told you, tonight you’re out with me

CH: Just let the city walls come down
And I won’t ever fall again, and let you bring me down
Just let the city walls come down
And I won’t ever fall again, and let you burn me down

BRIDGE: Burn this city down! Burn this city down! Burn this city down

CH: Just let the city walls come down
And I won’t ever fall again, and let you bring me down
Just let the city walls come down
And I won’t ever fall again, and let you burn me down

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