Death of Paris

by Glass Mansions

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1.
East or West (free) 03:21
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
2.
Narcoleptic 03:20
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
3.
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
4.
Oubliette 04:19
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
5.
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
6.
Choke 03:34
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
7.
Pick Me Up 03:29
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
8.
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
9.
Villains 03:36
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
10.
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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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 Austin, Texas

Glass Mansions, led by the charismatic, sultry voice of Jayna Doyle, is an Altpop duo from Austin, TX 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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