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Other Lives — Paper Cities
Album: Other Lives
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Released: 2009
Length: 3:46
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We sent them all across the ocean
Many lives were taken
Well I didn't cry, I didn't know them
And I just looked on with no expression

This land was once a home
Of friends and family
We used to know
They are all gone now
They are now gone
And for what I cannot tell

Put down your banners and flowers
This war you've made won't last
Your country, just lines on a map
They're drawn up, they don't last

The paper cities burning
The ashes fell like rain
But when the fire was over
Everything had changed

The people come together
Reminds us we're the same

Put down banners and flowers
This war you've made won't last
Your country, just lines on a map
They're' drawn up, but they don't last
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these guys are great.
 zmorlock wrote:
Love it, all the album is so nice! But their new album, Tamer Animals is my 2011 fav
 
here here!
It must be banal lyrics night.
Love it, all the album is so nice! But their new album, Tamer Animals is my 2011 fav
 Stingray wrote:
NO WAY!!!
 
The best song on the album
Listen to their 'Dust Bowl III' track. That's my favourite. This is okay. But not their best.
ponderous for ponderous' sake
NO WAY!!!
 burdell wrote:
Was enjoying this new Rufus Wainright song until I noticed it was actually by an Oklahoma band called Other Lives.
 
I heard Rufus too.

 1wolfy wrote:
this got my attention..i like
 

Hey wolfy!

You must be wired wrong.  Because you are wired (at least for music) like me!  LOL!  best -westslope


Elbow, Coldplay?

 

Here I'm thinking American country icon Willy Nelson.  :-)


this got my attention..i like
 dmax wrote:
WOW. Had to pop in hear to see who was literally quoting multiple measures of "I heard the news today o boy" in their music, while writing a different melody line over it. Nice. They have my attention.

Sound a bit like Elbow or Guillemots.
 
Heh. Same exact thing just now. Half-listening, half-working and all of a sudden I was hearing the piano portion that crescendos to "heard the news today..."
WOW. Had to pop in hear to see who was literally quoting multiple measures of "I heard the news today o boy" in their music, while writing a different melody line over it. Nice. They have my attention.

Sound a bit like Elbow or Guillemots.

whenever these guys come on, i always find myself checking to see who it is 'cause, apparently, i like every one of their songs... very good


 ziakut wrote:
A very slightly less drony Coldplay. Nice, but not that memorable. 
 

Hehe, you youngsters {#Cheers}

The lead voice and the arrangements remind me of Procol Harum ... the ominous drumming at the beginning reminds me of their 'Salty Dog'

Procol Harum
A very slightly less drony Coldplay. Nice, but not that memorable. 
sounds like it belongs on "Dark Side of the Moon"... I think I like this song, but seems like it is out of context and would like to hear the whole album.
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Sounds like the Avett Brothers on downers, I gave them a 3 too.
 
Actually sounds like Coldplay on downers, but me likey.   {#Roflol}
Sounds like the Avett Brothers on downers, I gave them a 3 too.
Was enjoying this new Rufus Wainright song until I noticed it was actually by an Oklahoma band called Other Lives.
Nice shed. Good place to have a snooze in to lullabies like this. 3 from the narcoleptic Nottingham jury {#Sleep}
Good fit this morning. My beloved Saturday mornings - chillin with RP on, eggs up, bacon, toast and a little OJ.  Surfin the song comments and totally forgetting about anything that needs to be done. At least until the coffee is gone.
a little snoozy
"A rush of blood to the head"
I was sure this was Thom Yorke. Not a bad thing, mind you.

Darned nice. (And any band featured on Ugly Betty is a-ok with me).