paper house lyrics – lisa hannigan

“paper house”

we lended our heavy hearts,
motors with broken parts,
we had a deck of cards it was a start.
we’d sit out in the sun,
and wait for our skin to turn,
you would ask for truth,
and i would look for something to burn.
oh we walked in a hallowed place back then
the edge of dublin, the edge of may and june.
oh to live in a paper house again,
where we grew by the light of the moon.
often we took the train,
the sky pacing white to grey,
when you or i would leave
and the other would stay.
we were all that we had
and breathed in each others words,
i would ask for truth and
you’d look for something to burn.
oh we walked in a hallowed place back then
the edge of dublin, the edge of may and june.
oh to live in a paper house again,
where we grew by the light of the moon.
you were much younger then,
younger than i am now,
i still keep as much an eye as the wires allow,
i still keep as much an eye as the wires allow.
oh we walked in a hallowed place back then
the edge of dublin, the edge of may and june.
oh to live in a paper house again,
where we grew by the light of the moon.
oh you know what you are to me
and you know you will always be.

/ lisa hannigan lyrics