Living in Country

from by The Paper Sound

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there was a time where we all were content
living in country
barrels loaded, bellies full, money spent
living in country
neighbors, daily bread
living in country
citizens content
living in country

if context is all we have
how do i walk the path to arrive where you stand
we claim brothers hand in hand
but if needed one will be painted a villain

someone told me that
living in country
wasn’t quite what i thought
and it upset me

in a free open market
how could anyone choose something that causes harm
when society protects
marketing only things that are profitable

stare at the light
til it burns out your eyes
their existence has not aided sight

everything is life or death
living in country
ignoring our neighbors breath
living in country

nothing on my side could be for profit
living in country
We are the altruists i am convinced
living in country
living in country
living in country


from Trajectories, released April 18, 2014



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The Paper Sound Detroit, Michigan

Indie guitar rock is dead. Long live indie guitar rock.

The Paper Sound hail from the outskirts of Metro Detroit, playing a brand of guitar-driven indie rock reminiscent of Pedro the Lion or The Weakerthans, with touches of Americana via Neil Young/Richard Buckner, and Nada Surf/Built to Spill power pop. ... more

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