Losing the Paper Moon

by This Winter Room

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released January 17, 2012

All songs written by Chip Johnson except:
"Half Awake (Half Asleep)" written by Tim Warren and Chip Johnson
"The Wait" and "Something Out of Nothing" written by Eric Donnelly and Chip Johnson

All instruments performed by Chip Johnson except:
Mike Smirnoff - Drums on 1,4,6,8,9
Tim Warren - Acoustic Guitar and Background Vocals on "Half Awake (Half Asleep)"
Eric Donnelly - Electric Guitars on "Something Out Of Nothing" and "The Wait"

Recorded by Chip Johnson at Alpine Red Studios
Mixed by Greg Giorgio at Tarquin Studios
Mastered by Mike Monseur at Bias Studios

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Track Name: Half Awake (Half Asleep)
I try to make the most of it
I try to make it home
But this rain hits harder than you’ll ever know
An hour and a half to Baltimore
Then an hour and a half to go
What’s so good about sleeping when you sleep alone

I’ve been hearing this lately
But I’ve heard it all before
What once was found in this familiar town
Don’t live here anymore

And the rain comes
And the rain comes
And the day’s done
When the rain comes

Half awake and half asleep
Half a secret, half a lie
Funny how we burn the time
Half the fight in me to stay
Half the strength in me to drive
Show me 495

And the rain comes
And the rain comes
And the day’s done
When the rain comes

I’ve been hearing this lately
But I’ve heard it all before
What once was found in this familiar town
Don’t live here anymore

And the rain comes
And the rain comes
And the day’s done
When the rain comes
Track Name: Lynchburg
Lynchburg

The clouds were clearing outside Lynchburg
The greyest tones behind the reddish glow
A blurry view from this winter room
We were standing in the road, but you’ll never know

If you wanted more than me you should have said it
It didn’t have to come to this
The young can learn to forget
But I’m stuck
You were always enough

Your hope was fading
Mistakes were made, but you still believe in love
I know you’d seen it more than once
But when you said you loved me I woke up screaming
I was alone
It was just a dream that still comes and goes

If you wanted more than me you should have said it
It didn’t have to come to this
The young can learn to forget
But I’m stuck
You were always enough

If you wanted more than me you should have said it
It didn’t have to come to this
Track Name: Something Out Of Nothing
It’ll take a good rain
To wash all of this dust away
And I’ll try to be patient till then
But all of these skylines
Remind me of the time and how it flies
Remind me to open up my eyes every now and then

We made something out of nothing before
How could we forget it?
And it can’t be that far
So what are we waiting for?

Ain’t a good stand
Better than the best back up plan
But even a strong hand has to let go sometime
But all of these bad dreams
Remind me of all I haven’t seen
Remind me not to believe in everything I find

We made something out of nothing before
How could we forget it?
And it can’t be that far
So what are we waiting for?

I would trade it all
For a chance to leave
With you and without anybody
It’s all I need
The longest days are still coming
I know enough to see
You can make it alone, but it’s easy to count on me
Just count on me

We made something out of nothing before
How could we forget it?
Track Name: The Wait
As the wait is taking place
I see you need the space
I can see it on your face
Mistakes we’ve made begins to fade
The shadows turn to shade
But I don’t need the wait

As these days go by, the loss becomes the light

The nighttime sky shuts down my mind
But you’ve seen my darkest side
Even I can’t stand the sight
But it’s so hard to change when you act your age
But it still won’t ever be the same
And that’s the hardest thing to say

As these days go by, the loss becomes the light

The tides will shift you can count on it
But what you do when you feel the itch
Will stick with you until the end
It’s not your fault, we’ve said it all
It won’t be all that long
Before the spring turns back to fall

As these days go by, the loss becomes the light

The rain cloud splits on the mountain tips
And the whole town waits for it
And it’s such a perfect fit
Track Name: Stars Above The Trees
Holding out to settle
I was holding out to leave
One look will tell you I can’t stand the heat
But I never liked the northeast
With the passing of my twenties
With the beginning at my feet
The sky is dark, but it’s opening for me
But what I lost was all I need

She’ll fly away
She’ll find a way to be
Like all the stars above the trees
She never needed anything

It was never more than hide and seek
It was never more than hoping
I’d see the light, I’d see the day come
When I’d find out what she’s running from
So here I am, just parked again
Trying to enjoy the view
Wish I had another place to go
There’s nothing left to go home to

She’ll fly away
She’ll find a way to be
Like all the stars above the trees
She never needed anything
She’ll fly away
She’ll find a way to be
Like all the stars above the trees
She never needed anything from me
Track Name: Summer Signs
What will you say when you need a friend
In me again but I’m away
The worn out chances to make amends
From the starts and stops of making plans

Spent living tipsy to enjoy the ride
Spent all your money while you’re saving dimes
I’ve thrown three away, but I’ll give you six
My love ain’t free if you can’t ask for it

I’m just trying to find one reason why to stay again

I’m on to something that’s missing
But it ain’t gonna change a thing
This time’s talking out loud
Just pointing it out to me

One year from now I’ll still be looking through
The summer signs of wasted youth
The secret’s spilled but you’ll never know
She told me once, don’t say it’s so…

I’m just trying to find one reason why to stay again

I’m on to something that’s missing
But it ain’t gonna change a thing
This time’s talking out loud
Just pointing it out to me

It’s getting harder to stop the spin
But when you’re betting hard you bet to win
Those pictures filled up this haunted chest
And if I can’t forgive, just let me forget…
Track Name: Right In Front Of Me
The look on your face
Is wasting and reminding me to walk away
It took way too long to see that all that I see
Is a stranger right in front of me

No I won’t fight
I know this time we can’t be saved
Cause what we burned tonight
Just blew up and blew away

If change is a reason for a shortened conversation
Look how quickly we just changed everything
You’ve gone where you’re going, you’ve known other mornings
But tomorrow comes a different sea

No I won’t fight
I know this time we can’t be saved
Cause what we burned tonight
Just blew up and blew away

After years and years of building
Crooked walls and floors that won’t stop leaking
All you can say is you don’t want to waste my day

No I won’t fight
Not tonight, oh not tonight
But I just burned alive
Could you spray me down and turn out the light
Track Name: Time And Taste
Step up to the edge
You’ve cleared out all your heads
And smoked your last cigarette
Take all of your things, dear
We’re never coming back here
We’re never coming back

It’s not just wasted space
Between time and taste
After sailing the seas
She’s coming for me

Fight like love is dead
Don’t spend your wrapped up legs
I know just where I’m going
Stick out all your hands, dear
We’re never coming back here
We’re never coming back

It’s not just wasted space
Between time and taste
After sailing the seas
She’s screamin please

It’s not just wasted space
Between time and taste
After sailing the seas
She’s coming for me
Track Name: Second Reunion
Three months passing, I’m not laughing
What will happen now?
Second reunion, don’t let him ruin you
Please don’t count me out
The picture by your bed
Is leaving so much left unsaid
Your back is turning, leaving empty
Move out, lose a friend

Cause someday you will start to hear my name again
But this all will have to end for you to change my mind

Spelling secrets on your shoulder
Please start taking notes of all I offer
Do not bother if you can’t feel what I wrote

Cause someday you will start to hear my name again
But this all will have to end for you to change my mind

Someday you will start to hear my name again
But this all will have to end for you to change my mind
I have found another way to live
Without all those little things you did
Track Name: Foreign and Freezing
You came here with nothing
But you’re giving me something
A chance to believe in what I can not see
I know you had a long day here
But I’m tired of waiting
Could you stop my heart or start letting me bleed?

Take anything I have it all
Just don’t ever leave me here on my own
Always stuck in the dream, Always stuck in the fall
I know it ain’t easy babe, but I know it ain’t wrong

The sound of this city is foreign and freezing
How long before the changing keeps
I’ve been sleeping on favors, counting on eight years
I’m gonna spend it all on you till I sink

Take anything I have it all
Just don’t ever leave me here on my own
Always stuck in the dream, Always stuck in the fall
I know it ain’t easy babe, but I know it ain’t wrong
Track Name: Paper Moon
Ten years gone by, ten years off track
But you hit me like a heart attack
Chasing the memories of our younger days
It was too long ago, it was too far away

But you build that hope
And you break it down
And you changed me
We fall till we hit the ground

It doesn’t help to be looking down
This life is more than living loud
I wish and wish, but a wish won’t make it whole again
The starting over comes from the end

But you build that hope
And you break it down
And you changed me
We fall till we hit the ground

The ups and downs of all these turn arounds
They bring the quiet, they bring the sound
Of this self inflicted déjà vu
From loving too much and losing the paper moon

So this is goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye to loving you
Saying goodbye, goodbye to the paper moon…