Paper Tapes

by Many Voices

/
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Each jacket is unique, hand decorated, and numbered, with a letter from the artist inside.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Paper Tapes via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 100 

      $7 USD or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Paper tapes is a collection of solo recordings from DIY spaces.
    Each sleeve is hand-decorated, and marked with a unique number. No two are quite alike.

      $7 USD  or more

     

  • It's a paper sticker, featuring the stamp I used to sign each copy of Paper Tapes. The dollar covers shipping.
    ships out within 3 days

      $1 USD or more 

     

1.
01:05
2.
02:28
3.
4.
03:07
5.
03:36
6.
7.
8.
00:47
9.
10.

credits

released June 10, 2015

Produced by Elliot Liebman.

Mastered by Andrea Morse

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Many Voices Austin, Texas

Timeworn troubador, naive child. I hold the Hammer. Many Voices sings the folk songs of suburban youth. With simple, penetrating lyrics, and powerful, nuanced guitar work, Many Voices explores that tension between the dreams we have, and the indifferent world from which we carve them. ... more

contact / help

Contact Many Voices

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: On The Lawn
A tiger on the lawn, on the lawn, on the lawn, on the lawn, all alone
I'd like to know the color of your dreams
I'm tired of walking on, walking on, walking on, walking on, walking on,
I'll smile and try to think of other things

And oh, there are things you'll never know, you'll never know about me
mmm

So wide, oh we were young, we were young, we were young, we were young
I've tried to know the color of your dreams
So tired of walking on, walking on, walking on, walking on, walking on
I'll smile and try to think of other things

And I have built a hole for you to live in,
A hole inside my head,
And if that hole were inside of my heart, I'd be already, already dead
Track Name: Potted Plants
Well I was driving down the highway, thinking about all the mattresses and potted plants
I was thinking of those empty floors where vacuums never passed before the bed was in the living room, and Hunter's truck was parked outside
But I'll be driving home this afternoon,
And there's a new girl down the hall, but she ain't you
No she ain't you

Aw, it's a different world we live in every day

Well I just woke up in an empty house, and all that I can think about is when they're coming home,
But she's gone far away, and when she comes again some month and days from now, it won't be here that she will stay,
But I'll be driving home this afternoon,
ooh

Oh it's a different world we live in every day
Building all these bridges, while the other ones grow long and far away,
And hoping it'll all turn out okay
Aw, it's a different world we live in every day

Well their plants are by the window sill, their bodies far away,
It won't take much from me to keep 'em livin'
Aw but day to weary day as I grow long and far away, I'll keep my ear against the wall for them,

Oh it's a different world we live in every day
Building all these bridges, while the other ones grow long and far away,
And hoping it'll all turn out okay
Aw, it's a different world we live in every day
Building all these bridges, while the other ones grow long and far away,
And hoping it'll all turn out okay
Aw, it's a different world we live in every day
Track Name: Who Am I?
Who am I but a crazy guy?
Who am I but you?
When I sit alone, I wonder who I am
And what I could mean to you

Who am I but an apple pie?
What am I but blue?
When I sit alone I wonder who I am,
And what the hell am I gonna do...

Who am I but a deep blue sky?
And what I am I but true?
When I stand alone, I know just who I am,
As long as I'm with you
Cause every answer is true
Track Name: Sweet Kentucky
There's a song in Carolina, that's got me on the railroad track again
And there's a blowin' out behind ya,
That's takin' me out where I've never been
Again

Blow away, sweet Kentucky, blow away

There's an echo in the mountains, that's keeping me awake these lonely nights
There's a flowin' like a fountain, that pulls me out beyond those city lights,

Blow away sweet Kentucky, blow away
I know it's time you shouldn't have to stay

Blow away sweet Kentucky, blow away
I know it's time you shouldn't have to stay
I'll call you when I wake up to the thought of yesterday,
Blow away, sweed Kentucky,
Wont' you blow away
Track Name: Ordinary Days
The end is near, the end is past
I look around at where I've come to be at last,
I know it's cold, but I was never told how long it's gonna be

I sewed my seed into the grass
And now I'm waiting for the winter time to pass
I know it grows, but oh, it's just not fast enough to see

And I'm gone away
Down the road I never knew I'd have to stay
Travelin' on until I finally find my way
Over all the ordinary days

ooh

I pour my water in a glass
It's looking fuller, but it's hard for me to grasp
I don't suppose that little boat of yours was just born out on the sea?

I've broken mirrors in the past
And all I wanted was to see if this would last
This lonesome road is going nowhere that I really hope to be

And I'm gone away
Down the road I never knew I'd have to stay
Travelin' on until I finally find my way
Over all the ordinary days

And every morn I'll ask the day,
'How long before my little world'll be the way I wanted?'
Although, I know it won't ever look the way that I'm imagining...

And I'm gone away
Down the road I never knew I'd have to stay
Travelin' on until I finally find my way
Over all the ordinary days
Track Name: Into the Wind
You were drunk
And your teeth came out of your mouth, smelling like the cigarettes I borrowed
And you sat down
To listen to my song about the leaving of a girl

And you said,
'Brother let your hair grow long'
As you were walking away
But I was listening,
And you had more to say

When you were young,
And your heart beat out of your chest, bursting like a gamma ray, wide eyed, breathing
Cause she was still there,
Laughing with her long black hair
Laughing into the wind

But she was scared when they told her,
And you were there to hold her,

So you cut your hair
Cause what else could you do for her?
Powerless as you were to stop hers falling out...

You said, 'brother let your hair grow long'
You said it means something...
And I heard you
And I saw
Track Name: Castro Valley (Improvisation)
They built this still up in the hills, so I could come to hide
With every breath the mountain takes, the fields will heave a sigh

And standin' on this ruined tree, the scapegoats at my back,
Listening across the sea, the sound of fadin' track

Oh rest ye well, my foreign girl
Rest ye well today
I have believed in many things
And never known the way

I see a lizard in the scripture,
A poet in the dawn,
And it hurts me well that I don't know the road I'm travelin' on

These yellow folds keep draggin' on, and I have no recourse to stop the dawn from
Showing me what's wrong, and I just wish that I couldn't know

But

There's no going back,
There's no other track, to take me away from this place, and even though my heart's turning black, I'll put a smile on my face

Simplify the colors
In my eyes and others
I have never pulled the covers back on what I've learned
Subconsciously, drift into a melody, and I know what I want to be, but I don't know how...

*gibberish* but I've never known the day,
From the colors of the wagon wheel, that I have told you what I feel, and
Never, never,
Never change a thing