Early Demos

by WatchPaper

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An emphasis on acoustic instruments, heartfelt lyrics and intriguing melodies, WatchPaper's chamber pop sound fills in the gaps between modern rock and historic Americana.

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released November 29, 2009

"Nickelplate, Fall Into An Ocean, Used To Losing You, Nothing Ever Changes, Falling In Love Again, That Song, Dusty Halls, Keep You From Afar, Sinking Stone" by Blaine Loyd

"Not For Sale, Crossed My Heart, Kid In A Candy Store, What My Father Said, Evil Is Me, I'm Sorry, Caroline, You're Just a Ghost, These Things Too Shall Pass, What They Owe" by Ben Powers

"Roundabout Girl" "No Place to Be" by Ben Powers and Blaine Loyd

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Track Name: Sinking Stone
All that I know
Is wasted time
Hours lost forever in the blink
Of someone else’s eye

Walk the town, talk around
The stories look the same
Coffee and cigarettes – and all your left with
Is someone else’s pain

You can say that it’s alright
Or you could take your own advice

Feeling all alone
In the warmth of a happy home
You could leave on your own
Treading water or a sinking stone

You can say that it’s alright
Or you can take your own advice

Tell me what I want to hear
‘Cause I can’t tell myself another lie
Been saving up for all these years
For the big goodbye
But it’s not aloud
It’s not spoken at all
It’s never given away
And never lost

You’ve given up
On all your plans
‘Cause a quitter never wins
And a winner never understands

You can say that it’s alright
Or you can take your own advice

Tell me what I want to hear
‘Cause I can’t tell myself another lie
Been saving up for all these years
For the big goodbye
But it’s not aloud
It’s not spoken at all
It’s never given away –
Not allowed
And you could take it all away
But it comes right back
The next day

Leave on your own
Treading water or a sinking stone
Track Name: Keep You from Afar
The past is swept away
And my intentions carried along
You're a vision so brief, it's over
Now before it's begun

It's just a glance and then goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Your touch already gone
Try as I might, I can't stay forever
But I can recall

Because I've loved you since you walked through the door
I'm blind and helpless in your arms
And I am living for the chance you'll return
Until then, I'll keep you from afar

I've been through everything, all the medicines
But none of them could bring you home
Talk all by itself isn't anything
And there's not anything else I want

You're telling me to stay
With a thousand signals I decode
And it won't be today, it never is
It never was

It's over, it's over, it's over now
It's impossible my hands are tied in knots and you're not there and I can see it's over now
I can't handle this my world is upside down and you're not there and I can see it's over now
Track Name: What They Owe
Freedom tries to slip away
Like water through a net
And the folks with the dough make bigger holes
That somehow keep us pinned

Now it doesn't take a tailor
To mend what they've undone
But it will take a little courage
To make them reap what they've sown

I have seen some things that make me want to cry
They're gonna pay us what they owe
They're gonna pay us what they owe

Moses was a wise man
But he couldn't know the rules
Until God himself gave down the stones
To pass amongst the fools

Now preacher man he wrings his hands
And preaches 1 through 10
The crowd drops stones for sins atoned
And quietly he rakes it in

I have seen some things that make me want to cry
They're gonna pay us what they owe
They're gonna pay us what they owe
Track Name: Evil Is Me
I've known an evil that lives inside my chest
A sinister feeling that never let's me rest
My dear, please sleep for me

And I can't be held responsible for what I've done to love
It's this evil, you see, that won't let me be
I never meant you harm
My love, please say I've done no wrong

And I know there is this evil in me
That keeps me from happiness
My love, you'll set it free
Just know that evil is me

I've known an evil that lives inside my chest
A sinister feeling that never let's me rest
My dear, please set me free

And I know there is this evil in me
That keeps me from happiness
My love, you'll set it free
Just know that evil is me
Track Name: Dusty Halls
If nothing feels the way it used to
No more chasing something new
No more dusty halls, no more late night calls
And no one asking after you
But if you still feel the same
Find a new game
To carry you

If you're stuck inside your best days
Reliving all those things you've done
You were so involved, so above it all
And now there's no one else to blame
But if you still feel the same
Find a new game
To carry you

You don't have to be a memory
You could give yourself away
You talk about it, you talk about it, you talk about it every single day
It's like you can't afford to change

There's nothing wrong with yesterday
Until the magic's all run dry
You'll only regret it when it's all been said and then
You have to find another way

If you still feel the same
Find a new game
To carry you

You don't have to be a memory
You could give yourself away
You talk about it, you talk about it, you talk about it every single day
It's like you can't afford to change
Track Name: Kid In A Candy Store
Spend all of your time staring up
at all the store displays.
You’ll miss all the things
within your reach.
I recall all the ways that you were
a kid in a candy store.
The world had filled up your eyes,
and you couldn’t look away.

Take the time, to pry away from your desires
And try to find something real that doesn’t just catch your eye.
Then never look away
Then never look away

Time and time again you still fall
for sleight of hand magic shows.
The act is always the same,
but you never seem to care.
I can tell all the ways you still are
a child off in your own world.
You went where you pleased,
and it’s led you astray.

Take the time, to pry away from your desires
And try to find something real that doesn’t just catch your eye.
Then never look away
Then never look away
Track Name: Nickelplate
I don't like waiting
I don't like wasting time
Sooner or later figure it out
I'm not gonna lose my mind
It's taken me this far
But it's not any easier
And it's not ever right

Are you gonna quit this time?
Have you given up?
On this memory of love
It's tearing all apart
It's taken me so far
But it's not any easier
It's not ever right

One more nickel to the plate
One more anchor to the weight
One more promise of a bright and sunny day
One more hero taken down
One more chance to be found
One more song about another dead end town

I don't mind wandering
I don't mind taking off
All the layers we build up
You could peel back my heart
It's taken me this far
It's not any easier
It's not ever right
Track Name: Fall Into An Ocean
One by one you shoot them down
Before you tell them that it’s not their fault
It’s just how you are
And so you paint a picture
Of a girl who's never compromised
Never caught off guard
But you're little act was never fooling anyone at all

Someone made you who you are
Someone gave you that distinctive scar
Someone told you a lie
And so you built your walls up
Never letting anyone catch on
No one gets inside
But your penitence was never any safety at all

If you fall into an ocean
Where your name is not enough
To keep them all away
Maybe then you’ll have to go and
Try to find another
One who will not hurt you
One who will not

Well I won’t admit to purgery
Except to say I lied to you
Half as much as I lied to me
Baby why’d you have to leave so soon?
And why’d you leave me lying here
Bleeding like an open wound

You don't know how far you'll go
You don't see what everybody knows
You don't stand a chance
And so you flirt with danger
Never thinking it might go this far
Before you're left exposed
But your empty words never had a meaning at all
Track Name: Used To Losing You
Maybe I should sit down and write you a letter
Or maybe I should pick up the phone just to give you a call
Maybe it's the change of season
Or maybe there's just no reason
But I've moved on

I've been down so low
That it feels like home whenever you're gone
And I know that I might get
Used to losing you

Tell me, tell me, tell me there's another solution
Tell me that there's just no way that I could be wrong
I don't mean to sound conceited, but baby, I don't really need it
So I've moved on

Maybe I'll call you
Maybe send a letter or
Maybe I'll just leave you alone
It's not like it's worth it
It might seem better
If it were any different

I've been down so low
That it feels like home whenever you're gone
And I know that I might get
Used to losing you

Maybe I'll sit at home for awhile
Or maybe I'll just leave it alone
It just seems like it's gone too long
But it'll never be the same at home
Track Name: Crossed My Heart
We had struck a deal
And so in good faith I revealed
All the priceless love I had, all I had

What you did then
Was not really fair
You took it all
And never planned to share

How could you be so cruel?
You had made me your fool
When you crossed my heart
And made me hope to die
I just want you to know
That I'm gone and doing fine on my own

Now here's the deal
The way it's gonna be
I'll hide all my love for someone new
And not a double crosser like you
Track Name: These Things Too Shall Pass
Hey there stranger what you say?
Are you willing to go my way?
We've got a song so we'll sing it loud and clear
These things too shall pass

We'll play music that you know
moves them bodies to and fro
Tonight we'll dance for tomorrow's still unknown
These things too shall pass

Strange how far you'll go
And still not ever know
What's just around the bend
So live like it's the end

There is nothing you could say
That could keep me from feeling this way
But I'll take a laugh or a lock of auburn hair
These things too shall pass

Strange how far you'll go
And still not ever know
What's just around the bend
So live like it's the end

I'll take a laugh or a lock of auburn hair
These things too shall pass
Track Name: Falling In Love Again
I'm falling in love again
The wind is picking up outside
It terrifies me to feel it coming
It feels like you heart is drifting away
Torn all apart and viewed from the outside

I'm falling in love again
But she don't have to know
The way it kills me, the way I tremble
And if I ever all apart or if I ever came unglued
There would always be this for me to cling to
It feels like you heart is drifting away
Torn all apart and viewed from the outside

Because I never wanted so much
I never asked it to last
My thoughts are insincere
My feelings token
And if I told you it was
That it was destined to end
Could we ever make it work?
Could we ever make it last?

I'm falling in love again
The wind is picking up outside
It terrifies me to feel it coming
And if I ever all apart or if I ever came unglued
There would always be this for me to cling to
It feels like you heart is drifting away
Torn all apart and viewed from the outside
Track Name: Not For Sale
He's knocking at your front door again
Flowers in hand he's got a payment plan
He will not turn his tail and run, oh no
He's buying what you're selling and the store's not closed

He's here to cash in on your past
He's here to sell you on the future
He's selling love he says will last, it won't
But you don't want no warranty, it's no guarantee

Cause he can't possibly know
How much I love you
Cause he would never try
To buy your love
Cause it's not for sale
Please tell me that your love is not for sale

I never want to be that guy
Trying to make a change with tears in my eyes
But sometimes I find I am scared to death
I'll wind up on your doorstep
Trying to buy you

You can't possibly know
How much I love you
Cause I will always try
To earn your love
Cause it's not for sale,
Please tell me that your love is not for sale
Track Name: That Song
Hey I want to hear that song that you sang
The one about being alone
Sing it for my entertainment
Tell me that
You’re just like me on your own

Do you have someone else on your mind
Someone you’re singing for
If I listen closely enough
She’ll promise you
Promise you

Anything you’ve ever wanted
Anything at all
Now go on, tell me
Tell me you’ll play that song

I don’t need an autograph
On your glossy record cover
I don’t need an 8 x 10
I just need to hear you say
You’ll play that song again and again

Say you want to hear that song
And I’ll sing
I’ll sing it after you’re gone
Cause I’m not taking requests
They’ll promise you
They’ll promise you

Anything you’ve ever wanted
Anything at all
Now go on, tell me
Tell me you’ll play that song
Track Name: I'm Sorry, Caroline
Punched me in the mouth and I lost my teeth
Now I’m all bark with no one to bite
I used to think that I was tough
But then you went and called my bluff
I’m so sorry, Caroline.

She’s taking both her cats to France
Going back home ain’t got another chance
Cause when its’ good, I’ll make it bad
I’ll crush it once it’s in my hands.

Stomach’s tied in knots and I can’t get straight
Keep falling in and out of love
I slammed the door on opportunity
But these old feelings won’t let me be
It’s gotta be good-bye, Caroline.

She gave me 18 months to change
The conversation says we’re still estranged
I’ll think too hard, she’ll sink too far
And leave us both with broken hearts.

I hate to end it all this way,
But sometimes love just needs a change.

Kicked me out the house and I’m on the street
I’ll tell this tale to everyone I meet
If you’ve got love, don’t let it die
But it’s gotta do more than just survive.
I’m so sorry, Caroline.
Track Name: You're Just A Ghost
There is a ghost of my lover
She calls my name
From that silver frame
That I just can't throw away

I'll weep and I'll cry
Even though she's still alive
She's dead to me

The tie that binds
The heart that beats
Will fall away
It will never be, so please let me be
I can't still be in love with you
You're just a ghost
Track Name: No Place To Be
Don't want to put my shoes on
I'll just sit here a while
Can't think of a better place to be

Got lots of obligations
No shortage of reservations
They'll be just fine without me

I've been so good for so long
I forgot why I cared
So who cares if I lay right here?

I got no place to be,
I got no one to please, anymore
I got nowhere to go
Got no debts I owe, so I'm free

Never been so sure about nothing in particular
I'd rather think about nothing at all
Going nowhere fast with no one special
What's so important about what you don't need

I've been so good for so long
I forgot why I cared
So who cares if I lay right here?

I got no place to be,
I got no one to please, anymore
I got nowhere to go
Got no debts I owe, so I'm free

Don't want to put my shoes on
I'll just sit here a while
Can't think of a better place to be
Track Name: Roundabout Girl
It started out better than most
But then it took a turn
I failed to realize
It didn't matter where or when

Where can I go?
Where have I been?
Can I leave here tomorrow?
Or will I just be back again?

Roundabout little girl
You took your turn with me
Oh and you won't be round again

What's done is done
It won't be new again
You'll leave here tomorrow
And you won't be back again

Roundabout little girl
You took your turn with me
Oh, and you won't be round again

I'd like to think it all would work out
And I'd like to turn us both around
So we could see where we might be
If we'd stayed true

Where can I go?
Where have I been?
Can I leave here tomorrow?
Or will I just be back again?

Roundabout little girl
You took your turn with me
Oh, and you won't be round again
Track Name: What My Father Said
Never forget who you are
That’s what my father said
And he told this to me when I was a boy

Now I’m grown and on my own
Far from my father’s care
So I’ll think about the words and what they mean

When I choose words and plot my course
And try to find my way
But in spite of his directions I am lost.

Always remember where you’re from
That’s what my father said
So I’ll think about the memories of my home

And attempt a bold and grandiose escape
Of a life that never let’s me show my face
Can’t catch up to me if I’m not still
At the speed of life until I stop dead in my tracks
I’m going back
Back where I’m from

No, I won’t forget where I’m from, no I won’t
I know I’m going home

And attempt a bold and grandiose escape
Of a life that never let’s me show my face
Can’t catch up to me if I’m not still
At the speed of life until I stop dead in my tracks
I’m going back
Back where I’m from
Home.
Track Name: Nothing Ever Changes
Nothing ever changes
I am yours alone
I'm tired of my calling
I'm tired of my home
I'm sick of everything I've known but you

They say I'm hard to talk to
But I don't know why
It's not like I
Haven't tried to say
Everything I can to you

There's nothing I would forget
Nothing there that you've said
Nothing ever comes to mind
I've said all that I know how
I've said it to the world now
I've said it once for all
So you can't run and hide

Nothing ever changes
But I don't know why
It's not like I
Haven't tried to say
Everything I can