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The Old Paper Corners

from The Curious Appearance of Agloe, NY by BIT

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I was born on a trap street
of this paper town.
and I spend all my time here,
this page to wander around.
But the land that I live on
is passing its prime.

A city’s constructed,
a city degrades.
A map that is printed,
eventually fades.
But the map that I stand on
is a product of time

As the old paper corners have started to wear,
and the crease down the backroad developed a tear
and the ink that fades faster than you’d ever know.

For a paper town’s only as strong as the cellulose under our feet
and the indelibility of the trap street
with a bit of neglect, a paper will burn.

One day we’ll be forgotten,
we’ll be dust in the last.
Just a cordial fragment
of cartography past.
But as ideas vanish,
other ones grow.

An artist’s depiction,
of a world that they dream,
a world that they hoped for,
or so it may seem.
But all dreams go the way
of the American Town


from The Curious Appearance of Agloe, NY, released July 22, 2015
Kirk Pearson: Electronics
Alex Sturbaum: Guitar, Vocals
Will Lord: Lead Vocals
Caroline Kuhn: Vocals
Damon Smith: Piano

Composed and Produced by Kirk Pearson




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