Up From The Ashes [Single] (2016)

by Paper Bags




"Up From The Ashes" is the single from the upcoming first ever full-length Paper Bags LP entitled "Because Naoko Never Loved Me" set for release in the spring of 2017. This single features a previously unreleased demo entitled "First Flight" coauthored by Alayna Will and recorded in 2012.


released December 31, 2016

Geoff Hornby - guitar, vocals

"Up From The Ashes" written by Geoff Hornby
"First Flight" written by Geoff Hornby & Alayna Will

Cover photo by Sean Patrick Duffy



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Track Name: Up From The Ashes
Come on, move on
That's what they tell me
I can't - I'm gone
The world is breaking down all around me
And I won't sleep tonight

If I had one wish to be granted,
I'd wish I was somehow able to rise up from the ashes
And I won't sleep tonight
Track Name: First Flight (2012 demo)
I sat here a while before you came in,
Now I can't wait to tell you about the places I have been
Before and until now

All the things I've seen and all the thought that came to become,
Came to be the why and how
Things came to be the way they are right now

I might think too much
And might not have the best of luck in all the world,
But who cares?

Because when you're near, I'm fine sitting here
And nothing else compares to you the way you are right now