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Paper Dolls


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gcjjones

 Genre: Acoustic

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A song written about an old gentleman friend of mine, he never spoke much at all and never of his past. He died of throat cancer.
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Lyrics
There's a room inside his head it's impossible to see
But the lines upon his face they tell a tale of where he's been
By the fire stands a boy, lost inside a lonely man
Crying out to feel the joy but he's shadowed by his shame

When you look into his eyes you see
His shadow whispers out a sigh to release
But his will is to survive, it's the Paper Dolls of torture wont cry

By the afternoon he's numb as the bottle soaks his pain
And the frown upon his face is a memory that stained
Though the good old days are gone the past is where he lives
And the boys still crying out from a room he's trapped within

When you look into his eyes you see
His shadow whispers out a sigh to release
But his will is to survive, it's the Paper Dolls of torture yearning to cry

And I love you my true friend
And I wont you to know somebody cares
There's a reason why life isn't fair
Ease old man why don't you free your pain
Then you'll come home

Lay down your head and rest those weary eyes
Another day goes by without a smile

When you look into the eyes of grief
Our shadow whispers out a sigh to release
But our will is to survive to be
Just a Paper Doll,
You & me, just a Paper Doll
We choice to be, just a Paper Doll
It's the Paper Dolls of torture yearning to cry.
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Hits: 1747
Comments: 16
Fans: 12
Plays: 57
Downloads: 40
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Jan 26, 2012 - 05:39:43 PM
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2012 - 05:39:43 PM Last Played: Mar 16, 2017 - 05:54:37 AM
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Comments
jiguma said 1914 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Beautiful!
I'm really enjoying hearing these acoustic tunes Garry. This is pretty near perfect - the guitar is very nicely played and sounds so nicely placed in the mix. Vocals/harmonies really nice. Viola (?) sounds great - who is that?
Love the words too.
Cheers from The Shed,
Neil
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gcjjones said 1914 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Thanks
Violin is played by Ross Smithard......he's very good. These songs are from my acoustic album "Atonement"........
Check out my latest song called Home
jiguma said 1914 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Ross is a great player
I've played with him at a friend's place in Candelo - incredibly versatile and just good!
Check out my latest song called When Ya Gonna?
Philip18 said 1914 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Paper Dolls
Crisp guitar and plaintive violin set the mood well. Meaningful lyrics. Emotive vocal. Nice harmonies. The simple arrangement is very effective. It's all quality, Garry!
gcjjones said 1913 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Thank you
Thanks for the feed back.......
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MarkHolbrook said 1914 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Another instant fav!
A beautiful tune Garry! Thanks for joining MJ and sharing these with us! Looking forward to much more.
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gcjjones said 1913 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Cheers
It's good to be a part of MJ, there's a lot of great songs on here....
Check out my latest song called Home
smokey bacon jnr said 1914 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
brilliant
Loved it. Felt like it was written about me some days! Exquisite.
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gcjjones said 1913 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Me to
I think we're all a bit of a Paper Doll at times...
Check out my latest song called Home
PeterB7858 said 1914 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Evocative
Poignant, evocative lyrics wrapped in a wonderful acoustic wrapper, sung fantastically well. No more to say. Thanks for the download. Your music is very, very welcome at MJ, Garry. Take care, Peter.
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gcjjones said 1913 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Thanks for listening
it's great to get feed back on old songs that haven't had any exposure...
Check out my latest song called Home
PatriciaGirl said 1913 days ago (January 27th, 2012)
Heartfelt sadness
A very professional and touching story that invokes emotions of sorrow for the lonely. Great lyrical words and singing to match.

This is wonderful stuff-I hope you get more plays :) DL and fav'd

Thanks for sharing.
patty
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PBGB said 1913 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Garry, both Paper Dolls and Dance With Me ........
............. are beautiful songs, very tastily arranged, and played and sung with the sensitivity we know you have in spades. Congratulations on both of these songs. Keep up the great work and keep on being the tower of talent you truly are.
Pete from The Shed
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ShadowofNine said 1913 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Paper Dolls
Fine song and performance...enjoyed, really like the violin...
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jfisenne said 1912 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Nice
I liked this a lot. I liked the simplicity of the mix - guitar, vocals, harmonies, and violin.
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alackbass said 1892 days ago (February 18th, 2012)
Paper Dolls
Brilliant! Pro in every way! Downloaded!
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GARRY CARSON JONES I began my music career at the age of ten and wrote my first song at the age of fourteen. I am an accomplished musician and singer/songwriter and have accumulated a vast repertoire of original and cover songs. ... [see more]

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