How Did You Grow So Cold?

from by Paper Tigers



You were roaring in your twenties
Moonshine, whiskey, wine aplenty
Till you pawned your heart and had no soul left to sell
But your immaculate conception
Bore you famine, war, depression
And sent you tumbling into the mouth of hell

And I say oh, oh, how did you grow so cold?
As the temperature rose faster
Pitching fever toward disaster
And by some damn grand design
You just snatch up all you can find
Till the only word you know how to say is “mine”

Will we still be drunk on power
Right up till eleventh hour?
Will heredity and prophecy rain sins upon the sons?
Can we point fingers at the father
Or should we even try to bother?
‘Cause we hold both the shovels and the guns

And I say oh, oh …
And we say oh, oh …


from Power Down, released January 1, 2015



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Paper Tigers Stillwater, Oklahoma

Paper Tigers is a singer/songwriter project from OKC native Lucas Oswalt. Before moving from the nation's capital back to Stillwater in 2015, he played in many DC-based punk bands, including The NVs, Lady Cop and Black & White Jacksons.

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