Paper Bag Lyrics

Fiona Apple


album: Track 5 in album When the Pawn…
release date: 1999-11-9
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
length: 3:41
composer: Fiona Apple
lyricist: Fiona Apple

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Fiona Apple When the Pawn… cover art
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I was staring at the sky, just looking for a star
To pray on, or wish on, or something like that
I was having a sweet fix of a daydream of a boy
Whose reality I knew, was a hopeless to be had
But then the dove of hope began its downward slope
And I believed for a moment that my chances
Were approaching to be grabbed
But as it came down near, so did a weary tear
-I thought it was a bird, but it was just a paper bag
-Hunger hurts, and I want him so bad, oh it kills
Cuz I know I'm a mess he don't wanna clean up
I got to fold cuz these hands are too shaky to hold
-Hunger hurts, but starving works, when it costs too much to love
And I went crazy again today, looking for a strand to climb
Looking for a little hope
Baby said he couldn't stay, wouldn't put his lips to mine,
And a fail to kiss is a fail to cope
I said, "Honey, I don't feel so good, don't feel justified
Come on put a little love here in my void,' - he said
"It's all in your head,' and I said, "So's everything' -
But he didn't get it - I thought he was a man
But he was just a little boy
-Hunger hurts, and I want him so bad, oh it kills
Cuz I know I'm a mess he don't wanna clean up
I got to fold cuz these hands are too shaky to hold
-Hunger hurts, but starving works, when it costs too much to love
-Hunger hurts, and I want him so bad, oh it kills
Cuz I know I'm a mess he don't wanna clean up
I got to fold cuz these hands are too shaky to hold
-Hunger hurts, but starving works, when it costs too much to love


Track Listing


Enhanced CD 1
  • 1 On the Bound
  • 2 To Your Love
  • 3 Limp
  • 4 Love Ridden
  • 5 Paper Bag
  • 6 A Mistake
  • 7 Fast as You Can
  • 8 The Way Things Are
  • 9 Get Gone
  • 10 I Know