Marc Cohn - Paper Walls Lyrics

Marc Cohn The Rainy Season cover art
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Well, I had just checked in when the sun came up
After ten hours on the bus.
I was staring at the stains on the ceiling, baby,
Trying not to think about us.
But then someone in a room five-oh two
Started doing the thing that we used to do.
Every bang, every boom,
It was just like it was happening in my own room.

'Cause they've got paper walls, paper walls,
Paper walls...ooh, yeah.

I closed the curtain, I shut the light,
I heard the highway moan.
Next thing I remember they were having a fight,
And then, she was all alone.
I heard her cry in the darkest hour,
I heard it echo in the hotel shower,
I heard her start packing her things, so,
I called her number and I heard it ring...

Right through the paper walls, paper walls,
Paper walls, ooh yeah, now.

I've never seen such a sight before,
The way she looked when she opened the door.
Hush now baby don't make a sound,
When all your love comes a-tumblin' down...

Just like a paper wall, paper wall,
Paper wall, ooh just like a paper wall.

It ain't the road that kills you, baby,
It's the all night calls
It ain't the road that kills you, baby,
It's just the paper walls
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Walk Through the World
  • 2 Rest for the Weary
  • 3 The Rainy Season
  • 4 Mama's in the Moon
  • 5 Don't Talk to Her at Night
  • 6 Paper Walls
  • 7 From the Station
  • 8 Medicine Man
  • 9 Baby King
  • 10 She's Becoming Gold
  • 11 The Things We've Handed Down


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    album: Track 6 in album The Rainy Season
    release date: 1993-5-25
    popularity : 86 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 4:25
    drums: Jim Keltner
    vocal: Marc Cohn
    mixer: Ben Wisch
    recorded by: Ben Wisch
    bass: James Hutchinson
    background vocals: Sweet Pea Atkinson, Arnold McCuller, Harry Bowens and Terry Evans
    Hammond organ: Benmont Tench
    acoustic guitar: Marc Cohn
    harmonica & Hammond organ & electric guitar: John Leventhal
    Album Information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075678249129
    script: Latin