"Paper Cranes" Lyrics

Song Title: Happier This Way 

Music and Lyrics: AVIVA 

Producer: Ofer Hamerman 

 

Once upon a time a girl was suspended in midair 

And she swore to everyone and to herself 

That she wanted to be there 

The noise began to scare her 

So she said a silent prayer 

And she's hoping that the man she left behind 

Will still be there 

If I say another 'if', I'll drown 

But I must look back 

To keep from looking down 

So if you had to love me 

Why didn't I bite my tongue 

And let you hold on to me 

And if I had to love you 

Why'd it have to be today 

When we knew I couldn't stay 

I'll convince myself 

I'm happier this way 

Why when he said he loved me 

Did it never seem to be enough 

Even when I said I loved him 

And was sure he was the one 

I said my goodbyes 

I searched for the cause 

I finally found the missing applause 

And yet, always returned to an empty room 

 

So if you had to love me 

Why didn't I bite my tongue 

And let you hold on to me 

And if I had to love you 

Why'd it have to be today 

When we knew I couldn't stay 

I'll convince myself 

I'm happier this way 

Why must we throw stones 

When all that surrounds us is made of glass 

And chase what I've always known 

Which now begins to rust at home 

So if you had to love me 

Why didn't I bite my tongue 

And let you hold on to me 

And if I had to love you 

Why'd it have to be today 

When we knew I couldn't stay 

I'll convince myself 

I'm happier this way 

 

 

Song Title: Run 

Music and Lyrics: AVIVA 

Piano: AVIVA 

Producer: Ofer Hamerman 

I write my name in the silver fog 

That's melting the frost 

And I'm counting these days behind me that now are lost 

We're tying flowers and weeds in our hair 

And spinning in circles like nobody's there 

Afraid to blink for fear of missing it 

Just let me run 

Count down to one 

I'll melt the sun if you let me get close enough 

Run 

Pebbles crack under shoes I wear 

As I reach the finish line 

And the clouds that surround me 

Are no longer gray but white 

And we'll wave 

Wave to the swaying trees 

And we'll sing to a song that a drunken bird sings 

Just let me run 

Count down to one 

I'll melt the sun if you let me get close enough 

Run 

They say the night is darkest 

Just before a glimpse of dawn 

Now the shadow's chanting 

Reminding us they're almost gone 

Ooooooo 

Just let me run 

Count down to one 

I'll melt the sun if you let me get close enough 

Run 

 

 

Song Title: Paper Cranes 

Music and Lyrics: AVIVA 

Piano: AVIVA 

Producer: Ofer Hamerman 

I've got a lullaby to share 

I might have kept it out of sight 

It's worn with time 

But it's mine 

And while I was seeing monsters 

You were watching colors 

Hoping I try on your favorite plastic hearts 

Here, I'll sit right here 

Folding polaroids for paper cranes 

Here, while we're still here 

Explain to me why nothing's changed 

Is the end still good if the road is bent 

Is the end still good if I never went 

I stare at what was once an empty room 

Now filled with unturned stones 

That I'm far too tired to look through 

So now I sleep to pass the time 

I gave up, my neck sore 

From holding my head so high 

Here, I'll sit right here 

Folding polaroids for paper cranes 

Here, while we're still here 

Explain to me why nothing's changed 

Is the end still good if the road is bent 

Is the end still good if I never went 

And I still hold my demons too close 

They tell me I should try to ignore you 

I wouldn't blame you if you had to leave 

No, don't wait for me 

'cause I'll sit right here 

I'll sit right here 

Folding polaroids for paper planes 

Here 

Here, while we're still here 

Explain to me why nothing's changed 

Is the end still good if the road is bent 

Is the end still good if I never went 

Is the end still good if the road is bent 

Is the end still good if I never went 

 

 

Song title: Grand Ballet 

Music and Lyrics: AVIVA 

Piano: AVIVA 

Multiple voices: AVIVA 

Holding a hand and a broken shard of glass 

That cuts a little girl's skin 

She'll start to cry while the world's patience is running thin 

A secret door that leads to a city 

dripping with fire and lights 

Don't be fooled by its beauty 

It's not real although it's quite the sight 

It's not real although it's quite the sight 

I'm standing in the middle of an ocean while it's so cold 

I'm torn and I am broken 

But I still call this place my home 

I didn't know I didn't know I wasn't ok 

It doesn't matter, just sing me songs from this grand ballet 

This grand ballet 

Grand ballet 

A villain in a play will run in circles 

His sanity on the edge 

I'll never know what's going on inside his head 

The wretched and divine, the justified crimes 

Of a sentimentalist friend 

Gather gather the people and we'll all paint the roses red 

Doesn't matter if they're dead 

I'm standing in the middle of an ocean while it's so cold 

I'm torn and I am broken 

But I still call this place my home 

I didn't know I didn't know I wasn't ok 

It doesn't matter, just sing me songs from this grand ballet 

This grand ballet 

Grand ballet 

I am not good for the masses 

I am not good for the clock 

That just keeps ticking away 

And constantly threatening to stop 

And all the lies I was told 

Like the present is a gift 

Well if that's true then why can't I open it 

I'm standing in the middle of an ocean while it's so cold 

I'm torn and I am broken 

But I still call this place my home 

I didn't know I didn't know I wasn't ok 

It doesn't matter, just sing me songs from this grand ballet 

This grand ballet 

Grand ballet 

 

 

Song title: Break Your Fall 

Music and Lyrics: AVIVA 

Piano: AVIVA 

Violin: Anna Elashvili 

Hands out as you collect the rain 

Folding letters into paper planes 

Golden girl are you still awake 

In this city built up for your name 

As the evening shadow lifts up 

and the night unveils the sun 

It is evident, despite the turbulence 

That you have already won 

You stand on the edge of a mountain so tall 

Don't look down, sometimes the height's only there to scare you 

Be not afraid, let gravity bring down your walls 

'Cause you've got an army on the bottom 

To break to break your fall 

Biggest tasks for the strongest soldiers 

Carrying the earth on their shoulders 

They don't see how the people stand there 

What they're thinking as they all stare on: 

They are the fighters, they are heroic 

How do they do something like that 

They are inspiring, they are amazing 

I want to be just like them 

You stand on the edge of a mountain so tall 

Don't look down, sometimes the height's only there to scare you 

Be not afraid, let gravity bring down your walls 

'Cause you've got an army on the bottom 

To break to break your fall 

The dusk's always darkest before the dawn 

And all these thoughts in disarray 

And when all is said and done 

And this song is dragging on 

There's really only one last thing to say 

You're going to be ok 

You're going to be ok 

You stand on the edge of a mountain so tall 

Don't look down, sometimes the height's only there to scare you 

Be not afraid, let gravity bring down your walls 

'Cause you've got an army on the bottom 

To break to break your fall 

 

 

Song title: Foolish Dreamer 

Music and Lyrics: AVIVA 

Piano: AVIVA 

Violin: Anna Elashvili 

Hey little boy, where you running to 

See this city has long been washed away 

Hey little girl, who you talking to 

White rabbits won't lead you somewhere safe 

Ooooo Please don't tell me no 

'Cause It's all I have 

It's all I have 

I am a foolish dreamer 

I am a foolish dreamer 

It doesn't matter to me 

It's what keeps me 

Breathing 

Hey little boy, what you crying for 

You've danced so hard you've burnt holes through all of your shoes 

Hey little girl with a sword in your hand 

You promised you'd conquer a world that doesn't want conquering 

Ooooo Please don't tell me no 

'Cause I'm still thinking 

I'm still thinking 

I am a foolish dreamer 

I am a foolish dreamer 

It doesn't matter to me 

It's what keeps me 

Breathing 

And I can't believe 

That I tried so hard 

And nobody nobody told me 

And I, I can't believe 

That I don't know where to go from here 

I don't know I don't know where to go from here 

I am a foolish dreamer 

I am a foolish dreamer 

It doesn't matter to me 

It's what keeps me 

Breathing 

Breathing

 

 

Song Title: We've Got Only Time 

Music and Lyrics: AVIVA 

Piano: AVIVA 

Guitar: Oren Shchory 

A constant smile with the risk I take 

But everybody's met the shadows 

Everybody knows the harm it can cost 

A vain attempt to draw a map 

On the fog left on the window 

But God knows I am wonderfully lost 

I'll break open the big beautiful sky 

Let blue drip down till I'm covered in night 

And we've got only time 

Oooo and we are beautiful and you're beautiful to me 

I've never felt such a safety as being in your arms 

I've never laughed so hard in my life 

Let's slip away and spend the whole day catching trains that lead to nowhere 

And under my breath I pray we'll be alright 

I'll break open the big beautiful sky 

Let blue drip down till I'm covered in night 

And we've got only time 

Oooo and we are beautiful and you're beautiful to me 

And I won't lie it gets hard 

To stand so far away 

The view from here is changing 

But the hues remain the same 

And on a banister stands matching glasses there for two 

A skull carved into wood, it makes me think of you 

It makes me think of you 

I'll break open the big beautiful sky 

Let blue drip down till I'm covered in night 

And we've got only time 

Oooo and we are beautiful and you're beautiful to me 

 

 

Song title: Forgettable 

Music and Lyrics: AVIVA 

Piano: AVIVA 

Violin: Anna Elashvili 

Producer: Ofer Hamerman 

My eyes are blue from the beat of the drum 

So I'll sit here and lick my wounds 

Given the chance I could do something grand 

If I really wanted to 

When everything starts to shake into focus 

Why is it then that I avert my gaze 

I'll slip through the fingers of a lover 

And pray on the knee with a friend 

I'll cry in the arms of an enemy 

If I stop in my tracks then I won't reach the end 

Just give me someone to die for 

And I'll find a way to stay alive 

Rubbing youth on our faces 

Thinking it'll make us look like we weren't left behind 

Shown the climb it'll take us 

We just close our eyes and say we'll start it next time 

When everything starts to shake out of focus 

Why is it then that I open my eyes 

I'll slip through the fingers of a lover 

And pray on the knee with a friend 

I'll cry in the arms of an enemy 

If I stop in my tracks then I won't reach the end 

Just give me someone to die for 

And I'll find a way to stay alive 

Alive 

When red turns to blue I should have had faith in me 

Though they tell me I can do it I just freeze 

When I think it through 

What if I just took the leap 

Would it change anything 

Would it change anything 

I'll slip through the fingers of a lover 

And pray on the knee with a friend 

I'll cry in the arms of an enemy 

If I stop in my tracks then I won't reach the end 

Just give me someone to die for 

And I'll find a way to stay alive 

Just give me someone to die for 

And I'll find a way to stay alive