Miles Further

by Paola Bennet

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released July 27, 2013

Recorded and mixed by Justin Oppus
Mastered by Mark Willson

Paola Bennet - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar on 3, synthesizer on 3, ukulele on 4, tambourine on 4
Justin Oppus - all electric guitar except where noted, bass guitar on 1, 2, & 5
Joseph Deauna - lead electric guitar on 2
Adam Soucy - all drums & percussion except where noted
Ren Price - upright bass on 5

All arrangements (except percussion) and lyrics © Paola Bennet
Photos by Mim Adkins Art of Life Photography
Design by Rose Gallogly

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Paola Bennet New York, New York

THE SHOEBOX EP, released in December 2016, is Paola's first studio release, though she has put together two previous EPs independently since 2013. Her original music weaves experiences ranging from the raw and vulnerable (Ache, Unwind) to the lush and rich (Icarus, Chandeliers) into currents of pop, indie, and folk. She is a Boston native and New York transplant. ... more

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Track Name: Just Another Heart
It’s like coming off a cold, hard winter
Stepping out to feel the air
I expected a wasteland
But you were standing there

Somehow you pulled me under so fast
I can barely breathe
But it’s quiet under the water
And I know you’re coming for me

So would you tell me was mine
Just another heart you stole?
Or will you hold me
Your heart so warm, and my hands so cold

I’m falling, but I’ve got no fear
You can try calling my name
But I might not hear
I’ve got stardust in my ears

I’m only a step away
From giving myself up
You walked so suddenly into my life
Now you’re all I think of
Somehow you’ve got your hooks
Into me so deep, I can’t let go
Those eyes of yours so inviting,
But I’m still scared you’d say no

So would you tell me was mine
Just another heart you stole?
Because it grows warmer
As the days grow bright and cold

(chorus)

You don’t know how hard I’m wishing
And I don’t know why I am missing you
So much when I’ve known you
All of the past few days

(chorus)

So would you tell me
Was mine just another heart?
Track Name: Don't Owe You A Thing
I'm good at finding reasons not to run
Freckled face or the gentle way my name seems to roll off your tongue
But sugar don't always mean sweet
And I'm finding that civility should sometimes take the backseat

You don't see it, but honey, there's a line
It's not dotted; it's not optional; what's in your head sure ain't in mine
I'm polite, but my patience only reaches a degree
To say you missed the point would put it lightly

chorus:
I'm not a conquest or a game
Take your ego back the way it came
You're out of line and not worth the time
So keep your guilt and your puppet strings
I don't owe you a thing

Oh, I'm so sorry; were you expecting surrender?
Is blaming me for your missteps making you feel better?
Boys who call themselves nice are usually the liars
At first it's poetry, and then they cut you like barbed wire

So brand me with five-letter names, but I won't burn
I will hold and stand my ground until you learn
Go on and scream; but do you really think
Louder means I'll listen
I think we've got different ideas of what I'm missing

(chorus)

And the truth is you're someone to feel sorry for
But not enough to give a damn
If the next girl settles the score

(chorus)
Track Name: Ache
Don't tell me about regrets
'Cause I've already got one too many
You said, "I'll be your lover"
You should've said, "I'll be the liar"
Should've said, "I'll be your favorite agony"

Don't give me that look, now, please
It's not up to me to mend your bruises
'Cause you, you left me wide open
Black and blue and still hopin'
You could close just six damn inches and not lose this

chorus:
But how could I hold your hand
When you kept me at arm's length?
And why would I risk my pride
If you wouldn't do the same?
Wishing is no good now;
It won't give you strength
And sorry is just goodbye
Under a different name

Seems it didn't take you long
To figure out just what — or who — you wanted
Oh, time — you had plenty
But chances — you didn't give me any
And now every playground feels haunted

(chorus)

Saying you want to make it right
But I'd be happy to never again
Think of your face burning in the streetlamp light
And love stories pictured in black and white
No, never again

But how could I hold your hand
When you kept me at arm's length?
And why would I risk my pride
If you wouldn't do the same?
Wishing is no good now;
It only makes us ache
And sorry is just goodbye
Under a different name
Track Name: Get This Far
I'd like to think that I'm a girl of many words
But you're something dictionaries can't define
Is there a name for the way the world tilts and blurs
When our trembling hands and crooked smiles align

You've got to see I'm nervous
Dusty-hearted, have to learn it
All over again
But you say, "just tell me when"

chorus:
Twirl and spin me and then I'll pretend
That I can dance
Take off our shoes, no one gets to me
The way you can
You're my wild card, my fallen star
I never thought we'd get this far

You seem to have a knack for drawing me out
Long eyelashes or that laugh, well, I'm not sure
And I don't think I could say it aloud
But I've been waiting, and now I think I know what for

Hope it don't show I'm nervous
Dusty-hearted, but I'm learning
Just one breath at a time
And you've already said you're mine

(chorus)

And I'll go miles and miles further
We're not perfect, but we're quick learners

(chorus)
Track Name: Chandeliers
He is chandeliers and velvet seats
And the gentle echo of butterfly wings
In drafty corners piled with silk and satin
He’s the kind of boy who eats alone
Never speaks of love; he’d rather it be shown
He lingers on long after you look at him

chorus:
Painted in gold, and silver-tongued
My oh my, he’s a precious one
But even precious portraits can rattle their frames
He says life imitates art, but they’re not the same
He’ll give you the show, send the curtain down in flame

He is rainy nights and cabarets
He is honey and charm, wrapped in a smoky haze
But careful, darling; all that smoke will blind you
He is shining knight, and villain too
He'll send thunder your way, then give the sky back its blue
He’ll let you run, but just so he can find you again

(chorus)

But under all that fiery debris
He is a tragedy in himself
Wounded so deep
That he wants to ruin somebody else
You could almost feel sorry
But you’d never quite reach
No, you’d never quite reach

Painted in gold, and silver-tongued
My oh my, he’s a precious one
But even precious portraits can fall from their frames
He says life imitates art, but they’re not the same
He’ll give you the show, send the curtain down in flame

He is chandeliers and velvet seats
Quiet darkness, but still he feels the sting
In drafty corners, you can hear him weep