Icarus

by Paola Bennet

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lyrics

these days, i am used to strangers
with no hello behind their eyes
i cut my dreams from paper
and i know my subway lines
the last thing that i need is saving

but i'm having trouble sleepin'
feels like my skin is gonna tear
i want to breathe even, but there's not enough air
to give me the liftoff i'm craving

so i'll remember this
as i stretch my wings:
for birds like me,
every beat's a reckoning
and i'll take a breath
think i'm gaining ground
but so did icarus before he came tearing down

these days, smiling is a talent
i may as well paint up a mask
and label it "manhattan"
and maybe then no one will ask
i'm too scared to say that i'm tired

'cause i can get very high praises
from friends in high places
but each time i say that i'm fine
i know i'm the liar

(chorus)

i've been told
that lonely souls
never make it past the threshold but i
won't give in
to the heaviness
i deserve something to win

so i'll remember this
as i stretch my wings:
for birds like me,
every beat's a reckoning
and i'll take a breath
kicking off the ground
oh brother icarus; i'll fly before coming down

credits

released October 10, 2014
Paola Bennet: vocals, acoustic guitar
Jeremie Inhaber: bass
Justin Oppus: electric guitar
Adam Soucy: drums

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Justin Oppus
Written & composed by Paola Bennet
Photo by Christine Florence 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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