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Inspired by the John Green novel of same name.

lyrics

I was a dreamer and you were a dream
You were a schemer and we were a team
You showed me the way to a dozen places new
Hidden from sight 'til I followed you
I want to build you a castle of stone and sand
No wishes or dreams, just these two hands
Let's go, we should have hit the road yesterday
Roll out the map, show me the way

And take me to a paper town
Hand in hand, we'll tear each building down
See what's hidden behind the lie
See what's real, see what's inside

I'll let you take the mask from off my face
You'll just see a star as it falls from grace
Only if you promise to let me in
And never ever to never never ever let me down again
I want something real, something I can touch
I've spent my whole life wanting it this much
Maybe I'm fool to still believe
That you're the hero I thought I'd need

To take me to a paper town
You and me, we're gonna burn it down
We're gonna set this whole town aglow
Should have set a match to this place long ago

Even if you never return my call
You'll always be the one who set me free
Please take my weight, don't let me fall

And take me to a paper town
Hand in hand, we'll tear each building down
See what's hidden behind the lie
See what's real, see what's inside
Take me to a paper town
You and me, we're gonna burn it down
We're gonna set this whole town aglow
Should have set a match to this place long ago

credits

from You Have Queer Street Cred, released March 5, 2018
Written by Sarah Shay.
Produced by Sarah Shay and Nathaniel Johnstone.

Lead vocals, ukulele, and washboard: Sarah Shay
Banjo and harmonies: Aaron Shay

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