We once lived in a paper world
With paper hearts and souls
With edges that both aged and curled
With inky eyes as black as coals.
We lived a simple paper life
In a simple paper town
And there we never knew of strife
Because we wore the paper crowns.
Under our paper rule did we
Lead paper people to their dreams
How years did pass us happily
But nothing's ever as it seems.
For the clouds above are larger
Than a flimsy paper town
And the raging storm is stronger
Than a tiny paper crown.
I watched our world get washed away
When the rain began to fall
But it was you who turned to me to say:
We are just paper after all.