Distraction EP

by Paper Citizen

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This album is the process of re-discovering music I loved growing up - music of the late 90s, pop and rock. The album was engineered around a classic rock band lineup; vocals, electric guitars (lots of ‘em), keys, bass and drums. Throwing in modern elements of analog synths, sampled bits and digital processing, this album became a scrapbook of sounds that we collected over a year, arranging them through time to give each song its own kaleidoscope of colours. It’s soft and hard, bright and dark; all at the same time, constantly changing with every turn.

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released September 7, 2018

Songs by: Claire Gohst
Produced by: Claire Gohst & Colin Lester Fleming
Recording & Mix Engineer: Colin Lester Fleming
Assistant Engineer: James Bridges, Caitlyn Bongiovi
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice

Vocals, Guitars, Moog, Piano, Violin: Claire Gohst
Bass: Filipe Antunes
Drums: Eric Derwallis
Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Omnichord, and Additional Synth Programming: Abram Lembono
Rhodes, Wurlitzer: Mitch Henry
Cello: Raquel Kober

Album Artwork : Elise Rancher

Special thanks to
Maya Harary,
Shaun Taylor,
Chad Blinman,
Mike Deneen,
Q Division Studios,
Herd Studios,
& all the love and support from friends, fans and family

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Paper Citizen Boston, Massachusetts

'Beantown sprouted indie rock bringing you crisp vocals, spacious guitars, organic beats and smooth keys.'

Paper Citizen is a Boston-based indie rock project by songwriter and producer, Claire Gohst.

The project performs regularly as a trio in the Boston area, with Colin Fleming on Drums and Theo Brierly on Bass.
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Track Name: SHKN
S H K N

I took a leap of faith
With a glowing face
for a very first date
Now you come as you please
Like i’ve got something to give

We’re right at the start
We swear we’ll never ever part
Headstrong, we move along
Evenly, over the odds

Standing on my feet, falling asleep
While my sugar sweet’s dancing to the beat

You make me feel like a shkn’
Shkn’ bottle of soda
You really got me breakin’
Breakin’ all my walls down

Cut right to the chase
If you may
There’s not a minute left to waste
I’m on the edge to fight
The power shortage from left to right

Spell it out for you
with opposable thumbs
You are the only one for me
You’re everything I’ve dreamed of
You got me

Standing on my feet, falling asleep
While my sugar sweet’s dancing to the beat

You make me feel like a shkn’
Shkn’ bottle of soda
You really got me breakin’
Breakin’ all of my walls down

And if all our thoughts
They overflow
And crystalize like secrets
All we fight for won’t get old
If liberty is what unfolds
There’s everything you need to know now
everything you need to know

You make me feel like a shkn’
Shkn’ bottle of soda
You really got me breakin’
Breakin’ all of my walls down
Track Name: Clockwork Reasons
CLOCKWORK REASONS

If it’s too early
I run a little bit late
I’m always delayed
If it’s too late
I let the hours go by
While you sleep at night
If it’s too clinical
It’ll make me cynical
of sensibility
If it’s too quiet
Then you are on my mind
More than i like

Lighten up
These clockwork reasons
(Won’t ever stop coming at you)
Don’t ever
Lighten up
Like every circle
It’ll come around
To draw you a smile

Add another number
Calendar writer
Oh it’s never enough
Well if I have to leave
I’ll do it quietly
It’ll tear me apart

Lighten up
These clockwork reasons
(Won’t ever stop coming at you)
Don’t ever
Lighten up
Like every circle
It’ll come around
to draw you a smile
It’ll come around
To draw you a smile
Track Name: Distraction
DISTRACTION

Anything that grabs my attention
Like an addiction
is a good distraction
So I’m running as fast as I can
Through the confusion
In no particular direction

When it’s over
I’m setting off
To the sun
To the sun
I’m on my way
I’m gonna find my way
To the sun
To the sun

I am trading all these hours for dollars
And I’m still caught between the drywall hidden underground
And when I’m up in the night from these rattling pipes
I never feel more alone

When it’s over
I’m setting off
To the sun
To the sun
I’m on my way
I’m going to hide away
In the sun
In the sun

I borrowed some words from a phrase
Talk about a phase
Everything’s recycled these days

When it’s over
I’m setting off
To the sun
To the sun
I’m on my way
Find my way
To the sun
To the sun

Anything that grabs my attention
is a good distraction
So I’m running as fast as i can
Headed in your direction
Track Name: Download
DOWNLOAD

Can you please complete my search?
There seems to be an error on my download
‘Cos you see,
all my answers
were given to me
by father’s church

I’ll say a prayer for you

Will you please connect my call
For I have been a lonesome wanderer
I’m still trying to find
Someone who might
All sins aside
Think so alike

I’ll say a prayer for you
But no one’s there
so what’s the use

Engine, please re-play this memory
I can’t recall my sense of wonder

And I’ll say a prayer for you
But no one’s there
so what’s the use

I’ll say a prayer for you
But no one’s there
so what’s the use

Can you please complete my search
There seems to be an error on my download
An error on my download
An error on my download
Track Name: The River's Blue
THE RIVER'S BLUE

The news is in, tonight
Of a distant star, a satellite
I've got one more worry on my mind
But tomorrow, leaves another one behind

Close your eyes and gather thought
For all that things were once before
Is the present a real tragedy?
Now what about the things to come?

Fall in, fall into
The river’s blue
Break in, break in two
Over you

I wallow in my pride
Of exchanging life into light
So I cut my tongue to stay behind
The walls, the lies, the territory lines

Fall in, fall into
The river’s blue
Break in, break in two
Over you

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream

Fall into
Why don’t you fall down the river
Break in two
Over you

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