Paperdoll (Live on KRFC)

by Elyse Miller

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© 2010 Elyse Nichole Miller

Strip my hide and shave my skin
Slip me on and wear me thin
Pump me full of chemicals
Carcinogenic miracles

Just like a paperdoll, Cut me like a paperdoll
Tear me, share me, You can even wear me as a
Trophy pinup on your sleeve
Disposable, posable, For your every need

It’s the constant pressure, The driving mania
To be as thin, And as smooth, And as shallow
As paper

It’s the way They’re all shaped
To make us hate us, To make us hate them
It’s the way we’re all trained
We would kill to be them
We kill ourselves; Will heels and shelves
Really make us? As they break us

It’s the way we’re all shaped
To reflect upon self hate

Breaking glass with the tears
For the past ten years
And it’s tough to escape
From yourself vein for vain
Cause they bleach
The true beauty
Right out of your brain

Like paper cuts, Let the channels bleed
Because the market feeds On unmet needs
And breaks promises, Without conscience
And who cares if the ads depict violence

It’s only natural
Lies become habitual
Make me a paperdoll
Me me me a paperdoll
Cut me like a paperdoll
Just the way she’s shaped
Make me fake me fake fake
Make me fake me fake fake

I know I have to fake it
At least I’m going to face it
At least I can embrace it
I mean, it’s only natural
To be a paperdoll
Just like any paperdoll
Just like any paperdoll

The constant pressure
Laid me flat
The driving mania
Runs me ragged

The double standard tore me in half
Who wants half a paperdoll?


released March 6, 2013
Recorded at KRFC 88.9FM Fort Collins, CO



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Elyse Miller Los Angeles, California

Elyse Miller has played alongside world class artists like nine-time Grammy Award winner, Asleep at the Wheel, folk legend John Gorka, and the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Her voice has been described as "soulful, rich, warm," "beautifully haunting," and "like butter." With "whip-smart lyrics” and "a playful sense of humor," her striking melodies stay with you well past the last listen. ... more

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