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we put together this collection of demos in celebration of the two-year anniversary of the release of our album, Better Music Through Hypnosis. each member of the band contributed two tracks!


released January 15, 2017



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A Thousand Paper Cranes Medina, Ohio

ATPC are a band that are really trying, just trying as hard as they can. they are currently on hiatus.

"As you can see, this band is slowly progressing to where they want to be in hopes of one day reaching their ultimate goal."
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Track Name: Things Will Be Different From Now On [Ben]
You woke up alone
It was dark outside your window
You remember what she told you
But it all set in so slow

To choke on your lead
To react but not to read
The room where we've been waiting
To express our sympathy

You learned your lesson, now you'll try to forget it
It's gonna hurt, but not enough to regret it
A part of you is gone
Things will be different from now on

And you might like to think that it's okay to look away
When you realize that you made a mistake
But there are bitter pills we have to take

And don't believe in everything you read, cuz here with me
You built a tower on uncertainty
And a year from now we don't know where we'll be

I woke up alone
In a world I thought I'd known
I guess I missed the memo
That you never can go home

A swing and a miss
Was it really worth the risk?
We'll have to wait a lifetime
For another day like this

Don't let them tell you it's already over
Don't sell your soul for a four-leaf clover
We'll carry you along
Things will be different from now on
Track Name: Already Dead [Dan]
Criss crossed eyes, criss crossed eyes
The train is off its tracks
Balloon soars high, balloon soars high
The train’s not turning back

Can’t blow out the flame
Can’t jump out, reach ground
Clipped wings too late
My fate has already floated


Way too high, way too high
Leave the atmosphere
Loosing sight, loosing sight
Running out of air

Can’t look down the same
Spinning in my head
Don’t anticipate
My fate is that I’m already


I’m burning up inside
I’m burning up inside
I’m burning up inside
But It’s alright
Track Name: There's No T In Team I Don't Care What Anyone Says [tom]
I never thought of us as friends in the usual
WAY back when we would hang out at your parents' old
GRAVE situations never seemed to affect our
STYLE, there was nobody around for MILES

RUN down the middle of the road, never looking both
WAYS to avoid problems, there were many many
GREAT ideas, they were rare, but the came from with-
INtuition paying out the big dividENDS

PUT on a smile yesterday, now i can't get it
OFF to bed early, paranoid of a little
COFFin offers me a rest, think i gotta de-
CLINE, not loitering, standing in LINE

LOOK OUT for the locomotive standing there perfectly
STILL you persist even after you have been
KILLED our masters, never coming back from
THIS is your life, stare into the abyss

& the abyss stares back, the abyss stares back

everyone is ugly when you look at their
FACE the music, brighten up the
PLACE your bets, people, i ain't gonna say it
TWICE the meat for half the

PRICE isn't something that i'm willing to
PAY attention, this is gonna be
GREAT grandfather and he's filling up the
TAPped out and i never wanna come

BACK to the rhythm, back to the
PLACE where i think i might've made a mis-
TAKE what you want, i am never gonna
DIE so easily, i don't even

TRY psychotherapy, a guarenteed
WINdows open and the boys are coming
INstead of crying why don't you spit it
OUT, damn spot, whatcha wanna talk about?

whatcha wanna talk about?

WALK around taking in the
SIGHTSeeing people travel
LIGHT pours in from every-
WHERE is all you beautiful

HARrowing visions of the
PASsed out, coming in
LAST one out shut the
DOOR HINGE doesn't rhyme with

ORANGE hanging from a
TREason on the high
SEASons changing in a
BLURry vision of the an-

SIR, do you take your coffee
BLACK hole, universal
SNACK time, chomping on a
PAIR of people, everybody stare

if there's a pair of people, people gonna stare

NEVer gonna
STOP and take
STOCK market
CRASHing through the

GLASSy eyed
LOOKing like a
CROOKed old
MAN made is-

LANDing on the
MOON is coming
SOONer count the
STARS above the

MARtial arts
CLASSic psycho-
PATH to the
TOWN is coming DOWN

ONE for the money, two from the show
SHOW me the money and i'll never let go
Track Name: I'm So Glad (film score for Grey) [Dan]
I feel warm summer air blow through my hair
The smooth blades of green grass in the meadow that we share
I see colors of the sun setting in the sky
As the world welcomes dusk, I’m so glad to be alive

I see leaves of red floating to the ground
As the seasons change and the world spins round
I feel crisp autumn wind as I breathe in
I hear the shimmer of wind chimes, I’m so glad to be alive

Falling clouds chill my skin
rising fire draws me -
In love I am
With the world
My free land

I see where new dew lies vibrant flowers bloom
Mother Earth gives new life, then grows up too soon
I hear the song of the birds sing their lullaby
As the day makes way for the night, I’m so glad to be alive

In love I could be
With the world
If it loved me
Track Name: The Seatbelt Song [tom]
oh bb put on ur Seatbelt
it just mite save ur life
nothin makes u prettier makes me want u 4 a wife
than when yr wearing ur Seatbelt
lemme take u 4 a ride
but safetys got 2 come first or i wont let u inside

I know...
You think that it's not cool.
but what's worse, wearing a seatbelt or having your brains splattered across the windshield and never seeing you family again, eh?? Can't be cool when you're DEAD!!

yeh bb put on ur Seatbelt
sumthin new 2 try
im fastening down my answer: I Dont Want U 2 Die
so bb put on ur Seatbelt
girl lemme make u mine
but its still "Click It or Ticket" cuz in luv theres no free ride