The Pegasus Awards

Paper Worlds

Talis Kimberley

Pegasus Award

Award Year Category
Pegasus 2014 Best Filk Song

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Sample
2012 Best Filk Song  
2011 Best Filk Song  
 

Paper Worlds

Entire song Copyright ©2002 by Talis Kimberley- All rights Reserved
Used by Permission

It isn't just
Space though I hope we'll take our
Place out there like the stories say we
Will where other stars shine it isn't just
Space and it isn't just
Time though the future casts bright
Echoes back and the past ensnares me
Still through centuries' gaze it isn't just time

And I've learned to like my here and now, but I need escape and that's allowed
I can leave behind this madding crowd:

Here are paper worlds to draw me in
I can taste life lived in a different skin
There are paper worlds that have kept me sane
And I read them again and again and again
There are paper worlds I hold so dear
Others still that ache till the wound runs clear
Here are paper worlds to stir my soul
To break my heart and leave me whole
And leave me …..…..whole
              
And leave me …..…..whole

And it isn't just
Me who filled my childhood
Summers and my winter nights with
These I know it isn't just
Me and isn't it
Fine how such a tiny
Doorway lets us in like Alice
Squeezed into words - isn't it fine

And I've learned to like my here and now, but I need escape and that's allowed
I can leave behind this madding crowd:

Here are paper worlds to draw me in
I can taste life lived in a different skin
There are paper worlds that have kept me sane
And I read them again and again and again
There are paper worlds I hold so dear
Others still that ache till the wound runs clear
Here are paper worlds to stir my soul
To break my heart and leave me whole
And leave me whole
And leave me whole

There are paper worlds where no-one dies,
Where all are mad, where vision lies
Where rivers run where arrows fall
Where planets burn where sirens call
There are paper worlds where the sun turns cold
Where love is banned, where none grow old
Where heroes fail and heroes win
You can taste life lived in a different skin

These paper worlds I hold so dear
Till the wound runs clear
These paper worlds have stirred my soul
To leave me whole, and it isn't just me
I say it isn't just me (who has lived in paper worlds)
Paper worlds…

 

 

 
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