Bragging [ALBUM 2008]

by Paul Cargnello

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SING FOR YOUR LIFE Words & Music By Paul Cargnello EVERYDAY IS A DAY THAT’S GONE YOU CAN SEE IT COMING FROM MILES AWAY THEN IN A GLANCE IT’S GONE.... I HATE TO WAKE UP WITHOUT YOU MY LONELY DAYS HAVE JUST BEGUN I DON’T WANT TO KEEP TO MYSELF I DON’T WANT TO HIDE FROM THE DAY I WANT TO WALK THE STREETS I WANT TO WALK WITH YOU ALL THE WAY TO WHERE THE BORDER TOWN SONGS ARE SUNG BREATHE SOME NEW CITY AIR INTO OUR DYING LUNGS YOU BETTER SING FOR YOUR LIFE EVERY DAY IS TRYING TIMES INCHING CLOSER TO OUR GRAVES I GOTTA KEEP WALKING THAT FINE LINE BETWEEN WHO I LOVE AND WHO I WANT TO SAVE I WANT TO LOVE I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE WITH YOURS I WANT TO WALK WITH YOU EVERYDAY I DON’T WANT YOU TO COMPRAMISE BABY I WANT YOU TO STAY (2x) WHERE THE BORDER TOWN SONGS ARE SUNG...
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NATURAL BEAUTY Words & Music By Paul Cargnello SEND IT IN A LETTER BECAUSE I CAN'T BE BOTHERED WITH YOU YOU KEEP PRETENDING THAT NATURAL BEAUTY IS PROOF GOOD TIMES WENT BY SO SLOW I STOOD AT THE DOOR AND WATCHED THEM GO LETING GO IS EASY NOW THAT MY HANDS ARE TIED I'D RATHER HAVE NATURAL BEAUTY THAN BE STUCK WITH FALSE PRIDE PRIDE GOES ON FOREVER BUT LOOKS THEY NEVER LAST WHEN I LOOK IN THE MIRROR I CAN SEE THEM FADING FAST
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Stanley Caps 02:56
STANLEY CAPS Words & Music by Paul Cargnello I WAS ON THE STREET CORNER WHEN YOU GAVE ME THAT LOOK WITH ALL THE POWERS OF MAOS LITTLE RED BOOK YOU REALLY STARTED SOMETHING... YOU SHOWED ME PICTURES OF STANLEY CAPS DINING IN THE CONGO MR. KURTS AND DR. LIVINGSTON WATCHING THE DAYS GO BY YOU REALLY STARTED SOMETHING... WHEN GRENDEL DIED YOU IMAGINED HIS MAMA THERE WEEPING YOU TRIED TO WARN ME THAT THE PASST CAME A KREEPING I READ THE LAST CHAPTER NOW ALL THAT REMAINS THE WORKERS OF THE WORLD THEY GOTTA LOSE THEIR CHAINS I WAS ON STAGE WITH MY ELECTRIC GUITAR I WAS ON MY WAY TO BECOMING A ROCK N’ ROLL STAR... YOU REALLY STARTED SOMETHING... WITH EVERY STEP DIGGING DEEP INTO THE SAND YOU TOLD ME SOMEONE WINS BRUTUS HELD THEIR HAND YOU REALLY STARTED SOMETHING... I CAN BE WRONG AND I CAN ADMIT IT YOU MAKE ME STRONGER EVERY SINGLE MINUTE YOU REALLY STARTED SOMETHING...
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BUTCHER OF BEIRUT Words & Music By Paul Cargnello WHEN YOU COMING BACK I AINT COMPLETE TAKE IT TO THE PEOPLE TAKE IT TO THE STREETS I WAS JUST DRIVING THROUGH YOUR BOULEVARD (DIRTY STREET) YOU AINT WILD YOU JUST PLAY THE WILD CARD I SAID BACK UP FILL THE CUP FILL IT UP TILL IT TRICKLES DOWN YOU BETTER RUN FROM THE BUTCHER OF BEIRUT YOU BETTER HIDE FROM THE USA A DEMOLITION COMING IN FROM THE EAST AND THE WEST TODAY THE WHITE HORDES STRETCHED AN INCH INTO A MILE THE NORTHWEST SAID YOU CAN STAY A WHILE WEAR OUR WHITE HOODS SUPPORT OUR G.D.P OUR G.O.D WE'RE ALL BORN ON A BATTLE ZONE FORCED TO CALL IT HOME WHERE I DWELL I CAN TELL BY THE TEARS ON YOUR FACE YOU'VE BEEN RUNNING LIFES RACE YOU BEEN HIDING YOUR FACE FROM THE REST OF IT THE FASCISTS HIDE THE BEST OF IT I SAW THE WINTER TURN TO SPRING POLICE AND THEIVES BUSTED EVERYTHING THE POPULATION KNOWS LOVE THE POPULATION INVENTED IT THE POPULATION KNOWS LOVE SO WHY ARE YOU PREVENTING IT I'M CONVINCED IT'S TIME TO GO TO WALK OUT INTO THE MISMANAGED ROADS AND REDRAW THE LINES WRITTEN INTO THE CEMENT I DREAM ABOUT A WORLD WHERE I DON'T GOTTA PAY RENT TO THE FASCIST REGIME
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WRECKING BALL BLUES Words & Music by Paul Cargnello I AINT GOT ENOUGH MONEY I AINT GOT ENOUGH TIME TO SPEND IT ALL WAITING & SEE WHAT’S LEFT TO BE MINE LOOKING AT ALL THE PHOTOS ON MY WALL MY HEART FEELS LIKE A WRECKING BALL I AINT HAPPY I AINT SAD THINGS START TO GO GOOD THEN THEY TURN BAD MY LIFE MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL MY HEART FEELS LIKE A WRECKING BALL
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O! Nostalgia 00:59
O! NOSTALGIA Words & Music by Paul Cargnello O! NOSTALGIA MAKE ME CRY TODAY LET ME SINK UNDER THE WAVES AND I KNOW THAT IT'S TOO LATE TO BRING IT ALL BACK ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL THINGS HAVE ALL PASSED I'M REMINDED EVERY MIDNIGHT THAT NOTHING EVER LASTS O! NOSTALGIA MAKE ME SMILE TODAY LET ME RISE IN THE HUMIDITY AND I KNOW THAT THERE'S JUST NO WAY AND I KNOW THAT IT'S TOO LATE TO BRING IT ALL BACK ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL THINGS HAVE ALL PASSED AND I'M REMINDED EVERY MORNING THAT NOTHING EVER LASTS
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UNE ROSE NORE Words & Music by Paul Cargnello Tout le monde dans mon quartier chante de la meme faÇon sauf toi Tu chante À ta maniÈre Tout le monde dans mon quartier chante de la meme faÇon sauf moi Je chante À ma maniÈre La lune s'allume la nuit comme une rose noire dans un bouquet blanc Dans une ville deS phantomes nous sommes les seuls vivants La nuit allume l'obscurite comme une ruelle qui se cache derriÈre des boulevards Dans une ville de laches nous sommes les seuls qui restent forts
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Catching Up 03:00
CATCHING UP Words & Music by Paul Cargnello I JUST GOTTA TELL YOU I WAS FALLING BEHIND AND NOW I`M CATCHING UP (LISTEN TO ME NOW) FACES ARE FRESH AND THE WALLS LEAN OUT THE WOOD WHISPERS WHEN YOU STAND AND WHEN YOU WALK IT SHOUTS EVERYBODY LEARNS TO HURT AND IT HURTS TO LEARN BECAUSE IT HURTS TO ROLL AND IT HURTS TO FOLD WE ONLY BRAVE THE HEAT BECAUSE WE FEAR THE COLD THERE WAS NEVER AN EASY WAY IN (2x) THE SKIN IS BURNT AND THE SLUMBER CAME SLOW THE LIGHTS GO DIM IN THE NIGHT DURING THE DAY THEY GLOW EVERYBODY LEARNS TO LOVE BETTER THAN THEY LOVED BEFORE AND BEFORE THEY LOVED THEY REMEMBER NOTHING I JUST GOTTA LET YOU KNOW I WAS FALLING BEHIND AND NOW I`M CATCHING UP MY BODY`S BROKEN FORM SPILLING OVER THE BRIM RIGHT UNTIL THE END YOU`LL BRING ME BACK AGAIN DANCING UNDERNEATH A NAKED SKYLINE LIVING IN THE STRIPE OF A FLAG AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN AT THE BOTTOM OF A WOMANS HAND BAG THERE WAS NEVER AN EASY WAY OUT (2x) THE STONE HAS BEEN CARVED ALL THE LAWS HAVE BEEN KICKED THE CORNERS COLLECT DUST LIVING IN THE POINT OF A PINPRICK I SPOT A SPINE A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE IN THE WINE A DROP OF WATER IN THE TURPENTINE ECONOMISTS WILL TELL YOU THAT THERE`S ALWAYS MONEY TO SPEND RIGHT UNTIL THE END YOU`LL BRING ME BACK AGAIN
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I Don't 02:53
I DON`T Words & Music by Paul Cargnello I WANT TO BE SAVED WITHOUT A SAVIOR I WANT TO OPEN UP WITHOUT LOSING A LAYER I WANT TO GROW UP WITHOUT GROWING OLD I WANT TO LEARN FOR MYSELF I DON’T WANT TO BE TOLD (2x) I WANT TO MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT MOVING AWAY I WANT TO STAY UP ALL NIGHT WITHOUT SLEEPING THROUGH THE DAY I WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITHOUT SELLING OUT I WANT MY CONFIDENCE BACK I DON’T WANT ANY MORE SELF DOUBT I WANT TO STAY HUMBLE WITHOUT STAYING POOR I WANT TO FEEL SAFE INSIDE WITHOUT LOCKING THE DOOR I WANT TO LOOK AHEAD WITHOUT TURNING MY BACK TO THE UNKNOWN OR ON THE PEOPLE I LOVE I DON’T WANT TO BE ALONE

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In 2008, Paul released Bragging, his fifth solo album. The album pays homage to Billy Bragg, and the folk/punk troubadour style. One voice, and one electric guitar. A Songbook for dissenters.

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released June 12, 2008

All music & lyrics by Paul Cargnello. Except "Man next door" by John Holt, "Whisper to me" by Cecile Campbell, & "Bourgoise Blues" by Huddy Leadbetter. All songs recorded, and performed by Paul Cargnello.

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Paul Cargnello Montreal, Québec

Paul Cargnello is one of Montreal's favourite prolific troubadours. He has always been able keep the critics on their toes, and the fans wanting more.

Paul Cargnello est devenu l’un des troubadours les plus prolifiques du Québec. À chaque album, Il trouve une façon de surprendre les critiques et repousse sans cesse ses propres limites, au grand plaisir des fans.
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