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From Paris With Love

by ALPACA SPORTS

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You never answer on the telephone Only see me on the weekends Treat me so bad, but I always come back for more Tonight I saw you at the cinema When he had his arm around you Oh call me sad, but it's eating me up alive What are you looking at me for? I'll never have what it takes What are you looking at me for? My heart can only break And I guess it's true I've fallen in love I guess it's true I've fallen in love And I'll do anything you want (oh anything you want) I'll do anything you want (oh anything you wanna do) All my friends they say I'm better off "She will only make you feel sad" I know they're right, but I always come back for more I know it's time to say goodbye And I think I will survive But your kisses feel so right Oh I'll do anything you want What are you looking at me for? I'll never have what it takes What are you looking at me for? My heart can only break And I guess it's true I've fallen in love I guess it's true I've fallen in love And I'll do anything you want (oh anything you want) I'll do anything you want (oh anything you want) I'll do anything you wanna do (oh anything you want) I'll do anything, anything you wanna do
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So many nights, I sat alone up in my room Wondering why the moon let go of me I miss my dreams I miss the street where I grew up I even miss those dark December days Oh I don't wanna hurt you But this is how I feel Say you'll understand me Tomorrow must feel real I'm just too far away, too far away I'm sorry but it's time I let you know I feel like going home I feel like going home I feel like going To a place No one else knows far away I don't believe what people say Don't wanna hear those promises again I need a place No one else knows far away I don't believe what people say What people say So many days I watched the waves come rolling in I wonder when I'll see that shore again I miss my friends And all the songs we used to sing And summer nights we thought would never end Oh I don't wanna hurt you But this is how I feel Say you'll understand me Tomorrow must feel real I'm just too far away, too far away I'm sorry but it's time I let you know I feel like going home I feel like going home I feel like going home It's time I let you know, I know, I gotta go now
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Summer Days 04:11
Do you hear the raindrops? Falling on the rooftop We can stay and wait for the light We can stay as long as you like I can see the rainbow From the kitchen window We can do whatever we want We can go wherever Let's put it behind us now We don't have to say goodbye Let's put it behind us now I'm always on your side I just need you And summer days in the sun No one loves you like I do Loves you like I do I always think of you And summer days in the sun I don't want this to ever end I can feel the cool air As it blows through my hair Thought I heard you say with a smile "Can we stay here just for a while?" I can see the rainbow And when I'm with you I know We can do whatever we want We can go wherever Let's put it behind us now We don't have to say goodbye Let's put it behind us now I'm always on your side I just need you and I You and I You and I You and I I'm always on your side I just need you And summer days in the sun No one loves you like I do Loves you like I do I always think of you And summer days in the sun No one loves you like I do Loves you like I do I just need you I just need you Summer days in the sun with you I don't want this to ever end
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I could see it in your eyes By the way you tell me lies It's not the way you wanted it to be I'll do anything your way I'll do anything you say I'll try to bring us back to where we were In my dreams you're still waiting for me With a tear in your eye But I know it's already too late And nobody cares but me Nobody cares but me Well I guess it's all been shown And I guess I should've known It's not the way I wanted it to be I'll do anything your way I'll do anything you say I'll try to bring us back to where we were In my dreams you're still waiting for me With a tear in your eye But I know it's already too late And nobody cares but me Millions of places, millions of faces Nothing as pretty as you Millions of faces, millions of places I just don't know what to do In my dreams you're still waiting for me With a tear in your eye But I know it's already too late And nobody cares but me In my dreams you're still waiting for me With a tear in your eye But I know it's already too late And nobody cares but me
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Eiffel Tower 03:33
I lie awake in bed at night The Eiffel Tower shines so bright I wish I didn't feel this lonely I need someone to hold me when the lights go out I need a way to make you mine Before the tower fails to shine I am singing with the raindrops Dreaming of the treetops Where are you now? It was on a Monday I met you Now I know I'll never forget you Seems so long ago Oh so long ago It was on a Tuesday you told me Now I wish you were here to hold me Seems so long ago Oh so long ago We sat and watched the Seine at dawn And heard the bells of Notre Dame But now the city feels so lonely I need your arms to hold me Where are you now? Where are you now? Where are you now? It was on a Monday I met you Now I know I'll never forget you Seems so long ago Oh so long ago It was on a Tuesday you told me Now I wish you were here to hold me Seems so long ago Oh so long, long ago It was on a Monday I met you Now I know I'll never forget you Seems so long ago Oh so long ago It was on a Tuesday you told me Now I wish you were here to hold me Seems so long ago Oh so long ago
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Birds 03:45
Hiding away inside of a dream Hoping to find you waiting for me Trees all around me I call your name My tears fall so slowly Into a stream Birds will whisper in my ear Words I long to hear But their call could not make you appear Now I'll keep on waiting For you to come Into the world where we can be one Silently hoping there'll be a day My sad dream will end And my tears fade away Birds will whisper in my ear Words I long to hear That one day soon you will be near Birds will whisper in my ear Words I long to hear That one day soon you will be near
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Loving you is so hard to do You never know what I'm going through The way you kiss and you hold my hand Makes me wish you would understand I used to walk with my head up high Now I feel like I wanna cry Loving you is so hard to do You never see from my point of view You told me that loving you was all wrong How could you lie to me for so long? I can't believe all the things you said It isn't like any books I've read And every time when I try to give you my heart You throw it back at me I can't believe all the things you said It isn't like any books I've read You just throw it all away How could you say this was just for fun? After all that we've said and done Loving you is so hard to do You never know what I'm going through You told me that loving you was all wrong How could you lie to me for so long? I can't believe all the things you said It isn't like any books I've read And every time, when I try to give you my heart You throw it back at me First you tell me that you always will be there Then you're gone and I'm left crying in despair Where's the love that we had dreams of yesterday? Is it gone now? Has it gone away? I can't believe all the things you said It isn't like any books I've read And every time when I try to give you my heart You throw it back at me I can't believe all the things you said It isn't like any books I've read You just throw it all away I can't believe all the things you said It isn't like any books I've read And every time when I try to give you my heart You throw it back at me I can't believe all the things you said It isn't like any books I've read You just throw it all away You just throw it all away
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You know I tried to warn you About the stupid jokes he tells The way he tries to own you You're becoming someone else But you don't listen You always take him back No you don't listen But everyone knows He's not your one true love He's not the one you want He's only bringing you down You'll meet a new boyfriend When time is right He's not the sun in your eye The one you dream about He's only bringing you down You'll meet a new boyfriend An everlasting love I know you've tried to leave him Like a thousand times or more Cried out on my shoulder Saying this time it's for sure But you don't listen You always take his side No you don't listen But everyone knows He's not your one true love He's not the one you want He's only bringing you down You'll meet a new boyfriend When time is right He's not the sun in your eye The one you dream about He's only bringing you down You'll meet a new boyfriend An everlasting love He's not your one true love He's not the one you want He's only bringing you down You'll meet a new boyfriend He's not your one true love He's not the one you want He's only bringing you down You'll meet a new boyfriend When time is right He's not the sun in your eye The one you dream about He's only bringing you down You'll meet a new boyfriend, an everlasting love You'll meet a new boyfriend, an everlasting love You'll meet a new boyfriend, an everlasting love
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Skipping stones on a moonlit bay I hope and I pray I'll find the right words to say "My heart always skips a beat when you're near And I want you to stay Please don't go away" I will stay and wait for a sign Maybe luck will turn to my side I can never leave you behind with a song It's not gonna go away Oh baby what can I say? Oh baby what can I say? We fell asleep watching waves crest into the sea Were you dreaming of me? Dreaming of me? Please, come back I believe you Everything you said was true Don't go Girl I need you Every single night and day Oh baby what can I say? I will stay and wait for a sign Maybe luck will turn to my side I can never leave you behind with a song It's not gonna go away I will stay and wait for a sign Maybe luck will turn to my side I can never leave you behind with a song It's not gonna go away Oh baby what can I say? It's not gonna go away It's not gonna go away Oh baby what can I say? Baby what can I say?
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Without You 03:19
I need you to remind me how to smile When skies are grey and I'm lonely Let's remember the good times for a while I still think of you only Even though it hurts I still go on Even though it hurts I sing our song Now the sun is oh so low And the days have lost their glow Without you, I'll never know what to do I think about how you looked the day we met When skies are grey and I'm lonely I need you to remind me who I am I still think of you only Even though it hurts I still go on Even though it hurts I sing our song Now the sun is oh so low And the days have lost their glow Without you, I'll never know what to do Without you, I'll never know what to do I won't get out of bed tomorrow Don't wanna spend my day in sorrow Dreaming of you and me is how I carry on And that's why I keep singing this song Even though it hurts I still go on Even though it hurts I sing our song Now the sun is oh so low And the days have lost their glow Without you, I'll never know what to do Without you, I'll never know what to do Without you, I'll never know what to do Without you, I'll never know what to do
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Let me know how you're feeling Staring up at the ceiling all day long I promise I'll stay around Can you tell me your secrets? I want to know all the details Let me know I promise I'll stay around If only my words could reach you when you felt blue If only my heart could reach you I never knew what to do Saddest girl in the world, do you miss me? Saddest girl in the world, do you miss me? Saddest girl in the world, do you miss me? Saddest girl in the world, do you miss me? And I was just a kid but now I'm older All that I could be was just a shoulder Let me know how you're feeling Staring up at the ceiling all day long I promise I'll stay around If only my words could reach you when you felt blue If only my heart could reach you I never knew what to do Saddest girl in the world, do you miss me? Saddest girl in the world, do you miss me? Do you miss me? If only my words could reach you when you felt blue If only my heart could reach you I never knew what to do I never knew
12.
Look into my eyes Give me something real Life in misery, makes no sense to me If my arms were wings I would fly away To a better place To that sunny day Don't turn away, don't turn away, don't turn away from me Words they sound so true, when I'm with you Don't turn away, don't turn away, don't turn away from me Everything feels new when I'm with you Feels like dreaming I'm dreaming I'm dreaming I'm waiting on the bench by the cherry tree If it's meant to be, you'll come back to me I held you through the night When you screamed and cried Baby you are strong, you can carry on You've got the world at your feet You've got so much to live for, to live for You've got the world at your feet So please don't call it the last time, the last time Don't turn away, don't turn away, don't turn away from me Words they sound so true when I'm with you Don't turn away, don't turn away, don't turn away from me Everything feels new when I'm with you Feels like dreaming I'm dreaming I'm dreaming Feels like dreaming Feels like dreaming Feels like dreaming

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FORMATS: LP [White Colour Vinyl] [Numbered Limited Edition of 500 copies] / CD Digipak / Digital Album

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Saying that following the trajectory of Andreas Jonsson and ALPACA SPORTS is like travelling all around the world is no understatement, and in fact, sometimes it’s literal. Their videos, songs, and albums have repeatedly reflected the different cities they’ve traveled and lived in. Their melodies reflect their adventurous spirit, which has grown even bigger on their new album, “From Paris With Love”. In 2014, Andreas moved to Paris, and he and Lisle Mitnik began writing songs together about what the city transmitted, about what it means to start again in a new place, and about what you have to leave behind. All of these feelings are captured and expressed in this collection of twelve songs full of sincerity that will help you hold onto experiences that can be forgotten and get lost with the passing of time.

There have been a lot of expectations about the arrival of this second full-length album from the Swedish group, considering that their previous album, “Sealed With A Kiss” came out four years ago. The band, however, has not stopped their record-label activity, as we saw with the Mini-LP and the Singles released with Elefant. And at this moment in time, ALPACA SPORTS is possibly the best representative of that crystalline, luminous Swedish pop that the Labrador label represented back in the day with groups like CLUB 8, SAMBASSADEUR and ACID HOUSE KINGS.

These twelve songs have also travelled around the world to reach their final destination. They went all the way to Brooklyn, where Gary Olson (LADYBUG TRANSISTOR) recorded the trumpets, and Hampus Öhman-Frölund (who already recorded on the previous album) recorded the drums. They stopped in Chicago, where Lisle Mitnik (TINY FIREFLIES) recorded his parts (keyboards, guitar, bass, strings...) and gave them a good push forward. The next stop was London, where Ian Catt (THE FIELD MICE, SAINT ETIENNE, TREMBLING BLUE STARS, SHAMPOO, THE SCHOOL...) mixed and produced everything, though not without first recording the album’s vocals, including two songs where, for the first time, Amanda Åkerman sings solo vocals. They went on to Tokyo, where Ray Kimura created another set of delightful illustrations for the album artwork. Lastly, they flew all the way to Spain where Elefant is releasing them on a 500-copy numbered, limited-edition, white vinyl, on CD Digipak, and digitally. Now, finally, the songs are being sent back into the open world, where they belong.

All of Alpaca Sports’ trademarks are here: huge melodies, intricate arrangements and abundant sweetness. Touches of disco-soul (“I’ll Do Anything You Want”, “Summer Days”), crystalline pop (“Nobody Cares But Me”), jangle and sunshine pop (“Books I’ve Read”, “A New Boyfriend”), precious folk (“Birds”, “Baby What Can I Say?”), THE CURE meets THE SMITHS meets ABBA (“Feel Like Going Home”, “Saddest Girl In The World”), Burt Bacharach goes out partying with CAMERA OBSCURA to that well-known tower (“Eiffel Tower”), unforgettable choruses (“Without You”) and even a little evocative melancholy (“Luxembourg Gardens”). It is everything that has made ALPACA SPORTS a reference for lovers of indie pop in all the corners of the world they keep travelling across again and again.

Their inspiration to make us travel farther is growing. It’s unstoppable.

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released September 7, 2018

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With a sound that harks back to the softer side of Sarah Records, Sweden's Alpaca Sports play a sweetly melodic brand of indie pop that revolves around gently strummed guitars and tender male/female vocals.

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