Don't Look Down - Album

by PAULA PUNCH

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I’ve been travelling 6 long years on the city road Every corner every bend I surely know Come Monday morning those tables turn. Will the gods smile on me or will they crash and burn? But I know when the sun goes down And I am driving far away There’s a place where the light’s still on And it’s calling me to stay. There’s a big bad boogie man in the “House of Blue” And everyone around him is too scared to say – boo! And all the women on the 2nd floor Still dress in black – swearing one day they’ll walk away Never to come back But I know when the sun goes down And I am driving far away There’s a place where the lights still on And it’s calling me to stay. And it’s not hard to imagine Just what this life could be If I hold on to the magic That you have shown me All the cowboys come to play ‘Cause the stakes are high Tapping on my window pane Gimme one more try. And if you had a golden smile well I might let you in…. Just remember don’t throw a stone If you have sinned. But I know when the sun goes down And I am driving far away There’s a place where the light’s still on And its calling me to stay.
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Take Me Back 03:34
In the dead of night You’d call for me & we’d go dancing in the dark and you’d remember the steps we made & we’d hold tight until the dawn. In your heart do you feel the same Can you hear the siren call. Come to me, Come to me. Take me back Won’t you take me back To that place that I’d forgotten In your dreams Do I run away? Do I spread my wings and learn to fly? When I close my eyes and drift away. I see the star begin to fall.. Come to me won’t you come to me. Take me back Won’t you take me back To that place that I’d forgotten …and if my heart was stalling, and if I kept on falling would you still call for me? Come to me, Come to me…. Take me back Common and take me back Take me back where I belong. Mm….Mm.....Mm Copyright Paula Punch All rights reserved.
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Watch Over Me I will hold you all through the night Through the darkness and into the light “Say you will - say that you might Watch over me, watch over tonight” It’s never too late to be sorry Never too late to be real It’s never too hard to be open Though at times its hard to feel Some say life wasn’t meant to be easy But should it be this hard? Its never too late to be thankful Or shake what’s on the cards. I see you, I need you and I want you to know……. I’ve never been one for ambition- Someone always wanting more But what I hold now in my arms Is a cause worth fighting for.. You say life is but a journey And there must be an end But if I find a way to seize each day Then maybe ….we’ll just transcend? I will love you the rest of my life Through the darkness & into light “say you will- say that you might Stay forever- stay tonight” You’re never too old for laughter Or never too young to cry Never too slow to answer The brave who ask why. Is it hard to say I love you? Is it hard - to be kind? Or to find the time to look in my eyes And say whats on your mind. I see you, I love you & I want you to know… I will love you the rest of my life Through the darkness and into the light “Say you will- say that you might Watch over me, watch over tonight” Copyright Paula Punch 2016
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Lucky Girl 03:03
Stuck my neck out And what did I find? Strained my muscles and blew my mind. You've got to take a chance in this crazy old world.... That's the secret- to a lucky girl. Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Well it's never too late to follow your heart Roll the dice make a new start If you wanna find love - -forgive everything And everyday you can hear the the birds sing!! Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Now hold your head high Put your feet on the ground This train's not stopping You can't turn it around If your feeling blue, just stay on track Yes- That's the secret girl- you don't look back!! Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Don't loose sight of what's down the line and the thousand words - yet to find- With a dollar in your pocket and a song on your mind, Well that's the secret to feeling fine. Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Lucky Girl Copyright Paula Punch
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As I lie in bed with you in my head. My heart keeps travelling south. You said goodbye, not even a sigh or kiss left your mouth. Were you just being kind? Or trying to change my mind. And I turn over and over, I burn over and over I yearn over and over for you. You think I don’t care because I’m not there to share in your success. Now where would we be ,if I can’t be free, and would you settle for less. And I turn over and over, I burn over and over I turn over and over for you. I turn around my feet off the ground – you’re chanting in my ear. When we embrace and you touch my face I wake and your not here. While I’m asleep the world at my feet and angels bring you near. They know what to say, what heartstrings to play – just to keep you here. Then shadows climb the wall, as my world starts to fall And I turn over and over, I burn over and over I yearn over and over I turn over and over, I burn over for you….. And I turn over and over I burn over and over, I turn over for you…… I turn over and over, I burn over and over I learn over and over from you. Copyright Paula Punch All rights reserved.
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The Other Shoe c. Paula Punch (2018) In the stillness of the morning light Where dreams can linger from the night There's no mountain yet to climb -no past to leave behind. Drawn to the wind Drawn to the fire Drawn to the sky on the wings of desire… Do I run for my life? Run for the hills? As you sweep me away I am losing my will. As I watch my other shoe fall & I've tried so hard to walk tall I no longer…. count the years… I'll share those lines as they appear There's no time to hide your love away & Life's too precious to just fade away Forced to the wind Forced to the fire Forced to the sky on the wings of desire… Do I run for my life? Run for the hills? As you sweep me away Am I losing my will? As I watch my other shoe fall and rise above these walls & I face my fears ……. Again and again, I change my mind Do I slay all these angels and demons inside? Stay Bound for earth- never free? Or let myself go…… into starry seas? and let my other shoe fall And rise above these walls and let my heart ….,,start to fall And face my fears………… after all, alter all, after all.
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All the years of wheeling dealing And flying high Fast tracking to the ceiling Now I wonder why Singing songs and climbing trees Is where I’d rather be Than on this ladder …. Don’t look down Theres a world outside Turn around While there’s still time Rise and shine every day on the morning train All the faces I can see but don’t know their names We are passengers peering through the looking glass And life goes so fast. Don’t look down You could you miss the light Turn around Before its out of sight. Kick back on Friday night with a glass of wine Sliding up beside you darling cant you read the signs? But you’re swiping right - I am left far behind while you keep surfing… I keep lurching…. We all keep searching on…. A double shot of sweet caffeine on a Saturday Dogs bark - and kids are playing, near the old café. Life on Instagram, while birds keep twittering Tryin’ to get through Don’t look down you could reach the sky Turn around Darling Wont you try Don’t look down when you can see the stars Turn around ‘Cause Here we are..
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Match 02:36
Match Copyright 2017 Paula Punch You turned around I danced in time You clapped your hands And I knew right then you’d play a part In this game we call love I felt this pain right through my heart Like lightning from above I was young, You were too. But there’s no time For when love calls, and you fall Its like the world is standing still And you and I –we cannot hide The truth that we feel. You took my hand I held on tight And it felt so good And moved on through the parting crowds And stood side by side And the music filled head and then my heart was beating loud Time stood still For just one night I always will Love you like I did that night When a match lit my heart we must have done something right Cause we cannot be apart

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The singer-songwriter Paula Punch's debut LP album, “Don't Look Down” where she shares here passionate, independent spirit and has been compared to names like Tori Amos, Sheryl Crow and Sarah McLachlan, and ultimately, to the now-legendary Lilith Fair of the 1990s. Songs on the record range from slow-burners like “Take Me Back” to pop cruisers like “Lucky Girl,” and from rock waltzes like “Watch Over Me” to the finger-snapping title track, “Don't Look Down,” a radio-ready single which works to exemplify Punch's album in theme as well as tone.
“Paula's music is personal,” says the Punch Park label of its namesake artist, “yet it talks to women about living a modern life in an urban environment with all the joys and struggles that emanate from the constant juggle.” Paula Punch, herself, says, “The music has changed my world. I feel like a teenager again – inspired, energized and excited to tell more stories through my songs.” Paula Punch began her music career in earnest in 2017 and wasted no time in achieving Fifth Place in the ASA Songwriting Competition for her track “Take Me Back” which is on the Album.

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released September 23, 2018

All songs arranged, produced, engineered and mastered by Robin Gist.
All songs written by Paula Punch, except "Lucky Girl" Co-written with Robin Gist, and "Match" Co-written with Mark Punch.
Mark Punch played acoustic guitar, and Nick Wales played strings on "Match". Marko Simec played keyboards on "My Other Shoe". All other instrumentation by Robin Gist and with some acoustic guitar by Paula Punch.
Photography by Tim Bauer.

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PAULA PUNCH Sydney, Australia

Performing in the Philharmonic Motet Choir, fronting university bands, session singer, & backing vocs for Ed Kuepper +.
Paula started recording her own songs with husband Phil Punch, & Matt Fell, & performing live, opening for Ed Kuepper & more.
Paula also started songwriter nights “The FridayGirls”. Paula has now teamed up with guitarist & recording engineer, Rob Gist to bring her songs to life.
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