Ray LaMontagne - Paper Man Lyrics




Here in my heart I am
Here in my heart I am
Here in my heart I am
Here in my heart I am

I won't live like a paper man
Slip into line, join at the hand
I won't fold like a paper man
Do as I'm told by a paper-white plan

Hear me, hear me, when I say
I won't play along
As long as I have a song I'll sing
A song I'll sing

Here in my mind I am
Here in my mind I am
Here in my mind I am
Here in my mind I am

I won't live like a paper man
Slip into line, join at the hand
I won't fold like a paper man
Do as I'm told by a paper-white plan

Hear me, hear me
Hear me, hear me
I won't play along

I won't live like a paper man
Slip into line, join at the hand
I won't fold like a paper man
Do as I'm told by a paper-white plan

Hear me, hear me, when I say
I won't play along
As long as I have this song I'll sing
This song I'll sing

Here in my heart I am
Here in my heart I am
Here in my heart I'll stay
Here in my heart I'll stay





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Ray LaMontagne Paper Man Comments
  1. cecilia vera

    Gracias por compartir esta linda canción con este espectacular cantante

  2. cecilia vera

    Me encanta esta canción , uno de los tantos precioso temas de este gran cantante .
    Le agradezco poder oirlo

  3. anna borellini

    Wonderful ; )

  4. Carol Williams

    WOW!! I JUST LOVE HIS VOICE💕

  5. NUR AMIRA ZULKIFLLI

    found my new addiction.

  6. Tennis Cat

    I'm picking up some David Bowie!! This man's voice could calm a field full of Lions

  7. Suman Sopori

    Your voice glides on the soul soothing it to extremes 🌟 ...a genius extraordinaire ! Love you Ray ♥️ my favourite of all time ; you’re the best ✨

  8. Matt Duco

    Ray is Cat Stevens

  9. Jon Iszard

    This track reminds me a little of early David Bowie. Mixed with some early Moody Blues perhaps. I have yet to hear anything from Ray that does not belong front and center in my music collection. True musicianship.

  10. cecilia vera

    Lindas todas las canciones
    Gracias por compartirlas

  11. Big Daddy

    Add the lyrics to your music Ray!!!💫 everybody needs to know..

  12. FRA BO

    Bellissimo album

  13. Julia Halligan

    Thanks Nicolas 😁

  14. Paper_Man

    I like this.

  15. Clash of Clans

    whats with all the echo? his earlier albums were way better..

  16. Eric Shattow

    Not really what I was looking for but really great all the same.

  17. Juan Pablo Guerrero

    Im here for Tom Odell's playlist.

  18. tommybass40

    I heard Paper Man on the local college station mid-way through the song and I thought it was Elton John. Still, if you’re gonna channel someone, one of the rock greats is a good place to work from!!

  19. ConoshNJ

    John/George + Pink Floyd

  20. nancy quinones

    Cool! Just heard him on World Cafe, awesome!!!

  21. Phil Reilly

    Lets make it last sounds a lot like the Beatles Something.

  22. Selva Kumar

    DAAAAAMMMMMMNNNN!!!!!

  23. Hotflop2011

    Pretty good I’d say

  24. Evy

    http://www.soundcloud.com/zion777-1

  25. LonestarPaul

    like, you know, wow...

  26. downs813

    Your music is amazing! Love i!

  27. Bones Delacroix

    This song is the kind of song that would send me out into the open road, dusk is approaching, I just ate a good meal at a roadside diner, and the smells of the forest fill me with joy as I drive off into the night....

  28. West Lisbon

    Here in my heart I am
    Here in my heart I am
    Here in my heart I am
    Here in my heart I am

    I won't live like a paper man
    Slip into line, join at the hand
    I won't fold like a paper man
    To which I've been told by a paper-white plan

    Hear me, hear me, when I say
    I won't play along
    As long as I have a song I'll sing
    A song I'll sing

    Here in my mind I am
    Here in my mind I am
    Here in my mind I am
    Here in my mind I am

    I won't live like a paper man
    Slip into line, join at the hand
    I won't fold like a paper man
    To which I've been told by a paper-white plan

    Hear me, hear me
    Hear me, hear me
    I won't play along

    I won't live like a paper man
    Slip into line, join at the hand
    I won't fold like a paper man
    To which I've been told by a paper-white plan

    Hear me, hear me, when I say
    I won't play along
    As long as I have this song I'll sing
    This song I'll sing

    Here in my heart I am
    Here in my heart I am
    Here in my heart I'll stay
    Here in my heart I'll stay

  29. pinkfreud62

    Cool retro sound. Have a Nice Day! ☺

  30. Winnie Lagoa

    Que beleza!

  31. Soledad Bustamante

    aqui , en la patagonia argentina, tus canciones al cielo Ray

  32. Step Two

    Welcome back Mr Ray LaMontagne!! Hope to see you one day

  33. zoe

    Wow! Never cease to amaze me!!😍😍

  34. you can't be this empty

    You're on another level Ray.

  35. William McNally

    Just seen him in Glasgow he was unbelievable

  36. Lone Wolf

    Love from India

  37. Floppy Bob

    Front row Boston in June. Ive seen him 15 times and this is my second time sitting front row. I LOVE THIS MAN!!!!

  38. knot4u11

    not like... LOVE!

  39. Jeannie Martin

    Sweet song

  40. Harrilyn Samson

    Sounds a bit like Elton's Rocket Man

  41. Sebastian St.

    amazing <3

  42. Yonatan Berman

    i am a scissor fan but whatever

  43. hosain ahmed

    Thanks for healing us every time. Thanks for this gift :)

  44. eric5469

    I'm going to keep an open mind until I hear more, but God Willin' IMO was perfect . Haven't been into some of the latest producers. Go back to what made you.

    SuperDav2000

    I agree this new stuff is out there a little bit. Not a fan of singing with that much reverb. No reason for it he has a great voice

    eric5469

    Totally agree. he has no reason to use the reverb, with the voice he has. I think the producers are trying to get a bit of a younger crowd perhaps.

  45. James Cox

    Thought ray was back when i herd.. such a simple thing ... but obviously not with this shit

  46. Ezra Ben-David

    I'm more of a cardboard man

    Moshe Pop

    Ezra Ben-David why because your fragile

    Yehuda Berman

    Ezra ben-david
    2019 and still listening!

    Yehuda Berman

    @Moshe Pop
    Baby shark do do do do do

  47. Moshe Pop

    I personally lived like a paper man for around ten years.all I'm saying is it's not that bad.

  48. Yehuda Berman

    I'm also a scissor fan

    Moshe Pop

    Why is the song called paper man but the screen says part of the light? Is the artist trying to trick people like someones like I'm gonna put on the song paper man and then his friend is gonna say that's it's not called paper man it's called part of the light. Do u think that's funny of course I speak chinese

    Ezra Ben-David

    Yehuda Berman informative whilst catchy

    Ezra Ben-David

    Moshe Pop it's a trick of the light. In the dark it quite clearly says paper man

    Yehuda Berman

    @Ezra Ben-David
    2019 and still listening!

  49. Rebecca Gavin

    zzzzz Wait! What happened? I got this notification and then...

  50. Anwaar Mohammad

    أموتتت

  51. Heather Mackie

    Beautiful as always!! His music always has a way of reaching deep within and leaving you wanting more.

  52. Rachael Pakhumate

    i love you Ray

  53. Jalene

    This is what I needed today ♥ from Ethiopia

  54. paul cardno

    Back to his best.

  55. New Alternative 40 Chart

    "Paper Man" debuted at #29 on the New Alternative 40 Chart this week:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-9sXfXyc5Y&index=27&list=PLxlSBzMcrtkMCVtuXEIz5BXpPfycTwsS5

  56. Michael McWilliams

    👌🏻

  57. Jim Burkett

    Wow.. Ray’s voice, the perfect instrument for the melody. Shades of Lennon and Roger Waters but all Ray.

  58. Monika Joshi

    This man is extraordinary!!!!👌👌😇

  59. Hubert Carter

    You mentioned something at your Louisville concert about a possible project. Is this coming to fruition?

  60. Mi Kyong

    Oh my god... 💕

  61. Entrust Ind

    Here in my heart I am
    Here in my heart I am
    Here in my heart I am
    Here in my heart I am

    I won't live like a paper man
    And step into life, the joy that I had
    I won't fold like a paper man
    To which I've been told by a paper-white plan

    Hear me
    Hear me
    When I stay, I won't play for long
    As long as I have a song, I'll sing
    A song, I'll sing

    Here in my mind I am
    Here in my mind I am
    Here in my mind I am
    Here in my mind I am

    I won't live like a paper man
    Step into life, the joy that I had
    I won't fold like a paper man
    To which I've been told by a paper-white plan

  62. Madan Niroula

    Great fan of u Ray. Love u from Nepal/Himalayas

    Mithun Dutta

    Fan From India :-)

    Dhiraj Grg

    Finally got an another Nepali guy who is running after the pure song😊

    Pankazz Bhattarai

    Huge ray fan from nepal as well!!

    Uzal Khatiwada

    There are definitely more of us out there.

    Amit Chhetri

    @Uzal Khatiwada lol

  63. sylvian sylvian

    Fantastic...

  64. Michael Wilkinson

    Elton John does psychedelic Beatles.....

  65. so tall

    A little Cat Stevens I hear every now and then..

    Hotflop2011

    sounds like an auditory issue...maybe see a doctor. They say Lincoln used to hear a loud popping just before he was shot. Yusuf Islam’s a terrorist.

    mike fronk

    I hear it too!! Especially when he says "paper man"

  66. Robert Lusby

    That was awesome!!!! Seeing the Tour next month in Dallas!!!

  67. Tom hilton

    Great ..vibe 😎

  68. greeenpro

    This is great art

  69. Sakja

    Your voice is so versatile. If I didn't know better, I would never think that the singer of this song is the same singer of "You Are the Best Thing".

  70. Ben Simon

    This dude.

  71. Daniel McIsaac

    Ray's gonna save the world. (if he hasn't already)

  72. Shenile Miles

    I've followed Ray since Trouble. I've loved every record (my favorites are Gossip in the Grain & Ouroboros). His discography is so incredibly diverse, but every record is Ray at heart.

  73. jo x

    If I'm ever having a terrible day/week all I need is a little time with Ray and his voice and all my worries melt away..... This song is pulling on my heartstrings 😍

  74. TheForkedtoungue

    ray could have been in the moody blues in 1969 and fit right in on his last few records, that's a huge compliment by the way.

  75. Elle Liam

    Paper Heart, Paper Man,
    so long trees ~

  76. Andrea Moro

    Man, we are waiting for you in Italy,
    come to play here http://anfiteatrodelvenda.it/

  77. Samuel Lajeunesse

    It really shows how Ray has been searching for himself in his music. He's quite an artirst!

  78. Yukusna Kurumbang

    Love 👌

  79. THERESA Loos

    First thought, Beatles.

  80. SeamusHutchensMusic

    Love this... I’m hearing Space Oddity or Rocket Man vibes.

    Mary Margaret

    so true, luv it. Totally thought it was Elton John when I heard it at first.

    Matt Portnoy

    Same here. Sounds like Elton John.

    oFADDLOW

    Chords have similarity to Radiohead -Airbag

  81. Inca's Pathway

    Awesome track, always a pleasure thx much! :8)

  82. george chaaya

    Absolutely Beautiful!

  83. SONIC FOXX MUSIC

    Great lyric...all about non-conforming if my ears are not deceiving me.

    Appealing.

  84. LeeChavezMusic

    Oh my goodness...

  85. Max H.

    Serious Beatles/Lennon vibes from this!

    Philip Lane

    Astute observation, and a bit of Cat (Youssouf)

    West Lisbon

    Mixture of many. I even picture Scott Weiland dancing sour girl style to this sing.

    Primordial One

    Uzal Khatiwada- Early Floyd for sure.

    Primordial One

    Also The Who with the Hear Me (Heal Me) lyric. Good stuff all around. This is a good album!

    Steven Gearity

    I hear it

  86. Jacks _yt

    So much love for your music .... keep it flowing :D

  87. Billy Andrew Maghirang

    Omg i'm the second one who made a comment about being second to comment on a video on youtube.

  88. Justice Ramos

    Love you, Ray. Thanks for the inspiration and healing.