Wiser Heads

by The Papas

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A four-track EP recorded in February 2019 at REC Studio, Geneva. All songs by Eoghan O'Sullivan.

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released March 26, 2019

The Papas are:
Eoghan O'Sullivan (vocals and guitar)
Olivier Gauthey (percussion)

With Yann Emery (bass)

Recording Engineer: Serge Morattel
Mixed and Mastered by Shordeli (Bryan Shortell)

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The Papas Geneva, Switzerland

The Papas, based not too far from Geneva, Switzerland, are Eoghan O'Sullivan (on vocals and guitar) and Olivier Gauthey (on percussion). Find out more at www.thepapas.ch.

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Track Name: Wiser Heads (The Ballad Of Dave & Gina)
Experience is something we’re both bringing to the table,
You could say we’re young at heart, we’re also old and able;
Discovered common ground in single dad and single mother,
Pretty soon the friend that you became became a lover.

Six times breaking up led to six times starting over,
And six times realising we were wrong,
But there’s something to be said for wiser heads on older shoulders,
There’s no time for regrets, no time at all.

Gina we’ve been here before,
Leave the baggage at the door,
We don’t need recriminations.
I know we don’t always agree,
But Gina you’ve been good for me,
It took a while for me to see,
But I think we’re gonna be okay.

You’re generous of spirit, I am grumpy to the core,
You could give a masterclass in sociability, I wanna be ignored,
And I dither, dilly-dally to a deadline,
While you’re either decisive or impulsive or just headstrong.

Hindsight’s always sharp in the eye of the beholder,
You know that every future’s got a past;
Guided by our hearts and wiser heads on older shoulders,
We’ll make sure what we’re building’s built to last.

Gina we’ve been here before,
Leave the baggage at the door,
We don’t need recriminations.
I know we don’t always agree,
But Gina you’ve been good for me,
It took a while for me to see,
But I think we’re gonna be okay.


Gina we’ve been here before,
Leave the baggage at the door,
We don’t need recriminations.
I know we don’t always agree,
But Gina you’ve been good for me,
It took a while for me to see,
But I think we’re gonna be okay.
Yeah I think we're gonna be okay,
Yeah I think we're gonna be okay,
Yeah I think we're gonna be okay.
Track Name: Moi Aussi
Moi aussi

Tu as tes espoirs, tu sais ce que tu veux,
Tu exploreras des terres inconnues,
Tu fais de ton mieux, au moins en grande partie,
Et moi aussi, moi aussi.

Tu as sûrement tes héros préférés,
Tu aimes la guitare, tu aimes danser et chanter,
Tu adore les fous rires et les câlins,
Et moi aussi, moi aussi.

Moi aussi, parfois je ris, j’ai peur, je doute, je rêve aussi,
Moi non plus, je n’aime pas être exclus,
Je suis ici, moi aussi.

Tu subis des petites crises de temps en temps,
Mais tu entends croquer la vie à pleines dents,
Tu connais l’amour, son pouvoir infini,
Et moi aussi, moi aussi.

Moi aussi, parfois je ris, j’ai peur, je doute, je rêve aussi,
Moi non plus, je n’aime pas être exclus,
Je suis ici, moi aussi.

Moi aussi, je mange ma soupe,
Moi aussi, j’ai peur du loup,
Moi aussi, je fais des plans,
Moi aussi, j’ai ma chanson,

Moi aussi, je sors le soir,
Moi aussi, je veux savoir,
Moi aussi, je perds la tête,
Moi aussi, je m’inquiète,

Moi aussi, je cris parfois,
Moi aussi, je saute de joie,
Moi aussi, j’ai ma propre voix,
Moi aussi, j’ai les mêmes droits,

Moi aussi, je me sens bien,
Moi aussi, je suis moi-même,
Moi aussi, je suis comme toi,
Et toi comme moi, comme toi, comme moi…

Moi aussi, parfois je ris, j’ai peur, je doute, je rêve aussi,
Moi non plus, je n’aime pas être exclus,
Je suis ici, moi aussi, moi aussi.
Track Name: My Silver Son
The birds don’t sing for you,
They’ve been singing since the day you came, it’s true,
But you know, that’s what they do
So I will sing for you,
Anytime you need a melody or tune, oo-oo,
Whatever kind of song you might need,
Your daddy’s got it right up his sleeve.

And so my silver son, my only second one,
Well who is the man you’re gonna become?
With your brother’s big blue eyes,
And your mother’s open smile,
You will always find a world that’s bright as a silver sun.

And time will wait for you,
Take as little or as much as you need to,
Your smile will see you through.
Cos the world that waits for you
Is so full of possibilities, so new,
But maybe while you’re taking your time
You’ll hang around with me for a while.

And so my silver son, my only second one,
Well who is the man you’re gonna become?
With your brother’s big blue eyes,
And your mother’s warm and open smile,
You will always find a world that’s bright as a silver sun.

Keep smiling, keep smiling, keep smiling,
Keep smiling my silver son.
Track Name: First In My Eyes
You fell off the swing that day; it seems just like yesterday,
I pushed you too hard, I rushed you too soon.
Now you like flying high, a big boy, a bigger smile,
Maybe one day you’ll fly to the moon.

I’ll keep holding your hand for as long as you want to hold mine,
I’ll be reading you stories as long as for you that’s alright.

I know in time you will live your own life,
And I hope you’ll be strong and be happy, be honest, be kind,
You’ll go your own way, and you’ll run your own race,
But wherever you finish you’ll always be first in my eyes.

I love singing songs with you, or playing a board game too,
We can hop on the bikes, go for a ride.
I think now I understand how the child makes the man,
From father to son and on down the line.

I’m teaching you things but I’m learning from you all the while,
So I’ll tie your laces and maybe one day you’ll tie mine.

I know in time you will live your own life,
And I hope you’ll be strong and be happy, be honest, be kind,
You’ll go your own way, and you’ll run your own race,
But wherever you finish you’ll always be first in my eyes.

I won’t forget the day we met, they put you in my arms, I tried not to break you;
I buttoned up your tiny vest, cradled you against my chest, we made you, we made you.

I know in time you will live your own life,
And I hope you’ll be strong and be happy, be honest, be kind,
You’ll go your own way, and you’ll run your own race,
But wherever you finish you’ll always be first in my eyes,
I don’t care where you finish you’ll always be first in my eyes.

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