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by Paul Otten

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A collection of songs written for film and tv projects.

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released November 25, 2011

All songs written, performed and produced by Paul Otten
2011 ASCAP

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Paul Otten Cincinnati, Ohio

Paul Otten (ASCAP) is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and live performer from Cincinnati, Ohio.
His songs have appeared in television commercials, network and cable shows, internet videos and independent films.

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Track Name: The Open Door
THE OPEN DOOR
(Written by Paul Otten)

WE COME UP DROWNING
DROWNING IN THE DAY GLOW
WE COME A HOWLING
AND RATTLE EVERY WINDOW

CHORUS:
TURN TO FACE
FACE THE OPEN DOOR
Track Name: I Woke Up
I WOKE UP
(Written by Paul Otten)

I'VE BEEN CHASING AFTER GHOSTS
THOUGHT I KNEW THE ROPES
BEFORE I STARTED THE CLIMB

A KID WITH EVERYTHING MAPPED OUT
DRESSING UP MY DOUBT
WITH A PAINTED SMILE

CHORUS:
BUT I WOKE UP
I WOKE UP YEAH
I WOKE UP
I WOKE UP YEAH
I WOKE UP
I WOKE UP YEAH
AND NEVER HAVE I BEEN SO WIDE AWAKE

I SWAM BUT NEVER LEFT THE SHORE
PADDLED THROUGH EACH STORM
IN A SINKING BOAT

I RAN CIRCLES IN MY CAGE
READ THE SAME OLD PAGE
FROM THIS TIRED BOOK

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
WIDE AWAKE, WIDE AWAKE NOW (X2)

CHORUS
Track Name: You Give Me Love
YOU GIVE ME LOVE
(Written By Paul Otten)

THERE'S A MOMENT IN THE MORNING
JUST BEFORE I LIFT MY HEAD
I SOAK YOU UP FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
EVERY OUNCE, EVERY INCH

THERE'S A BAND
PLUCKIN' MY HEART STRINGS
EVERY SONG IS YOUR NAME
EVERY BEAUTIFUL NOTE HAS BEEN
RUNNING WILD THROUGH MY VEINS

CHORUS:
YOU GIVE ME LOVE
YOU GIVE ME LOVE
YOU GIVE MY HEART A THOUSAND WINGS
YOU GIVE ME LOVE
YOU GIVE ME LOVE
YOU GIVE ME ALL ONE LIFE COULD NEED
YOU ARE THE CLEAR SKY
AND I'M FALLING FREE

THERE'S MANY MILES IN THIS JOURNEY
SO MANY PAGES YET TO TURN
SO MANY GOOD MORNING GLANCES
AND LATE NIGHT DANCES TO GO

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
I'M LIKE A WILD-EYED CHILD ON THE FIRST SUMMER MORNING
EVERY SECOND WITH YOU IS LIKE A BRAND NEW DAY THAT'S DAWNING
YOU GIVE ME
YOU GIVE ME, GIVE ME LOVE

CHORUS
Track Name: Blind Man
BLIND MAN
(Written By Paul Otten)

THERE'S A BLIND MAN
HE'S MY TOUR GUIDE
THROUGH EVERY WRONG TURN
AND EVERY DEAD-END SIGN

THERE'S A WINDOW
LEADING BACK IN TIME
TO ALL MY MISTEPS
I JUMP THROUGH EVERY TIME

CHORUS:
I'M A BLIND MAN DROWNING IN THIS SEA OF LOVE
I'M A BLIND MAN FUMBLING EVERY HEART I'VE KNOW
MAYBE YOU CAN THROW ME A ROPE

IT'S NOT A SECRET
I AIN'T NO ROMEO
I KEEP ONE HAND ON YOUR HEART
AND ONE FOOT OUT THE DOOR

I'VE GOT A HARD HEAD
BUT I'M CRACKED INSIDE
I NEED TO HEAL MY SOUL
AND YOU'RE THE MEDICINE GIRL
YOU'RE THE MEDICINE GIRL

CHORUS

THIS LITTLE WINDOW
I NEED TO SHUT IT TIGHT
I NEED TO SHUT IT

CHORUS
Track Name: Count Me In
COUNT ME IN
(Words and Music by Paul Otten)

DIZZY, SPINNING LIKE A TOP
HELPLESS, SWIMMING IN YOUR LOVE
THIRSTY, SIPPING FROM YOUR CUP
RECKLESS, KNEE DEEP IN YOUR WORLD

BUT I DON'T MIND WALKING ON THIS HIGH WIRE
FOR YOU

CHORUS:
COUNT ME IN
FOR THIS WHOLE RIDE
COUNT ME IN
FOR ALL YOUR DAYS NIGHTS
COUNT ME IN
FOR EVERY SECOND OF YOU AND I

YOU SOLD ME RIGHT THERE FROM THE START
AND IGNITED THIS INFERNO IN MY HEART
AND EVERY MINUTE OF THIS LOVE
AWAKES ME AND DEVOURS ALL MY THOUGHTS

CHORUS

BUT I DON'T MIND WALKING ON THIS HIGH WIRE
YEAH….

CHORUS
Track Name: Sense
SENSE
(Written By Paul Otten)

YOUR EYES BEEN BOUNCING AROUND HERE IN MY MIND
EVERY WINDOW SILHOUETTE, EVERY FLEETING GLANCE
FANS THE FLAMES OF MY DESIRE

YOUR SWEET SCENT, BURNING HOLES IN MY GOOD SENSE
EVERY SECOND OF YOU HEADLINING MY NEWS
SHOOTING MY SOUL SKY HIGH

CHORUS:
I'VE THROWN ALL MY SENSE TO THE WIND
A FOOL SWIMMING IN YOUR SCENT
YOU'RE EVERY GOOD REASON TO LIVE
EVERY MOMENT WE'RE IN
I THROW ALL MY SENSE TO THE WIND

HEADFIRST AND SPINNING WILDLY IN YOUR WORLD
JUST A RIDICULOUS MESS
MY HEAD ABANDONS SHIP
WHEN I SEE YOU I GO LO-OH-OH-OCO
LO-OH-OH-OCO

CHORUS
Track Name: Bad Apple
BAD APPLE
(Written By Paul Otten)

SOAK MY THOUGHTS IN THIS CONCOCTION
MY HEART'S BEEN DROWNING IN YOUR POTIONS
I CAN'T LOOK DOWN, I'M JUST TOO HIGH
YOU DROVE ME UP THIS CRAZY WALL FOR THE LAST TIME

WELL YOU DONE YOUR DEEDS, AND I SAID MY PEACE
NOW I AIN'T WAISTIN', ONE MORE CLOCK TICK
I FOUND THE DOOR, YOU BEGGED FOR MORE
I MADE A B-LINE, GOT NO MORE TIME FOR YOU

CHORUS:
ANOTHER BAD APPLE GONE
ANOTHER BAD APPLE GONE

THESE PRETTY FACES I'VE BEEN CHASING
ALWAYS CHOCK FULL OF CONSEQUENCES
GUESS IT'S TIME I REARRANGE THIS
I ALWAYS END UP CUTTING LOSSES

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
I'M ALWAYS ON THE RUN
THESE BAD APPLES ALWAYS ON MY TAIL

CHORUS
Track Name: I've Heard
I'VE HEARD
(Words and Music By Paul Otten)

SO MUCH DISTRACTION
AND WHISPERS IN THE SHADOWS
FEEDING THE FACTIONS
BUT STARVING US

CHORUS:
I'VE HEARD
THAT YOU'VE BEEN STRAYING
I'VE HEARD
THAT YOU'LL BE LEAVING
I'VE HEARD
THE TALES THEIR SPINNING
BUT I WON'T BITE
'TIL I HEAR IT FROM YOU

WE STARTED ON THE SAME PAGE
CONSUMED BY OUR EXISTENCE
BUT SOMETHING BEHIND THE SCENES
HAS BROKEN US

CHORUS
Track Name: Watch You Grow
WATCH YOU GROW
(Written By Paul Otten)

HELLO AND WELCOME TO THIS CIRCUS
I HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY THE RIDE
IT'S GOOD TO BE HERE AT YOUR SERVICE
I'M HERE TO ALWAYS BE YOUR GUIDE

I FEEL LIKE I HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN YOU
ALTHOUGH I KNOW THAT WE JUST MET
THE WORLD HAS JUST GOT THAT MUCH BETTER
AND NOW OUR JOURNEY SHALL BEGIN

CHORUS:
I'M GONNA WATCH YOU GROW
I'M GONNA WATCH YOU GROW
I'M GONNA PAVE THE ROADS
THEN I'M GONNA LET YOU GO
I'M GONNA WATCH YOU LIVE
I'M GONNA HELP YOU LEARN
AND I'LL ALWAYS BE IN THE FRONT ROW

NOW EVERYDAY WON'T COME UP ROSES
BUT I'LL TRY TO SHIELD YOU FROM THE THORNS
I'LL BATTLE EVERY SCARY MONSTER
I'LL CRY WHEN IT'S TIME TO LET YOU RUN

CHORUS
Track Name: What U Say Goes
WHAT YOU SAY GOES
(Written By Paul Otten)

WELL I CAN RANT AND RAVE ALL NIGHT
I CAN FIGHT A GOOD BATTLE IN MY MIND
BUT I KNOW WHAT YOU SAY GOES
YES I KNOW WHAT YOU SAY GOES

I CAN FIRE OFF EMPTY THREATS
I CAN TALK A MEAN GAME TO MY FRIENDS
BUT I KNOW WHAT YOU SAY GOES
YES I KNOW WHAT YOU SAY GOES

CHORUS:
I'M WOUND UP ON THE INSIDE
MY TOY GUNS ALWAYS MISFIRE
I'M LOCKED DOWN, I'M RESIGNED
WHAT YOU SAY
WHAT YOU SAY GOES

THERE'S NOT A MOMENT THAT TICKS BY
I AIN'T BATTLING FOR YOUR GOOD SIDE
CUZ I KNOW WHAT YOU SAY GOES
YES I KNOW WHAT YOU SAY GOES

YOU KNOW WE STARTED OUT ON FIRE
BUT NOW WE'VE FADED TO A SLOW, DIM LIGHT
BUT THAT'S THE WAY THAT THESE THINGS GOES….

CHORUS

I CAN HOWL AND WINE, I CAN PITCH A FIT
I CAN CROSS MY ARMS, I CAN POUND MY FISTS
AND YOU MIGHT PLAY ALONG
IF I RUN AND HIDE YOU JUST SMOKE ME OUT
IF I SPEAK MY MIND YOU TURN MY VOLUME DOWN
AND WE GO ROUND AND ROUND

CHORUS
Track Name: One Track Man
ONE TRACK MAN
(Written by Paul Otten)

LEAVING THE SHACKLES IN THE ROAD BEHIND ME
KICKIN' UP DUST MAKING NO APOLOGIES

CHORUS:
WHEN I RIDE I'M A ONE TRACK MAN
I'M A ONE TRACK MAN

FOLLOW THE LEAD OF A SOUL THAT GUIDES ME
WHEN I'M SADDLING UP DON'T LEAVE THE LIGHT ON FOR ME

CHORUS (2x)

BRIDGE:
I BLEED WITH THE ROAD
IT HOWLS IN MY HEAD
THE OIL AND THE CHROME GO RUNNING LIKE A SIEVE
THROUGH EVERY GREASY INCH OF THIS ONE TRACK MAN

I FEED ON THE WIND AND THE DUST THAT'S FLYING
IT'LL ROAR IN MY BONES 'TIL THE DAY I'M DYING

CHORUS (2x)
Track Name: The Shift
THE SHIFT
(Written By Paul Otten)

WAKE UP
THE ANIMALS ARE HOWLIN'
PACK IT UP
THE CRUSHING MARCH IS INVADING

CHORUS:
RUN FASTER
THE SHIFT IS UPON US NOW
TAKE COVER
THE SHIFT IS UPON US NOW

WRITE OFF THE REGIMEN
THROW THE SCRIPT OUT
UNKNOT THE PRETTY PLANS
WE'VE BEEN FOUND OUT

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
THE CHARADE IS ALL PLAYED OUT
THE BANDAGE CAN'T HELP US NOW
THE VERDICT AWAITS

CHORUS

THEY'VE FOUND US OUT

BUT WE NEED THIS NOW
BUT WE NEED THIS NOW
Track Name: Sign Me Up
SIGN ME UP
(Words and Music by Paul Otten)

THAT SECOND I LAID MY EYES ON YOU
I KNEW MY TOMORROW'S WOULD CHANGE
AND WHEN YOU LET ME THROUGH YOUR DOORWAY
I KNEW THIS IS WHERE I WOULD REMAIN

YOU STRUCK A MATCH AND SENT IT BLAZING
THROUGH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING
NOW I'D LIKE TO LOOK AT YOU FOR A LIFETIME
I WANNA FIT INTO YOUR SCHEME

CHORUS:
YOU CAN SIGN ME UP FOR YOU GIRL
YOU CAN WRITE ME IN YOUR PLANS
YOU CAN SIGN ME UP FOR THIS LOVE
COUNT ME IN
AND WE'LL DANCE THROUGH THE THICK AND THIN

I'VE WATCHED OUR RIPPLES GROW WIDER
I'VE SEEN OUR LOVE HATCH IT'S PLAN
AND EVERY PAGE THAT TURNS
KEEPS ME REASSURED
THIS LOVE IS ASKING US TO DANCE

CHORUS

WITH EVERY PAGE THAT TURNS
I'VE NEVER BEEN SO SURE
THAT LOVE IS TELLING US TO DANCE

CHORUS
Track Name: Silent Song
SILENT SONG
(Written by Paul Otten)

QUIET NOW
TAKE FIVE, TAKE A LOAD OFF
NOT A SOUND
NOT A PEEP FOR THE MOMENT

CHORUS:
LET THIS SILENT SONG SURROUND YOU
LET THIS SILENT SONG SURROUND YOU

QUIET DOWN
LET THE CALM LEND A HAND NOW
SORT IT OUT
WHILE THE WORLD IS TURNED DOWN

CHORUS

SHHH

CHORUS

BRUSH THE NOISE ASIDE AND LEAVE IT BE

SHHHHH
Track Name: Happy Soul
HAPPY SOUL
(Written by Paul Otten)

SOME SAY I'M EASY TO PLEASE
CONTENT WITH SIMPLICITY
JUST ONE GOOD MOMENT CAN LIGHT ME UP
NO SWEAT, NO WEIGHT ON MY MIND
HEADFIRST EVERYTIME
ONE DROP WILL ALWAYS FILL MY CUP

CHORUS:
OOH, THIS WORLD SPINS 'ROUND
AND I TAG ALONG
ONE HAPPY SOUL
OOH AND EVERY OUNCE
OF SUN STILL COUNTS
TO THIS HAPPY SOUL

DON'T CARE TO DWELL ON THE GRIEF
CUZ LIFE SQUEAKS BY IN A BLINK
I TAKE THE GOOD AND MAKE IT THE BEST
ONE LOOK THAT MAKES IT ALRIGHT
ONE THOUGHT THAT TURNS ON THE LIGHT
EACH DAY, BETTER THAN THE LAST

CHORUS

MY HEART ALWAYS LEADS
I DANCE TO EVERY BEAT
IT CALLS THE SHOTS AND I SUCCUMB

CHORUS
Track Name: What A World
WHAT A WORLD
(Written By Paul Otten)

I SEE BLUE, I SEE GREEN
I SEE ALL THAT MAKES THIS DAY A DREAM
I SEE YOU, I SEE ME
I SEE BEAUTY DANCING THROUGH THIS SCENE

PRE CHORUS:
LYING HERE IN HEAVEN
WORRIES ALL ABANDONED

CHORUS:
MY OH MY
WHAT A WORLD, WHAT A WORLD
IF YOU OPEN YOUR EYES

IF EVERY DAY WOULD SHINE SO BRIGHT
WELL WE'D ALL BE TICKLED PINK AND GIGGLING LIKE A CHILD
EVERY HEART AND EVERY MIND
SHOULD BE CRADLED IN THE ARMS OF THIS LIFE SUBLIME

PRE CHORUS

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Track Name: Deep In The Dark
DEEP IN THE DARK
(Written by Paul Otten)

SOMETIMES THE DAY WEIGHS A TON
SOMETIMES ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
SOMETIMES I CAN'T SEE THE POINT
WHAT DID I DO SO WRONG

HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE
SWEEPING UP SCRAPS OF PRIDE
PRAYING HARD FOR A SIGN
THAT I'M NOT ALONE

CHORUS:
WELL I'M SEARCHING
FOR A LIGHT SWITCH
CUZ I'M DEEP IN THE DARK
I NEED A KIND HAND
WITH A GOOD GRIP
CUZ I'M DEEP IN THE DARK

NO SUNLIGHT IN MY GLOOM
NO ESCAPE FROM SOLITUDE
THE PALE ANSWERS I CAN'T SEE
JUST TRYING TO BREATHE

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
THEY KNOCKED ME DOWN
AND I CAN'T GET UP

I HOPE A BETTER LIFE AWAITS
BUT I'M A MILLION MILES AWAY
SO DEEP IN THE DARK
SO DEEP IN THE DARK
I'M DEEP IN THE DARK
Track Name: Together We Go
TOGETHER WE GO
(Written By Paul Otten)
©2013 Plotter Music

in the fondest of my memories
there is always you with me
and the love runs deep
through the circle surrounding us

CHORUS:
oh, together we go
together we will go
through this life
through this world

oh the sweetest sound i know
is the laughter filling up our home
there's a heart that beats
in the bond we carry with us

CHORUS