Paul Pfau

One Album

Nashville’s Paul Pfau (rhymes with "wow") is a modern-day troubadour, a skilled and eager listener, with a gift for setting the truths of love, life and loss to music. His talent for taking in and re-interpreting life’s narrative was honed in six months of personal silence brought on by a threatening polyp on his vocal chords.
During this period of forced quiet, Pfau made ends meet by playing guitar in other bands, and by studying the stories of others. His musical inspiration was drawn from his parents relationship, and from the great music of 70s singer-songwriters like James Taylor, as well as current artists like John Mayer and Dave Matthews. Upon healing, Pfau took his talents to Season 8 of The Voice, where as a member of Team Pharrell, he was fortunate enough to work with and be mentored by the likes of Lionel Richie and Nate Ruess (fun., The Format).
The Great American Love Story EP is a concept album, a collection of songs with a finite beginning, middle and end. Boy and girl meet, fall in love, drift apart, work through struggle, and build a life together. Even though the story does have a classically happy ending, the real pain of relationship is present, unblinking in its ambiguity. Pfau is specific enough to draw listeners in, without giving away the goose. “The lyrics definitely tell a love story, but only one drawn in black and white. The colors are meant to come from the person listening, they can paint their own experiences on to what they’re hearing”, says Pfau. "The record uses a male-female relationship, though the genders assigned to each character are meant to channel stereotypes more than anything. The notion of gender is flexible, as well."
Pfau is a natural collaborator, and the album was produced and co-written with Austin Bello (bassist and vocalist, Forever The Sickest Kids), with one exception. The EP’s denouement, “See You Better” was co-written with Nashville songwriter Jordan
Lawhead. Pfau is also collaborating with fans on social media, regularly sharing the love story of others on his Facebook page. He is currently touring in support of his latest single, “I See the World”, a song about love and family, understanding and perspective.

Music

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Lyrics:

We're all together now Look at what we found Something to live for and someone to live it with Here our hearts and minds one in love and time we'll be the statues that last through a lifetime Ooooo So hold your lighters high burn forever fire we'll be the flame that you'll see from the sky and we're up and off we go into the unknown carrying our torches wherever we go we're at home Ooooo And finally we're alive Chorus: We say Oh We found home We say Oh We found our home, we found our home (x2) v3: All together now dressed in suits and gowns here's to the moments and loved ones we share them with here our hearts and minds all at once collide we'll be the statues that last through a lifetime
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Statues (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:19
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03:19

Lyrics:

We're all together now Look at what we found Something to live for and someone to live it with Here our hearts and minds one in love and time we'll be the statues that last through a lifetime Ooooo So hold your lighters high burn forever fire we'll be the flame that you'll see from the sky and we're up and off we go into the unknown carrying our torches wherever we go we're at home Ooooo And finally we're alive Chorus: We say Oh We found home We say Oh We found our home, we found our home (x2) v3: All together now dressed in suits and gowns here's to the moments and loved ones we share them with here our hearts and minds all at once collide we'll be the statues that last through a lifetime
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Statues (Acoustic)(Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:19

Lyrics:

you know it’s true i broke your heart and that i can’t replace a photograph of who we were just left out in the rain but I’m a fool for never loving you in the way i was supposed to but i need you to hear me out baby i need to tell you right now I never meant to hurt you hate to see you cry that's why I'm knocking in the middle of the night I gotta have you baby i can't live without you baby I never meant to hurt you don’t you say goodbye what good is love if it isn’t you and i i gotta have you baby i can’t live without you baby I know it's true I said some things that I just can't take back and I've apologized so many times Im losing track but I’m a fool for never hearing you in the ways that I’m supposed to i need to hear me out baby I need you to know I never meant to hurt you hate to see you cry that's why I'm knocking in the middle of the night I gotta have you baby i can't live without you baby I never meant to hurt you don’t you say goodbye what good is love if it isn’t you and i i gotta have you baby i can’t live without you baby
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Cry (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:01

Lyrics:

when we were young you were so mysterious and I was just a boy without a name I passed you by inside the cafeteria and oh you touched my hand as you were walking away and I knew then you'd be my girl even though we never spoke never hey hi or hello but there's some things that you just know and i knew then you'd be my girl even though we never spoke in my yearbook you never wrote but there's some things that you just know oh I knew you'd be my girl yeah I knew you’d be my girl when we were old enough to sail beyond the shore she left for California dreaming on the ocean floor i stayed on the east coast and went to college in New York where she'd visit her sister pourin drinks on the 34th I walked into a bar I’d never been before still just a boy without a name she came around the corner paid her tab and out the door and oh she touched my hand as she was walking away and I knew then you'd be my girl even though we never spoke never hey hi or hello but there's some things that you just know and i knew then you'd be my girl even though we never spoke in my yearbook you never wrote but there's some things that you just know and then I knew you'd be my girl yeah I knew you’d be my girl so we end up in the street she calls a cab about to leave till I said hey hey you won't believe the strangest thing seeing you we had class middle school and while you might not remember me how could I forget you the sweetest thing I've ever seen the leading role in all my dreams and it would mean the world to me if we could sit down for a drink... and talk and then I knew you'd be my girl even though we never spoke never hey hi or hello but there's some things that you just know and i knew then you'd be my girl if not right now some other day if not that day than i can wait cause i got time. and then I knew you'd be my girl yeah I knew you’d be my girl
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Hey Hi Hello (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:54
5
03:01

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I know a place where we can go what do you say hollywood rose so come with me down broadway street we’ll write our names in the fresh concrete we’ll watch the sun come up in central park saying goodbye is the hardest part and after i kissed her i heard her whisper call me when you get to california call me when you wash up on the coast ill be over there just waiting for ya to take over the night and lose control she was saying ooh ooh ooh ooh come on and get me baby ooh ooh ooh ooh come on and call me when you get to california i took a plane straight to the beach and there you were shining for me over the moon into your arms look to the sky pick your favorite star it’ll last longer than the boulevard we may not be famous but know who we are and ill always remember when i heard a whisper call me when you get to california call me when you wash up on the coast ill be over there just waiting for ya to take over the night and lose control she was saying ooh ooh ooh ooh come on and get me baby ooh ooh ooh ooh come on and call me when you get to california we were making waves oooooh locked inside for days oooooh call me when you get to california call me when you wash up on the coast ill be over there just waiting for ya to take over the night and lose control she was saying ooh ooh ooh ooh come on and get me baby ooh ooh ooh ooh come on and call me when you get to california
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Hollywood Rose (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:01