more from
Struck Dum Records

Songs For Ophelia

by Paper Rifles

supported by
mitch dum
mitch dum thumbnail
mitch dum Three really beautiful acoustic tracks from Scotland's Paper Rifles! Favorite track: Lower.
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £2 GBP  or more




Paper Rifles – “Songs For Ophelia”

1. Ophelia
2. Turn The Lights Down
3. Lower

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness” – Bertrand Russell


released August 25, 2015

All tracks recorded & mixed at home in Leith by James Johnson on the 15th and 22nd August, 2015.

All songs © Paper Rifles 2015 (except Turn The Lights Down, originally recorded by Curators).




Paper Rifles Edinburgh, UK

contact / help

Contact Paper Rifles

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Ophelia
What a dream: to be a widow to such a leading man
A fist fight for a father's love or for a mother's hand
We overstay the welcome that we gave to all the guests of this floor show
So sit down and play that song that we all know

Lay me down in the water
Sink my feet to the ground
I'll wash myself in the water
And I'll count as the oxygen runs out

"Is it over yet?" she said
"Because I'd rather know if I'm dead
If my bones take flight by candlelight then I'll know that I am"

I'll smile as the oxygen runs out

If you like Paper Rifles, you may also like: