Not Even Porcelain

by Papertrail

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Cold snap, loud crash
Somewhere in the middle distance
No panic, just a hairline crack
I relax at her gentle insistence

She's not even porcelain

No catches, no cost
Nothing's broken and nobody's lost
On her watch
But I have to remember

She's not even porcelain
She's barely even there at all


released February 24, 2017
Composition, lyrics, vocals, guitar, keys: Patrick Lucy
Vocals: Muireann Holly
Piano: Rory McCarthy
Bass: Eoin Walsh
Drums: Cian O'Sullivan
Violins: Maria Ryan and Lucia Mac Partlin

Recorded and produced by Christian Best, Patrick Lucy and Erik Gullikson

Mixed by Erik Gullikson (

Mastered by Richard Dowling (


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Papertrail Cork, Ireland

Papertrail is the dark, ethereal, harmonically rich art-rock brainchild of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Patrick Lucy. 2016 saw the release of debut single I Never Knew That I Was Anyone - quickly hailed by national tastemakers Paul McLoone (Today FM) and Dan Hegarty (2FM) as something uniquely powerful - as well as the realisation of the project as a formidable seven-piece live act. ... more

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