BEST IN BRAZIL

 
01. Stay On These Roads
02. Touchy!
03. Hunting High And Low
04. Scoundrel Days
05. You'll End Up Crying
06. Crying In The Rain
07. You Are The One
08. The Blood That Moves The Body
09. There's Never A Forever Thing
10. Manhattan Skyline

 

Mags (Magne Furuholmen): Keyboards, vocals

Morten Harket: Vocals

Pål Waaktaar: Guitars, vocals

 

 
STAY ON THESE ROADS 
(Morten Harket / Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
 
The cold has a voice
It talks to me
Stillborn, by choice
And it airs no need
To hold
Old man feels the cold...
Oh baby don't
'cause I've been told
Stay on these roads
We shall meet, I know
Stay on... my love
We shall meet, I know
I know
Where joy should reign
These skies restrain
‘Shadow your love...'
The voice trails off again
The voice trails off again  
Old man feels the cold
Oh baby don't
'cause I've been told
Stay on these roads
We shall meet, I know
Stay on... my love
You feel so weak, be strong
Stay on, stay on
We shall meet, I know
I know, my love, I know
Feel the cold
Winter's gone and I'm at home
Stay on these roads
We shall meet, I know
Stay on... my love
We will meet, I know
So stay on...
I know
Stay my love... Stay on...
We will meet, I know
I know
I know...
 

 
TOUCHY! 
(Morten Harket / Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
 
Hey
C'mon, c'mon...
Donna found us in her slow and dreamy way
I can't hear a word the waiter says
She's looking older now...
The colour of her hair
She walks into the room too pleased to find me there
Me I'm touchy - Touchy you
Me I'm touchy
And you know what to do
Me I'm touchy
Touchy, touchy you
Me I'm touchy and you know what to do
Both of us together in a room by ourselves
I sneeze to look around, but there's no escape
What can I do, what can I say
She's waiting for this moment to explain itself
Me I'm touchy - Touchy you
Me I'm touchy
And you know what to do
Me I'm touchy
Touchy, touchy you
Touching love is the best I can do
Hey, this time you've gone too far
You know how touchy we are
Hey, this time you've gone too far
C'mon, c'mon, don't you know I'm touchy?
You know how touchy we are
Donna found me in her slow and dreamy way
Now she reads me what the papers say
The way she laughs at what I do
I'm waiting for this moment to explain itself through
Me I'm touchy - Touchy you
Me I'm touchy
And you know what to do
Me I'm touchy
Touchy, touchy you
Touching love is the best I can do
Hey, this time you've gone too far
You know how touchy we are
Hey, this time you've gone too far
C'mon, c'mon, don't you know I'm touchy?
You know how touchy we are
Sha-la-la
Oh Yeah
Oh yeah... yeah...
Hey, this time you've gone too far
Don't you know I'm touchy?
You know how touchy we are
Hey, this time you've gone too far
C'mon, c'mon, don't you know I'm touchy?
You know how touchy we are
Yeah yeah... Yeah Yeah...
Yeah yeah... Yeah Yeah...
Yeah yeah... Yeah Yeah...
Me I'm touchy - Touchy you
Me I'm touchy
Know what to do
Me I'm touchy
Touchy, touchy you
Me I'm touchy
Best I can do
C'mon, c'mon
Touchy... You
Touchy
Best I can do, yeah
Touchy... You
 

 
HUNTING HIGH AND LOW  
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
Here I am
And within the reach of my hands
She's sound asleep and she's sweeter now
Than the wildest dream could have seen her
And I watch her slipping away
Though I know I'll be hunting high and low
High
There's no end to the lengths I'll go to
Hunting high and low
High
There's no end to lengths I'll go
To find her again
Upon this my dreams are depending
Through the dark
I sense the pounding of her heart
Next to mine
She's the sweetest love I could find
So I guess I'll be hunting high and low
High
There's no end to the lengths I'll go to
High and low
High
Do you know what it means to love you
I'm hunting high and low
And now she's telling me she's got to go away
I'll always be hunting high and low
Only for you (And now she's telling me)
Watch me tearing myself to pieces
Hunting high and low
High
There's no end to the lengths I'll go to
Oh, for you I'll be hunting high and low
 

 
SCOUNDREL DAYS  
(Words: Pål Waaktaar)
(Music: Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
 
Was that somebody screaming...
It wasn't me for sure
I lift my head up from uneasy pillows
Put my feet on the floor
I cut my wrist on a bad thought
And head for the door
Outside on the pavement
The dark makes no noise
I can feel the sweat on my lips
Leaking into my mouth
I'm heading out for the steep hills
They're leaving me no choice
And see... as our lives are in the making
We believe through the lies and the hating
That love goes free
For want of an option
I run the wind round
I dream pictures of houses burning
Never knowing nothing else to do
With death comes the morning
Unannounced and new
Was it too much to ask for
To pull a little weight...
They forgive anything but greatness
These are scoundrel days
And I'm close to calling out their names
As pride hits my face
Yeah
And see... as our lives are in the making
We believe through their lies and the hating
That love goes free through scoundrel days
I reach the edge of town
I've got blood in my hair
Their hands touch my body
From everywhere
But I know that I've made it
As I run into the air
And see... as our lives are in the making
We believe through the lies and the hating
That love goes free
Through scoundrel days
 

 
YOU'LL END UP CRYING 
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
You'll end up crying
With your mother's eyes
Pretend you can't see yourself
Could have been better
Could have been worse
You could have been yourself
Brought up in mom's arms
Nowhere to fall
Now you're out climbing
Taking it all
You'll end up crying
With your mother's eyes
Suffer that moment's pain
Could have done better
Could have done worse
Lost in your love for more
Now you're out climbing
And you should know
You'll end up crying
Wherever you may go
Brought up in mom's arms
Nowhere to fall
Now you're out climbing
Climbing to fall
You'll end up crying
With your mother's eyes
Something is lost from the start
Could have been better
Could have been worse
You're going to need me there

  •  
    CRYING IN THE RAIN
    (Howard Greenfield / Carole King)
     
    I'll never let you see
    The way my broken heart is hurting me
    I've got my pride and I know how to hide
    All the sorrow and pain
    I'll do my crying in the rain
    If I wait for stormy skies
    You won't know the rain from the tears in my eyes
    You'll never know that I still love you
    Only  heartaches remain
    I'll do my crying in the rain
    Raindrops falling from heaven
    Could never take away my misery
    But since we're not together
    I've prayed for stormy weather
    To hide these tears I hope you'll never see
    Someday when my crying's done
    I'm gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
    I may be a fool
    But till then, darling, you'll never see me complain
    I'll do my crying in the rain
    Ohhhh
    since we're not together
    I've prayed for stormy weather
    To hide these tears I hope you'll never see
    Someday when my crying's done
    I'm gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
    I may be a fool
    But till then, darling, you'll never see me complain
    I'll do my crying in the rain
    I'll do my crying in the rain
    I'll do my crying in the rain
     

     
    YOU ARE THE ONE 
    (Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
     
    You are the one who has done me in
    Guess you knew from the start
    I call again, but there's no one in
    Don't know where, with whom you've been
    But I do
    Love you
    Anyway you want me to
    You are the one... now the state I'm in!
    Catching you was so hard
    I fought for you, did you let me win!?
    You don't even care, you don't care
    Where I've been
    But I do
    Love you
    Anyway you want me to
    You are the one
    I’ve done all I can do
    All the letters... I've sent through
    Put my life in the Palms of your hands
    Maybe now you can see
    That it's got to be me
    But if you leave me
    I'll understand, yeah
    If you leave me, I'll understand
    You are the one who has done me in
    Guess you knew from the start
    I call your friends, but there's no one in
    Catching you is so hard
    You are the one!
    You are the one!
    You are the one! (You!)
    You are the one! (Are)
    You are the one! (The)
    (One)
     

     
    THE BLOOD THAT MOVES THE BODY 
    (Pål Waaktaar)
     
    It's the way we feel
    Tonight
    As if it's all unreal
    All right
    My love, won't you come back to
    Our love, you know I'll react to
    The blood that moves my body
    Now covers the ground
    The blood that moves the body
    The blood that moves the body
    There's nowhere to go
    Tonight
    Lend some warmth to our cold
    And lonely lives
    Red stains on 'Eyes Of A Blue Dog'
    My pains fade as the interiors fog
    The blood that moves my body
    Now colours the ground
    The blood that moves the body
    The blood that moves the body
    Not long ago
    It hurt us so
    A tremble through our lives
    The love and care...
    The way we were
    Now, lost its way at nights
    It's the way we feel
    Tonight
    Yeah
    My body... my body... my body...
    The blood that moves the body 
    The blood that moves the body 
    Not long ago 
    It hurt us so 
    A tremble through our lives 
    The love and care... 
    The way we were 
    Now, lost its way at nights 
    It's the way we feel 
    Tonight
    Lend some warmth to our cold 
    And lonely lives 
    My love, won't you come back to 
    Our love, you know we'll react to 
    The blood that moved our bodies 
    Now covers the ground... 
    Now, now covers the ground 
    Covers the ground (The blood that moved the body)
    Covers the ground (The blood that moved the body)
    Covers the ground (The blood that moved the body)
    (The blood that moved the body)
     

     
    THERE'S NEVER A FOREVER THING 
    (Pål Waaktaar)
     
    Dearest...
    Close your eyes now
    Don't you cry
    It's all right
    Lie back
    Leave the lights on
    It's all right, dear
    I'll be here through the night
    With you till the first signs of light
    Say the word and I'll come tonight
    It's all right now
    Don't you cry now
    Hush...
    Wipe your tears away
    There's never a forever thing
    All through the night
    I'll try so hard to be there somehow
    With you till the first signs of light
    Say the word and I'll come
    Tonight
    Darling, don't you cry
     

     
    MANHATTAN SKYLINE 
    (Words: Pål Waaktaar)
    (Music: Mags / Pål Waaktaar)  
     
    We sit and watch umbrellas fly
    I'm trying to keep my newspaper dry
    I hear myself say,
    "My boat's leaving now"
    So we shake hands and cry
    Now I must wave goodbye
    Wave goodbye
    Wave goodbye
    Wave goodbye
    Wave goodbye
    (Wave goodbye)
    You know
    I don't want to cry again
    Don't want to cry again
    I don't want to say goodbye
    Don't ever want to cry again
    I don't want to run away
    I don't want to race this pain
    I'll never see your face again
    Oh but how
    How can you say
    That I didn't try...
    You see things in the depths of my eyes
    That my love's run dry
    No...
    I leave to their goodbyes
    I've come to depend on the look in their eyes
    My blood's sweet for pain
    The wind and the rain bring back words of a song
    And they say wave goodbye
    Wave goodbye
    Wave goodbye
    Wave goodbye
    Wave goodbye
    (Wave goodbye)
    But you know
    I don't want to fall again
    I don't want to know this pain
    I don't want another friend
    I don't want to try again
    Don't ever want to see you hurt
    Don't let me see you hurt
    I don't want to cry again
    I'll never see your face again
    How can you say
    That I didn't try
    You know I did
    You see things in the depths of my eyes
    That my love's run dry
    (I don't want to cry again)
    So I read to myself
    A chance of a lifetime to see new horizons
    On the front page
    A black and white picture of
    Manhattan Skyline

     

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