BROTHER

 
01. Brother
02. Do You Remember Me?
03. Safe With Me
04. Whispering Heart
05. Heaven Cast
06. There Is A Place
07. Oh What A Night
08. End Of The Line
09. Can't Answer This
10. First Man To The Grave
 

 

Morten Harket: Vocals

 
All other instruments and backing vocals performed by Peter Kvint and Morten Harket.
 
Additional musicians:
 
Drums: Per Lindvall.
 
Piano and organ: Jesper NordenstrŲm.
 
Cello: BjŲrn Risberg.
 
Produced by Peter Kvint and Morten Harket.
 
Recorded and mixed by Peter Kvint at Studio Brun, Stockholm.
 
Strings, drums and organ recorded by Janne Hansson at Atlantis Studios, Stockholm.
 
Additional mixing on ďBrotherĒ by Simon Nordberg at Decibel Studios, Stockholm.
 
Mastered by Tom Coyne and Aya Merill at Sterling Sound, New York.
 
Strings arranged and conducted by Joakim Milder.
 
Management: Harald Wiik for Scoundrel Days AS
 

Art Direction & Design: Jeri Heiden and Nick Steinhardt for SMOG Design, Inc.

 
Photography: Just Loomis

 


 

BROTHER

(Music: Morten Harket and Peter Kvint)
(Words: Morten Harket and Ole Sverre Olsen, with additional words by Peter Kvint)

 

* Note: The German promo single version of the song is an edit of the album version.

An extended version was also available as a download only release. The Extended version has an extra sung line at the end of the song.

 

 

You are still my brother
Till the end of time
You and I we lost our way
Differences of mind
Till the end of time

Listen to me Brother
I canít take your place
No one else can wear your face
Thatís the work of grace
Till the end of time

And here is my problem:

Hey, I think you got me wrong
Iím sorry for the riches that I found
I didnít mean no harm

So tell me where youíre bound
Youíre welcome in my town
But if you try to force my compass Ďround
Iím gonna stand you down

You are still my brother
Till the end of time
No one else can take your place
Difference is divine
Till the end of time

And here is my problem:

Hey, I think you got me wrong
Iím sorry for the riches I took home
I know I crossed a line

But show me what youíve found
Youíre welcome in my town
But if you try to force my compass Ďround
Iím gonna stand you down

Till the end of time

Till the end of time

 


 

DO YOU REMEMBER ME?

(Music: Morten Harket and Peter Kvint)
(Words: Morten Harket and Ole Sverre Olsen, with additional words by Peter Kvint)

 

* Note: The promo single version of the song is the same as the album version

 

 

Do you remember me?
I am a different breed
I came to set you free
You got the best of me

I am the pain you feel
You almost made me real
I brought you to your knees
Do you remember me?

I walked a thousand miles

And here I am
Show me a world that I can understand
Like a common man
You are the one that can sift me from the sand

Who do you think you are?
You tell me life is hard
I came in from afar
My life was in the stars

I walked a thousand miles

And here I am
Show me a world that I can understand
Like a common man
You are the one that can sift me from the sand

And here I am
Show me a world that I can understand
Like a common man
You are the void in my heart and in my hands

I am the air you breathe
I am your symphony
Iím all you let me be
What do you want from me?

Reaching out for your hand

Here I am
Show me a world that I can understand
I am just a man
Show me the key that you hold in your hand

 


 

SAFE WITH ME

(Music: Morten Harket and Peter Kvint)
(Words: Morten Harket and Ole Sverre Olsen, with additional words by Peter Kvint)

 

Like a call of the wild
You were a part of me
Like a dark road at night
I know what I cannot see

But you had to be

Had to be

Free

And I had to be

Had to be

Me

Aaaaaah
You were safe with me
You were safe with me

Aaaaaah
You were safe with me
You were safe with me

I get oceans of time
Now I don't look for it
I get to walk a blurry line
Into the heart of it

And it comes to me
It comes to me

Like a silent scream
And it looks to be
How it all begins

Aaaaaah
You were safe with me
You were safe with me

Aaaaaah
You were safe with me
You were safe with me

Aaaaaah

Would you stay with me?

Would you stay with me?

Aaaaaah
You were safe with me
You were safe with me

Into the heart of it

Make it wrong, make it right
You were a part of me

Aaaaaah
You were safe with me
You were safe with me

Aaaaaah
You were safe with me
You were safe with me

Like a dark road at night

Aaaaaah

Would you stay with me?

Would you stay with me?

Like a call of the wild

Aaaaaah
You were safe with me
You were safe with me

 


 

WHISPERING HEART

(Music: Morten Harket and Peter Kvint)
(Words: Morten Harket and Ole Sverre Olsen, with additional words by Peter Kvint)

 

Take your shoes off
Drop the sand on the street
And touch me, baby
Make it real
Make it real

Go and show a spinning world that
Naturals donít learn

Take your shoes off
Drop the sand on the street
I have been waiting for you
Thereís this place where we can meet

You are in the world, baby
Donít forget to burn

Going high
Going under
Going in

I see a new beginning
See you dancing in it
Go, light a flame and let it burn to the end
I see a brighter limit
See you dance into it
Whispering heart you are always the same

Dream about it
Draw your lines in the sand
Sometimes the way things happen
We donít need to understand

We are in the world baby
You and I will burn

Going high
Going under
Going in

I see a new beginning
See you dancing in it
Go, light a flame and let it burn to the end
I see a brighter limit
See you dance into it
Whispering heart you are always the same

Shine on the street
Make it real

I see a new beginning
See you dancing in it
Go, light a flame and let it burn to the end
I see a brighter limit
See you dance into it
Whispering heart you are always the same

 


 

HEAVEN CAST

(Music: Morten Harket and Peter Kvint)
(Words: Morten Harket and Ole Sverre Olsen, with additional words by Peter Kvint)

 

They are always gonna last
The moments of the past
I keep things in the now
But youíre still here somehow

If I could have you here
Have you in the near
Iíd keep things in the now
It was you that showed me how

Iím thankful for the still of night
Thankful for the morning light
Thankful you were here
Thankful I was there
Iím thankful there is you and I

You and I we are heaven cast
We are heaven cast

There are doors that canít be closed
Life has taught me so
Still moments to be found
Thatís what time evolves around

Did we know it hand in hand
How moments can expand
Iíll keep things in the now
But youíre still here somehow

Iím thankful for the still of night
Thankful for the morning light
Thankful you were here
Thankful I was there
Iím thankful there is you and I

Iím thankful for the still of night

(Wherever you go at night you see)
Thankful for the morning light

(In the deep of your heart (???))
Thankful you were here
Thankful I was there
And thankful there is you and I

You and I we are heaven cast
We are heaven cast

You and I we are heaven cast
We are heaven cast

 


 

THERE IS A PLACE

(Music: Morten Harket and Peter Kvint)
(Words: Morten Harket and Ole Sverre Olsen, with additional words by Peter Kvint)

 

Baby,
There is a place for you and me
Sooner or later we shall see
Through the tears we cry
And baby,
Our time has only just begun
We are different, we are one
What more do we need?

Thereís a silent world
Shining from afar
Thereís a drop of life
Among the stars
That is where we humans are

Put your darker thoughts aside
Lay back in my arms tonight
Everything is right
And join me
All the things that we will see
Soon will turn to memories
Weíd better stay awake
Every morning breaks

And thereís a silent world
Shining from afar
Just a drop of life
Among the stars
That is where we humans are

There is a place for you and me
Sooner or later we shall see
Diamonds in the sky
And maybe
Time has only just begun
We are different, we are one
What more do we need
Thereís a place for you and me

 


 

OH WHAT A NIGHT

(Music: Morten Harket and Peter Kvint)
(Words: Morten Harket and Ole Sverre Olsen, with additional words by Peter Kvint)

 

Oh what a night
I fell from the sky
Into her arms
Out on a line

Oh what a night
Sheís waiting inside
Deep dark river
Rush me by

And this could set me free
Oh what a night

Oh what a night

Oh what a night

I canít recall when I stepped inside
Our blood is wild and free
Oh what a night

Oh what a night

Oh what a night

I knew it in my heart
I knew it from the stars
Itís just the way we are
We have to fall apart

I knew it in my heart
I knew it from the stars
Itís just the way we are
We have to fall apart

We have to fall apart

It happened at last
It happened so fast
A moment in heaven
Oceans apart

And this could set you free
Oh what a night

Oh what a night

Oh what a night

I knew it in my heart
I knew it from the stars
Thatís just the way we are
We have to fall apart

I knew it in my heart
I knew it from the stars
Itís just the way we are
We have to fall apart

The way we are
We need to fall apart

Weíre made to fall apart

Oh what a night
I fell from the sky

 


 

END OF THE LINE

(Music: Morten Harket and Peter Kvint)
(Words: Morten Harket and Ole Sverre Olsen, with additional words by Peter Kvint)

 

I just want you to know
That no one leaves by the door they enter
I just want you to know
Youíll meet yourself when you surrender

If you come here for real
If thatís how you feel
Well thatís how I found you

Guess we donít need to know
Road ahead will show
We belong together

Let me take your heart off your mind
Itís a beautiful place you keep inside
Itís going to cost you to stay and hide
(Let me take your heart)
End of the line

(Let me take your heart)

End of the line

(Off your mind)

I just want you to stay the way you are
Proud and tender
I just want us to fade into the light
Like one together

If you come here for real
If thatís how you feel
My arms around you

Let me take your heart off your mind
Itís a beautiful place you keep inside
Itís going to cost you to stay and hide

(Let me take your heart)
End of the line

(Let me take your heart)

End of the line

(Off your mind)

I just want her to know it
I think itís time
I just want her to see it
The end of the line

Let me take your heart off your mind
Itís a beautiful place you keep inside
Itís going to cost you to stay and hide

(Let me take your heart)
End of the line

(Let me take your heart)

End of the line

(Off your mind)

End of the line

(Let me take your heart)

End of the line

(Off your mind)

 


 

CAN'T ANSWER THIS

(Music: Morten Harket and Peter Kvint)
(Words: Morten Harket and Ole Sverre Olsen, with additional words by Peter Kvint)

 

I canít answer this
What tomorrow is
What I want with you
What I cannot do

I canít tell you why
Canít look you in the eye
But I know whatís true

As I watch the most beautiful morning
And I cannot win
And I cannot lose

I will never be
I will never be
The way I am with you

I will never be
I will never be
The way I am with you

I canít answer this
The weight behind a kiss
I canít win this time
But I know youíre mine

Take it off my hands
Teach me how to dance
Give it one more chance

And Iím watching an early horizon
As the sky turns blue
Iím still here with you

I will never be
I will never be
The way I am with you

I will never be
I will never be
The morning has a different hue

I will never be
I will never be
The way I am with you

I will never be
I will never be
The way I am with you

 


 

FIRST MAN TO THE GRAVE

(Music: Ole Sverre Olsen)
(Words: Ole Sverre Olsen)

 

Night after night
Day after day
Step by step
We came to this race

And itís the first man to the grave

Watch this busy street
A million running feet
Running in their lives
In waves and in heaps

And itís the first man to the grave

My love
Come stay with me tonight
It really matters who we are

Hey my busy friend
It doesnít matter who will win
Running out of faith
And as long as weíre all in

It is the first man to the grave

Words can take us many places
But tonight we are going far

And we whoíve got so many faces
Weíve only got one heart

The first man to the grave

My love
Come stay with me tonight
It truly matters who we are

And see if we can keep the silence
You and I are gonna see the stars

And we whoíve got so many faces
Weíve only got one heart

 


 

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