CAST IN STEEL

 
CD1
01. Cast In Steel
02. Under The Makeup
03. The Wake
04. Forest Fire
05. Objects In The Mirror
06. Door Ajar
07. Living At The End Of The World
08. Mythomania
09. Sheís Humming A Tune
10. Shadow Endeavors
11. Giving Up The Ghost
12. Goodbye Thompson
 
DELUXE EDITION - CD2
13. The End Of The Affair
14. Mother Nature Goes To Heaven (Original Version)
15. Nothing Is Keeping You Here (Original Version)
16. Shadowside (Demo Version)
17. Start the Simulator (Stereophonic Mix)
18. Foot of the Mountain (Mark Saunders Remix)
 
REMIXES
19. Under The Makeup (Single version)
20. Forest Fire (Steve Osborne Remix)
21. Cast In Steel (Steve Osborne Remix)
22. Objects In The Mirror (Steve Osborne Remix)
 
DRAFTS
She's Humming A Tune (Early Draft)
She's Humming A Tune (Second Early Draft)

 

Magne Furuholmen: Keyboards, vocals
Morten Harket: Vocals
Paul Waaktaar-Savoy: Guitars, vocals
 
Additional Musicians:
 
Guitars: Peter Kvint on "The Wake" & "Living At The End Of The World",
Steve Osborne on "Forest Fire",
Alan Tarney on "Door Ajar", "Shadow Endeavors" & "Goodbye Thompson"
 
Keyboards: Peter Kvint on "The Wake" & "Living At The End Of The World",
Steve Osborne on "Forest Fire",
Alan Tarney on "Door Ajar", "Shadow Endeavors" & "Goodbye Thompson"
 
Bass: Peter Kvint on "The Wake" & "Living At The End Of The World",
Steve Osborne on "Forest Fire",
Even Enersen Omnestad on "Cast In Steel", "Under The Make-Up" & "She's Hummin A Tune"
 
Drums: Karl Oluf Wennerberg on "Cast In Steel", "Under The Make-Up", "Forest Fire", "Objects In The Mirror", "Mythomania",
"She's Hummin A Tune", "Giving Up The Ghost" & "The End Of The Affair",
Per Lindvall "Living At The End Of The World",
Joe Mardin on "Goodbye Thompson"
 
Theremin: Rob Schwimmer on "Under The Make-Up"
 
Orchestra performance by: Macedonian Radio Symphony Orchestra on "Cast In Steel" & "Under The Make-Up"
 
String performance by: Bylund Strings on "Living At The End Of The World"
 
Violins: David Davidson, David Angell, Connie Ellisor and Mary Kathryn Vanosdale on "Objects In The Mirror" &  "Giving Up The Ghost"
 
Violas: Kris Wilkinson, Monisa Angell on "Objects In The Mirror" &  "Giving Up The Ghost"
 
Cellos: Sari Reist, Julie Tanner  on "Objects In The Mirror" &  "Giving Up The Ghost"
 
Additional backing vocals: Alan Tarney on "Door Ajar", "Shadow Endeavors" & "Goodbye Thompson"
 
Tracks 01, 02, 09 - Produced by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy & 
Tracks 03, 07 - Produced by Morten Harket & Peter Kvint
Tracks 04, 05 - Produced by Magne Furuholmen, Steve Osborne & Erik Ljunggren
Tracks 06, 10, 12 - Produced by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy & Alan Tarney
Tracks 08, 11,13 - Produced by Magne Furuholmen & Erik Ljunggren
Tracks 14, 15 - Produced by A-ha
Track 16 - Produced by A-ha & Erik Ljunggren
Track 17 - Produced by Mark Saunders & Roland Spremberg
Track 18 - Produced by Mark Saunders
 
Programming: Erik Ljunggren on "Cast In Steel", "Forest Fire", "Objects In The Mirror", "Mythomania", "She's Hummin A Tune" &
"The End Of The Affair",
Eliot Leigh on "Door Ajar", "Shadow Endeavors" & "Goodbye Thompson",
Kurt Uenala on "Door Ajar", "Shadow Endeavors" & "Goodbye Thompson",
Chuck Zwicky on "Cast In Steel", "Door Ajar", "Shadow Endeavors" & "Goodbye Thompson",
Steve Osborne on "Forest Fire",
Peter Kvint on "The Wake" & "Living At The End Of The World"
 
Mastered by John Davis at Metropolis, London
 
Recorded by Peter Kvint, Janne Hansson, Erik Ljunggren, Steve Osborne, Eliot Leigh, Chuck Zwicky, Kai Andersen, Dag Erik Johansen, George TanderÝ, Max Ross, Even Enersen Omnestad, John Brant and Bobby Shin.
 
Recorded at Studio Brun, Atlantis Studios, Buret, Alabaster Room, Real World Studios, Electric Lady Studios, Athletic Sound, Albatross Recorders, Systems Two Recording Studios and Little Big Sound.
 
Photography: Just Loomis

 


 

CAST IN STEEL 
(Music: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
(Lyrics: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

The Steve Osborne Remix version was released as an Internet only single. There are no differences in the text.

 

 

Meet me at the turnaround
Stop your car and look around
There I will be waiting
Forget for once how everything fades
(Note: The
text in the booklet is: "Forget for once that eveything fades")

It fades away
Iíll never get over what we said
It lingers in my head
Iíll always remember what we knew
One hundred percent to be true
To be right
To be real
Set in stone
And cast in steel
We made a pact
Eye to eye
Cross your heart
And hope to die
Can you see the end of things?
Can you see it happening?
Feel the ashes on the wind
Donít you hate how everything falls
Just falls away
Iíll never get over what we said
It lingers in my head
Iíll always remember what we knew
One hundred percent to be true
To be right
To be real
Set in stone
And cast in steel
We made a pact
Eye to eye
Cross your heart
And hope to die
It lingers in my head
Iíll always remember what we knew
One hundred percent to be true
Set in stone
And cast in steel
To be right and
To be real
Set in stone
And cast in steel

 


 

UNDER THE MAKE-UP 

(Music: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

(Lyrics: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 

* Note: The single version of the song is slightly different from the album version.

The sung text remains the same.

This is how it ends
Each on our own
Unless we pretend
Meanwhile our hearts turn to stone
Shaped by wind
Boulders slowly molded over time
Here within
I, I want to see you
Under the makeup
Let all the worry
Vanish away
I want to hold you
Like itís the first time
Like you were still mine
If you wanted out
Didnít I let you go
If you wanted in
Didnít I make it so
It could be
Tenderness escapes so easily
I, I want to see you
Under the makeup
Let all the worry
Vanish away
I want to hold you
Like itís the first time
Like you were still mine
I, I want to see you
Under the makeup
Let all the worry
Vanish away
I want to touch you
Like itís the first time
Like you were still mine
I, I want to see you
Under the makeup...


 

THE WAKE

(Music: Morten Harket & Peter Kvint)

(Lyrics: Morten Harket & Ole Sverre Olsen)
 

The album version of the song was released as an Internet download only single.

 

 

Can't change the one you are
Can't change the one you love
Lower your guard
I've made a few mistakes
I'll tell you what it takes
Under the stars
Have you seen the other me at times?
Walking on an ever looser line
Baby this is a wake
You and I will not escape
As time goes by
The world's never been older
Your head on my shoulder
So close your eyes
Stung by normality
Wronged by your family
Conventions aside
Cannot change the one you love
From inside - or from above
Just hold him tight
Walking on an ever looser line
But love has let me over every time
Baby we're on a wake
You and I will not escape
Just close your eyes
The world's never been older
Your head on my shoulder
And time goes by

The world's never been older
Your head on my shoulder
As time goes by

Baby this is a wake
None of us will escape
Who we are
The world's never been older
Your head on my shoulder
As time goes by

(Baby this is a wake)
(None of us will escape)

(The world's never been older)
(Your head on my shoulder)

 


 

FOREST FIRE

(Music: Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Martin Terefe & Peter Kvint)

(Lyrics: Magne Furuholmen)

 

A remix version of the song was released as an Internet only single. Click HERE for more details.

 

Goes around

Comes around

It doesn't really matter, yeah

Something wrong

A false alarm

It doesn't ring that true, yeah

Oooo-oooo-oooo

Watch it flare up

Oooo-oooo-oooo

Where do we begin?

We are flames in the forest fire

Dancing from within

(Note: The text in the booklet is "Rising from within")

That's where we begin and

We take you far and wide

And like always

(Note: The text in the booklet is "And always")

Leave a silver lining scar

The stores in town

Are closing down

And everything's in ruin, yeah

Borderline

Just turn around

Out of every ditch, a path

Oooo-oooo-oooo

Watch it flare up

Oooo-oooo-oooo

Time to reign it in

So let's begin

We are flames in the forest fire

Rising from within

That's where we begin and

We fuel desire

And like always

(Note: The text in the booklet is "And always")

Leave a silver lining scar

Oooo-oooo-oooo

Now we flare up

Oooo-oooo-oooo

Now we can begin

We are flames in the forest fire

Rising from within

That's where we begin and

We fuel desire

And like always

(Note: The text in the booklet is "And always")

Leave a silver lining scar

Leave a silver lining scar

 


 

OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR

(Music: Magne Furuholmen)

(Lyrics: Magne Furuholmen)

 

A remix version of the song was released as an Internet only single. Click HERE for more details.

 

You drive down

Your old street

Familiar smiles

From those you meet

You've been around

Been everywhere

But objects in the rear view mirror

Are closer than they appear

Looking back is bittersweet

When the world was at your feet

Love would make your life complete

No-one makes it on their own

You've come so far

In your comfortable car

Now objects in the rear view mirror

Seem closer than they are

Looking back is bittersweet

All the world is at your feet

Love could make your life complete

(Note: The text in the booklet is "Love would make your life complete")

Hmmm... Yeah...

Love could make your life complete

Teach your heart to skip a beat

And lift your eyes above the street

This is where you once belonged

Come on now

It's not so bad

Thinking back on the fun we had

We can stitch a life together

With the fibres of the past

But you cannot make a fleeting moment

Promise it will last

Looking back is bittersweet

You know the world is at your feet

Lift your eyes above the streets

This is where you once belonged

Aaaaahhh-aaah-aaahhh-aahhh-aaah-aaahhh

Aaaaahhh-aaah-aaahhh-aahhh-aaah-aaahhh

Been everywhere (Aaaaahhh-aaah-aaahhh)

And now you're here (aahhh-aaah-aaahhh)

And objects in the rear view mirror (Aaaaahhh-aaah-aaahhh)

Seem to disappear (aahhh-aaah-aaahhh)

 


 

DOOR AJAR

(Music: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

(Lyrics: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

Door ajar

Doo-doom-doo

Door ajar

Doo-doom-doo

Door ajar

Doo-doom-doo

I hit my head on the pillow, hard

I heard a noise from the boulevard

And it made me go down

I've left the door to my room ajar

Felt the rumble of the street-car

And it's spiraled me down

If you could see me swallowed in darkness

(Note: The text in the booklet is "swallowed by darkness")

What would it matter?

Would it awaken

Feelings foresaken

Faded and scattered

Would you come running

If you could hear me

Some way or another

That's what I'm thinking

Watching the stars reflect in the gutter

Door ajar

Doo-doom-doo

Door ajar

Doo-doom-doo

I hit my head on the pillow, hard

I took the words that you said to heart

And it made me feel down

When I awoke it was dark outside

Just a flicker from a traffic light

And it signaled me down

If you could see me swallowed in darkness

(And if you don't want me now)

What would it matter?

(Then I doubt you ever will)

Would it awaken

(There is nothing I can add)

Feelings foresaken

Faded and scattered

(To clinch the deal)

Would you come running

If you could hear me

(And if you don't see me now)

Some way or another

(And you haven't done so far)

That's what I'm thinking

Watching the stars reflect in the gutter

(In case you change your mind)

(I'll leave the door ajar)

Door ajar

Doo-doom-doo

Door ajar

Doo-doom-doo

Door ajar

Doo-doom-doo

Door ajar

Doo-doom-doo

Door ajar

 


 

LIVING AT THE END OF THE WORLD

(Music: Morten Harket & Peter Kvint)

(Lyrics: Morten Harket & Ole Sverre Olsen)
 

Sometimes it leaves me with fear

Never saw the horizon this near

Looked to the left then to the right

I tuck you in and I kiss you goodnight

See, there is something I know

We are not whom we're told

We are more than we'll never know

And we're living at the end of the world

Forget about all that you've heard

We're living our dreams on the highway

It's just another day

No matter what they say

Or you've heard

We're living on top of the world

Living our dreams on the highway, yeah

No matter what they say

It's just another day

I hear your heart beat in the night

You're like an echo of light

But in times when shadow runs deep

Your golden beauty goes cheap

Still there is something I know

And something yet to unfold

And we are more than we'll never know

And we're living at the end of the world

Forget about all that you've heard

We're living our dreams on the highway

It's just another day

No matter what they say

Or you've heard

We're made it to the top of the world

Building up speed on the highway, yeah

We've made it to the end

We're living at the end of the world

Forget about all that you've heard

No matter what they say

We're living at the end of the world

Forget about all that you've heard

Building up speed on the highway, yeah

Living at the end of the world

 


 

MYTHOMANIA

(Music: Magne Furuholmen)

(Lyrics: Magne Furuholmen)

 

You walked a mile on broken glass

Through glowing coals, you wore a path

The words on your tongue

A mechanical song

Your face is lined with disappointment

Oh white matter mind

What have you got to say?

Reasons combine to force you away

You're moving on

You solved the problem

And who could blame ya?

You're safer in here

(Note: The text in the booklet is "You're safe in here")

Inside your castle

In Mythomania

Mythomania

Cold crescent moon

On a red cross

It's happening soon

It's coming for us

Oh white matter mind

What is there left to say?

Reasons combined to force you away

No telephone

No television

No news that drain ya

You're safe in here

(Note: The text in the booklet is "You're safer here")

More atmosphere

In Mythomania

In Mythomania

Mythomania

Now, you caught belief

Like some disease

No words can save ya

Cuz you're all alone

You're on your own

In Mythomania

 


 

SHE'S HUMMING A TUNE

(Music: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

(Lyrics: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)  

 

She's humming a tune

To keep herself from thinking

About all that she's facing

But her mind is racing

Over and over again

And I don't suppose she knows

Everything that's bound to happen

How and where the story goes

And I don't know why I care

(Note: The text in the booklet is "And I don't suppose I care")

She's up tight, not right

How can it matter to me?

(Note: The text in the booklet is "What could it matter to me")

She's humming a tune

To keep herself from straying

When everything's swaying

And decisions are weighing

Ever so hard on her mind

And I don't suppose she knows

Everything that's bound to happen

How and where the story goes

And I don't know if it's just

(Note: The text in the booklet is "And I don't suppose I care")

I'm bummed out, no doubt

But what does it matter to me?

She's up tight, not right

How can it matter to me?

And I don't suppose she knows

She's up tight, not right

How can it matter to me?

 


 

SHADOW ENDEAVORS

(Music: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

(Lyrics: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)  

 

Why breathe a word

When no-one needs to know

Why say a thing to another living soul

Let us pay no mind

To a world that seems unkind

For here is something to shelter

Now more than ever

(Shadow endeavors)

Our shadow endeavors

(Shadow endeavors)

Shadow endeavors

(Shadow endeavors)

Shadow endeavors

(Shadow endeavors)

Why leave us open

And naked to the sun

Why draw their fire

That they'll surely reign upon us

Let us pay no mind

To their words and bitter lines

For here's something to shelter

Now more than ever

(Shadow endeavors)

These shadow endeavors

(Shadow endeavors)

Shadow endeavors

(Shadow endeavors)

Now more than ever

(Shadow endeavors)

Only ever happened to me once

It doesn't come again

I think somebody left me here

Afraid and lonely

A long time ago

Only ever happened to me once

It doesn't come again

I think somebody left me here

Afraid and lonely

A long time ago

 


 

GIVING UP THE GHOST

(Music: Magne Furuholmen)

(Lyrics: Magne Furuholmen)

 

Icy road

Blinding dark

Rolling hills

In the distance

Open wound

A painful scar

Love has left its burning trademark

Off the grid

Out of bounds

Further down into shadow

Darkest day

Whitest night

In harm's way

We're chasing rainbows

Giving up the ghost

Giving up the ghost

That's what hurt the most

You sever all my heads

You placed them on your bed

Some part of your great scheme

To vow me into silence

Giving up the ghost

Giving up the ghost

That's what hurt the most

Frozen lake

Soon will flow

Frozen ground

Soon to follow

But hey, everything is in your head

And what you killed was never dead

(Giving up the ghost)

Giving up the ghost

(Giving up the ghost)

Giving up the ghost

(Giving up the ghost)

On what you loved the most

(On a coal-black sea, the sky's on fire)

(Failed attempts at a funeral pyre)

(Deep as dreams of dark desire)

(The flames are growing ever higher)

You sever all my heads

You placed them on your bed

Some part of your great scheme

To vow me into silence

Giving up the ghost

Giving up the ghost

Giving up the ghost

Giving up the ghost

You sever all my heads

You placed them on your bed

Some part of your great scheme

You sever all my heads

You placed them on your bed

Some part of your great scheme

Giving up the ghost

Giving up the ghost

You placed them on your bed

Giving up the ghost

That's what hurt the most

You sever all my heads

You placed them on your bed

Some part of your great scheme

 


 

GOODBYE THOMPSON

(Music: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

(Lyrics: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)  

 

Goodbye Thompson, goodbye

I tape the sign to the door

Here we pinned all our dreams

Now the store is no more

What comes after what was

That was once strangely new

What awaits up ahead for me and you?

(Goodbye Thompson, goodbye)

(Goodbye Thompson)

Goodbye Thompson

(Goodbye Thompson, goodbye)

(Goodbye Thompson, goodbye)

Goodbye Thompson, goodbye

This space is for rent

See my head hanging low

All my energies spent

What comes after what was

That was once strangely new

What awaits up ahead, I wish I knew

(Goodbye Thompson, goodbye)

(Goodbye Thompson)

Goodbye Thompson

(Goodbye Thompson, goodbye)

(Goodbye Thompson, goodbye)

What comes after what was

That was once strangely new

What awaits up ahead for me and you?

(Goodbye Thompson, goodbye)

(Goodbye Thompson)

Goodbye Thompson

Goodbye Thompson

Goodbye Thompson

 


 
Deluxe Edition CD2

 


 

THE END OF THE AFFAIR

(Music: Magne Furuholmen)

(Lyrics: Magne Furuholmen)

 

Even as the snow is falling...

Dark December nights are calling

Memories of early warning signs

Like a whisper in the mind

I put my brave face on

Robbed of the love I owned

Oooo-Oooo

It's the end of the affair

Oooo-Oooo

We're not who we once were

Hard to be open when all facts are in

Hard to write endings before we begin

Oooo-Oooo

It's the end of the affair

Oooo-Oooo

And it seems we no longer care

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Well, I was fond but now I'm harder

So here we are in somber silence

With no-one else but us to blame

Hard to be honest when others pretend

Hard to begin when we already know the end

Oooo-Oooo

It's the end of the affair

Yeah

Oooo-Oooo

And it seems we no longer care

 


 

MOTHER NATURE GOES TO HEAVEN (ORIGINAL VERSION)
(Music: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
(Lyrics: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

* That same version of the song was released as second track on the "Shadow Side" 5" CD-Single.

 

Wrong

You never got it wrong

You always got it right

But now some time has passed;

You're ever so slightly off

Things you could do asleep

In a not too distant past,

Are trying your patience

Harder now

And though

Everything moves along

You hope that the rumour's wrong

That Mother Nature

Goes to Heaven

Right

You never got it right

It always got away

When you had it nailed

It was ever so slightly off

Sending you somewhere else

Than where you had to be

Making it back's much

Harder now

And though

You're struggling to get on track

It pales somewhat to the fact

That Mother Nature

Goes to Heaven

And there will be no sadder day

When all the birds

Have flown away

I'm trying your patience harder now

And though

Everything moves along

You hope that the rumour's wrong

That Mother Nature

Goes to Heaven

Mother Nature

Goes to Heaven

 


 

NOTHING IS KEEPING YOU HERE (ORIGINAL VERSION)
(Music: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
(Lyrics: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

The lights change on the hill

The air seems strangely still

Everyone's asleep

The floorboards creak at dawn

As you walk out on the lawn

The grass is wet beneath

You think it rather strange

You think it rather weird

It's fair to say that

Nothing keeps you here

Nothing keeps you here

Nothing is keeping you here

The phone is off the hook

As you sink into a book

You don't know where you are

From the world; detached

Unto a girl you latched

It never got too far

And everybody talks
And everybody stares
It's safe to say that

Nothing keeps you here

Nothing keeps you here

Nothing is keeping you here

The absence of a note

Twas all the papers wrote

A friend was noted here;

Nothing was keeping you here

And everybody's down
And everybody cares

You knew your day to shine

Would come without you here

Come without you here

Nothing was keeping you here

Nothing was keeping you here...

Nothing is keeping you here

 


 
SHADOWSIDE (DEMO VERSION)
(Music: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy )
(Lyrics: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 

The shadowside

You say I have

Is making everything

Go bad

You say I don't

Care enough

For all the things that

I have got

But I do

And I will

I don't want to see myself descend

(Note: The text in the booklet is "I don't want to let myself descend")

Into the shadowside again

If you ever let me go again

In the shadowside I'll end

The shadowside

Where I go

I'm never where

I'm needed so

You say I don't

Give enough

That I don't care for

All I've got

But I do

And I will

I don't want to let myself descend

Into the shadowside again

If you're letting go of me again

In the shadowside I'll end

But I do

And I will

I don't want to let myself descend

Into the shadowside again

If you're letting go of me again

In the shadowside I'll end

 


 

START THE SIMULATOR (STEREOPHONIC MIX)
(Music: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
(Lyrics: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

Start the simulator

Controllers, listen up

What's your status, Guidance?

Let's take it from the top

Coming up on docking

The beginnings of a tear

Clearing the tower

We take to the air

Start the simulator

Give your tanks a stir

The bright ejecta blanket

All is in a blur

Switch to Omni Bravo

B Bus under volt

Roll right to zero

Steady as she goes

We're gonna fly so high

Into the rendered sky

We're gonna be all right

Inside the endless night

Start the simulator

I.S.O. valves are gray

EDS to manual

Translation looks okay

Save it for the splash down

Things you want undone

You're in command now

Your home away from home

You're in control now

Now you're on your own

Now you're on your own

You're in control

You're in control

 


 

FOOT OF THE MOUNTAIN (MARK SAUNDERS REMIX)

(Music: Magne F. / Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

(Lyrics: Magne F. / Paul Waaktaar-Savoy / Martin Terefe)

 

Too-too-doo-doo

Too-too-doo-doo

Twelfth Street looks all right

In the dawning light

Everybody's on their way

Everybody's on their way

To work

But we could live by the foot of a mountain

We could clear us a yard in the back

Build a home by the foot of the mountain

We could stay there and never come back

We could stay there and never come back

Twelfth Street looks all right

In the dawning light

Everybody's on their way

Prince Street looks okay

At the break of day

Everybody's on the go

But we could live by the foot of a mountain

We could make us a white picket fence

Build a home by the foot of the mountain

We could stay there and never come back

We could stay there and never come back

Twelfth Street looks all right

In the dawning light

Everybody's on their way

But we could live by the foot of a mountain

We could make us a white picket fence

Build a home by the foot of the mountain

We could stay there and never come back

We could stay there and never come back

We could stay there and never come back

 


 
Remixes

 


 

FOREST FIRE (Steve Osborne Mix)

(Music: Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Martin Terefe & Peter Kvint)

(Lyrics: Magne Furuholmen)

 

 

* Internet exclusive remix by Steve Osborne.

 

Goes around

Comes around

It doesn't really matter, yeah

Something wrong

A false alarm

It doesn't ring that true, yeah

Oooo-oooo-oooo

Watch it flare up

Oooo-oooo-oooo

Where do we begin?

We are flames in the forest fire

Dancing from within

That's where we begin and

We take you far and wide

And like always

Leave a silver lining scar

The stores in town

Are closing down

And everything's in ruin, yeah

Borderline

Just turn around

Out of every ditch, a path

Oooo-oooo-oooo

Watch it flare up

Oooo-oooo-oooo

Time to reign it in

So let's begin

Let's begin

Now we flare up

Now we can begin

We are flames in the forest fire

Rising from within

That's where we begin and

We fuel desire

And like always

Leave a silver lining scar

Leave a silver lining scar

 


 

OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR (Steve Osborne Mix)  

(Music: Magne Furuholmen)

(Lyrics: Magne Furuholmen)

 

* Internet exclusive remix by Steve Osborne.

 

 

You drive down

Your old street

Familiar smiles

From those you meet

You've been around

Been everywhere

But objects in the rear view mirror

Are closer than they appear

Looking back is bittersweet

When the world was at your feet

Love would make your life complete

No-one makes it on their own

You've come so far

In your comfortable car

Now objects in the rear view mirror

Seem closer than they are

Looking back is bittersweet

All the world is at your feet

Love could make your life complete

Hmmm... Yeah...

Love could make your life complete

Teach your heart to skip a beat

And lift your eyes above the street

This is where you once belonged

Come on now

It's not so bad

Thinking back on the fun we had

We can stitch a life together

With the fibres of the past

But you cannot make a fleeting moment

Promise it will last

Looking back is bittersweet

You know the world is at your feet

Lift your eyes above the streets

This is where you once belonged

Aaaaahhh-aaah-aaahhh-aahhh-aaah-aaahhh

Aaaaahhh-aaah-aaahhh-aahhh-aaah-aaahhh

Been everywhere

 


 
Drafts

 


 

SHE'S HUMMING A TUNE (EARLY DRAFT)

(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

Rendezvous demo 1983/84 ?

It is unclear whether this early draft version of the text was recorded on a demo tape or not.

 

1. ? * Note: No text available found the moment.

 

2. ? * Note: No text available found the moment.

 

3. She's humming a tune

Looks out the window

But she is caught in-between dreams

But her dreams are the dreams

Of the sort of a little girl she appears to be

 

M8. Could she justify her being only

By the bookends on her shelf?

 

There's no tears now

"What should it matter to me?"

 

4. She's humming a tune

To keep herself from thinking

She has left at a loose end

All afternoon

And she prays that the pain will soon pass

 

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SHE'S HUMMING A TUNE (SECOND EARLY DRAFT)

(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

Another draft from handwritten texts by Paul Waaktaar.

 

1. She's humming a tune

To keep herself from thinking

She has felt at a loose end

All afternoon

And she prays that the pain will soon pass

 

2. She's humming a tune

A defence against her thoughts

But she is caught in the current

Of events from afar

Passing the room up and down

 

M8. Could she allow herself to be forgotten

Pass the world, untouched, by ?

 

She sighs. She lies.

"What should it matter to me?"

 

(...)

 

She's humming a tune

To keep herself from thinking

 

Whoever he's above,

He falls asleep

And his dreams are the dreams

Of a man (he appears to be)

 

I thought I heard you sing

Yes. It's such a lovely tune.

 

(...)

 

Do you think it funny

 

Written in soul hand

 

She's humming a tune

To keep / prevent herself from thinking

 

An amateur at heart

 

You've got to go on top of it.

 

Three o'clock is always too late

Or too early for anything you want to do

 

What loneliness ca do to a man

What a man can do out of loneliness

 

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