FAKKELTOG

 
01. The Oncoming Of Day
02. Somebody's Going Away
03. May The Last Dance Be Mine
04. Divided We Fall
05. Vagrants
06. The Stranger's Town
07. Pavilion Of The Luxuriant Trees
08. The Oncoming Of Night
09. The Vacant
10. Guest on Earth
11. Death Of The Century
12. The Melancholic Chevaliers
13. Scared, Bewildered, Wild
14. Every Mortal Night
15. September

 

PŚl Waaktaar: Guitar, Vocals
Magne Furuholmen: Synthesizers
ōystein Jevanord: Drums, Percussion
Viggo Bondi: Bass Guitar
 

Additional Musicians on "Vagrants":

 

ōivind Nusle and Hans Morten Stensland on violins

Svein Ivar Fors and Elisabeth Moe on cello

Ingvil Kaalhus on obo.

 
Additional Musicians on "September":
 

Gro Hanne Fors and Sissel GrÝnlund on tumpets.

 

Produced by Svein Erichsen

 

Mixed by Svein Erichsen and Tore Aarnes
 

Songs Arrangements: PŚl Waaktaar except:

"Vagrants": Arranged by Erik Nygaard.

 

 


 
THE ONCOMING OF DAY  
(PŚl Waaktaar)
 
(Instrumental)
 

 
SOMEBODY'S GOING AWAY 
(PŚl Waaktaar)
 
I donít function in daylight
I donít sleep at night 
Eat the wrong food
Something strange in this white 
Winter is killing me, summerís a pain
I dread for the winter, the year is insane 
Somebodyís going away
Alright
I grew up in the Sixties
The Seventies I betrayed
But the Eighties are mine
You canít take them away from me
You canít take them away 
Winter is killing me
Summerís a pain
Waiting for next year
Life is insane
But somebodyís going away
Away
Somebody's going away
Somebody's going away
(Is there some devil here?)
 

 

MAY THE LAST DANCE BE MINE 

(PŚl Waaktaar)
 

* Note: the part of the text that is colored was later used for the song "This Alone Is Love" on the A-ha album STAY ON THESE ROADS (and B-side of "I've Been Losing You" single).

 
May the last dance be mine
Across the love I shall find
Wonít escape my mind
It will make my last breath pass out at dawn
So please I beg you
May the last dance be mine
Would you be so kind
Let me feel her, just one time
Let it be mine
It will make my last breath pass out at dawn
It will make my body dissolve  out in the blue
Good for you,
So please I beg you
Yeah, you have left me all my life
I hardly know
This is execution of lonely days
This is not of love
This is not of love
She cries
 

 

DIVIDED WE FALL 

(PŚl Waaktaar)

 

Letís not cry, letís not crawl

Together we stand strongest
Divided we fall
Divided we fall
Divided we fall
Divided we fall
Divided we fall
Take the time to touch your soul
Weíre in the rear, címon letís roll
Divided we fall
Divided we fall
Divided we fall
Divided we fall
Divided we fall
Divided we fall
Divided we fall
Divided we fall

 


 

VAGRANTS 

(PŚl Waaktaar)

 

A universe, a vagrantís dream
Youíre a Chinese garden
Youíre a world unseen
Oh, no
Where am I among these weird days
What a waste of time
Blue triangle
The vagrants scream
Iíve slept fewer nights
But I know my dreams
She loves the rainbow
And I need nobody else but you
Oh no
I need nobody else but you
So march with the vagrants
Nothingís real
 
 
THE STRANGER'S TOWN 
(PŚl Waaktaar)
 
Do you fear loneliness?
Do you fear loneliness?
Time consisting emptiness
Days away from all the rest
I myself find thatís the best
You donít quit your job
You donít lose your mind like I do
Like I do
Like I do
Those clouds are upside down
This is the strangerís town
Do you feel loneliness?
Have no fear for the newcomer guests
Time consisting emptiness
Days away from all the rest
I myself find thatís the best
You donít quit your job
You donít lose your mind like I do
Like I do
Like I do
Those clouds are upside down
This is the strangerís town
Yeah, stranger's town
Although strange
This is my town
Stranger's town
Silence is our hound-dog
The streets are the woods
In which we will follow the traces of our minds
Silence is our Shepard
Dividing in the race
Search for the traces of the universe
And from East to the West
With the whirlwinds
Thousands and  thousands
Trying to come in
Come out of the outlawry
Come gregariously
Doomed to live
Live to try
Try to die
Stop the ships, cars and trains
Starve silently a cool summer night
To honour brain
Close the world of pain
Every guest of the town
Carried a torch for the ageing city
The vagrants kept the song slow and simple
No procession had ever been stronger
Aiming for the world unseen
(Aiming for the world unseen)
Something happened
And the night never came
Oh letís stop to work
Break the monsterís chain
Rearrange
Change...
Change... Change... Change... Change... Change... Change... Change... Change... Change... Change...
Change... Change... Change... Change... Change... Change... Change... Change... Change... Change...
Change... Change... Change... Change... Change... Change...
Burn this town! (Burn this town!)
Do you fear loneliness?
Do you fear loneliness?  
Time consisting emptiness
Days away from all the rest
East to the West
Thatís the kind I find the best
You are the one I want
You donít lose your mind
Those clouds are upside down
This is the strangerís town
Oh strange fears are waiting for us
Death of the century
 

 
PAVILION OF THE LUXURIANT TREES 
(PŚl Waaktaar)
 
Chinese garden world
View from a pavilion of art
Mountains and rivers
In miniature
A trap for the heart
Friends apart
Will I be there
In your mists of despair?
I say yes
Here where we sit
We can see quite a bit of ourselves
The luxuriant trees will blossom
In the breeze.
Joy?!
 

 
THE ONCOMING OF NIGHT 
(PŚl Waaktaar)
 
(Instrumental)
 

 
THE VACANT  
(PŚl Waaktaar)
 
Tired myself
Tired shoes
Made too many fitness
Broken too many news
Iím the fox
You canít catch me with your dogs
I run too fast
Move too quick
Why do I?
I know all your tricks
Like a fox
I canít make no friends
Canít have no chains
Canít show much love to you
So donít  you look at me
Maybe you'll catch me with your eyes
Oh maybe you'll catch me with your eyes
So donít you laugh at me
Maybe Iíll catch you with my mind
With my mind
With my mind
Iím the fox
You canít catch me with your dogs
 

 
GUEST ON EARTH  
(PŚl Waaktaar)
 
Guest on earth
Whatís in the night
Guest on earth
Whatís in the night
Moon birth shadows
Man in the shade
A lonesome brigade
Whatís in the night
Lifeís outside
The rats are there
The cats fear
Awake or hide
Thereís still night enough for the
Enfant de la Ruine
City of pain
Scream of the dream
Trembling dissolving
Where am I been
Guest on earth
Sentences myriading
Climbing fences
Rhyming the ugliest words
Lifeís outside
The rats are there
The cats fear
Awake or hide
Thereís still night enough for the
Enfant de la Ruine
City of pain
Scream of the dream
Trembling dissolving
Where am I been
Guest on earth
Sentences myriading
Climbing fences
Rhyming the ugliest words
Words...
WordsÖ
Yeah
Guest on earth
Too early to cry
Too late to wait
Whatís in the night
Whatís in the night... Whatís in the night... Whatís in the night...
Whatís in the night
 

 
DEATH OF THE CENTURY  
(PŚl Waaktaar)
 
Oh strange fears are waiting for us
Death of the century
The old die smiling
The younger die old
Death of the century
Some die unborn
Death of souls
Time stands still
And my eyes find rest
In your blue crystals
Dream is best
Dream is best
Dream is best
Dream is best
Oh strange fears are waiting for us
Death of the century
Some die unborn
Death of souls
I will be trying through the strangest low
I cried too
But thatís long agoÖ
Human monster
Human friend
Great creators of a faultless end
Oh strange fears are waiting for us
Death of the century
 

 
THE MELANCHOLIC CHEVALIERS 
(PŚl Waaktaar)
 
There was a different frame
The melancholic chevaliers
There was a different frame
The melancholic chevaliers
Been riding for so long
Our knights are strong
Youíve got to choose whether you want us running loose
In your world
And in your streets
And in your life
And in your radio
And in the telephone.
Youíve got to choose if you want us loose
I love this four-legged creature
As I fear today
Only it can take me fast enough
Further
And away
There was a different frame
The melancholic chevaliers
 

 
SCARED, BEWILDERED, WILD  
(PŚl Waaktaar)
 
Scared, bewildered, wild
Stronger of the untouched child
Take the time to break the chains you find
Scared, bewildered, wild
My love for you - fantastic child.
Wild, wild of the sea, child
Remember me.
Take the time to break the chains you find
And itís far too late to sleep
Days are over and the night is deep
Take the time to break the chains you find
Take the time to break the chains you find
Take the time to break the chains you find
 

 
EVERY MORTAL NIGHT  
(PŚl Waaktaar)

 

* Note: the part of the text that is colored was later used for the song "This Alone Is Love" on the A-ha album STAY ON THESE ROADS (and B-side of "I've Been Losing You" single).

 
There is no time left,
We are caught of the animalís theft
For human blood
Every mortal night
Every pain of delight
In the honest display
All the ends come real
All the madness revealed
In the honest display
Thereís a world of untold ages
There are books between the pages
And letters in the words
Travel by trap-doors
Our souls are a myriad of wars
And we are losing everyone
Now without a word spoken
Now everythingís said.
Every mortal night
Every pain of delight
In the honest display
All the ends come real
All the madness revealed
In the honest display
Pain force me writing letters to the posterity
And when days of death is with me
That captured pain will live my life out
So perfectly!
Forgive me if Iím wrong.
 

 
SEPTEMBER  
(PŚl Waaktaar)
 
Make few wishes for tomorrow
Make a memory of the lonely kiss
Youíve got meadows
Youíve got time
Tonight is all there is
She came from North
She came alone
Brought different days
Put a strange look on my face
Sheís leaving now
My captured love
Northern blues
Choose the cruel ways
Solve no problems for tomorrow
Prove no faults in yesterday
The night is our Shepard
So die for your life
Maybe September was summer this year
Maybe September was summer this year
Those days are not winter, not summer
Sons of a no-manís land somewhere
Maybe September was summer this year
Maybe September was summer this year
Those days are not winter, not summer
Sons of a no-manís land somewhere
Maybe September was summer this year
Maybe September was summer this year
Maybe September was summer this year
Maybe September was summer this year

 


 

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