HOTEL OSLO

 
01. Con Sordino

02. In The Hands Of Fools

03. City View

04. A Room For Thought

05. Withchi Tai To (The Sharp Canopies Of Your Broken Heart)

06. Corridor

07. We'll Never Speak Again (City View II)

08. I Remember You

09. Half Remembering, Half Trying To Forget

10. Shaft Man

11. White Doors, A Door And A Window

12. The City Breathes (A Stinking Rhythm)

13. Freddie's Hymn: Ismael (Sea Of Blood)

14. The Postcard You Never Sent (Greetings From Hotel Oslo)

 

 Magne Furuholmen: Piano, Vox, Cello, Guitar & Nordlead
 

Kjetil Bjerkestrand: Piano, Harmonium, Arp, Wave, Orbit, E-IV & EDB

 
Guest Musicians:
 
Freddie Wadling: Vox
 
Anneli M. Drecker: Vox on "We'll Never Speak Again"
 
Other engaged musicians:
 
Eivind Aarset: Guitars

 

Jonny Sjo: Bass

 

Per Lindvall: Drums

 

Atle Sponberg: Violin

Bjørg Værnes: Cello

Hennige Båtnes: Viola

 

Album Produced by: Timbersound

 

 


 

CON SORDINO 

(Magne Furuholmen / Kjetil Bjerkestrand)

 

(Instrumental)

 


 

IN THE HANDS OF FOOLS 

(Magne Furuholmen / Kjetil Bjerkestrand)

 

* The promo single version is an edit of the album version.

 

 

Beneath the daylight and the night

There's a moment of a decent (???) fight

I lean back into your trap

Then I don't follow you no more 'cause it's

Just a feeling of goodbye

Always the same

Always to blame the same

Making my frame around me

The tools of a genius

Left in the hands of the fool

The chance of a lifetime

How can this world be so cruel

All day, it makes the same escape

From narrow light ways

And when you come through the clouds

You may find it too loud

Tools of a genius

Left in the hands of the fool

The chance of a lifetime

How can this world be so cruel

 


 

CITY VIEW 

(Magne Furuholmen / Kjetil Bjerkestrand)

 

(Instrumental)

 


 

A ROOM FOR THOUGHT 

(Magne Furuholmen / Kjetil Bjerkestrand)

 

(Instrumental)

 


 

WITHCHI TAI TO (THE SHARP CANOPIES OF YOUR BROKEN HEART) 

(Magne Furuholmen / Kjetil Bjerkestrand)

 

MISSING LYRICS

 


 

CORRIDOR 

(Magne Furuholmen / Kjetil Bjerkestrand)

 

* The main melody and some parts of the text (in green) were later re-used for "We'll Never Speak Again" on Morten Harket's album LETTER FROM EGYPT.

 

Yeah, but all of us have stories

Are more or less the same

Though some of us have spoken

We'll never speak again

See my words - leak out words

See my words - come to me

See my words - leak out words

See my words - come to me

 


 

WE'LL NEVER SPEAK AGAIN (CITY VIEW II) 

(Magne Furuholmen / Kjetil Bjerkestrand)

 

* This song was later recorded by Morten Harket on his LETTER FROM EGYPT album.

Some parts of the text were cut or slightly changed.

 

* The promo single version is the same as the album version.

 

 

The world outside my window

Dig holes into my brain

And all the ones before us

They left me with nothing,

Nothing but their names

And all of us are broken

And all of us in pain

Though some of us have spoken

We'll never speak again

The world outside my window

Dig holes into my brain

(Holes into my brain)

And all the ones before us

They left me with nothing but their names

Yeah, but all of us have stories

Are more or less the same

Though some of us have spoken

We'll never speak again

See my words - leak out words

See my words - come to me

See my words - leak out words

See my words - come to me

(Come to me... Come to me...)

When all of us have stories

(When all of us have stories)

All of us have shame

(All of us have shame)

As some of us have spoken

(As some of us have spoken)

We'll never speak again

Yeah, all of us have stories

(We'll never speak again)

And all of us have shame

Though some of us have spoken

(We'll never speak again)

We will never speak again

(We'll never speak again)

Oh, we will never speak again

(We'll never speak again)

We'll never speak again

We'll never speak again

We'll never speak again

We'll never speak again

Oh no.... Never....

No... Never...

 


 

I REMEMBER YOU 

(Magne Furuholmen / Kjetil Bjerkestrand)

 

By the dawn's early light

I remember you

(???) the light is still bright

I remember you

Fallen to any distractions

It doesn't make no (???) of you

At the dawn's early light

I remember you

In the middle of the night

I remember you

And all the silence

And all the silence

And all the silence

And all the silence

And all...

 


 

HALF REMEMBERING, HALF TRYING TO FORGET 

(Magne Furuholmen / Kjetil Bjerkestrand)

 

MISSING LYRICS

 


 

SHAFT MAN 

(Magne Furuholmen / Kjetil Bjerkestrand)

 

As eyes do break

Your head will fade

Words and play and (???)

I am the shaft man

(Ties ?) are hiding

(???) are binding

Fire blinding

Always (Sighting???) dreams of deceive (???)

I am the shaft man

I am the shaft man

We are the shaft people

I am the shaft man

I am the shaft man

People

Man

People

Man

People

Man

 


 

WHITE DOORS, A DOOR AND A WINDOW 

(Magne Furuholmen / Kjetil Bjerkestrand)

 

(Instrumental)

 


 

THE CITY BREATHES (A STINKING RHYTHM) 

(Magne Furuholmen / Kjetil Bjerkestrand)

 

* "We'll Never Speak Again" theme used again in the track.

 

Yeah, but all of us have stories

Are more or less the same

 


 

FREDDIE'S HYMN: ISMAEL (SEA OF BLOOD) 

(Magne Furuholmen / Kjetil Bjerkestrand)

 

* Three different vocal lines. The left-speaker one is in white. The right-speaker one is in blue.

The third one (central voice) (in orange) is a high pitch voice and it was too hard to understand what was "sung"

 

Words and play and (???)

I don't feel a bit like space

(I can't form)

(???) are hiding

(???)

(the works of light)

(???) are binding

(The fire that)

Fire blinding

(???)

(Is super (???) ((ocean / notion?) light???))

Always (Sighting???) dreams of deceive (???)

(???)

(Upon a sea of blood)

(???)

(The winds are crossing for (???))

(???)

(In any wave)

(???)

(???)

Aaaaaahhhhh

(???)

(???)

As eyes do break

Your head will fade

(I can't form)

(the works of light)

(The fire that)

Words and play and (???)

(Is super (???) ((ocean / notion?) light???))

I don't feel a bit like space

(???) are hiding

(???)

(???) are binding

Fire blinding

(???)

Always (Sighting???) dreams of deceive (???)

(???)

(Upon a sea of blood)

Aaaaaahhhhh

 


 

THE POSTCARD YOU NEVER SENT (GREETINGS FROM HOTEL OSLO) 

(Magne Furuholmen / Kjetil Bjerkestrand)

 

(Instrumental)

 


 

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