LACKLUSTER ME

 
01. Lackluster Me
02. Unsound
03. You Should've Told Me
04. Foreign Film
05. Flowers For Sylvia
06. I Still Cry
07. Sycamore Leaves
08. Rain
09. Butt Out
10. This, That & The Other
11. Hey Luchie
12. Easy
13. If You Tell
 
X-Mas Special Bonus CD
14. X-Mas Time (Blows My Mind)
 
REMIXES
15. Foreign Film (Alternate)
16. Sycamore Leaves (Alternate)
17. If You Tell (Alternate)
18. Rain (Single Edit Version)

 

PŚl Waaktaar-Savoy: Lead Vocal, Guitars, Keyboard, Programming,
Backing Vocals on: "Foreign Film", "Butt Out" and "Easy",
Strings Arrangements,
Bass on "Unsound", "You Should've Told Me", "Foreign Film",
"Flowers For Sylvia", "Butt Out" and "Easy"
 
Lauren Savoy: Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals,
Lead Vocal on "Foreign Film", "Butt Out" and "Easy"
 

Frode Unneland: Drums and Backing Vocals

 
Greg Calvert: Bass
 

Additional Musicians:

 
Kjetil Bjerkestrand: Strings Arrangements
The Vertavo Quartet: Strings on "Lakluster me"
James and Timothy Roven: Strings on "Unsound" and "Rain"
 
Produced by Savoy
 
Mixed by Simon Vinestock Except:
"Flowers For Sylvia", "I Still Cry", "Butt Out", "Hey Luchie", "Easy",
 "If You Tell" mixed by Jason Corsaro assisted by Mark Mitchell
 
Engineered by:
Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, Rod Hui, Tim Conklin and Will Schillinger

 


 
LACKLUSTER ME  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Lackluster me
Stands before you
What can I be
To make you want me
All I have
I give to you
It's all I need
To pull me through
And we will get it while we can
We will walk out across the land
We'll let the birds feed off our hands
Out of our hands
Lackluster me
There I said it,
Oooh
You could break me
Oooh
Don't you get it
All I have
I give to you
All I wrote
To get me through
And we will get out while we can
We'll put our heads up from the sand
Two movie lovers with a band
Yeah, with a band
All I have
I give to you
All I want
You want it too
Don't you...
And we will get it while we can
We will walk out across the land
We'll let the birds feed off our hands
Out of our hands
Out of our hands
It's out of our hands
It's out of our hands
It's out of our hands
It's out of our hands
It's out of our hands
It's out of our hands
It's out of our hands
 

 
UNSOUND
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
You say you fly
At times right under me
You say you think you know
What's wrong with me
Well, well
When I don't know what to say
I'd rather walk away
No point asking me to stay
I'd rather walk away
You say that you see (you see)
Winter wants me empty
When I don't know what to say
I'd rather walk away
No point asking me to stay
I'd rather walk away
I'd rather walk away
'Cos I'm,
UNSAFE
UNSOUND
Unwise to be around
You say (you say) you fly (that you fly)
At times right over me
You say (you say) you think (that you think) you've got
The best of me
Well, well
When I don't know what to say
I'd rather walk away
No point asking me to stay
I'd rather walk away
I'd rather walk away
'Cos I'm,
UNSAFE
UNSOUND
Unwise to be around
Yes I'm
UNSAFE
UNSOUND
Unwise to be around
Unwise to be around
Unwise to be around
Unwise to be around
Unwise to be around
Yeah
WINTER WANTS ME
EMPTY
Well...
 

 
YOU SHOULD'VE TOLD ME  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
In the morning
And the air so still
Cars are passing
Beneath my windowsill
Dusty sidewalks, in the afternoon
Coastal mountains, I will be there soon
You should have told me
I should have told you, that the dam won't hold
I should have called you, but the line went cold
I should have held you in my arms each night
I should've told you when the time was right
Seasons will turn
Never will I learn
Moments will pass
I always think they'll last
You should have told me.
I should have told you, when I had the chance
I should have told you, the way I planned
Dusty sidewalks in the afternoon,
Coastal mountains, I will be there soon.
You should have told me
Seasons will turn
Never will I learn
Moments will pass
I always think they'll last
You should have told me
I should have told you
You should have told me
I should have told you
You should have told me
I should have told you
 

 
FOREIGN FILM  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* That same version of the song was used for the 1 "Foreign Film" promo CD single.
* An alternate version is available on the 4-track promo preview of the album LACKLUSTER ME.
 
 
Life should be a film
One of those foreign films
Where people are always talking
And you just can't understand
But it means a lot
Life should be a book
A really, really good book
That you take when you travel
And hope it never ends
And you read again
Life should be a poetry,
A pretty pretty tree
Where words have their meanings
To help you understand
And say what you mean
You're giving me a stomach ache
When you negotiate
You're giving me a stomach ache
When you try and set me straight
Life should be a song
One of those sixties songs
With lots of catchy phrases
That everybody knows
So you can sing along
Life should be a poetry,
A pretty pretty tree
Where words have their meanings
To help you understand
And say what you mean
You're giving me a stomach ache
When you negotiate
You're giving me a stomach ache
And when you set me straight
You're giving me a stomach ache
When you negotiate
And when you set me straight
You're giving me a stomach ache
Life should be a tree, a poetry tree
 

 
FLOWERS FOR SYLVIA   
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
(Instrumental with words spoken by Lauren Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Southern sunrise

Channel crossing

The queen's complaint

Song for a summer's day

Strumpet song

Dialogue between ghost and priest

Epitaph for fire and flower

Debaters

Spinster

Departure

Song

November graveyard

Snowman on the Moor

Mayflower

The everlasting Monday

On the Difficulty of Conjuring Up a Dryad

The Lady and the Earthenware Head

Earth's anniversary

Snakecharmer

Winter in the tree

A winter staff

Above the Oxbow

The ghost's Leavetaking

Child's Park Stones

Whiteness I remember

The times are tidy

A winter ship

The ravished face

Home for a birthday

Sleep in the Mohave Desert

Two campers in cloud Country

Love letter

Candles

Waking in winter

Stars over the Dordogne

 


 
I STILL CRY  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* That same version of the song was used for the 1 track "I Still Cry" promo CD single.
 
 
Now the leaves have turned and blown away
Everything is washed in shades of gray
(Ask me)
Ask me how I know that I'm alive
Well, I still cry, oh yeah
Well, I still cry, oh yeah
But I don't know why
Now the leaves have turned and blown away
Everything is washed in shades of gray
(Ask me)
Ask me how I know that I'll survive
Well, I still cry, oh yeah
I still cry, oh yeah
Well, I still cry, oh yeah
Well, I still cry, oh yeah
But I don't know why
The pain, when it goes away
It's almost worth it just to feel it fade away
Ask me how I know that I'm alive
Well, I still cry, oh yeah
Well, I still cry, oh yeah
Well, I still cry, oh yeah
Well, I still cry, oh yeah
But I donít know why
I donít know why
I donít know why
I donít know why
I donít know why
I donít know why
I donít know why
I donít know why
 

 
SYCAMORE LEAVES
(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* That song was previously recorded with A-ha on the album EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON.
* An alternate version is available on the 5-track promo preview of the album LACKLUSTER ME.
 
Can't stop, thinking 'bout it
It fills me with unease
Out there by the roadside
Someone's lying
Covered by sycamore leaves
Wet grounds, late September...
The foliage of the trees
I came upon this feeling that
Someone's buried
Under sycamore leaves
And I could never face it
And I could never see
And I could never break out
And shake its grip on me
And I could never face it
And I could never see
And I could never break out
And shake its grip on me
Wet grounds, late September...
The foliage of the trees
I came upon this feeling that
Someone's lying
Covered by sycamore leaves
Covered by sycamore leaves
Out there by the roadside
Under sycamore leaves
Sycamore leaves
Oh yeah
Sycamore leaves
Sycamore leaves
Sycamore leaves
 

 
RAIN
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* The version that can be found on the promo CD Single is a slightly edited version of the album version.
 
 
Rain... rain... comes down
Empty streets
And I'm falling
Through the trees
And they're calling
Out for rain...
Rain... and it's plain to see
Rain... what it does to me
Yeah, rain... rain... falls down
Endlessly, here I'm falling
Through the trees
And they're calling out
For rain...
Rain... what is rain
Rain... is rain
Rain... is God's own Lydocaine
Rain... is good
That's understood
Rain...
Hmmm
Rain... and it's plain to see
Rain... what it does to me
Yeah, rain... rain... falls down
Endlessly, here I'm falling
Through the trees
And they're calling out
For rain...
Rain...
Rain...
Rain...
Rain...
Rain...
Rain...
Rain...
 

 
BUTT OUT  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* That same version of the song was used as second track on the "Rain" promo CD single.
 
I know what's good for me, yes I do
I know what's best for me, you know I do
I know what's right for me, yes I do
Butt out
I can be by myself, yes I can
I can do what I want, you know I can
I can do things myself, I have two hands
Butt out
You, only listen to you don't care what the others say....anyway
You're talking all the time please go away
You just like hearing all the things you say
You just can't stop, until you get your way
Butt out
You tell me what to think and what to wear
You tell me how to dress and do my hair
You tell me all the things that I should do
Does that include the hope of leaving you
Butt out
You, only listen to you don't care what the others say....anyway
You, only listen to you don't care what the others say....anyway
I can be by myself, yes I can
I can begin again, you know I can
I can move in with friends, yes I can
Butt out
I know what's best for me, yes I do
I know what's right for me, you know I do
I know what's good for me, yes I do
Butt out
 

 
THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Nobody feels right
But everyone's all right, yeah
Everything's sadder
But what does it matter, yeah
Tell me, tell me, tell me
This, that & the other
There's nothing around us
Left to astound us, yeah
Everyone's younger,
I can't do that any longer, no
Tell me, tell me, tell me
This, that & the other
You, tell me, tell me
Tell me, tell me
Now, yeah
Oh
Tell me, tell me, tell me
This, that & the other
All of the worry (All of the worry)
Get old in a hurry
All of the sadness (All of the sadness)
I know all the signs
All your compassion (All your compassion)
I've seen how you ration it out
Why? (Why?)
Tell me, tell me, tell me
This, that & the other
Tell me, tell me, tell me
This, that & the other
Tell me, tell me
Tell me, tell me
Tell me, tell me
Tell me, tell me
Tell me, tell me
Tell me, tell me
Tell me, tell me
Tell me, tell me
 

 
HEY LUCHIE  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Hey Luchie,
Your day will come soon
Hey Luchie,
Your talents in bloom
Say can you see, how
Good it will be
If you want me, I'll
Never go far
Hey Luchie, the way
That you are
Say, can you see,
How good it will be
Bad things ain't gonna
Happen twice now I
Wouldn't tell you lies
Sad things ain't gonna
Happen twice
Let nobody tell
You otherwise
Hey Luchie,
You'll make out
Alright
Hey, Luchie,
Your star shining
Bright
Say, can you see
How good it will be...
 

 
EASY  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
I'll take you down, down
And then you'll be with me,
Here, where things are not so easy
I've been trying all day long
To get it right, it comes out wrong
Then you go, and make it easy
It's not so bad, I tell myself
Don't try too hard, things could go wrong
Do you really have to work
We could take the day away
And we'll try and make it easy
We could go out for a drive,
Though I'd rather stay inside
And you know I'll take it easy
Don't say too much,
Don't speak at all
It's not so bad, I tell myself
I'll take you down
D O W N
And then you'll be with me,
Here where things are not so easy
 

 
IF YOU TELL
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* An alternate version is available on the promo album LACKLUSTER ME.
 
If you tell your momma
She will look away
If you tell your daddy
He won't listen when you say
How could it come to this
But now, this is
The way it is
If you tell your brother
Boy will he get mad
If you tell your sister
The one you never had
How could it go this far
And now, this is
The way things are
C'mon
How could it go this far
And now, this is
If you tell your teacher
You'll be mad aware
The way things are
If you tell your preacher
You haven't got a prayer
How could it come to this
But now, this is
The way it is
If you tell your momma
Laying it on the line
Tell it to your daddy
Life has been unkind
If you tell your momma
Laying it on the line
Tell it to your daddy
Life has been unkind
If you tell your momma...
If you tell your momma...
If you tell your momma...

 


 

X-MAS SPECIAL BONUS CD

 


 

X-MAS TIME (BLOWS MY MIND)
 
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* This recording was released as a promo CD Single in December 1997.
Copies were given away with sales of the album LACKLUSTER ME during the Christmas period.
 
 
Give things best forgiven
Solve things best resolved
Why wait until tomorrow ?
Get things best forgotten
Move things best removed
Get it done tomorrow
Christmas time blows my mind
All the lights
Outta sight - outta sight !
Water gun for Tommy
Power tools for Ma
Everybody's waiting
What to get for Sandy
Daddy gets a tie
Everybody's happy - for a while...
Christmas time blows my mind
All the lights
Outta sight - outta sight !
Tell me
What you wanna say,
What you wanna do,
What you wanna be...
... at Christmas time
Tell me
What you wanna say,
What you wanna do,
What you wanna be...
... at Christmas time
Tell me
What you wanna say,
What you wanna do,
What you wanna be...
... at Christmas time
Tell me
What you wanna say,
What you wanna do,
What you wanna be...
... Wow !!
at Christmas time
Give things best forgiven
Get things best forgotten
Everybody's waiting
What to get for Sandy
Daddy gets a tie
Everybody's happy - for a while...
Christmas time (blows my mind)
(Give things best forgiven, get things best forgotten)
Christmas time (blows my mind)
(Give things best forgiven, get things best forgotten )
Christmas time (blows my mind)
(Give things best forgiven, get things best forgotten )
Christmas time (blows my mind)
(Give things best forgiven, get things best forgotten)

 


 

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