LETTER FROM EGYPT

 
01. Darkspace
02. Send Me An Angel
03. We'll Never Speak Again
04. There Are Many Ways To Die
05. With You - With Me
06. Letter From Egypt
07. A Name Is A Name
08. Movies
09a. Shooting Star (Norwegian release only)
09b. Slanted Floor (International release)
10. Anyone
11. Should The Rain Fall
12. The One You Are
 
Remixes, B-Sides:
13. All Of You Concerned
14. We'll Never Speak Again (Edit Version)

 

Morten Harket: Vocals & Guitars

 
Musicians:
 
Guitars on tracks: 2 to 4, 6 to 11 - Frode Alnæs
Guitars on tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 9b - Eivind Aarset
Guitars on tracks: 5, 10 - Kjetil Steensnæs
Guitars on track: 12 - Gunnar Andreas Berg
Guitars on tracks: 1, 5 - Petur Jonsson
 
Bass - Jonny Sjo
 
Keyboards - Kjetil Bjerkestrand
 
Drums - Per Lindvall
 
Percussion on tracks 5, 6, 7, 9b - Helge Norbakken

 

Strings on tracks 4, 9b, 10, 11, 12 - Trondheimsolistene

Strings on track 5 - The Love Sponge Strings

Viola on track 1 - Åshild Breie Nyhus
 
Additional vocals on track 3 - Magne Furuholmen
Choir Vocals on track 6 - Sølvguttene, conducted by Fredrick Otterstad
 
Produced by Kjetil Bjerkestrand
Co-Produced by Morten Harket
Additional production on tracks 1, 5 - Addi800 and Petur Jonsson
 
Engineered by Ulf W.Ø. Holand, Rune Nordal, Bjørn Nessjø, Kjetil Bjerkestrand,
Espen Berg, Simen Eriksrud, Jan Erik Kongshaug, Peer Espen Ursfjord,
Syver Frøisøie, Eivind Skovdahl, Andy Mytteis, Addi800,Petur Jonsson
 
Mastered by Bjørn Engelmann at Cutting Room

 


 

DARKSPACE  

(Ole Sverre Olsen / Morten Harket)

 

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

 

 

In the dark space

When I close my eyes

I see your face shining

Like the moon in the night

And I must tell you

From my heart

I've been waiting my time

My love,

All over the world

You're with me, you're with me, with me,

You're with me, you're with me

Where ever I go

You're with me, you're with me, with me,

You're with me, you're with me

Where ever I go

Remember who you're on the back of

Riding through the human race

Crossing these rivers of memories

Girl, you've got sunshine on your face

You're with me, you're with me, with me,

You're with me, you're with me

Where ever I go

You're with me, you're with me, with me,

You're with me, you're with me

Where ever I go

Time, time's like a slow rising wave

Gathering, gathering up nights and days

And I feel, I feel

I'm at the moment when it breaks

Yes I feel

We're at the moment when it breaks

You're with me, you're with me, with me,

You're with me, you're with me

riding through you every night

Cause you're with me, you're with me, with me,

You're with me, you're with me

Where ever I go

And in our window there is light

Where ever I go

And in our window there is light

You're with me, you're with me, with me,

You're with me, you're with me

Where ever I go

You're with me

Where ever I go

 


 

SEND ME AN ANGEL  

(Words: Ole Sverre Olsen / Tanya)

(Music: Kjetil Bjerkestrand / Morten Harket / Tanya)

 

I must have kept a burning truth

Too tight against my heart

I looked out in that night for you

Looked out in that night

God and his son apart

And every dream is far too sweet

I let them all come down

I do not know that we will meet

Do not know that now

Before I'm coming home

Send me God

Send me an angel

Send me a sign

Send me God

And all these things my hands will touch

Outside the name of love

Out here where nothing is too much

And people pray in gloves

Send me God

Send me your angel

Won't you send me a sign

Send me God

Send me your angel tonight

(I must have kept a burning truth)

(Too tight against my heart)

(I looked out in that night for you)

(I looked out in that night)

Send me God

Send me your angel to

Won't you send me a sign

Send me God

Send me God

Won't you send me a sign

Send me your angel to

Send me a sign

Send me God

Send me God

 


 

WE'LL NEVER SPEAK AGAIN  

(Words: Magne Furuholmen)

(Music: Kjetil Bjerkestrand / Magne Furuholmen)

 

* The song was previously recorded by Magne Furuholmen with Timbersound on the OSLO HOTEL album.

 

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

 

 

The world outside my window

Dig holes into my brain

And all the ones before us

Left nothing but their names

Yeah and all of us are broken

And all of us in pain

Though some of us have spoken

We will never speak again

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

Yeah and all of us are broken

And all of us have pain

Though some of us have spoken

We will...

We'll never speak again

Speak again

See my words - leak out words

See my words

Yeah and all of us are broken

And all of us in pain

Though some of us have spoken

We will never speak again

And all of us are broken

And all of us have pain

We will never speak again

 


 

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO DIE  

(Words: Ole Sverre Olsen / Morten Harket)

(Music: Morten Harket)

 

Night across the harbour

Nightlight in the sky

I hear the sound of water

Boats are drifting by

I've been waiting here for centuries

I've lost my sense of time

My love, you should have warned me

There are many ways to die

Look at the moon

There are many ways to die

Cocoon

I'm deep inside this world now

Got to take a step aside

I'm deeper than I ever was

I must have crossed a line

She just stood there in my way

I see her all the time

My love, you could have told me

There are many ways to die

Look at the moon

There are many ways to die

Cocoon

Look at the moon

Cocoon

This wind is blowing through me

It is nothing I can fight

Tomorrow I may lose her

Tonight she's by my side

Her head upon my shoulder

Her angels speak with mine

She was sent me to remind me

There are many ways to die

Look at the moon

There are many ways to die

Cocoon

There are many ways to die

Look at the moon

There are many ways to die

Cocoon

Watching centuries go by

Look at the moon

Cocoon

Watching centuries go by

 


 

WITH YOU - WITH ME  

(Words: Ole Sverre Olsen / Morten Harket)

(Music: Morten Harket)

 

Can I see you for a moment

Can I sit with you a while

I know it's late

But everything is late

All my life I've been a drifter

And that's how you know me, too

I've never seen

Tomorrow's view

All along I hear a song

That something else some day will come along

Late, but suddenly, I know what I must do

I didn't see it coming

I didn't know it was you

The days are high

And the nights are deep

And I can feel it moving in me

And nothing's like, like it used to be

With you - with me

You may have seen me live my life

Sometimes I've lived for fun

It's easy said...

Not so easy done

You may have watched me in the moonlight

Falling from the sky

Like every dreamer

Can go to high

And all along I hear this song

That something else one day will come along

Seamless night

To find you by my side

I didn't see it coming

My ever drifting mind

The days are high

And the nights are deep

And I can feel it moving in me

And nothing's, nothing's like it used to be

With you - with me

I feel it moving in me

Nothing's, nothing's like it used to be

With you - with me

 


 

LETTER FROM EGYPT  

(Words: Ole Sverre Olsen)

(Music: Morten Harket)

 

"Marley"-chant inspired by Magne Furuholmen

 

It's a pity to disturb

What happens by itself

By greed and hunger

We won't reach it any longer

You're a fool to use force

When you walk through open doors

And see this night, perhaps it falls

Not for you and I at all

All these stars they would shine

Even if we both were blind

But something now is gonna come

We can live some day

Like if we're gone

We won't need much space

We won't need much space, then

(everyone's gonna be alright)

So let me walk you down the street

(everybody's gonna be ok)

(everyone's gonna be alright)

Kicking leaves up with our feet

(everybody's gonna be ok)

(everyone's gonna be alright)

That's not a sound for us to hear

(everybody's gonna be ok)

(everyone's gonna be alright)

But for the blind man over there

(everybody's gonna be ok)

(everyone's gonna be alright)

And it's allright, baby it's ok

(everybody's gonna be ok)

(everyone's gonna be alright)

Everyone is on their way

(everybody's gonna be ok)

(everyone's gonna be alright)

(everybody's gonna be ok)

(everyone's gonna be alright)

Have a look - around you

(everybody's gonna be ok)

(everyone's gonna be alright)

Everybody knows it's getting late

(everybody's gonna be ok)

(everyone's gonna be alright)

Everyone

(everybody's gonna be ok)

(everyone's gonna be alright)

Baby it's ok

(everybody's gonna be ok)

Everyone

(everyone's gonna be alright)

Everyone is far from home these days

(everybody's gonna be ok)

(everyone's gonna be alright)

(everybody's gonna be ok)

(everyone's gonna be alright)

(everybody's gonna be ok)

(everyone's gonna be alright)

My love, what can I say

(everybody's gonna be ok)

(everyone's gonna be alright)

Tomorrow's always been

(everybody's gonna be ok)

A very special day

(everyone's gonna be alright)

And I was walking down the street last night

(everybody's gonna be ok)

The streets were no longer mine

(everyone's gonna be alright)

I was heading for the park

(everybody's gonna be ok)

And it's allright baby

(everyone's gonna be alright)

A dog strayed in front of me

(everybody's gonna be ok)

It was the night of the sleepless people

Have a look around you...

(everyone's gonna be alright)

The clouds are drifting above the treetops

(everybody's gonna be ok)

(everyone's gonna be alright)

(everybody's gonna be ok)

But it was the youth in the park that really owned the night

(everyone's gonna be alright)

Exuberant amidst the flickering shadows

(everybody's gonna be ok)

(everyone's gonna be alright)

(everybody's gonna be ok)

None of this, however, belong to me, yet still I was included

(everyone's gonna be alright)

(everybody's gonna be ok)

Everyone

(everyone's gonna be alright)

(everybody's gonna be ok)

A door here and there slammed too and the stars started to appear

Is far from home these days

It was the end of August

In this troubled angelic town

Which you don't leave before you receive its blessings

 


 

A NAME IS A NAME  

(Words: Ole Sverre Olsen / Morten Harket)

(Music: Morten Harket)

 

A name is a name

But your names in the night

Call on your sleep

Where your soul comes alight

I could be there by your side

I would walk and you could fly

I'm not counting these days

Where I'm taken aside

I'm not losing my pride

I just left it outside

Cause I can't fight these waves

There's an ocean behind

Thought I looked you in the eye

But you came up from behind

A name is a name

I know your names in the night

This could be the dream...

This could be the dream of the angels above

To fly on the wings of a woman in love

This could be the dream of the angels above

To fly on the wings of a woman in love

You could be here by my side

I would kneel and you could fly

I'm not counting these days

Where I'm taken aside

Where I'm taken aside

(A name is a name)

(But your names in the night)

(Call on your sleep)

 


 

MOVIES 

(Kåre Vestrheim / Georg Buljo / Hans Jørgen Støp /Thomas Tofte / Anders Engen)

 

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

 

 

My woman, so lonely

My woman, so fine

My flower, don't worry

You will shine

A marriage, the secret

The shadows behind

Pianos are playing

Summertime

But as long as your hero's in the movies

And the turtle is safe in the Caribbean Sea

While the power of nations set the rules

Still I've got no one lying next to me

Red carpets, no windows

She longs to escape

Her secret against

Fairytales

But as long as your hero's in the movies

And the turtle is safe in the Caribbean Sea

While the power of nations set the rules

Still there is no one lying next to me

And the turtle is safe in the Caribbean Sea

For the power of nations make the rules

Still there is no one lying next to me

I've got no one lying next to me

Still there is no one lying next to me

 


 

SHOOTING STAR  

(Words: Ole Sverre Olsen / Morten Harket)

(Music: Morten Harket)

 

Eyelids black, but blue behind

Will I ever see her shine

Touch the hunger in her skin

Touch that soul she's kept within

Will I ever make her mine

Will I ever see her shine

Hey little girl, whoever you are

Flying like a shooting star

Who are these men that made you sad

Who's your uncle, who's your dad

Clouds are moving through your past

Will these clouds forever last

Up like fire, down in rain

Run away, come back again

Shadows flicker in the past

On my skin you make them last

This little girl would learn so fast

This little girl could never ask

 


 

SLANTED FLOOR  

(Words: Ole Sverre Olsen / Morten Harket)

(Music: Morten Harket)

 

Be my eyes

Paint colours bright

As day turns to night

Baby, be my eyes

Tell me, Dear

All this freedom left to share

At a cost that we cannot bear

Tell me

Tell me, Dear

Cause out here

We dance along the rim

Though none of us can swim

Like we know the deep we're in

And I,

I feel like I felt before

We live on a slanted floor

And so

Tell me all the things we know

Is heaven still above

And I,

I feel like I felt before

We live on a slanted floor

Floor...

 


 

ANYONE  

(Morten Harket)

Anyone

Go tell my girl I've seen the tables turn before

Now there will be no one at the door

Go tell her not to keep the lights on

Anyone

To belong

The weaves of trust can make a man so strong

But, than you know, when a thread is gone ...

Go tell her not to keep the light on

Anyone

It was for real

It was for real

It was for real

It was for real

Baby, was is real?

You know it.. You know it...

Gone, gone

The wounds of life that used to be so strong

Now a track is deep where we went wrong

Go tell her now I'll keep the lights on

For anyone

For anyone

Right, I'll keep the lights on

Yeah, I'll keep the lights on

For anyone

Aaahhhhhh

Aaahhhhhh

Baby... You know it...

Babe, it was for real

It was for real

Babe, it was for real

It wasn't real

Gone, gone

Gone, gone

For anyone

Aaahhhhhh

 


 

SHOULD THE RAIN FALL 

(Words: Ole Sverre Olsen)

(Music: Morten Harket)

 

And should the rain fall after this

It'll leave no colour on the things I miss

The clouds are empty now inside of me

But in a way somehow I am free

Another mountain there to climb

But I won't look back just to see where I turned blind

Goodbye love, you almost broke my wings

This is my goodbye to that little thing

Well, it takes no colour by the winter snow

Takes no light where the sunshine flows

Takes no damage by the stones I throw

Takes no distance out of this lonely road

Has no taste of the wine that's flowed

Takes no colour of green where the spring explodes

Takes no red where the leaves fill the road

And is has no face

Got no face that I know

And should the rain fall after this

It'll leave no colour on the things I miss

Goodbye love you almost broke my wings

This is my goodbye to that little thing

Well, it takes no colour by the winter snow

Takes no light where the sunshine flows

Takes no damage by the stones I throw

Takes no distance out of this lonely road

Has no taste of the wine that's flowed

Takes no colour of green when spring explodes

Takes no red where the leaves fill the road

And it has no face

Well it has no face

Got no face that I know

Yeah-yeah-yeah

Should the rain fall after this

Should the rain fall after this

After this

Should the rain fall

Should the rain fall

Should the rain fall

Should the rain fall

After this

After this

After this

 


 

THE ONE YOU ARE  

(Words: Ole Sverre Olsen)

(Music: Morten Harket)

 

When the night comes falling from above

When the night comes rising from below

And you're looking for some place to go

When you come to the people you used to know

Still you wake up to the morning sun

An you're looking back on all the fun

When you think you've lost

Though you may have won

When you've got to slow down 'cause

There's no time to run

Go easy now

Easy now

When you look around

And you've come too far

You're just a moment away

From the one you are

You're just a moment away

Go easy now

Still you wake up to the morning sun

And you're looking back on all the fun

When you think you've lost

Though you may have won

When you've got to slow down 'cause

There's no time to run

Easy now

Go easy now

Easy now

When the night comes falling from above

When the night comes rising from below

 


 

Remixes, B-Sides

 


 

ALL OF YOU CONCERNED 

(English Version of "Jeg Kjenner Ingen Fremtid")

 

* This song was released as second track on the "Darkspace (You're With Me)" CD Single.

It was previously released in Norwegian on the VOGTS VILLA album. It was then titled "Jeg kjenner ingen fremtid".

 

I know no future

My path is my stride

Every footstep is a journey

Every instance of it mind

I leave the day behind me

With all I might have learned

Every service and its harvest

And all of you concerned

All the thoughts and worries

I could dwell upon today

Are all waiting for me out there

To point each different way

And all the tears fallen

For things that I have seen

Could take me to the doorstep

But never let me in

Confide the wheels of time

Without fears

But life is the moment

When time disappears

We look to the future as we deal with our past

But the moments are left to wake us

Wake us up at last

I know no future

My path is my stride

Every footstep is a journey

Every instance of it mind

Of it mind

 


 

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