MARY IS COMING

 
01. Daylight's Wasting
02. Tears From A Stone
03. Velvet
04. Foolish
05. Half An Hour's Worth
06. Underground
07.Get Up Now
08. Still I'm On Your Side
09. We Will Never Forget
10. Raise Your Sleepy Head
11. Mary Is Coming
12. Fade
 
REMIXES
13. Velvet (U.S. Edit)
14. October
15. Velvet (Green Street Mix)

 

Pål Waaktaar-Savoy: Guitars, Bass, Lead Vocal

 

Lauren Savoy: Guitars, Backing Vocals

 

Frode Unneland: Drums

 

Additional Musicians:

 

Simone Larsen: Backing Vocals on "Velvet"
 
Greg Calvert: Bass on "October"
 
Produced by Savoy
 
Mixed by Simon Vinestock. Except:
"Daylight's Watsing", "Foolish" and "Still I'm On Your Side" mixed by Rod Hui.
"Half An Hour's Worth" mixed by Roberth Opsahl-Engen
Assistant Engineer: Ronan Tal

 


 
DAYLIGHT'S WASTING  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Washington square's right up the street
That was the place where we would meet
Outside the dog run, don't be late
Most of the times I'd sit and wait
Looking at people pass me by
A customer's begging his supply
Just as you thought she wouldn't show
There she comes running
Don't you know it
Daylight's wasting
Yeah, daylight
I can taste it
As it falls from the sky
I had a band of certain fame
The brownstone walk
Ups was our name
The singer was fair but got it wrong
He never did justice to my songs
He did more for me and that's a fact
When he went and stabbed me in the back
So, I've gotta do now, don’t you know
What I should've done five years ago
Daylight's wasting
Daylight
Yes, I can taste it
As it falls from the sky
Daylight's wasting
Daylight
Daylight
Daylight's wasting
Daylight's
Daylight's
As it falls from the sky
Daylight's wasting
Daylight
 

 
TEARS FROM A STONE   
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
In the dawning hour
Break of day
Strikes an old church tower
A mile away
Based on old transcriptions
From a song
We'll be mining
Tears from a stone
From a stone
From a stone
Yeah
As the morning daylight
Enters here
We'll be adding curses
To a prayer
Taking notes down
As we go along
Yeah, we'll be mining
Tears from a stone
From a stone
From a stone
Tears from a stone
You shoot the blame out
Like a star
That never asked us
Who we are
You shoot a wish out
To the sky
It never asked us
Where we hide
Where we hide
From a stone
Tears from a stone
Ooh
Tears from a stone
Yeah
 

 
VELVET   
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* Note: The single version of the song is the same as the album version. Yet, an edited version can be found on the U.S.A. promo 5" CD-Single.
 
 
Her skin is like velvet
Her face out from stone
Her eyes when she's smiling
Will never reach home
But hear how she sings
Her touch would be tender
Her lips would be warm
But when we're together
I'm always alone
But hear how she sings
Oh yeah
Hear how she sings
Oh hear how she sings
Her skin is like velvet...
So I went to her home
Her place, like a palace
With things you can't own
Yeah
Her skin is like velvet
And hear how she sings
Hear how she sings
She sings
Oh yeah
And hear how she sings
Alright...
Alright...
Alright...
Alright...
Yeah, right
Alright...

 


 
FOOLISH  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Woke up
To a lonely type of day
I'm running out of reasons
I should stay
Put your arms around me
What can I say
Leave me where you found me
Then walk away
I'm staying through to Friday
Then I'm gone
Unreachable by letters
Or by phone
But one day I'll be calling
Way down the road baby
Stop me then from falling
Don't let me go
Put your arms around me
What can I say
Leave me where you found me
Then walk away
I let her slip away
That was foolish
I bow to the ovation
In my head
Put your arms around me
One for the road, baby
Leave me where you found me
Then walk away
Some day you will know
I'll be damned if I ever
Can let you go
And it keeps me together
To know
And it keeps me together
To know
Yeah... Yeah... Yeah... Yeah... Yeah... Yeah... Yeah... Yeah... Yeah... 
Yeah... Yeah... Yeah... Yeah... Yeah... Yeah... Yeah... Yeah... Yeah... 
Yeah...Yeah...Yeah...Yeah...Yeah...Yeah...
Some day you will know
I'll be damned if I ever
Can let you go
And it keeps me together
To know
Put your arms around me
Then walk away
 

 
HALF AN HOURS WORTH  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Oh how, I wouldn't mind
Half an hour's worth
Of feeling fine
Oh yeah, I won't pretend
Half an hour
Would be heaven sent
Once in a while
I felt a smile
Oh why, can't you see...
(It's okay)
Those clouds will pass away
Go see a friend of mine
(It's alright)
Stay out right through the night
Once in a while
I felt a smile
Oh how, I wouldn't mind
Half an hour's worth
Of feeling fine
Oh yeah, I won't pretend
Half an hour
Would be heaven sent
If she were away
I'd have to stay
Oh why, can't you see...
(It's okay)
Those clouds will pass away
Go see a friend of mine
(It's alright)
Stay out right through the night
Yeah
Half an hour's worth
Half an hour's worth
Yeah
Half an hour's worth
Oh how...
 

 
UNDERGROUND  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* Note: The single version of the song is the same as the album version.
 
 
I crossed the town
Underground
You turn, turn away
Tell me how
Help me now
You turn, turn away
Oh Joan we should have stayed together
It's wrong
Your friends don't make you better
I crossed the town
Underground
You turn, turn away
When I'm there
People stare
So I turn, turn away
I know, for her my heart will weep
I know, hey Joan, I'm in too deep
From my heart down to my toes
There are places you should know
From my hips down to my knees
What peculiarities
So take me down
Underground
Don't turn, turn away
Tell me how
Help me now
You turn, turn away
Turn away
From my heart down to my toes
There are places you should know
From my hips down to my knees
Such peculiarities
Oh Joan we should have stayed together
Tell me how
Help me now
You turn, turn away
Tell me how
Hold me now
You turn, turn away
I crossed the town
Underground
You turn, turn, turn, turn, turn, away
When I'm there
People stare
I turn, turn away
I crossed the town
Underground
I crossed the town
You turn, turn away
I crossed the town
I crossed the town
I crossed the town
 

 
GET UP NOW   
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
You don't know how people talk
They say it's in the way she walks
Friends come up to you and say
I've never seen you act this way
Well...
Get up now
Get up now
She comes through a ring of fire
Preys on your heart's desires
She rules your world entire
She'll laugh as you walk right by her
She believes in what you do
Knows exactly what you're going through
She'll hard to be the best
She'll break down before she rests
Oh yeah
Get up now
Get up now
Your down fall will take her higher
Don't ask what goes on inside her
What could this world deny her?
She'll laugh as you walk right by her
Something grabbed a hold of me
I don't know what it was
What could this world deny her?
Get up now
Heyy
Get up now
Heyy
She comes through a ring of fire
Preys on your heart's desires
What could this world deny her?
She'll laugh as you walk right by her
She'll come through a ring of fire
Don't ask what goes on inside her
She rules your world entire
She'll laugh as you walk right by her
She'll come through a ring of fire
She'll come through a ring of fire
She'll come through a ring of fire
She'll come through a ring of fire
She'll come through a ring of fire
 

 
STILL I'M ON YOUR SIDE   
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Maybe I can't see
All of that you hide
Mm, baby
Still I'm on your side
Still I'm on your side
I can't really know
For without a sound you smile
Mm, baby
Still I'm on your side
Still I'm on your side
Oh yeah
Should I step away
Oh yeah
Should I bow out now
And go about my day
Oh yeah
What would happen here
Oh yeah
If I ran my fingers
Gently through her hair
Maybe I can't be
The one that makes it right
Mm, baby
Still I'm on your side
Still I'm on your side
Oh yeah
Should I step away
Oh yeah
Should I bow out now
And go about my day
Oh yeah
What would happen here
Oh yeah
If I ran my fingers
Gently through her hair
Maybe I can't see
The love that you hide
Mm, baby
Still I'm on your side
Still I'm on your side
Still I'm on your side
 

 
WE WILL NEVER FORGET  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
We will never forget
Those times
We will never forget
Our lives
Head in a cloud
Ears to the ground
We're making the wind rush by
But my baby
Well, she don't know me
For all of the years gone by
We will never forget
Those times
We will never forget
Our lives
We will walk through the fields
All night
We will know how it feels
All right
Your face to the wind
Eyes to the rain
You're holding your head up high
But my baby
Well, she won't show me
For all of the tears we've cried
I could never forget her
Standing there
We will never belong
Elsewhere...
But the summers are good
Oh yeah
Nothing misunderstood, oh no
Cried...
Head in a cloud
Ears to the ground
We're making the wind rush by
But my baby
Well, she don't know me
For all of the tears we cried
We will never forget
Those times
Take a look at the clouds
Go drifting by
We will walk through the fields
All night
We will never forget
Our lives
 

 
RAISE YOUR SLEEPY HEAD  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
You hide from the day
Don't be this way
And raise your sleepy head
Old cloths fill the bed...
Use me instead
Yeah, raise your sleepy head
You picked words that
I'd fall for
Why say something
So uncalled for
Little things that I'd die for
You make it clear now what to try for
This morning has come
Will soon be done
So raise your sleepy head
Our weekend away
Starts today
So raise your sleepy head
You picked words that
I'd fall for
Why say something
So uncalled for
Little things that I'd die for
You make it clear now what to try for
Yeah
You picked words that
I'd fall for
Why say something
So uncalled for
Little things that I'd die for
You make it clear now what to try for
You hide from the day
Don't be this way
And raise your sleepy head
Old cloths fill the bed...
Use me instead
Yeah, raise your sleepy head
Raise your sleepy head
Raise your sleepy head
Raise your sleepy head
Raise your sleepy head
Raise your sleepy head
Raise your sleepy head
Raise your sleepy head

 


 
MARY IS COMING  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* Note: The promo single version of the song is the same as the album version.
 
 
Something in this morning
Wo-ho
Something in the air
Although she's right above me
I don't think she knows I'm here
I raise my hands to hold you
Tie you down
Keeping you where
Empty lines I've told you
Disappear
And right as I'm there
Mary is coming
Mary is coming
Mary is coming
Now at least I can cry too
Everybody's saying
Wo-ho
One day at a time
You never minded waiting
Oh, but make it in my prime
Mary never shows you
What she likes
You can pretend
Mary never blows you
But that’s alright
'Cause what I like is when
Mary is coming
Mary is coming
Mary is coming
Oooh
Mary is coming
Mary is coming
Mary is coming
Now at least I can cry too
Mary is coming
Mary is coming
Mary is coming
Now at least I can cry too
 

 
FADE  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
(Instrumental)

 


 

Singles, Extended & B-Sides

 


 

OCTOBER

(Pål Waaktaar)  

 

* This recording was released on the "Velvet" CD Single.

This song had previously been recorded with A-ha.

 

Dawn awaits a sleepless English town

Of coloured Grey

Here I roam the streets without you

As summer fades away

Down in the city at nights

Oooh

The cold wind blows

Wherever you may be right now

It must be getting late

You're probably asleep already

I am wide awake

Down in the city at nights

Oooh

The cold wind blows

"Don't be lonely"

So you've told me

But don't you worry now

Loneliness can be ignored

And time has shown me how

Down in the city

I'm missing you so much

I'm missing you so much

I'm missing you so much

Dawn awaits a sleepless English town

Of coloured Grey

 


 

VELVET (GREEN STREET MIX) 

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

* Note: Though the instrumental arrangements are different from the album / single version, the sung text is exactly the same.

 

 

Her skin is like velvet

Her face out from stone

Her eyes when she's smiling

Will never reach home

But hear how she sings

Her touch would be tender

Her lips would be warm

But when we're together

I'm always alone

But hear how she sings

Oh yeah

Hear how she sings

Oh hear how she sings

Her skin is like velvet...

So I went to her home

Her place, like a palace

With things you can't own

Yeah

Her skin is like velvet

And hear how she sings

Hear how she sings

She sings

Oh yeah

And hear how she sings

Alright...

Alright...

Alright...

Alright...

Yeah, right

Alright...

 


 

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