MEMORIAL BEACH

 

DELUXE EDITION

ORIGINAL RELEASE

 

2015

1993

 

   

 

All tracks have been remastered

 
     
 

DISC 1:

 

01. Dark Is The Night For All

01. Dark Is The Night For All

01. Dark Is The Night For All

02. Move To Memphis

02. Move To Memphis

02. Move To Memphis

03. Cold As Stone

03. Cold As Stone

03. Cold As Stone

04. Angel In The Snow

04. Angel In The Snow

04. Angel In The Snow

05. Locust

05. Locust

05. Locust

06. Lie Down In Darkness

06. Lie Down In Darkness

06. Lie Down In Darkness

07. How Sweet It Was

07. How Sweet It Was

07. How Sweet It Was

08. Lamb To The Slaughter

08. Lamb To The Slaughter

08. Lamb To The Slaughter

09. Between Your Mama And Yourself

09. Between Your Mama And Yourself

09. Between Your Mama And Yourself

10. Memorial Beach

10. Memorial Beach

10. Memorial Beach

11. Move To Memphis (Extended Mix)

12. Angel In The Snow (Acoustic Instrumental)

The Demos

DISC 2:

11. Angel In The Snow (Demo)

13. Dark Is The Night For All (Demo)

12. Bar Room (Demo)

14. Cold As Stone (Demo)

13. Between Your Mama And Yourself (Demo)

15. Angel In The Snow (Demo)

14. Cold As Stone (Demo)

16. Locust (Demo)

15. Dark Is The Night For All (Demo)

17. Lie Down In Darkness (Demo)

16. How Sweet It Was (Demo)

18. How Sweet It Was (Demo)

17. Lamb To The Slaughter (Demo)

19. Bar Room (Demo)

18. Lie Down In Darkness (Demo)

20. Lamb To The Slaughter (Demo)

19. Lie Down In Darkness (Early Version)

21. Between Your Mama And Yourself (Demo)

20. Locust (Demo)

22. Memorial Beach (Demo)

21. Memorial Beach (Demo)

23. Dark Is The Night For All (Alternative Version)

24. The Swing Of Things (Live March 17, 1994 at The Sentrum Scene / Oslo,Norway)

Singles & Remixes

25. Dark Is The Night For All (Live March 17, 1994 at The Sentrum Scene/ Oslo,Norway)

22. Angel In The Snow (Acoustic Instrumental)

26. Move To Memphis (Live March 17, 1994 at The Sentrum Scene/ Oslo,Norway)

23. Angel In The Snow (Edit)

27. Cold As Stone / Sycamore Leaves (Live March 17, 1994 at The Sentrum Scene/ Oslo,Norway)

24. Angel In The Snow (Instrumental)

28. Shapes That Go Together (Live March 17, 1994 at The Sentrum Scene/ Oslo,Norway)

25. Cold As Stone (Remix)

26. Dark Is The Night For All (Alternative Version)

27. Move To Memphis (Extended Version)

28. Move To Memphis (Radio Edit)

29. Move To Memphis (Single Version)

30. Shapes That Go Together (Edit)

31. Shapes That Go Together (Instrumental)

32. Shapes That Go Together (Single Version)

B-Sides (Live For N.R.K. T.V.)

33. Crying In The Rain (Live For N.R.K. T.V.)

34. Early Morning (Live For N.R.K. T.V.)

35. East Of The Sun (Live For N.R.K. T.V.)

36. I've Been Losing You (Live For N.R.K. T.V.)

37. Manhattan Skyline (Live For N.R.K. T.V.)

38. (Seemingly) Non Stop July (Live For N.R.K. T.V.)

B-Sides (Live In South America)

39. Cry Wolf (Live Version)

40. Early Morning (Live Version)

41. I Call Your Name (Live Version)

42. I've Been Losing You (Live Version)

43. Rolling Thunder (Live Version)

44. Scoundrel Days (Live Version)

45. Slender Flame (Live Version)

46. The Sun Always Shines On TV (Live Version)

47. Touchy! (Live Version)

Live In Oslo, Norway

48. Cold As Stone (Live March 17, 1994 at The Sentrum Scene/ Oslo,Norway)

49. Dark Is The Night For All (Live March 17, 1994 at The Sentrum Scene/ Oslo,Norway)

50. Move To Memphis (Live March 17, 1994 at The Sentrum Scene/ Oslo,Norway)

51. Shapes That Go Together (Live March 17, 1994 at The Sentrum Scene/ Oslo,Norway)

52. Sycamore Leaves (Live March 17, 1994 at The Sentrum Scene/ Oslo,Norway)

53. The wing Of Things (Live March 17, 1994 at The Sentrum Scene / Oslo,Norway)

 

Mags: Keyboards

 

Morten Harket: Lead Vocal

 

Pål Waaktaar: Guitars

 

Additional Musicians:

 

Jørun 'JB' Boseberg: Bass Guitar,

 

Per Hillestad: Drums

 

JD Steele, Jevetta Steele and Kathy Wilson: Backing Vocals on

"Lie Down In Darkness" and "Move To Memphis"

 

David Bedford: Strings Arrangements on "Waiting For Her"

Chris Hughes: Drums on "Waiting For Her"

Produced by David Z and A-ha.

 

Mixed by Rod Hui with Pål Waaktaar.

 

Engineered by David Z,  Brian Poer, David Friedlander,

 Jamey Staub and Sverre Henriksen.

Second Engineers: Michael Cyr, Derek Davis, Derek Duffy,

 Robert Opstahl-Engsen, Djinji Brown and Eivind Skovdahl.


 

DARK IS THE NIGHT FOR ALL
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
* The album version was released on 7" record and 5" CD-Single.
 
 
It's time we said goodbye
Time now to decide
Oh don't you feel so small
Dark is the night for all
It's time we moved out West
This time will be the best
And when the evenings fall
Dark is the night for all
It's time... yeah, to break free
It's time to pull away
For you and me
Oh, yeah
To break free
It's time... yeah, to break free
We need to celebrate the mystery
It's time we said goodbye
It's time for you and I
Oh don't you feel so small
Dark is the night for all
Time
Time
 

 
MOVE TO MEMPHIS  
(Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen)
 

* Eighteen months before the release of the MEMORIAL BEACH ALBUM, "Move To Memphis" was released as a single from the HEADLINES AND DEADLINES collection.

It was later reworked to be part of the MEMORIAL BEACH ALBUM. To read the text of the single version, click HERE.

 

 
Yeah
Hmmm
Yeah
Walked around no one around
You were the one who taught me better
This old town brings me down
You were the one who told me
You've got to
Move to Memphis
That's what I'll do
Gonna move to Memphis and follow you
Trace that highway
Down to your doorway
I'm gonna move to Memphis and be with you
Yeah
On the day you walked away
I was the one who said
You'd better stick around stay in town
You were the one who told me
You've got to
Move to Memphis
That's what I'll do
Chase the shadow that follows you
Take that highway
Down to your doorway
I'm gonna move to Memphis
And be with you
I'm gonna be with you
I'm gonna be with you
I'm gonna move to Memphis
I'm gonna be with you
I'm gonna be with you
I'm gonna move to Memphis
Huh
Move to Memphis
That's what I'll do
Chase the shadow that follows you
Take that highway
Down to your doorway
I'm gonna move to Memphis
To be with you
That's what I'll do
Chase the shadow that follows you
Take that highway
Down to your doorway
I'm gonna move to Memphis
Follow you
That's what I'll do
Take that highway
To your doorway
I'm gonna move to Memphis to be with you
Move to Memphis
 

 
COLD AS STONE
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
* A remixed version of the song was released as B-Side of the "Shapes That Go Together" Single.
 
You're back again
You roam the streets
And crack again
You're back again
You're travel-worn
Standing here in the town
Where you were born
It's not your home
The mirror sees you
So alone
And cold as stone - Yeah
You're not your own
You feel a chill
Go through your bones
You're not your own
There's something wrong
You call you doctor on the phone
He's not at home
So you leave a message
After the tone –
"I'm cold as stone"
Emerald green neon lights above
Yeahhh
Sapphire red falls on you below
Cold as stone
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Emerald green neon lights above
Yeahhh
Sapphire reds fall on you below
You're back again
You send a curse out
In the night
You're back alright
You're travel-worn
Standing here
In the town you were born
It's not your home
The mirror sees you
So alone
Cold as stone
Yeah-eah
Cold as stone
 

 
ANGEL IN THE SNOW
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
* An edit version of the song was released on 7" record and 5" CD-Single.
 
 
Angel, angel or so
Wherever you may go
Hmm, yeah...
I'll follow
Wherever you may go…
And always will I be there
Shake worries from your hair
Hmm, yeah...
I'll be there
Always…
Ooooh
Oh, Angel, angel or so
Wherever you may go
Hmm, yeah...
I'll follow
Wherever you may go…
My Angel in the snow
Yeah
You're my Angel in the snow
 

 
LOCUST
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
Don't be afraid
It's a harmless moon
All we can do
Is to assume
Our lives must change
A change is due
I hear you say
What are we gonna do
I don't know - Make It
I don't know - Shake it
I don't know - Break it down
When all you wanna do
I don't know - Make It
I don't know - Shake it
I don't know - Break it down
Oh weeping night
Oh grieving sky
Oh rabbit wind
You just flew by
Grant me this
Some small reward
And don't announce
A time of the final call
I don't know - Make It
I don't know - Shake it
I don't know - Break it down
When all you wanna do
I don't know - Make It
I don't know - Shake it
I don't know - Break it down
My dream was this:
Across the sky
A slate-grey cloud
That filled the eye
...a slate-grey cloud...
Comes through the dust –
Locust
I don't know - Make It
I don't know - Shake it
I don't know - Break it down
When all you wanna do
I don't know - Make It
I don't know - Shake it
I don't know - Break it down
Don't be afraid
It's a harmless moon…
Don't be afraid
It's a harmless moon…
 

 
LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
* The album version of the song was released in the U.S.A. on a 5"-CD Promo Single and on Cassette Single.
 
 
With all our goals and destinations...
Everything must be this way
Vague are hopes
That try our patience
Listen now to what I say
Oh, lie down in darkness
I want you next to me
Oh, lie down in darkness
Here with me
With all our trials and tribulations...
Will it ever make much sense
All these years
They disappear
They leave me here
Without defense
Oh, lie down in darkness
I want you next to me
Oh, lie down in darkness
Here with me
Hey - yeah
I want you next to me
Oh, lie down in darkness
I want you next to me
Oh, lie down in darkness
Here with me
Oh, lie down in darkness
I want you next to me
Oh, lie down in darkness
Next to me
Oh, lie down in darkness
Next to me
(Oh, lie down in darkness)
Next to me
 

 
HOW SWEET IT WAS
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
Uh... yeah, that's alright
Lend us a voice in this howling night
Just about a month ago
You made a promise, babe
Not to go
Yes, you did now
You were the heart and soul
One to the nightfall
One to the stars
One to the haunted fools we are
One to remember
One to recall
One to acknowledge
Just how sweet it was, yeah
Just about a month ago
Yeah
You make a promise
Ain't that so
Yes, you did now
Into this howling night
You got... You got... You got...
You got me so
You got me so low
Heyyyy
I wouldn't lie, babe - not again
It's such a crime
To while away my time
Little babe…
One to remember
One to recall
One to acknowledge
Just how sweet it was
We were so happy
We were okay
We let our good thing, honey
Just slip away
Yeah
Lend us a voice in this howling night…
One to the nightfall
One to the stars
One to the haunted fools we are
One to remember
One to recall
One to acknowledge
Just how sweet it was
One to acknowledge
Just how sweet it was
Yeah
Just about a month ago
 

 
LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER
(Magne Furuholmen)
 
I went down to the water
Like a lamb to the slaughter
Didn't know
What was waiting for me there
Nobody warned me
Nobody told me
My excuse is I wasn't prepared
I drank deep from the river
And sealed up my fate
I should have seen the trap, baby
Before it was too late
We go down
We go down
We go down, it's the only way out
Who is this fool
Who believed all the stories
I wish I could say
It's not me
You polluted my head
With all the things you said
I became what you wanted to see
All of these years
I've built up this hate
I had my chance coming
But now it's too late
We go down
We go down
We go down, its the only way out
We go down
We go down
We go down, its the only way out
I drank deep from the river
And sealed up my fate
I had my chance coming
But now it's too late
We go down
We go down
We go down, its the only way out
We go down
We go down
We go down, its the only way out
Oooh - Heyyyy
Down, its the only way out
Oooh - Heyyyy
Down, its the only way out
Down... down...
Down, its the only way out
Down, its the only way out
Down, its the only way out
Down, its the only way out
 

 
BETWEEN YOUR MAMA AND YOURSELF
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
* This song was released in the U.S.A as B-Side on the "Dark Is The Night For All" Cassette-Single.
 
Oh baby
Hey listen honey
Something you should know
This can't wait
I've been meaning to tell you
A long time ago
And today's that day
I'll put it straight (note: line cut from the text)
No, it just can't wait (note: line cut from the text)
The thing is babe,
Between your mama and yourself
Forced to choose and without help
With a margin, you know it's true
The one I love, oh, Honey
Well, it's eh...probably you
Oh you
Yeah
Oh sure, it took a little time
I know that's true
This thing, it's been preying on my mind
Since I met you
This I know
Between your mama and yourself
Forced to choose and without help
With a margin, you know it's true
The one I love, now baby
Well, it's eh... probably you
Hey-ey
You've got to know
Well, it's got to show
Yeah, I've got to let her go
I've got to go
I've got to let her go
Oh no
No-no-no
You've got to know
Well, it's got to show
Between your mama and yourself
Forced to choose and without help
With a margin, you know it's true
The one I love, now Honey
Oh Baby now, don't you know that it's you
For yourself
Forced to choose and without help
With my margin, you know it's true
The one I love, now Honey
Oh Baby, don't you , don't you know that it's...
It's your Mama, Baby
Your Mama, Baby
Got to go... Got to go... Got to go..
Your Mama... Got to...
Just give me your mama, Baby
Heyyyy
Got to be you
Got to be you
Never been anyone else apart your Mama, Baby
 

 
MEMORIAL BEACH
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
I pace the length of my unmade room
In times of change
My bags are packed, guess I'm leaving the womb
Into the rain
We never found
A place to hide
Some peace of mind
God knows we tried
Toes in the sand, the seductive sway
Ooh... nothing better, babe
Across the bay - Sarasota Way
We held together
We never found
A place to hide
Some peace of mind
God knows we tried, yeah
Into the rain…
The summer rain…
So we walk down to Memorial Beach
Where things began
Honey days and nights without sleep
Lost in the sand
We never found
A place to hide
Some peace of mind
God knows we tried, yeah
We never found
A place to hide
Some peace of mind
God knows we tried, yeah
God knows we tried
So we walk down to Memorial Beach…

 


 

The Demos

 


 

ANGEL IN THE SNOW (DEMO)

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

Angel, angel or so

Wherever you may go

Hmm, yeah...

I'll follow

Wherever you may go…

And always will I be there

Shake worries from your hair

Hmm, yeah...

I'll be there

Always…

Ooooh

Oh, Angel, angel or so

Wherever you may go

Hmm, yeah...

I will follow

Wherever you may go…

Hmm

Oooh

 


 

BAR ROOM (DEMO)

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

There's a bar room down the street

Where we meet

Where we pick up girls and take 'em dancing

If the shadows here could talk

Man, I'd walk

But she tells

Hon, don’t give it another thought

It's alright

Dance all night

We're never gonna see the morning light

That's what she said

(You'll never it baby) That's what she said

That's what she said

(You'll never it baby) That's what she said

There's a bar room down the street

Where we meet

Where we pick up girls and take them dancing

If the shadows here could talk

Man, I'd walk

But she tells

Hon, don’t give it another thought

Yeah

It's alright

Dance all night

We're never gonna see the morning light

That's what she said

Oh yeah

That's what she said

Yeah

That's what she said

Ah yeah... yeah...

(Morning light)

That's what she said

Ah yeah... yeah...

(We'll be alright)

Yeah

It's alright

Dance all night

We're never gonna see the morning light

It's alright

Dance all night

We're never gonna see the morning light

That's what she said

That's what she said

Ah yeah... yeah...

(We'll be alright)

That's what she said

Ah yeah... yeah... yeah...

(Morning light)

That's what she said

Yeah... yeah...

(We'll be alright)

That's what she said

Yeah... yeah...

(Morning light)

What she said

 


 

BETWEEN YOUR MAMA AND YOURSELF (DEMO)

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

T-t-t...

Ooooh.

Oh come on, sit right down

(???) baby

Hey listen honey

Something you should know

This can't wait

I've been meaning to tell you

A long time ago

And today's the day

I'll put it straight

Well, it just can't wait

Oh sure, it took a little time

I know that's true

Well, this thing, it's been preying on my mind

Since I met you

The thing is babe

Between your mama and yourself

Forced to choose and without help

With a margin, you know it's true

The one I love, baby

Well, it's... probably you

Oh come on now,

Stay a little while

Before you go

This business's been preying on my mind

Even so

This I know

Between your mama and yourself

Forced to choose and without help

With a margin, you know it's true

The one I love, baby

Well, it's... probably you

You've got to know

It's got to show

Yeah, I've got to let her go

Got to go

I've got to let her go

You've got to know

It's got to show

Hmmmmmm

Between your mama and yourself

Forced to choose and without help

With a margin, you know it's true

The one I love, baby

Well, it's... probably you

And yourself

Forced to choose and without help

With a margin, you know it's true

The one I love, baby

Well, it's... probably you

Oh yeah, probably baby

Really

Owww

Oh-oh

(???) your mother baby

(???)

 


 

COLD AS STONE (DEMO)

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

You're back again

You roam the streets

And crack again

You're back again

You're travel-worn

Standing here in the town

Where you were born

It's not your home

The mirror sees you

So alone

And cold as stone

Hmmmmmm

You're not your own

You feel a chill

Go through your bones

You're not your own

There's something wrong

You call you doctor on the phone

He's not at home

You leave a message

After the tone –

"I'm cold as stone"

Emerald green neon lights above

(Yeahhh)

Sapphire red falls on you below

Cold as stone

(Yeah)

Emerald green neon lights above

Sapphire red falls on you below

You're back again

You send a curse out

In the night

You're back alright

You're travel-worn

Standing here

In the town you were born

It's not your home

The mirror sees you

So alone

Cold as stone

You're cold as stone

 


 

DARK IS THE NIGHT FOR ALL (DEMO)

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

It's time we said goodbye

Time now to decide

Oh don't you feel so small

Dark is the night for all

It's time we moved out West

Time will be the best

And when the evenings fall

Dark is the night for all

It's time... yeah, to break free

It's time to pull away

For you and me

Oh, yeah

Come on now

To break free

It's time... yeah, to break free

We need to celebrate in mystery

It's time we said goodbye

It's time for you and I

Oh don't you feel so small

Dark is the night for all

It's time...

Time

 


 

HOW SWEET IT WAS (DEMO)

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

Uh... yeah, that's alright

Lend us a voice in this howling night

Just about a month ago

You made a promise, babe

Not to go

Yes, you did now

Promises

One to the nightfall

One to the stars

One to the haunted fools we are

One to remember

One to recall

One to acknowledge

Just how sweet it was, yeah

Yeah...

That's alright

Lend us a voice in this howling night

You got... You got... You've got...

You got me so

You got me so low

Heyyyy

I wouldn't lie, babe

(not again)

It's such a crime

To while away my time

One to remember

One to recall

One to acknowledge

Just how sweet it was

We were so happy

We were okay

We let our good thing, honey

Just slip away

Yeah

Lend us a voice in this howling night…

One for the nightfall

One for the stars

One to the haunted fools we are

One to remember

One to recall

One to acknowledge

Just how sweet it was

Na-na-na-na-na

(???)

One to recall

One to acknowledge

Just how sweet it was

You got...

 


 

LAMB TO SLAUGHTER (DEMO)

(Magne Furuholmen)

 

I went down to the water

Like a lamb to the slaughter

I didn't know

What was waiting for me there

Nobody warned me

Nobody told me

My excuse is I wasn't prepared

I drank deep from the river

And sealed up my fate

I should have seen the trap, baby

Before it was too late

We go down

We go down

We go down, it's the only way out

Who is this fool

Who believed all the stories

I wish I could say

It's not me

You polluted my head

With the things you said

I became what you wanted to see

Hmm

All of these years

I've built up this hate

I had my chance coming

But now it's too late

We go down

We go down

We go down, its the only way out

We go down (all alone, out of sight?)

We go down (hiding in the ???)

We go down, its the only way out

I drank deep from the river

And sealed up my fate

I should have seen the trap, baby

But now it is too late

We go down

We go down

We go down, its the only way out

We go down (all alone, out of sight?)

We go down (hiding in the ???)

We go down, its the only way out

Heyyyy

(all alone, out of sight?)

(hiding in the ???)

Down, its the only way out

Oooh

Yeah

(all alone, out of sight?)

(hiding in the ???)

Down, its the only way out

Oooh

Down, its the only way out

Down, its the only way out

 


 

LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS (DEMO)

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

All our goals and destinations...

Everything must be this way

Vague are hopes

That try our patience

Listen now to what I say

Ooooh, lie down in darkness

Aaaaahh

I want you next to me

Ooooh, lie down in darkness

Aaaaahh

Here with me

Heyyyy

With all our trials and tribulations...

Will it ever make much sense

All these years

They disappear

They leave me here

Without defense

Ooooh, lie down in darkness

Aaaaahh

I want you next to me

Ooooh, lie down in darkness

Aaaaahh

Here with me

Hey - yeah

Yeah

Ooooooooooooooh

Ooooh, lie down in darkness

Aaaaahh

I want you next to me

Ooooh, lie down in darkness

Aaaaahh

Here with me

Aahhh-yeahhh

 


 

LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS (EARLY VERSION)

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

* This early version was mistakenly released online for less than 24 hours before being withdrawn... Yet, it was too late as it's now leaking on the Internet.

 

All our goals and destinations...

Everything must be this way

Vague are hopes

That try our patience

Listen now to what I say

Ohhhhhh, lie down in darkness

Aaaaahh

I want you next to me

Ohhhhhh, lie down in darkness

Aaaaahh

Here with me

With all our trials and tribulations...

Will it ever make much sense

All these years

They're disappearing

They leave me here

Without defense

Ohhhhhh, lie down in darkness

Aaaaahh

I want you next to me

Ohhhhhh, lie down in darkness

Aaaaahh

Here with me

Hey - yeah... Ohhhhhh

Next to me

Next to me

Hmmmm next to me

Ohhhhhh Yeah

Ooooooooooooooh

Ohhhhhh, lie down in darkness

Aaaaahh

I want you next to me

Ohhhhhh, lie down in darkness

Aaaaahh

Here with me

Ohhhhhh, lie down in darkness

Aaaaahh

I want you next to me

Ohhhhhh, lie down in darkness

Aaaaahh

Next to me

Ohhhhhh, lie down in darkness

Next to me

Here with me

 


 

LOCUST (DEMO)

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

Don't be afraid...

Don't be afraid

It's a harmless moon

All we can do

Is to assume

Our lives must change

A change is due

I hear you say

What are we gonna do

I don't know - Make It

I don't know - Shake it

I don't know - Break it down

When all you wanna do

I don't know - Make It

I don't know - Shake it

I don't know - Break it down

Oh weeping night

Oh grieving sky

Oh rabbit wind

You just flew by

Grant me this

Some small reward

And don't announce

A time of the final call

I don't know - Make It

I don't know - Shake it

I don't know - Break it down

When all you wanna do

I don't know - Make It

I don't know - Shake it

I don't know - Break it down

My dream was this:

Across the sky

A slate-grey cloud

That filled the eye

...a slate-grey cloud...

Comes through the dust –

Locust

I don't know - Make It

I don't know - Shake it

I don't know - Break it down

When all you wanna do

I don't know - Make It

I don't know - Shake it

I don't know - Break it down

Don't be afraid

It's a harmless moon…

 


 

MEMORIAL BEACH (DEMO)

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

I pace the length of my unmade room

In times of change

My bags are packed, guess I'm leaving the womb

Into the rain

We never found

A place to hide

Some peace of mind

God knows we tried

Toes in the sand, the seductive sway

Ooh... nothing better, babe

Across the bay - Sarasota Way

We held together

We never found

A place to hide

Some peace of mind

God knows we tried, yeah

Into the rain…

The summer rain…

So we walk down to Memorial Beach

Where things began

Honey days and nights without sleep

Lost in the sand

We never found

A place to hide

Some peace of mind

Ohh

God knows we tried, yeah

We never found

A place to hide

Some peace of mind, yeah

God knows we tried, Oh yeah

 

 

Singles & Remixes
 
 
ANGEL IN THE SNOW (ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTAL)
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
Mixed by Jamey Staub and Pål Waaktaar.
 
* An instrumental version of the song was released a B-Side of the "Dark Is The Night For All" Single.
It is different from the "Instrumental" version.

 


 
ANGEL IN THE SNOW (Edit)
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
* An edit version of the song was released on 7" record and 5" CD-Single.
Though the song is a little shorter than the album version, the sung text remains the same.
 
 
Angel, angel or so
Wherever you may go
Hmm, yeah...
I'll follow
Wherever you may go…
And always will I be there
Shake worries from your hair
Hmm, yeah...
I'll be there
Always…
Ooooh
Oh, Angel, angel or so
Wherever you may go
Hmm, yeah...
I'll follow
Wherever you may go…
My Angel in the snow
Yeah
You're my Angel in the snow

 


 

ANGEL IN THE SNOW (INSTRUMENTAL)

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

* This instrumental version of the song was released a B-Side of the "Dark Is The Night For All" Single.

It is different from the "Acoustic Instrumental" version.

 

 
COLD AS STONE (Remix)
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
* This remixed version of the song was released as B-Side of the "Shapes That Go Together" Single.
 
You're back again
You roam the streets
And crack again
You're back again
You're travel-worn
Standing here in the town
Where you were born
It's not your home
The mirror sees you
So alone
And cold as stone - Yeah
You're not your own
You feel a chill
Go through your bones
You're not your own
There's something wrong
You call you doctor on the phone
He's not at home
So you leave a message
After the tone –
"I'm cold as stone"
Emerald green neon lights above
Yeahhh
Sapphire red falls on you below
Cold as stone
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Emerald green neon lights above
Yeahhh
Sapphire reds fall on you below
You're back again
You send a curse out
In the night
You're back alright
You're travel-worn
Standing here
In the town you were born
It's not your home
The mirror sees you
So alone
Cold as stone
Yeah-eah
Cold as stone

 


 

DARK IS THE NIGHT FOR ALL (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

It's time we said goodbye

Time now to decide

Oh don't you feel so small

Dark is the night for all

It's time we moved out West

This time will be the best

And when the evenings fall

Dark is the night for all

It's time... yeah, to break free

It's time to pull away

For you and me

Oh, yeah

Come on now

To break free

It's time... yeah, to break free

We need to celebrate the mystery

It's time we said goodbye

Time now to decide

Oh don't you feel so small

Dark is the night for all

Ooh Time

Time

 


 

MOVE TO MEMPHIS (EXTENDED VERSION)  

(Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen)

 

* The version of the song was released on the 12" single record.

 

I'm gonna be with you

(Aaaahhhhh)

I'm gonna be with you

Gonna move to Memphis

Aaaahhhhh

On the day you walked away

I was the one who said

You'd better stick around stay in town

You were the one who told me

You've got to

Move to Memphis

That's what I'll do

Gonna move to Memphis and follow you

Trace that highway

Down to your doorway

I'm gonna move to Memphis and be with you

Yeah

Aaaahhhhh

Aaaahhhhh

Walked around no one around

You were the one who taught me better

This old town brings me down

You were the one who told me

You've got to

Move to Memphis

That's what I'll do

Chase the shadow that follows you

Take that highway

Down to your doorway

I'm gonna move to Memphis

And be with you

I'm gonna be with you

I'm gonna be with you

I'm gonna move to Memphis

I'm gonna be with you

I'm gonna be with you

I'm gonna be with you

I'm gonna be with you

Be with you

I'm gonna be with you

Huh

That's what I'll do

Move to Memphis

That's what I'll do

Chase the shadow that follows you

Take that highway

Down to your doorway

I'm gonna move to Memphis

To be with you

That's what I'll do

Chase the shadow that follows you

Take that highway

Down to your doorway

I'm gonna move to Memphis

Follow you

Oh-oh

That's what I'll do

Take that highway

To your doorway

I'm gonna move to Memphis

 


 

MOVE TO MEMPHIS (RADIO EDIT)  

(Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen)

 

* The edit version was released on the U.K. Promo 7" record.

 

Aaaahhhhh

Yeah

Hmmm

Yeah

Walked around no one around

You were the one who taught me better

This old town brings me down

You were the one who told me

You've got to

Move to Memphis

That's what I'll do

Gonna move to Memphis and follow you

Trace that highway

Down to your doorway

I'm gonna move to Memphis and be with you

Yeah

On the day you walked away

I was the one who said

You'd better stick around stay in town

You were the one who told me

You've got to

Move to Memphis

That's what I'll do

Chase the shadow that follows you

Take that highway

Down to your doorway

I'm gonna move to Memphis

And be with you

I'm gonna be with you

I'm gonna be with you

I'm gonna move to Memphis

I'm gonna be with you

I'm gonna be with you

I'm gonna move to Memphis

Huh

Move to Memphis

That's what I'll do

Chase the shadow that follows you

Take that highway

Down to your doorway

I'm gonna move to Memphis

To be with you

That's what I'll do

Chase the shadow that follows you

Take that highway

Down to your doorway

I'm gonna move to Memphis

Follow you

Oh-oh

That's what I'll do

 

 
MOVE TO MEMPHIS (7" VERSION)  
(Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen)
 

* Eighteen months before the release of the MEMORIAL BEACH ALBUM, "Move To Memphis" was released as a single from the HEADLINES AND DEADLINES collection.

It was later reworked to be part of the MEMORIAL BEACH ALBUM.

 

 

Aaaahhhhh

Yeah

Hmmm

Yeah

Walked around no one around

You were the one who taught me better

This old town brings me down

You were the one who told me

You've got to

Move to Memphis

That's what I'll do

Gonna move to Memphis and follow you

Trace that highway

Down to your doorway

I'm gonna move to Memphis and be with you

Yeah

On the day you walked away

I was the one who said

You'd better stick around stay in town

You were the one who told me

You've got to

Move to Memphis

That's what I'll do

Chase the shadow that follows you

Take that highway

Down to your doorway

I'm gonna move to Memphis

And be with you

I'm gonna be with you

I'm gonna be with you

I'm gonna move to Memphis

I'm gonna be with you

I'm gonna be with you

I'm gonna move to Memphis

Huh

Move to Memphis

That's what I'll do

Chase the shadow that follows you

Take that highway

Down to your doorway

I'm gonna move to Memphis

To be with you

That's what I'll do

Chase the shadow that follows you

Take that highway

Down to your doorway

I'm gonna move to Memphis

Follow you

Oh-oh

That's what I'll do

Take that highway
To your doorway
I'm gonna move to Memphis to be with you
Move to Memphis

 


 

SHAPES THAT GO TOGETHER  
(Magne Furuholmen / Paul Waaktaar)

 

* Though this song was recorded after the release of the MEMORIAL BEACH album, it clearly belongs to the MEMORIAL BEACH period including remixed tracks from the album as B-Sides and live versions from the LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA video, like "Dark Is The Night For All", "Angel In The Snow" and "Lie Down In Darkness" singles.

 

* A German 1-track Promo CD-Single features an edited version of the song (the first part of the intro is cut).

 

* The regular 5" CD-Single (Green) features an instrumental version of the song.

 

 
 
When you were wrapped in tangles
I was free
And when you were undecided
I believed
It's alright, tonight
On a deep blue mountain high
We're shapes that go together
You and I
When you were filled with longing
I belonged
And when you were weak from trying
I was strong
But it's alright, tonight
On a deep blue mountain high
We're shapes that go together
You and I
Shapes that go together
You and I
Alright
Childhood winters
Come to me
Whisper softly
So tenderly
Hey...
I know, I walked twenty five miles to hold you
Just to find you'd moved away
When you were wrapped in tangles
I was free
And when you were almost blinded
I could see
But it's alright, tonight
On a deep blue mountain high
We're shapes that go together
You and I
Shapes that go together
You and I
You and I (Shapes that go together)
You and I (Shapes that go together)
(Shapes that go together)
We go together (Shapes that go together)
You and I (Shapes that go together)
(The shapes that go together)
When you were wrapped in tangles (Shapes that go together)
I was free (Shapes that go together)
Free (Shapes that go together)
 

 

B-Sides (Live For N.R.K. T.V.)

 


 
CRYING IN THE RAIN (LIVE FOR N.R.K. T.V.)
(Howard Greenfield / Carole King)
 
* The version of the song was released as B-side of the "Move To Memphis" 7" single. It was also released as second track on the "Move To Memphis" 5" CD-Single.
 
I'll never let you see
The way my broken heart is hurting me
I've got my pride and I know how to hide
All the sorrow and pain
I'll do my crying in the rain
If I wait for stormy skies
You won't know the rain from the tears in my eyes
You'll never know that I still love you
Only  heartaches remain
I'll do my crying in the rain
Raindrops falling from heaven
Could never take away my misery
But since we're not together
I've prayed for stormy weather
To hide these tears I hope you'll never see
Ooooh
Someday when my crying's done
I'm gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
I may be a fool
But till then, darling, you'll never see me complain
I'll do my crying in the rain
Ohhhh
Since we're not together
I've prayed for stormy weather
To hide these tears I hope you'll never see
Someday when my crying's done
I'm gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
I may be a fool
But till then, darling, you'll never see me complain
I'll do my crying in the rain
I'll do my crying in the rain
I'll do my crying in the rain
 
 
I'VE BEEN LOSING YOU (LIVE FOR N.R.K. T.V.)  
(Pål Waaktaar)  
 
* The version of the song was released as the second track of the "Move To Memphis" 12" single.
 
Oh
It wasn't the rain that washed away...
Rinsed out the colours of your eyes
Putting the gun down on the bedside table
I must have realised
It wasn't the rain
That made no difference
And I could have sworn it...
It wasn't me
Yet I did it all so coldly
Almost slowly
Plain for all to see
C'mon,
Oh c'mon please now
Talk to me
Tell me things I could find helpful
How can I stop now...
Is there nothing I can do
I have lost my way
I've been losing you
Hey...
I can still hear our screams competing
You're hissing your S's like a snake
Now in the mirror stands
Half a man
I thought no one could break
It wasn't the rain
That made no difference
Nervously drumming on: Run away
But I want the guilt to get me
Thoughts to wreck me
Preying on my mind
So, please now
Talk to me
Tell me things I could find helpful
For how can I stop now...
Is there nothing I can do
I have lost my way
I've been losing you
(You)
So, please now
Talk to me
Tell me things I could find helpful
For how can I stop now...
Is there nothing I can do
Please now
Talk to me
Tell me,
Oh, tell me what to do (Helpful)
For how can I stop now...
Is there nothing I can do
I have lost my way
I've been losing you  
I've been losing you
I've been losing you
(Talk to me)
(Run away... Run away...)
 
 
EAST OF THE SUN (LIVE FOR N.R.K. T.V.)  
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
* The version of the song was released as the third track of the "Move To Memphis" 12" single.
 
Half of a letter
Tells half a story
The way I see it
It's half the worry
Where I came from
I forgot too soon...
East of the sun
And west of the moon
Money talks
And hey, I'm listening
I've lived without it
Enough to miss it
Yeah
Where I'm going
I'll get there soon
East of the sun
And west of the moon
Ooh, never gonna get there later
You know, I wanna get there soon
Never gonna get there later, baby
On a desert road to home
East of the sun
And west of the moon
Another day leaves me aching
I try to wake up
But something's breaking
Here inside me
Deep and hollow
A sound that no other sound could follow
I know the pain
Before the wound
East of the sun
And west of the moon
Ooh, never gonna get there later
You know, I wanna get there soon
Never gonna get there later, baby
On a desert road to home
Never gonna get there later
You know, I wanna get there soon
Never gonna get there later, baby
On a desert road to home
On a desert road to home
West of the moon
Desert...
West of the moon
On a desert road to home
 
 
(SEEMINGLY) NONSTOP JULY (LIVE FOR N.R.K. T.V.)
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
* The version of the song was released as the fourth track of the "Move To Memphis" 12" single.
 
Walking by strangers
Stranger than me
We talk of the future
Between you and me
Sweet little darling
Where will we be
Sweet little darling
Where will we be
It's hard to conceive it
All comes to an end
A joke when it's funny, well...
I laugh and pretend
We're fools to believe it
We're fools to try
To slow down this seemingly, nonstop July
We're fools to believe it
We're fools to try
To slow down this seemingly, nonstop July
To slow down this seemingly, nonstop July
 
 
EARLY MORNING (LIVE FOR N.R.K. T.V.)  
(Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen)
 
* The version of the song was released as third track on the "Move To Memphis" 5" CD-Single.
 
Early morning
Eight o'clock precise
I see the lonely August sun arise
Say you know
You will
Move me like you do
Out on the fields...
I'm waiting the whole night through
Early morning, early morning, yeah
Ran the whole way
Down to the tracks
Through the doorway
Then a last look back
Say you know
You will
Move me like you do
Out on the fields...
I've waited the whole night through
Early morning, early morning, aahhh
Out on the fields...
I climbed all the stairways
To find the rooftop clear
Got the shotgun lying with me here
Say you know
You will
Move me like you do
Out on the fields...
You know how it feels, yeah
Early morning, early morning
Out on the fields...
Early morning
Eight o'clock precise

 


 
MANHATTAN SKYLINE (LIVE FOR N.R.K. T.V.) 
(Words: Pål Waaktaar)
(Music: Mags / Pål Waaktaar)  
 
* The version of the song was released as fourth track on the "Move To Memphis" 5" CD-Single.
 
We sit and watch umbrellas fly
I'm trying to keep my newspaper dry
I hear myself say,
"My boat's leaving now"
So we shake hands and cry
Now I must wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
You know
I don't want to cry again
Don't want to cry again
I don't want to say goodbye
I don't want to cry again
I don't want to run away
I don't want to race this pain
I'll never see your face again
Oh but how
How can you say
That I didn't try...
You see things in the depths of my eyes
That my love's run dry
No...
I leave to their goodbyes
I've come to depend on the look in their eyes
My blood's sweet for pain
The wind and the rain bring back words of a song
And they say wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
But you know
I don't want to fall again
I don't want to know this pain
I don't want another friend
I don't want to try again
I don't  want to see you hurt
Don't let me see you hurt
I don't want to cry again
I'll never see your face again
How can you say
That I didn't try
You know I did
You see things in the depths of my eyes
That my love's run dry
I don't want to cry again
So I read to myself
A chance of a lifetime to see new horizons
On the front page
A black and white picture of
Manhattan Skyline

 


 

B-Sides (Live In South America)

 


 
CRY WOLF (LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA) 
(Words: Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
(Music: Mags)
 
* This live version taken from the LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA video was released on the "Dark Is The Night For All" 5" CD-Single.
 
Oooh
He came from where the winds are cold
And truth is seen through keyholes
Strange longings that'll never sleep
Oh, now he's come where no hearts beat
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry
Oh!
Time to worry now
You can start, but you cannot stop
You give in, but you can't give up
You can tell all your desperate jokes
To a world that puts
Your love on hold
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry
C'mon!
Time to worry now
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry  
C'mon!
Cry wolf
Yeahhh
Time to worry now  
Yeah!
C'mon!
Cry wolf Yeah
Cry wolf Oooh
Cry wolf Yeah
 

 
EARLY MORNING (LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA) 
(Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen)
 
* This live version taken from the LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA video was released on the second U.K. 5" CD-Single of "Angel In The Snow".
 
Early morning
Eight o'clock precise
I see the lonely August sun arise
Say you know
You will
Move me like you do
Out on the fields...
I'm waiting the whole night through
Early morning, early morning, yeah
Ran the whole way
Down to the tracks
Through the doorway
Then a last look back
Say you know
You will
Move me like you do
Out on the fields...
I've waited the whole night through
Early morning, early morning, yeah
Out on the fields...
I climbed all the stairways
To find the rooftop clear
Got the shotgun lying with me here
Say you know
You will
Save me like you do
Out on the fields...
You know how it feels, yeah
Early morning, early morning
Out on the fields...
Early morning
Eight o'clock precise

 


 
I CALL YOUR NAME (LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA) 
(Pål Waaktaar/ Magne Furuholmen)
 
* This live version taken from the LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA video was released on the second U.K. 5" CD-Single of "Angel In The Snow".
It was also released in the U.S.A. as B-side of the "Lie Down In Darkness" Cassette Single.
 
We got married on a cold mid-winter's morning
We said our lines
Then kissed
And it was over
Those pronouncements had such weight
I guess they made us hesitate
Hesitate
Yeah!
When she moved her hips
And swayed in my direction
I thought we could make it yet
And beat the isolation
But in that gentle dark
Man, we tore ourselves apart
Through fire and rain
Through wilderness and pain
Through the losses, through the gains
On love's roller coaster train
I call your name
I call your name
Through fire and rain
Through wilderness and pain
Through the losses, through the gains
On love's roller coaster train
I call your name
We used to laugh
Is the fire dying, babe
It hurts to ask
Let me hold you for awhile
Through fire and rain
On love's roller coaster train
I call your name
I call your name
Oooooohhhh
Oooooohhhh
Oooooohhhh
Oooooohhhh
Oooooohhhh
Oooooohhhh
Oooooohhhh
Oooooohhhh
Through fire
 

 
I'VE BEEN LOSING YOU (LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA) 
(Pål Waaktaar)  
 
* This live version taken from the LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA video was released on the "Dark Is The Night For All" 5" CD-Single.
 
It wasn't the rain that washed away...
Rinsed out the colours of your eyes
Putting the gun down on the bedside table
I must have realised
It wasn't the rain
That made no difference
And I could have sworn it wasn't me
Yet I did it all so coldly
Almost slowly
Plain for all to see
Now
Babe, c'mon please now
Talk to me
Tell me things I could find helpful
How can I stop now...
Is there nothing I can do
I have lost my way
I've been losing you
Hey...
I can still hear our screams competing
You're hissing your S's like a snake
Now in the mirror stands
Half a man
I thought no one could break
It wasn't the rain
That made no difference
Nervously drumming on: Run away
But I want the guilt to get me
Thoughts to wreck me
Preying on my mind
So, please now
Talk to me
Tell me things I could find helpful
For how can I stop now...
Is there nothing I can do
I have lost my way
I've been losing you
Yeah Hey
So please now
Talk to me
Tell me things I could find helpful
For how can I stop now...
Is there nothing I can do
Please now
Talk to me
Oh, tell me what to do (Helpful)
For how can I stop now...
Is there nothing I can do
I have lost my way
I've been losing you  
I've been losing you
I've been losing you
(Gonna run away)
(Gonna run away)

 


 
ROLLING THUNDER  (LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA) 
(Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen)
 
* This live version taken from the LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA video was released on the Limited Edition 5" CD-Single of "Shapes That Go Together".
 
(Spoken lines by Magne Furuholmen)
It's the weight below us
And our fate before us
Like a rolling thunder
Rolling up from under
Don't ever leave this way
I know it's getting harder, but hey
Through the night I crumble, yeah
And the rain comes in
Running through your skin
Soaking you outside in
The rain... it's falling
But I don't know how long it will be
Until the storm's over
I'll wait
I will
(Spoken lines by Magne Furuholmen : "I remember driving... in the rain, in the night... almost hitting that bus... and Terry freaking out...
I remember the truck stopped in the middle of nowhere... with the old guy with the green cap that said A-ha...
I remember the bootleg tapes... It's the only time I ever bought an A-ha album...
It was like, I could hardly recognize my own name...
I still got that tape, it doesn't sound too great...
I seem to remember some drink called (???). I had one or two.)
The rain came falling
But I don't know how long it will be
Until all is over
But I'll wait
Yes I will
I... I won't be leaving your side
Until all is over
But I'll wait
Yes, I will
Oooh
All is over
But I'll wait
And I will

 


 
SCOUNDREL DAYS (LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA) 
(Words: Pål Waaktaar)
(Music: Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
 
* This live version taken from the LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA video was released on the first U.K. 5" CD-Single of "Angel In The Snow".
 
Was that somebody screaming...
It wasn't me for sure
I lift my head up from uneasy pillows
Put my feet on the floor
I cut my wrist on a bad thought
I head for the door
Outside on the pavement
The dark makes no noise
I can feel the sweat on my lips
Leaking into my mouth
I'm heading out for the steep hills
They're leaving me no choice
And see... as our lives are in the making
We believe through the lies and the hating
That love goes free
For want of an option
I run the stream through
I dream pictures of houses burning
Never knowing nothing else to do
With death comes the morning
Unannounced and new
Was it too much to ask for
To pull a little weight...
They forgive anything but greatness
These are scoundrel days
And I'm close to calling out their names
As pride hits my face
Yeah
And see... as our lives are in the making
We believe through their lies and the hating
That love goes free through scoundrel days
I reach the edge of town
I've got blood in my hair
Their hands touch my body
From everywhere
But I know that I've made it
As I run into the air
And see... as our lives are in the making
We believe... as our lives are in the making... and why
That love goes free
Through scoundrel days

 


 
SLENDER FRAME  (LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA) 
(Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen)
 
* This live version taken from the LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA video was released on the Limited Edition 5" CD-Single of "Shapes That Go Together".
 
Your coat is hanging loosely
On your slender frame
There's many roads to leave by
But few come back again
I don't believe it
I believe it
Take a look around and see
What's stopping you is stopping me
One moonless night we'll make it right
And vanish in the dark of night
Pack up your things and go
Run down the road, don't take it slow
Pack up your things today and run away
Yeah, run away
You say it's useless crying
That never got you far
You claim there's none as lonely
Lonely as you are
I don't believe it
I believe it
Take a look around and see
What's breaking you is breaking me
One moonless night we'll make it right
And vanish in the dark of night
Pack up your things and go
Run down the road, don't take it slow
Pack up your things today, yeah run away
Yeah
Yeah, run away
Yeahhhh
One moonless night
We'll vanish in the dark of night
Pack up your things and go
Run down the road, don't take it slow
Pack up your things today and run away
Run... run... run...
Pack up your things and go
Run down that road, don't take it slow
Pack up your things today, and run away
And run away
Run... run... run away....
Run away...

 


 
THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V. (LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA) 
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
* This live version taken from the LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA video was released on the second U.K. 5" CD-Single of "Angel In The Snow".
 
Touch me
How can it be
Believe me
The sun always shines on T.V.
Hold me
Close to your heart
And touch me
And give all your love to me
To me...
I reached inside myself
And found nothing there
To ease the pressure of
My ever worrying mind
Wo-ohhh
All my powers waste away
I fear the crazed and lonely looks
The mirror's sending me
These days
Wo-ohhh
Touch me
How can it be
Believe me
The sun always shines on T.V.
Hold me
Close to your heart
And touch me
And give all your love to me
Please don't ask me to defend
The shameful lowlands
Of the way I'm drifting
Gloomily through time
Wo-ohhh
I reached inside myself today
Thinking there's got to be some way
To keep my troubles distant now
Touch me
How can it be
Believe me
The sun always shines on T.V.
Hold me
Yeah
Close to your heart
And touch me
And give all your love to me
Hey !
Hold me now!
Close to your heart
And touch me
And give all your love to me
Hey! Yeah
To me...

 


 
TOUCHY!  (LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA) 
(Morten Harket / Magne Furuholmen / Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* This live version taken from the LIVE IN SOUTH AMERICA video was released on the Limited Edition 5" CD-Single of "Shapes That Go Together".
 
(Introduction of the song: This next song is called Touchy!)
Huh!
Donna found us in her slow and dreamy way
I can't hear a word the waiter says
She's looking older now...
The colour of her hair
She walks into the room too pleased to find me there
Me I'm touchy - Touchy you
Me I'm touchy
And you know what to do
Me I'm touchy
Touchy, touchy you
Me I'm touchy and you know what to do
Both of us together in a room by ourselves
I sneeze to look around, but there's no help
What can I do, what can I say
I'm waiting for this moment to explain itself
Me I'm touchy - Touchy you
Me I'm touchy
And you know what to do
Me I'm touchy
Touchy, touchy you
Touching love is the best I can do
Hey, this time you've gone too far
You know how touchy we are
Hey, this time you've gone too far
C'mon, c'mon, don't you know I'm touchy?
You know how touchy we are
Donna found us in her slow and dreamy way
Now she reads me what the papers say
The way she laughs at what I do
I'm waiting for this moment to explain itself through
Me I'm touchy - Touchy you
Me I'm touchy
And you know what to do
Me I'm touchy
Touchy, touchy you
Touching love is the best I can do
Hey, this time you've gone too far
You know how touchy we are
Hey, this time you've gone too far
C'mon, c'mon, don't you know I'm touchy?
You know how touchy we are
Heyyyyyy
Oh Yeah
Yeah...
(Spoken part between Magne Furuholmen and the audience)
Yeah yeah...
Yeah Yeah...
Yeah yeah...
Yeah Yeah...
Yeah yeah...
Yeah yeah...
Me I'm touchy
Best I can do
I'm touchy - Touchy you
Me I'm touchy
Best I can do
Me I'm touchy - Touchy you
Yeahhhh

 


 

Live in Oslo, Norway

 


COLD AS STONE (Live in Oslo)
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
* Recorded live on March 17th 1994.
 
You're back again
You roam the streets
And crack again
You're back again
You're travel-worn
Standing here in the town
Where you were born
It's not your home
The mirror sees you
So alone
And cold as stone - Yeah
You're not your own
You feel a chill
Go through your bones
You're not your own
There's something wrong
You call you doctor on the phone
He's not at home
So you leave a message
After the tone –
"I'm cold as stone"
  • Yeah

  • Emerald green neon lights above
    Sapphire red falls on you below
    Cold as stone
    Yeah
    Emerald green neon lights above
    Yeahhh
    Sapphire reds fall on you below
    You're back again
    You send a curse out
    In the night
    You're back alright
    You're travel-worn
    Standing here
    In the town you were born
    It's not your home
    The mirror sees you
    So alone
    Cold as stone
    Yeah-eah
    Cold as stone

     
    DARK IS THE NIGHT FOR ALL (Live In Oslo)
    (Pål Waaktaar)
     
    * Recorded live on March 17th 1994.
     
    It's time we said goodbye
    Time now to decide
    Oh don't you feel so small
    Dark is the night for all
    It's time we moved out West
    This time will be the best
    And when the evenings fall
    Dark is the night for all
    It's time... yeah, to break free
    It's time to pull away
    For you and me

    It's time... yeah, to break free

    It's time to pull away
    For you and for me
    Oh, yeah
    To break free
    It's time... yeah, to break free
    We need to celebrate the mystery
    It's time we said goodbye
    It's time for you and I
    Oh don't you feel so small
    Dark is the night for all
    Time
    Time

    (Words spoken in Norwegian)

     


     
    MOVE TO MEMPHIS (Live In Oslo)  
    (Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen)
     
    * Recorded live on March 17th 1994.
     
    (???)
    Yeah
    Hmmm
    Yeah
    Walked around no one around
    I was the one who said
    You'd better stick around stay in town
    I was  the one who told you
    Move to Memphis
    That's what I'll do
    Follow you
    Take that highway
    Down to your doorway
    I'm gonna move to Memphis
    And be with you
    Yeah
    On the day you walked away
    I was the one who told you better
    You'd better stick around stay in town
    You were the one who told me
    You've got to
    Move to Memphis
    That's what I'll do
    Chase the shadow that follows you
    Take that highway
    Down to your doorway
    I'm gonna move to Memphis
    And be with you
    I'm gonna be with you
    I'm gonna be with you
    I'm gonna move to Memphis
    I'm gonna be with you
    I'm gonna be with you
    I'm gonna move to Memphis
    Huh
    Move to Memphis
    That's what I'll do
    Chase the shadow that follows you
    Take that highway
    Down to your doorway
    I'm gonna move to Memphis
    To be with you
    Hey!
    That's what I'll do
    Chase the shadow that follows you
    Take that highway
    To your doorway
    I'm gonna move to Memphis
    Be with you
    I'll take that highway
    To your doorway
    I'm gonna move to Memphis to be with you
    Be with you  
     
    SHAPES THAT GO TOGETHER (Live In Oslo)  
    (Magne Furuholmen / Paul Waaktaar)

     

    * Recorded live on March 17th 1994.

     
    (Words spoken in Norwegian)
    When you were wrapped in tangles
    I was free
    And when you were undecided
    I believed
    It's alright, tonight
    On a deep blue mountain high
    We're shapes that go together
    You and I
    When you were filled with longing
    I belonged
    And when you were weak from trying
    I was strong
    But it's alright, tonight
    On a deep blue mountain high
    We're shapes that go together
    You and I
    We're shapes that go together
    You and I
    Alright
    Childhood winters
    Come to me
    Whisper softly
    So tenderly
    Hey...
    I know, I walked twenty five miles to hold you
    Just to find you'd moved away
    When you were wrapped in tangles
    I was free
    And when you were almost blinded
    I could see
    But it's alright, tonight
    On a deep blue mountain high
    We're shapes that go together
    You and I
    We're shapes that go together
    You and I
    You and I (Shapes that go together)
    (Shapes that go together)
    (Shapes that go together)
    We go together (Shapes that go together)
    You and I (Shapes that go together)
    (The shapes that go together)
    When you were wrapped in tangles
    I was free
    Free

    (Words spoken in Norwegian)

     


     
    SYCAMORE LEAVES (Live In Oslo)  
    (Pål Waaktaar)
     
    * Recorded live on March 17th 1994.
     
    I can't stop thinking 'bout it
    It fills me with unease
    Out there by the roadside someone's lying
    Under sycamore leaves
    Yeah Hey
    Wet grounds, late September
    The foliage of the trees
    I came upon this feeling that someone's buried
    Covered by sycamore leaves
    Hey Yeah
    I could never face it
    I could never see
    I could never break out
    And shake its grip on me
    Sycamore leaves
    Sycamore leaves
     

     

    THE SWING OF THINGS (Live In Oslo)

    (Pål Waaktaar)

     

    * Recorded live on March 17th 1994.

     

    (Words spoken in Norwegian)

    They say the world's an eventful place

    You give me news

    I don't want to know

    You say that I should care

    That I should speak my mind

    Oh, but how can I speak of the world

    Rushing by

    With a lump in my throat

    And tears in my eyes

    Oh, have I come to the point where I'm losing the grip

    Or is it still time to get into

    The swing of things

    Let us walk through this windless city

    I'll go on till the winter gets me

    Oh, "Sleep..." you wrote "sleep, my dear"

    In a letter somewhere

    Oh, but how can I sleep with your voice in my head

    With an ocean between us

    And room in my bed

    Oh, have we come to the point of no turning back

    Or is it still time to get into

    The swing of things

    Yeah-hey

    Oh, when she glows in the dark

    And I'm weak by the sight

    Of this breathtaking beauty

    In which I can hide

    Oh, there is a world full out there

    Of people I fear

    But given time I'll get into

    The swing of things

    Yes, when she glows in the dark and I'm struck by the sight

    I know that I'll need this for the rest of my life

    I know that I'll need this for the rest of my life

    All that I need

    You know what I need

    What have I done

    What lies I have told

    I've played games with the ones that rescued my soul

    Have I come to the point where I'm losing the grip

    Or is it still time to get into the...

    The swing of things

    (Words spoken in Norwegian)

     


     

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