MOUNTAINS OF TIME

 
01. Man In The Park
02. Star "I'm Not Stupid Baby"
03. End Of The Line
04.Any Other Way
05. Grind You Down
06. Bottomless Pit
07. Mountains
08. Ocean Floor
09. Everyone
10. See What Becomes
11. Break It Gently
12. Tongue Tied
 
LIMITED EDITION BONUS CD:
13. The Bovarnick Twins
14. This, That & The Other (Alternate)
15. Feels Good (To Be This Way)
16. Rain (Unplugged)
17. Foreign Film (Rock Version)
 
REMIXES
18. Star (I'm Not Stupid Baby) (Radio Edit)
19. Star (I'm Not Stupid Baby) (Loop-Mix)
20. Star (I'm Not Stupid Baby) (NYC Mix)
21. Man In The Park (Single Remix)
22. End Of The Line (Remix)

 

Pål Waaktaar-Savoy: Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Lead Vocal,

Backing Vocals on " Grind You Down", "Star (I'm Not Stupid Baby)" and

"Break It Gently"

 

Lauren Waaktaar-Savoy: Guitars, Backing Vocals,

Lead Vocal on " Grind You Down", "Star (I'm Not Stupid Baby)" and

"Break It Gently"

 

Frode Unneland: Drums and Backing Vocals

 

Additional Musicians:

 
Bass Guitar: Jørun Bøgeberg, Sven Lindvall
 
Keyboard and Programming: Preben Grieg-Halvorsen
 
Clavicord: Magne Furuholmen
 
Drums: Per Lindvall

 

Strings: Bjørg Vørnes, Hennig Båtnes, Elise Båtnes, Andre Orvik,
Frode Larsen, Harvey de Souza, Sølve Sigerland, Berit Ærnes, Atle Sponberg
 
Trumpet: Lasse Rossing
 
Produced by Savoy
Mixed by Ulf W.O. HOLLAND and Jason CORSARO
 
Assistant Engeneer: Ronan TAL

 


 
MAN IN THE PARK  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* Note: The promo single version of the song is a remix version.
 
 
Hey, talk to the girl cause she's good,
She's a little misunderstood
Talk to the girl cause she's good
Hey, talk to the man cause he knows,
Just how the story goes
Talk to the man that knows
And I think you'll find that what he says
Doesn't seem that crazy when you're in his head
And I think you'll see that what he thinks
Makes a lot of sense when you're on the brink
When you're on the brink
Hey, talk to the flower shop girl,
She's all alone in this world,
Talk to the flower girl
Hey, talk to the man in park,
He'll tell you he's lost the spark
Talk to the man in the dark

And I think you'll find that what he says

Doesn't seem that crazy when you're in his head

And I think you'll see that what he thinks

Makes a lot of sense when you're on the brink

When you're on the brink

He's the man in the dark

He's the man in the park

And I think you'll find that what he says

Doesn't seem that crazy when you're in his head

And I think you'll see that what he thinks

Makes a lot of sense when you're on the brink

When you're on the brink

He's the man in the dark

He's the man without spark

 


 

STAR "I'M NOT STUPID BABY"  

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

* Note: The single version of the song is an edit version. Click HERE to read the text.

 

 

I - I go crazy with the way you are

You're such a star baby
I go crazy with the things you do
Can't I be you...?
And if I call you up, you're not alone
If I stay too late, you won't drive me home
If I ask you out, I know you won't come
I'm not stupid baby

I - I go crazy with the way you are

You're such a star baby
I go crazy with the things you do
Can't I be you...?

If I say I do, you will say you don't

If I say I will, you will say you won't

If I ask you out, I know you won't come
I'm not stupid baby
I - I go crazy with the way you are
You're such a star baby
I go crazy with the things you do
Can't I be you...?
Star...
Star...
In the morning and you're fast asleep
I can see you smile in... in your sleep
I - I go crazy with the way you are
You're such a star baby
I go crazy with the things you do
Well, can't I be you...?
I - I go crazy with the way you are
You're such a star baby
I go crazy with the things you do
Oh, can't I be you...?
Babe
I'm not stupid baby
I'm not stupid baby
 
 
END OF THE LINE  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* Note: A Remix version of the song was released as second track on the "Man In The Park" promo CD single.
 
Four o'clock in the morning,
Just got home as it's dawning
Catch me now that I'm falling
End of the line
Days go by in a heartbeat
Single life when it's bittersweet
Gotta get back on my own feet
End of the line
And I don't know how to solve it,
Don't know how to revolve it
I don't know what to call it...
But end of the line
I don't know how to break it,
Don't know how I can take this,
I don't know if I'll make it
To the end of the line
I turned away from something real
I walked away from something good
Nine o'clock in the evening
Wake me up if I'm dreaming
Every day leaves me reeling
End of the line
Yesterday, she calls me back,
She lets me know just where it's at
Harsh words for an insomniac
End of the line

And I don't know how to solve it,

Don't know how to revolve it

I don't know what to call it...

But end of the line

I don't know how to break it,

Don't know how to take it

I don't know if I'll make it

To the end of the line

I turned away from something real

I walked away from something good

Days go by in a heartbeat

Single life when it's bittersweet

Gotta get back on my own feet

End of the line

And I don't know how to solve it,

Don't know how to revolve it

I don't know what to call it...

But end of the line

I don't know how to break it,

Don't know how I'll take this

I don't know if I'll make it

To the end of the line

I turned my back on something real

I walked away from something good

Yeah

I turned away from something real

I walked away from something good

Something good

Something good

Something good

Something good

 


 
ANY OTHER WAY  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Let the mountains fall beside you
Let the road stretch out ahead
Let the stars revolve above you
Far above your head
But is there any other way
Any other way... Any other way...
Any other way... Any other way...
Any other way... To say what you say
Any other way
Cause if there's any other way
To say the things you say
I can't believe it has to be this way
Up until just yesterday
I was your sweet baby
Your sweet baby...
Ohhhh Yeah
Your sweet baby
Let the road stretch out before you
Let the stars revolve above
Let the mountains fall beside you
You're supposed to be in love
But is there any other way
Any other way... Any other way...
Any other way... Just any other way...
Any other way... To say what you say
Any other way
Cause if there's any other way
To say the things you say
I can't believe it has to be this way
Up until just yesterday
I was your sweet baby
Your sweet baby
Ohhhh Yeah
Your sweet baby
If your life is so hard to define
Let's come back to it
And if your thoughts tumble round in your mind
Just come back to it
Things will get better with time
And I know that's a wonderful line:
But things will get better with time

Is there any other way

Any other way... To say what you say

Any other way...

Cause if there's any other way

To say the things you say

I can't believe it has to be this way

Up until just yesterday

I was your sweet baby

Your sweet baby

Ohhhh Yeah

Your sweet baby

If your life is so hard to define

Let's come back to it

And if your thoughts tumble round in your mind

Come back to it

Things will get better with time

And I know that's a wonderful line:

But things will get better with time

And I know that's a wonderful line:

Things will get better with time

Yeah I know that's a wonderful line

I know that's a wonderful line

 


 
GRIND YOU DOWN  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* Note: The promo single version of the song is the same as the album version.
 
 
I got news from my brother yesterday
I got news from my brother, hey hey hey
When they grind you down, into the ground
And there's really no one to be found
I got news from my brother, yesterday
He said, he had seen you, seen you with her
When you grind me down, into the ground
I won't ask for help, you're not around
No one knows where the summer goes
Yeah the summer goes
You wait all year then the summer comes
Yeah the summer comes
Summer comes
Yeah the summer comes
The summer comes

No one knows where the summer goes

Yeah the summer goes

You wait all year then the summer comes

Yeah the summer comes

Summer comes

Yeah the summer comes

The summer comes

I got news from my brother just today
He said I'm really sorry, I made a mistake
When it grinds you down, into the ground
And you feel like sinking in ground
No one knows where the summer goes

Yeah the summer goes

You wait all year then the summer comes

Yeah the summer comes

Summer comes

Oh the summer comes

The summer comes

I got news

I got news

I got news

I got news

 
 
BOTTOMLESS PIT  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* Note: This same version of the song was released as second track on the "Star (I'm Not Stupid Baby)" CD single.
 
You say it wouldn't work
It wouldn't take
It wouldn't do any good
It wouldn't change a thing
And I being I
Can't say much to deny it
But I'm stuck with an urge
To only have tried it
You say it wouldn't do
It wouldn't shake
It wouldn't make any waves
It wouldn't be no use
And you being you
You know sure how to phrase it
And I being I
I just have to embrace it...
Don't I
You say it wouldn't breathe
It wouldn't move
It wouldn't stay in the groove
It wouldn't stand a chance
You say it wouldn't wash
It wouldn't wear
It wouldn't go anywhere
It wouldn't do it for you
And I being I
Can't say much to deny it
I'm stuck with an urge
To only have tried it
You say it wouldn't float
It wouldn't stick
It would sink like a brick
In a bottomless pit
In a bottomless pit

And you being you

You know sure how to phrase it

And I being I

I just have to embrace it...

You say it wouldn't breathe

It wouldn't move

It wouldn't stay in the groove

It wouldn't stand a chance at all

At all

At all

 


 
MOUNTAINS
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
We don't belong here any longer
I won't be surprised if we're out by the summer
I'll always keep moving
Following you
Only the time
Only the time will do
Give me the time to be with you
Mountains of time
I wish there could be
Just mountains
You look at me now a little bit older
It's all in the eye of the beholder
And when I hold you
Nothing can feel so good
Only the time
Only the time will do
Give me the time to be with you
Mountains of time
I wish there could be
Just mountains
And like a student I learn that what is hot, it will burn
And like a river I'll turn for no good reason
I'll always keep moving
Following you
Only the time
Only the time will do
Give me the time to be with you
Mountains of time
I wish there could be
Just mountains
Mountains
Mountains
Mountains
Oh - Ooohhhhhh
Oh - Ooohhhhhh
Mountains of time
Only the time
 
 
OCEAN FLOOR
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Note: The text written in the booklet gives a sentence which is clearly not what is sung by Paul.
 
Babe, it's true
I'm talking about me as you
There's a hole in the ocean floor
That I'm sinking thru
It's real
I'm talking about how we feel
All the pain that we're going through
(??) Helps to keep it real
I know you from before
Do you think I don't ?
I see you by yourself
Do you feel alone
Babe, it's true
I'm talking about me as you
There's a hole in the ocean floor
That I'm sinking through
It's high
I'm talking about tie-dyed
There's a hole in the polar sky
I can see right thru
I love you once again
Do you feel I don't
I want to take you back
Will you take me home
I want the sun to shine,
I want the sun to shine
I want the moon to glow,
I want the moon to glow
All the time
Babe, it's true

I'm talking about me as you

There's a hole in the ocean floor

That I'm sinking through

There's a hole in the ocean floor

That I'm sinking through

There's a hole in the ocean floor

That I'm sinking through

There's a hole in the ocean floor

That I'm sinking through

I want the sun to shine,

I want the sun to shine

I want the moon to glow,

I want the moon to glow

All the time

 


 
EVERYONE
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Everyone can say they're sorry
Everyone else but me
Everyone can have a good time
Everyone else but me
Everyone can laugh
Everyone can talk
Everyone can smile
And everyone can walk
Everyone can make a new friend
Everyone else but me
Everyone can have a bad year
I don't have to disagree
Everyone can laugh
Everyone can need
Everyone can touch
And everyone can bleed
One fine day
Wrap your arms around me
Where I lay
Let your air surrounds me
One last time
Just pretend that I could
Be a part of your world
Everyone can laugh
Everyone can need
Everyone can touch
And everyone can bleed
One fine day
Wrap your arms around me
Where I lay
Let your air surrounds me
One last time
Just pretend that I could
Be a part of your world
Everyone can say they're sorry
Everyone else but me
Everyone can make a new start
Everyone else but me
Everyone else but me
Everyone else but me
Everyone else but me...
 
 
SEE WHAT BECOMES
Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
I'm standing in a doorway
I can't recall the day
A voice comes out from nowhere
I hear somebody say (like in a daze)
Ahh... See what becomes
Ahh... See what becomes
I'm walking through a snowfall
I'm just a little kid
I'm going though some hard times
Like many of us did (I'm in a daze)
Ahh... see what becomes
Ahh... see what becomes of us
Yeah
Woo
Ooooohhh
(Like in a daze)
Ahh... see what becomes of us
Ahh... see what becomes of us
See what becomes
See what becomes of us
See what becomes of us
(Like in a daze)
See what becomes of us
(Like in a daze)
See what becomes
 
 
BREAK IT GENTLY
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Anybody could tell me baby, but...
I'll wait
Anybody could tell me baby, but ...
I'll wait
Cause when you...
When you say it you will say it nicely
And when you break it you will...
You'll make it gentle
You will break it gently,
You will break it gently,
You will break it gently,
You will break it gently...
I could tune to the grapevine baby, but...
I'll wait
Start listening to rumours maybe, but...
I'll wait
Cause when you...
When you say it you will say it softly
And when you break it you will...
You'll make it gentle
You will break it gently,
You will break it gently,
You will break it gently,
You will break it gently...
Anybody could tell me baby, but...

I'll wait

Cause when you...

When you say it you will say it nicely

And when you break it you will...

You'll make it gentle

You will break it gently,

You will break it gently,

You will break it gently,

You will break it gently...

 


 
TONGUE TIED  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
And that's why I'm tongue tied:
Your love is real
And that's why I'm moon shy:
Your love is real
That's how it feels some will say
Live today like there's no tomorrow
Some will say come that may
You just have to follow
But if your world comes tumbling down
I will be right there
I will be right there
I will be...
Right there...
I wouldn't hesitate
I won't make you wait
I will be there
I wouldn't hesitate
I won't make you wait
I will be there
And that's why I'm tongue tied:
Your love is real
That's how it feels some will say
Live today like there's no tomorrow
Some will say come that may
We can only follow
But if your world comes tumbling down
I will be right there
Yes, if the world just brings you down
I will be right there
I will be right there
I will be right there
I will be...
Right there...

 


 

LIMITED EDITION BONUS CD

 


 

THE BOVARNICK TWINS 

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

* Note: This same version of the song was released as third track on the "Star (I'm Not Stupid Baby)" CD single.

 

Charlie was my best friend

We wore black pants and watched "lost in space"

Susan meant to have a blond streak in her hair

She said she was born that way

David Crockett's mother died

I was afraid to go over

I met (Neal ????) when I was fourteen

He played guitar and said,

"Music is a reflection of the universe"

(Julie Lexting?) was on my gym team

She had anorexia

And went away for a little while

There comes that dream at night

Oh no

Oh no

There comes that dream at night

Oh no

Oh no

I could never play the piano

But my father would sit me on the bench

And put my fingers on the right keys

We played Babylon

My mother didn't leave the house much

She spent most of the day in bed

From my house, we could hear if we had a fire-drill at my school

Whenever it went off,

My mother would drive by really slowly

Almost stopping

Until I ran up from the others and waved

Then she'd drive away

There comes that dream at night

Oh no

Oh no

There comes that dream at night

Oh no

Oh no

I was in love with the Bovarnick Twins

It was when I was 5 (???)

We'd play house and they'd be the husbands

There comes that dream at night

Oh no

Oh no

There comes that dream at night

Oh no

Oh no

There comes that dream at night

Oh no

Oh no

There comes that dream at night

Oh no

Oh no

I was in love with the Bovarnick Twins

 


 

THIS, THAT & THE OTHER (ALTERNATE)  

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

* This is an alternate recording of the song that can be found on the LACKLUSTER ME album.

Note that some samples of Lauren Savoy singing (the sentences written down in color) are played backwards throughout the song.

 

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, Oh

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

(I feel that I feel, all the things I can see)

(I see that I see, all the things that I am)

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

You, tell me, tell me

Tell me, tell me

Tell me, tell me

Tell me, tell me

(I feel that I feel, all the things I can see)

Tell me, tell me

(I see that I see, all the things that I am)

Tell me, tell me

(I am what I am...)

Tell me, tell me

Tell me, tell me

Tell me, tell me

Tell me, tell me

 


 

FEELS GOOD (TO BE THIS WAY) 

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

I'm only comfortable counting sheep

I'm only calm when I'm asleep

I - I won't until

I - I can't stand still

Feels good to feel this way

Feels good in every way

Feels good to hear you say

Yeah

No I can't go on this way

I'm only comfortable counting sheep

I'm only calm when I'm asleep

I - I won't until

I - I can't stand still

Feels good to feel this way

Feels good in every way

Feels good to hear you say

No I can't go on this way

I've read too many books today

(I've read too...)

I've watched too much T.V. today

(...Much T.V.)

I've read too many books today

(I've read too...)

I've watched too much T.V. today

(...Much T.V.)

I've watched too much T.V. today

(...Much T.V.)

I - I won't until

I - I can't stand still

Feels good to feel this way

Feels good to be this way

Feels good to hear you say

Yeah

No I can't go on this way

Feels good... (Feeeels...)

Good...

Feels good

Feels good

Feels good

Feels good

 


 

RAIN (UNPLUGGED) 

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

* This is an alternate recording of the song that can be found on the LACKLUSTER ME album.

Some minor differences in the text.

 

Rain... rain... comes down

Empty streets

And I'm falling

Through the trees

And they're calling

Out for rain...

Rain...

Rain... and it's plain to see

Rain... what it does to me

Yeah, rain... rain... pours 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

Empty streets and I'm falling

Through the trees

And they're calling out

For rain...

Rain...

Rain...

Rain...

Rain...

Rain...

Rain...

Rain...

  


 

FOREIGN FILM (ROCK VERSION)  

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

* This is an alternate recording of the song that can be found on the LACKLUSTER ME album.

 

Oh fuck!

Wait!

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

 


 
SINGLES, EXTENDED & B-SIDES

 


 

STAR "I'M NOT STUPID BABY" (EDIT) 

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

 

 

I - I go crazy with the way you are

You're such a star baby
I go crazy with the things you do
Can't I be you...?
And if I call you up, you're not alone
If I stay too late, you won't drive me home
If I ask you out, I know you won't come
I'm not stupid baby

I - I go crazy with the way you are

You're such a star baby
I go crazy with the things you do
Can't I be you...?

If I say I do, you will say you don't

If I say I will, you will say you won't

If I ask you out, I know you won't come
I'm not stupid baby
I - I go crazy with the way you are
You're such a star baby
I go crazy with the things you do
Can't I be you...?
Star...
Star...
I - I go crazy with the way you are
You're such a star baby
I go crazy with the things you do
Well, can't I be you...?
I - I go crazy with the way you are
You're such a star baby
I go crazy with the things you do
Oh, can't I be you...?
Babe
I'm not stupid baby
I'm not stupid baby

 


 

MAN IN THE PARK (SINGLE REMIX) 

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

* Note: The promo single version of the song is a remix version.

The last two lines of the text are cut.

 

 

Hey, talk to the girl cause she's good,

She's a little misunderstood

Talk to the girl cause she's good

Hey, talk to the man cause he knows,

Just how the story goes

Talk to the man that knows

And I think you'll find that what he says

Doesn't seem that crazy when you're in his head

And I think you'll see that what he thinks

Makes a lot of sense when you're on the brink

When you're on the brink

Hey, talk to the flower shop girl,

She's all alone in this world,

Talk to the flower girl

Hey, talk to the man in park,

He'll tell you he's lost the spark

Talk to the man in the dark

And I think you'll find that what he says

Doesn't seem that crazy when you're in his head

And I think you'll see that what he thinks

Makes a lot of sense when you're on the brink

When you're on the brink

He's the man in the dark

He's the man in the park

And I think you'll find that what he says

Doesn't seem that crazy when you're in his head

And I think you'll see that what he thinks

Makes a lot of sense when you're on the brink

When you're on the brink

 


 

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