OUT OF MY HANDS

 
01. Scared of Heights
02. Keep The Sun Away
03. Lightning
04. Iím The One
05. Quiet
06. Burn Money Burn
07. When I Reached The Moon
08. Listening
09. Just Believe It
10. Out Of My Hands

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11. Undecided
 
DEMO
12. When I Reach The Moon (Radio Live Demo)
 
REMIXES
13. Scared of Heights (Stockholm version)
14. I'm The One (Alternative Version)

 

Morten Harket: Vocals

Guitars on "Quiet"

 

Musicians:

 

Staffan William-Olsson: Guitars on "Scared Of Heights", "Lightning","Burn Money Burn"

Dan Sundhordvik: Guitars on "Keep The Sun Away", "Iím The One"

Steve Osborne: Guitars on "Lightning", "When I Reached The Moon", "Listening"

Peter Kvint: Guitars on "When I Reached The Moon"

 

Steve Osborne: Bass guitar on "Lightning", "Listening", "Undecided"

 

Erik Ljunggren: Keyboards/programming on "Scared Of Heights", "Keep The Sun Away", "Lightning", "Iím The One", "Burn Money Burn", "Listening", "Undecided"

Steve Osborne: Keyboards/programming on "Scared Of Heights", "Keep The Sun Away", "Lightning", "Iím The One", "Burn Money Burn", "Listening",  "Out Of My hands", "Undecided"
Kjetil Bjerkestrand: Keyboards/programming on "Scared Of Heights"

Pete Davis: Keyboards/programming on "Lightning","Iím The One"

Peter Kvint: Keyboards/programming on "Iím The One", "Quiet"

Lars K Hustoft: Keyboards/programming on "Quiet", "Out Of My hands"

Jonas Quant: Keyboards/programming on "Just Believe It"

Ali Staton: Keyboards/programming on "Quiet", "Out Of My hands"

 

Karl Oluf Wennerberg: Drums on "Scared Of Heights", "Keep The Sun Away", "Lightning", "Iím The One", "Burn Money Burn", "When I Reached The Moon", "Listening", "Undecided"

 

Vegard Fossum: Drum samples on "Out Of My hands"

 

Steve Osborne: Percussion on "Lightning", "Listening"

 

Kjetil Bjerkestrand: String arrangement on "Scared Of Heights"

 

Eskild Sundt-Hansen: Backing vocals on "Lightning"

Neil Tennant: Backing vocals on "Listening"

 
"Scared Of Heights" produced by Erik Ljunggren
"Keep The Sun Away",  "Lightning","Burn Money Burn" produced by Steve Osborne and Erik Ljunggren
"Iím The One" produced by Erik Ljunggren and Peter Kvint
"Quiet" produced by Peter Kvint and Morten Harket
"When I Reached The Moon", "Listening","Undecided" produced by Steve Osborne
"Just Believe It" produced by Jonas Quant
"Out Of My hands" produced by Lars Hustoft, Morten Harket and Peter Kvint
 
"When I Reached The Moon" Additional production by Peter Kvint
 
"Scared Of Heights", "Iím The One" mixed by Ulf Holand at holandsound.no
"Keep The Sun Away","When I Reached The Moon", "Listening", "Undecided" mixed by Steve Osborne at Real World Studios
"Lightning", "Burn Money Burn" mixed by Erik Ljunggren
"Quiet", "Out Of My hands" mixed by Peter Kvint at Studio Brun
"Just Believe It" mixed by Jonas Quant at Quant Studios
 
"Scared Of Heights" recorded by Erik Ljunggren at ljunggrenstudio.com
"Keep The Sun Away", "Lightning", "Listening", "Undecided" recorded by Erik Ljunggren at ljunggrenstudio.com and Steve Osborne at Real World Studios
"Iím The One", "When I Reached The Moon" recorded by Peter Kvint at Studio Brun, Erik Ljunggren at ljunggrenstudio.com, and Steve Osborne at Real World Studios
"Quiet" recorded by Peter Kvint at Studio Brun, Erik Ljunggren at ljunggrenstudio.com, Tor Einar Krogtoft Jenssen at Snowdrop Studios and Lars K Hustoft

"Just Believe It" recorded by Jonas Quant at Quant Studios and Erik Ljunggren at ljunggrenstudio.com

"Out Of My hands" recorded by Lars K Hustoft, Erik Ljunggren at ljunggrenstudio.com, Tor Einar Krogtoft Jensen at Snowdrop Studios and Peter Kvint at Studio Brun

 
Mastered by Tim Young at Metropolis Studios
 
Photographs Just Loomis
 
Art direction & design Jeri Heiden & Nick Steinhardt, Smog Design Inc.
 
Management Harald Wiik for Compass Point AS

 


 

SCARED OF HEIGHTS  

(Espen Lind)

 

* Note: The single version of the song is the same as the album version

 

 

I have always been the type to think before I speak

I have always been the type to look before I leap

And like a bolt out of the blue I was struck and there was you

For a moment I believed that I could let go

You lift me up into the sky

Feels like I could fly

Never gonna die

And I almost made it but not quite

Now youíre flying out of sight

And you know I canít come with you

Iíll always be scared of heights

I didnít think Iíd meet someone whoíd make me change my ways

Never thought Iíd find someone whoíd brighten up my days

Someone who made me forget

My hands were tied

My wings were clipped

Someone who made me believe that I could let go

You lift me up into the sky

Feels like I could fly

Never gonna die

And I almost made it but not quite

Now youíre flying out of sight

And you know I canít come with you

Iíll always be scared of heights

Scared of heights

I wish I never knew how great it feels up in the air

Wish I never got to feel the wind blow through my hair

Well, in my dreams youíll always be flying high along with me

And in my dreams Iíll always feel that I can let go

You lift me up into the sky

Feels like I could fly

Never gonna die

And I almost made it but not quite

Now youíre flying out of sight

And you know I canít come with you

'Cause Iíll always be scared of heights

Iíll always be scared of heights

 


 

KEEP THE SUN AWAY  

(David Sneddon, James Bauer-Mein and Julian Peake)

 

The sun that pierced my aching heart

Sooner or later, will tear me apart

My black eyed love will leave me bruised

Broken and battered, and feeling confused

Who am I today?

Keep the sun away

Oooooooh

Rain down on freezing bones

Oh I donít know if I can be left alone

Wind blows Ďcross a dead manís eyes, oh and I

Think Iím coming to the end of the line

A captain on his sinking ship

King into battle, stiff upper lip

But I protect my covered pride

By staying defensive, denying the tide

Hereís my final play

Keep the sun away

Oooooooh

Rain down on freezing bones

Oh I donít know if I can be left alone

Wind blows Ďcross a dead manís eyes, oh and I

Think Iím coming to the end of the line

If I could Iíd erase you away

Iíd erase you away

Away

Wish I could keep the sun away

Keep the sun away

Rain down on freezing bones

Oh I donít know if I can be left alone

Wind blows Ďcross a dead manís eyes, oh and I

Think Iím coming to the end of the line

If I could Iíd erase you away

Iíd erase you away

Away

Wish I could keep the sun away

Keep the sun away

 


 

LIGHTNING 

(Joakim Berg, Martin SkŲld, and Morten Harket)

 

* Note: The single version of the song is the same as the album version

 

 

Lightning

You would hit me just like lightning

Give me shelter from the rain

Stay down way down

You stayed on my mind

Like a flashback like a whiteout

I could feel you in my veins

Way down

But not quite like pain

Yeah

I would give give give give

Everything I own

I would live live live live

Like I used to know

I would give give give give

Everything I own

To find my way back home

You were lightning

Time went by itís frightening

But it feels like nothing changed

Way down stay down

You stayed on my mind

Like sparkles like a new drug

Youíre racing through my veins

Way down

Almost but not quite like pain

Iīm not quite the same anymore

I would give give give give

Everything I own

I would live live live live

Like I used to know

I would give give give give

Everything I own

To find my way back home

I would give give give give

Everything I own

I would live live live live

Like I used to know

I would give give give give

Everything I own

To find my way back home

 


 

I'M THE ONE 

(Music by: Morten Harket and Peter Kvint)

(Lyrics by: Ole Sverre Olsen and Morten Harket)

 

* Note: The single version of the song is the same as the album version.

An alternative version of the song was the second track of the German Promo CD

 

 

Take this cold heart of mine

Take this man who wants to shine

Whatís that word in your mouth

I canít hear you when you shout

I cannot take what you cannot give

Everybodyís gonna have to hurt somebody

Everybodyís gonna need to be somebody

Baby Iím the one

Baby Iíll be gone

Everybody wants to know where they belong

Everybodyís got the right to get it wrong

Baby Iím the one

Baby Iíll be gone

Iíve always loved you without words

So many things youíve never heard

But I need no license for living

Iíve got my papers in heaven

You cannot take what I cannot give

Everybodyís gonna have to hurt somebody

Everybodyís gonna need to be somebody

Baby Iím the one

Baby Iíll be gone

Everybody wants to know where they belong

Everybodyís got the right to get it wrong

Baby Iím the one

Baby Iíll be gone

Now that my thoughts have settled down

a seed is growing in the ground

Iím not the friend youíre looking for

Iím something less or something more

Everybodyís gonna have to hurt somebody

Everybodyís gonna need to be somebody

Baby Iím the one

Baby Iíll be gone

Baby Iím the one

Baby Iíll be gone

Everybodyís gonna have to hurt somebody

Everybodyís gonna need to be somebody

Baby Iím the one

Baby Iíll be gone

 


 

QUIET 

(Music by Morten Harket and Peter Kvint)

(Lyrics by Ole Sverre Olsen and Morten Harket)

Saw you walking by the place

Where we used to meet

Turn your head and disappear

Onto busy street

Nothing mattered

Back when things were true

But you were beautiful,

You had things to do

The snow has covered every track from me to you

And you will never know, my love, what I think of you

Did you touch the sky,

Like you wanted to?

Did you make a life,

The way you told me to?

Would I see it in your eyes,

Just like I used to do?

Things are quiet now

When I think of you

Have you made a life,

Or are you quiet, too?

Like a plane across the sky

Before the sound breaks through

Have you made a life

Or are you quiet, too?

The snow has covered every track from me to you

And you will never know, my love, what I think of you

Did you touch the sky,

Like you wanted to?

Did you make a life,

Like you told me to?

Would I see it in your eyes,

Like I used to do?

Like I used to do?

Saw you walking by the place

Where we used to meet

Turn your head and disappear

Onto busy street

 


 

BURN MONEY BURN 

(Music and original Swedish lyrics by Joakim Berg)

(English lyrics by Morten Harket)

* Note: The single version of the song is the same as the album version.

 

 

Burn, money, burn

I donít like the wheels that you turn

You donít know the value of things

I still like your bells when they ring

Burn, money, burn

What I was taught is not what I learn

I donít need an IQ-score to beat

Take my heart, thereís nothing to compete

You could say that

Loveís late for someone

You could say that

Love waits on someone

Sing, my heart, sing

I know that you can change anything

I cross the street and lean on the wind

The truth is like a whisper, laughing

Sting, my heart, sting

Our enemy must save their own skin

It just takes a spark to light across

If they could, they would want to be like us

You could say that

Loveís late for someone (Burn, money, burn)

You could say that

Love waits on someone (The wheels that you turn)

You could say that (Sing, my heart, sing)

Loveís late for someone (You can change anything)

You could say that (Burn, money, burn)

Love waits on someone (You can change anything)

 


 

WHEN I REACHED THE MOON 

(Music by Morten Harket and Peter Kvint)

(Lyrics by HŚvard Rem)

When I reached the moon,

It turned to stone

Since I won your heart

Iíve been alone

I was drawn to the light,

Circling Ďround

I should have kept

My feet on the ground

I dreamt of you, my love

The dream came true

I came to know a way of

Losing you

I know a way of losing you

Losing you

I know a way of losing you

The feelings that you gave me

Iíve never known

Since I won your heart, babe

Iíve been alone

Iím on the dark side

Iím leaving soon

All I ever cared for

I can see from the moon

I know a way of losing you

Losing you

I know a way of losing you

I dreamt of you, my love

And dream came true

I came to know a way of

Losing you

Losing you

I know a way of losing you

Losing you

I know a way of losing you

I know a way of losing you

I know a way of losing you

 


 

LISTENING 

(Music and Lyrics by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe)

 

See the tension in your face

Feel the nerves when we embrace

What emotions do you hide?

All those years of silent thought

Betrayed by those whose help

You sought

Exiled, lost and forced inside

If you want me

I will listen to your words

The dreams you have deferred

The battles fought

If it helps to

Take me to those dark extremes

The meaning of your dreams

The way youíve thought

Just talk

Iím listening

Just talk

I know your tastes in food and wine

but never really whatís on your mind

Whatís going on inside your head?

I hear you say what you can or canít

Iím never sure what it is you want

Thereís always something left unsaid

If you want me

I will listen to your words

The dreams you have deferred

The battles fought

If it helps to

Take me to those dark extremes

The meaning of your dreams

The way youíve thought

Just talk

Iím listening

Iím listening

We ride the waves of joy and fear

I see you on the brink of tears

I never know how youíll react

Then the sudden laughter rings

The sun is shining, life begins

Happiness could be a fact

If you want me

I will listen to your words

The dreams you have deferred

The battles fought

If it helps to

Take me to those dark extremes

The meaning of your dreams

The way youíve thought

Just talk

Iím listening

Believe me

Just talk

I will listen to your hopes

(hopes and dreams)

I will listen to your dreams

Anything you want to be

(hopes and dreams)

Believe me

(hopes and dreams)

I will listen to you now

(hopes and dreams)

Then again and all the while

(hopes and dreams)

I wanna see you smile again

Oh, yeah

Iím listening

 


 

JUST BELIEVE IT 

(Music by Joakim Berg and Jonas Quant)

(Lyrics by Ole Sverre Olsen, Joakim Berg and Morten Harket)

Turn it on its head

Pin it to the ground

Throw it at the wind

Make it come around

You're on

You're on

Where are you going my love tonight

My dreams tonight

You're on

You're on

Don't stop now

Where are you going

Where do you lead me

Don't stop now

What do you reach for

We will reach it

Whatever you wish for

Just believe it

All is in the eye

Train it to a sound

Coming from inside

Turn it all around

You're on

You're on

Where are you going my love tonight

My dreams tonight

You're on

You're on

Don't stop now

Where are you going

Where do you lead me

Don't stop now

What do you reach for

We will reach it

Whatever you wish for

Just believe it

Don't you tell me lies

Lost without a limit

Cuts you down to size

Nothing human in it

Don't you tell me lies

Lost without a limit

Cuts you down to size

Nothing human in it

Don't stop now

Where are you going

Where do you lead me

Don't stop now

What do you reach for

We will reach it

Whatever you wish for

Just believe it

Just believe it

Just believe it

Just believe it

 


 

OUT OF MY HANDS 

(Music by Morten Harket and Lars Hustoft)

(Lyrics by Morten Harket and Ole Sverre Olsen)

Take it out of my hands

And let it fly

I am not afraid to die

Not afraid to die

Lift it out of my heart

And see it shine

We are only ever alive

Only ever alive

When the leaves are falling

To the ground

They donít make a sound

They donít make a sound

So take me where I can meet

The familiar unknown

We are always ever home

Always ever home

When my thoughts no longer

Drift around

I can see a shadow wall

Come tumbling down

Aaahhhhh

Aaahhhhh

 


 
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UNDECIDED 

(Music and lyrics by HŚgen RÝrmark, Christian Engebretsen and Tor Einar Krogtoft-Jensen)

 

Think about

Walking out

Leaving the familiar

Eager now to try something new

By yourself

No-one else

These are your decisions

I wonít try to change your view

But tell me now my love

Are you undecided

Now youíre on your own my love - my love

Does it feel alright

Are you undecided

Undecided

Hit the road

Open up

Feel the wind caress you

Thinking to yourself - where to?

Such is life

Full of change

Chances that may never

Come again my love - so true

But tell me now my love

Are you undecided

Now youíre on your own my love - my love

Does it feel alright

Or are you undecided

Undecided

Woooooo

Tell me now my love

Are you undecided

Now youíre on your own my love - my love

Does it feel alright

Tell me

Are you undecided

Undecided

 


 
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WHEN I REACHED THE MOON (LIVE DEMO) 

(Music by Morten Harket and Peter Kvint)

(Lyrics by HŚvard Rem)

 

17 years before being release on the OUT OF MY HANDS album, an acoustic version of "When I Reached The Moon" was performed live on Transamerica F.M. (Brazil) on October 27th 1995.

During the performance, Morten said the song was new and didn't have a title yet.

 

* Note: Part of the text is identical to that of the studio version on the album OUT OF MY HANDS. The differences are colored.

 

When I reached the moon,

It turned to stone

Since I won your heart, girl

Iíve been alone

When I was the fiddler and you the dime

Please, please let me dream of you, just more time.

I dreamt of you, you know

To drink into the seams

I came to know a way of

Losing you

It seems

Hey

 


 

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SCARED OF HEIGHTS (STOCKHOLM VERSION)  

(Espen Lind)

 

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

 

 

I have always been the type to think before I speak

I have always been the type to look before I leap

And like a bolt out of the blue I was struck and there was you

For a moment I believed that I could let go

You lift me up into the sky

Feels like I could fly

Never gonna die

And I almost made it but not quite

Now youíre flying out of sight

And you know I canít come with you

Iíll always be scared of heights

I didnít think Iíd meet someone whoíd make me change my ways

Never thought Iíd find someone whoíd brighten up my days

Someone who made me forget

My hands were tied

My wings were clipped

Someone who made me believe that I could let go

You lift me up into the sky

Feels like I could fly

Never gonna die

And I almost made it but not quite

Now youíre flying out of sight

And you know I canít come with you

Iíll always be scared of heights

Scared of heights

I wish I never knew how great it feels up in the air

Wish I never got to feel the wind blow through my hair

Well, in my dreams youíll always be flying high along with me

And in my dreams Iíll always feel that I can let go

You lift me up into the sky

Feels like I could fly

Never gonna die

And I almost made it but not quite

Now youíre flying out of sight

And you know I canít come with you

'Cause Iíll always be scared of heights

Iíll always be scared of heights

 


 

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