PAST PERFECT FUTURE TENSE

 
01. Obsolete
02. All The Time
03. Past Perfect Future Tense
04. No One Gets Me But You
05. Kryptonite
06. Nothing Here To Hold You
07. A Friend Like Me
08. Little Angels
09. 2CU Shine
10. You Don't Have To Change
11. Envelop Me
12. Never Sweeter
13. Perfect Circle (Hidden track)
 
Singles, Extended & B-Sides
14. Kryptonite (Michi Peter Radio Cut)

 

Magne F. : Vocals on tracks 01-12
Bass on track 03
Guitar on tracks 01, 03
Slide Guitar on track 04
Acoustic Guitar on tracks 02, 04-08, 10
Electric Guitar on tracks 05-11
Piano on tracks 01-02, 12
Mellotron on tracks 01-02, 05
Glockenpiel on tracks 03, 06
Keyboards on track 08
Synth on track 11
 

Additional Musicians:

 
Martin Terefe : Bass on tracks 01, 04, 07, 09-11
Electric Guitar on tracks 02, 04, 08, 10
Echo Guitar on track 09
 
Andy Dunlop: Electric Guitar on track 10
 
Guy Barryman: Bass on tracks 02, 05-06
 
Ed Harcourt: Piano on track 7
 
Frode Lamoy: Drums on tracks 01, 04, 07, 09-11
Ticks on track 08
Will Champion: Drums on tracks 02, 05-06
 
Nils Petter Molvaer: Trumpet on track 1
 
The Love Sponge Strings: Strings on tracks 03-04, 06, 11-12
David Davidson & David Angell: violins
Kristin Wilkinson: viola
Anthony Lamarchina: cello
Jack Jezirio: bass
 
Produced by: Martin Terefe & Magne F.
 

Recorded by George Tandero and Andreas Olsson

 
Strings recorded by Baeho Bobby Shin, assisted by Sang Park
 
Mixed by Michael Brauer, assisted by Keith Gary except:
Track 12 mixed by Martin Terefe

 


 

Obsolete  

(Magne F.)

 

The cellar is full of wine

You can no longer drink

Your head is full of thoughts

You don't allow yourself to think

The cupboard's full of canned fruits,

Vegetables & meat

Everything is damaged goods,

Like sour grapes gone sweet

The drawer's full of letters

Overdue to be sent

Stamps no longer valid

And words no longer meant

You saved them for a rainy day

You waited for too long

You thought that saving memories

Was the thing that made them strong but...

Obsolete

Like the morning dew beneath your feet

They're obsolete

Like the autumn leaves on the street

The closet's bursting at the seams

With clothes you do not wear

You need to get your life fixed

But a part of you don't care

You've done everything so right

But now it seems all wrong

You played so damn hard

That it turned into a song

You saved it for a rainy day

You waited far too long

You thought that having memories

Was the thing that made you strong

But the years are filling out

With the chances you don't take

Your heart is pounding

And you cannot stand the ache

You're obsolete

Like the autumn leaves on the street

Obsolete

Like the morning dew beneath your feet

Your heart is pounding

And you cannot stand the ache

You're obsolete

Like the autumn leaves on the street

Obsolete

Like the morning dew beneath your feet

Obsolete

 


 

All the time  

(Magne F.)

 

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

 

 

You say something's got a hold on you

You don't know what to say or do

You say: you never saw the best of me

You never saw what I could be, did you?

And everything you've learned is shit

You don't know what to do with it

Well, don't be such a Philistine

Let's eat the food and drink the wine

You wanted my ambition, you wanted my drive

I needed someplace I could rest

I needed somewhere I could hide

All the time

You say: Something's got a hold on me

I rarely know where I will be

I say: You never see what I can be

You only see what you will see, don't you?

I don't know what to do or say

It wouldn't matter anyway

Cuz now we know that love is lost
It came at much too high a cost

I needed your attention, I needed your mind
You needed someone you could love
You wanted someone by your side
All the time

Oooooooooh

Oooooooooh

And everything is too much real
That isnít how it makes you feel
And now we know that love is lost
It came at much too high a cost

You wanted to ask me, you needed to know
If I just came along for the ride
Or needed someplace I could go
All the time

You never saw the best of me, did you?

Did you?

Did you?

Did you?

Did you?

Did you?

 


 

Past Perfect Future Tense  

(Magne F.)

 

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

 

 

Tell me a story of how it began

And show me the point of departure

There was a road we could have gone down

To avoid our recent disasters

I remember so well what you said to me

We are who we were always going to be

We are always going to be who we are

You

And me

I understand the words, they just make no sense

In past perfect future tense

Show me the place where things fell apart

And hand me a map of our actions

Give me a clue where about I should start

Recording unholy transactions

I remember so well what you said to me

We are who we were always going to be

We were always going to be who we are

Don't you see?

I know these words,

They just make no sense

In past perfect future tense

I remember so well how you set me free

We are who we were always going to be

We were always going to be who we are

Don't you see?

I hear you now

And it makes much more sense

In a past perfect future tense

Well, it's hard to explain

But it makes much more sense

In past perfect future tense

 


 

No one gets me BUT YOU  

(Magne F.)

 

* Note: That same version of the song was released as second track of the "Kryptonite" single.

 

Everybody says I'm too tightly wired

Everyone thinks I'm too high strung

Everyone knows what I should do

But no one gets me

Everyone's afraid of missing the action

Everybody wants their lives to be touched

Everybody wants to get it together

But no one gets me

Everybody has you over for diner

But no one really stays in touch

Everyone knows that less is more

But we all want it too much

Everybody says what's on their mind

But no one thinks it through

Everyone feels they know what I need

But no one gets me but U

U...

U...

No one gets me

Everybody knows the game is rigged

Everyone says it's a curse

Everybody knows the asking price

But never what it's worth

Everybody has too much on their plate

Everyone argues their fate

Everyone knows it's worth their while

But no one wants to wait

Everybody's taking it to the streets

But no one brings it home

Everybody needs a helping hand

Cuz nobody walks it alone

Everybody plays to win

Cuz nobody likes to lose

Everyone knows what I must do

But no one gets me but U

U...

U...

No one gets me

Every dreamer needs a doer to get things done

Every Paul needs a Yoko to be a John

No one gets me

No one gets me

No one gets me but U

Everybody's taking it to the streets

But no one brings it home

Everybody needs a helping hand

Cuz nobody walks it alone

Everybody plays to win

Cuz nobody likes to lose

Everyone knows what I must do

But no one gets me but U

U...

U...

No one gets me

No one gets me

Oooooo

Yeahhh

No one gets me but U

 


 

Kryptonite 

(Magne F.)

 

* Note: The Norwegian "Kryptonite" Promo single has a slightly different mix. Yet, the sung text remains the same.

 

 

Words find ways back to bite you

Things you say come and spite you

You can close your eyes if you have to

But life goes on without you

Easy on the kryptonite

Easy on the black and white

Easy on the kryptonite

There's no need for us to fight

And I will find ways without you

You'll find new ways to doubt me

That's how you'll get on without me

You can keep your guard up if need be

Just remember this when you see me:

Go easy on the kryptonite

Easy on the black and white

Just try to be civilized

No one wants to compromise

Cuz I'm way too tired to fight you

But I will find ways without you

Well time flies by if we let it

Time is yours don't you get it?

Don't you want it ?

Say you want it

Friends make sure to remind you

Of things you thought were behind you

You can kick and scream all you want to

But these words will come back to haunt you:

Easy on the kryptonite

Easy on the black and white

Just try to be civilized

No one likes a compromise

If you don't like the way it sounds

Well, bite me

Cuz I will find ways without you

Yes I will find ways without you

 


 

Nothing here to hold you  

(Magne F.)

 

Learning to breathe

As walls close in around you

Learning to see

The things that surround you

Once you believed

In every word he sold you

As of now you are free

There's nothing here to hold you

Learning to fly

While things fall down around you

You're wasting your time

With the people that surround you

Don't ask me why

But once you're on your own

You will soon realize

It's true what I told you

Real love is all

It takes to walk away from comfort

Real pain to know

Nothing scares you now

Real life will show the naked truth

In what I told you:

There's nothing here to hold you

Learning to hide

From memories you've built a life on

They'll wonder why

The sudden change of mind?

But just passing time

No longer is an option

You must re-organize,

And feed the fire in your belly

Real love is all

It took to bring you back from sleep

Real pain to know

You are still alive

Real life has shown

The truth in everything I told you:

There's nothing here to hold you

There's nothing here to hold you

You have to come to despise

Everyone who adores you

So you wave your goodbyes

To everything that bores you

There's a whole world outside,

And you know you shouldn't buy it

But you just have to try it

Cuz there's nothing here to hold you

Real love was all
it took to raise you from the dead
Real pain to know
youíre still inside your head
Real life is all
To see the truth in what I told you:
Thereís nothing here to hold you.

Nothing here to hold you.

Learning to fly

A pair of broken wings

But still you're willing to try,

Cuz there's nothing here to hold you

 


 

A friend like me  

(Magne F.)

 

I'd bring you down when things were good

I'd never listen when I should

I'd sit and tend my aching heart

While making sure that we're apart

I'll think of you when I'm alone

But never tell you on the phone

Forget to show me who you are

Don't forget it - I'm the star!

Hey, Can't you see?

Can't you see?

You better believe

You will never find a friend like me

And every time you raise your voice

I'll be the one who thinks he knows

Exactly what you're gonna say

And when you do, I'll walk away

Walk away

Hey, Can't you see?

Can't you see?

You better believe

You will never find a friend like me

It doesn't feel wrong when I miss you

It defines who I am

It doesn't feel wrong when I kiss you

To kiss someone, to miss someone

Can make you feel like you belong somewhere

 


 

Little Angels  

(Magne F.)

 

Silently the morning glides

Into places where we hide

Suddenly I'm wide awake

From these dreams that I must shake

Little angels on my shoulder

Little angels by my side

And wherever I will be

Little angels follow me

Little angels follow me

You will wake up late one night

Lose some sleep but that's alright

Stare into the summer sky

Decisions they can wait awhile

You feel better knowing you will

Always be a welcome guest

You feel better, tell you why:

Little angels by your side

Little angels by your side

Little angels

Little angels everywhere

Little angels in your hair

Little angels in your bed

Little angels in your head

You feel better knowing all the

Things we said are laid to rest

You feel better knowing this:

There's no price for second best

There's no price for second best

There's no price for second best

Little angels by your side

Little angels

 


 

2CU Shine  

(Magne F.)

 

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

 

 

All I wanted was 2cu shine

And to be there when U did

All I wanted was a hand in mine

I had a place where it would fit

I always wondered what was in your head

The way U read my mind

Always wondered what was never said

Each and every time

A-haaaaaaa

A-haaaaaaa

A-haaaaaaa

A-haaaaaaa

In every word we wrote and every line

There was a desperate note

We had a contract but never signed

I couldn't get your vote

U saw the sadness in these eyes

That no one ever sees

The bruises hidden here behind the smile

A kind of stiff unease

A-haaaaaaa

A-haaaaaaa

A-haaaaaaa

A-haaaaaaa

Just when I couldn't get you out of my mind

You start to back away

I always wondered baby, one more time...

It wouldn't hurt, would it?

A-haaaaaaa

A-haaaaaaa

A-haaaaaaa

A-haaaaaaa

All I wanted was 2cu shine

All I wanted was 2cu shine

All I wanted was 2cu shine

All I wanted was 2cu shine 

All I wanted was 2cu shine 

 


 

You don't have to change  

(Magne F.)

 

You

Don't think

You can

Be what I want

But hey,

You should know

You don't have to change

You don't have to change

Don't change

Your face

Is white

And your eyes

They are pale

But hey

It's alright

You don't have to change

You don't have to change

You don't have to change

Hey,

Everything's alright

Nothing stays the same

It comes and goes in waves

No one is to blame

You don't have to change

You don't have to change

Don't change

You don't have to change

Wo-oh

Don't change

 


 

Envelop Me  

(Words: Magne F.)

(Music: Magne F. / Martin Lanquist)

 

Envelop me darling

Bring me in

I am too centered on myself

You are in everything

Envelop me sweetheart

Bring me home

You live like time is precious

I spend to much alone

Envelop me honey

Set me free

Your weakness is a gift

My strength my enemy

Envelop me honey

Make me safe

Just meet me anywhere

Take me any place

Every word is a book unwritten

Every sound is a song unsung

Every moment is a picture taken

Then it's gone

Then it's gone

Envelop me darling

Would you please

The days are growing shorter

And with it come unease

Envelop me sweetheart

Make me whole

You think I'm innocent

(Note: The text in the CD booklet is "You say I'm innocent")

I wouldn't really know

Envelop me honey

Please don't wait

We'll go away somewhere

We'll start some other place

Envelop me honey

Don't let go

Just give me one more chance

Give me one more to go

Every word is a book unwritten

Every sound is a song unsung

Every moment is a picture taken

Then it's gone

Then it's gone

Then it's gone

Then it's gone

 


 

Never Sweeter  

(Magne F.)

 

You were never sweeter

Than right before you broke

I was never smarter

Than right before I spoke

(Note: The text in the CD booklet is "Than just before I spoke")

Oooooh

Oooooh

Nothing ever happens

Just the way we plan

All of us unfolding

Any way we can

Oooooh-Oooh

Oooooh

A hand that hits across the face

Reads better on the news, but

The hand that strokes you tenderly

Can leave a bigger bruise

And nothing I can say now

Will be of any use

Oooooh

Aaaaah

You were never sweeter

Than right before you broke

I was never smarter

Than right before I spoke

(Note: The text in the CD booklet is "Than just before I spoke")

 


 

Perfect circle  

(Magne F.)

 

Some lives form a perfect circle

Some take shapes you can't predict

If everything seems cut and dried

Well, you don't know the half of it

Some people read like open books

Some will take a second glance

Some lives have a sense of purpose

Some seen ruled by circumstance

Ooooooh

Aaaaaah

Some lives form a perfect circle

Some take shapes you can't predict

If everything seems cut and dried

Well, you don't know the half of it

Some settle for what they get

Some are never satisfied

You see things in black and white

And all I see is the color of your eyes

 


 

Singles, Extended & B-Sides

 


 

Kryptonite (Michi Peter Radio Cut) 

(Magne F.)

 

 

Words find ways back to bite you

Things you say come and spite you

You can close your eyes if you have to

But life goes on without you

Easy on the kryptonite

Easy on the black and white

Easy on the kryptonite

There's no need for us to fight

And I will find ways without you

You'll find new ways to doubt me

That's how you'll get on without me

You can keep your guard up if need be

Just remember this when you see me:

Go easy on the kryptonite

Easy on the black and white

Cuz I'm way too tired to fight you

But I will find ways without you

Friends make sure to remind you

Of things you thought were behind you

You can kick and scream all you want to

But these words will come back to haunt you:

Easy on the kryptonite

Easy on the black and white

Just try to be civilized

No one likes a compromise

If you don't like the way it sounds

Well, bite me

Cuz I will find ways without you

Yes I will find ways without you

  


 

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