OTHER SOLO PROJECTS OR COLLABORATIONS

 
01. Better Without You
02. Ensom Leter
03. Far Away
04. Goodbye Sweet Sorrow
05. Sweet Life
06. With Eyes Closed

 

Paul Waaktaar-Savoy:
Vocals on "Goodbye Sweet Sorrow"
Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Programmings on "Better Without You", "Sweet Life", "With Eyes Closed"
Drums on "Better Without You", "Ensom Leter", "Sweet Life", "With Eyes Closed"
 
Additional musicians include:
 
Kirsti Kobbeltvedt: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals on "Goodbye Sweet Sorrow"
 
Solvor Hunshamar: Rhythm Guitar on "Goodbye Sweet Sorrow"
 
Hågen Rørmark: Guitar, Vocals on "Ensom Leter"
 
May Britt Vik: Bass, Backing Vocals on "Goodbye Sweet Sorrow"
 
Henning Sandsdalen: Bass on "Ensom Leter"
 
Jonas Lie Theis: Keyboards, Sampler on "Goodbye Sweet Sorrow"
 
Thomas Pettersen: Drums, Percussion on "Goodbye Sweet Sorrow"
 
Kalè Holmes: Percussion on "Goodbye Sweet Sorrow"
 
Tor Einar Krogtoft-Jensen: Percussion on "Ensom Leter"
 
Stine Kobbeltvedt: Vocals on "Goodbye Sweet Sorrow"
 
Lineea Dale: Vocals on "Better Without You", "Sweet Life", "With Eyes Closed"
 
 Paulin Skoglund Voss: Cello on "Ensom Leter"
 
Alyson Read: Violin on "Ensom Leter"
 
"Goodbye Sweet Sorrow" produced by Kalè Holmes & Sylvia Massy Shivy
 
"Better Without You", "Sweet Life", "With Eyes Closed" produced by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
 
"Ensom Leter" produced by Tor Einar Krogtoft-Jensen & Hågen Rørmark
 
"Goodbye Sweet Sorrow" engineered by Kalè Holmes
 
"Goodbye Sweet Sorrow" mixed by Sylvia Massy Shivy
 
"Ensom Leter" mixed by Chuck Zwicky
 
"Ensom Leter" orchestrated by Greg Calbi
 
"Ensom Leter" recorded by Christian Engfelt
 
"Goodbye Sweet Sorrow" mastered by John Cuniberti
 
"Ensom Leter" mastered by Greg Calbi

 


 

BETTER WITHOUT YOU  

(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, Linnea Dale)

 

* Paul Waaktaar-Savoy performs bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and programmings on this song (track 7 on the 2014 GOOD GOODBYES album by Linnea Dale).

 

 

Oh can't you see what you're doing to me?
You know so well I have a soft spot for you
The trick to say no, why is it so hard to pull
When all I want is to say yes and you know that I do
Better without you
Cause I don't like who I am
When I'm around you
Better without you
So hard to know if you're just telling me pretty lies
Or actually mean some of them some of the time
The saying "out of sight, out of mind"
Describes your attitude most of the time
Better without you
Cause I don't like who I am
When I'm around you
Better without you
I wanna jump off this ride
You got me so high
But I know you will let me fall
I'm not so happy with this
Let's break up with a kiss
I want all or nothing at all
Better without you
Cause I don't like who I am
When I'm around you
Why did I think I could change you
I guess you're damaged goods
I guess you're damaged goods
Better without you
I wanna jump off this ride
You got me so high
But I know you will let me fall
I'm not so happy with this
Let's break up with a kiss
I want all or nothing at all

 


 

ENSOM LETER  

(Hågen Rørmark)

 

* Paul Waaktaar-Savoy performs drums on "Ensom Leter" taken from the 2012 ALT ELLER INGENTING album by Hågen Rørmark.
 

 

Du går i ring rundt solen
Du er på flukt i tid og rom
Du synker ned i stolen
Og gjør deg dum
Et fortau fullt av mennesker
Men ingen ser deg der du går
Du har blitt gjennomsiktig
Etter mange år som
Ensom som leter etter en som ser
En sånn som leter etter en som ser
Ensom som leter etter en som ser
En sånn som leter etter en som ser
I baren hvor du drikker
Blir ansikter til tomme glass
Som snakker dritt og pudrer
Nesene på dass
Du går ut for å røyke
En gammel drøm går rett forbi
Hun er på vei i natten
Et sted hvor hun vil bli
Ensom som leter etter en som ser
En sånn som leter etter en som ser
Ensom som leter etter en som ser
En sånn som leter etter en som ser
"Glem dine sorger
Kom, lev i nuet"
Det er så lett for dem å si
Det er så lett for dem å si
Ensom som leter etter en som ser
En sånn som leter etter en som ser
Ensom som leter etter en som ser
En sånn som leter etter en som ser

 


 

FAR AWAY  

(Lyrics and Vocal melody: Paul-Waaktaar Savoy, Lauren Savoy)

 

* This track was released as track 1 on the 2012 FAR AWAY E.P. by Infuze.

A Radio Edit version of the song was also released as track 5 on the same record.

 

 

MISSING LYRICS

 


 

GOODBYE SWEET SORRY  

(Lyrics & Vocal Melodies: Stine Kobbeltvedt)

 

* Paul Waaktaar-Savoy sings a duet with Stine Kobbeltvedt on track 6 - "Goodbye Sweet Sorrow" taken from the 2006 album PIECE OF PARADISE by the band Furia.

Furia's bassist Maya Vik played bass with Paul Waaktaar-Savoy's band Savoy (not for albums, but on some tours).

 

 

MISSING LYRICS

 


 

SWEET LIFE  

(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, Linnea Dale)

 

* Paul Waaktaar-Savoy performs bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and programmings on this song (track 8 on the 2014 GOOD GOODBYES album by Linnea Dale).

The working title of this song is rumoured to be "Better Days"

 

 

Walking down to get my morning coffee, coffee
Wondering about what I'm gonna do today
Had this little revelation this morning, this morning
From now on I'm gonna tell myself good things every day, good things every day
Good things, good things, good things, good things, good things every day
Oh can I stay like this forever please?
And remember the feeling of better days like these
The moment where it all comes back to you
The sweetest colour fading into blue
Watching different faces passing by on the street
Not knowing who they are or where they've been
Heading home under the city stars, stars
Walking through the park, better get there before it gets dark
Better get there soon before it gets dark, better get there soon
Oh can I stay like this forever please?
And remember the feeling of better days like these
The moment where it all comes back to you
The sweetest colour fading into blue
No more fear
Of you no longer being here
I wanna go somewhere
And I wanna go there
No more fear
Of you no longer being here
I wanna go somewhere
And I wanna go there
Dreaming of sweet life
Oh can I stay like this forever please?
And remember the feeling of better days like these

 


 

WITH EYES CLOSED  

(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, Linnea Dale)

 

* Paul Waaktaar-Savoy performs bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and programmings on this song (track 11 on the 2014 GOOD GOODBYES album by Linnea Dale).

 

 

I see the cellphones glow in the dark
Ringing their tunes, shining like stars
Lit up the water, the silence, the fog

I see the cellphones glow in the dark
Ringing their tunes, shining like stars
Lit up the water, the silence, the fog
And it hit me, it hit me so hard
I never thought that this could happen to us
I tried to close my eyes and shut it all out
But now I know that all that's left is the love
With eyes closed
I see them running to the water
The sun was shining
And there was laughter
I see the cellphones glow in the dark
Ringing their tunes, shining like stars
Lit up the water, the silence, the fog
I see the cellphones glow in the dark
Ringing their tunes, shining like stars
Lit up the water, the silence, the fog
And it hit me, it hit me so hard
Breathing in and breathing out again
Slowly getting back in touch with yourself
While history repeating, keeps repeating itself
With eyes closed
I see them running to the water
The sun was shining
And there was laughter
With eyes closed
I see them running to the water
The sun was shining
And there was laughter

 


 

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