REASONS TO STAY INDOORS

 

01. Reasons To Stay Indoors

02. If You Won't Come To The Party
03. Face
04. Half Of The Time
05. Once Upon A Year
06. Fear List
07. I Would Not Change A Thing
08. Paramount
09. The One That Got Away
10. Against The Sun
11. Five Million Years
12.Overgrown
 
LIMITED EDITION BONUS CD:
13. You Should Have Told Me (Acoustic Version)
14. I Wouldn't Change A Thing (Acoustic Version)
15. Totally Hide
16. Once Upon A Year (Acoustic Version)
17. D.A.R. (Instrumental)

 

Paul Waaktaar-Savoy: Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Programmings, Lead Vocal,

Backing Vocals on "If You Won't Come To The Party", "The Fear List", "Paramount" and "Against The Sun"

 

Lauren Waaktaar-Savoy: Guitar, Backing Vocals,

Lead Vocal on "If You Won't Come To The Party", "The Fear List",

"Paramount" and "Against The Sun"

 

Frode Unneland: Drums and Backing Vocals

 

Additional Musicians:

 
Bass Guitar on "Reasons To Stay Indoors", "Face", "Half Of The Time",
"Once Upon A Year", "I Would Not Change A Thing" and "Five Million Years"
by Jørun Bøgeberg
 
Additional drum programming on "Reasons To Stay Indoors" by Zed
 
Violin: Andre Orvik, Harald Aadland, Daniel Dalnoki, Øyvind Fossheim,
Atle Sponberg, Jørn Halbakken, Åshild Breie Nyhus, Vegard Johansen
Viola: Jon Sønstebø, Stig Ove Ose, Cathrine Bulloc
Cello: Hans Josef Groh, Anne Brit Sævik Årdal
Double Bass: Dan Styffe
 
Second verse sequencer on "Face" by Zed
 
French horn on "Half Of The Time" by Jan Fredrik Martinsen
 
Outro voice on "The Fear List" by Anneli Drecker
 
String arranged and conducted by Joe Mardin on "Reasons To Stay Indoors" and "Once Upon A Year"
Stings on "Face", "Half Of The Time" and "Overgrown" arranged by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
Stings on "Face", "Half Of The Time" and "Overgrown" adapted and conducted by Kjetil Bjerkestrand
 
Produced by Savoy & Michael Ilbert
 
Mixed by Michael Ilbert Except:
Half Of The Time" and "Against The Sun" mixed by Jason Corsaro
"The Fear List" mixed by Zed
 
Additional Engineers: Mike Hartung and Rod Hui
 
Second engineers: Jock Loveband, Jon Marius Aareskjold and Georg Tanderø

 


 

REASONS TO STAY INDOORS  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* An alternate version of the song was released on the 7-track promo CD of the REASONS TO STAY INDOORS album.
 
You'll get accepted into Yale
But they'll excuse you when you fail
You'll get a scholarship to brown
But that color brings you down
You'll go to Colgate for a year
In the fresh air up there
You'll grow a habit hard to please
From a semester overseas
You're really not quite well
You know that
And everyone can tell
You know the reasons to stay indoors
You don't need anymore
you remind me of the man
I once was
And some say
I still am
You'll land a job right out of school
While your friends do something cool
You'll get politically involved
But your actions lack resolve
You'll play the loner for awhile
Dressed in black and creepy vibes
You'll stay inside for weeks on end
With imaginary friends
You're really not quite well
You know that
And everyone can tell
You know the reasons to stay indoors
You don't need anymore
You remind me of the man
I once was
And some say
I still am
Reasons to stay indoors
You don't need anymore
You remind me of the man
I once was
And some say
I still am
You don't need anymore
You remind me of the man
I once was
And some say
I still am
You remind me of the man
I once was
And some say
I still am
You'll get accepted into Yale
But they'll excuse you when you fail
You'll get a scholarship to brown
But that color brings you down

 


 

IF YOU WON'T COME TO THE PARTY  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* That same version of the song was used for the 2 track "You Won't Come To The Party" promo CD single, along with the "radio edit" version of the song.
 
* An alternate version of the song was released on the 7-track promo CD of the REASONS TO STAY INDOORS album.
 
 
You wanna know
Who's gonna go
Who's gonna show
You wanna say
Maybe next time
You say you might
Stay in tonight
But I will say
you're out of your mind
If you won't come to the party
On grounds of nothing to wear
All the beautiful people
And I will be there
You wanna find
Some private time
You underline
The week has been
Grinding you down
But if you go
I'm gonna show
Just how I feel
I'm head over heels
If you won't come to the party
On grounds of nothing to wear
All the beautiful people
And I will be there
And when I arrive
I look for your eyes
I'm hoping to see
You looking for me
And when I arrive
I look for your eyes
I'm hoping to see
You looking for me
Out of your mind
If you won't come to the party
On grounds of nothing to wear
All the beautiful people
And I will be there
If you won't come to the party
On grounds of nothing to wear
All the beautiful people
And I will be there
I will be there
I will be there
I will be there
If you won't come to the party

 


 

FACE  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* An alternate version of the song was released on the 7-track promo CD of the REASONS TO STAY INDOORS album.
 
Every time I look at your face
There's a vibe that's coming thru
Every time you look at my face
Girl, I hope you feel it too
I could never do much harm
With you beside me
I could never go much wrong
With you to guide me
I could never do much harm
With you beside me
I could never go much wrong
With you to guide me
I could never do much harm
Driving into New York city
And my heart begins to soar
Driving into New York city
From a trip upstate New York
I could never get too cold
With you to hold me
I could never grow too old
For you to hold me
I could never do much harm
With you beside me
I could never go much wrong
With you to guide me
I could never do much harm
With you beside me
Like a book you forget
That you've recently read
I could never do much harm
With you beside me
I could never go much wrong
With you to guide me
I could never do much harm
With you to guide me
I could never go much wrong
With you beside me
With you beside me
With you to guide me
I could never do much harm
Every time I look at your face
There's a vibe that's coming thru

 


 

HALF OF THE TIME 
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

* An edit version of the song was released on the "Half Of The Time" Norwegian promo CD single.

* An alternate version of the song was released on the 7-track promo CD of the REASONS TO STAY INDOORS album.

 
Half of the time
I don't know much
Out of touch
Out of touch
Half of the time
I see no reason
To say much
To say much
Half of the time
I don't know why
Don't know where,
Don't know when
Some of the time I just pretend
To a stranger or a friend
Oh, baby
Half of the time
I'm just not there
Out of reach
Out of reach
Half of the time
I get no closer
So to speak
So to speak
Half of the time
I don't know why
Don't know where,
Don't know when
Some of the time
I'm undecided
And divided once again
Baby
Half of the time
I don't know much
Out of touch
Out of touch
Half of the time
I don't know why
Don't know where,
Don't know when
Some of the time
I'm undecided
And divided once again
Baby
Half of the time
I don't know why
Don't know where,
Don't know when
Some of the time I just pretend
To a stranger or a friend
Oh, baby
Half of the time
I see no reason
To say much
To say much

 


 

ONCE UPON A YEAR  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Once upon a year
We had a boy
Our boy
Boy
Once upon a day
It started raining
No complaining
Just rain
Once upon a park
We took a walk
And talked
And talked
Once upon a house
We lived awhile
Inside
In style
I couldn't believe it
I couldn't conceive it
Once upon a year
We had a boy
Our boy
Boy
Once upon a road
We took a drive
To the seaside
For an ocean drive
I couldn't believe it
I couldn't conceive it
What I was about to say
That was not an easy thing to play
What I was about to do
Was to let you know that we both love you
I couldn't believe it
I couldn't conceive it
I couldn't believe it
What I was about to say
That was not an easy thing to play
What I was about to do....
 
 

FEAR LIST  

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 
* An alternate version of the song was released on the 7-track promo CD of the REASONS TO STAY INDOORS album.
 
It's so itchy that you have to itch
It doesn't matter if it bleeds
It's so lonely that you lose the grip
In a momentary bliss
In a momentary bliss
Did you spill the milk
Did the milk spill
Were you late for work
Did your head hurt
Did your mind ache
Did the day break
Did your car stall
Did the water fall
It's so hurtful that you have to laugh
People ask you what it is
It's so pointless that you wanna cry
In a momentary bliss
In a momentary bliss
Did you lose the bet
Did the sunset
Did the tide turn
Did you sunburn
Did you spill the milk
Did the milk spill
Did she run away
On a summer's day
It's so itchy that you have to itch
It doesn't matter if it bleeds
It's so lonely that you lose the grip
In a momentary bliss
In a momentary bliss
In a momentary bliss
Did the water fall
Did you lose the bet
Did the sunset
Did the tide turn
Did you sunburn
Did you spill the milk
Did the milk spill
Did she run away
On a summer's day
Did you lose the bet
Did the sunset
Did the tide turn
Did you sunburn
Did you spill the milk
Did the milk spill
Did she run away
On a summer's day

 


 

I WOULD NOT CHANGE A THING  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Everyday, down the street
Where we live
We walk, we talk
Watching each day go by
It may not seem much
From the outside in
But there you are
It doesn't say who we are
And baby
I wouldn't change a thing
You couldn't change a single thing
Without it affecting everything
I wouldn't change a thing
Every week, afternoons
Give or take
We hone our trade
Taping the songs we've made
And at night
When we turn out the light
Next to me
You're watching
A late night show
And I go
I wouldn't change a thing
You couldn't change a single thing
Without it affecting everything
I wouldn't change a thing
Without it affecting everything
You couldn't change a single thing
I wouldn't change a thing
I go
I wouldn't change a thing
You couldn't change a single thing
Without it affecting everything
I wouldn't change a thing
Everyday, down the street
Where we live
We walk, we talk
Watching each day go by
I wouldn't change a thing
You couldn't change a single thing
Without it affecting everything
I wouldn't change a thing
Without it affecting everything
You couldn't change a single thing
I wouldn't change a thing
You couldn't change a single thing
Without it affecting everything
I wouldn't change a thing
Without it affecting everything
You couldn't change a single thing
You couldn't change a single thing
Without it affecting everything
Without it affecting everything
You couldn't change a single thing
You couldn't change a single thing
Without it affecting everything
Without it affecting everything
You couldn't change a single thing

 


 

PARAMOUNT  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Why do we always
Talk about it
Why can't we ever scream
And shout it
Cause I wanna feel it
Running thru my veins
Driving me insane
Why must it always be like this
Nobody else could catch your drift
Why must you always be so sure
God knows
You've messed up times before
Why must it always have to wait
It forces me to state
Paramount
I guess
It's not paramount I guess
When did you whisper
To me goodnight
Didn't you mention
It would be all right
But it's getting harder
Hearing what you say
Hey that's okay
Why must it always be like this
Nobody else could catch my drift
Why must you always be so sure
God knows
You've messed up times before
Why must it always have to wait
It forces me to state
Paramount I guess
It's not paramount I guess
But it's getting harder
Hearing what you say
Hey that's okay
Why must it always be like this
Nobody else could catch your drift
Why must it always have to wait
It forces me to state
Paramount
I guess
It's not paramount I guess
Paramount
I guess
It's not paramount I guess
Paramount
I guess
It's not paramount I guess

 


 

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
The one that got away
The one they couldn't save
The one that had to pay
Why it has to be
The one that crossed the line
The one that saw the sign
The one that did the time
It's way beyond me
You don't respond to people
Who wants the best for you
It's something that
You're working thru
Walking by a house
Where the roof has fallen in
You say finally the stars
Can shine on in
The one that made the call
The one that took the fall
The one that had it all
But couldn't see it thru
The one that moved along
The one that set the tone
The one that came undone
Right in front of you
You don't respond to people
Who wants the best for you
It's something that
You're working thru
Walking by a house
Where the roof has fallen in
You say finally the stars
Can shine on in
You don't respond to people
Who wants the best for you
It's something that
You're working thru
Walking by a house
Where the roof has fallen in
You say finally the stars
Can shine on in
It's something that
You're working thru
Walking by a house
Where the roof has fallen in
You say finally the stars
Can shine on in

 


 

AGAINST THE SUN  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Your face
Is turned against the sun
Your mind
Is tuned to everyone
The journey
That you started on
Has just begun
The sky is clear
Without a cloud
And soon enough
You'll find out
What that's all about
We have thought about you
Before you could be seen
Just a little heartbeat
Going bleep bleep on a screen
We have thought about you
Before you could be seen
Just a little heartbeat
Going bleep bleep on a screen
Your face
Is turned against the sun
Your mind
Is tuned to everyone
The journey
That you started on
Has just begun
The sky is clear
Without a cloud
And soon enough
You'll find out
What that's all about
We have thought about you
Before you could be seen
Just a little heartbeat
Going bleep bleep on a screen
We have thought about you
Before you could be seen
Just a little heartbeat
Going bleep bleep on a screen
We have thought about you
Before you could be seen
Just a little heartbeat
Going bleep bleep on a screen
We have thought about you
Before you could be seen
Just a little heartbeat
Going bleep bleep on a screen
We have thought about you (bleep bleep)
Before you could be seen (bleep bleep)
Just a little heartbeat
Going bleep bleep on a screen (bleep bleep)
We have thought about you (bleep bleep)
Before you could be seen (bleep bleep)
Just a little heartbeat
Going bleep bleep on a screen
We have thought about you
Before you could be seen
Just a little heartbeat
Going bleep bleep on a screen

 


 

FIVE MILLION YEARS  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* An edit version of the song was released on the "Half Of The Time" Norwegian promo CD single.
 
* An alternate version of the song was released on the 7-track promo CD of the REASONS TO STAY INDOORS album.
 
 
Hundred million years ago
The dinosaurs
That walked the earth
Were so slow
So slow
Hundred million years ahead
Luchie puts her sleepy son
To bed
To bed
Isn't it a fact
We've a secret pact
You finish off my sentences
You soothe my nervous tendencies
Isn't it a sign
When the stars align
Driving to a shopping mall
No need to buy
We have it all
Hundred million years ago
The dinosaurs
That walked the earth
Were so slow
So slow
Hundred million years ahead
She's landing kisses
On her newborn baby's head
Baby's head
Isn't it a fact
We've a secret pact
You finish off my sentences
You soothe my nervous tendencies
Isn't it a life
You became my wife
I'm hiding in your atmosphere
I'm shooting thru your stratosphere
Isn't it a fact
We've a secret pact
You finish off my sentences
You soothe my nervous tendencies
Isn't it a sign
When the stars align
Driving to a shopping mall
No need to buy
We have it all
Five million years
Five million years

 


 

OVERGROWN  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* An alternate version of the song was released on the 7-track promo CD of the REASONS TO STAY INDOORS album.
 
And he got so low
Lower that a man in China
Jumping in the air
And so hard to know
Whether or not the end was
Drawing near
Oh well
Twentieth century overload's coming thru
All right
Twentieth century overload's getting you
And that's so long ago now
And it's all overgrown somehow
And it got so grey
Greyer than a Monday morning
Going back to work
It was hard to say
Whether or not you're acting
Like a jerk
Oh well
Twentieth century overdrive's coming thru
All right
Twentieth century overload's getting you
And that's so long ago now
And it's all overgrown somehow
Oh well
Twentieth century overdrive's coming thru
All right
Twentieth century overload's coming down on you
And it's so long ago now
And it's all overgrown somehow
And it's so long ago now
And it's all overgrown somehow

 


 

LIMITED EDITION BONUS CD

 


 

YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME (ACOUSTIC VERSION)

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

In the morning

And the air so still

Cars are passing

Beneath my windowsill

Dusty sidewalks, in the afternoon

Coastal mountains, I will be there soon

(You should have told me)

You should have told me

I should have told you, that the dam won't hold

I should have called you, but the line went cold

I should have held you in my arms each night

I should've told you when the time was right

(You should have told me)

You should have told me

Seasons will turn

Never will I learn

Moments will pass

I always think they'll last

You should have told me.

I should have told you, when I had the chance

I should have told you, just the way I planned

Dusty sidewalks in the afternoon,

Coastal mountains, I will be there soon.

(You should have told me)

Seasons will turn

Never will I learn

Moments will pass

I always think they'll last

Moments will pass

Moments will pass

You should have told me

(I should have told you)

You should have told me

(I should have told you)

You should have told me

(I should have told you)

You should have told me

(I should have told you)

 


 

I WOULD NOT CHANGE A THING (ACOUSTIC VERSION)  

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

Everyday, down the street

Where we live

We walk, we talk

Watching each day go by

It may not seem much

From the outside in

But there you are

It doesn't say who we are

And baby

I wouldn't change a thing

You couldn't change a single thing

Without it affecting everything

I wouldn't change a thing

Every week, afternoons

Give or take

We hone our trade

Taping the songs we've made

And at night

When we turn out the light

Next to me

You're watching

A late night show

And I go

(And I go)

I wouldn't change a thing

You couldn't change a single thing

Without it affecting everything

I wouldn't change a thing

Without it affecting everything

You couldn't change a single thing

I wouldn't change a thing

And I go

I wouldn't change a thing

You couldn't change a single thing

Without it affecting everything

I wouldn't change a thing

Everyday, down the street

Where we live

We walk, we talk

Watching each day go by

I wouldn't change a thing

You couldn't change a single thing

Without it affecting everything

I wouldn't change a thing

Without it affecting everything

You couldn't change a single thing

I wouldn't change a thing

You couldn't change a single thing

Without it affecting everything

I wouldn't change a thing

Without it affecting everything

You couldn't change a single thing

 


 

TOTALLY HIDE 

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

Hold your breath now

Hold your breath now

Close your eyes tight

Close your eyes tight

Self-control is a wonderful thing

Self-control leads to many things

Catch me smile a nasty grin

Watch me now as I hold it in

Yeah

Close your eyes tight

Close your eyes tight

Hold your breath now

Hold your breath now

Don’t forget what I could do

I could even swallow you

If you look for me, don’t look far

I am where the wild things are

Yeah

Once again you hear it

Strange you never fear it

Close your eyes tight

Close your eyes tight

Self-control is a wonderful thing

Self-control leads to many things

Catch (Watch) me now as smile inside

Watch me now as I totally hide

 


 

ONCE UPON A YEAR (ACOUSTIC VERSION) 

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

Once upon a year

We had a boy

Our boy

Boy

Once upon a day

It started raining

No complaining

Just rain

Once upon a park

We took a walk

And talked

And talked

Once upon a house

We lived awhile

Inside

In style

I couldn't believe it

I couldn't conceive it

Once upon a year

We had a boy

Our boy

Boy

Once upon a road

We took a drive

To the seaside

For an ocean drive

I couldn't believe it

I couldn't conceive it

What I was about to say

That was not an easy thing to play

What I was about to do

Was to let you know that we both love you

I couldn't believe it

I couldn't conceive it

I couldn't believe it

What I was about to say

That was not an easy thing to play

What I was about to do....

 


 

D.A.R.  

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

(Instrumental)

 

 


 

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