SAVOY

 
01. Empty of feeling
02. Girl one
03. Bovine
04. Whalebone
05. Shooting spree
06. Melanie lied to me
07. Water towers
08. Is my confidence reeling?
09. Rain on your parade
10. Cyna
11. The breakers
12. Isotope
 
LIMITED EDITION BONUS DVD:
13. Isotope (Video)

 

Paul Waaktaar-Savoy: Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion,

Lead Vocal on "Bovine", "Whalebone", "Shooting spree", "Water Towers", "Is My Confidence Reeling?", "The Breakers", "Isotope"

Backing Vocals on "Empty Of Feeling", "Girl One", "Melanie Lied To Me",  "Rain On Your Parade", "Cyna"

 

Lauren Waaktaar-Savoy: Lead Vocal on "Empty Of Feeling", "Girl One", "Whalebone", "Melanie Lied To Me", "Rain On Your Parade", "Cyna","Isotope"

Backing Vocals on "Bovine", "Shooting spree", "Water Towers", "Is My Confidence Reeling?", "The Breakers"

 
Frode Unneland: Drums and Backing vocals
 
Guest Musicians:
 

Robert gurås: wild guitar

 
Geir sundstøl: pedal steel

 

jørun bøgeberg: bass
 
Per lindvall: drum fills
 

James and timothy roven: strings

 
hågen rørma: harmonica
 
sölvguttene boys choir: vocals
 
Jimmy Grecco: Lead Vocals
 
tracks 1, 4, 5 & 9 produced by savoy and frode jacobsen
All other tracks produced by savoy
 
mixed by john agnello, rod hui, michael brauer, michael ilbert, head
 
recorded and edited by george tanderø, mike hartung, rod hui and paul waaktaar-savoy
 
mastered by vlado meller at sony studios, nYC

 


 
EMPTY OF FEELING 

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

* An edit version of the song was released on the "Empty Of Feelings" Norwegian promo CD single.

 

 

Yeah

I wake you up in the morning

Just to ask if I'm empty and boring

You shake me up in the evening

Just to ask if I'm empty of feeling

I, I know you do it good

I, I know you do it good

You sit me down on a green lawn

I'm getting tired of your voice-tone

I'm tryin' hard to be creative

Still you're acting like we're related

I, I know you make it good

I, I know you make it good

You told me once as we held hands

I was your connection to the main land

Empty of feeling... Empty of feeling...

Empty of feeling... Empty of feeling...

Empty of feeling... Empty of feeling...

Empty of feeling... Empty of feeling...

I, I know you do it good

I, I know you do it good

Yeah

I wake you up in the morning

Just to ask if I'm empty and boring

You shake me up in the evening

When you ask if I'm empty of feeling

I, I know you do it good

I, I know you do it good

I, I know you do it good

I, I know you do it good

I, I know you do it good... Empty of feeling...

I, I know you do it good... Empty of feeling...

Empty of feeling... Empty of feeling...

 


 
GIRL ONE 

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

Girl one

Talk to me

How've we doin' so far?

I'm fine honesty

Ever read the Bell Jar?

Dum di dum di da da

Girl one (Girl one)

Girl one

Trip me up

Drag me down and then pick me up

Girl one, always there

Always Jewish with curly hair

Dum di dum di da da

Girl one (Girl one)

Girl one (Girl one)

Sunday I got so bored

Down at South street seaport

Friends in town we had to

Show 'em around

Rolls of film later

I say do me a favour

Tell me are we done here, please!!

Sunday I got so bored

Down at South street seaport

Tell me are we done here, please!!

Girl one

Movin' on

How've we doing today?

I'm fine, honestly

What do you want me to say?

Dum di dum di da da

Girl one (Girl one)

Girl one (Girl one)

Girl one (Girl one)

Girl one (Girl one)

Girl one (Girl one)

Girl one (Girl one)

Girl one (Girl one)

Girl one (Girl one)

Girl one (Girl one)

Girl one (Girl one)

Girl one (Girl one)

Girl one (Girl one)

Girl one (Girl one)

 


 
BOVINE 

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

I must've been half-baked

Tryin' to work the land

I must've been some sight

A shovel in my hand

If you could've seen me

Turning over dirt

I gotta be crazy

For taking on the work

I gotta be crazy

For taking on the work

I must've been out there

For taking no advice

I used to be laid-back

And to be precise

I like a late morning

To rest my weary head

You have to be gifted

To get me out of bed

You have to be gifted

To get me out of bed

I don't care if you give it away

Give it away

And I'm there

I'm digging my heels in

I swore I never quit

I got me a bovine

To make it look legit

I got a sheep dog

And a bent up truck

I couldn't do better

To get me thru the muck

I couldn't do better

To get me thru the muck

I have until Monday

To make a little sense

I got until Tuesday

To present my full defense

I'm betting the farm on

I'm gonna lose my shirt

I have to be crazy

For taking on the work

Apart from a bovine

I own a piece of dirt

I don't mind if you give it away

Give it away

And you...

Give it away

And you're mine

 


 
WHALEBONE  
(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* An edit version of the song was released on the "Whalebone" Norwegian promo CD single.
 
 
Don't ask questions you don't want to know

Don't ask for reasons, I will let it show

You gotta know by now how I feel

You gotta know how it feels

Oh, weeping night

Oh, grieving sky

Oh, rabbit wind

You just flew by

Oh, grant me this

Some small reward

I need to make sense of it all

And we can walk down by the beach

Into the sand we will reach

A whalebone washed on the shore

Like knowledge gained you can't ignore

Don't ask questions you don't want to know

Don't ask for reasons, better let it go

You gotta know by now how it feels

You gotta know how it feels

Can't believe the things we said and did, only yesterday

I don't wanna make too big a deal over yesterday

Gotta know how it feels

Oh, weeping night

Oh, grieving sky

Oh, rabbit wind

You just flew by

Oh, grant me this

Some small reward

I need to make sense of it all

And we can walk down by the beach

Into the sand we will reach

A whalebone washed on the shore

Like knowledge gained you can't ignore

Don't ask questions...

 


 
SHOOTING SPREE

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

Got out of bed with

Things in my head

I said to myself

Be good to yourself

You have to be

Who else will be?

The neighbour next door

His wife left for more

He sits in his chair

And watches the war

You have to be

You have to see

How... How days can turn so sad

Everyone... Come on, come on...

Everyone... Can't you see right through it?...

Everyone... Come on, come on...

Everyone... Can't you see right...

Man on the roof

Kills everyone that gets

In the line of him and his gun

Then shoots himself

When he's done

Could one foresee

Where it would lead

A schoolyard dispute

Turns into a high school shooting spree

Tragically

Ah, how days an turn so sad

And strip you of

All that's glad

Everyone... Come on, come on...

Everyone... Can't you see right through it?...

Everyone... Come on, come on...

Everyone... Can't you see right through it?...

Everyone... Come on, come on...

Everyone... Can't you see right through it?...

Everyone... Come on, come on...

Everyone... Can't you see right through it?...

Everyone... (Everyone...)

Come on, come on... (Come on, come on...)

Everyone... Can't you see right through it?...

Everyone... (Everyone...)

Come on, come on... (Come on, come on...)

Everyone... Can't you see right through it?...

 


 
MELANIE LIED TO ME

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

Melanie, you lied to me

You showed me things you

Knew I wasn't meant to see

Melanie, like you cared

You told me things you

Knew I wasn't meant to hear

Make it go away

Make it go away

Make it go away

Yeah

Melanie lied to me

Everything we shared

It meant so much to me

When you looked me in the eyes

It dawned on me

It never really mattered much to you

It never really mattered much to you

Melanie...so unaware

A quality that I mistook for sweet and rare

Melanie, in the end

What we had isn't coming round again

You made it go away

You made it go away

You made it go away

Yeah

Melanie lied to me

Every time we talked

It meant the world to me

When you shut me out

It took a while to see

You never needed much from me

You never really

Wanted much from me

You never really

Wanted much from me

You never really

Wanted much from me

Melanie... Melanie...

Everything we shared

It meant so much to me

When you looked me in the eyes

It dawned on me

It never really mattered much to you

It never really mattered much to you

You never really

Wanted much from me

Melanie, you lied to me

 


 
WATER TOWERS

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

Just a chilly winter day

I love to see New York this way

It's a Wednesday morning

Seven 'o five

January's almost done

Water towers and

The snow on the ground

Always something going on

Just the usual winter storm

Nothing bigger than the norm

I last let 'em greet me

One at a time

I don't have to see that change

Water towers and a bird on a line

Right beneath my window pane

Just a chilly winter day

Ask me nicely

And I'll stay

 


 
IS MY CONFIDENCE REELING?

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

What's the point of doing cart wheels in the sun?

Gaze the rain washed hill

And wish for things undone!

Is it over yet?

When's it gonna end?

Is my confidence reeling?

Is my confidence reeling?

It's not hard to feel outside from it all

It's not hard to stay cold and uninvolved

But with each new day I feel less inclined

Is my confidence reeling?

Is my confidence reeling?

I should've been of help and

Mindful to your needs

Will the pangs of guilt ease if

I'm on my knees

Tell me what to do

Tell me what to say

Send my confidence reeling

Send my confidence reeling

And I know just what you'll say

Yes it happens every day

To one you met along the way

And I know just what will be

So wonderful to see it somehow

Some place later we could meet

What's the point of writing songs

That no one hears

Little wave of sounds falling on deaf ears

All the care and thought

Was it all for naught

Or is my confidence reeling?

Is my confidence reeling?

Is my confidence reeling?

 


 
RAIN ON YOUR PARADE

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

Head high

You strike a weighty pose

You say: "c'mon gather 'round"

The playback is filling up the room

That up-with-people sound

That up-with-people-sound

I don't want to rain on your parade

In light of all the hopes

And all the plans

That you have made

I don't want to rain on your parade

But watch me anyway, yeah

Watch me anyway, yeah

Take a good look where we are

(Take a good look where we are)

Damn right, I wanted more!

(Damn right, I wanted more!)

Like everything we worked for

I don't want to rain on your parade

But there's just something

'bout your face

That rubs me the wrong way

I don't wanna rain on your parade

But watch me anyway, yeah

Watch me anyway, yeah

I don't want to rain on your parade

In light of all the hopes

And all the plans

That you have made

I don't want to rain on your parade

But watch me anyway, yeah

Watch me anyway, yeah

I don't want to rain on your parade

In light of all the hopes

And all the plans

That you have made

I don't want to rain on your parade

But watch me anyway, yeah

Watch me anyway, yeah

I don't want to rain on your parade

I don't want to rain on your parade

I don't want to rain on your parade

 


 
CYNA

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

Everyday I'm wishing the clouds away

Over you, everyday

Pull your face out from the shade

Into the sun, sun, sun

La la la la la...and all it ever was

La la la la...

Is all that it will be

Everyday I'm wishing us far away

From this place, everyday

You with me and I with you

In the sun.. sun... sun... sun...

La la la la la... and all we ever got

La la la la...

is all we'll ever have

You with me and I with you

In the sun.. sun... sun... sun...

La la la la la... and everything we got

La la la la...

Is everything we'll have

Everyday...

Everyday...

Everyday...

 


 
THE BREAKERS

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

I can still recall the time, sitting in the sand

And watch the breakers as they roll upon the shore

You just walked right up to me, having asked around

You've had no takers to take you

Far away from here

Then I come along to hold your hand

Everything is up, and it's alright, cause I feel

The engine pulling us towards a new day's light

Everything is down and it's ok, cause I feel the engine

Humming and it's taking us away

I've been seeing you around sitting in the sand

And watching breakers as they roll upon the shore

You always have your friends around, but something

You should know, I think they're fakers

I'm the only one you need

Here I come along to hold your hand

Everything is off, but that's just fine cause

I see the engine running down the straight white line

Everything goes wrong, but that's alright

Because I hear the engine humming as it penetrates

The night

Where do we go from here?

Stepping into mid-air

How do we work it out?

Where do we check our doubts?

Everything is up, and it's alright, cause I feel

The engine pulling us towards a new day's light

Everything is down and it's ok, cause I feel the engine

Humming and it's taking us away

That's just fine cause

I see the engine running down the straight white line

Everything goes wrong, but that's alright

Because I hear the engine humming as it penetrates

The night

 


 
ISOTOPE

(Lauren & Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

Dead of the winter

Snow gently falling

Stillness surrounds us

Church bells are calling

Out in the distance

Cuts through the grey cloud,

I couldn't live here now

But maybe one day

Maybe someday soon

Dead of the winter

Tracks in the new snow

See where they lead to

See where they will go

Into the forest

Somebody's waiting

I wouldn't go there now

You do what you want

You do or you don't

Your call

Carbon emissions

De-forestation

Antarctic warning

Land degradation

Fuel-wood consumption

Urbanization

Carbon emissions

Dead of the winter

De-forestation

Snow gently falling

Antarctic warning

Stillness surround, us

Land degradation

Church bells are calling

Fuel-wood consumption

Out in the distance

Urbanization

Cuts through the grey cloud,

I couldn't live here now

But maybe one day

Maybe someday

But maybe one day

Maybe someday

But maybe one day

Maybe someday soon

 


 

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