THE SINGLES 1984 / 2004

 
01. Take On Me
02. The Sun Always Shines On T.V. (Single Edit)
03. Train Of Thought (7" Remix)
04. Hunting High And Low (7" Remix)
05. I've Been Losing You
06. Cry Wolf
07. Manhattan Skyline (Single Edit)
08. The Living Daylights (7" Version)
09. Stay On These Roads
10. Touchy! (Single Mix / Edit)
11. Crying In The Rain
12. Move To Memphis (Single Version)
13. Dark Is The Night For All
14. Shapes That Go Together
15. Summer Moved On (Radio Edit)
16. Minor Earth Major Sky (Niven's Radio Edit)
17. Velvet
18. Forever Not Yours
19. Lifelines (Album Version edit)

 

Mags (Magne Furuholmen): Keyboards, vocals

Morten Harket: Vocals

PŚl Waaktaar: Guitars, vocals

 

 
TAKE ON ME  
(Words: Morten Harket / Magne Furuholmen / Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
(Music: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy / Magne Furuholmen)
 
We're talking away
I don't know what
I'm to say I'll say it anyway
Today's another day to find you
Shying away
I'll be coming for your love, OK?
Take on me (Take on me)
Take me on (Take on me)
I'll be gone
In a day or two
So needless to say
I'm odds and ends
But I'm me
Stumbling away
Slowly learning that life is OK.
Say after me
It's no better to be safe than sorry
Take on me (Take on me)
Take me on (Take on me)  
I'll be gone
In a day or two
Oh the things that you say
Is it life
Just to play my worries away
You're all the things I've got to remember
You're shying away
I'll be coming for you anyway
Take on me (Take on me)
Take me on (Take on me)  
I'll be gone
In a day or two
(Take on me - Take on me)
(Take me on - Take on me)
I'll be gone (Take on me - Take on me)
In a day or two (Take me on - Take on me)
(Take on me - Take on me)
(Take me on - Take on me)
(Take on me...)
 

 
THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V. (Single Edit) 
(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Touch me
How can it be
Believe me
The sun always shines on T.V.
Hold me
Close to your heart
Touch me
And give all your love to me
To me...
I reached inside myself
And found nothing there
To ease the pressure of
My ever worrying mind

Wo-ohhh

All my powers waste away
I fear the crazed and lonely looks
The mirror's sending me

Wo-ohhh

These Days
Touch me
How can it be
Believe me
The sun always shines on T.V.
Hold me
Close to your heart
Touch me
And give all your love to me
Please don't ask me to defend
The shameful lowlands
Of the way I'm drifting
Gloomily through time
Wo-ohhhhh
(Touch me)
I reached inside myself today
(Give all your love)
Thinking there's got to be some way
To keep my troubles distant
Touch me
How can it be
Believe me
The sun always shines on T.V.
Hold me
Close to your heart
Touch me
And give all your love to me
Hold me
Close to your heart
Touch me
And give all your love to me (To me)
To me...

 


 
TRAIN OF THOUGHT (7" Remix) 
(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
He likes to have the morning paper's
Crossword solved
Hey!
Words go up words come down
Forwards backwards twisted round
He grabs a pile of letters from a small suitcase
Disappears into an office
It's another working day
And his thoughts are full of strangers
Corridors of naked lights
And his mind once full of reason
Now there's more than meets the eye
Now a stranger's face he carries with him
He likes a bit of reading on the subway home
Oooooo
A distant radio's whistling tunes that nobody knows
At home a house awaits him, He unlocks the door
Thinking once there was a sea here
But there never was a door
And his thoughts are full of strangers
And his eyes too numb to see
And nothing that he knows of
And nowhere where he's been
Was never quite like this
Yeah
Hey!
Wo-Oh Wo-Oh
And his thoughts are full of strangers
Corridors of naked lights
And his mind once full of reason
Now there's more than meets the eye
Now a stranger's face he carries with him
And at heart
He's full of strangers
Dodging on his train of thought
Train of thought
Dodging on his train of thought
 

 
HUNTING HIGH AND LOW (7" Remix)  
(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Here I am
And within the reach of my hands
She's sound asleep and she's sweeter now
Than the wildest dream could have seen her
And I watch her slipping away
Though I know I'll be hunting high and low
High
There's no end to the lengths I'll go to
Hunting high and low
High
There's no end to lengths I'll go
To find her again
Upon this my dreams are depending
Through the dark
I sense the pounding of her heart
Next to mine
She's the sweetest love I could find
So I guess I'll be hunting high and low
High
There's no end to the lengths I'll go to
High and low
High
Do you know what it means to love you
I'm hunting high and low
And now she's telling me she's got to go away
I'll always be hunting high and low
Only for you (And now she's telling me)
Watch me tearing myself to pieces
Hunting high and low
High
There's no end to the lengths I'll go to
Oh, for you I'll be hunting high and low
 

 
I'VE BEEN LOSING YOU  
(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)  
 
It wasn't the rain that washed away...
Rinsed out the colours of your eyes
Putting the gun down on the bedside table
I must have realised
It wasn't the rain
That made no difference
And I could have sworn it wasn't me
Yet I did it all so coldly
Almost slowly
Plain for all to see
Oh c'mon please now
Talk to me
Tell me things I could find helpful
How can I stop now...
Is there nothing I can do
I have lost my way
I've been losing you
Hey...
I can still hear our screams competing
You're hissing your S's like a snake
Now in the mirror stands
Half a man
I thought no one could break
It wasn't the rain
That made no difference
Nervously drumming on: Run away
But I want the guilt to get me
Thoughts to wreck me
Preying on my mind
So, please now
Talk to me
Tell me things I could find helpful
For how can I stop now...
Is there nothing I can do
I have lost my way
I've been losing you
Please now
Talk to me
Tell me things I could find helpful
For how can I stop now...
Is there nothing I can do
Please now
Talk to me
Oh, tell me what to do (Helpful)
For how can I stop now...
Is there nothing I can do
I have lost my way
I've been losing you  
You
I've been losing you
You
I've been losing you
(Talk to me)
(Run away... Run away...)
Run away !
 

 
CRY WOLF  
(Words: Magne Furuholmen / Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
(Music: Magne Furuholmen)
 
"You know
Night I left the city,
I dreamt of a wolf..."
Oooh
He came from where the winds are cold
And truth is seen through keyholes
Strange longings that'll never sleep
Oh, now he's come where no hearts beat
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry now
You can start, but you cannot stop
You give in, but you can't give up
You can tell all your desperate jokes
To a world that puts
Your love on hold
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry now
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry  
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry now  
"I dreamt of a wolf"
"You know"
"The wolf"
The sunken-in eyes
And the pain in his cries
A shape in the dark...
Cry!
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry now
Now!
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry now
Cry!
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry now
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry now
Cry!
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry now
Cry wolf Oooh
Time to worry now
Cry wolf Oooooooooh
Cry wolf Oooooooooh
 

 
MANHATTAN SKYLINE (Single Edit) 
(Words: Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
(Music: Magne Furuholmen / Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)  
 
We sit and watch umbrellas fly
I'm trying to keep my newspaper dry
I hear myself say,
"My boat's leaving now"
So we shake hands and cry
Now I must wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
(Wave goodbye)
You know
I don't want to cry again
Don't want to cry again
I don't want to say goodbye
Don't ever want to cry again
I don't want to run away
I don't want to race this pain
I'll never see your face again
Oh but how
How can you say
That I didn't try...
No...
I leave to their goodbyes
I've come to depend on the look in their eyes
My blood's sweet for pain
The wind and the rain bring back words of a song
And they say wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
(Wave goodbye)
But you know
I don't want to fall again
I don't want to know this pain
I don't want another friend
I don't want to try again
Don't ever want to see you hurt
Don't let me see you hurt
I don't want to cry again
I'll never see your face again
How can you say
That I didn't try
You know I did
(I don't want to cry again)
So I read to myself
A chance of a lifetime to see new horizons
On the front page
A black and white picture of
Manhattan Skyline
 

 
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (7" Version) 
(John Barry / Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Hey driver, where're we going
I swear my nerves are showing
Set my hopes up way too high
The living's in the way we die
Comes the morning and the headlights fade in rain
Hundred thousand people... I'm the one they frame
I've been waiting long for one of us to say
Save the darkness and let it never fade away
In the living daylights
Ahhh
The living daylights (The living daylights)
All right, hold on tighter now
It's down, down to the wire
Set your hopes up way too high
The living's in the way we die
Comes the morning and the headlights fade away
Hundred thousand changes... everything's the same
I've been waiting long for one of us to say
Save the darkness and let it never fade away
In the living daylights
Ahhh
The living daylights (The living daylights)
Ahhh
The living daylights (The living daylights)
Comes the morning and the headlights fade away
Hundred thousand people...I'm the one they blame
In the living daylights
Ahhh
The living daylights (The living daylights)
Ahhh
The living daylights (The living daylights)
(The living daylights)
Set your hopes up way too high
(The living daylights)
The living's in the way we die
(The living daylights)
Set your hopes up way too high
(The living daylights)
The living's in the way we die
(The living daylights)
Set your hopes up way too high
(The living daylights)
The living's in the way we die
 

 
STAY ON THESE ROADS 
(Morten Harket / Magne Furuholmen / Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
The cold has a voice
It talks to me
Stillborn, by choice
And it airs no need
To hold
Old man feels the cold...
Oh baby don't
'cause I've been told
Stay on these roads
We shall meet, I know
Stay on... my love
We shall meet, I know
I know
Where joy should reign
These skies restrain
ĎShadow your love...'
The voice trails off again
The voice trails off again  
Old man feels the cold
Oh baby don't
'cause I've been told
Stay on these roads
We shall meet, I know
Stay on... my love
You feel so weak, be strong
Stay on, stay on
We shall meet, I know
I know, my love, I know
Feel the cold
Winter's gone and I'm at home
Stay on these roads
We shall meet, I know
Stay on... my love
We will meet, I know
So stay on...
I know
Stay my love... Stay on...
We will meet, I know
I know... I know...
 

 
TOUCHY! (Single Mix Edit) 
(Morten Harket / Magne Furuholmen / Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Hey!
C'mon, c'mon...
Donna found us in her slow and dreamy way
I can't hear a word the waiter says
She's looking older now...
The colour of her hair
She walks into the room too pleased to find me there
Me I'm touchy - Touchy you
Me I'm touchy
And you know what to do
Me I'm touchy
Touchy, touchy you
Me I'm touchy and you know what to do
Both of us together in a room by ourselves
I sneeze to look around, but there's no escape
What can I do, what can I say
She's waiting for this moment to explain itself
Me I'm touchy - Touchy you
Me I'm touchy
And you know what to do
Me I'm touchy
Touchy, touchy you
Touching love is the best I can do
Hey, this time you've gone too far
You know how touchy we are
Hey, this time you've gone too far
C'mon, c'mon, don't you know I'm touchy?
You know how touchy we are
Donna found me in her slow and dreamy way
Now she reads me what the papers say
The way she laughs at what I do
I'm waiting for this moment to explain itself through
Me I'm touchy - Touchy you
Me I'm touchy
And you know what to do
Me I'm touchy
Touchy, touchy you
Touching love is the best I can do
Hey, this time you've gone too far
You know how touchy we are
Hey, this time you've gone too far
C'mon, c'mon, don't you know I'm touchy?
You know how touchy we are
Sha-la-la
Oh Yeah
Oh yeah... yeah...
Hey, this time you've gone too far
Don't you know I'm touchy?
You know how touchy we are
Hey, this time you've gone too far
C'mon, c'mon, don't you know I'm touchy?
You know how touchy we are
Yeah yeah... Yeah Yeah...
Yeah yeah... Yeah Yeah...
Yeah yeah... Yeah Yeah...
Me I'm touchy - Touchy you
Me I'm touchy
Know what to do
Me I'm touchy
Touchy, touchy you
Me I'm touchy
Best I can do
C'mon, c'mon
Touchy... You
Touchy
Best I can do, yeah
Touchy...
C'mon, c'mon
You
 

 
CRYING IN THE RAIN
(Howard Greenfield / Carole King)
 
I'll never let you see
The way my broken heart is hurting me
I've got my pride and I know how to hide
All the sorrow and pain
I'll do my crying in the rain
If I wait for stormy skies
You won't know the rain from the tears in my eyes
You'll never know that I still love you
Only  heartaches remain
I'll do my crying in the rain
Raindrops falling from heaven
Could never take away my misery
But since we're not together
I've prayed for stormy weather
To hide these tears I hope you'll never see
Someday when my crying's done
I'm gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
I may be a fool
But till then, darling, you'll never see me complain
I'll do my crying in the rain
Ohhhh
since we're not together
I've prayed for stormy weather
To hide these tears I hope you'll never see
Someday when my crying's done
I'm gonna wear a smile and walk in the sun
I may be a fool
But till then, darling, you'll never see me complain
I'll do my crying in the rain
I'll do my crying in the rain
I'll do my crying in the rain
 

 
MOVE TO MEMPHIS (Single Version) 
(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy / Magne Furuholmen)
 
Aaaaahhhhhh
Yeah
Hmmm
Yeah
Walked around no one around
You were the one who taught me better
This old town brings me down
You were the one who told me
You've got to
Move to Memphis
That's what I'll do
Gonna move to Memphis and follow you
Trace that highway
Down to your doorway
I'm gonna move to Memphis and be with you
Yeah
On the day you walked away
I was the one who said
You'd better stick around stay in town
You were the one who told me
You've got to
Move to Memphis
That's what I'll do
Chase the shadow that follows you
Take that highway
Down to your doorway
I'm gonna move to Memphis
And be with you
I'm gonna be with you
I'm gonna be with you
I'm gonna move to Memphis
I'm gonna be with you
I'm gonna be with you
I'm gonna move to Memphis
Huh
Move to Memphis
That's what I'll do
Chase the shadow that follows you
Take that highway
Down to your doorway
I'm gonna move to Memphis
To be with you
That's what I'll do
Chase the shadow that follows you
Take that highway
Down to your doorway
I'm gonna move to Memphis
Follow you
That's what I'll do
Take that highway
To your doorway
I'm gonna move to Memphis
 

 
DARK IS THE NIGHT FOR ALL
(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
It's time we said goodbye
Time now to decide
Oh don't you feel so small
Dark is the night for all
It's time we moved out West
Yes, this time will be the best
And when the evenings fall
Dark is the night for all
It's time...yeah, to break free
It's time to pull away
For you and for me
Oh, yeah
To break free
It's time... yeah, to break free
We need to celebrate the mystery
It's time we said goodbye
It's time for you and I
Oh don't you feel so small
Dark is the night for all
Time
Time
 

 
SHAPES THAT GO TOGETHER  
(Magne Furuholmen / Paul Waaktaar)

 

When you were wrapped in tangles
I was free
And when you were undecided
I believed
It's alright, tonight
On a deep blue mountain high
We're shapes that go together
You and I
When you were filled with longing
I belonged
And when you were weak from trying
I was strong
But it's alright, tonight
On a deep blue mountain high
We're shapes that go together
You and I
Shapes that go together
You and I
Alright
Childhood winters
Come to me
Whisper softly
So tenderly
Hey...
I know, I walked twenty five miles to hold you
Just to find you'd moved away
When you were wrapped in tangles
I was free
And when you were almost blinded
I could see
But it's alright, tonight
On a deep blue mountain high
We're shapes that go together
You and I
Shapes that go together
You and I
You and I (Shapes that go together)
You and I (Shapes that go together)
(Shapes that go together)
We go together (Shapes that go together)
You and I (Shapes that go together)
(The shapes that go together)
When you were wrapped in tangles (Shapes that go together)
I was free (Shapes that go together)
Free (Shapes that go together)
 

 
SUMMER MOVED ON (Radio Edit)
(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Summer moved on
And the way it goes
You can't tag along
Honey moved out
And the way it went
Leaves no doubt
Moments will pass
In the morning light
I found out
Seasons can't last
And there's just one thing
Left to ask
Stay, don't just walk away
And leave me another day
A day just like today
With nobody else around
Friendships move on
Until the day
You can't get along
Handshakes unfold
And the way it goes
No one knows
Moments will pass
In the morning light
I found out
Reasons can't last
So there's just one thing
Left to ask
Stay, don't just walk away
And leave me another day
A day just like today
With nobody else around
Reasons can't last
And there's just one thing
Left to ask
Stay, don't just walk away
And leave me another day
A day just like today
With nobody else around
Summer moved on
 

 
MINOR EARTH - MAJOR SKY (Niven's Radio Edit)  
(Magne Furuholmen / Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
I can't see me in this empty place
Just another lonely face
I can't see me here in outer space
It's so hard to leave a trace
And I try and I try and I try
But it never comes out right
Yes I try and I try and I try
But I never get it right
It's a
Minor Earth - Major Sky
Minor Earth - Major Sky (It's a major major sky)
Minor Earth - Major Sky (It's a major major sky)
I can't see me in this lonely town
Not a friendly face around
Can you hear me when I speak out loud
Hear my voice above the crowd
And I try and I try and I try
But it never comes out right
Yes I try and I try and I try
But I never get it right
It's a
Minor Earth - Major Sky
Minor Earth - Major Sky (It's a major major sky)
Minor Earth - Major Sky (It's a major major sky)
And I try and I try and I try
But it never comes out right
Yes I try and I try and I try
But I never get it right
It's a
Minor Earth - Major Sky
Minor Earth - Major Sky (It's a major major sky)
Minor Earth - Major Sky (It's a major major sky)
Minor Earth - Major Sky (It's a major major sky)
Minor Earth - Major Sky (It's a major major sky)
 

 

VELVET  
(Lauren Savoy / Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Her skin is like velvet
Her face cut from stone
Her eyes when she's smiling
Will never reach home
But hear how she sings
Her touch would be tender
Her lips would be warm
But when we're together
I'm always alone
But hear how she sings
But hear how she sings
But hear how she sings
Her skin is like velvet
So I went to her home
Her place like a palace
With things you can't own
Her skin is like velvet
But hear how she sings
But hear how she sings...
Oooohhh...
 

 
FOREVER NOT YOURS
(Music: Magne Furuholmen / Morten Harket)
(Words: Morten Harket / Ole Sverre Olsen)
 
Hold me tight
This is a lonely night
And Iíve hurt you baby
Because you are my light
You make me strong
Just like you make me weak
When your hands reach out for me
Even in your sleep
Iíll soon be gone now
Forever not yours
It wonít be long now
Forever not yours
Memories
They keep coming through
The good ones hurt more
Than the bad ones do
The days were high
And the nights were deep
And I miss you baby
I miss you baby
Iíll soon be gone now
Forever not yours
It wonít be long now
Forever not yours
Iíll soon be gone now
It wonít be long now
Forever not
Forever not yours
Iíll soon be gone now
Forever not yours
It wonít be long now
Forever not yours
Forever not yours
Iíll soon be gone now (Soon I'll be gone)
Forever not yours
It wonít be long now
Forever not yours
Forever not yours
Iíll soon be gone now (Soon I'll be gone)
Forever not yours
Forever not yours
It wonít be long now
 

 
LIFELINES (Album Version Edit)
(Magne Furuholmen)
 
One time to know that itís real
One time to know how it feels
Thatís all
One call Ė your voice on the phone
One place Ė a moment alone
Thatís all
What do you see?
What do you know?
One sign?
What do I do?
Just follow your lifelines through
What if it hurts?
What then?
What do we do?
What do you say?
Donít throw your lifelines away
Donít throw your lifelines away
One time Ė just once in my life
Yeah
One time Ė to know it can happen twice
One shot of a clear blue sky
One look Ė I see no reasons why we canít
One chance to go back
To the point where everything starts
One chance to keep it together
When things fall apart
One sign to make us believe itís true
What do you see?
Where do we go?
One sign?
How do we grow?
By letting your lifelines show
What if we do?
What after now?
What do you say?
How do I know?
Donít let your lifeline go
Donít let your lifeline go
Aaaaahhhhh
Don't let your lifeline go

 


 

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