STAY ON THESE ROADS

  DELUXE EDITION ORIGINAL RELEASE
  2015 1988
     
  All tracks have been remastered  
     
 

DISC 1:

 
01. Stay On These Roads 01. Stay On These Roads 01. Stay On These Roads
02. The Blood That Moves The Body 02. The Blood That Moves The Body 02. The Blood That Moves The Body
03. Touchy! 03. Touchy! 03. Touchy!
04. This Alone Is Love 04. This Alone Is Love 04. This Alone Is Love
05. Hurry Home 05. Hurry Home 05. Hurry Home
06. The Living Daylights 06. The Living Daylights 06. The Living Daylights
07. There's Never A Forever Thing 07. There's Never A Forever Thing 07. There's Never A Forever Thing
08. Out Of Blue Comes Green 08. Out Of Blue Comes Green 08. Out Of Blue Comes Green
09. You Are The One 09. You Are The One 09. You Are The One
10. You'll End Up Crying 10. You'll End Up Crying 10. You'll End Up Crying
 

11. Stay On These Roads (12" Extended version)

 
  12. You Are The One (12" Extended Remix)  
 

13. The Living Daylights (12" Extended version)

 
  14. The Blood That Moves The Body (12" Extended version)  
 

15. Touchy! (Go-Go Mix)

 
     

The Demos

DISC 2:

 
Vocal 16. Stay On These Roads (Early Version)  
11. Cold River (1987 Demo) 17. The Blood That Moves The Body (Demo)  
12. Cold River (1987 TV Demo) 18. Touchy! (Original Mix)  
13. Hurry Home (Demo) 19. This Alone Is Love (Demo)  
14. Sail On My Love (Writing Session) 20. You Are The One (Early Version)  
15. Stay On These Roads (Early Version) 21. Cold River (1987 Demo)  
16. The Living Daylights (Demo) 22. Hurry Home (Demo)  
17. The Blood That Moves The Body (Demo) 23. I'll Never Find You In This Streetful City (Demo)  
18. There's Never A Forever Thing (Demo) 24. The Living Daylights (Demo)  

19. There's Never A Forever Thing (Demo - Alternate Mix)

25. There's Never A Forever Thing (Demo)  
20. This Alone Is Love (Demo) 26. Out Of Blue Comes Green (Alternate Mix)  
21. Thus Ended Our Love Affair (Demo) 27. You'll End Up Crying (Demo)  
22. Touchy! (Demo) 28. You Are The One (Alternate Version)  

23. Touchy! (Demo - Alternate Mix)

29. Touchy! (Demo)  

24. Touchy! (Demo - Alternate Mix 2)

30. Umbrella (Rendezvous Demo)  
25. Touchy! (Original Mix) 31. Thus Ended Our Love Affair (Demo)  
26. Umbrella (Rendezvous Demo) 32. There's Never A Forever Thing (Acoustic Version)  
27. Umbrella (Telephone - Alternate Mix) 33. Evitar (Demo)  
28. You Are The One (Demo) 34. You Are The One (Demo)  
29. You Are The One (Early Version) 35. Sail On My Love (Writing Session)  
30. You'll End Up Crying (Demo)    
31. You'll End Up Crying (Demo - Alternate Mix)    
     
Instrumental    
32. Evitar (Demo)    
33. I'll Never Find You In This Streetful City (Demo)    
34. There's Never A Forever Thing (Demo - Instrumental)    

35. Touchy! (Demo - Instrumental)

   
36. You'll End Up Crying (Demo - Instrumental)    
     
Instrumental with backing vocals    
37. There's Never A Forever Thing (Demo - Instrumental With Harmonies)    

38. Touchy! (Demo - Instrumental With Harmonies)

   
39. You'll End Up Crying (Demo - Instrumental With Harmonies)    
     

Remixes & B-Sides

   
40. Out Of Blue Comes Green (Alternate Mix)    
41. Soft Rains Of April (Original Mix)    
42. Stay On These Roads (12" Extended version)    
43. Stay On These Roads (U.S. Promo 7" Edit)    
44. The Blood That Moves The Body (12" Extended version)    

45. The Living Daylights (7" Version)

   

46. The Living Daylights (7" Version instrumental)

   
47. The Living Daylights (12" Extended version)    
48. There's Never A Forever Thing (Acoustic Version)    

49. Touchy! (DJ-Edit)

   

50. Touchy! (Go-Go Mix)

   
51. You Are The One (7" Remix / Justin Strauss 7" Remix)    
52. You Are The One (12" Extended Remix / Justin Strauss 12" Extended Remix)    
52. You Are The One (Alternate Version)    
54. You Are The One (Instrumental version)    

55. You Are The One (Justin Strauss Dub Remix)

   
     
Drafts    
The Umbrella    

Touchy! (Early Draft)

   

 

Mags (Magne Furuholmen): Keyboards, vocals

Morten Harket: Vocals

Pål Waaktaar: Guitars, vocals

 

Additional Musicians:

 
Ben Robbins, Steve Sidwell, Ann Dudley,
Randy Hope Taylor, Kick Horns,
Øystein "Einstein" Jevanord
 
Produced by Alan Tarney
 
Mixed by John Hudson
 
Engineered by Gerry Kitchingham

 


 
STAY ON THESE ROADS 
(Morten Harket / Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
 
* Note: The single version (released on both 7" record and 3" CD single) of the song is the same as the album version.
 
 
 
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
'Shadow 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...
 

 
THE BLOOD THAT MOVES THE BODY 
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
* Note: The single version (released on both 7" record and 3" CD single) of the song is the same as the album version.
 
 
It's the way we feel
Tonight
As if it's all unreal
All right
My love, won't you come back to
Our love, you know I'll react to
The blood that moves my body
Now covers the ground
The blood that moves the body
The blood that moves the body
There's nowhere to go
Tonight
Lend some warmth to our cold
And lonely lives
Red stains on 'Eyes Of A Blue Dog'
My pains fade as the interiors fog
The blood that moves my body
Now colours the ground
The blood that moves the body
The blood that moves the body
Not long ago
It hurt us so
A tremble through our lives
The love and care...
The way we were
Now, lost its way at nights
It's the way we feel
Tonight
Yeah
My body... my body... my body...
The blood that moves the body 
The blood that moves the body 
Not long ago 
It hurt us so 
A tremble through our lives 
The love and care... 
The way we were 
Now, lost its way at nights 
It's the way we feel 
Tonight
Lend some warmth to our cold 
And lonely lives 
My love, won't you come back to 
Our love, you know we'll react to 
The blood that moved our bodies 
Now covers the ground... 
Now, now covers the ground 
Covers the ground (The blood that moved the body)
Covers the ground (The blood that moved the body)
Covers the ground (The blood that moved the body)
(The blood that moved the body)
 

 
TOUCHY!  
(Morten Harket / Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
 
* Note: The 7" single version of the song is the same as the album version.
 
* Note: A much shorter "DJ Edit" was released as a promotion record in the United Kingdom. Though this version is indeed shorter, no sung parts were cut for the DJ Edit and the sung text remains the same.

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...
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... You
 

 
THIS ALONE IS LOVE 
(Words: Pål Waaktaar)
(Music: Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
 

* Note: A different version of this song was previously released as B-side of the "I've Been Losing You" single.

 

* Note: the part of the text that is colored in pink was used for the song "May The Last Dance Be Mine" on the Bridges  album FAKKELTOG. The part colored in green was used for the song "Every Mortal Night'" on the same album.

 
This alone is love
No small thing
This alone is love
That my love brings
And all of us
Who are travelling by trap-doors
Our souls are a myriad of wars
And I'm losing everyone
It will make my last breath
Pass out at dawn... At dawn...
It will make my body
Dissolve out in the blue
Blue for you
Oh baby, what can we do?
This alone is love
No small thing
This alone is love is love...
That my love brings
And all of us
Who are travelling by trap-doors
Our souls are a myriad of wars
And I'm losing everyone
It will make my last breath
Pass out at dawn... At dawn...
It will make my body
Dissolve out in the blue
Blue for you
It will make my body
Dissolve out in the blue
Blue for you
Oh baby, what can we do?
(Don't talk and get away)
It will make my last breath
Pass out at dawn... At dawn...
It will make my body
Dissolve out in the blue
It will make my last breath
Pass out at dawn... At dawn...
It will make my body
Dissolve out in the blue
Blue for you
Oh baby, what can we do?
 

 
HURRY HOME 
(Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
 
* Note: This same version of the song was released as B-side of "Touchy!" single.
 
Hurry home
Freight train running
I've been gone
Too long, honey
Why did I waste away
The only good thing left to save me
Hurry home
Freight train running
She's alone
Got no money
(She's alone...she got no money
I'm coming home, I've done my running)
I'm coming home
No more running
Why now should I deny
The only true thing left inside me
I'm coming home
No more running
I'm doing right
For once in my life
I'm doing right
For once in my life
No more running... (He's doing right!)
No more running... I'm doing right (He's doing right!)... doing right
No more running... I'm doing right (He's doing right!)
No more running... (He's doing right!)
No more running...
(Rolling countries... fields unfolding
I swear the winds are calling)
(Rolling countries... fields unfolding
I swear the winds are calling)
So I hurry home
No more running
She's all alone
She's got no money
(She's alone and she got no money
coming home, I've done my running)
Why should I go and hide
The only true thing left inside me
(Hurry!)
Hurry home
Freight train running
I'm doing right
For once in my life
I'm doing right... Doing right
Yeah, for once in my life
No more running... I'm doing right (He's doing right!)
No more running... I'm doing right (He's doing right!)... doing right
No more running... I'm doing right (He's doing right!)
No more running anymore... I'm doing right (He's doing right!)
No more running... No more running... I'm doing right (He's doing right!)
I'm going home now... I'm doing right (He's doing right!)... Going home!
No more running... I'm doing right (He's doing right!)
I've been waiting... (He's doing right!)... Doing right! Doing right! (He's doing right!)
I've gotta do it home... (She's doing right!)
Baby, I'll be your darling when I'm going home... (He's doing right!)
No more running... (He's doing right!)... Getting home...
I'm doing right...
Yeah, yeah...
For once in my life and my mind,  I'm doing right
Yeah, Oh, doing right! Doing right!
 

 
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS 
(John Barry / Pål Waaktaar)
 
* Note: A different version of the song was released as a single for the THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS movie soundtrack, eleven months before the release of the STAY ON THE ROADS album. Some minor changes in the text. Click HERE to see the lyrics of the Single Version.
 
 
Hey driver, where're we going
I swear my nerves are showing
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 people... I'm the one they blame
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 in rain
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 frame
In the living daylights
Ahhh
The living daylights (The living daylights)
Ahhh
The living daylights (The living daylights)
Set your hopes up way too high
The living's in the way we die
Set your hopes up way too high
The living's in the way we die
Set your hopes up way too high (Hey driver, where're we going)
The living's in the way we die
Set your hopes up way too high (I swear my nerves are showing)
The living's in the way we die
 

 
THERE'S NEVER A FOREVER THING  
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
* Note: The Brazil-only 7" single version of the song is the same as the album version.
 
 
Dearest...
Close your eyes now
Don't you cry
It's all right
Lie back
Leave the lights on
It's all right, dear
I'll be here through the night
With you till the first signs of light
Say the word and I'll come tonight
It's all right now
Don't you cry now
Hush...
Wipe your tears away
There's never a forever thing
All through the night
I'll try so hard to be there somehow
With you till the first signs of light
Say the word and I'll come
Tonight
Darling, don't you cry
 

 
OUT OF BLUE COMES GREEN 
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
* Note: This same version of the song was released as B-side of "You Are The One" single.
 
Father
My wings are clipped
See the steps that made me trip
Now I'm so lonely
Mother
Time's frozen flame
Seem to linger in the rain
Holding me only
Like a river I'm flowing
And there's no way of knowing
If I'm coming or going
I need something to chain me down
But it don't matter
My eyes have seen...
For better
Out of blue comes green
Mother
I have gone wrong
Work my fingers to the bone
All I've been doing
Father
Proud that I am
To be born into such hands
Your love is so renewing
And I know I can lose it
It's part of life... you can't choose it
As I touched the horizon
It just felt like I'd die soon
It don't matter
My eyes have seen
For better
Out of blue comes green

Ooooh-ahhhhhhh

Ooooh-ahhhhhhh

And like a river I'm flowing
I need something to chain me down
It don't matter
And now I've seen
For better
Out of...
Out of blue comes green
Don't matter
Out of blue comes green
 

YOU ARE THE ONE 
(Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
 
* Note: A different mix of the song was released as a the last single taken from the album STAY ON THE ROADS.
Minor changes in the sung part.
 
 
You are the one who has done me in
Guess you knew from the start
I call again, but there's no one in
Don't know where, with whom you've been
But I do love you
Anyway you want me to
Ah... You are the one... now the state I'm in!
Catching you was so hard
I fought for you, did you let me win!?
You don't even care, you don't care where I've been
But I do love you
Anyway you want me to
You are the one
I’ve done all I can do
All the letters... I've sent through
Put my life in the palms of your hands
Maybe now you can see
That it's got to be me
But if you leave me
I'll understand, yeah
If you leave me, I'll understand
Oh, you are the one who has done me in
Guess you knew from the start
I call your friends, but there's no one in
Catching you is so hard
You are the one!
You are the one!
You are the one! (You!)
You are the one! (Are)
You are the one! (The)
(One)
 

 
YOU'LL END UP CRYING  
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
You'll end up crying
With your mother's eyes
Pretend you can't see yourself
Could have been better
Could have been worse
You could have been yourself
Brought up in mom's arms
Nowhere to fall
Now you're out climbing
Taking it all
You'll end up crying
With your mother's eyes
Suffer that moment's pain
Could have done better
Could have done worse
Lost in your love for more
Now you're out climbing
And you should know
You'll end up crying
Wherever you may go
Brought up in mom's arms
Nowhere to fall
Now you're out climbing
Climbing to fall
You'll end up crying
With your mother's eyes
Something is lost from the start
Could have been better
Could have been worse
You're going to need me there
 

 
THE DEMOS

 


 

COLD RIVER (1987 DEMO)

(Pål Waaktaar / Lauren Savoy)
 
(I live my life where woods grow mean?)

(Feed on the plays and the tide of the stream?)

Took her out in my automobile

Touched her hand and I lost the wheel

Hey now, wait awhile

We're going down with a smile
Cold river -- Cold
(River ran so deep...)
Cold river -- Cold
(River ran so deep... It ran so deep... It ran so deep...)
Don't let me die in an automobile
I'm on a line in an open field
Someone said it will happen soon

On the twelve days (???) of the moon

Hey now, wait awhile

We're going down with a smile
Cold river -- Cold
(River ran so deep...)
Cold river -- Cold
(River ran so deep... It ran so deep... It ran so deep...)

Cold river -- Cold

(River ran so deep...)

Cold river -- Cold

(River ran so deep...)

Cold river -- Cold

(River ran so deep...)

Hey now, wait awhile

Cold river -- Cold

We're going down with a smile

(River ran so deep...)

Hey now, wait awhile

Cold river -- Cold

We're going down with a smile

(River ran so deep...)

Hey now, wait awhile

We're going down with a smile

 


 

COLD RIVER (1987 TV DEMO)

(Pål Waaktaar / Lauren Savoy)

 

* A live demo performance of "Cold River" was shown on Norwegian T.V. in 1987. The audio recording is of poor quality and uncomplete.

Don't let me die in an automobile
I'm on a line in an open field
Someone said it will happen soon

On the twelve days (???) of the moon

Hey now, wait awhile
We're going down with a smile
Cold river -- Cold river
(River ran so deep...)
I'm on a line in an open field
Someone said it will happen soon

On the twelve days (???) of the moon

Hey now, wait awhile
We're going down with a smile
Cold river -- Cold river
(River ran so deep...)
Cold river -- Cold river
(River ran so deep... It ran so deep...)

 
EVITAR (DEMO)

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

* This is an instrumental demo. It is unclear whether a text was written for this track or not.

It has mistakenly been entitled "Avatar" when it leaked and was sold on the Internet in the A-HA MOST WANTED 79 DEMOS PACK.

The DELUXE EDITION edition has a different fade out (ends a little earlier) from the "leaked" version.

 

(Instrumental)

 


 

HURRY HOME (DEMO)

(Mags / Pål Waaktaar)

 

* Note that some "Stay On These Roads" keyboards and vocal melodies are played in the middle of this demo (1:33-1:58) and at the very end of this version (3:07-3:15).

 

Hurry home

Freight train running

I've been gone

Too long, honey

Why did I waste away

The only good thing left to save me

Hurry home

Freight train running

She's alone

Got no money

(I'm coming home, I've done my running

She's alone...she got no money)

I'm coming home

No more running

Why should I go and hide

The only true thing left inside me

I'm coming home

No more running

I'm doing right

For once in my life

Ooooh

I'm doing right

Hey!

For once in my life

Ooooh

No more running

No more running

(My friend's saved?)

I am back

Hurry home

Freight train running

She's alone

She's got no money

(I'm coming home, I've done my running

She's alone and she got no money)

Why now should I deny

The only true thing left inside me

Hurry home

No more running

I'm doing right

For once in my life

Ooooh

I'm doing right

For once in my life

Ooooh

No more running...

No more running...

Ooooh

No more running...

No more running...

Ooooh

(He's doing right!)

No more running... 

 


 

I'LL NEVER FIND YOU IN THIS STREETFUL CITY (DEMO)

(Magne Furuholmen)

 

(Instrumental)

 


 

SAIL ON MY LOVE (WRITING SESSION)

(Morten Harket / Mags / Pål Waaktaar)

 

* This is in fact a very early stage demo of "Stay On These Roads". Most of the text of not written yet.

 

Ta-da-da-da

Ta-da-da-da-da-da

Ta-da-da-da

Ta-da-da-da-da-da

Ta-da-da-da

(And I don't want to ???)

(I'll sing of the whole life through?)

Ta-da-da-da

Ta-da-da-da-da-da

Ta-da-da-da-da

Ta-da-da-da

Sail on my love

We shall meet

I know

(Sail on) Sail on my love

We shall meet

Sail on

(Words spoken in Norwegian)

Ta-da-da

Ta-da-da-da

(Words spoken in Norwegian)

Ta-da-da-da

Ta-da-da-da-da-da

Ta-da-da-da

Ta-da-da-da-da-da

(Words spoken in Norwegian)

Ta-da-da-da

Ta-da-da-da-da

(Vocal percussion line)

Sail on... Sail on...

We shall meet

I know

Sail on my love

We shall meet

I know

I know

 


 

STAY ON THESE ROADS (EARLY VERSION)

(Morten Harket / Mags / Pål Waaktaar)

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
'Shadow 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
Your voice trails off again my love
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...

 


 

THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (DEMO)

(Pål Waaktaar / John Barry)

 

* Obviously, some parts of the text were still not at written when they recorded this demo version.

 

You've walked on virgin soil

You don't believe it

But

I'm not your minds control

You will believe it

Set your hopes up way too high

La-la-la-la-la-la-la

La-la-la-High

Ah-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a

Ah-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a

Ah-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a

Ah-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a

Ahhh

The living daylights

Ahhh

The living daylights

You've walked on virgin soil

You don't believe it

Hey

I'm not your minds control

You will believe it

Set your hopes up way too high

La-la-la-la-la-la-la

La-la-la-High

Ah-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a

Ah-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a

Ah-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a

Ah-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a

Ahhh

The living daylights

Ahhh

The living daylights (The living daylights)

Ahhh

The living daylights

Ahhh

The living daylights (The living daylights)

Oooh

Ah-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a

Ah-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a

Ahhh

The living daylights

Ahhh

The living daylights (The living daylights)

Ahhh

The living daylights

Ahhh

The living daylights (The living daylights)

The living daylights

The living daylights

The living daylights (The living daylights)

 


 

THE BLOOD THAT MOVES THE BODY (DEMO)

(Pål Waaktaar)

It's the way we feel
Tonight
As if it's all unreal
All right
My love, won't you come back to
Our love, you know I'll react to
The blood that moves the body
Now covers the ground
The blood that moves the body
The blood that moves the body
There's nowhere to go
Tonight
Lend some warmth to our cold
And lonely lives
Oh
My love, won't you come back to
Our love, you know I'll react to
The blood that moves my body
Now covers the ground
Not long ago
You hurt me so
A tremble through our lives
The love and care...
The way we were
Now, lost its way at nights
It's the way we feel
Tonight
The blood that moves the body
The blood that moves the body
Not long ago
You hurt me so
A tremble through our lives
The love and care...
The way we were
Now, lost its way at nights
There's nowhere to go tonight
Lend some warmth to our cold 
And lonely lives 
My love, won't you come back to 
Our love, you know we'll react to 
The blood that moved my body
Now, now covers the ground... 
Now, now covers the ground 
 

 

THERE'S NEVER A FOREVER THING (DEMO) 
(Pål Waaktaar)

 

* In an early draft, the song was entitled "Lauren... There's Never A Forever Thing".

 

* Both the vocal and instrumental versions of this demo have illegally leaked and been sold on the Internet in the A-HA MOST WANTED 79 DEMOS PACK before the STAY ON THESE ROADS DELUXE EDITION release in 2015. Note that both of these versions have different mixing The vocal version is therefore different from the official release version).

 

Another instrumental version of the demo (including backing vocals and harmonies by Morten Harket harmonies) was also illegally leaked and sold on the Internet in the A-HA MOST WANTED 79 DEMOS PACK.

 

* Note: This version of the text is quite similar to that of the recording that can be found on the album STAY ON THESE ROADS.

 
Dearest...
Dry your eyes now
Don't you cry
Don't you cry
Lie back
Leave the lights on
It's all right, dear
I'll be here through the night
With you till the first signs of light
Say the word and I'll come tonight
It's all right
Don't you cry now
Hush...
Dry your tears away
There's never a forever thing
All through the night
I'll try so hard to be there somehow
With you till the first signs of light
Say the word and I'll come
Tonight
Darling, don't you cry

 

TO SEE THE ORIGINAL TEXT BY PAUL WAAKTAAR-SAVOY, click HERE

 


 

THIS ALONE IS LOVE (DEMO) 

(Words: Pål Waaktaar)

(Music: Mags / Pål Waaktaar)

 

* 1983-84 Renvous studio demo. Note that the chorus main melody and chords were later used for "Scoundrel Days" on the SCOUNDREL DAYS album.

 

* Dialogue extracts from an unidentified movie soundtrack can be heard through the entire demo.

 

* Note: the part of the text that is colored in pink was used for the song "May The Last Dance Be Mine" on the Bridges album FAKKELTOG.

The part colored in green was used for the song "Every Mortal Night'" on the same album.

 

This alone is love

No small thing

This alone is love

That my love brings

And all of us

Who are travelling by trap-doors

Our souls are a myriad of wars

I'm losing everyone

It will make my last breath

Pass out at dawn... At dawn...

It will make my body

Dissolve out in the blue

Oh

And see...

That's just one of those feelings

It's free...

It's the air on which your wings

Cross the sea

No small thing

This alone is love is love...

That my love brings

It will make my last breath

Pass out at dawn... At dawn...

It will make my body

Dissolve out in the blue

Oh

And see...

That's just one of those feelings

It's free...

It's the air on which your wings

Cross the sea

See...

That's just one of those feelings

It's free...

It's the air on which your wings

Cross the sea

That's just one of those feelings

Ohhh

It's free...

It's the air on which your wings

Cross the sea

 


 

THUS ENDED OUR LOVE AFFAIR (DEMO)

(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

* Though some rumored claimed that this was a demo of "The End Of The Affair" from CAST IN STEEL, it turned out to be a totally different song.

This demo song was written by Paul Waaktaar-Savoy while "The End Of The Affair" was written by Magne Furuholmen.

 

Thus ended our love affair

Could it be much harder

Going through the maze

 


 

TOUCHY! (DEMO)  
(Morten Harket / Mags / Pål Waaktaar)

 

* Both the vocal and instrumental versions of this demo have illegally leaked and been sold on the Internet in the A-HA MOST WANTED 79 DEMOS PACK before the STAY ON THESE ROADS DELUXE EDITION release in 2015. Note that both of these versions have different mixing. The vocal version is therefore different from the official release version).

An instrumental version of this Demo Version that includes Morten Harket harmonies and backing vocals was also sold on the Internet in the A-HA MOST WANTED 79 DEMOS PACK at the same time.

 

Another alternate mix had leaked on the Internet years before the illegally sold mix. This other alternate mix has different effects on Morten Harket's voice and the instrument mix is different.

Sadly, this recording is of poor quality.

 
* Note: This demo recording has some lyrics quite different from the studio version on the album STAY ON THESE ROADS. The differences are colored
 
* Note: The sentence "Life is a place you will remember well" was also used for the demo version of "I've Been Losing You"

 

Summer’s found us in her slow and dreamy way

Every day trifles seem to have a different smell

Sound and sensation, pollen everywhere

You come into the room too please to find my there

Me, I’m touchy

Touchy you

Touching hands is the best I can do

I’m so touchy

Touchy! Touchy you

Touching love is the best I can do

Both of us, together in a room by ourselves

I sneeze to look around, but there is no escape

What can I do? what can I say…?!

She’s waiting for this moment to explain itself

Me, I’m touchy

Touchy! Touchy you

Touching hands is the best I can do

I’m so 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

This time you’ve gone too far

You know how touchy we are

Hey! This time you’ve gone too far

Summer’s found us in her slow and dreamy way

Mother reads me what the papers say

Two thousand pollen in a cubic meter air

Life is a place you will remember well

Me, I’m touchy

Touchy you

Touching hands is the best I can do

I’m so 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

Hey! This time you’ve gone too far

You know how touchy we are

Hey! This time you’ve gone too far

Hey! This time you’ve gone too far

Yeah

Don't you know I'm touchy?

You know how touchy we are

Yeah

You know I'm touchy

Hey! This time you’ve gone too far

Oh, you know I'm touchy!

You know how touchy we are

Yeah

You know I'm touchy!

Hey! This time you’ve gone too far

Oh, you know I'm touchy!

Yeah

You know I'm touchy

Yeah

You know I'm touchy

Don't you know I'm touchy?

Yeah

Don't you know I'm touchy?

Yeah

Don't you know I'm touchy?

Yeah

Yeah

Don't you know I'm touchy?

Yeah

 


 

TOUCHY! (ORIGINAL MIX)  
(Morten Harket / Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
 

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...

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

C'mon, c'mon

Touchy...

C'mon, c'mon

You

C'mon, c'mon

Touchy

C'mon, c'mon

 


 

UMBRELLA (RENDEZVOUS DEMO)

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

* "Umbrella" is the same track as "Telephone (Rendezvous demo 19)".
This is an instrumental recording including samples of Lauren Savoy and Viggo Bondi doing the opera voice.

Lauren Savoy's talking about the umbrella she'd lost the previous night.

 

Some of these same samples were used for some of the demo versions of "I've Been Losing You".

 

* An alternate mix (different balance mix between instruments) leaked and was sold on the Internet years before the STAY ON THESE ROADS - DELUXE EDITION release in 2015. This leaked version wasnot entitled "Umbrella" but "Telephone".

 

So what?

I love you

So what?

He-he-heyyy

So what?

(???)

I lost my umbrella last night

It kept me dry!

Ohhh

So what?

(???)

(???)

So what?

Oooh

I lost my umbrella last night

So what?

So what?

It kept me dry!

Oooh

 

* An hand-written text by Paul Waaktaar gives alternate titles to "Umbrella": "The Umbrella", "A Certain Umbrella" and "Miss Savoy's Umbrella".

 

* That same sheet of paper shows a text that might have been a draft for a possible song.

It is unclear if it was recorded with the sung text or if "Umbrella" remained an instrumental track.

 

The monsoon blows

Forth and back

Corroding on my mind

Changing every time

A season comes

A Season goes

Nothing seems to stop

Nicely ‘round my heart

One and one makes two

We'll go on and on

 

TO SEE THE HANDWRITTEN TEXT BY PAUL WAAKTAAR-SAVOY, click HERE

 


 

YOU ARE THE ONE (DEMO) 

(Mags / Pål Waaktaar)

 

Yeah

You are the one who has done me in

(Cool are you but everything ?)

I do love you

Swing the way I want you to

Oh

Owwwwwwww

You are the one who can make life fun

You're the best pain that I ever had

I do miss you

Swing the way I want you to

Oh

(Vocal percussion line)

You are the one who can make life swing

What are you but everything

I do love you

I do want you

I do miss you

Swing the way I want you to

Now, that's (???)

 


 

YOU ARE THE ONE (EARLY VERSION) 

(Mags / Pål Waaktaar)

 

You are the one who has done me in

Guess you knew from the start

I call again, but there's no one in

Don't know where, with whom you've been

But I do love you

Anyway you want me to

Ah... You are the one... now the state I'm in!

Catching you was so hard

I fought for you, did you let me win!?

You don't even care, you don't care where I've been

But I do love you

Anyway you want me to

You are the one

I’ve done all I can do

All the letters... I've sent through

Put my life in the palms of your hands

Maybe now you can see

That it's got to be me

But if you leave me

I'll understand, yeah

If you leave me, I'll understand

Oh, you are the one who has done me in

Guess you knew from the start

I call your friends, but there's no one in

Catching you is so hard

You are the one!

You are the one!

You are the one! (You!)

You are the one! (Are)

You are the one! (The)

(One)

 


 

YOU'LL END UP CRYING WITH YOUR MOTHER'S EYES (DEMO)  

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

* Slightly stripped down but otherwise identical to the version on "Stay On These Roads". Recorded at Rendezvous, Autumn 19.

 

* An alternate mix of that same demo, along with and instrumental version, has illegally leaked and been sold on the Internet in the A-HA MOST WANTED 79 DEMOS PACK before the STAY ON THESE ROADS DELUXE EDITION release in 2015.

 

The A-HA MOST WANTED 79 DEMOS PACK also included an instrumental version with Paul Waaktaar-Savoy's backing vocals only.

 

You'll end up crying

With your mother's eyes

Pretend you can't see yourself

Could have been better

Could have been worse

You could have been yourself

Brought up in mom's arms

Nowhere to fall

Now you're out climbing

You're taking it all

You'll end up crying

With your mother's eyes

Suffer that moment's pain

Could have done better

Could have done worse

Lost in your love for more

Now you're out climbing

And you should know

You'll end up crying

Wherever you may go

Brought up in mom's arms

Nowhere to fall

Now you're out climbing

Climbing to fall

You'll end up crying

With your mother's eyes

Something is lost from the start

Could have been better

Could have been worse

You're going to need me there

 


 
REMIXES & B-SIDES

 


 

OUT OF BLUE COMES GREEN (Alternate Mix) 

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

Father

My wings are clipped

See the steps that made me trip

Now I'm so lonely

Mother

Time's frozen flame

Seem to linger in the rain

Holding me only

Like a river I'm flowing

And there's no way of knowing

If I'm coming or going

I need something to chain me down

But it don't matter

My eyes have seen...

For better

Out of blue comes green

Mother

I have gone wrong

Work my fingers to the bone

All I've been doing

Father

Proud that I am

To be born into such hands

Your love is so renewing

And I know I can lose it

It's part of life... you can't choose it

As I touched the horizon

It just felt like I'd die soon

It don't matter

My eyes have seen

For better

Out of blue comes green

Ooooh-ahhhhhhh

Ooooh-ahhhhhhh

And like a river I'm flowing

I need something to chain me down

It don't matter

And now I've seen

For better

Out of...

Out of blue comes green

Out of blue comes green

 


 

SOFT RAINS OF APRIL (Original Mix)

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

* Note: B-Side of "Stay On These Roads" single.

 

The soft rains of April are over

The soft rains of April are over, over

Anybody home now

I am on the phone now, please...

The soft rains of April are over

The ferry across the water to Dover,

Over

Anybody home now

I am on the phone and I'd like to come back

Is it raining back home

I am so alone

Just got up today

And my thoughts are miles away

With you

Well, they gave me four years

Three more to go

Keep writing letters

Time's passing so slow

Time's passing so slow

The soft rains of April are over

The soft rains of April are over

Over

 

 

STAY ON THESE ROADS (Extended Remix) 

(Morten Harket / Mags / Pål Waaktaar)

 

* Note: An Extended Remix was released on a 12" record.

It is also available on the ROAD CLUB E.P.

 

 

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

'Shadow 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...

I know

 

THE BLOOD THAT MOVES THE BODY (Extended Version) 

(Pål Waaktaar)  

* Note: An Extended Remix was released on a 12" record.

It is also available on the ROAD CLUB E.P.

 

My body... my body... my body...

The blood that moves the body 

The blood that moves the body

Aaaahhh Aaaaaahhhh Aaaaaaaaaaaah

It's the way we feel

Tonight

As if it's all unreal

All right

My love, won't you come back to

Our love, you know I'll react to

The blood that moves my body

Now covers the ground

The blood that moves the body

The blood that moves the body

There's nowhere to go

Tonight

Lend some warmth to our cold

And lonely lives

Red stains on 'Eyes Of A Blue Dog'

My pains fade as the interiors fog

The blood that moves my body

Now colours the ground

The blood that moves the body

The blood that moves the body

Not long ago

It hurt us so

A tremble through our lives

The love and care...

The way we were

Now, lost its way at nights

It's the way we feel

Tonight

Yeah

My body... my body... my body...

The blood that moves the body 

The blood that moves the body 

Not long ago 

It hurt us so 

A tremble through our lives 

The love and care... 

The way we were 

Now, lost its way at nights 

It's the way we feel 

Tonight

Lend some warmth to our cold 

And lonely lives 

My love, won't you come back to 

Our love, you know we'll react to 

The blood that moved our bodies 

Now covers the ground... 

Now, now covers the ground 

Covers the ground (The blood that moved the body)

Covers the ground (The blood that moved the body)

(The blood that moved the body) Covers the ground

(The blood that moved the body) It's all on the ground

(The blood that moved the body)

 


 
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (Single Version) 
(John Barry / Pål Waaktaar)
 
* Note: This version of the song was released as a single for the THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS movie soundtrack, eleven months before the release of the STAY ON THE ROADS album. Some minor differences in the text (colored).
 
* The B-side of the 7" record is an instrumental mix of that same version of the song. 
 
 
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
 
 
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (Extended Version) 
(John Barry / Pål Waaktaar)
 
* Note: An Extended Remix was released on a 12" record.
 
 
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)
(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 day...)
(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)
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
Ahhh
The living daylights (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
(The living daylights)
Set your hopes up way too high

 


 

THERE'S NEVER A FOREVER THING (Acoustic Version) 

(Pål Waaktaar)

 

Dearest...

Close your eyes now

Don't you cry

It's all right

And lie back

Leave the lights on

It's all right, dear

I'll be here through the night

With you till the first signs of light

Say the word and I'll come tonight

It's all right now

Don't you cry now

Hush...

Wipe your tears away

There's never a forever thing

All through the night

I'll try so hard to be there somehow

With you till the first signs of light

Say the word and I'll come

Tonight

Darling, don't you cry

 
 

 TOUCHY! (DJ EDIT)  

(Morten Harket / Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
 
* Note: A much shorter "DJ Edit" was released as a promotion record in the United Kingdom. Though this version is indeed shorter, no sung parts were cut for the DJ Edit and the sung text remains the same.

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...
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... You
 
 
TOUCHY! (Go-Go Mix) 
(Morten Harket / Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
 
* Note: An Extended Remix was released on a 12" record and a 3" CD single.
 
 
Hey!
C'mon, c'mon...
Hey!
Hey! Hey!
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!
Hey! Hey!
C'mon, c'mon...
Hey!
Hey!
Hey! Hey!
Yeah
Yeah
Best I can do... Yeah....
C'mon, c'mon...
C'mon, c'mon...
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!
Hey!
C'mon, c'mon, don't you know I'm touchy?
Sha-la-la
Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey!
Don't you know I'm touchy?
Hey!
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
Best I can do, yeah
C'mon, c'mon
C'mon, c'mon
C'mon, c'mon
C'mon, c'mon
 

 
YOU ARE THE ONE (7" Remix) 
(Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
 
* Note: A different mix of the song was released (on both 7" record and 3" CD single) as a the last single taken from the album STAY ON THE ROADS.
Minor changes in the sung part.
 
* An instrumental mix of the 7" version was also released on the 12" record.
 
 
You are the one who has done me in
Guess you knew from the start
I call again, but there's no one in
Don't know where, with whom you've been
But I do love you
Anyway you want me to
Ah... You are the one... now the state I'm in!
Catching you was so hard
I fought for you, did you let me win!?
You don't even care, you don't care where I've been
But I do love you
Anyway you want me to
Woh-yeah!
You are the one
I’ve done all I can do
All the letters... I've sent through
Put my life in the palms of your hands
Maybe now you can see
That it's got to be me
But if you leave me
I'll understand, yeah
If you leave me, I'll understand
Oh, you are the one who has done me in
Guess you knew from the start
I call your friends, but there's no one in
Catching you is so hard
You are the one!
You are the one!
You are the one! (You!)
You are the one! (Are)
You are the one! (The)
(One)
 

YOU ARE THE ONE (Extended 12" Remix) 
(Mags / Pål Waaktaar)

* Note: An Extended Remix was released on a 12" record.

 
Done me...
Done me...
You are the one who has done me in
Guess you knew from the start
I call again, but there's no one in
Don't know where, with whom you've been
But I do love you
Anyway you want me to
Ah... You are the one... now the state I'm in!
Catching you was so hard
I fought for you, did you let me win!?
You don't even care, you don't care where I've been
But I do love you
Anyway you want me to
Woh-yeah!
You are the one
Anyway you want me to
I’ve done all I can do
All the letters... I've sent through
Put my life in the palms of your hands
Maybe now you can see
That it's got to be me
But if you leave me
I'll understand, yeah
If you leave me, I'll understand
Oh, you are the one who has done me in
Guess you knew from the start
I call your friends, but there's no one in
Catching you is so hard
You are the one!
You are the one!
You are the one! (You!)
You are the one! (Are)
You are the one!
You are the one!
You are the one! (You!)
You are the one! (Are)
You are the one! (The)
(One)

 


 

YOU ARE THE ONE (Alternate Version) 

(Mags / Pål Waaktaar)

 

You are the one who has done me in

Guess you knew from the start

I call again, but there's no one in

I don't know where, with whom you've been

But I do love you

Anyway you want me to

Ah... You are the one... now the state I'm in!

Catching you was so hard

I fought for you but did you let me win!?

You don't even care, you don't care where I've been

But I do love you

Anyway you want me to

I’ve done all I can do

All the letters... I've sent through

Put my life in the palms of your hands

Maybe now you can see

That it's got to be me

But if you leave me

I'll understand, yeah

And if you leave me, I'll understand

Oh, you are the one who has done me in

Guess you knew from the start

I call your friends, but there's no one in

Catching you is so hard

You are the one!

 


YOU ARE THE ONE (Justin Strauss Dub Remix) 
(Mags / Pål Waaktaar)

 

* Note: A promotion 12" record was released with three remixes by Justin Strauss (7" Mix, 12" Mix and Dub Mix).

The "Justin Strauss 7" Remix" is the same as the regular "7" Remix".

The "Justin Strauss 12" Extended Remix" is the same as the regular "12" Extended Remix".

 
 
Done me...
Done me...
Done me...
Done me...
Done me...
Done me...
Done me...
Done me...
Done...
Ah... You are the one... now the state I'm in!
Catching you was so hard
I fought for you, did you let me win!?
You don't even care, you don't care where I've been
But I do love you
Anyway you want me to
You are the one who has done me in
Guess you knew from the start
I call again, but there's no one in
Don't know where, with whom you've been
But I do love you
Anyway you want me to
Woh-yeah!
I’ve done all I can do
All the letters... I've sent through
Put my life in the palms of your hands
Maybe now you can see
That it's got to be me
But if you leave me
I'll understand, yeah
If you leave me, I'll understand
Oh, you are the one who has done me in
Guess you knew from the start
I call your friends, but there's no one in
Catching you is so hard
You are the one!
(You!)
(Are)
(The)
(One)

 


 
DRAFTS

 


 

TOUCHY! (EARLY DRAFT)

(Paul Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

* 1983 Rendezvous demo with different lyrics about hay fever!

It is unclear where this one was recorded.

 

Summer’s found us in her slow and dreamy way

Every day trifles seem to have a different smell

Sound and sensation, pollination everywhere

You came into the room as if you thought I wasn’t there

Me, I’m touchy

Touchy you

Touching hands is the best I can do

I’m so touchy

Touchy. Touchy you

Touching love is the best I can do

Both of us, together in a room by ourselves

I sneeze to look around, but there is no escape

What can I do / what can I say…?!

She’s waiting for this moment to explain itself

I say:

Hey! This time you’ve gone too far

This time you’ve gone too far

You know how touchy we are

Hey! This time you’ve gone too far

Summer’s found us in her slow and dreamy way

Mother reads us what the papers say

 ?

Life is a place you will remember well

Me, I’m touchy

Touchy you

Touching hands is the best I can do

I’m so touchy

Touchy touchy you

Touching love is the best I can do

Hey! This time you’ve gone too far

This time you’ve gone too far

You know how touchy we are

Hey! This time you’ve gone too far

Repeat chorus

 

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