THE SELECTIONS '85 - '93

 
01. Dark Is The Night For All
02. Move To Memphis
03. Cold As Stone
04. How Sweet It Was
05. Take On Me
06. Train Of Thought
07. Hunting High And Low
08. The Sun Always Shines On T.V.
09. I've Been Losing You
10. Manhattan Skyline
11. Cry Wolf
12. Stay On These Roads
13. Touchy!
14. The Living Daylights
15. Crying In The Rain

 

Mags (Magne Furuholmen): Keyboards, vocals

Morten Harket: Vocals

Pål Waaktaar: Guitars, vocals

 

 
DARK IS THE NIGHT FOR ALL
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
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
 

 
MOVE TO MEMPHIS  
(Pål Waaktaar / Magne Furuholmen)
 
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 to be with you
Move to Memphis
 

 
COLD AS STONE
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
You're back again
You roam the streets
And crack again
You're back again
You're travel-worn
Standing here in the town
Where you were born
It's not your home
The mirror sees you
So alone
And cold as stone - Yeah
You're not your own
You feel a chill
Go through your bones
You're not your own
There's something wrong
You call you doctor on the phone
He's not at home
So you leave a message
After the tone –
"I'm cold as stone"
Emerald green neon lights above
Sapphire red falls on you below
Cold as stone
Emerald green neon lights above
Yeah
Sapphire reds fall on you below
You're back again
You send a curse out
In the night
You're back again
You're travel-worn
Standing here
In the town you were born
It's not your home
The mirror sees you
So alone
Cold as stone
Cold as stone
 

 
HOW SWEET IT WAS
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
Uh...yeah, that's alright
Lend us a voice in this howling night
Just about a month ago
You made a promise, babe
Not to go
Yes, you did now
You were the heart and soul
One to the nightfall
One to the stars
One to the haunted fools we are
One to remember
One to recall
One to acknowledge
Just how sweet it was, yeah
Just about a month ago
Yeah
You make a promise
Ain't that so
Yes, you did now
Into this howling night
You got... You got... You got...
You got me so
You got me so low
Heyyyy
I wouldn't lie, babe - not again
It's such a crime
To while away my time
Little babe…
One to remember
One to recall
One to acknowledge
Just how sweet it was
We were so happy
We were okay
We let our good thing, honey
Just slip away
Yeah
Lend us a voice in this howling night…
One to the nightfall
One to the stars
One to the haunted fools we are
One to remember
One to recall
One to acknowledge
Just how sweet it was
One to acknowledge
Just how sweet it was
Yeah
Just about a month ago
 

 
TAKE ON ME  
(Words: Morten Harket / Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
(Music: Pål Waaktaar / Mags)
 
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...)
 

 
TRAIN OF THOUGHT  
(Pål Waaktaar)
 
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

  •  
    HUNTING HIGH AND LOW  
    (Pål Waaktaar)
     
    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
     

     
    THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V. 
    (Pål Waaktaar)
     
    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-ohhhhh
    All my powers waste away
    I fear the crazed and lonely looks
    The mirror's sending me
    These Days
    Wo-ohhhhh
    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...
     

     
    I'VE BEEN LOSING YOU  
    (Pål Waaktaar)  
     
    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 !
     

     
    MANHATTAN SKYLINE 
    (Words: Pål Waaktaar)
    (Music: Mags / Pål Waaktaar)  
     
    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...
    You see things in the depths of my eyes
    That my love's run dry
    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
    You see things in the depths of my eyes
    That my love's run dry
    (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
     

     
    CRY WOLF 
    (Words: Mags / Pål Waaktaar)
    (Music: Mags)
     
    "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
     

     
    STAY ON THESE ROADS 
    (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
    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! 
    (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... 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
     

     
    THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS 
    (John Barry / Pål Waaktaar)
     
    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 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
     

     
    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

     

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