WORLD OF TROUBLE

 

01. Beautiful Burnout

02. Tearful Girl
03. World Of Trouble
04. Laundromat
05. Mammoth
06. They To Me And I To Them
07. Winter Wants Me Empty
08. Ancient Arches
09. Open Face
10. The Sequoia Has Fallen
 
REMIXES
11. Beautiful Burnout (Acoustic)

 

Pål Waaktaar-Savoy: Instruments & Backing Vocals

 

Zoe Gnecco: Vocals

 

Additional Musicians:

 
Strings on "Beautiful Burnout", "Winter Wants Me Empty":
Violin: Hannah Min
Viola: Jen Herman
Cello: Mindy Asher
 
Drums on "Mammoth" by Karl Oluf Wennerberg
Drums on "Ancient Arches", "The Sequoia Has Fallen" by Joe Mardin
 
Pedal Steel on "World Of Trouble", "The Sequoia Has Fallen" by Mike Nolan
 
Synthesizer on "Open Face" by Kurt Uenala
 
Produced by Pål Waaktaar-Savoy
Additionnal production by Eliot Leigh
 
Mixed by Steve Osborne
 
Mastered by Joe Lambert
 
Engenineers: Eliot Leigh, Chuck Zwicky, Paul Antonell
 
Programming: Eliot Leigh, Chuck Zwicky

 


 

BEAUTIFUL BURNOUT 
(Pål Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
 
* Released as a 7" Single.
Parts of the the text was used for the demo version of FOOT OF THE MOUNTAIN. Check here.
 

Prince Street looks all right

In the dawning light

Everybody's on their way-ay

Everybody's on their way

To work

Like a beautiful burnout

I can wander around

I don't mind If I turn out

Unlike those I'm around

Yes, like a beautiful burnout

I can wander around

I don't mind If I turn out

Unlike those I'm around

Prince Street looks all right

In the dawning light

Everybody's on their way-ay

Broom Street seems okay

At the break of day

Everybody's on the go

Everybody's on the go-go-go

Like a beautiful burnout

No-one's waiting on me

I have nothing to churn out

There's no place I must be

 


 

TEARFUL GIRL 
(Pål Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Pull the drapes
'fore the light seeps in
To the darkness within
Dreamt I ran
Thru a sunlit field
Felt the warmth on my skin
Tear...
Tearful girl
Someone's talking to me
Tear...
Tearful girl
But the face I can't see
Here we are
Hamsters in a wheel
It's all in the file
See the chessboard
Waiting for a game
Pawns lined up to die
Tear...
Tearful girl
Her voice coming thru
Tear...
Tearful girl
Earth, where is the new?
Tear...
Tearful girl
Her voice coming thru

 

WORLD FULL OF TROUBLE 
(Pål Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Shapeless clouds
In the sky
Drifting onwards
Just Like I
Let this day
Stay unbroken
Parting words
Left unspoken
I was never really sure
But not anymore
Plane, plane, plane,
Untouch the ground
Lift me up
Don't set me down
I'm in a world of trouble
You were angry
I was scared
Things got broken
Things got weird
Then the cool-down
Would unfold
Silence falling
On the household
I can never be so sure
But not anymore
Train, train, train,
Don't turn around
Take me to the place I'm bound
I'm in a world of trouble
Every single day
Isn't going to be this way
I wonder what I'm up to
Down the line
Will I be ok?
Every single day
Isn't going to be this way
I wonder what I'm up to
Down the line
Will I be ok?
Plane, plane, plane,
Untouch the ground
Lift me up
Don't set me down
I'm in a world of trouble
Train, train, train,
Don't turn around
Take me to the place I'm bound
I'm in a world of trouble
A world of trouble
A world of trouble

 


 

LAUNDROMAT 
(Pål Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Love in a laundromat
In a laundromat
Feet on the welcome mat
On the welcome mat
Never really see it coming
Never really see it going
Love is a wonderful thing
It's so easy to bring
When you come to a house of a friend
Love could be moments away
On a beautiful day
It could flow from the tip of a pen
The tip of a pen
The hum in an empty room
In an empty room
Sleep thru the afternoon
Thru the afternoon
Never really see it coming
Never really see it going
Love is a wonderful thing
It's so easy to bring
When you come to a house of a friend
Love is an ache in the heart
From some time spent apart
And you're thinking it's come to an end
It's come to an end
It's come to an end
Love is a wonderful thing
It's so easy to bring
When you come to a house of a friend

Love could be moments away

On a beautiful day

It could flown from the tip of a pen

Love is a wonderful thing

It's so easy to bring

When you come to a house of a friend

Love is an ache in the heart

From some time spent apart

And you're thinking it's come to an end

Love is a wonderful thing

Love, it's so easy to bring

 


 

MAMMOTH 
(Pål Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
Saw your face right there in the paper
Jus a few days ago
And I thought
Wow, that's really something
Something... something...
You had done something or another
The first in its field
The world's biggest what's-it
Or some big deal...
Or some big deal... Or some big deal...
Look away
Look away
As the night turns to day
As the words get in the way
Just look away
Now, you have made
A name for yourself
A much needed recognition
Recognition... Recognition...
Finally they can see you
The world needs to know
Where else could that bruised ego go?
Bruised ego go?... Bruised ego go?...
Look away
Look away
As the night turns to day
As the words get in the way
Just look away
Look away
Look away
As the night turns to day
As the words get in the way
 
 

THEY TO ME AND I TO THEM  

(Pål Waaktaar-Savoy)

 

* Rumor has it that a 1983/84 rendezvous demo was recorded.

The song was listed as a possible track for A-ha's first album.

 

Click HERE

 
Monochrome-like pictures
Adorn the entrance hall
Floor-to-Ceiling walnut shelves
Embrace the wall
and a make-shift vase
Is tucked behind the door
Put there once and forgot about, I'm sure
A different time, I know
It seems so very long ago
I was lost and I had no trust in others
They to me and I to them
Step by step we made it
Happen on our own
Can you hear us knocking
Two rooms into one?
With our pull-down bed
And folding closet doors
We really couldn't ask for more
Different times, I know
It seems so very long ago
I was lost and I had no trust in others
They to me and I to them
Placing works of art together
Always mixing old with new
Now the make-shift vase
Has left its place
And we have moved as well
To somewhere new
Different times, I know
It seems so very long ago
I was lost and had no trust in others
They to me and I to them
They to me and I to them
 

 

WINTER WANTS ME EMPTY 
(Lauren & Pål Waaktaar-Savoy)
 
* This is in fact a cover of SAVOY's song "UNSOUND". Yet, the text is slightly different.
You say (you say) you fly (you fly)
At times right over me
You say (you say)  they got (they got)
They got the best of me
Well, well
When I don't know what to say
I'd rather walk away
No point asking me to stay
I'd rather walk away
I'd rather walk away
'Cos I'm,
UNSAFE
UNSOUND
Unwise to be around
You say (you say) you fly (you fly)
At times right under me
You say (you say) you think (you think)
You know what's wrong with me
Well, well
When I don't know what to say
I'd rather walk away
No point asking me to stay
I'd rather walk away
I'd rather walk away
'Cos I'm,
UNSAFE
UNSOUND
Unwise to be around
Yes I'm
UNSAFE
UNSOUND
Unwise to be around
Unwise to be around
Unwise to be around
Unwise to be around
Unwise to be around
WINTER WANTS ME
EMPTY
  • Well...

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    ANCIENT ARCHES  
    (Pål Waaktaar-Savoy)
     
    There he goes again
    I heard it from a friend
    Who couldn't comprehend
    Why I would defend him still
    I walk into a market
    With stalls and ancient arches
    The sun is barely hanging in the sky
    I'm far away from home
    Some loose change and a phone
    It's everything I need to get by
    When I shall return
    His secrets I will learn
    On his chair he'll squirm
    And wiggle like a worm
    On a Hook
    I walk into a market
    With stalls and ancient arches
    The sun is barely hanging in the sky
    I'm far away from home
    Some loose change and a phone
    It's everything I need to get by
    I walk into a market
    With stalls and ancient arches
    The sun is barely hanging in the sky
    I'm far away from home
    Some loose change and a phone
    It's everything I need to get by
    It's everything I need to get by
     

     

    OPEN FACE  
    (Pål Waaktaar-Savoy)
     
    It's been some time
    Since we've spoken
    Guess you're wondering
    How I've been
    I'm not ready
    To be broken
    You can say
    I'm settling in
    But I'm puzzled by your open face
    And rocks that fall from outer space
    Turning upside everything you've got
    Walking slowly through the hall
    The light slants 'cross the marble floor
    I hate to be where you're not
    In the meantime
    (In the meantime)
    What're you up to?
    (What're you up to?)
    Are you seeing
    (Are you seeing)
    Someone new?
    That's the story
    (That's the story)
    On the Grapevine
    (On the Grapevine)
    Now I wish
    That (now I wish) wasn't true
    'Cause I'm puzzled by your open face
    And rocks that fall from outer space
    Turning upside everything you've got
    Walking slowly through the hall
    The light slants 'cross the marble floor
    I hate to be where you're not
    The grass is rippling
    (The grass is rippling)
    On the meadow
    (On the meadow)
    Like a restless (like the restless) ocean wave
    The clouds are moving
    (The clouds are moving)
    Ever faster
    (Ever faster)
    The storm will be there
    (The storm will be there)
    'fore too late
    I'm puzzled by your open face
    And rocks that fall from outer space
    Turning upside everything you've got
    Walking slowly through the hall
    The light slants 'cross the marble floor
    I hate to be where you're not
    I hate to be where you're not
     

     

    THE SEQUOIA HAS FALLEN  
    (Pål Waaktaar-Savoy)
     
    As I'm walking down the street

    Nowhere's the sound of marching feet

    Demonstrators can't be found

    Opposition's underground

    Sound bites on the radio

    It's just another show

    Get your marching orders straight

    The exit strategy can wait

    Ranting crazies on the air

    Raving kooks seem everywhere

    This is how the story goes

    And everybody knows

    And the world turns on a dime

    What is yours, now is mine

    And beauty's yet to come

    From a barrel of a gun

    As I'm walking down the street

    Nowhere's the sound of marching feet

    Handholding on the hill

    Politicians get their fill

    All worth stealing, has been stolen

    The sequoia has fallen

    The sequoia has fallen

    The sequoia has fallen

    The sequoia has fallen

     


     

    REMIXES

     


     

     

    BEAUTIFUL BURNOUT (ACOUSTIC VERSION) 

    (Pål Waaktaar-Savoy)

      

    * An acoustic version (Pål playing the acoustic guitar and Zoe singing) video was released on the Internet

     

    Prince Street looks all right

    In the dawning light

    Everybody's on their way-ay

    Everybody's on their way

    To work

    Like a beautiful burnout

    I can wander around

    I don't mind If I turn out

    Unlike those I'm around

    Yes, like a beautiful burnout

    I can wander around

    I don't mind If I turn out

    Unlike those I'm around

    Prince Street looks all right

    In the dawning light

    Everybody's on their way-ay

    Broom Street seems okay

    At the break of day

    Everybody's on the go

    Everybody's on the go-go-go

    Like a beautiful burnout

    No-one's waiting on me

    I have nothing to churn out

    There's no place I must be

     


     

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