ENGLISH TEXTS (to written songs)

Here I’ll publish some of the lyrics that has music that either aren’t finished enough to publish, or we don’t own the rights to the recording, alas the songs need new production. All songs by Dagfinn Koch if not stated otherwise. All lyrics by Malin Kjelsrud.

You’re far away or keep me close
through hot and sleepless nights
I’m holding on spite deep sea lows
’cause roller coaster highs
I’m bending spoons and traffic rules for you

You only love me when you’re lonely
You’ll disappear again
I dream in vain
You’re gone and I’m
left with a you-shaped void in my life

I wait and ache, submerge my sadness
in wine and strangers’ love
Lately I’ve indulged in madness
Days go by somehow
I’m turning tides and killing pride for you

I am stuck on the shore
Left on shaky ground
I’m slipping off your radar
You simply dive right in
I never learned to swim
I need to let go

You pull, I stay sustained in dreams
I keep dissecting proofs
You keep me warm by being mean
(I) must quit this crazy loop
I’m bending spoons and traffic rules for you

You gaze beyond me like I’m see-through
lost inside a busy mind
It’s not an easy job to please your
mine field of desires
I can’t win this game by never playing
Even if I win I lose 

You summon ex-lovers, friends and brothers,
my word against everyone’s
yes, God himself will sure come running!
‘cos you’ve already won

Trapped and somehow feeling tricked
like an animal in a cage
You curse that I’m the one you picked
in a sweet-talk-sounding rage
Yet strangely you keep holding me near
and keep on calling this love

My «no» is a will that needs practice
And my grand delusion may be stronger
than my feeble wishes to be free
to be far, far away from here

Sarah was lying
In the autumn meadow
Peacefully smoking
Her last cigarette
The scars through her soul had paled away
But the skies had never ever been so grey

She closed her eyes
And smiled a tired smile
Dreaming of Paris
In the early spring
Sarah killed the urge to run and hide
It was like something beautiful had died

No need to be sad
Forget what you had
I have burnt my hopes and buried all my dreams
It’s not that hard, it seems
She said

Sarah was rising
Her face appeared like stone
There was a silence
I found myself alone
No matter what she does it will be wrong
To let down someone you really must be strong

Call upon memories long gone
of stories lived and learned
Underneath our many feet
the earth continues to spin
Stars are pulling our skin

Gaze into the source of time
We drift against the tide
and holding hands we keep
the loneliness at ease (dizziness/emptiness)

Brace our souls for making amends
Greeting the wind that blows minds
Change the dream, the end is over
time to stop being blind
Tomorrow belongs to the kind ones

Combing shadows from my hair
Didn’t see the patient snare
that grew around my neck as I weren’t watching
my eyes were elsewhere

Pushing egos through the door
Didn’t we do this once before?
I can’t compete with glibber minds,
I am alone, someone’s not here

Today the paper tigers roar
 – hoping the end is near
They hunt the badly built straw dogs
 – Hoping to end the fear
‘cos time’s inside the Trojan horse
with flags unfurled
The villain always get the girl

I’ll stay away, keep to myself
Far from the aim of someone else
I found a secret star and named it after her
yet she don’t know

Between reality and wish
there’s doors but needs to be a bridge
Behind this smile, there hides a faded dream,
it’s old and no longer itch 

I am having a hard time getting out of bed,
It’s all due to an aching head.
I can’t recall all that happened last night
And now I am sick, sober and sorry.

Today I woke up with a sigh of relief
In my own bed not seeing a strangers face
It could have gone oh so bad
But I’m sick, sober and sorry

I promise myself: never drink again
But I know that’s just self-deception
I know who I am
I feel pretty mellow
I always regret but I’m alive

Maybe next time I’ll meet someone special
And a velvet wine will help me smile
But right now I’ll drink a beer to repair
‘cause I’m sick, sober and sorry

I need a shower
I’d kill for a burger
The fridge is empty
The light’s too bright
My cellphone is gone
The money is spent
I don’t remember
How I got home

It could have been so bad
chances were I’d be sad
I could have been on my own
totally alone

I might have closed the door
or stared down at the floor
wondered where you were
and what you’d prefer

But you weren’t missed
my dear, you were right there
made sure I was properly kissed
on the darkest night of the year

I could have gone alone to bed
with confusing words in my head
wonder what’d happen next
sleeping unrelaxed

INTRO (phone voice a la Puttin’ on the Ritz)
It’s great to have friends that are jewish or gay
They’ll teach you how to dress and to play
Forget romance, but by all means pretend
An Audi TT will make you transcend

Vers 1:
Oscar Wilde was wrong about crying,
a well-timed tear can help you start flying
Don’t be distracted by the global news
Or the sadness in the mourners blues
Once you receive the right affections
You will build the right connections

Vers 2:
Vouge, the bible, always teach
What to wear at the office or the beach
Your shoes must be worth dying for
And your Gucci-handbag even more
Make sure your colors are in fashion
Display the right amount of passion

Screw the right men at the right time
Keep the right friends as you climb
or else you will know how it feels to fail
and you will sing a requiem for a broken nail

Vers 3:
I realized that the meaning of life
Is to become a rich mans wife
Keep your confidence on top
Put your boobs ahead and up
And pretty soon you’ll wear a bridal gown
and get that cool flat in Barbietown (west end girls)

My advice is this guide to success
And learn the secrets of how to impress
Keep your hair long and shiny (daddy’s creditcard)
And your ass tight and tiny (mummy’s surgeon)

Design emotions and sell your soul
With grace, step into the perfect role
or else you will know how it feels to fail
and you will sing a requiem for a broken nail

«Don’t you know that I’m Sisyfos’ stone?»
says the woman rising from the girl
Ten thousand minds
looking through her eyes
Ten thousand eyes
busy staring at the sky

Don’t limit the size of our dreams
I don’t know who is coming
or where we’re going,
but we are on our way
Don’t limit your will to forgive
It isn’t all or nothing
Hate or loving
When we finally arrive
We will have changed

«One day we’ll join the singing ghosts»
says the man leaving the boy behind
He calls their names
proudly from the wind
to protect us from
the madness of our kings

The distant atmosphere of another age
reminds me that we can’t unchange
With a stone fallen from my heart
I discovered that my world doesn’t fall apart

A part of me was craving more and more
Insecurity grew faster than before
At last I was obliged to obey
I discovered that I can’t chase the shades away

There’s so much I
wish I could say
You’re so far away
sleeping by my side
I think as loudly as I can
Maybe you can hear
deep into your dream

I was startled by the sudden thought
of all the circles that I should have fought
Perhaps I should have let you know
I discovered that it might’ve made the circles grow

There’s shade in the eyes of my neighbours
Dreams frozen for later
We’re all building forts

When leaders betray, who’ll be our saviours?
Friends become haters
Bad turn to worse

We’ll make it if we run (it could be so beautiful)
we’ll make it somewhere somehow (I long for silence)

Mad minds ruins our fantasy
Of peaceful days and starry nights
Back to the haze of reality
Lost friends and broken lights

When we defy war, they call us traitors
It’s human nature
We can’t lift the curse

I crashed into a scary downside
Too tired and weak to even hide
I was stuck inside a tiny frame
As a part of his skillful game

He broke into my weary mind
Deciding I was a sweet divine
Pretending to be nice and kind
I missed the yelling warning sign

He preys on empathyBut I’m all out of sympathy
I’m breaking free
Saving what’s left of me
I’m breaking free

I’m standing still but try to move
Clearly now he won’t approve
I’m failing to comfort and reconcile
Facing his tears and the dying smile

(Music: Dagfinn Koch & Tirill Mohn)
Once upon a rainy Tuesday
What shouldn’t happen yet occured
A cup of coffee in my hand
As I read the news referred

Once upon a rainy Tuesday
Hours went by all blurred
I wore your soft blue knitted sweather
Your absence just absurd

No sense in wondering why
I cannot even cry
I just silently sigh
Just a silent sigh

Once upon a rainy Tuesday
months went by all blurred
I had your laughter in my head
your absence still absurd

Once upon a rainy Tuesday
Think it was October third
Your image often pass my mind
But I never say a word

(Music: Dagfinn Koch & Tirill Mohn)
Fragile summer Sunday morning
Looking at my dream come true
Still asleep, I can see you’re dreaming
Carefully inhaling
The scent of you
I know you very well by now
Behind those lids your eyes are blue
Every line and scar I cherish
Examined through, no longer new

Don’t want to wake you
Not just yet
Let me keep this moment
A bit
Until you sense my stare
And open your eyes

I did a backwards discovery
Of our common history
I found that you and me
We were always meant to be

I never ever cease to be amazed
How you are always rescued by a phrase
The meaning of your words I will erase
I will

I thought that you would always be my friend
On your trust I sadly did depend
The damage I will find a way to mend
I know

Memories will surely fade
I will not be afraid
It’s gonna be my time
I will retrieve what´s mine
Turn waves into straightened lines
It’s gonna be just fine

I think that you don´t have a real idea
Of what it takes to overcome a fear
And searching for a suiting smile to wear
I do

(Music: Dagfinn Koch & Tirill Mohn)
I have a recurring dream
walking barefoot in the grass
and the need to scream
seem to have passed

I dance real slow
warm wind in my face
an euphoric flow
without a trace

Who wrote those enchanting words
that I no longer can remember?
Who played those amazing chords
glowing like dying embers?

I have a recurring dream
I guess it is one of those
you fear it’s a sceme
then uncertainty grows

I dance real slow
round and round once more
the magic light glows
much brighter than before

(Music: Dagfinn Koch, Tirill Mohn)
When the sun sets in the golden night
I’ll open the door to the mystery
Listen to the sound of quiet
I’ll show you the peaceful sanctuary

Come with me
Your eyes will see
The blue and green
from a world unseen
The hurts will heal
Let’s seal the deal
Come with me
Come with me

A cup of wine to sooth your thirst
The entrancing story has begun
Make a brave choice first
Your golden thread of life is spun

From here on sensually present
Don’t consider what you leave behind
The whole eternity so pleasant
I promise that you’ll never mind