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Into the Eventyr (2013)

Hawk

it was a shot out of the dark
struck like the screaming of a hawk
her words appeared in darkened night
their current in my blood

lost in the view of a setting sun
we were fading away with the grey old sea
I opened the door to a welcomed love
cause there was no point to try to deny it anymore

there is no way to reminisce
in all the feelings that you miss
lift up the sails and drift away
turning from the shore

sailing away with the sunset nights
I’ll return in the wake of the faithful dawn
I opened the door to a welcomed love
cause there was no point to try to deny it anymore

there is no room for my relief
when love has turned into a thief
I’ll never meet all her demands
you never leave it all

***

Golden

went outside
to find my peace
to whisper secrets
I won’t dare to speak

evening in the soft of spring
doesn’t seem to make me sing
louder than my broken heart
or louder than these broken words

I keep
when I can’t be
exactly who I wish that I could be

you are already gone
you are already gone again

***

Younger

is it love that you’re running from
or your thoughts on the past?
are you scared for the future?
that my presence might pass?

my love for you is growing younger
and my father’s words are growing old
my love for you is growing younger
my heart for you remains the same

hide your past in the present
with your head in the clouds.
can’t you hear how my heart sings?
turn the music down

cause my love for you is growing younger
my father’s bones are growing old
my love for you is growing younger
my heart for you remains the same

they say you’ve got to let things go
I know I’ve heard it’s so
but you’ve got to let your love show
It doesn’t matter what they tell you
I said it don’t matter what they say

cause my love for you is growing younger
my tired bones are growing old
my love for you is growing younger
my heart for you remains the same

***

Do As You Please

gave yourself away
to turn a different page
looking at me so surprised
I see there’s no love in your eyes

it’s alright with me
do as you please
don’t say the words that I want to hear
I won’t get on my knees

whoa, you know

thinking that I should be mad
how all along I’ve been had
but I can’t stop what I feel
It’s all just too unreal

whoa, you know
that you should go

you tell me that I should be mean
that’s just not my scene.
I know I can’t stop now
cause my heart won’t allow

***

By My Side

it feels like a trap
that I set for myself
there’s no turning back
do I call out for help
from a hand close to home?
I find myself so torn

there is no denying
that we are alive
I can’t survive
without you by my side

I lie to myself
that I’m doing just fine
in fact I’m not so well
the moon on the streets
on a wandering night
where are you my old friend

there is no denying
that we are alive
I can’t survive
without you by my side

I’ve lost my voice
there’s nothing left here to say
without you by my side

***

Alchemy

in our minds
history
changes like
alchemy

we blend the parts
hoping we will find
an answer to our lives
it’s the sign of our time

I don’t mind

I’ll still try to live this moment with others in mind
I want life
give up trying to piece this faded gold part of my life
I don’t mind
Ease that pain of never having enough
this goal of gold
is a lie

hope and heart
elements
tear apart
what we represent

***

No Other Roads

I want to find
a place to stay
with fuller skies
other than gray
it’s up to us
where we will start
no other roads
can map our heart

if you do
you will never be the same
if you don’t
it’s impossible to know
you should choose
it’s the only way you’ll see
that you’re damned either way

the smallest things
can change your mind
but if you lose your way
always you’ll find
me by your side
journey on!
please forget the tune
of your rights and wrongs

***

Aventura

hear you call me out in my face and my doubt
tired of drinking dust from my own drought

running through the storm in the back of my head
giving what I can, gotta do it again

there’s no aventura
without your eventyr
there is no open door
without your open fear

ikke aventura
uten din eventyr
ikke en åpen dør
uten din åpen frykt

only I can own all the stories I give
that sons and daughters can relive

hear the eastern wind that’s calling my name
eventyr, I’m not the same

there’s no aventura
without your eventyr
there is no open door
without your open fear

ikke aventura
uten din eventyr
ikke en åpen gata
uten din åpen frykt

***

Breakdown, Breakout

days grow long
like the ones when we were young
time still moves on its own
when I trace my path
of life across this map
I know I can’t breakout

behind the wheel
of the automobile
the scenes they move on their own
though I stretch and twist
I am here
I exist
and I know I can’t breakout

I can’t breakout
I can’t breakout
I wont breakdown
from who I am

be so still
life will have its will
time still moves on an arm
there’s no good regrets
for the love you haven’t met
when you know you can’t breakout

***

Ruby Sun

it rained indoors all across the floors
the walls were bending in like a dream we can’t escape
I was trying to hold on to the words already gone: a breath that I can’t erase
all the wounds that we have from a love so sad pleading on your knees
no I can’t sleep no I can’t dream no I don’t dare to reach
to the city so far where the blue turns grey staying day to day

honey, wave so long

went into the city, found myself a winding road all alone now you’re gone
on your own
sailed into the windy storm where you would leave from home

you knew it was true there was nothing we could do to try live our lies, reading make believes
happy stories always end when gold turns to sand the days still fade away
to the ruby sun oh the moving sun the heat still feels like noon
I wont sweat I have no debts my voice is still the truth
in the desert’s death still a liar’s breath where I find no company

honey, wave so long

there was nothing
I could tell you
but it was true

***

Leaving the Valley

way down in that valley
is where I want my home to be
far away from city dreams
empty eyes and stolen scenes

way out past that valley
is where I want my home to be
not the place I thought I knew
imagined streets grew old too soon

when I see your hilltops rise
is when you speak to me
in the dawn I turn my eyes
I give you up
yeah I gave you up

 

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