Stories of new mornings

HEART, HEART

Heart, heart, where are you

You used to be warmer

My heart, heart, where are you

You used to be louder

Why is all so cold

Is it because I am getting older

Heart, heart, where are you

I cannot feel your beat

Thoughts, thoughts, where are you

You used to be clearer

My thoughts, thoughts, where are you

You used to be nearer to me

Why is all so blurry

So colorless and furry

Soul, soul, where are you

It used to be

nicer to be with me.

 

YOU HAVE SHAKEN ME

Shoulder to shoulder in the dark

You’ve shaken me

Everything is silent -no one talks

You’ve shaken me

Finding myself in my weakest spot

Try all I can

But it’s not enough

Lost in emotions -I am not that tough

You’ve shaken me

Fighting to regain my heart

You’re breaking me

Back to love and back to start

You’re breaking me

Clinging to every word you say

Crying and wishing myself away

Losing my strength and it’s not ok

You’re breaking me

Underneath this massive mountain

Lies a promise.

A storm is coming

Silence numbing,

You see through me.

From the darkness you withdrew me

Bones may be broken

(but my) Heart is whole

You’ve taken me

(you’re) Giving me wings and trust my soul

You’ve taken me

(I) Whisper my words in the morning rain

“All that we’ve built will not be in vain”

You have my heart

Though I cause you pain

And you’ve taken me

 

EMELIE

Smile, smile, smile

The sky brightens up when your teeth are showing

Smile, smile, smile

Emelie

You found yourself in a storm

Not knowing how to stay warm

Caught up in overwhelming sadness

Wind blowing strong in the trees

Water was up to your knees

Quarreled your way through fields of madness

Smile smile smile

The sky brightens up when your teeth are showing

Smile smile smile

Emelie

Then in your sleep you could hear

Somebody whispering in your ear

Telling you stories of new mornings

I know the winter was long

But now the birds are singing songs of springtime

And the bells chime

Smile smile smile

The sky brightens up when your teeth are showing

Smile smile smile

The music won’t stop and your eyes are glowing

I know the road has been narrow and steep

You have climbed to the top

And you conquered the deep

So smile smile smile

The sky brightens up when your teeth are showing

smile, smile, smile, Emelie.

 

MUSIC AND LOVE

She was only fifteen

And she wore her father’s old shirt

Met a man who could dream

Told her stories of a world she’d never seen

Music and love

someone above

told her to listen well

She was only sixteen

And she wore her sister’s old jeans

Met a man who could cry

It made her sleep disappear from the night

Music and love

Someone above

Told her to listen well

She was only seventeen

And she bought some clothes of her own

Met a man who could kiss

Early mornings she climbed up the trees

Music and love

Silence above

Silence above

Music and love

Silence above

Silence above

 

I WISH I WERE IN A BAND

I wish I were in a band

Playing my songs

And then they would understand

How they were wrong

And I would smile, and I would sing

And would not care about a thing

O, I wish I were in a band

I wish people said I was

humble and good

And that I gave hope to the misunderstood

And I would smile, and I would sing

And would not care about a thing

O, I wish I were in a band

And I would smile, and I would sing

And would not care about a thing

O, I wish I were in a band

Ooo, I wish I were heaven sent

Ooo.

 

SUMMER CAME WITH YOU

I am a careful soul

I’ve built protective walls

Don’t climb the mountains high

Don’t like to say goodbye

You knocked upon my door

You walked across the floor

No questions asked about my past

I let you in

Oh, you came through the fortress I had made

You sang a serenade

About love

Oh, I can’t help but dance

You made things new

The summer came with you

I thought I could not change

I’ve always been the same

I never took a chance to lose it all.

You brought the flowers in

And kissed me on my chin

No questions asked about my past

I let you in

Oh, you came through the fortress I had made

You sang a serenade

About love

Oh, I can’t help but dance

You made things new

The summer came with you

Everything’s brighter

Everything’s lighter

The summer came with you

…Oh, I can’t help but dance

You made things new

The summer came with you

 

ANTIDOTE

If I were with you in that dark room now

I would hold your hand

If I were with you in that dark room now

I would try to understand

 

You have tried, baby

You have tried.

You have tried, baby

You have tried

They say love is patient. They say love is blind.

If I were with you in that dark room now…

 

If I were with you in that dark room now

I would stroke your hair

And if you could hear me in that dark room now

I would sing you a prayer

 

You have tried, baby

You have tried.

You have tried, baby

You have tried

They say love is patient. They say love is blind.

If I were with you in that dark room now…

 

Some say it’s easy, but you know it’s true

That no one has battled and fought this like you

Shame can be numbing and poison your heart

I’m on your side

You have tried, baby

You have tried.

You have tried, baby

You have tried

They say love is patient. They say love is kind.

If I were with you in that dark room now…

 

THE SEARCH

I’m in search of something I might never find

Still the hunger drives me. Voices in my mind.

 

Give me a summer, give me a winter

Give me some time to grow

 

When the morning wakes me

When I go to sleep 

When I touch the surface

When I sink to deep

 

Give me a summer, give me a winter

Give me some time, and I know I’ll get by

When the weight of the world seems too heavy to hold

Give me some time, give me some time to grow.

 

I will go on

I know it’s been said before, written in songs

I will just add a tone to that

All that I need

Is  an ocean of caring thoughts, woodland of trust

Is it too much to ask of us.

 

Give me a summer…

 

MORNINGS WITH YOU

Break of dawn

Silent humming

Draft from the window flickers my gown

Gentle steps, from the hallway

My favorite sound; You are on your way down

 

I just love the mornings

Love the mornings

Sunrise and coffee with you by my side

I just love the mornings

Love the mornings

Sunrise and coffee with you.

 

Sleepy head, you are smiling

Remnants of dreams can be seen in your eyes

Careful touch on my shoulder

Closing the door, while you open the sky

 

I just love the mornings

Love the mornings

Sunrise and coffee, with you by my side

I just love the mornings

Love the mornings

Sunrise and coffee with you.

 

THE RIVER

The river, the river

I lay it down by the river

The river, the river

Sweeps it all away

 

The misunderstandings

The misinterpretations

The self hate

The mistrust

I lay it all down

 

By the river, the river

I lay it down by the river

The river the river

Sweeps it all away

 

The insecure conversations

The too much thinking later

The constant fear of loving

 

I lay it all down

By the river, the river

I lay it down by the river

The river, the river

Sweeps it all away

 

Oh let it float

Away like a boat

Take all the lies

And brighten my eyes

 

Oh River, oh river

I lay it down by the river

The river, the river

Sweeps it all away

The river, the river

I lay it down by the river

The river, the river

Sweeps it all away.

 

Ei kvinnehand

Tekst: Villy Solheim. Melodi: Maria Solheim

Ei hand stryker vart over febervåt hud,

ei kvinnehand.

En gang bar den gullring som 18-års brud,

ei kvinnehand.

Fra tidligste morgen til seneste natt

i arbeid og våking den ansvar har tatt.

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Og hvem skiftet bleien når den ble våt?

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Hvem lærte de små å aftenbønn be

og tillitsfullt kneppe små hendene.

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ei kvinnehand?

Og hvem skrev vel rødmende ord med ei penn?

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Si hvem strikket sjøvott til fiskeren sin

og hvem gjorde heimen så velstelt og fin?

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