B i o g r a p h y
 (by Official Press)

Maria Solheim was discovered by the Norwegian pianist Bengt Egil Hanssen while she was singing her own songs in a small village church far up north in Norway. She was 15 years old at that time and carried a hidden literary treasure. At the age of 16 Maria was working as a freelance journalist in the regional newspaper "Bladet Vesterålen". By this time she had allready won two national literary contests. From 1996-1999 she was involved with a group of poets lead by the Norwegian author Lars Saabye Christensen (Winner of "Nordisk Råds Litteraturpris" - Nordic literature price 2002). When Maria was 17, her friend Bengt Egil Hanssen presented her music for the Norwegian Record label "Kirkelig Kulturverksted". On the 7th of February 2001 the album "Barefoot" was released – all songs composed by Maria. Her second album "Behind closed doors" came one year later. Bengt Egil Hanssen produced both albums, which received great critics from the press as well as from the audience. At the current age of 22, Maria Solheim is an established artist. She has toured Europe, released 2 records in Germany, 1 record in Japan and has just released her third solo album "Frail" in Norway. Maria has established her self as one of the most interesting Norwegian female artist and songwriter.

On her new album "Frail" she presents her self as being an artist in continuous progress and shows both integrity and courage. The well received debut album "Barefoot" (2001) was heavily influenced by some of Norway's most skilful studio musicians. While working on "Behind closed doors" Maria decided to get her own band and gathered some of Norway's young "up and coming" musicians. Maria has taken yet a step further on her new album "Frail". She has been playing and touring with her band for nearly 3 years and has found her own "musical room", which she has decorated quite originally. But she in not the only one doing the "decorating" of her third album. Maria is still playing with her band. In addition has started a collaboration with the young, noticed producer Emil Nikolaisen who hails from the glam –punk band Silver. This has created an ambient, but powerful expression. With a reference-point from two different musical worlds, Solheim and Nikolaisen have created an album that is both fresh, mellow and deeply rooted in the old singer-songwriter tradition. "My musical expression is all about relations, inspiration, communication and collaboration", Maria says. The musicians are: Tor Egil Kreken (bass), Torstein Lofthus (drums, percussion), Audun Haugeplass, David Wallumrød (keyboards) and Kjetil Steensnæs (guitar). "Frail" is recorded in an analogue studio.




Barefoot
- 2001-02-07 -

Barefoot
Lady of my Life
Suspicion
Blue painting
Hidden poetry
Poison in my wine
The last waltz
The stones will cry
18 degrees
I once heard a boy
Before she goes to bed
The last page
Arie for my king


Behind closed doors
- 2002-05-21 -

2 minutes and 10 hours
Kingdom
Hiding place
It's not a matter of
Beauty Queen
Train under water
The man who left his past
Richard
You want buy it instead
Behind closed doors
Late at night


Frail
- 2004-03-16 -

Too many days
The snow has killed
Kissing me
Take my heart away
Mr. Iceman
Pain
Natural silence
Restless girl
Will you say
Because I'm Dead


Will There Be Spring
- 2006-08-28 -



Moonlight
Wildest Day
Where Do People Go
All My Thoughts
Ocean Needs Water
Different Seasons
Take My Heart Revisited
Burn The Books
Juice
You - Every Morning
Mountain Song

In The Deep
- 2012-10-12 -



Sally Song
Run Away
When Grace Left Town
Home Is Where The Heart Is
Song Of Forgotten Songs
The Break Up
In The Deep
Can I See You Again
Dance With Me
Be Well
The Hill

Stories of New Mornings
- 2018-03-16 -



Heart Heart
You
've shaken me
Emelie
Music and Love
I wish I were in a band
Summer came with you
Antidote
The search
Mornings with you

The River
Ei kvinnehand

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Barefoot

Barefoot

Barefoot standing in the spotlight
Crowds are watching me
Standing on flowers of nails
And needles like grass

I'm literally naked, they are gazing into my eyes
Do i have anything to say
I open up my mouth
Small human raise your voice

I hear, I, I hear, I
I hear sentences in the night
From a heart that's
I hear, I, I hear, I
From my heart that is broken
From a heart that is mine

I refuse to let my age decide
Wether i am strong enough
I refuse to let their expectations kill my love for them
So here i stand, and i will stand like steel
But i bend my head every morning
Because this is not my own
This is not my own

I hear, I, I hear, I
I hear sentences in the night
From a heart that's
I hear, I, I hear, I
From my heart that is broken
From a heart that is mine

I hear, I, I hear, I
I hear sentences in the night
From a heart that's
I hear, I, I hear, I...

I can see them smiling
But they look around
And will turn away
I wish that they would come

Lady of my life

You say lady of my life
Will you follow me
You say lady of my life
Take my hand

How i enjoy every minute
That i spend with you
How i enjoy every word
That you have written
I somehow seem to forget
Over and over
That you are there
But still

You say lady of my life
Will you follow me
You say lady of my life
Take my hand
You say lady of my life
You are everything
You say lady of my life
I love you

There have been days
There have been years
Someone says it always will
There have been moments
Even though that i'm still young
I've built walls with happiness
Built walls with pain
And with things beyond my understanding
But through all of this

You say...

Suspicion

I run along with my suspicion
We are hand in hand smiling
Kissing under trees and under stars
Never let anybody into our house

I married my suspicion last year
We have been very happy every since
If you want to talk to me
Talk to my suspicion first

I run along with my suspicion
I am sorry, i am not allowed to believe
I trust my suspicion no reason to go
Behind the mask

I married my suspicion last year
We have been very happy every since
If you want to talk to me
Talk to my suspicion first

I ran along with my suspicion
Lately things have started to change
My heart has become cold and quiet
No one is calling, no one comes in

I call to ask for separation
Maybe it is better that we live apart
For some time
It's good to have some reservation
I think i may have crossed the
Line, though...

Blue painting

Philharmonic sounds surrounding her head
Noise can't be turned off
Nothing can come through to her
Fingers playing the cello, loud and strong

Shut her thoughts in caves of music
Shut her tears in caves of sound
Shut her fears in caves of solutions
They will come out

Smile to the doorway
Smile to the lamp
Smile to everyone except
The one who is smiling at you

Steel is soft compared to her stubbornness
At least the stubbornness of this kind
Her face shows no sign of lightness
Her face is cold and calm

Smile to the doorway
Smile to the lamp
Smile to everyone except
The one who is smiling at you

Smile to everyone except
The one you painted blue
The one who died for you

Hidden poetry

She stole my sentence, stole my pen
I tried my best to get it back again
She hit me hard with a strong hand
I made a grin and left the land

I missed the train, i can't get home
Got no more money on my phone
I sleep outside and here i'll stay
'Cause once i'm here, won't go away

Poetry written so no one can hear
My nervous scream, my endless fear
My dream

All my words chosen carefully
Will not stand in the way, will not jump
In the sea
Where is the hope, where is the truth
My answers are drowned in the name of my youth
I press my nose against the floor
Won't do it again, never done it before
My belly buttons starts to burn
The greatest concern is what i earn

Poetry written so no one can hear
My nervous scream, my endless fear
My dream

Shake her hand
And leave her
Take her tongue and say her words
Society can't be explained
I'll leave it to the birds

Poetry written so no one can hear
My nervous scream, my endless fear
My dream

Poison in my wine

There is poison in my wine
There is cold snow in my shoes
The are footprints on my window frame
The dog is loose

I scream but i can't hear a word
I cry my eyes are filled
My toes are fake
My legs are thin
I'll never win

In vain i try to compose
The greatest symphony

The crowd who point their fingers
The crowd who i hear laugh
Are making my knees shiver
Are making my hands week
There is one little star on the sky
When i sleep i can hear somebody cry

Alone i can do nothing, alone i stand alone

The last waltz

I cry while i leave the house
Pictures are staring at me
And they call me a trader
I bend my head and i take my bags

My mother an father are sleeping
Next door, my sisters and brothers
Would laugh at me if i told them
The reason i have to escape like this

All that i leave behind
All the things i know i'll miss
But this so very important to me
But this so very important to me

He has been waiting for me in the shadows
I can see his face is relieved when i come
He'd take my bags and he'd take my hand
I'd turn my head and i'd look behind
I know i will never go back

The stones will cry

If i'm still the stones will cry
If i'm still the trees will clap their hands
If i'm still the mountains will roar

If i'm still the ocean will whisper
If i'm still the houses will cry out
Instead of me

Who can hide a secret reviled
Who can stop a running fire
Like a deer thirsting for water
I long for more of you


18 degrees

From side to side
Can't get no sleep
The music just annoys
Sentences on repeat

Standing between the cold
And the warm
Opens and closes his eyes
Standing between the dark
And the light
Grey an 18 degrees

Wakes up but doesn't know if
He slept
Opens his eyes but doesn't know if
They were closed
Got a message on his answering machine
Nobody's home
No his not home

I once heard a boy

I once heard a boy who said "god is asleep"
I ripped off my clothes and i started to weep
As i cried out and yelled and i stamped my feet
To wake him up

I once heard a girl who said that "god is dead"
My soul started shaking and so did my head
And i could not protest because i lost my voice
And my world started to rumble

I went to the doctor, i went to the shrink
They gave me some pills, and they told me to think
They suggested to me that i'd lay down and rest
It would pass in year maybe two

Well, i ran to the mountains, i climbed to the top
The wind started blowing and lifted me up
As i flew over the city i heard that my name
Was spoken tenderly

I went to the doctor, i went to the shrink
They gave me some pills, and they told me to think
They suggested to me that i'd lay down and rest
It would pass in year maybe two

I once heard a boy who said "god is asleep"
I ripped of my clothes and i started to weep
How to tell them about my believe

Before she goes to bed

She's tired
Just speaking with her eyes
Before she goes to bed
Not up some long conservation
Her feet's a bit cold
Her smile a bit old

Has not been eating for a while
Has not been drinking
It's like she's captured in her body
She just longs to get out
Someday just run
Run without thinking of her breath

She just longs to let her thoughts fly
And run with her white long dress
Through long fields
Brown and wild
Like a child
Like them

The last page

The girl writes on the last page
And the pencil is nearly dry
There can't be no mistakes
'Cause these words will be final
He's been waiting for a letter for days
The inspiration is gone, the wind flew away
All the trees that once were green
Are all ready for bed

All the greats symphonies, all the great poems and books
They've been sung, they've been said, they've been written
And they have been read
Close you eyes fold your hands i can see you are tired
Let him wait just another day more
He won't die, he won't cry still the night may be sad
But it's better with nothing than bad

The sun flirts with the ocean
And soon a whole new day will rise
Smile to the paper, lay down your hand
I am sure he will understand
Lick the envelope, put a stamp on the corner
And I promise you that it won't be long
Before the letter is finally there

All the greats symphonies, all the great poems and books
They've been sung, they've been said, they've been written
And they have been read
Close you eyes fold your hands i can see you are tired
Let him wait just another day more
He won't die, he won't cry still the night may be sad
But it's better with nothing than bad...

Arie for my king

Violin play my song
These notes are made of tones
Candle burn my flame
This fire is made of water
My eyes are now dry to see
The road a head of me

Ocean play my scream
These notes are made of cream
I have searched to find answers
Ocean play my yell
My throat is now clear to sing
An arie for my king

Behind closed doors

2 minutes and 10 hours

In 2 minutes and 10 hours
You will call me up
And say that you have to leave me
But i still don't know that
So i look at the stars and i smile
I'm happy

In 2 minutes and 10 hours
You will call me
And that will be the last thing i heard from you
But i still don't know that
So i look at the stars and i smile
I'm happy

I look into the mirror and laugh
You said that you had something important to say
I picture myself
In that long white dress

In 2 minutes and 10 hours
I will look the receiver
And hear the song from you crying
But i still don't know that
So i look at balloons and i laugh
I'm happy

Kingdom

I've got a place in the kingdom
I can hear the noise of the hammer
Voices of those who decorate my room
I've got a place in the kingdom
Like a bridge i am walking
Waiting for my groom

He is tall
He is gracious
I can hear the noise of the hammer
I know i can recognize
Voices of those who decorate my room top

Hiding place

Where is my hiding place if not in thy castle
Pain steams from my self minded heart
Forrest of words i'm lost in your darkness
Silence are you an enemy or a friend
Reconsidering my constructions
I have built up a tower
I have built up a shelter
With stones of words
My mind's throwing words back at me
I scream
Where is the heart
Where is he heart of man

Where is the steadfast joy
If not in thy presence
Empty empty empty i burn down
Oh consuming fire take me over
To what i no longer understand
Reconsidering my constructions
I have built up a tower
I have built up a shelter
With stones of words
I can hear you
And i lay down my sword
As i cry holy holy holy

It's not a matter of

I don't say that it ain't an offer
I don't say it won't give me pain
It's not a matter of season
I've given this away
But the joy it brings is so much greater
And the fear is so much less
I don't say i'll always be smiling
I don't say all days will be bright
It's not a matter of season
I've given this away
But my heart can't stop the beating
And my feet can't stop the dance

Beauty queen

Beauty queen
Follow all the way under
There is lightening and thunder
At my road
But i know you will find secrets lying
All around when you're dying
From yourself
In my well

Trust me i am right here behind you
Shouting so you can know when to turn
Trust me i have walked here before
And i know every shore in this well
You can dwell here

Train under water

A tiny ray of light is sneaking up from under water
Maybe a lonely fisherman can notice it sometimes
My guess is that the light is gonna before somebody sees it
The reason of this mystic thing is mad up in my mind

Down in the dark i hear a song from the wagon 57
Hear dancing steps and polka tunes
Men and women laugh
Reflections in the water give impressions of some faces
A castle built of gold and diamonds deep deep in the sand

Train under water can someone see the light

The reason of this celebration beats my understanding
But i will not prefer another sight than just what's there
The fisherman is fishing and the music has no ending
Meanwhile there are seagulls swimming through the atmosphere

Train under water can someone see the light

The man who left his past

He is sure of his acts
This time he will make it right
Buys a ticket to the future
Only happiness in sight
Nothing is to stop him now
But as the bus is leaving town
He can see the houses crying over people he let down
Free from all the expectations
He is ready for a life
He is done with situations that brought trouble
Hate and strife
But he cannot forget the memories
The good times with his friends
He once did think he knew them
Until they broke down all his fences

In the town there's people hurting
People that can't understand
Why the son of life and gladness is moving to another land
There's no number they can call to
No addresses left to write
No goodbye hugs for children
No more kisses as goodnight
From the heavens i hear noises from the bottle counting tears
And a hundred men are writing songs and poetry of fears
Only time can heal a broken heart
I once heard a wise man say
But for the man who left his past
Will time just send him further away
Will he come back again

Richard

Richard my little boy
Bring back the memories
Of how it was
When i was young
Richard my little boy
Bring back the feeling
Of how it was
To sing a new song

I watch an elderly woman on a bench in the park
I see a doll on her lap i can hear her sing out loud
Richard my little boy
Bring back the memories
Of how it was
When i was young

Richard my little friend
Always listen carefully to your heart
In all that you do
Richard my little friend
Take all my words
And build up a world
With letters from them

Years have painted her hair and colored her face
She has lost all her loved ones this park is her
Sacred place
Richard my little friend
Take all my words
And build up a world
With letters from them

You want to buy it instead

You hit the door with you head
Searching for that which is good
The bruises is part of the way
You say it will give you a higher crown

You hit the door with your head
The noise is so loud every time
Your head meets the steal
Desire so much to get in

They tell you the door is already open
You may enter, you may come

You hit the door with your head
You want to buy it instead

Behind closed doors

Just to get these thoughts in order
This is not an easy life
Still my burdens are cast over
To a man which i call friend
Have your way in me
I cry out my soul screams
Have your way in me

Tired of confusions
This power is so strong i know
My feelings are quarreling with me again
But I know that i am right
Love that grips me
Love that holds me closer than a man can ever do
Love that grips me
I whisper softly behind closed doors
I love you

Late at night

I see people turning off their lights in their houses
It's late at night
I hear whispers from outside my door

Gentle feet
Walking in silence
So i won't wake up from my sleep
But i hear them anyway

Late at night

I remember our sentences
Said and pronounced in all different way
Melodies inside my head
Keeping me company

Gentle feet
Walking in silence
So i won't wake up from my sleep
But i hear them anyway

Late at night

Frail

Too many days

Too many days I wake up with an aching
Too many days have been wasted like sand
Too many hours have gone by without notice
Too many times i've let go of your hand

Lay by the sea, bury all of your fear
Lady lay
Lay by the sea, you are wild, you are free
You are daughter of mercy, daughter of strength

All of the time I'm reminded of failures
My tongue has bathed in spit from a thief
(I am) dancing as close as I can to desire
(I am) repeating my shortcomings loud to myself

Lay by the sea, bury all of your fear
Lady lay
Lay by the sea, you are wild, you are free
You are daughter of mercy, daughter of strength

Too many years have been wasted like money
Too many nights I wake up with a cry
Too many years have gone by without notice
Too many times I have wanted to die

Lay by the sea, bury all of your fear
Lady lay
Lay by the sea, you are wild, you are free
You are daughter of mercy, daughter of strength

The snow has killed

You promised to give me a garden
You promised to give me a song
But the snow has killed all the flowers
And the winter seems to be long

It's Christmas time and you're hurting me
It's Christmas time and you're hurting me
It's Christmas time and you're hurting me
Again

You gave me your word of protection
You gave me your word and a smile
While the darkness covered our faces,
The morning discovered the ice

It's Christmas time and you're hurting me
It's Christmas time and you're hurting me
It's Christmas time and you're hurting me
Again

Kissing me

You beside me
I have tried to hide all I can hide
Afraid you'll see me
And be scared by all the thoughts i've tied

Reconciliation
My pride dying every day
Days of wondering
Confusion playing all it's games

You, holding me
I am holding my breath in dismay
You, kissing me
Kissing me

Slowly melting water,
Clean the dirt and clean some space
Right beside me
I can smell vibrations from your face

You, holding me
I am holding my breath frightfully
You, kissing me
Kissing me

You, holding me
I am holding my breath frightfully
You, kissing me
Kissing me

Take my heart away

Winter skies
I felt nice
Went to dance
You asked me for romance

I fell down
To the ground
You said
Don't be afraid
I'm here to stay

Take my heart away

Clouds were thick
I got panic
All my thoughts
Are influenced by fear

Logic failed
I am nailed
Warm hand come
And break my chains today

Take my heart away
Take my heart I'm lost
Please show a way

Mr. Iceman

I will love you Mr. Iceman
Even though I know you do not want my love at all
I will love you Mr. Iceman
Even though you say you do not need someone who cares

You know i've seen your bitter smile
You know i've seen your shaking heart behind that suit
You know I know about your mother

I will love you Mr. Iceman
Even though I know you do not want my love at all

You know i've seen your tears at night
You know i've seen your shaking heart behind that suit
You know I know of all your troubles

Pain

I've got pain in my body
But I'm sure it will pass
I've got pain in my body
But I'm sure it will pass

Now, my father died of a deadly disease
And my mother died of a deadly disease

I've got pain in my body
But I'm sure it will pass I've got pain in my body
I don't need any doctor, no
I've got pain in my body
I don't need any healer

Now, my sister died of a deadly disease
And my brother died of a deadly disease

I've got pain in my body
But I'm sure it will pass
But I'm sure it will pass at last

Natural silence

Natural silence surrounding my words
I am longing for more and you open your hand

As I grab what you give me I am covered in blood
Simple song, are you simple

And I laugh while I'm dancing
And I cry while I kneel

Restless girl

She's addicted to her own pain
She's been listening to that song so many times
Her tears, her only drink
To herself she's a stranger

Restless girl
You've got a home but you do not see it
Restless girl
What is your fear

Her mind is full of anger
Still there's no one to blame
Her hate is getting stronger
So, she yells and curses his name

Restless girl
You've got a home but you do not see it
Restless girl
What is your fear

Restless girl
You've got a home but you do not see it
Restless girl
What is your fear

The blue tones are calling you again and you follow
The voices are calling you again and you listen to them
They tell you how weak you are
And you, you… you give them right

Restless girl
You've got a home but you do not see it
Restless girl
What is your fear

Will you say

Will you say you recognize my voice
Will you say you have enjoyed our conversations
Will you say you recognize my voice
Will you take my hand, will we rejoice
On that day, when we meet
Will you hug me and say
I have heard you
I have heard you pray

Will you recognize my voice
Will you say
Oh that is her
Will you say
I have been longing to see you face to face
I have seen you
And although you've made mistakes
I have heard you when you pray
I have heard you pray

Because I'm dead

I want no fire on my gown
I want to run for golden crown
Not that the crown is final goal
But final rest for tired soul

Will There Be Spring

Moonlight

Fill me with moonlight
Fill me with sunshine
I've not been sleeping for days

Tell me my name now
Tell me my address
I do not know who I am

Wildest day

Hope is low
When a new day comes
Heavy breathing, arms are numb
Push my mouth to smile

Sun is up and I am down
Crawling in a sphere of sound
Painting on my soul
Cover up my wholes

Finding reasons to give in
Is there still a crown to win
Do I have the faith
Walls of noise are caving in
Cars and trucks and waves of sin
I'm stealing thoughts to think

Sweet and sound and fine is he
Who knows the dark, knows my song
He reaches down he reaches down

And with his love
I'll find my way
Through deepest dark
And wildest day
Yes, with his love
Yes, with his love
Yes, with his love
I'll find my way
I'll find my way

Where Do People Go

Tell me how it is
I know how it is
I just want to know
Where do people go

Tell me how it works
You will soon find out
I just need to see
What makes people free

Wisdom comes from you
(Wisdom comes from you)
Wisdom comes from you
(Wisdom comes from you)
Wisdom comes from
Wisdom comes from you

All My Thoughts

I'm not sure
If I dare to think of you
I don't know you
Still you have all my thoughts
At the moment

What do you think
It's all wondering and dreams
I'm afraid to give too much
Hope too much
But I'm longing

Is it true
That behind all this beauty is a lie
They try to convince me
Is it true
That behind all this beauty is a lie

Is it true
That behind all this beauty is a lie
They try to convince me
Is it true
That behind all this beauty is a lie

I'm not sure
If I dare to think of you
I don't know you
I don't know you

Ocean needs water

Afraid to break a hidden rule
That would make you believe that I don't love you anymore
Afraid to do some unconscious thing
That would make you believe that I don't trust you anymore

But I need you
Like the forest needs water to live
Yes I need you
Like the forest needs water to live
I need you to live

Afraid to break a hidden rule
That would make you believe that I don't love you anymore
Afraid to do some unconscious things
That would make you believe that I don't need you anymore

But I need you
Like the forest needs water to live
And I need you
Like the ocean needs water to stay
I need you to stay
I need you to stay
Need you to stay

Different Seasons

Bye
I'm telling this good-bye
Bye
I'm too tired to cry

I know it's only an illusion
They say it's only an illusion
I guess it's only an illusion
They say it's only an illusion

Try
It's not too late to try
Try
My fear has got to die

I know it's only an illusion
They say it's only an illusion
I guess it's only an illusion
They say it's only an illusion

Take my heart away revisited

Winter skies
I felt nice
Went to dance
You asked me for romance

I fell down
To the ground
You said
Don't be afraid
I'm here to stay

Take my heart
Take my heart away

Clouds were thick
I got panic
All my thoughts
Are influenced by fear

Logic failed
I am nailed
Warm hand come
And break my chains today

Take my heart
Take my heart away
Take my heart I'm lost
Please show a way

Burn the books

Burn the books
They are telling me too many things
Got the looks
I guess that's all that matters
Give me space
I have already all i can get
More and more, more and more
And more

Find my star
I've looked at it for answers
I've got scars
From people telling me directions
Bury me
Hide me from my future
Want to have
Those camel knees I've heard of
Heard of

Pray with me
Pray for better mornings
Hard to fill
All my expectations
Cry with me
Cry for the forgiveness
From the Only One
The Only One can give us
Peace

Juice

I'm writing this while waiting for you feet to come back home
The summer is soon knocking on my door and I'm alone
You say you believe in future, happiness and pain
Sun and rain
You laugh and smile while you mess up my brain

I try to stay as stable as I can when I'm with you
I talk about these normal things that normal people do
You say you are tired of the politics and news
"Give me juice"
But I've only got milk, so I'm confused

Imagining and awakening
Hours before the "I do"
On my wedding day

Imagining and awakening
Hours before the "I do"
Oh...

I'm writing this while waiting for you feet to come back home
The summer is soon knocking on my door and I'm alone
You say you believe in future, happiness and pain
Sun and rain
You laugh and smile while you mess up my brain

You – Every Morning

I long to be with you every morning
Building a home for your children and mine
Walking through deep, dark, wild forest together
With a good shepherd who's leading the way

Trying to find a good reason to leave you
Giving my self a fair chance to regret
But you unarm me with your gentle stories
Telling me truth while you took me to bed

Walking through deep, dark, wild forest together
With a good shepherd who's leading the way

Mountain song

Even the wildest at heart will
Sleep at the sound of your voice
Mountains and stones will all tremble
Melting a river of gold

I do not know all your wonders
I even forget who you are
But when my days are all over
I hope to see all the things
I've been told

Even the wildest at heart will
Sleep at the sound of your voice
Mountains and stones will all tremble
Melting a river of gold

I do not know all your wonders
I even forget who you are
But when my days are all over
I hope to see all the things
I've been told

In the deep

Sally Song

Diving deep into the deep blue emotions
Trying to swim my way back to the shore
Where I used to dance before
I cannot quite recall what led me here
It is all a blur, it's all to near
I hope time will make it clear
Oh, won't you come, O Sally
Won't you take me down
Into the morning valley
To the break of dawn,
Oh won't you sing, O Sally
Through the winter storms
Call on my name and tell me
That there's still hope for drunken souls
The water is muddy, my vision unclear
And my mixed emotions are making it hard to steer
There's wind from the east, and breeze from the south
My compass is spinning, I am drifting further out
My voice is too weak to shout
Somewhere along the way I lost all courage to stand up for something
While I swim I start to sing
My voice is low; it's more like humming
Oh, won't you come, O Sally
Won't you take me down
Into the morning valley
To the break of dawn,
Oh won't you sing, O Sally
Through the winter storms
Call on my name and tell me
That there's still hope for drunken souls

Run Away

It scares me to let go of fear
It's become a friend that I hold dear
And no one knows me more than him
Or so it seems, or so it seems
All though I cry and hide my face
I feel secure in his embrace
He loves me so
He needs me so
Or so it seems or so it seems
Run away, run away
From all your sadness
With a smile on your face
Run from all your sadness 2x
I do not like the changing winds
They are destroying things
Destroying things
Afraid to test my growing wings,
Will they carry me?
All though I know unchanging love
I do not dare to trust its glow
Will it help me if my fear just grows
Run away, run away
From all your sadness
With a smile on your face
Run from all your sadness 2x

When Grace Left Town

When Grace left town
They buried all her clothes
They burned her house to ruins
When Grace left town
When Grace left town
Her daughters' disappeared
Their names were never mentioned
When Grace left town
When Grace left town
When Grace left town
The leaves began to fall
The whole town started trembling
When Grace left town
It's such a shame
And we are all to blame
We knew but never fought it
When Grace left town
When Grace left town
And my heart was broken
Yes my heart was broken
True words never spoken
And my heart was broken
When Grace left town
They buried all her clothes
They burned her house to ruins
When Grace left town
When Grace left town

Home Is Where The Heart Is

I followed you down to the station
It was so sad to see you leave
You embraced me and said
"Don't be sorry, there is a time for everything"
Oh, don't go please stay
Don't leave me here alone
Oh, please stay, don't go
Don't leave me here alone
'Cause our time has just begun
The train left a minute to early
It was to late to change your mind
Though I knew you'd be back
I was crying
The last thing I saw was your smile
Oh, don't go please stay
Don't leave me here alone
Oh, please stay, don't go
Don't leave me here alone
'Cause our time has just begun
Yes our time has just begun
Home is where the heart is
Home is where the heart is
Home is where the heart is
And our time has just begun

Song Of Forgotten Songs

This is a song of forgotten times
Years that came and went to fast
Moments we did not use when time was there
Moments we did not know we had
This is a song of forgotten tears
People we did not care to see
Lying helpless by the road, ignored by men
Who knew but did not want to know
This is a song of forgotten words
Songs we did not dare to sing
Melodies appearing in our deepest sleep
Wake me up and lead me to the sound

The Break Up

Sun is down I stare into the mirror
Your words still ringing in my ears
All that we have is sorrow
I'm leaving you first thing tomorrow
Try to sleep, I hear you breath
You're still next to me, but not for long
Try to reason, but it's all unclear to me
So surreal
All that we have is sorrow
You are leaving me first thing tomorrow
It seems it's out of my hands
You've made your decision
You want to be free
Where did we go wrong
I thought that I knew you
I thought we were fine
Before the bell wakes you up I kiss you one last time
All that we have is sorrow
You're leaving me first thing tomorrow
Tomorrow

In the deep

In the very deep of the sea
Fish are swimming gently beside me
Showing me the riddles of life
Empty cans and bottles are sleeping in the night
Sinking like a bag of stones
Music like I've never heard
Streaming from the cones
Octopus caressing me
My lungs are filled up
I'm free
Darkness fall
Darkness fall, surround me
Darkness fall
In the very deep of the sea
Fish are swimming gently beside me
Showing me the riddles of life
Empty cans and bottles are sleeping in the night
Darkness fall
Darkness fall, surround me
Darkness fall
I'm diving, diving, diving

Can I see you Again

The first snow has fallen
The temperature is rising
Because you called me
And asked me "come stay as a friend"
I pack my belongings and book the train ticket
And I ask in the mirror "will I be back again?"
The first time we met was a long time ago
You told me to trust you, and I did
But I was too young and I left you alone
I moved to the city, I found a new life there
I travelled and travelled and travelled again
But deep in my heart you were never forgotten
The warmth from your body
The prints from your hand
I guess I thought it was all lost
I heard you found a new friend
But I gained new hope in your words
"Can I see you again?"
I try to think of the right words to say
As the train leads me closer to the place I want to stay
The present is clear, and the past is forgotten
As you hold me and kiss me and hold me again
And I whisper through tears "will you ever forgive me"
In your smile I can read I am more than a friend.

Dance With Me

It's a clear and bright sweet morning
I put flowers in a vase
You come in you smile and plant
A kiss on my face
We've been longing for this moment
To finally have some time alone
We have signed the forms and papers
It's written in stone
So dance, dance, dance with me honey
Tango if you can
I am yours and you are mine
Till the end of time
Even though I know there will be
Harder times and flying stones
I will keep you in my heart
You're never alone

Be Well

Deep in your heart and your soul
Be well, be well
Your treasure is worth more than gold
Be well, be well
The winter is cold and the night
Has taken it's toll on us all
I can not ask you for more
Be well, be well
Sinners and killers and whores
Be well, be well
We all have a ghost in our soul
Be well, be well
Know that all hope is not lost
Know that the lion just growls
He can not bite you no more
Be well, be well

The Hill

I know my story has begun
Into the magic land I run
I know that I will never find
My peace without the highest Son
Why oh why oh why should I
Even take the chance to try
My tears will never give me rest
Until my head sleeps at his chest
The ice has covered hands and feet
I melt as I can feel the heat
I try to hide I'm scared to feel
This love that force my knees to kneel
Why oh why oh why should I
Even take the chance to try
My tears will never give me rest
Until my head sleeps at his chest

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
Oh, 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
Oh, I wish I were in a band

And I would smile, and I would sing
And would not care about a thing
Oh, I wish I were in a band
Oh, I wish I were heaven sent

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

(Feat. Trygve Skaug)

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

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

Ei kvinnehand
Hvem rørte vel vogga når barnet gråt
Ei kvinnehand
Og hvem skiftet bleien når den ble våt

Ei kvinnehand
Hvem lærte de små å aftenbønn be
Og tillitsfullt kneppe små hendene

Ei kvinnehand
Hvem kunne vel kjærtegne ømmere enn
Ei kvinnehand
Og hvem skrev vel rødmende ord med ei penn

Ei kvinnehand
Si hvem strikket sjøvott til fiskeren sin
Og hvem gjorde heimen så velstelt og fin
Ei kvinnehand

Hvem stryker så sorgtung et sykdomsblekt kinn
Ei kvinnehand
Hvem kjenner det kaldt her ved avskjedens grind
Ei kvinnehand

Nå spilles det opp til den siste dans
Hvem fører så tappert og uten stans
Og stryker en tåre fra kinnet hans
Hans kvinnes hand

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