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«Stand Up Straight»

  1. Ain’t seen nothing yet
  2. Here it is
  3. Happy
  4. Highways of my mind
  5. I don’t believe that good things never last
  6. The early shift
  7. Get it while you can
  8. Stand up straight
  9. Mama, I get by
  10. Everyday

 


Noen av høstens mest slitesterke låter
— VG
En fengende lekkerbisken av et album
— Fædrelandsvennen

Ain’t seen nothing yet

I got a girlfriend and her hair is blond and wet
I got a girlfriend and her hair is blond and wet

I got a sofa and a TV-set
I lie awake at night drenched in sweat
You say you know me, but I swear we’ve never met
And you ain’t seen nothing yet

I buy a coffee and I bum a cigarette
I tell a story, you say ”Man, I won’t forget”

I got a sofa and a TV-set
I got a new song on an old cassette
You say you know me, but I swear we’ve never met
And you ain’t seen nothing yet

My hands are cold and her hair is wet
You say you know me, but I swear we’ve never met
And I can’t sleep at night, I lay here drenched in sweat
You ain’t seen nothing yet

No, you ain’t seen nothing
I’m not angry, just a little bit upset
You ain’t seen nothing yet

 

Here it is

Here’s a song and here’s a singer
Here’s a father, here’s a child
Here’s a ring and here’s a finger
Here are six men down the aisle

Here’s a street and here’s a sidewalk
Here’s a corner and a friend
Here’s a Monday morning smalltalk
Here’s a postcard, here’s a pen

Here’s a life
Here’s a day
Here’s a moment that will fade away
So goodbye, good-goodbye
Every day

Here’s a job and here’s a TV
Here’s a Friday, here’s a beer
Here’s a town and here’s a car-key
Here’s a town and you are here

Here’s a life
Here’s a day
Here’s a moment that will fade away
So goodbye, good-goodbye
Every day

Here’s a birthday cake with 27 candles burning
Here’s a tombstone, I read “1976-…”

And maybe
When we die it’s over
Maybe
We’re just getting older
But maybe
When we die we’ll meet again

 

Happy

This is a pill and it will make you happy
Make you happy
This little drink I think will make you happy
Make you happy

Happy

I turn the TV on to make you happy
Make you happy
I say that I was wrong to make you happy
Make you happy

Happy

And baby, when I’m up
Take me down and make me happy
Baby, when I’m down
Take me up and make me happy
Baby, when I’m right
Say I’m wrong and make me happy
Baby, when I’m wrong
Say I’m right and make me happy
And baby, when I’m up with you
I am happy
When I’m down with you
I am happy
When I’m here with you & we’re together I’m

Happy

Mama, don’t call in the morning, I sleep till noon
It makes me happy, makes me happy
I’ll make my money soon
It’ll make you happy and make me, make me, make me…

 

Highways of my mind

My baby’s gone to sleep and I’m awake
My baby’s gone to sleep and my hands shake

Now, you spend a lifetime growing up
Spend a lifetime dying
I spend more money than I’ve got
So, tonight I ride down the highways of my mind

And I ride them alone
I see faces pop up in the mirror
When I turn around they’re all gone
And I ride them alone

Got fire in my head and frost in my soul
Fire in my head and a lump in my throat

Now, you spend a lifetime crawling
Spend a lifetime flying
You spend more money than you got
Tonight I ride down the highways of my mind

And I ride them alone
I see faces pop up in the mirror
When I turn around they’re all gone

And I keep riding on
I keep coming back home
I keep turning the key in your door
Even though they all say that you’re gone

Maybe we’re living off memories and shadows
Maybe we’re never gonna get out of here
Maybe there’s nothing here for us at all
But it just don’t matter now

Beside me a girl
Outside a whole world
If tonight is forever
If not now, then never
I ride down alone

 

I don’t believe that good things never last

She says she loves him
He says he loves her and then
They go to sleep

She wakes up early
He wakes up early too
And say I love you

I don’t believe that good things never last
I don’t believe in growing cold
We’re as old as we’re young
We’re as weak as we’re strong
We’re as right as we’re wrong
But we’re holding on

She says she’s happy
He says he’s happy too
Dam dam, duh duh

I don’t believe that good things never last
I don’t believe in growing cold
We’re as old as we’re young
We’re as weak as we’re strong
We’re as right as we’re wrong
But we’re holding on

 

The early shift

I used to take the early shift each Sunday selling gas in my hometown
The early walk down 2nd street, so quiet and so still as night went down

And every now and then there was man waiting around there as I came
He talked about the weather and I listened, but I never knew his name

Can you feel, every single moment?
Can you feel, everybody singing?
Can you feel, something passing you by?

I used to take the early shift and watched the drifters passing through my town
Where do people go? I don’t know, I guess we circle the same ground

Can you feel, every single moment?
Can you feel, everybody singing?
Can you feel, something passing you by?

And I just can’t believe it’s gone
I just can’t believe it’s gone

But it’s gone, gone, gone

I used to take the early shift

 

Get it while I can

I got a feeling life goes by me everyday
I got a feeling life goes on outside this bay
Can’t sit around here, wasting years and wasting days
Can’t sit around here, wasting time, but I do

I gotta get it while I can
Get it, and I still live in this town
Get it while I can
Get it ‘for I’m six feet underground

Twice a week I run along the highway
Every Sunday night I long for Saturday

I wanna break out, but I’m gonna stay
It feels like yesterday was Christmas, and now it’s May
If I had the guts, I’d be on my way
I wanna scream, but I don’t know what to say

I gotta get it while I can
Get it, and I still live in this town
Get it while I can
Get it, but I hide my head in the sand

Sit around with a frozen heart
I just go to work, then I come back home
And watch TV all alone

I gotta get it while I can
Get it, and I still live in this town
Get it while I can
Get it ‘for I’m six feet underground

I get up every day
And it’s hard not to fade away
In this town you rather stay, than run away

 

Stand up straight

You can try it any way you want
But there’s no way to hold me back

You can tie me down and fuck me up
But nothing stops a rock’n roll attack

I see it coming each night and day
I could stand up straight or I could run away

If you never even tried it once
How d’you think you’d understand?

Well, you never saw the boy I was
Now can you see the man I am?

I see it coming each night and day
I could stand up straight or I could run away

And I feel my heart explode
Bye, bye baby I’m heading for the road
And, I don’t know

But, hell I believe in it!

 

Mama, I get by

I believe in honesty
And everyone believes in me
And all I see is people passing by

People live and people die
And mama I am getting by
Please don’t ask the reasons that I cry

Mama, sweet mama I get by
On my own
Mama I try
On my own
Mama I’ll die
On my own
Mama, I am strong

I believe in honesty
And everyone believes in me
And all I see is people passing by

Too small to win
Too big to lose
Too proud to walk in worn out shoes
Too small to win
Too big to lose
But I try

Mama, sweet mama I get by
On my own
Mama I try
On my own
Mama I’ll die
On my own
Mama, I am gone

Sweet mama, I get by
On my own
Mama I try
On my own
Mama I’ll die
On my own
Mama, I’m your son

 

Everyday

You’re never sure what you’re gonna get
Leavers and the keepers it’s all the same
Parted by the outside, even by the inside
I tell that old ain’t nothing but young
That young’s nothing but old

And as clouds keep on burning
This wheel will keep on turning
And I’m still leaving every day

 

Lyrics by Vidar Vang & Gaute Fredriksen