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«Vidar Vang»

  1. Stand up
  2. This time
  3. Hard to follow, hard to find
  4. #1
  5. Sometimes I stay up at night, all alone
  6. Nothing to me, now
  7. Alive
  8. Let's pretend this coffee is champagne
  9. My baby's like water
  10. I'll be Johnny & you'll be June

 


Summen er lyden av en framtidig klassiker
— Nordlys
Ikke ett av de ti sporene er overflødige, og de tåler å bli gjentatt. Ofte!
— Dagbladet

Stand up

Afraid
I don’t know where I’m going
Afraid
I can’t go back to where I’ve been
It’s late
And I’m alone out driving
I got my window halfway down
And the rain is coming in

Stand up
Stand up
Stand up now brothers and sisters and lovers
Stand up

Steep
This ladder that I’m climbing
Steep
And I ain’t gonna fall

I got a six feet wall between my heart and soul
I chased the sunshine, baby and got covered up in snow
I held on too long to what I had to let go
I tried to make it on my own, but this ain’t no one-man-show
I forgot my name and where I set out to go
I got a concrete will, I ain’t gonna cry no more

Stand up
Stand up
Stand up now
Stand up

I’m so tired of searching
There's nothing left to find
I’m so tired of waiting
For the sun to shine
I’m so tired of dreaming
I’m so tired, love
I’m so tired of praying
To the sleeping God above

Stand up
Stand up
Stand up, now, brothers and sisters and lovers
Stand up

 

This time

I don't wanna hurt you, dad
I don't wanna scare you, mom, or make you sad
I don't wanna live inside a tomb
I don't wanna leave you here
I don't wanna close my eyes when you’re near
I don't wanna leave my house or room

This time is not for liars
This time is not for cheats
This time is not for gazing at your feet
This time is not for cowards
This time is not for hate
This time is not for guards out by the gate

I don't wanna loose this war
But sometimes I forget just what I came here for
I don't just wanna do good man, I wanna do right
I don't wanna scare you, friend
Or take away anything on which you might depend
But I don't know if there's anything left to fight for

This time is not for beggars
This time is not for thieves
This time is not for miracles or grief
This time is not for mercy
Mercy from the rain
This time is not for pleasure, pills or pain

Can you feel it?
Can you see?

Everybody's changing now

This time is not for trenches
This time is not for swords
This time is not for prayin', sayin' “Dear, dear Lord”
This time is not for comics
This time is not for space
This time's for taking punches in your face

 

Hard to follow, hard to find

The road was wide
And many of us went
Side by side
Thirteen lonely men
And I never meant to hurt you, friend

I needed you
And I guess you needed me
I needed you
It was plain for all to see
And then I denied you
One
Two
Three…

I miss you, man
The water and the wine
I miss you, man
You're always on my mind
But, you're hard to follow, you're hard to find

 

#1

May your heart stay soft and warm
May your ships pass through the storm
May good fortune follow you
Stay true

May this moment, in time
Let it shine, shine

Love, my love
May God grace your day
Your night and your way
My love, my love
Now, don't be afraid
I'll be by your side always

May you remember, may you sing
Outside it's raining, and it's raining in
May you fight, may you win
May you win

May this moment, in time
Let it shine, let it shine

Love, my love
May God grace your day
Your night and your way
My love, my love
Now, don't be afraid
I'll be by your side, my love

May God grace your day
Your night and your way
My love, my love
Now, don't be afraid
I'll be with you always

 

Sometimes I stay up at night

Sometimes I feel like I'm going crazy
Sometimes I feel like going home
Sometimes my memory works quite amazing
Sometimes I stay up at night, all alone

Sometimes it rains while it's sunny
Sometimes there’s calm inside the storm
Sometimes I won't laugh when a joke is funny
Sometimes I stay up at night, all alone

Sometimes the future is ahead of me
Sometimes I'm scared of the stones that I've thrown
Sometimes a day or five goes by me
Sometimes I stay up at night, all alone

I’m gone, gone, gone
With the wind

 

Nothing to me, now

All your crying
All your shame
All your guilt
And all your blame
All your pain, means nothing to me now

All your losses
All your plans
All your castles made of sand
Listen man, they're nothing to me now

You're nothing to me, now
I know you, and you're nothing to me, now

All your worries
All your lies
All your gambles
All your alibies
Don't ask why, they're nothing to me now

All your anger
All your past
Your paradise that didn't last
Get over it fast, man
It's nothing to me now

You're nothing to me now
I know you, you're nothing to me now

I'm just tired
You're just blind
I am right
And you're just left behind
I don't mind, you're nothing to me, now

You're nothing to me now
I know you, you're nothing to me now

And I'm never going back that way again

 

Alive

I try to get up early every day
I try to make you happy in every way
I try to do my best girl, every night
I try to do my best girl, I try to put up a fight

Well, all right
You gotta fight
Every day
And every night

The sky is black with rain today, but I'm not born to lose
And though the water's pouring in from holes in both my shoes
I'm alive

I try to save some money, I try to be good
I try to save some money, my dad always said I should
But sometimes I lie awake at night, and I just wanna run away
Sometimes I lie awake at night, but I'm gonna stay

I'm gonna stay
I ain't gonna run away
I love you, baby
I'm gonna stay

The sky is black with rain tonight, but I'm not born to lose
And though the water's pouring in from holes in both my shoes
I'm alive

All you saw
All you knew
And all you ever learned
Is all in all just useless when your whole world starts to burn

You're alive

 

Let’s pretend this coffee is champagne

Willie, well I know it didn’t work out like we planned
I am out of work and you are out of love again
Willie, I would rather be most anywhere than here
But here we are and I am kind of glad someone is near

So let’s pretend this coffee is champagne
Let’s pretend it’s diamonds that are pouring down, not rain
Let’s pretend that Marianne will take you back again
Let’s pretend this coffee is champagne

Bob behind the counter says “Come on, boys, time to go”
He’s gazing out the window, sayin’ “Hey, at least it doesn’t snow”
He’s picking up his jacket and his brand new phone
Sayin’ “Boys, you may be down and out, but at least you’re not alone”

So let’s pretend this coffee is champagne
Let’s pretend it’s diamonds that are pouring down, not rain
Let’s pretend the CIO will take me back again
Let’s pretend this coffee is champagne

Well I hope you were a nice guy on your way up to the top
Cause Willie, my friend, now we’re going down
It’s lonely at the bottom too, and this rain won’t ever stop
And my coffee’s cold just like the funeral ground

Everybody’s going home now, taxies in the streets
Lots of people that I know, but none I’d like to meet
They say the price of fame is peace and simple privacy
But I’d give everything God, if I could just stop being me

So let’s pretend this coffee is champagne
Let’s pretend it’s diamonds that are pouring down, not rain
Let’s pretend that everything will just be OK again
Let’s pretend this coffee is champagne

 

My baby's like water

My baby's like water
In which I drown
My baby's like water

My baby's like water
And I'm a thirsty man
My baby's like water

My baby's like water
The river running to the sea
My baby's like water
Like the rain coming down on me

My baby's like water
Clouds or mist
My baby's like water
I'm Jesus, she's John the Baptist

My baby's like water
Wash my sins away
My baby's like water
Like a cool lake on a summers day

 

I’ll be Johnny & you’ll be June

August day
Friends who say
“Hello, how are you?”
They've come from near
And far away
To celebrate

And at the altar, a bride and groom
They say “I do”, “I do”
They'll soon be man and woman in a country tune
Called “I'll be Johnny and you'll be June”

Eyes of grey
I see them stray
I miss you now, baby
Some might run
But, I will stay
I need you, my baby

We made a promise when our love was new
And now I'll see you through
You'd take care of me, I'd take care of you
I'll be Johnny and you'll be June

 

Lyrics by Vidar Vang & Gaute Fredriksen