Norwegians Can't Refuse

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released November 2, 2018

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Track Name: The Devil Came Along
THE DEVIL CAME ALONG

I try to rearrange the things that were within me
I try to travel through the windings of my brain
I wonder what the coming days and years will bring me
I just hope that they won't bring it back again

Some years ago I've heard the loudest sound of silence
I've met the devil at the bottom of the well
For every inch of me he offered gold and diamonds
But I just don't believe in heaven nor in hell

And so he said: Go back where you belong
Those were the days the devil came along

I keep on walking on the road that I constructed
I never ever wanna go down there again
I know by now that I don't need to be conducted
You sure can take my hand, but take away that chain

Don't you know, I'm back where I belong
Gone are the days the devil came along
No I don't wanna sing no solitary song
Gone are the days the devil came along

I wonder what the coming days and years will bring me
I just hope that they won't bring it back again

Don't you know, I'm back where I belong
Gone are the days the devil came along
No I don't wanna sing no solitary song
Gone are the days the devil came along
Don't you know, the devil came along
Track Name: Common Evil
COMMON EVIL

Misdemeanour
I can see what you have done
Crime scene cleaner
Did his thing, but done it wrong
I have been here for too long

Evil forces
May have told you what to do
Drawn by horses
They'll devide you into two
Way too late to begin anew

Common evil
Fear prevents and anger blinds
Common people
Locked up brains and little minds
Common evil
Acting without thinking twice
Common people
They all agree to pay the price

Misdemeanour
Though you didn't do a thing
Such a weiner
Scared to death before your king
Never doing anything
Just a puppet on a string

Common evil
Fear prevents and anger blinds
Common people
Locked up brains and little minds
Common evil
Acting without thinking twice
Common people
They all agree to pay the price

Common evil
Common people
Track Name: No Control
NO CONTROL

Nothing left, look upon
Mice dead, cats gone
Operator, old machine
Same old me, same has-been
Swallow the whole, ain't got no control

Yeah I'm a gonna spoil my chances
I am ready to miss 'em all
And all of the so-called advances
See how they slow to a crawl
I'm just a toad in a hole
And I ain't got no control

Everybody, on the run
Another bullet, another gun
Every morning, break of day
Stay here, walk away
Fish in a bowl, ain't got no control

Yeah I'm a gonna spoil my chances
I am ready to miss 'em all
And all of the so-called advances
See how they slow to a crawl
I'm just a toad in a hole
And I ain't got no control

Another verse, final words
Major chord, minor birds
Operator, old machine
Same old me, same has-been
Sell my soul, ain't got no control

Yeah I'm a gonna spoil my chances
I am ready to miss 'em all
And all of the so-called advances
See how they slow to a crawl
I'm just a toad in a hole
And I ain't got no control

I suffer another setback
I'm letting myself down again
But there ain't no use to get back
To where it all began
I'm gonna swallow the whole
And I ain't got no control
Track Name: You Made It (Into This Song)
YOU MADE IT (INTO THIS SONG)

I wasn't prepared that you have an opinion
Well maybe your hairdo's got a mind of its own
You're taking my truth and twist it around, so come on

I've run out of time, I've run out of patience
I'm way too important to blunder along
You're taking my truth and twist it around, so come on

Maybe you'll miss me, when I'll be long gone
Maybe you'll see that you were wrong
So many reasons to doubt it
So go where you belong

Your disturbing behaviour sure's gonna leave a scar
But you're not gonna hurt me anymore
No sense of rhythm, but you won't miss a beat to clap along
You're taking my truth and twist it around, so come on

Maybe you'll miss me, when I'll be long gone
Maybe you'll see that you were wrong
So many reasons to doubt it
So go where you belong
Maybe you'll miss me, maybe you won't
Maybe you'll see, but maybe you don't
But at least you made it into this song

Maybe you'll miss me, when I'll be long gone
Maybe you'll see that you were wrong
So many reasons to doubt it
So go where you belong
Maybe you'll miss me, maybe you won't
Maybe you'll see, but maybe you don't
But at least you made it into this song
Track Name: Above Us
ABOVE US

Who will sink the boat, and who will get my goat
These days
Who tries to set the note, and who will cut my throat
To avoid my gaze
All the world, almost everyone, but you

Who will miss the deadline, who believes we'll be fine
These days
Who thinks that water will be red wine, who misread the headline
In many ways
All the world, almost everyone, but you

Just let 'em pretend to be above us
Let 'em think they'd stand alone
'Cause with the help of the ones who really love us
We'll hold our own

Who will be the last to anticipate disaster
Again
Who denies the past, just to get a little faster
Again
All the world, almost everyone, but you

Just let 'em pretend to be above us
Let 'em think they'd stand alone
'Cause with the help of the ones who really love us
We'll hold our own

Just let 'em pretend to be above us
Let 'em think they'd stand alone
'Cause with the help of the ones who really love us
We'll hold our own
Yeah let 'em pretend to be above us
Someday soon they'll go away
All those haters will fall against lovers
Some day
Track Name: Cold Spell
COLD SPELL

Some heads are really only made for decoration
And some of 'em aren't even made to do that well
There's a doubter, a believer - cold spell

Airheads may float but sure they shouldn't lead a nation
If they can't stand we could exist in parallel
There's a shouter, a deceiver
There's a doubter, a believer - cold spell

I know your head would do just fine above my sofa
I got a hammer and I hammer pretty well
But nothing's gonna change because the next one's taking over
Another hotspur, another cold spell

Let's blame the blacks, the reds, the jews and the asians
Let's blame the media, the punks and the godless Freemasons

There's a shouter, a deceiver
There's a doubter, a believer - cold spell

I know your head would do just fine above my sofa
I got a hammer and I hammer pretty well
But nothing's gonna change because the next one's taking over
Another hotspur, another cold spell
I know your head is like an engine overheating
Might be because you already burn in hell
But nothing's gonna change, the world keeps on repeating
Another hotspur, another cold spell

Another cold spell
Track Name: We Will Get There
WE WILL GET THERE

Run ten thousand miles, open up our heads
Drag 'em into piles, those will be our beds

Revolving thoughts will fade, it just takes some time
We will make the grade, we'll find the words to rhyme
We can get there, we can get there, we will get there
One day

I am not afraid, to tell you that I'm scared
Of walking in the shade, of being unprepared
We can get there, we can get there, we will get there
One day

It might get loud, we may fall silent
Among a crowd on a desert island
We'll tie our shoes and we will get there
It might get cold, we may be burning
We are old but we're still learning
We'll tie our shoes and we will get there
No we just can't refuse, we'll tie our shoes and we will get there

We can get there, we can get there, we will get there

Push it all away, reclaim it back again
Die another day, constrict the evil vein
Run ten thousand miles, open up our heads
Drag 'em into piles, those will be our beds

It might get loud, we may fall silent
Among a crowd on a desert island
We'll tie our shoes and we will get there
It might get cold, we may be burning
We are old but we're still learning
We'll tie our shoes and we will get there
No we just can't refuse, we'll tie our shoes and we will get there

We will get there
Track Name: I Bear That In Mind
I BEAR THAT IN MIND

I made up my mind
I'm gonna stay for evermore
I'm bearing the grind
There is a key, there is a door
And if you should find
That one would be better off alone
Our road would be mined
But I will be waiting by the phone

Should anyone call
I'm breaking a fall
Payment in kind
I bear that in mind

One day we will die
One day we will be awaken
But it's worth the try
If I am not mistaken

Should anyone call
I'm breaking a fall
Payment in kind
I bear that in mind
I'm hitting the wall
Clearing the hall
My daily grind
I bear that in mind

I dial the number
I'm dropping the phone
Awake from the slumber
If I only had known

Should anyone call
I'm breaking a fall
Payment in kind
I bear that in mind
I'm hitting the wall
Clearing the hall
My daily grind
I bear that in mind
Track Name: Something That I Used To Know
SOMETHING THAT I USED TO KNOW

I'm making up arrangements
I'm changing all my shoes
There's something that I used to know
Something that I used to know
I'm meeting my engagements
Reiterate the news
There's something that I used to know
Something that I used to know
Something I forgot

I do know what I'm doing
I do know where I'm at
There's something that I used to know
Something that I used to know
Different angle, different viewing
I'm waving my old hat
There's something that I used to know
Something that I used to know
Something I forgot

Got my sobriety, got my anchor chain
Remaining anxiety will simmer down again
There has been something that I knew
Something I forgot about
I still remember what to do
So I just shout it out

Some are in it for the money
Some are in it for the fame
That's something that I used to know
Something that I used to know
I'm still in it for the honey
But I can't recall my name
That's something that I used to know
Something that I used to know
Something I forgot

Got my sobriety, got my anchor chain
Remaining anxiety will simmer down again
There has been something that I knew
Something I forgot about
I still remember what to do
So I just shout it out

Something that I used to know
Something I forgot
Something that I used to know
Something I forgot
Track Name: Torn Down Buildings
TORN DOWN BUILDINGS

Run like you're running out of time
Leave all the yesterdays behind
Make sure that you will be long gone
Way before the race is on

You cross the river one last time
Patch up the pieces of your mind
And before the break of day
You'll be gone and swept away

Torn down buildings
Burned down bridges
Lowered ceilings
Dug out ditches
Let's sleep outdoors, let's build a boat
Lower the floors and fill the moat

In the twinkling of an eye
So much time is passing by
Let's take anything we find
Fill our eyes until we're blind

Torn down buildings
Burned down bridges
Lowered ceilings
Dug out ditches
Let's sleep outdoors, let's build a boat
Lower the floors and fill the moat

In the twinkling of an eye
So much time is passing by
Let's take anything we find
Fill our eyes until we're blind

Torn down buildings
Burned down bridges
Lowered ceilings
Dug out ditches
Let's sleep outdoors, let's build a boat
Lower the floors and fill the moat
Let's take anything we find
Fill our eyes until we're blind
Track Name: Run Away
RUN AWAY

I will never ever get it
I will never get it right
I just thought that I had it
But I forgot it all tonight
What a mess it is!
Yeah I confess, it is.
I better shut it down
Gotta get outta town

I better run, run away
Let's pretend I wasn't here today
I swear it wasn't me but someone else, you see
I better run, run away

Next time I'll leave it to the experts
I've done it once and failed twice
My finger's bleeding and my neck hurts
And I cannot pay the price
What a mess it is!
Yeah I confess, it is.
I better shut it down
Gotta get outta town

I better run, run away
Let's pretend I wasn't here today
I swear it wasn't me but someone else, you see
I better run, run away
I better run, run away
You know I cannot fix it anyway
I didn't mean to do, what I just did to you
I better run, run away

What a mess it is!

I better run, run away
Let's pretend I wasn't here today
I swear it wasn't me but someone else, you see
I better run, run away
I better run, run away
You know I cannot fix it anyway
I didn't mean to do, what I just did to you
I better run, run away
Track Name: Somehow Someway
SOMEHOW SOMEWAY

There ain't no need to be crowding me
There's a double wall surrounding me
And don't you dare to tear it down

There's still some room left within here
Some space for joy, and some for fear
There's one more chair standing around
I save it for you might be coming down

Someway I try to keep on breathing
Somehow, someway
Until you are here with me

Try not to share the air I breathe
Don't wanna see the city seethe
My place ain't big enough for two
But there is always room for you

Someway I try to keep on breathing
Somehow, someway
Until you are here with me
Somehow I know that my lungs won't last for ever
The hour glass, our common enemy

Someway I try to keep on breathing
Somehow, someway
Until you are here with me
Somehow I know that my lungs won't last for ever
The hour glass, our common enemy

I write it down but for myself
An anthem remaining on the shelf
I turn around and you're not there
Somehow, someway
Somehow, someway, you just don't care

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