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All lyrics are displayed here with the kind permission of Rolf-Erik Nyland.
 
Shifting Sands Lyrics
 

GONE

I can't see my house from here
Is this how it feels to be alone
Thousands of people surrounding me
But now I know you are gone

When I left, I wasn't too sure
What I felt about leaving you there
In the window, the wave of your hand
I wondered how you would fare
Well, now I know…

Is it really that different
Will you miss me for long
Do you know I'm not confident
I will be welcome…when I come home

I can't see my world from here
I guess the fault is my own
The only future I know about
Is long, long gone

When I left, I wasn't too sure
What I felt about leaving forever
In my mind I was glad that I went
But I wondered how you would fare
And now I know…

Is it really that different
Will you miss me for long
Do you know I'm not confident
I should never have gone…I will never come home

INNER VOICE

Take me back to earth
And show me your world
I’ve been here before
Times were different when I was born

You have everything
You need nothing more
The thing you need the least
Is to lose it all

You would be safe here forever
But you had her reach for whomever came along
The curse of the unconfident one

All you have in your life should please you
You only worry
See the smile leave those beautiful eyes
And you say that you’re sorry

If you wonder who’s gonna hear you
I will
And if you say you fear the danger
I will know how you feel

Things will happen, change will come
And you’re bringing it on
Clutching too hard, prison and pain
For the other one

I am the core of your being
The one before the dawn
The one they taught you to hate
Now you can’t be alone

All you have in your life should please you
You only worry
On your knees when those beautiful eyes
Don’t believe that you’re sorry

COMPANY

Complication-I’m falling down
In contemplation-I watch the town
Another evil-Come teach or listen
All angels falling-It’s my religion

And we know-But don’t care

And the company-is in need of therapy
But the people make a living in the end
It’s all for the end

This is poison-This is crime
Most of all, this lifts our business
off the ground

And you know-But don’t care

And the company-is in need of therapy
But the people make a living in the end
They will all meet the end
As generations start to mend

I’m in my cabin-Luxurious surroundings
I only wish the trees were alive outside

But you know-We didn’t care

And the company-is in need of therapy
But you know-they had to make a living
And the company-is in need of therapy
But the people made a living in the end

This has to be the end
This will take generations to mend

CONFIDENCE

Darkness, in its most soothing form
Darkness called forth by a candle
And darkness
that makes the faintest glow visible
Darkness I can handle

In the quiet of the night
I sit and watch the time
While I listen to the air
And music in my mind

Someone sings
in a language without words
Paintings in silent sound
Someone speaks…
was it your voice I heard
You lift me off the ground

Floating through the room
And deep into the soul of the house
Where all the smiles and all the tears
find peace
And come together in our vows

All in all I am alone
But I'm in our home
And that is darkness in its most soothing form

IN THE ARMS OF THE NIGHT

To be seen by admiring eyes
And by those who look with envy
Those who look with contempt
At the people under the glory

Always a smile on the screen
Captured by the camera eye
Silent kingdom in the nights
Well described by glittering lies

Do you know what they do
(In the arms of the night)
They live just like me and you
(In the arms of the night)

People say we’re all born free, these days
The children of the king will be prisoners, always

To be a face in the crowd
The impossible dream
Smiling, but possibly
Not as happy as they seem

A tragic accident
In the road, his highness dead
Exclusive pictures show
All the blood is red

Little hand, exploring your way
The papers will tell you how to behave

 


 

NEGOTIATION

We are on our way
closer and closer to the shore
So don't let the hammer fall down on us
We will be there

A little time is all that we need
And we will make the journey
Form our actions from new ideas

Get information and help
from those who know out there
Form our actions from new ideas

...Their ideas

What about the world they said did exist
and was effaced in a single turn
Did they know what was in store

...What's to come

Everyday life in colourful shades of changing mood,
so trite, and so cosy, would you mind
to form your actions from these ideas

GATHERING DAY

(Chapter XI of “The fated line”)

January '85, prepared for just another day
Early morning, full moon high
and dancing northern lights

I was walking in the cold
Parking lot outside my home
Then suddenly something didn't feel right
I was not alone

They gathered (around me),
strangers I knew
Like reading for the first time
something I have read before

I was growing nervous
as I met the eyes of an elder man
How weird it feels to see
an unknown face again

I saw everyone of them
for the very first time alive
I knew right then
where I'd seen them before
Pictures on the wall

They gathered (around me)
strangers I knew
Like being for the first time
somewhere I have been before
They gathered
(it was like) a strange déjà vu
A woman on a photograph

I thought the chill from the biting cold
would be enough
The encounter by the road
made matters worse
I checked my watch
to see if I was getting late
Blood turned to ice
when I noticed the date

They gathered
(around me) strangers I knew
I saw them for the first time
I have seen them all before
They gathered
(they were) strangers like you
A woman on a photograph
Picture from a long lost childhood
You were strangers
but I knew all of you

MEMORY BENEATH THE SEA

A long time ago, a messenger came
Sailing into the shore
Of our island

He said, you’re sinking soon
But I’ll lend you a hand
And help you move
From your island

You have to see
This place is gonna be
Only a memory
Beneath the sea

But you can come with me…

So we took all we could carry
And went aboard the ships
Downcast eyes, and troubled minds
And trembling lips

As the distance grew, with sailing away
from our abandoned home
It sank into the sea, like a dread preview
Of what was to come

What had been the world to me
Was going to be
Only a memory
Beneath the sea

Now I sit here and wonder
But her face is hard to read
What would be if we stayed, back then
Would we drown, or would we breathe

These unfamiliar surroundings
Will never feel like home
The ocean breeze is the only thing
I feel that I know

The sun sets, into the sea
Will it shed some light
On a memory

What was the world to me
Will always be
Only a memory
Beneath the sea

All lyrics are displayed here with the kind permission of Rolf-Erik Nyland.

Return To The Mirror Lyrics

Another Time
 
What a day
The dark side of the earth was shining
Fireworks entertained stars far away

Then a silence came to visit upon the land
The disagreement is dealt with,
and nothing is left to say

In course of time nature will find
how to make use of the poison inside
Another time something will rise
and make a weapon for hunting
out of the bough that it found

It's not the same
The sun returns, but who's to see it
Fading species not able to breathe

Nothing stands against the ravages of...
time flies when no one notice
So we kind of left without a trace

In course of time nature will find
how to make use of the poison inside
Another time something will rise
and make a weapon for hunting

In course of time nature will find
a way to make use of the poison inside
Another time someone will rise
and make a weapon for hunting
for someone to die

Another Day

Words in a letter came from far away
Written for comfort, feelings on display
No more rain from the sorrow of an eye
No more lies inside me,
never have I been betrayed

I've been fooling myself,
these words tell the truth
In their lovely way, they're state of the art

Temptations - I can recall
There will be a day
We can feel that way again
Dimensions – Another day

A voice in my mind keeps bringing me down
Like icy fingers spin a tale of today
Can't refrain
'cause I'm leaving one more time
Someone cries inside me,
someone cries your name

I've been fooling myself,
these words tell the truth
In your lovely way, you're state of the art

Temptations - I can recall
There will be a day I will feel that way again
Dimensions - Another day
Time is on our side, brings us back home

Temptations - I can recall
There will be a day
We can feel that way again
Dimensions – Another day

The Family Secret

(Chapter IX of “The Fated Line”)

They're concealing things from you
they tell you lies
You try to be a member of the family tree
Suspicions rise

You walk over, watch over and wonder
in woods that make you smile
But the view is limited these places
The trees won't tell you anything
Rest for a while

Kind people make you feel welcome
She needs you the way you need her
Tells you nothing, you're lonesome
not knowing what happened one year
Long ago

The family secret
that makes their mood so strange sometimes
You search for it, you make water from wine

Feel like you don't belong
Entered into relations so strong

The family secret
they try to forget, you try to be blind
They run from it, they make water from wine

The family secret
that makes their mood so strange sometimes
You search for it, they make water from wine
The family secret

Leon

On top of the building
To stay out of sight
Thousands of blind eyes
Watching as they lie down

But no one saw
The big and the small
Coming closer, through the rooftop door
Preparing to clean, and for self preservation
In between and over the walls

Leon is rising
From his lonely war
He’ll be surviving
For one person more
This can’t be done without the ability to fly
He knows it well
But he’s willing to try

Leon is raising
His head from the floor
She’ll be surviving
In her lonely war
Leon is done,

and he shares his last goodbyes
Triumph is plain
In the look in his eyes

Rumours At Speak

A man had to kill a dog yesterday
'cause a dog killed a man last week
It's justice and right, 'n' people feel safe
The rumours told me so

Lights blown out by a boy turning five
'wished him well, for a hundred years to stay alive
Parents proud, such a crucial test
The rumours claim he's the greatest

I came to this place (I know their rain)
A speaking likeness to my home
Rumours at speak tell me this place is wrong
I shouldn't stay for long

The other day a girl got a guest
The kind she didn't neither want nor expect
Now he's with people that are paid for their care
The rumours say the girl is nowhere

A madman went out just to have fun
Playing games with some lives and a gun
He was sentenced, but behaved,
now he's out on parole
The rumours say he laughs again

Mountain Inside The Stone

I'll make a vow to keep, somehow
To make it last, when I can't live without

I've got two ways to go
Both seem to lead to the death of my soul
Watching you, it hits me hard
Who am I to tear our lives apart

I need some help, I need it now
Decisions made for me, I'm not proud
In a way, I am a child
Without parents to tell wrong from right

I'll make a vow to keep, somehow
To make it last, when I can't live without
By my own hand, I must make it alone
I'll build my mountain inside the stone

It was me that they saw
Running on empty and out of control
Watching you in your sleep
'bid farewell and I'm in too deep

I'll take that sand and make a crown
To make it feel like I'm looking down
The way I sit watching from my throne
I'm a mountain inside the stone

I made a vow I'll keep, somehow
To make it last, when I can't live without
Carving it in, my position is shown
It is my mountain inside the stone

In Your World

A rose in the prime of life
has seen harder days
Be aware that time can change
the things you trust and know
but never leave you

Can't you see, don't you realise
The future lies down to yourself
it's your right

As I stare into your eyes
I see a trace of your world
When you stare, you melt the ice
With all your warmth from inside

Maybe your future is
a memory from the past
and dreams are a notion hidden
deep within a chest

Can't you see that the warming light
in the room that night
came from the deep of your eyes

I'll be there, light up the night
And don't ask me why
When I'm there, your tears have dried
Who's watching you when you cry

How was yesterday
In your world
Who was there to see
your eyes when they died

Broken Defence

He had a weakness
and he looked up to you
Asked if you could stay
for a while

Felt like a time bomb
ticking the rhythm of his heart
Asked if you were afraid
of the night

Is there a reason for breaking his heart

I see him in my mind
(I) hear his voice, calling your name
I feel the needs of his heart
and I feel it's aching

He locked the door
and threw away the key
You broke down his defence
in one night

Now he's building words
to give his feelings spoken meaning

I see him on the wall
See the mirror, reflecting my face
I see the loss of a heart
And I feel it's aching

A Battle

It has been less, it has been more
it has been different before
It has been changed in colour and shape
What is the use? Why is it here?
What is the use?

Somewhere inside, it has been placed
and shadows from all of our days can be traced
Victimising, sterilising, and understandably
draining colour from your face

Mirrors of the soul, reflecting
Open sections, dreams connecting - I'm feeling strong, this is where I belong

Mirror in a well describing
open fields of understanding - No medal is hung, and the battle remains unsung

Into the seas of compromising
Pressure inside - tension rising
Sudden awareness equalising the pitfalls and the steep hills of your pride

Sail

The floating through the open spaces
Shooting-stars and turning pages
Nothing less than nothingness,
infinities of uncertain lost caresses
fills the emptiness

The planets are only there now,
to show where they're not
Spins around themselves
with all that they have got

Find the way by accident
every time they move
Though it could be different
the senses still approve

No shape or form confirms what's going on
Sometimes it's dark in powerful light
and melody in a silence made from song

Questions from natural wit
An arrow the moment it hits
A secret the minute it's told
Heat from within all the cold

A chance is burned, it's justified
Problems solved on the other side

Watch the tide as it grows and fades away
In the night the day is left astray
Remember it's easier to hide
Problems solved on the other side

Safer, colder, stranger
There will be other conditions later
Harder to hide, and easy to find the way
Circles, waves and better days
Through the universe we sail

No Good Reckoning (bonus)

I never thought you would look back that way
As your damnation was cruel and free
You fear the end, but you don't wanna go
back to where it started, though

It's not that I want to meet you today
or feel the need to hide away
It's just that no one knows where I'm gonna go
Or if I am to stay

If this is the way you feel
I'm gonna make it real
You don’t hear, what can I say
There ain’t no good reckoning day

Tell me, what happened to moving on
and why all these childish games
You’re working hard on where to run
and where to place the blame

I suggest that you do this alone
then you can hold the stage