Reasons To hang Around

Wish You’d Hold That Smile (Angelskår)

 

This is how it goes

Me and you on the telephone

This is how we sound

This is how we grow

 

This is what I do

If I had to choose again

This is what I’d choose

Wish I didn’t know what it does to you

 

If I can break your fall

Then we should rise above it all

And if you lose control

You’re sure to turn me on

 

This is what it takes

This is how I feel good about myself

This is how I fall

This is how I break

 

Baby, let’s not fight

Why don’t you come over and spend the night

We don’t need more time

We need to use it right

 

And if you can’t get high

If time’s just flying by

If you live a lie

You ought to say goodbye

 

Hey, I wish you’d hold that smile

Help, If only for a while

I need to know about all the things you did and didn’t do

And just how hard you tried

 

If I can break your fall

Then we should rise above it all

And if you lose control

You’re sure to turn me on

 

 

Don’t Say You Love Me (Melody: Stieng / Words: Angelskår)

 

If we could try to move at a slower pace

I might understand your ways

If I could just let go and enjoy my days

It might make these doubts go away

 

But don’t say you love me

Like loving me is a deed

And girl that’s exactly how it feels

Don’t give me that look

As if I’m not trying for real

Cause girl that’s exactly how it feels

 

Why does it always feel so good when they leave?

Like it’s got nothing to do with me

It might be that nasty fear of feeling something real

It might be just what you need

 

But don’t say you love me

Like it’s something I ought to know

I’m just about ready to let go

Don’t say you love me

Like you’ve got it all under control

I’m just about ready to let go

Just about ready to let go

 

Why does it always feel so good when they leave?

 

 

Come Back To Me (Angelskår)

 

Come back to me

Come back to me and all the things you knew

Come back to me

There’s a million things we never got to do

 

I’d like to think of me and you

as a little more than what we left behind

it’s funny how, when things go wrong

my love for you grows stronger everytime

 

and it’s so easy letting go

now that everybody knows

there are times when you’re not able

to make that choice

 

Come back to me

Cause baby I won’t make it on my own

The words we chose

The efforts made to put each other down

 

Your voice it keeps pursuing me

And I should have acted differently, I know

But every time you get too close

I tend to run away from you, my love

 

I miss being part of your sight

I miss being kept in mind

Come back to me

 

 

As Good As It Gets (Angelskår)

 

So your appearance made them forget

They never loved you for what you posess

And if this is as good as it gets

Then you should let it rest

 

And you might want to change your name

The crowd’s just a part of the game

There’s no way that you can relate to them

 

Tell me, do you feel at ease?

And just who are you trying to please?

Cause your honesty is worth shit to me

If it comes for free

 

Be a hero, they won’t let you fail

The crowd’s just a part of the trade

And what they own they will one day claim

 

I’m sure if you do what they want you to

You’ll stay a prince

As long as you do what they want you to

 

Do you take pride in belittling yourself

Cause you’re not fooling anyone else

Tell me, if you are so great

What’s on top of that shelf?

 

You used to leave all your things behind

You made up reasons to hang around

And now they left you with nowhere to go

 

I’m sure if you do what they want you to

You’ll stay a prince

As long as you do what they want you to

You’ll stay a prince

 

 

There Will Come Another (Gregory Wicky)

 

After the pregnant tears, the cosy fears

After the holding on, the helpful songs

After all the «I shall always care’s»

And the hugging in the stairs

 

There will come another

Followed by another other

Who in turn shall lead more others to the garden of your heart

When those other lovers

Have engorged upon on your powers

Leave you limp and void of wonder, will you still recall the time

The time there was no other

 

After the letter’s worn, the picture’s torn

After the strenght returned, the lesson’s learned

Memories grow fainter as our vows grow quainter

Time is it’s own parade

After all is said and done and done and said and done again

Why can’t I accept that

 

there will come another

followed by another other

who in turn shall lead more others to the darkness of my heart

when those other lovers craving peace and rest and shelter

leave me limp and void of wonder

will you believe me when I say:

 

There never was another

 

 

Alison (Angelskår)

 

Alison wrote me a song and told me to listen

She picked up her guitar and started humming her melody

I remember wanting to know if she needed assistance

She said: «why don’t you try, you might strike the right chord in me»

 

What’s it to you now

You’re going down

 

Nobody laughed when Alison said she’d be famous

Although nobody really knew that she had a voice

Alison hit #1 in the start of September

By Christmas she was already singing about other boys

 

What’s it to you now

You’re going down

 

So, it was seven inches of gold produced by desire

But fifteen minutes of fame was more than she would share

Now Alison’s got a new favorite taking her higher

Me, I’m just a kid trying to work my way out of here

 

What’s it to you now

You’re going down

 

When Alisons band fell apart, she wrote me a letter

I guess she was trying to thank me for letting her go

She said keep on playing my songs in lack of something better

But I bet she was wondering how she would do back home

 

What’s it to you now

You’re going down

 

 

You Were Saying (Angelskår)

 

You were saying

That everytime you fail to make a difference

You make this promise to yourself to stop your craving

For being what they want and stop behaving

Like you’re something you are not

 

Cause I can’t carry your weight

I can’t carry your weight

 

You were saying

that you were running out of good excuses

So you found a place to hide beneath your blanket

You stayed there for a while, you tossed your phone right out the window

Like a quiet, little lie

 

And I can’t carry your weight

I can’t carry your weight

It’s what you do, not what you’re going through that counts

 

I was thinking

That when you can find the time

we should go out drinking, we could dance all through the night

Or we could play old albums, just to see if they still match our expectations

Or the ones we used to have

 

But I can’t carry your weight

I can’t carry your weight

It’s what you do, not what they put you through that counts

 

 

Let The Night Begin (Angelskår)

 

Gotta know for sure my love

Would you still pick me if you could choose

Or am I just part of the everyday things you do?

I used to know my way around here

Now I haven’t got a clue

Caught up in the everyday things we do

 

So take my hand

Let me know I’m safe

Just because you can

And if I’m still here

Turn the TV off

Let the telephone ring

Cause I don’t feel a thing

Blow the daylight out

Let the night begin

 

I used to make you happy, darling

Now I’m put out of use

Turned off by the everyday things we do

Tell me, cause I’m outta here

Where did you put my shoes?

Stood up by the everyday things we do

 

So take my hand

Let me know I’m safe

Just because you can

And if I’m still here

Turn the TV off

Let the telephone ring

Cause I can’t feel a thing

Blow the daylight out

Let the evening in

Blow the daylight out

Let the darkness in

Blow the daylight out

Let the night begin

 

Gotta know for sure my love

Would you still pick me if you could choose

Or am I just part of the everyday things you do?

 

 

Supergirl (Angelskår)

 

These are all the things I never got to say to you

Things I don’t even tell my friends

This is a song that I’ve been humming on for way too long

The hidden track left at the end

 

You’re such a snob

But you’re such a supergirl

And any day now they’ll know

You’re such a snob

But when reconsidering

You’ve got all the things I want

 

These are the streets we walked, the memories we’re leaning on

These are the images I’ve saved

These are the girls I should have left alone, I’d been better off

This is where I am today

 

You’re such a snob

But you’re such a supergirl

And any day now they’ll know

You’re such a snob

But if you get through to me

Then I won’t have to walk alone

 

This is the T-shirt I’ve been carrying for all these years

It’s got your picture on the front

This is the pride I take in wearing it, in sharing it

With everyone who needs to know

 

You’re such a snob

But you’re such a supergirl

And any day now it’ll show

You’re such a snob

But you’re such a supergirl

I think it’s time you sang along

 

This one’s for rock’n’roll, for magazines, for radio

For all the times it knocked me out

This one’s for showing up when everyone thought you were gone

This one’s for never giving up

 

You’re such a slob

But you’re such a supergirl

And now it’s time to carry on

You’re such a slob

But you’re such a supergirl

And here’s a heart that you’ve won

 

You’re such a slob

But you’re such a supergirl

And any day now you’ll know

You’re such a slob

But you’re such a supergirl

Those whom the Gods love grow young

 

 

Keep Coming Around (Melody: Stieng / Words: Angelskår)

 

I say I’m sorry

Way too often, girl

You always take your time

Sweet-talking slowly

Like a baby doll

Now, what’s that behind your eyes?

 

Keep coming around for more, girl

Keep coming around again

Keep coming around for more, girl

Keep asking me to stay

 

Feels like I know you

But I can’t be sure

Cause you never taught me how

Feels like I love you

But it’s hard to tell

Most of the time I just try

 

Keep coming around for more, girl

Keep coming around again

Keep coming around for more, girl

Keep asking me to stay

 

Wish you’d stop trying

You’re trying too hard

And you can’t change what I am

Wish you’d try lying

Or something worse

Now that’s something I’d understand

 

Think we’re alone now

No one’s listening

Say; what’s that behind you eyes?

I’m safe but I’m sorry

And just a little worried

Now tell me what’s on your mind

 

Keep coming around for more, girl

Keep coming around again

Keep coming around for more, girl

Keep asking me to stay

 

Wish you’d stop trying

You’re trying too hard

And you can’t change what I am

Wish you’d try lying

Or something worse

Cause I don’t have a plan

 

 

No Particular Girl (Angelskår)

 

She’s a friend of a friend

Most of the time she’s nothing else

A skinny, little girl with starry eyes

And a crooked smile

 

She’s easily lost

But she can always locate my softer spots

And she laughs in a way

That makes me want to open up

 

She’s no particular girl

 

She’s a broken cry

Just a little less than a suicide

She’s the sweetest girl

To ever walk the borderline

Silly child

 

She’s a dream gone bad

And most of the time she’s not worth having

So why do I get these kicks

When I close my eyes

Step aside

 

She’s no particular girl

 

Her eyes are dim

Or more like a lamp when it’s not plugged in

But it’s not enough to warn you

About the mess you’re in

 

She’s your safest bet

A piece of the action you won’t regret

But once she’s part of your life

You’ll never be the same again

 

She’s no particular girl

 

 

The Long Way Home (Angelskår)

I only just left her house

I bet the curtains will move if I turn around

But I’ve been here too many times

So, now I worry a little less

I haven’t been trying too hard, I guess

It shouldn’t be this easy to forget

 

Not the slightest sign of doubt

I’ve got the whole thing figured out

I’m going to take the long way home, tonight

 

I wish I could let us grow

Like that song you’ve heard on the radio

That keeps you hanging around for more

Guess it takes some time to know

And the night might be cruel when you’re all alone

But it’s no easy way to go

 

Not the slightest sign of doubt

I’ve got the whole thing figured out

I’m going to take the long way home

When I stop and turn around

My feet no longer touch the ground

Although I carry her weight around

 

 

What You Do To Me (Angelskår)

 

It’s what you do to me

And how it makes me feel

It’s how you look when there’s nothing to say

And you say it, cause you never thought you would

 

It’s how you turn me around

And how you make it sound

It’s how you talk when there’s people around

May you never find that urge to put me down

 

It’s what you hide away

Things you never care to say

You think I’m strong and don’t get me wrong

But I’m nothing, I’m nothing on my own

 

And now you want to be mine

You just don’t want to all the time

Well here’s the deal; you’ve got to want me for real

Cause time – it’s such a selfish thing to keep

 

It’s what you do to me

And how it makes me feel

It’s how you look when there’s nothing to say

then you say it, and you never thought you would