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The half-finished heaven
Sinikka Langeland kantele, vocals
Lars Anders Tomter viola
Trygve Seim tenor saxophone
Markku Ounaskari percussion
Recorded January 2013 at Rainbow Studio, Oslo… 862 more words
Downtown was smaller than I thought it would be / it was almost like a small town in the middle of the city / the only place that I could afford was a room in a cheap hotel / it wasn’t too bad if you could put up with the noises at night and the smell / drugs and dreams got mixed up in that place / it was always hard to know / who the real artist was / and who was just putting on a show / at the time I thought I was on my way / and already counting the weeks / but soon I was just counting beer cans and joints / and the cockroaches under my sheets / I never got any phone calls / and hardly ever played a gig / the foosball table in the bar downstairs / was the only place I ever made it big.
I happened to hear the echo of waves / bouncing off of them and returning to the sea / what will be / is not what has been / but it will happen again / just as it has happened before / I stood beneath the roar / of the distant pasts and the possibilities / and I found myself lost on the shore / not knowing which were my friends / and which were my enemies.