TEKSTER FRA EDEN / UT AV SKALLET
av Alexander Nyborg Olsson

Royal – “En historie om å bryte normer knyttet til kjønn og seksualitet i arbeiderklassen”

 

Just another

Angry working class boy

With the lips of a girl

They have never

Ever kissed a boy though

You just wanna fuck the world

 

Dreams of Bowie – social climbing

The middle class all love to bend

If you found a royal – you could be a royal

 

Ooo, I see royals in your future

If you stop running away

Ooo, I really hate to see you crying

Better days are on the way

 

Cause I’m sorry for the hurting

Shit you have to take

I promise you love, you see
Better days are coming

And you look royal to me

 

They tell you

Find a girl and

Make a steady plan

Fall in love just

Learn to love yourself and

Try to be a better man

 

While you just want to bleach your hair

And you hate to be a better man
Better be a royal – fucking with the royals   

 

Ooo, I see royals in your future

If you stop running away

Ooo, I really hate to see you crying

Better days are on the way

 

Cause I’m sorry for the hurting

Shit you have to take

I promise you love, you see
Better days are coming

And you look royal to me

 

So just leave it all

No more working class hero

Leave it all, behind

 

Ooo, I see royals in your future

If you stop running away

Ooo, I really hate to see you crying

Better days are on the way

 

Cause I’m sorry for the hurting

Shit you have to take

I promise you love, you see
Better days are coming

And you look royal to me

 

 

Stuck in the middle of nowhere – “En sann historie fra en lesbisk råner”

 

Pretty sure nothing’s changed in a hundred years

It’s like we got asphalt and Jesus and no one cares

I take the cans out of my car

I love a cigarette when I do my art

When I leave it says «racing» and «no fear»

 

I’m stuck in the middle of nowhere

I’m stuck in the middle of nowhere

 

You said that I'd go really far

That’s why I keep on driving

And all night I'm racing in the streets


You said I was tougher than the boys

That’s why I keep on fighting

Waiting for someone to punch me out

Stuck in the middle of nowhere

 

Always leave the motor running outside our house

It’s just another thing you would hate if you were around

You left me all your Springsteen records and a gun

I drive a beat up Volvo and and race for fun
Only wheels on the asphalt feels like home
I’m stuck in the middle of nowhere

 

You Only taught me how to be hardcore

That’s why I keep on going

And all night I go racing in the streets

 

My Dreams are Gasoline and Chrome

That’s why I ride the lightning
Wait-ing for You to Come Back Home  

 

Stuck in the middle of nowhere

I’m stuck in the middle of nowhere

Stuck in the middle of nowhere

 

Fade out – “En historie om å være skeiv (og forbannet) i Kristiansand”

 

They will teach you how to be a girl

About Jesus and how sinners burn

They own half your fucking city

Wanna fade out

I just fade out

 

Fade out again

Fade out again


They tell lies about a “nordic race”

It’s just politics to kill all gays

When free speech is cutting of my head

Wanna fade out

I just fade out

 

Fade out again

Fade out again

 

Tell me: Who needs police

That let nazis walk our streets

I’m so angry I cant sleep

I’m so angry

But I fade out

 

Fade out again

Fade out again

 

Heaven – “En feiring av skeive utesteder og deres sentrale rolle som trygge havner og møteplasser gjennom historien”

 

Brown eyes in reflection

Blue nails on the phone

“Hey, let’s go to Heaven

While the night is young”

Running down the pavement

Always running late

Know your girls are waiting

At your favorite place

 

And it’s so heavenly

Heaven is dancing with your girls

Blessed with safety and beauty and life

Like it transcends what hurts

Sometimes it’s wonderful

Leaving the shadows by the door

When you’re all that you wanted to be

And it fits perfectly

 

Bus back Sunday morning

Backseat all alone

Sometimes you get nervous

When you’re on your own

Got your hair back and your pepper spray

If they try something you know the way

When you think of what heaven was like

You know you’ll be all right

 

And it’s so heavenly

Heaven is dancing with your girls

Blessed with safety and beauty and life

Like it transcends what hurts

Sometimes its wonderful

Leaving the shadows by the door

When you’re all that you wanted to be

And it fits perfectly

 

And it’s so heavenly

Heaven is dancing with your girls

Blessed with safety and beauty and life

Like it transcends what hurts

Sometimes its wonderful

Leaving the shadows by the door

When you’re all that you wanted to be

And it fits perfectly

When it fits perfectly

It's so heavenly

I Was a Fool – “En historie om å miste noen”

 

Tell me all the stories

From when we were we young

And how we danced all night

We were always dreaming

Would follow the lights

Back when they were so bright

 

Show me all the sunsets

We lost in the west

When we were beautiful

Tell me all the mornings

We swam in the lake

Were unforgettable


I remember waiting for you by the train

I remember losing my mind

 

I was so young when we met – I was a fool

Darling, I’m still foolish and I can’t forget

I was a fool – was a fool

I thought you were cruel when you left – I was a fool

Darling, now the memories are all I have left

I was a fool – was a fool

 

I still see you laughing

With all of the boys

You were the gorgeous one

I still hear you crying

You said you were lost

And you would always run

 

Last night I was walking

Alone in the rain

I thought I saw your face

At the bar by the station

Right next to the lake

That was our favourite place

 

I remember waiting for you by the train

I remember losing my mind

 

I was so young when we met – I was a fool

Darling, I’m still foolish and I can’t forget

I was a fool – was a fool

I thought you were cruel when you left – I was a fool

Darling, now the memories are all I have left

I was a fool – was a fool

 

 

Stolt – “En historie om å tørre å være stolt”

 

Tør du gå

Her med mæ

Å ta hånda mi i Markens

Vi som aldri skulle komme hjem

Kjenner gråten bak i halsen

Tørre si

Det tok tid

Bare det å skulle leve

Jage skygger fra ei annen tid

Retter ryggen selv om hjertet slår og slår

Og tok mæ hit

 

Æ e stolt

Æ e stolt

Æ ser fremover nå

Æ har søkt

Æ har tvilt

Æ har rast om natta

Alt æ venta på

Herregud, la det gå nå

Er så stolt nå

Æ e stolt

Æ e stolt

Æ tar hånda di nå

Du har søkt

Du har tvilt

Du har rast om natta

Alt du venta på

Herregud, la det gå nå
Er så stolt nå

 

Du kan gå med mæ - Bare ta hånda mi

Æ e stolt av dæ – men æ vet det tar tid

 

Æ kan stå

Her med dæ

Se de flagger over torvet

Er så glad æ kunne finne hjem

Gikk mæ nesten bort i natta

Tørre si

Å få fri

Fri fra alt du har tatt med dæ hit

La mæ følge dæ et stykke til

Løfter blikket selv om hjertet slår og slår

Og tok dæ hit

 

Æ e stolt

Æ e stolt

Æ ser fremover nå

Æ har søkt

Æ har tvilt

Æ har rast om natta

Alt æ venta på

Herregud, la det gå nå

Er så stolt nå

Æ e stolt

Æ e stolt

Æ tar hånda di nå

Du har søkt

Du har tvilt

Du har rast om natta

Alt du venta på

Herregud, la det gå nå
Er så stolt nå

 

Du kan gå med mæ - Bare ta hånda mi

Æ e stolt av dæ – men æ vet det tar tid

 

Du kan gå med mæ - Bare ta hånda mi

Æ e stolt av dæ – men æ vet det tar tid

Æ e stolt

 

Eden – “En historie om å risikere alt for kjærligheten i voksen alder”

 

Æ var en fargeløs skygge

Matt som ei rose som dør

Blått som den evige natta

Var livet mitt før

 

Æ sang forsiktig når himmelen var svart

Æ ba om frelse hver eneste natt

Gud, kan man dø av å lengte?

Når alt er som før

 

Kjære æ så dæ i drømme

Du rodde mæ ut av mørket

Æ så et håp om et liv

Eden

 

Kjære æ så dæ i haven

Du sang så vakkert i drømmen
Æ så alt starte på ny

Eden

 

Du ligger naken i skyggen

Paradis var aldri tapt

Livet og drømmen om Eden
Vi sammen har skapt

 

Selv om æ tvilte så tror æ på oss

Verner om freden men klar for å slåss

Æ fant en styrke her

Æ har en kraft her
Kjenner det vokser i mæ


Kjære du kom hit med stormen

Æ sto alene på skansen

Tårene ble til en bønn

Eden

 

Kjenner det rister i hjertet

Glede og galskap og smerte

Hold mæ til allting tar slutt

Eden

 

Æ er i Eden

Æ er i Eden

Er i Eden

 

Kjære du kom hit med stormen

Æ sto alene på skansen

Tårene ble til en bønn

Eden

 

Gud som det river i hjertet

Glede og galskap og smerte

Hold mæ til allting tar slutt

Eden