REBEKKA BAKKEN 

September

  1. After All

  2. Driving

  3. Girl next door

  4. Innocent Thief

  5. Mina’s dream

  6. Never Been To Paris

  7. Same kind

  8. September/Gift of evening

  9. Strange evening

1. After All

 

Cry in the arms of a widow

Steal in the arms of a thief

Fight in the arms of a soldier

Pray in the arms of a priest

Hope in the arms of a dreamer

Forget in the arms of the old

Regret in the arms of a sinner

But never give into the cold

 

Then sleep in the wonder of silence

Innocence always recalls

Under the bed sheets, a naked

Life that has lived after all

 

Don't long for a breeze while you're waiting

For faces to show in the sun

The miles you have walked are behind you

But there might be still more to come

Don't run for the shade

Or the waters

That lie on that side road you'll find

When doubt has convinced you the jewels

Are those things you wish were undone

 

Know all the wonders when evening

Comes and you’re sleeping alone

The whisper of angels reminding

There’s always a right in the wrong

 

Know surrender, in the beating

Heart that you own

Wake in all its known desires

And sleep alone

 

 

So when you are lying with angels

Or when you are praised by your love

Know there's a difference at nighttime

When all else around you is gone

If closing the eyelids brings nothing

When longing for heavens to come

Know nothing compares to an angel’s

Embrace and the one you’ve become

 

 

Sleep in the wonder of silence

2. Driving

 

I like driving

Darling I like driving

 

I left my shoe in a closet somewhere

You wonder how I'll walk from here

But there's a way

I got to your hood

In the first place

 

I left my head in a willow tree

Outside the house you were showing me

That night we met

I remember your face

And the strange taste

 

You left in my dreams

Where my mind had been

Making excuses

For what it’d seen

But madam X

Didn't leave out the next

Sight she saw

It was a closed door

 

So I picked up my purse

And the one shoe I had

The rest of the pride

The bank said I had

I picked up the pain

And carried some stains

God it hurt to be barefoot

 

Darling

I like driving

Darling I like driving

With the naked boys

 

But I'd be down on the floor

Wouldn't laugh no more

I wouldn't think a thought

3. Girl next door

 

There’s a girl next door

That I’m liking more

Cause she leaves

When she’s had enough

To be bored is tough

And she won’t

Pretend she’s having fun

Instead she’s sneaking out

But you won’t see her run

She just collects her things quietly

 

That girl next door

She can hit the floor

Like nobody else

She swears and drinks

And her husband thinks

It’s way too much

But she couldn’t care less

She’s a queen without a dress

She sure is having fun

Until she leaves the party quietly

 

She’ll never say goodnight

She won’t turn out the lights

When she’s had her fun

She just leaves the party quietly

4. Innocent Thief

Sunlight shines

Gentle away

Cause daytime can show

What nobody knows

You still care for him

And want him to stay

 

He’s sleeping beside you now

Finally you touch

Gently and enough

Fingers run through his hair

You’re taking everything

And store it far within

This is the life of an innocent thief at night

 

He can’t turn back time

And have it undone

And you can’t say

He’s forgiven anyway

You still care for him

Want him to stay

 

It’s dark and love is everywhere

(You steal a kiss he’ll never miss)

It’s dark and he’s still here

You know you still care

 

He’s sleeping beside you now

Finally you touch

Gently and enough

Fingers run through his hair

You’re taking everything

And store it far within

This is the life of an innocent thief at night

5. Mina’s dream

 

Mina’s deep asleep now

A life’s about to start

Mina’s in a dream now

The day will fall apart

Pray she won’t remember

That she’ll forget by the time the

Sun rises

 

Mina’s deep asleep now

Hear Mina’s song tonight

The soundtrack to a story

Where shadows cast too bright

Pray she won’t remember

That she’ll forget by the time the

Sun rises

6. Never Been To Paris

 

I don’t wanna see my Paris go

Someone telling stories told me so

Bathing in the streetlights of a city I don’t know

I’ve never been to Paris, but I know

 

I don’t wanna see that city go

The truth is that I lost it long ago

I nailed my face onto a picture taken by my love

On a sunny day long time ago

 

I don’t wanna go to Paris

I don’t wanna go

I don’t wanna go

I don’t wanna go to Paris

Cause I don’t wanna see my baby go

 

Darling do you know I’ve never known

How to say goodbye all on my own

I do remember lips around the letters of a word

Spoken way too softly to be heard

 

The sky was blue in Paris on that day

That is what you told me anyway

What I said and what you heard might be the very same

But I still check the train to go to Spain

 

I don’t wanna go to Paris

I don’t wanna go

I don’t wanna go

I don’t wanna go to Paris

Cause I don’t wanna see my baby go

 

I don’t wanna see that city go

The truth is that I lost it long ago

7. Same kind

 

Who’s this someone sitting next to me in this house

With the same kind of cup in his hands like me

Here we are again

Drinking each others lack of confidence

Not realizing we were never meant

 

Collecting this kind of porcelain for years

It’s all unspoken, well we never had the words

Sweet silence, bitter turned

I’m looking down into my silver spoon

The only mirror that is in this room

 

The silence keeps us both alive

That’s what we like to think at night

Before we try to close our eyes

 

Who’s this someone laying next to me at night

With the same kind of shade in his eyes like me

Here we are again

Drinking each others lack of confidence

Not realizing we were never meant

Sweet silence bitter turned

I’m looking down into my silver spoon

The only mirror that is in this room

 

The silence keeps us both alive

That’s what we like to think at night

Before we try to close our eyes

 

Sweet silence bitter turned

I’m looking down into my silver spoon

The only mirror that is in this room

8. September/Gift of evening

 

f I could find the heartbeat in this song

I didn't have to doubt, I may be wrong

To think I can predict the coming season

As I lay down awoken now

 

Summer has been over for some time

I didn't even know it said goodbye

But it has given notes, it’s not a secret

I always sent today away

 

I'm walking barefoot

With a broken rod

My weak and weary light

A storm put out

And you are coming as

A gift of evening

 

September gives no days of shining bright

It dies like wind through leaves that never fight

And all the debt of life is on my shoulders

It’s autumn night in all its might

 

Still day is all around me in a show

With notice to the night I've got to go

My heart well hid in ice but still protected

Like hidden hope of rose in snow

 

I'm walking barefoot

With a broken rod

My weak and weary light

A storm put out

And you are coming as

A gift of evening

 

But morning light is reaching to my chin

And I see wings of sunlight take me in

And I do dare to hope like spring in autumn

The hands of cold can’t kill a soul

 

I'm walking barefoot

With a broken rod

My weak and weary light

A storm put out

You are coming as

A gift of evening

9. Strange evening

 

It’s a strange, strange evening tonight

And we don’t fight

There’s no more trouble in sight

We are lovers tonight

 

Love light shines from our eyes

And we can’t tell

Who lit the fire of life;

There’s more than desire tonight

 

Dance with me love

Slow tonight

Like we’ve never danced before

If you don’t give up and I don’t stop

Maybe we can dance for life

 

Now we are tones in a life

All strings sing

It’s not up to us to decide

What the strings of the violin bring

 

One step at a time

This we’ve never done

I know the music in your arms

 

Dance with me love

Slow tonight

Like we’ve never danced before

If you don’t give up and I don’t stop

Maybe we can dance for life

 

It’s a strange, strange evening tonight

And we can’t tell

Who lit the fire of life

There’s more than desire tonight

 

There’s more than desire tonight

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