REBEKKA BAKKEN 

Things you leave behind

  1. Closer

  2. Black Shades

  3. Things you leave behind

  4. Yankee Days

  5. Shelter

  6. True North

  7. Charlie

  8. Sound of us

  9. Hotel St. Pauli

  10. Dance for you

1. Closer

 

Closer, closer to you in me

Awake me to worlds in you

Light up my dying stars

Closer to you

 

Dream me and take me away

Home to where I was born

Give birth to me, murder me

Closer to you

 

Closer, closer

To you

Light up my dying

Stars

Closer, closer

Closer to you

 

Closer, closer

To you

Light up my dying

Stars

Take me closer

closer to you

 

Closer, closer

closer to you

2. Black Shades

 

There are workers down the street

In the backyard

There's a whole in the roof of the whorehouse and it seems

They ought to tear it down

I truly hope they stick around

For a long while

Sweating in the blazing sun


I guess I never liked that

Place anyways

But it is fabulous that some indecent people pay

The line outside that house

Always pulled me back

The neon light outside spoke of lonely nights

 

I prefer

My men in shirts

Come what may come my way

Blood shot craze

Under black shades

 

The evening is swelling

Into naked thighs

The silence of the curtains envelope crimson lies

Telling thirsty hours

Underneath that roof

Is raining down a river

It is pouring down my stoop

 

I prefer

My men in shirts

Come what may come my way

Blood shot craze

Under black shades

3. Things you leave behind

 

I'm never beat from trying

To show that I've got wit

I never cared for reading

Although I know my shit

Underneath these hot pants

You can say I'm fine

Even though I'm showing

Nothing of that child

 

You know I'm Norwegian

I like my men on ice

My liquor from the barrel

I never turn on a time

And if you say I'm pretty

I'll take you for a drunk, but

That does not make a difference

I'd do you a punch

 

Tell me if I bore you, that will not be unkind

These are just stories in my mind

I'm stupid, but I'm saying I'm still young

Besides I know I'm looking pretty fine

 

Do not care for those organic

Green tea sipping boys

That hang around the corner

Never making noise

Someday I'm gonna dress up

With leather spike and lace

Buy myself a vodka

That's right in you face

 

   Tell me if I bore you, that will not be unkind

These are just stories in my mind

I'm stupid, I say I'm still young

Besides I know I'm looking pretty fine

 

Truth is; I'm a sucker

For your shoulders and your neck

You've become my country

And I've become a wreck

Leaving me with nothing

My big mouth's all i've got

I'd rather have my neighbors

Take me for slut

 

I'm nothing but your baby

Although no one can tell

You know I always love you

Although I'd never say

I do not care for good times

And I do not care for fun

Cause those days do remind me

Of the things you leave behind

 

 Tell me if I bore you, that will not be unkind

These are just stories in my mind

I'm stupid, I say I'm still young

Besides I know I'm looking pretty fine

4. Yankee Days

 

Yankee days and love craze

Light green and dull dreams

Happiness and nothing less

The world was my red dress

 

It was good your looks

My wine and your lines

We were great and heavyweight

All teeth and colgate

 

 Jimmy Carter Jimmy Choo

 Good guys with great shoes

 You and I and nice tries

 World peace with my french fries

 

  I - I like you

  More than those around you

5. Shelter

 

Today is the day when I'm drinking,

A toast to the one I could be

If only somebody would give me

The free chance to be free

 

From all things people are telling

I admit it; most of it's true

But let's say old tramp for a moment

A chance to be something to you

 

Give me a dollar for shelter

Give me a dollar for food

Give me another for fun times

And then one to polish my shoes

 

Cause I plan to leave this barstool

Even if that means I'll crawl

Till you have one more dollars

To spare for a loser on call

 

Give me a dollar for shelter

Give me a dollar for food

Give me another for fun times

And then one to polish my shoes

 

If you can find it

in your heart

to pick up

the bill or me

The dollar you gave me for shelter

I'll give it back to you

 

Give me a dollar for shelter

Give me a dollar for food

Give me another for fun times

and then one to polish my shoes

6. True North

 

Quiet has made my love for someone on his way

Far from the road I would wish for him to take

Many words were passed between us; most of them were mine

You embraced the silence more than I

 

Go and rest your mind

Go and find peace 1

Go and find your true north

Though it will not be me

 

My eyes are closed, my heart is open; it's like that

I was wilful and sure and I needed you to know

All my thoughts, that my whole heart was pounding for you

You prefer the silent child of show

 

Go and rest your mind

Go and find peace

Go and find your true north

Though it will not be me

 

Now I'm sitting by your bedside,

No need for words, at last I understand

My love is not going out

In the silence I can see you now

 

Go and rest your mind

Go and find peace

Go and find your true north

Though it will not be me

Go and find your true north

Though it will not be me

7. Charlie

 

Charlie never says something old

Charlie never leaves me cold

He sings along with my tunes

Everything is cool with Charlie

 

He never ever says goodnight, just

Tuck me in alright

With lots of skin and limbs

Lord, I'm good with him

 

He's everything for a

Girl like me

with high healed shoes and bad hairdo's

Easy on the eye

Little baby sugar

Easy in the heart and easy to start

Charlie Charlie I love you

Charlie Charlie loves me too

 

Charlie never does me wrong

Charlie's singing all day long

My baby's got the sweetest lips

And loveliest fingertips

 

That can pick a girl almost apart

That can fix all kinds of broken hearts

Charlie sure's my man

He's got my whole world in his hand

 

He's everything for a

Girl like me

with high healed shoes and bad hairdo's

Easy on the eye

Little baby sugar

Easy in the heart and easy to start

Charlie Charlie I love you

Charlie Charlie loves me too

8. Sound of us

 

I do not like things in the water

I do not like the wind in my shoes,

I do not like the fashion this summer,

I do not like the sound of too few

I love the sound of playing

With buckets of sand in the rain

I love the voice of an old friend

That never look back for the same

 

It's cold in the shadow of wonders

It's cold - I do not remember it all

 

And now that I see you smiling

At first, I tell you, it hurts

The woman is standing next to you teeth

Is sweet, but I was there first

The things coming out through you fingers

I swore I'd never recall

I tried to erase and forget all your ways

But it's hard when you're smiling this wide

 

It's cold in the shadow of wonders

It's cold - I do not remember it all

 

 

Ai ai ai, ai ai ai - no one that does not belong in your world

Is there but I was your girl

Ai ai ai, ai ai ai - I do not like my underwater head, do not like

Your pillow empty and cold

 

It's cold in the shadow of wonders

It's cold - I do not remember it all

9. Hotel St. Pauli

 

What there is true emotion

In your eyes

Or where they mirrors of a dark disguise

Could I see the secrets

In your lies

What is there really love behind your eyes

 

Tonight

I live it all again

I live the pain of love again

For you

 

You called me baby baby while you're down me down

And now the night is calling with a lonely sound

I am haunting hotel st pauli

Where I'm crying for your love

 

I have to drive the demons

From my mind

Free the surge of hate you left behind

The night unlocks the dangers

In my mind

Lurking shadows in a deep cold mine

 

Tonight

I live it all again

I live the pain of love again

For you

You called me baby baby while you're down me down

And now the night is calling with a lonely sound

In the haunting hotel st pauli

Where I'm crying for you

Well, well ...

In the haunting hotel st paul

Where I'm crying for your love

Where I'm crying for your love

10. Dance for you

(Text: Rebekka Bakken Music: Jesper Nordenstroem, Rebekka Bakken)

 

Over there and everywhere

Is blood, money and fighting rounds

I'm bruised and beat

Back in this hotel room

Wicked and wasted

I've become

From all the nuggets you've thrown my way

From one for the money

Two for the show

Baby I'd dance for you

 

Make me more and more

Murder me strangle me

Beat to feast

squeeze

If you please

And baby I'll dance for you

 

Tell me nothing

Nothing at all

Spend me

There's plenty to take

down down

reasons to take me dow

And I come and come and come and come

Home to dance for you

Play me like a string

Cause you're my child of king

 

Baby I dance for you

 

You take me all the way up to Kingston

Baby I think I can see Boston from here

 

Oh, I dance for you

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