Kristin Minde

Lyrics

«The Weight» (2013)

Another Rhythm

Loneliness is a skin

Makes me weak

And out of reach

Loneliness is my skin

Makes me strong

But where I belong

(Cause I am) stuck in another rhythm

 

Orphaned mind

Dance to a phantom sound

Orphaned mind

Dancing on in the crowd

 

Sounds that once had meaning

Next to you,

Is so far away

Feel like intervening

Next to you,

I am out of speech

Stuck in another rhythm

 

Orphaned mind

Dance to a phantom sound

Orphaned mind

Dancing on in the crowd

 

Heavy like a feather

Heavy like a cloud

Heavy like the weather

Dancing in the crowd

Sister, sister

Sister, sister, you haven’t answered my calls

Sister, sister, hear me knocking on your walls

Oh, and sister, sister why is you head so low

Oh, and sister, sister why are your feet so slow

You carry all the burdens you perceive

The world’s a better place for you to be

 

If you sing a song with me

If you sing a song with me

 

Brother, brother, why are you not back

Brother, there’s a millstone ‘round your neck

Oh, and brother, brother come out of your shell

Oh, and brother get out of your sinking spell

Don’t carry all the burdens you conceive

The world’s a better place for you to be

 

If you sing a song with me

If you sing a song with me

 

See the colours shining for you

See the colours shining for you

Cause there are more colours than blue

So see the colours shining for you

 

Sister, I see you in that windowless room

Sister, sister, I used to live in that tomb

Oh, but sister, hear the sparrow singing for you

Oh, it’s saying let the sun come shining through

 

Sing a song with me

Sing a song with me

Sing a song with me

Sing a song with me

With me

Brother In Arms

How does it feel to walk a whole day

and when you rest you lay your head to a stone

How does it feel knowing nothing you say

can change the scarlet coloured sand

And, oh, when the night comes

And, oh, when the night comes

 

You’re such a long way

Such a long way

You’re just a long way from home

 

You’re such a long

Such a long way

Such a long way from home

 

How does it feel to be standing alone

When all your friends have gone to the other party

How does it feel to be turning around,

And asking why you’re there

And, oh, when the night comes

And, oh, when the night comes

 

You’re such a long way

Such a long way

You’re just a long way from home

You’re such a long

Such a long way

You’re just a long way from home

Infants Of The Spring

Waking up to the sound

Of a bird’s song, singing along

Feel like humming, humming for fun

To the tweet, tweet, tweet

 

Cracking out of a cocoon

Just like yearning, can’t come to soon

You are reaching out for the sun

and the heat, heat, heat

 

Falling in love when you’re young,

Holding hands, you know belong

When you feel your heartbeat is pounding

So neat, neat, neat.I

Do you hear the sound of spring and

 

Bell, bell, bells all over the town

The boys and all the girls go dancing around

And the sun goes up and the sun goes down again

 

Giving birth to a child

And you hear a crying so wild

The look in two wondering eyes

makes you weep, weep, weep

 

Feels like I’m home from exile

In the springtime, I sit down a while

People smiling under the trees

in the street, the street, the street.

Do you hear the sound of spring and

 

Bell, bell, bells all over the town

The boys and all the girls go dancing around

And the sun goes up and the sun goes down again

Floating on water

I feel so much lighter

Floating on water

And all is brighter

 

Floating on water

You feel so much lighter

Floating on water

And all is brighter

 

Bell, bell, bells all over the town

The boys and all the girls go dancing around

And the sun goes up and the sun goes down again

Hurricane in a cup

What if you would walk with me all the day

And hold my hand gently?

What if we would talk until the dusk

Would I pour you all my secrets?

Would we watch the children in the park

and lie in the open?

Maybe I should stop thinking so much

But all that I can see is

 

Hurricane in my cup

Hurricane in my cup

A sweet cloud is stirring up

So I can’t help but drink you up

 

What if you would walk me through the night

Would you see me clearly?

Would you pace beside me till the light

When morning has broken?

Before dawn paints the whole town red

Just sit by the fire

Will I win or lose you in the end?

Now all that I can see is

 

A hurricane in a cup

Hurricane in my cup

A candy cloud’s stirring up

And I can’t help but drink you up

 

You’re the storm I cannot calm

I’m spinning in your charm

 

Hurricane in my cup

Hurricane in my cup

A sweet cloud that can’t be stopped

I just can’t help but drink you up

Doing Fine

What a time to meet you here

Just like before, you’re standing there

Telling me you’re doing fine

Asking me how I’ve been all this time.

 

What a place to see your smile

You tell me that you’re back a while

You sit down next to me and we

Fly back in time on bus 73

Now the old cologne and rouge meet again

 

It’s a far too nice day to be chasing old shadows

The sun doesn’t drive them away

It’s a far too nice day to be chasing old shadows

Cause I am finally doing fine

 

This town is looking different now

I see it through your mind somehow

Couples strolling down the streets

And bluebirds flying high and swinging low

 

We travel far and back again

But we’ve grown up and branched out then

A voice reads out the final call

We get off as bells ring from city hall

Saying “goodbye and do take care of yourself”

 

It’s a far too nice day to be chasing old shadows

The sun doesn’t drive them away

It’s a far too nice day to be chasing old shadows

Cause I am finally doing fine

It’s a far too nice day to be chasing old shadows

The sun doesn’t drive them away

It’s a far too nice day to be chasing old shadows

Cause I am finally doing fine,

Just doing fine.


Beat of the drums

In 89 the days were filled with sun

The sea was warm, each wave a new beginning

In clover fields with bare feet running wild

Those happy days we thought would last forever

I’m dreaming of days in the sun

Cause here all the clouds gather over my bed

But I cannot make this groove stop

The rhythm’s picking up

 

So let us dance to the beat of the drums

So let us dance to the beat of the drums

 

Unwritten tales from thousand and one weeks

To kick the can, blow on the dandelions

Run off and play a whole day without rest

Hide out in tents made of moss and heather

Dreaming of days in the sun

Cause here all the clouds gather over my bed

But I cannot make this groove stop

The rhythm’s picking up.

 

So let us dance to the beat of the drums

So let us dance to the beat of the drums

 

Don’t love the past my teacher said to me

But keep your mind focused on the moment

Don’t love a future that may never be

I’m not so sure, so this is what I told her

 

Just let us dance to the beat of the drums

Just let us dance to the beat of the drums

We’re spinning round…

Face to face

When you came and told me

There’s no place that you would rather be.

When you placed your hand to my chin

Then I said I believed in you.

The snow fell down over the city

My heart missed a beat in the glow from you

 

The moon and the stars were dancing in circles above our heads.

Too scared to breathe and find this is a dream

Cause here we are and standing face to face

 

When you told your secrets

And stood with your heart out in your hand.

How I said forever

The shivering fire lit up your eyes

The snow fell down over the city

My heart missed a beat in the glow from you

 

The moon and the stars they are dancing in circles above our heads.

Too scared to breathe and find this is a dream

Cause here we are and standing face to face

 

The moon and the stars they were dancing in circles above our heads.

To scared to breathe and find this is a dream

Cause here we are and standing face to face

HAH

Feels like spinning round and round and round and round

It’s almost like my feet have left the ground

My mind is ticking to the rhythm pumping through my veins

I guess if you had seen me now you’d see the change

Cause I just – HAH

 

If the world goes belly up, don’t keep it down

Cause I will do just what I like, don’t stop the sound

I’ll keep on singing to this song, yeah just think that I might

And I will move my feet to the beat cause I know what I like

So I just – HAH

 

And the sun shines

Now the whole world is mine

Sunshine!

And the whole world is mine

Let the sun shine

 

To all the lies I once believed, get outta my way

Cause I will dance and I won’t throw this feeling away

Thought you had me there but I know your tricks by now

Try to keep me up but you can never tie me down

And I just – HAH

 

If the world goes belly up, don’t keep it down

Cause I will do just what I like, don’t stop the sound

I’ll keep on singing to this song, yeah just think that I might

And I will move my feet to the beat cause I know what I like.

 

And the sun shines

Now the whole world is mine

In the sunshine!

See the sunshine!

Sunshine!

And the whole world is mine

Let the sun shine

Sunshine baby!

Oh, heart

Oh, heart

I feel your beat

I’ve gone miles and miles

Covered up in dust

You’re like a child

When the spring is born

I can feel your beat

 

Old friend

Betray me not

We’ve gone miles and miles

You trick me with your wiles

When I’m close

I lose self-control

I can feel your beat

 

You make me dance on the rooftops in the night

Picking blue forget-me-nots

I’ve put my mind in the hands of a child

Oh what a way

What a way

 

Oh, love

Don’t you know

There is nothing new

Under the sun

With your love

I’m eternal young

I can feel your beat

I can feel your beat

 

Cause you make me dance on the roofs all the night

Picking blue forget-me-nots

I’ve put my mind in the hands of a child

Oh what a way

What a way

Lay, lay, lay

 

 

 

Six Feet Under (2011)

The night is drawing near

The night is drawing near
My friend since we’ve been here
The time like sand’s been slipping through our hands
We turn the music low
And let the world go slow
The moment’s here to never be again

So come my love and dance with me
And let us stay in memories
Of better days when we ran down the hills
And tell me sweet that you love me
And I’ll forever be your queen
Forever and a night that’s how we’ll stay

The night is coming on
And passions can grow strong
A story that’s so wrong but we don’t mind
Cause when the clock strikes twelve
like toys we’re in a spell
Where we can fly and leave the world behind

So come my love and dance with me
And let us stay in memories
Of better days when we laughed until dawn
And tell me sweet that you love me
And I’ll forever be your queen
Forever and a night that’s how we’ll stay

Come my love and dance with me
And let us stay in memories
Of better days when we poured out the wine
And tell me sweet that you love me
And I‘ll forever be your queen
Forever and a night that’s how we’ll stay

So come my love and dance with me
And let us stay in memories
Of days when we could sing without sad tones
And tell me sweet that you love me
And I’ll forever be your queen
Forever and a night that’s how we’ll stay

Cinemascope

I like to lie in the grass on a hot summer day
And dream about you in the patches of shade
Away from my senses and other commands
I like being here in my wonderland
Don’t come yet find me here
I will stay five minutes more

With you, you and me in cinemascope
Here the story goes
For you, you and me
We’re living in cinemascope

I like the shades in the greyscale of pipe dream and sight
Don’t come disappoint me with facts and real life
I know for a guy it’s hard to compete
With my wonderland where life is complete
But then you come my way
and the credits start to play

With you, you and me in cinemascope
Here the story goes
For you, you and me
We’re living in cinemascope

I know that there’s a line
Between made up and real time
But when you show up, please let it be just like

You, you and me in cinemascope
Here the story goes
For you, you and me
Were living in cinemascope

The world is at your feet

The world is at your feet
Cause when you come
The flowers bloom
And trees turn green

The world is at you feet
Cause when you come
The noise is gone
And all turn still

I fly up six feet over ground
I walk on ashes with my head hung low
You seem to’ve got me in your spell
What’s coming over me nobody else can tell

I see you coming down
My pride rubs off like ice in Gobi’s sand
You’ll never understand
That you should be my man
You make me up against the wall
Or the princess on a ball with you

The world is at you feet
Cause when you come
It starts to shine
From my umbrella-sky

The world is at your feet
Cause where you are
You light the stars
That guide me home

I fly up six feet over ground
I walk on ashes with my head up high
You seem to got me in your spell
What that’s come over me nobody else can tell

I see you coming down
My pride rubs off like ice in Gobi’s sand
You’ll never understand
That you should be my man
You make me up against the wall
Or the princess on a ball with you

Miss Sophie

There once was a girl in this one special town
She lived in a house filled with roses and sun
She lived there so happy and when people came
She served them with tea and some biscuits and jam
And when she was out in the town for a walk
People stopped and said:
See there she comes, miss Sophie
See there she comes, miss Sophie

She was the kind of girl, out of your reach
Though all the boys loved her, she lived in a dream
But walking on clouds, blowing kisses to birds
Will make no prince real nor will make no pigs fly
But she hoped that the fairytales one day would come true
Miss Sophie, how could you
See there she comes, miss Sophie
See there she comes, miss Sophie

But she hoped that the fairytales one day would come true
Miss Sophie, how could you
See there she comes, miss Sophie
See there she comes, miss Sophie

So she lived her life in her own company
Together with sunlight, wild roses and tea
But sun turned to haze, roses withered to seed
Cause life’s to be lived and not wasted on dreams
And now she is resting under flowers and trees
But still the birds do sing
See there she comes, Miss Sophie
See there she comes, Miss Sophie

Dusty road & golden sea

The dusty road and the golden sea
used to take us to the oak
where I’m sitting now below it
It is whispering softly to me
dignified and wise as life should be
of memories from the past
Faint shades of people that I used to know
is taking me back where I used to go

Oh, the wonders
That I’ll never see
And all the things
That are meant to be
Oh, the glory
When you kissed my hair
And you took my hand
I’ll never be without it

Sad and sweet are the memories of old pictures smiling back to me
I can see that we are older
How soon times are a-changing, but as I’m sitting here
it’s like we never were apart
Familiar old voices, and the stories we only know
is taking me back where we used to go

Oh, the wonders
That I’ll never see
And all the things
That are meant to be
Oh, the glory
When you took my hand
And you kissed my hair
I’ll never be without it

You smile through a haze
And my heart’s flying high
Nobody’s there
Except you and me
Behind veil of leaves

Oh, the wonders
That I’ll never see
And all the things
That we get for free
Oh, the glory
Where we lived and died
Round the fireplace
I’ll never be without it

Oh, the glory
That I know this night
By the golden sea
And the oak so high
I’ll never be without it

My story

Sun through the window, appearing
And leaves me with a sign
Sky full of diamonds are shining
And showing me my way

Got on the street to find
Happy people all around
There in the crowd a tune
Started singing out aloud
Never be the one who just resigns
Never be the one who stopps your way

This is how my story goes
And I’m living this crazy one mans show ooh
This is how my story goes
And I’ll sing it, sing it for you on the radio

Got on the highway, the skyway
Green lights on all the line
Me and my car afar
In the jungle of decline
Went to find the gold where the rainbow ends
Now I’m waiting on the other side

This is how my story goes
And I’m living this crazy one mans show ooh
This is how my story goes
And I’ll sing it, sing it for you on the radio

The tale of Monsieur Concour and Doe

He’s standing by a tree
The waning moon hanging low
This old commonplace not so long ago
All the world seems empty
But if you listen closely
You can hear black birds singing from the trees

They’re telling the sad tale of Monsieur Concour and his Doe
She broke his heart not knowing that he always loved her so
But she needed more
And he did not know, oh no
No one can mend a broken heart

He was told that men don’t cry
Boys should be brave
So the moonbeams cries in glimmering silver – snow
And though his steps are steady
His eyes focused and grey
He too can hear the black birds in the sky

He took her to a cottage where the grape vines used to grow
And there he went down on his knees but she did not know
Cause she wanted more
And she knew to late, to late
No one knows how to mend a heart

An empty chair is where she used to sit and watch him come
And still he smells the flowers from the fields they used to grow
But she needed more
And she could have known, but how?
Only time mends his broken heart

My Home

My home is the place where my heart does reside
My home is the place is the place that I keep in my mind
When I’m safe, when I fear
Far away, when I’m near

My home is the place where I know I belong
My home is the place where my song will be sung
Where I see, where I find
What is lost, what is mine

This road lies open before my feet
I travel along to the path that I seek
One day I’ll find what’s still hidden for me
I’ll be wise, I’ll be old before my life is complete

My home is the place where I played as a child
My home is a place where allusions lay piled
fairies fly in the breeze
singing my melodies

This road lies open before my feet
I travel along to the path that I seek
One day I’ll find what’s still hidden for me
I’ll be wise, I’ll be old before my life is complete

I’m guided by the lights that are shining
I’m headed towards the sky that is blue
Still wondering where the wild winds blow

This road lies open before my feet
I travel along to the path that I seek
One day I’ll find what’s still hidden for me
I’ll be wise, I’ll be old before my life is complete

Last Page on the Conductors Score

I have come to the last page on the Conductors score
But I won’t cry, cause the ending’s so nice
I have read through the book, and I read all the chapters
And I will smile, though I didn’t understand it all

Don’t stop your walking, don’t be sad and shallow
Nothing can stop the rain poring down the meadows
We’ll keep on dancing beneath my umbrella

We have walked through the woods, and we ran through the fields
And we drank of the sun and made love in the streets
When the summer will end and the autumn has come
Maybe we’ll cry, but tomorrow lies miles away

Don’t stop your walking; don’t be sad and shallow
Nothing can stop the rain poring down the meadows
We’ll keep on dancing beneath my umbrella
No one can turn the time back again
We never could

Sing my song
(Don’t stop your walking, don’t be sad and shallow)
Dance along
(Nothing can stop the rain poring down the meadows)
(We’ll keep on dancing beneath my umbrella)

I am watching the sun as I enter the day
All the wine is drunk up, all the people gone home
I will finish my song, and I’ll strike the last chord
It’s not the end of the world, just an end of a song, so long

Other side

I’ve always heard it said
It’s greaner on the other side
Though I know it’s just illusion
I still like to think it’s true

Cause sometimes I’ve just had enough
Of the issues and misunderstandings
And I don’t even know when it’s started
Longing to say

Let’s keep this unsaid between us
Let’s leave this behind from now
Let’s walk to the future ahead us
And towards the sky

Sometimes it makes me
Wonder about what’s right and what is wrong
We keep on losing track
We don’t know where we are headed to

Cause sometimes I’ve just had enough
Of the issues and misunderstandings
And I don’t even know when it’s started
We’re longing to say

Let’s keep this unsaid between us
Let’s leave this behind from now
Let’s walk to the future ahead us
And towards the sky
You and I