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: Falling
: Loveblind

: Last dance
: Lift me up

: Hangin on

: You're here

: Would you?
: Blissful dream

: If it takes forever
: It's good to be alive

: After the break of dawn


: What have you got to lose

YFRCD 009
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1 : ...

2 : What have you got to lose

3 : Lift me up

4 : Loveblind

5 : It’s good to be alive

6 : Falling

7 : After the break of dawn

8 : Blissful dream

9 : Hangin on

10 : You’re here

11 : If it takes forever

12 : Would you?

13 : Last dance
2 : What have you got to lose
You’ve been looking for an exit
You’ve been looking for an easy way out
Part of you wishes you were mentally disturbed
That would make a legal excuse

Filling up your days


With unimportant matters
To prevent yourself from getting too close
To everything you ever dreamed of

If you let go of all you know for now


You’d see another world
If you erase the memory of your trace
You could start all over
What have you got to lose, what have you got to lose…

You’ve been looking for an answer


Well I think that you’ve been searching the wrong place
It’s a trap – there’s nothing but a big black hole and insanity
Baby that’s not what you need

If you let go of all you’ve known by now


You’d see another world
If you erase the memory of your trace
You could start all over
If you let go of all you’ve known by now
You’d see another world
If you erase the memory of disgrace
You could start all over - right here, right now
What have you got to lose, what have you got to lose…
3 : Lift me up
Hey it’s me here lost at sea in the deep ocean Oh it would be good to fly away
No bottom, no base, no land in sight To some unknown place
Just waves tossing me around at random Where we’d walk blissfully side by side
Longing for hands above to In the garden of delight
Take me there
Come, lift me up
Take me up higher Cause when you come, you’re lifting me up
Cause I can’t find my way You’re taking me higher
Come, lift me up Where I can spread my wings
Take me up higher Oh you come, you’re lifting me up
To where I belong You’re taking me higher
To where I belong
I walk a dessert of quicksand
Nothing is solid here – nothing seems for real When you come, you’re lifting me up
I’m just talking to the shadows Taking me higher
They keep me company Where I can spread my wings
Longing for hands above to Oh you come, you’re lifting me up
Taking me higher
Come, lift me up
To where we all belong
Take me up higher
Cause I can’t find my strength
Come, lift me up,
Take me up higher
4 : Loveblind
This has been going on for way too long But I’m tired of being ms. understanding
Nothing’s really changing Tired of this big old heart
Nothing’s really become of us I let it stoop too low
You to walk all over it
This isn’t what it’s supposed to be
You’re still trapped in history This is what it all comes down to,
Your head’s stuck in the sand This is where I draw the line

This is what it all comes down to, Oh how loveblind a heart grows
This is where I draw the line Oh such denial
Oh how loveblind a heart grows
Oh how loveblind a heart grows
Oh such denial
Oh such denial
It is all or nothing, all or nothing
It is all or nothing, all or nothing
All or nothing at all
All or nothing at all

Yes I’ve been here many times before It is either or my friend


Repeating safe old patterns It is win or lose in the end…
I’ll take the blame for now
5 : It’s good to be alive
I don’t know where I am I don’t know much about
I hardly feel a thing what everybody’s talking ‘bout
Besides the pounding in my veins Don’t know much of anything these days
I don’t know where to go but it’s all right
I don’t know where I’m going
As long as I am by your side
I just keep floating
I am weightless in the crowd It is all right, it is all alright
Everybody’s running wild sometimes
I don’t know much about
It is all right, it is all alright
what everybody’s talking ‘bout
Everybody’s frightened, everybody’s awed
Don’t know much of anything these days
Everybody’s running wild sometimes
I don’t know what I want but it’s okay
As long as I’m on my way I don’t know where I am
I hardly feel a thing
It is good to be alive; it is good to be alive,
Besides the fact that I’m alive
No matter how hard it may come
I don’t know where I’m going
But what good can I do
But I just keep on going
In my little cocoon
It is getting kind of dull in here It is good to be alive, it is good to be alive,
Ain’t it good to be alive,
And what more can I say
ain’t it good to be alive, ain’t it?
No reasons left to stay
It is good to be alive
I can hear you calling my name out loud
- no matter how hard it may come
6 : Falling
Staring blind, wondering where you are
It keeps me far away from here
Wonder what it could have been
And I can’t bring my self to sleep

I don’t wanna fall in love again but I can’t help falling


I am running round in circles trying to find my way out of here

Seven days and all I do is sigh


I think about you all the time
And I keep asking myself why
I let it come this far – I let you in my heart

I don’t wanna fall in love again but I can’t help falling


I am running round in circles trying to find my way

Maybe you’re not even the one for me


Maybe I just miss the feeling terribly
Of lying naked side by side
Strong arms holding me tight

I don’t wanna fall in love again but I can’t help falling


I am running round in circles trying to find my way out of here
I don’t wanna fall in love but I keep on falling
I am running wild and I seem to have lost sense of my direction
I think I’m going home…
7 : After the break of dawn
Call me up in the middle of the night Watch your path
Crying ‘bout how much you love me Cause it’s taking you somewhere
But you won’t remember nothing I know you don’t belong – don’t wanna be
After the break of dawn It’s blinded, leading nowhere but to pain

And it scares me - that you’re so out of touch How many lies does it take for you to see?
Does it really frighten you so much How many untold truths can you bear to keep?
Like the man in black is gonna take your hand
Well baby, your already half a man Tell me when I look at you
Is it really you, is it true?
How many lies does it take for you to see? Or is it just a masquerade of
How many untold truths can you bear to keep? Who you’d like to be?

I wonder what you see in the mirror How many lies does it take for you to see?
Behind those clear blue eyes How many untold truths can you bear to keep?
Behind the strokes and the gentle kisses How many lies does it take for you
Lies a secret undisclosed to wake up and see?
How many untold truths can you bear to keep?
8 : Blissful dream
Never thought this could come true
Never thought that I could meet someone like you
It’s not like it was written in my destiny
Something must have changed
The stars must have turned their luck on me

I could drown in your eyes


I could lose myself a million years
All the tears I cried in my lonely nights
Perish the moment you hold me tight and say: ‘You’re my baby’

Never thought I’d feel this close


Never thought that all this loneliness could decompose
I’d started to believe that love was not what it was hyped to be;
A blissful dream that would only cause my heart to bleed

I could drown in your eyes


I could lose myself a million years
All the tears I cried in my lonely nights
Perish the moment you hold me tight and say: ‘You’re my love’
I could drown in your eyes
Could lose myself a million years
The fear I harbor all seems to melt away
The moment that you say: ‘You are my baby’
9 : Hangin on
Wonder what it’s like inside your head
Is it only me or does everyone notice?
Is it something we collectively are trying to ignore?

Is there something you forgot to tell?


That it’s like running round in a maze - feels like someone cast a spell
Cause nothing seems to work out just the way I had in mind

But I’m hangin on till morning


And I’m hangin on till the break of dawn
Don’t know if this ever will change but
I’m hangin on till sunlight catches me

Are we being tested for some kind of strength?


Is it just illusion till I figure how to quench
The yearning that still stays with me wherever I go?

You create your own misery - you create your joy


- There’s nothing and no one to blame for it

So I’m hangin on till morning


I’m hangin on till the break of dawn
Hoping this will someday make some sense
I’m just hangin on till sunlight catches me
Till sunlight catches me

Oh oh oh oh oh…
10 : You’re here

Still unsure of how to nurture this love
Or if it will unfold by itself
If it’s true – I think it ought to

But hell, with this world we live in


Nothing is for certain
We get tangled up and we lose our sight
- just wanna make it right

I don’t wanna lose this time


I don’t wanna lose my mind
I don’t want to play pretend or have to bend
Just take me or let me be

I don’t wanna hurt this time


If I did it would be a crime
I just wanna feel you close to my heart
And let two become one for now
11 : If it takes forever
It’s like getting rid of poison, intoxicating my mind
Like getting rid of all the fears restraining me
For there’s nothing more painful
Than holding back what’s real

It’s like a new beginning


I didn’t even expect
Like all the doors have opened
And there’s no turning back

As hard as it may be, it terrifies me, but this is giving you my heart

I will be your morning – day and night


I will lead you closer to the light

With no intentions, nothing concealed


You don’t need to carry me through
I don’t need no promises
Cause I rely on my own me

As hard as it may be, it scares the hell out of me, but this is giving you my heart

I will be your morning – day and night


I will lead you closer to the light

I will be your morning – day and night


I will lead you closer to the light
I will be your morning – day and night
I will lead you closer to the light
12 : Would you?
If you were to stumble
Would you call out my name?
And if I were to cry out for help
Would you even bother to help me?

Every time I try to be so strong but now


I don’t really now if I’m gonna stay…

Seems that you’re with me


At least for a while
until it gets darker
And you wanna disappear

I’ve tried to listen


But you wouldn’t let me know
Maybe we’re just through here
No more words to be said
No more words to be spoken
Nothing more to say

Just love me or leave me


Love me or leave me
Love me or leave me
13 : Last dance
The flowers are in need of water But you’re so familiar to me
My hair is growing gray There is no place safer
There are piles and piles of papers Than in your arms, in your arms
That I haven’t even read
If this is our last dance
All of my “to-do lists” I want it to be slow
Have gotten prematurely dated If this is our last chance
The smoke from all my cigarettes I wanna feel your glow
Fills this clouded room And if this is our swan song
Let it be gentle
But you’re so familiar to me
Cause I wouldn’t want to leave
There is no place safer
with sad goodbyes
Than in your arms, in your arms
No, if this is the end I don’t wanna be here
And if this is our last dance
If this is the end I don’t wanna be here
I want it to be slow
If this is our last chance If this is our swan song
I wanna feel your glow Let it be gentle
If this is our swan song Cause I wouldn’t want to leave
Let it be gentle With sad goodbyes
Cause I wouldn’t want to leave
with sad goodbyes

The floor is getting dirty


The laundry is mounding up
Our portrait’s fading
In the setting sun
My mind is out of order
The dishes are growing mould
All the things
I once held so dear
Have left me in this cold spell
Astrid Nora: Vocals, backing vocals, piano (#12) and cello (#8)
Andreas Fuglebæk: Leadguitar, backing vocals, lapsteel, mandolin, ao.
Anders Mortensen: Piano, Hammond B-3, Moog Prodigy,
Korg MS-20, Roland Juno-60 and glockenspiel
Steven Ardilsø: Bass
Erik Svendsen Laustsen: Drums
All songs & lyrics written by Astrid Nora, except #12, written by Astrid Nora
and Paolo Russo in collaboration with Thomas Blachman

All songs arranged by Astrid Nora, Andreas Fuglebæk, Erik Svendsen Laustsen, Steven Ardilsø
and Anders Mortensen

Produced by Astrid Nora, Andreas Fuglebæk and Erik Svendsen Laustsen

Recorded in Karmacrew by Baldur Kampmann, additional guitars & moog


recorded in Anders’ livingrom.

Vocals recorded in Karmacrew by Baldur Kampmann and Erik Svendsen Laustsen and
in We Know Music Studios by August Wanngren

Mixed by August Wanngren in We Know Music Studios

Mastered by Erik Fryland in Unit Sound

Photo by Christina Lind, styling by Marie West


Photo Editing by Benjamin Magnussen
Layout and artwork by Satoru Inoue
Thanks:

To Andreas for helping me make my dream come true - without your


passion end enthusiasm this wouldn’t have come to life, to Erik for
your ears, patience and support with recording the vocals, and to all
four of you guys, Andreas, Erik, Anders and Steven, for sticking with
me and giving your time, creativity and extraordinary talent to making
the music come alive.
Also thanks to Baldur and everyone at Karmacrew and to August
for your time and enthusiasm and to Lars at YFR for help and sup-
port. Thanks also to DAF for financial support.
Great thanks to Trine and Laura at Promokontoret and to Satoru
for your brilliant ideas and your precious time.
Thanks to friends and family; Benjamin, mom and dad and my
dear, beloved friends – thank you for your endless encouragement,
your love and belief! Special thanks to Lolita and Aske for the best
birthday present ever - I’m forever grateful! Last but not least thanks
to SGI and Ikeda Sensei – this one’s for you!

THANK YOU ALL!!!


- my deepest love & respect,
Astrid Nora
www.yfr.dk © 2010 Your Favourite Records / YFRCD 009
All rights of the producer and of the owner of the works reproduced reserved. Unauthorized copying,
hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this recording prohibited.
www.yfr.dk © 2010 Your Favourite Records / YFRCD 009
All rights of the producer and of the owner of the works reproduced reserved. Unauthorized copying,
hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this recording prohibited.

9
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7
6
5
4
3
2
1

13
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: ...

: Falling
: Loveblind

: Last dance
: Lift me up

: Hangin on

: You're here

: Would you?
: Blissful dream

: If it takes forever
: It's good to be alive

: After the break of dawn


: What have you got to lose

YFRCD 009
astridnora.dk