‘SKETCHES’

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LYRICS:

1. ‘Growing Pains’

It’s raining on your window, I said
We’re all just the same as we were back then
And you were thinking about her, but she was never really there
Always on her way
And she said why are we even making plans if we’re only standing still?
And I said the world is turning anyway, we’re always going somewhere

And we’re just talking
Don’t know what we’re doing here
We’re just walking
Right next to train tracks
And I just can’t remember everything you said
Too much color in your eyes, too much color in my head
And we’re just breathing
But we’re not kids anymore
Our rooms are bigger now
But we’re still sitting on the floor
And we’re still here, and still, we don’t know what we’re waiting for

And we were sitting on the carpet
Feeling perfect
Spinning round like a record
And she said wasn’t that the night that you got sick in the trash can by the bus stop?
And I said what’s that got to do with anything?
And I keep finding polaroids stuck between the books on my shelf
And I said I’m never letting go
I’m never getting rid of us

And we’re just talking
But we’re not kids anymore
Our beds are bigger now
And our bookshelves are intellectual
And she said remember when you fell down from your shoes
And I said no
But I can still feel the pain, I still feel bruised and sore
But it’s all fine now
I’m writing songs again
With all these uncreative titles to prove I’m just like them
And every night’s the same but different
And every day is just the same
And she said I’ll turn to stone at midnight
And I said have it your way
And we’re not sleeping, we’re just hiding down below
We’re almost grown up
We’re growing plants now
But we’re still here, and still, we don’t know what we’re waiting for

It’s raining on your window, I said
We’re all just the same as we were back then

2. ‘Humans’

Would you come inside?
I’ll tell your story and I’ll pretend that it’s mine
I know our lives are on the line
Like the dancers we don’t appear to be like
But don’t you mind

We’re just humans sharing a life
And we’re too close to see the signs
And with my hand on your thigh
And your hand in mine
We’re just humans sharing a life
So close your eyes
I’ll let you see inside my mind
But I don’t know what you find

Now I’m writing you a song
With the pen that I stole from your home
And I’m lying again
I swear I’ll keep my word
Just trying to make it work
Don’t we all?
I’m asking for a friend

And I know just how to make my bed
And you know just how to get in my head
And you say that I’ve been living in the novel that I’m writing in the notes on my phone
I’m the alarm you can’t ignore
We’re adding up to something more
Than you know

Would you come inside?
I’ll ask you nicely this time
I’ll make you mine
All we are will just have to do
I’ll take your story from you
If you take mine

We’re just humans sharing a life
And we’re too close to see the signs
And with my hand on your thigh
And your hand in mine
We’re just humans sharing a life
So close your eyes
I’ll let you see inside my mind
But I don’t know what you find

3. ‘Still Life’

I’ll paint you like the ocean
We are blue like thieves
I’ll steal all your emotions
So we both know how it feels
Keep a negative inside you
Of how we both used to be
Freezing in our frames
Like a fading memory

I was raised by foxes
I can run but don’t know how to hide
I keep building walls around me
I keep storing lies inside
I was raised to be a grown up
Lick my wounds and never die
I will keep you in my thoughts
Like a screen saver for my mind

So we hide away ours secrets
Keep them dangling on a chain
I will never truly see
Why I still do this to my brain
Gone away with such a rush
I will haunt you down again
Cause my heart was meant to crush
And to collect the fading pain

I was raised by foxes
I can run but don’t know how to hide
I keep drinking all my money
I keep spending all my pride
I was raised to be a grown up
Lick my wounds and never die
I will keep you in my thoughts
Like a screen saver for my mind

Still life (…)

I was raised by foxes
I can run but don’t know how to hide
I keep holding on to something
Like a thorn in my own side
I was raised to be a grown up
Lick my wounds and never die
I will keep you in my thoughts
Like a screen saver for my mind

4. ‘One Of The Pretty Girls’

And we’re on the kitchen floor now
This is how it really starts
You raise your glass, it touches mine
Our lips too far apart
And you in your leather jacket
Laughing on the balcony
Me and my self-conscious feelings
They are just as drunk as me

I never was one of the pretty girls
With their carefree smiles and their wavy curls
I never was one of them
But can you please let me pretend

And we’re dancing to a lie
We’re not feeling twenty two
Getting lost behind closed doors
All that’s left is me and you
And we’re like a movie scene, but
The book was better
Just another story with no end
And the moment lasts forever

And I don’t care about the pretty girls
With their nine inch nails, and their grandmas’ pearls
But now I care ‘bout me and you
I just want you to tell me that I look cool
Don’t want to be like the pretty girls
With their empty eyes and their empty worlds
Just wrap me in your arms again
And I’ll know just what to do

And we’re on the kitchen floor now
This is how it really starts
You raise your glass, it touches mine
Our lips too far apart

I never was one of the pretty girls
With their carefree smiles and their wavy curls
I never was one of them
But can you please let me pretend

5. ‘Last Train’

Taking the last train home again
How many times can I count the raindrops falling?
People say that I’ll learn when I get older
But I can seem to grow old enough
Watching days fly by like birds from fallen leaves
And I never stop to think as they fly from here
Watching faces I don’t seem to recognize
All they ever do is sleep

And I’m on my own
Counting days from when I was born
Will I ever come back home?
And see you again, see you again

Watching stars so far away
How many times can I lose myself in light and shade
Finding answers that don’t fit my questions
But I may be asking them wrong

And I’m on my own
Counting days from when I was born
Will I ever come back home?
And see you again, see you again
And I’m on my own
Counting stars that shine above
Will I ever reach my own?
And shine again, and shine again

Taking the last train home again
How many times can I count the raindrops falling?
People say that I’ll learn when I get older
But I can seem to grow old enough

© Ida Therese Klungland 2020

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