Lyrics

RIVER OF DREAMS

I want to go to the river
Oh the river of my dreams
There I am gonna find a wild stream
To throw all my broken flowers to
I am gonna sing a silent tune
By the river of my dreams

Sing my love
Sing again
Like you use to in the morning
Bring it back
The light from then
Bring it back befor
It gets dark again

I am going down to the river
Oh the river of my dreams
There I am gonna dive into the water
Til I find my soul on the bottom
I am gonna talk to my father
By the river of my dreams
Vocals and guitar – Sara Forslund
Philicorda organ, synth, sampling, outro – Johan Eckeborn
Vocals, synth, electric guitar, sampling – David Lillberg

SUMMER IS LIKE A SWALLOW

How can you tell when the heart will break
How can you tell the story of anyone else
How can you tell when spring will come
How can you tell when the leaves will fall at your door
and when they will dance

I gave you I gave you I gave you my heart heart

How can I love when your body is like the winter
That turns cold
How can I love when the summer is like a swallow
That flies away
How can I kiss anything else but the breeze
How can I kiss when the kiss I kissed doesn’t stay

I gave you…

How can you hold anything at all
How can you hold something so beautiful as a soul
How can you know when the season will change
How can you know when what you know
Is melting in the snow

Vocals and guitar; Sara Forslund
Organ and vocals – Gustaf Spetz

SEAGULL

Here I come rolling round round again
Here I am strolling down down the sun
There you go running away away from home
There you are soaking up in the mud

Nobody knows she carries a shell of gold
Cause what she unfold is sometimes a tree of mold
But she will live oh so free like an eagle
Then she might die oh so bright like a seagull

Here I come crawling around around the tree
Here I am floating down down the stream
There you go humming away what you use to know
There you are holding on but not to me

Nobody knows…

Here I come hoping around around your eyes
Here I am creaking down down like a chair
There you go strumming away the color of the moon
There you are kissing a star instead of me

Vocals – Sara Forslund
Guitar – Christian Massana
Piano, cello and vocals – Gustaf Spetz
Drone – Lárus sigurðsson

KNOW

I gave you my love in Ireland when the sky wasn´t blue
I whispered my desire and the day was new

You better know, know, know how I love, love you so
You´re the one, one, one I´d break my bones for
Dont you know, know, know the wind´s gonna
Blow, blow, blow
But our sun, sun, sun will always
Shine, shine, shine

I hummed you my sorrow and the birds were singing to
I touched your face with my lonliness
It told me you´ve been blue

Vocals and ukulele – Sara Forslund
Drone and harp – Lárus sigurðsson

HARD

Where is my man where does he stand
I told him to come I told him who I am

Was it hard hard to hold my hand
Was it hard hard to hold my hand

Where is my fortune is it hidden in the sand
I sold my soul to a black eyed dog now I want it back

Now it’s hard hard my heart
Now it’s hard hard my heart

Where is my child where does she stand
I gave her to the mountain I gave her the wind

Was it hard hard my heart
Is it hard hard my heart

Vocals – Sara Forslund
Guitar – Christian Massana
Piano, drums, synth, electric guitar,
Vox organ and soundscape- Johan Eckeborn
Baritone guitar and tom toms – David Lillberg

THE LILY AND THE GRAVE

I want love of a different kind
I think you´ll love me if I drown
I want to shine like the bones in the ground
I want to drink the mud from your cup

Will you love me when the water gets high
Will you hold me when my lips are dry

I want rain on a summers day
I think you´ll love me when my clothes are falling down
I want the sun crying in my bed
I want to laugh again by the well

Will you love me…

I want your kiss to tell me what I´ve missed
I think you´ll know me when I am dead
I want your hunger beneath your hips
I want to touch you by the lilys and the grave

Vocals and guitar- Sara Forslund
Trumpet – Jonas Nyström
Dobro and organ – Lárus Sigurðsson

ACHILLES HEEL

Oh don’t be quiet now don’t be still my Achilles heel
No one no one can be sad forever
Oh so lovely now when he tries to hold me still
He doesn’t know that I am the wind
It’s so ironic now how life can treat you really beat you
You might never know what it was all for

What was it all about
Take me somewhere the water isn’t dry
What have I done
Take me to a never-ending sun

Oh so quiet now my heart is sleeping always sleeping
It doesn’t know yet of the heartache it´s gonna face
Oh so lovely now when he lies there beside me
I cannot tell him that he is all my reason
It’s so ironic now how life can break you take you
You might never know how you got there in the first place

Vocals and guitar – Sara Forslund
Piano, chimes, whistle, celesta, marxophone and glass – Johan Eckeborn
Cello – Chris Worsey

GONE

Something told me you will never learn
The sun will rise over our heads and you will get burned
Someone held you with open arms
Darkness turned into light
She fell for your charm

Love, is it gone, gone, gone
Love, I need your sun, sun, sun

Something moved me
The breeze dancing with the leaves
I trembled like the tree
Someone kissed you
With an open heart
Pain turned into rain
He fell into your arms

Something changed me
Your eyes looking into mine
I cried like a dove
Someone loved you
Like you never been loved before
Winter smiled like spring
I fell like a stone

Vocals and guitar – Sara Forslund
Guitar – Christian Massana
Cello – Chris Worsey
Trumpet – David Bryntesson

WHEN LOVE WAS SWEET

I always thought love was sweet
I always thought you´d love me
Til the end of time
My mama said don’t be bad
Nobody wants a woman who is sad
All the time

I always had a trembling voice
I always dreamt of green green grass
And yellow fields
I always did what you should not
I always kissed the moonlight
and the wrong boy

Vocals and ukulele – Sara Forslund
Banjo – Lárus sigurðsson

TOAD

I’ve been holding back by old thoughts of green grass
I’ve been sleeping rough by the waves of love
I’ve growing old by the fake tree you left me

Dream a dream a quiet dream by a stream made of heartache
Make a quilt a lover’s quilt stitch by stitch made of tears

I’ve been sitting by the road waiting for someone to hold
I´ve been talking low to sticks and stones and
And a wounded toad
I´ve been falling down in the rabbit hole you left me

Dream a dream…

I found a spot in the pine tree where I can be free
I seek the light in the morning when everything is bright
I turn to dust whenever the bluebird goes to die

Vocals and guitar – Sara Forslund
Piano, synth, cello, sampling, vocals and outro – Gustaf Spetz
Organ, sound design and vocals – Johan Eckeborn