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On The Flipside - EP

Flipside

Musik og tekst: Kirstine Birk & Helene Bak

I fell into the sea, I fell into a dream
I was going off fast as a harpoon
A bottomless sea, a wreck of a ship
I was skating under the frozen moon

I’m under the ice on the flipside of life, under the ice

As hours turn to days, I stay with this dream
The light of the surface disappears
And words turn into steam, to meaningless rain
And drown in an ocean of tears

I’m under the ice on the flipside of life, under the ice

You say it breaks your heart
When I become part of world so far from yours
You and I divide, we can’t unite

Under the ice on the flipside of life

I fell into the sea, I fell into a dream
I was going off fast as a harpoon
A bottomless sea, a wreck of a ship
I was skating under the frozen moon

People Who Mourn

Musik og tekst: Kirstine Birk & Helene Bak

Which words should I use
If I’m to tell you about darkness
If I’m to tell you about the pattern of these scars
If I’m a wing outstretched in the snow

You’re lost in thoughts
As you’re standing there
With your jacket wide open your shoes untied
I can’t tell you where to go

There are people who mourn
The things they can’t change
There are people who mourn
The time lost and the fine lines in a face

Which words should I use
If I’m to conquer the darkness
If I’m to make the sharp lines fade
And press my head up against your shoulder blade

There are people who mourn
The things they can’t change
There are people who lose their faith when it rains
There are people who fight against every trace
Of the time lost and the fine lines in a face

Which words should I use
If I’m to tell you about darkness
If I’m to tell you about the pattern of these scars
If I’m a wing outstretched in the snow

He’ll Never Tell

Musik og tekst: Kirstine Birk & Helene Bak

I know that he can’t tell
Movement from attack
I know he never grew
A shield on his back

And I know he’s kind of lonely
And I know he’ll never tell

He’ll never let anyone beneath his skin
He’ll never let anyone cross the borders within
He’ll never tell anyone ’cause they won’t see
He’ll never tell anyone but me

I know I can’t convince him
To follow my advice
And who am I to force him
To open up his eyes

I know he’s got a story
And I know he’ll never tell

He’ll never let anyone beneath his skin
He’ll never let anyone cross the borders within
He’ll never tell anyone ’cause they won’t see
He’ll never tell anyone but me

I keep a close watch on his heart
A close watch on this world

I know he’s kind of shaken
And I know he’s kind of broken

He’ll never let anyone beneath his skin
He’ll never let anyone cross the borders within
He’ll never tell anyone ’cause they won’t see
He’ll never tell anyone
He’ll never tell anyone ’cause they won’t see
He’ll never tell anyone but me

Days

Musik og tekst: Kirstine Birk & Helene Bak

There are days where you can’t get out of bed
Your body’s so heavy, there’s too much in your head
And nothing I can say will put your mind at ease
You try to suck in life but it leaves you with no taste

There are days of no color
They’re neither black nor white
They fade into each other
They leave me cold and I
I lose, I lose sight of you

There are times I’ll lie awake at night
With your arms around my back, my feet tucked in between your thighs
And listen to the nightmares drifting ’round inside your head
Wishing I could get in there and fight back instead

These days of no color
They’re neither black nor white
They fade into each other
They leave me cold and I
I lose, I lose sight of you

Can you feel the colors fade
Into an elusive haze
Dreams dissolving day by day

Days of no color
They’re neither black nor white
They fade into each other
They leave me cold and I
I lose, I lose sight of you

Weak

Musik og tekst: Kirstine Birk & Helene Bak

So, where did you leave the high waist skirt
And the shoes you wore so fine
Tears are always raining from you, girl
Since you left your sense behind

”I need this” so you said
”To try it once again
And if he leaves me, well
I’ll get myself together then”

So, you didn’t hear me at the door
So, you turned off all the light
So, you’re lying on the floor
No one needed this, I’d say

’Cause what he breaks in you
It doesn’t seem to heal or mend
Now that he messed you up
Get yourself together again

Now that you are lonely
You are weak
You are lonely
You are weak
I will help you feel at ease

And with April comes the light
We just have to wait
We won’t let the darkness slip inside
Won’t let it crawl into our beds

Now that you are lonely
Now that you are weak
You are lonely
You are weak
I will help you fall asleep

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