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the demo from tape bonus cd of the biography “the swing of things” 2004

demo 2004

PRESENTING LILY MARS www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqi6IF_HHRI
Presenting Lily Mars
Tap dancer, a soon-to-be star
She’ll beat your heart so fast
Spotlight’s on Lily tonight
She’s on Channel One’s late night show
She’s watching people come and go
Producer says, “You’ve got it made, girl”
And when she’s lying sleepless in his arms
The frost paints roses on poor Lily’s window pane
Presenting Lily’s mum
She still lives on in Lily’s mind
Stopped ageing years ago
Now she’s gone but left her dreams in Lily’s eyes
Lily’s wondering if mummy’s watching her tonight
“Good morning,” says father Mars
Presenting a salesman’s cheerful face
His mouth is never shut
As he strides from door to door to door to door
Watch his face as he puts his foot in my door
Presenting Lily Mars
She’s sensing moons and stars
The pills that Doc subscribed
Will keep the sleepless, dreamless nights away
Oh, poor Lily, now you’re sleeping day by day
By day by day by day by day
Bye, bye
Poor Lily, mummy’s watching you tonight

THE LOVE GOODBYE www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB2o5SI8FQk
Once a girl
In mommy’s world
Laughing, rhyming, singing songs
In her newly learnt tongue
Now a girl
In this world
Married to a stranger’s name
Writing to him all the same
And, oh, but
Where can she go
If she’s going alone?
Where can she go
If she’s going alone?
Where can she go
To avoid the love goodbye?
All the same
Letters answer letters in a round about way
“Sweet darling” they commence
But she no longer feels that way
Oh, there’s not a soul
In the streets below
She’s sitting by the window
Clinging to the phone
Dialling endless numbers
No reply
Love goodbye
Where can she go
If she’s going alone?
Where can she go
If she’s going?
Where can she go
If she’s going alone?
She’s going alone
She’s going alone

GO TO SLEEP www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBwOXYMCl5I
So please
Please let me come to you
And stay this time
Go to sleep
Go to sleep
Go to sleep
There was a time
When I could kiss
Kiss you goodnight
It will come again
In your sleep
Go to sleep
Look for a dream
Soft as your skin
The night is here now
Hide out in your dreams
Sweetest love of mine
You can sleep
Go to sleep

DAYS ON END www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKOTbGObs8I
Do you know why winter’s such a cold and lonely place?
If you do
Breathe it in to my bleached faces
Falling far
The sheets of my bed disappear
I hear the clock
Strikes up prettily at the hours
I wear the path deeper following you
Girl i knew comes tired home
From another working day
Cooks a meal
Puts the stove on and sees the snow
Falling far
A white painted sky drifting by
And here i come
In through the door
I say hello and very little more
Did she love me anymore?
Do you know why winter’s such a cold place?
I’m laughing at the weather
It reminded me of something
It took me years and years to forget
Do you love me anymore?

DOT THE I www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqZkyF0oz1E
Dot the I
Stretch your lips and smile
Let the world run by
Be the fool
Tomorrow morning’s here
And I’m all nonsense, dear
I see, I know, I hear you say
Come near, come close to me
Love happened to happen to me
Dot the I
Trust your kite to fly
I could lend you mine
Spot the gag
Tick it, tock it, light a fag
Pass it on to me
I see, I know, I hear you say
Come near, come close to me
Love happened to happen, you see
I see, I know, I hear you say
Come near, come close to me
Love happened to happen to me
I see, I know, I hear you say
Come near, come close to me
Love happened to happen, you see
I see, I know, I hear you say
Come near, come close to me
Love happened to happen to me
Dot the I
Count to three and sigh
I need you to dot the I

MONDAY MOURNING www.youtube.com/watch?v=unehv1Xf6uA
Monday mourning
Tears are falling
Down like fluid pain
And it’s a long
Lost Monday morning
The telling words
I like to learn
Are dying on your lips
As the morning
Through my fingers slips
I find myself in times like this
Quite amazed
How eager everything is to go wrong
Around me
Monday mourning
Tries to wound me
Eyes look hurt again
For have I asked
And will never ask again
For I have asked
I will never ask again

NEVER NEVER www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6U4wY2X9BI
Come the winter
Falling snow
I could swear I’ll make this promise hold
I won’t give you shadows
Never never
I won’t give you shadows
Ooh
See me standing on a bridge in white
I watch the water spinning scenes by ice
Now I swear to make these words sound right
I won’t give you shadows
Never never
I won’t give you shadows
Ooh
And my love is all that matters
And my love is all I see
Hold me
Give all your love
Touch me
Give all your love to me
Hold me
Give all your love
Touch me
Give all your love to me
I won’t give you shadows
Never Never
Won’t give you shadows
Never never
Won’t give you shadows
Never Never
I won’t give you shadows
Oh
I swear to you I’ll make this promise hold

SÅ BLÅSER DET PÅ JORDEN www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0rYVgK-Jr0
En flue bruker sine siste krefter
Sine rester av et liv
På mitt igjenlukkede vindu
Regnet står mot ruta
Dette huset bakker haspen på
Jeg tror jeg slipper det inn
For nå blåser det på jorden
Dagene trekker meg med
Tar i fra meg hva jeg hadde
Og evnen til å bedra meg selv
Trikken trommer mennesker
Inn og ut av byen
Våte paraplyer danser gatelangs forbid
En mor med sine voksne døtre
Smiler, famler gjennom minner
Det eneste de nå kan dele
For nå blåser det på jorden
Tiden presser seg på
Før tok hun dagen som den kom
Nå gripes den i det den er forbid
Så er jeg atter ingens venn
Og ingen syder lenger
Ingen sorg og ingens glede, ingen sving
Hvorfor skal min munn
Ganske uten grunn
Så nå blåser det på jorden
Du ser på meg
Hva tenker jeg på
Ute brenner regnet
Og dit ut er det nå jeg går
Så nå blåser det på jorden

ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF “SAA BLAASER DET PAA JORDEN”:
SO IT BLOWS ON THE GROUND
A fly using his last strength
Its remnants of a life
On my left closed window
The rain is the route
This house slopes latch on
I think I let it in.
For now it blows on earth
The days draw me
Taking in me what I had
And the ability to deceive myself
The tram drums People
In and out of town
Wet umbrellas dancing streets forbid
A mother with her ​​adult daughters
Smiles, groping through memories
The only thing they can now share
For now it blows on the ground
Time presses on
Before she took the day as it came
Now grasped it what it is forbid
So I’m staying the basis Friend
And no longer seethes
No sorrow and nobody ‘joy, no swivel
Why should my mouth
Quite without reason
So now it blows on the ground
You look at me
What I think of
Outside burning rain
And there out there now I go
So now it blows on the ground

Take on me see the article about this song
Hunting high and low see the song A-Z page
I’ve been losing you  see the song A-Z page
The swing of things see the song A-Z page

OTHER B SIDES:

Analogue cd picture disk – uk german and french editions 2006
CASE CLOSED ON SILVER SHORE www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8NbBts8_tw
Here’s a stain on the ottoman
Here’s a slug in the plaster wall
Here’s a glass with a fingerprint
Left out in the entrance hall
Left out in the hallway…
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t prove a thing
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t prove a thing
Here’s a room showing signs of struggle
Here’s a tear in the victim’s shirt
Here’s a plate with a chalky substance
Like a footprint in the dirt
Left out in the driveway…
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t prove a thing
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t prove a thing
I wouldn’t put it past the neighbour
I wouldn’t put it past the maid
I wouldn’t put it past the boyfriend
Yeah, he’d do it in a jealous rage
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t prove a thing
Case closed on silver shore
The boyfriend wont sink
Case closed on silver shore
Can’t make it stick
Case closed on silver shore
He’s getting away
MINOR KEY SONATA www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8G9KtzrI3o
Come back, my darling one
I’m calling on you
The road ahead is long
And I must warn you
Take hold, my little one
My minor key sonata
Show forth your looping grace
No one here can take your place
We’ll find a way
To make it pay
To get around it
Come back, my fallen son
Don’t let them fool you
Cos when the day is done
They never move you
Lay down your sense of pride
Trampled once too often
Put out your mournful tones
No one here can take your place
We’ll find a way
To do OK
To get around it
Come back, my analogue
I hardly knew ya
The high end sloping off
A thing of beauty
Take hold, my little ones
My minor key sonatas
Show forth your looping grace
No one here can take your place
We’ll make it pay
We’ll find a way
To do without it
Say
You’ll find a way
We’ll make it pay
To get around it
Show
Just what you know
Just let it go
To get around it
ANALOGUE INSTRUMENTALwww.youtube.com/watch?v=e6NBqjVAcmM
Tuning:
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A|-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3——|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1——|

Stop and make your mind up 1984 from “Take one me” first version 7″ www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp9CQWFqs18
We have no help
You know that
All by ourselves
We have come this far
Now stop and make your mind up about me
Stop and make your mind up about me, baby
Stop and make your mind up about me, yeah
Stop and make your mind up
Beer goes to my head
I want you
Come back to bed
We have come this far
Now stop and make your mind up about me
Stop and make your mind up about me, baby
Stop and make your mind up about me, yeah
Stop and make your mind up
Yeah, I want you near me
So stop ! and make your mind up about me, baby
Stop and make your mind up about me, yeah
Stop and make your mind up about me, baby, Oh baby
Stop and make your mind up about me, baby.

Differences 2002 from “Forever Not Yours” cd www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5yF4qj91sY
D                   A
Raise your voice
E              G
Give us hope
D              A
Make us whole
E               G A
Save our souls
G                            E
We have failed so many times
G                             A
Our attempts in steep decline
G                            E
Promises we could not keep
G                               A
Differences that run too deep
D         A
We’re afraid
E           G
of ourselves
D        A
For a while
E               G A
Keep us safe
G                     E
Love is such a big idea
G                                A
If you don’t see it, how can we?
G                           E
Promises we could not keep
G                           A
Differences that run too deep
D                 A
Show the way
E              G
Lead us home
D           A
We are lost
E             G
Give us hope

Angel in the snow instrumental1993 from “Angel” cd
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzYcb2vVJyE
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|-12–12–12–12–10—8-|-8—8—8—8—8—8–|

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-10–10–10–10–10–10- -8—8—8—8—8—8–
–9—9—9—9—9—9- -7-9h9—7-9h9—9—7–
-11–11–11–11–11–11- -9—9—9—9—9—9–
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-12–12–12–12–10—8- -8—8—8—8—8—8–
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–5—5—5—5—5—5- -s9—9—9–10–10–10-
–5—5—5—5—5—5- s10–10–10–10–10–11-
–6—6—6—6—6—6- -s9—9—9—9—9—9-
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-10–10–10–10–10–10- -8—8—8—8—8—8–
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-11–11–11–11–11–11- -9—9—9—9—9—9–
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Shapes that go together instrumental 1994 from “Shapes that go together” cd www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrUwzweoLgQ

Driftwood 1985 from “The Sun Always Shine son Tv” 7″, picture disk www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Wg73NvmvQ
(intro) D-7/9 | D-7/9 | D-7/9 | D-7/9    D-9 | D-9 | D-9 | D-9
D                 C                                 F                        G7               D
Oh come pity me a poor mad sailor stranded on this love here I lie
C                       F                        G7
like driftwood honey thing is this what I’ve become
D-/A             G6               F6/7+  C7+/9/E  (E-7?)              D-/F G6/E
I’ve got high over down under          at a lady’s will
D 9                 D 7/9 D 9        D 7/9      D 9
under you       at a lady’s will I’m drifting still I’m
D 7/9      D 9
drifting still
D                    C                               F                   G7
So I ask in fading     innocence and all my full rage will your
D                                        C                              F                       G7
hand still touch me when my face has fallen in with age
D /A             G6 F6/7+                      C7+/9/E    D /F      G6/E
and I go high over down under                  at a lady’s will
D 9    D /A                  G6 F6/7+        C7+/9/E    D /F       G6/E
under you     high endless down under    at a lady’s will
D 9         D 7/9 D 9             D 7/9    D 9         D 7/9   D 9
under you at a lady’s will    I’m drifting still I’m drifting still
(solo) A   /  F7+  /   E  /   D   /   A   /   F7+  /   E   /  D
E                 D6                C7+ B                  E       D6                   C7+   B
high over down under             at a lady’s will        (la la la laa..)
E                          D6                C7+ B                          E
high endless down under                at a lady’s will

 

THE SWING OF THINGS DEMO TAPES CD

demo 2004

Tracklist

1 Take On Me (Demo) 3:19
2 Presenting Lily Mars 3:19
3 Dot The I 3:49
4 Days On End 3:29
5 The Love Goodbye 3:24
6 Monday Mourning 3:11
7 Never Never 3:20
8 Så Blåser Det På Jorden 2:39
9 Go To Sleep 2:28
10 Hunting High And Low 3:26
11 I’ve Been Losing You 4:36
12 The Swing Of Things (Demo) / Living A Boy’s Adventures Tale (Demo) 10:01

Notes

Compilation of unreleased songs and early demos which was included with Jan Omdahl’s biography The Swing of Things 2004. The review of the books here https://harketsvilla.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/the-swing-og-t…gs-biographies/

Track 12: “The Swing of Things” stops at 4:10, “Living a Boy’s Adventure Tale” (not stated in the tracklist) starts at 4:53.

The 80’s part I – London

1982:  Years of the Foundation of a-ha!!!!

Originally, Pål had used the word ‘a-ha’ as the title of a song. He alternated between ‘a-ha’ and ‘a-hem’. As Morten was taking one of his frequent peeks through Pål’s notebook, he came across the name a-ha. “That’s a great name. That’s what we should call ourselves.” After a few weeks of getting the feel of the name and checking dictionaries in several languages, it was decided. They found out that ‘a-ha’ was an international way of expressing recognition, with positive connotations. It was short, easy to say and unusual

1983: Morten and Paal went to London and waited for Magne who came later same year

1984: Lesson One and the TAKE ON ME Video Flop

here listen the demo version Lesson One and view the not-animated video

or here for a very earl version by Bridges, (band of Paal and Mags before a-ha)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xw5yR3mo7c&feature=youtu.be

  • Director: Unknown
  • Clip: 2:58
  • DVD: None
  • CD: the demo tapes 2004 (included as bonus cd in the biography “the swing of things”)
  • Album: Hunting high and low the deluxe edition 2011
  • Single: Take On Me (first version) 7″

TOM5       A-ha_take_on_me-1stcover

This is the first version of the song that later went on to become a worldwide hit, yet only sold 300 copies in the first version. The flip side on the 12″ single was the only release of the song “Stop and Make Your Mind Up!” Although only the instrumentation changed, the remix by Alan Tarney gained heavy rotation on MTV. Many people refer to this version as the ‘Blue’ version because of the blue background. There was originally another idea presented for “Take On Me” before the final, popular version which involved a-ha singing in from of a large crowd of very young female fans. A-ha were reportedly appalled at the idea, and refused to make the video. This was reportedly another reason that the first version is often called ‘Blue’ because of the inappropriate content that had been suggested.

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