Lyrics Lifelines album

1. Born to be (Words/Music: Norman/Eriksson/Lindholm)


when I was young I used to live outta nowhere 

That was the place I called my home

But I felt alone there

and the winters got cold there

So I told my father I would go

So he took my hand and said to me 


Oh son

Now listen up carefully

Always go on 

never back down 

Honor your mama 

Be proud of yourself 

Be kind to your woman your sisters and me

Fight for your brothers and the right to be free

That’s where you belong 

and what your were born to be 


When I grew older I would dig for my roots but

All of the things I loved were gone

That’s when I knew what I had left behind

The search for the answers that I couldn’t find


And through the night

I heard his voice

Wake up boy you have a choice


Always go on

never back down

Honor your mama

Be proud of yourself

Be kind to your woman your sisters and me

Fight for your brothers and the right to be free

That’s where you belong

and what your were born to be



Always go on

never back down

Honor your mama

Be proud of yourself

Be kind to your woman your sisters and me

Fight for your brothers and the right to be free


Always go on

never back down

Honor your mama

Be proud of yourself

Be kind to your woman your sisters and me

Fight for your brothers and the right to be free

That’s where you belong

and what your were born to be

4.  Still here we are (Words/Music: Anders Norman)


The say the fight is over

there’s nothing left to do

Im sitting in the darkness

with the memories of you


I cherish all the moments

All the things that we´ve been through

The times with all the laughter

and the moments we were true

Im sitting here and waiting

waiting here for you

I’m waiting here for someone

To say everything is good


Still here we are

at the end of the walk

we speak in silence

when the words have all run out

Still here we are

when the fire has gone out

I wish that I could hold you

wherever you are


All that really matters

you were here for just a while

But I’ve gotten to know you

and felt your love

Im sitting here and waiting

waiting here for you

I’m waiting here for someone

To Say everything is good


Still here we are

at the end of the walk

we speak in silence

when the words have all run out

Still here we are

when the fire has gone out

I wish that I could hold you

wherever you are


And now the fight is over

there’s nothing left to do

Im sitting in the darkness

with the memories of you

Im sitting here and waiting

waiting here for you

And I’m waiting here for someone

To say everything is good

7. Remember the children Words/Music: Anders Norman)


a long forgotten future 

a hope that never came

You’re waiting by the fire

in the heavy pouring rain

a sleepless nights in darkness

a fire without flame

whispers in the morning

reminds you of the pain

reminds you of the moment 

when you lied there on the ground 

reminds you of the fearfulness 

in your body when the bombs came down 


remember all the children 

remember all their names

remember all their innocence

when the winners call their game 


she sees them in the moonlight 

she hears them in the clouds

she fears them in the silence

she face them when they come


it reminds her of the moment

when she lied lie there on the ground

reminds her of the fearfulness

in her body when the bombs came down

remember all the children 

remember all their names

remember all their innocence

when the winners call their game 

solo

remember all the children 

remember all their names

remember all their innocence

when the winners call their game 

2. Dreams and guitars (Words/Music: Norman/Strider/Ericsson)


Josie's driving with the sun in the mirror

Lights her battered face

She's leaving with a bag in the backseat

across the interstate

She pulls into a Philips station

for cigarettes and gas

wears her hat with a pink carnation

she's never going back


She's got her dreams and her guitar

and she can thank her lucky stars

she found the strength to leave him

all the years of fist and rage

all the fear that made her stay

she's riding out to freedom


She's following the lines on the highway

to a better place

her life has like a dead end station

a shut door in the face

and she tried and she tried

and she tried yeah

to turn the other cheek

now she's out there on her own to find

the one she used to be


She's got her dreams and her guitar

and she can thank her lucky stars

she found the strength to leave him

all the years of fist and rage

all the fear that made her stay

she's riding out to freedom


All the stars and constellations

all the signs are there

high time for a celebration

It’s her freedom day


She's got her dreams and her guitar

and she can thank her lucky stars

she found the strength to leave him

all the years of fist and rage

all the fear that made her stay

she's riding out to freedom

5.  Can't get enough Lyrics: Norman: Music: Ericsson


I’m in the old part of town 

just walking around 

To see if things have really changed somehow 

Since we were kids there in the summer sun 

I pass the old Highschool 

These walls could tell, a story or two 

reminiscing bout the days of youth 

when we were waking up the neighborhood 


and I’m down on the beach where 

we all were getting our share 

oh those summer nights, 

when we couldn’t get enough of our lives 


Back When time stood still 

We were the innocent 

There were no regrets 

We just couldn’t get enough of our lives 


Well I’m walking pass the pubs downtown 

Yeah, Those bars we used to hang around 

With those local bands playing all night long 

just a look through the key hole and they’re gone 

I guess times will always change 

Just like the kids out there on the streets 

Now One of them is mine 

and He can’t get enough of his life 


and he’s down on the beach where 

They’re all getting their share 

oh those summer nights, 

when you can’t get enough of your life


Now When time stands still 

They are the innocent 

There are no regrets 

They just can’t get enough of their lives

8. These are the times Words/Music: Anders Norman)


In a story with no end

theres a man without a home

there is light but theres no sun


theres a child without a mum

theres a bird without its wings

theres a soldier with no gun


and a farmer trying to grow his fields

plants his seeds with his own hands

he’s got his brother

to bring the water

in his arms


These are the times


theres a preacher without faith

a teacher without a school

theres a singer without voice


a politician without dreams

a banker with no gold

and theres a heaven with no stars


and there’s a doctor trying to heal the wounds

stops the blood with his own  hands

hes got his brother

to bring a shelter

in his arms


and there are times when we don't wanna see

that it's all real

and we never learn from the past

as we sell our dreams


and if somebody told you before

never to open the door

for the people who’s marching for war


these are the times

3. Lifelines  (Words/Music: Anders Norman)


she’s walking down a lonely road 

with a heart that is carried with a heavy load 

She’s following the well known tracks 

like all the others, that never came back 

She’s working on a master plan

She got the answer right there, in her hand

just a little paper and a pen

She can change the world,

and add some colors again


maybe she’s lost, maybe she’s gone 

maybe she’ll be knocking on your door 

there’s a painting on your wall 


I can read the Lifelines 

in your hands 

I read the lifetime 

that you have 

I can see the angels 

I can see the stars 

I can see the loneliness in your heart 

I can see your Lifelines, my friend 


there are shadows moving on a wall

she can see the danger,

she can hear them call

Kitty doesn't care for them at all 


maybe they´re lost, maybe they´re gone

maybe they´ll be knocking on your door

but there’s a painting on your wall


I can read the Lifelines

in your hands

I read the lifetime

that you have

I can see the angels

I can see the stars

I can see the loneliness in your heart

I can see your Lifelines, my friend

I can see your Lifelines, my friend 


she’s just a little lonely girl

with a heavy heart in a crazy world

maybe she’s lost, maybe she’s gone

maybe she’ll be knocking on your door

there’s a painting on your wall


I can read the Lifelines

in your hands

I read the lifetime

that you have

I can see the angels

I can see the stars

I can see the loneliness in your heart

I can see your Lifelines, my friend

I can see your Lifelines, my friend

6. Runaway   (Words/Music: Anders Norman)


I tried to run away 

and I wanna come home 

Now I’m down by the water, 

and I’m cold and Im all alone 


I tried to run away 

but I didn’t last long

I fell into the river

but I guess didn't drown


So much I had to say

But you didn’t listen

you´re waiting by the phone

worry that am gone, and now Im missin’


I didn’t want to leave,

and just go missin’

make you understand,

That I had other plans and made my decision      

      

I don’t wanna lose,

all we had

the promises we made each other

and the life we shared

I don’t wanna feel, lost inside

just give me a reason to love

when you run and hide 



so turn yourself around

bring your heart to mine

we’ll get the smouldering ashes

to a burning fire           

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