Cross The Line

by Per Sahlström

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released February 1, 2010

Recorded and produced by Per Sahlström.
Mastered by Patrik Torsson.
Photo by Gabriel Bergman Lahovary.
Cover art by Erik Fritz.

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Track Name: How Could I Know
How could I know if I love you?
When I can't hear the sound
of my heart beating now
'cause there's too much noise all around
Put your ears to the ground
Tune your heart to that sound

And I do think it's wrong
to say that it´s already gone
so I'm weighing the ups and the downs
'round and 'round in my mind

I want love at first sight
I want the world in one bite
I want love that is right
I want hearts that don't fight
but I can't change you at all
and I can't make myself that small


And I do think it's wrong
to say that it's already gone
so I'm weighing the ups and the downs
'round and 'round in my mind
Track Name: Miles Away
The sun is always shining when you're staying indoors
People are always laughing when you don't know what's the joke
Heard a conversation 'bout a long lost friend
who sailed across the ocean and the back again
Do you ever get the feeling
that you're miles away?
That you're not paying enough attention
to what's going on 'round you now

Throw the dice now, move along
Know the rules but you don't know the song
that they're singing in the morning
as they're getting ready for another day

Had another dream where I was flying through the sky
My friend turned into another guy
Didn't seem that strange to me at the time
'cause things just happened in a natural way
Do you ever get the feeling
that you're miles away?
That you're not paying enough attention
to what's going on 'round you now

Throw the dice now, move along
Don't know the rules but I do know the song
that they're singing in the evening
as they're watching the sun going down
Track Name: One Day
As the world keeps spinning around and around
I keep falling in love with people that live
on the other side of the world
Spins a bit faster each year that goes by
I guess in the end we'll be twirled around the world
holding hands

One day when the circle is closed
there'll be people on the moon
looking down at me and you
from another point of view
and I guess they'll see the truth

And the closer that you look the more you'll find
that distance is a thing inside of your mind
but it can leave you totally blind
And as the thoughts wander around inside your head
you know know they're just there
to fill up the space between your ears for a while

One day when the circle is closed
there'll be people on the moon
looking down at me and you
from another point of view
and I guess they'll see the truth
Track Name: Better Songs When I'm Down
All those sad songs come to my mind
when I'm down and you're no longer here to be found
All those happy ones stay deep down
where they are so hard to find

Say I write better songs when I'm down
rolling around in the dirt on the ground
Say I write better songs when I'm down
painting it black with the palm of my hand

All those days when I still believed
in the words that you said, they went 'round in my head
Only lonely people could know
'bout the way that you made me feel

Say I write better songs when I'm down
rolling around in the dirt on the ground
Say I write better songs when I'm down
painting it black with the palm of my hand
Track Name: Tears
Lie down, lie down on the ground
let me ease the pain
I know that, I know you've come a long way
to be sitting here today
to be sitting where you're at
Just let the tears flow, like a river now
Just let the tears flow
Track Name: Set In Stone
Don't really believe in reincarnation
but I can't really find no better explanation
'cause I have the feeling that I've been here before
walked down this hall and through this door
But I can't remember what's behind
not really sure of what I'm gonna find

But do I really wanna know now?
Do I really wanna know where I'll be in a year or two from now?

Know about the voice in your head
Know it's got a mind of it's own
Said it read the palm of your hand
and followed the lines right down to hell
But you shouldn't believe everything you hear
you give up far to easily

Just a little reminder
Ain't nothing set in stone
Track Name: Pick Me Up
If you pick me up when I'm down I'll pick a song from my mind
and I hope it will be just the one that you need
And if you can't guarantee that you'll forever be
the one that will say those words that I'm longing to hear

When you tell me that your world stops spinning around
when I'm no longer around
Though I'm not the center of gravity,
can I at least be your center for a cup of tea?
while we talk 'bout everything
that are running through our minds
though it's getting colder in the world outside
I just think we found a perfect place to hide

Placed you up high on a pillar of gold
pushed the stars to the side, put the truth on hold
Painted a picture of you there in the sky
put a speech bubble there which I hoped would filled by these words

When you tell me that your world stops spinning around
when I'm no longer around
Though I'm not the center of gravity,
can I at least be your center for a cup of tea?
while we talk 'bout everything
that are running through our minds
though it's getting colder in the world outside
I just think we found a perfect place to hide
Track Name: No Substitute
You're the only one I ever loved
now I know that's true
But there's one thing I can't do
I can't change your mind for you
I can tear these walls down
let the flood come breaking in
But there's one thing I can't do
I can't change your mind for you

Been around the world still I cannot find no substitute for your love
Gave it a real go still I cannot find no substitute for your love,
For your love

I can logically explain
how it came to be this way
but there's one thing I can't do
I can't change how I feel for you
I can open other doors
I can set another course
but there's one thing I can't do
I can't change how I feel for you

Been around the world still I cannot find no substitute for your love
Gave it a real go still I cannot find no substitute for your love,
For your love
Track Name: Hollywood Hero
Wanted a Hollywood hero
no tre-dimensional weirdo
Wanted a Hollywood hero
don't know how I got the part
But imagine the surprise
when you opened up your eyes
and I was lying by your side
with my heart open wide

'Cause I can't jump a train at a hundred miles an hour,
tried to save the world but I ain't got the power
If you cut me then I'll bleed and if I bleed then I'll fall down, out of style
And surely, that ain't what you wanted
no, you wanted a Hollywood hero

Someone to disarm the bomb
when the clock is ticking down
To give that magic speech
when hope is out of reach
But imagine the surprise
when you opened up your eyes
and I was lying by your side
with my heart open wide

'Cause I can't jump a train at a hundred miles an hour,
tried to save the world but I ain't got the power
If you cut me then I'll bleed and if I bleed then I'll fall down, out of style
And surely, that ain't what you wanted
no, you wanted a Hollywood hero
Track Name: Paint A New Sun
Get out of bed
shake the dreams from my head
it's a new day waiting 'round the bend
and noone really knows how it's gonna end
And if you feel
like the world's made of steel
and there's nothing you can do
for it to soften
and the sun refuse to shine
on you now

Won't you paint a new sun on your wall
and add a couple of clouds and a lazy meadow
pile up a few cushions you can rest your head on
and dream about the rising sun
it don't need to be so hard

Is it to late to stop the wheel that's turning?
to put out the fire that's burning
before it burns this house
down to the ground?
But I don't know the way
and neither do you
but we both know
that when the world begins to loose it's mind
there's not much to do


But you can paint a new sun on your wall
and add a couple of clouds and a lazy meadow
pile up a few cushions you can rest your head on
and dream about the rising sun
it don't need to be so hard
Track Name: Sole Survivor
You find it hard to believe that
you're the sole survivor
stranded on a planet
billions of lightyears from home
You find it hard to believe that
I know the way that you feel now,
that all of these people
gonna find you out one day

And if you think you better leave while you can now
I'll try to make you understand that
we're both in the same boat now
you're not the sole survivor

Don't know what your plans are
don't know where you're going
You think you found the cure
but you don't know what for

And if you think you better leave while you can now
I'll try to make you understand that
we're both in the same boat now
you're not the sole survivor
Track Name: Big Plans
These days seems like everyone's so busy,
seems like every day's a deadline
and every night's someones birthday
Ambitions, everybody's got ambitions,
short-term and long-term plans
that will get them somewhere special
And if I had my name on a star now
on the Sunset boulevard now
would you wan't me then?

Everybody's busy making big, big plans
going through the days in a zig-zag dance
and I don't wanna waste another day
thinking 'bout the way
that it's gonna be between me and you now
'cause I could never work it out

And when you fall down
do you stay down and wait for
someone to come and save you?
like I thought that you would
It's plain to see that
you never cared for me, no
didn't quite fit the plan that
you had worked out before
But if I had my name on a star now
on the Sunset boulevard now
would you wan't me then?

Everybody's busy making big, big plans
going through the days in a zig-zag dance
and I don't wanna waste another day
thinking 'bout the way
that it's gonna be between me and you now
'cause I could never work it out
Track Name: Cross The Line
Just a stream of words
flowing through the air
ani't no pointy ones
hidden deep in there
they're just sounds
that are there
to caress your ears
I know about the safety procedures
I try to stick to them
I try to keep the distance
so I don't end up in your face
it's just that sometimes
I loose it
if only for a moment

And get too close
cross that line
and get personal this time
Went to far
now here we are
in an awkward situation
me and you
what are we gonna do?

If I say that I'm blue
must be talking 'bout my skin
then maybe it's true
that I'm really from another planet
then you and you
But I try to fit in
try to readjust the picture
try to be vague
so no evidence can be found
that I ever really did...

Get too close
cross that line
and get personal this time
Went to far
now here we are
in an awkward situation
me and you
what are we gonna do?
Track Name: From Jupiter To Mars
The battle is lost
time to get in the line
They were right and you were wrong
you were weak and they were strong

From Jupiter to Mars
that's how far
away from each other
that we are
and I don't think I'm ever gonna join you at all

I know you want me as I am
as long as I can adapt
keep my feelings on a leash
and my secrests well kept

From Jupiter to Mars
that's how far
away from each other
that we are
and I don't think I'm ever gonna join you at all

Totally unique
but on a loosing streak
would you rather strike a deal?
and ignore the way you feel

From Jupiter to Mars
that's how far
away from each other
that we are
and I don't think I'm ever gonna join you at all
Track Name: Shallow Waters
Can't believe it's so hard
just to find a little space where I belong
Been among the travellers
and the ravers and the junkies
squeezing out the last little bit of that spark
still I can't ignore
the feeling that remains
that I'm just not one of them
wasn't made to be a part of it
though I've tried so hard

I keep burning, burning bridges
should be learning from these stiches
but I'm still putting all of my hopes in you
to come around and save me
from myself

I can't swin these shallow waters no more
but I'm so scared of the deep

Been around the folky type of people playing tunes
I never quite believed had anything to do with me
or the way that I feel today

I keep burning, burning bridges
should be learning from these stiches
but I'm still putting all of my hopes in you
to come around and save me
from myself

I can't swin these shallow waters no more
but I'm so scared of the deep
Track Name: We're On The Same Side
We're on the same side
We both want the world to be there
when we open up our eyes in the morning
But it might take a little while
to get a conversation going
but when we do you know we'll find
that we're on the same side

And you know that they're trying so hard
to keep us all apart
right from the start
the good from the bad
and the ones that should speak
from the ones that should only sit back and shut up
but you know, but you know, but you know
we're on the same side now

And when you open up your eyes
to see the things that you knew were there
but you never really dared to look
So scared that you'll find
that you need a little hand from someone
you can't do it anymore on your own

And you know that they're trying so hard
to keep us all apart
right from the start
the good from the bad
and the ones that should speak
from the ones that should only sit back and shut up
but you know, but you know, but you know
we're on the same side now