Little Boy

by Per Sahlström

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released April 3, 2015

Mastered by Patrik Torsson

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Track Name: Reconstruct me
Nothing can change my world, it's a solid piece
made of all the times that I tried to prove that
I have done my part and now it is up to you
to dig up our graves and pick the bones up
try to unravel what went through her mind
But we just wanna know, what we already know
we just want the past to match the present
stick with our story until we're proven wrong
Won't you reconstruct me, based on what you see
I will do my best to try to convince you

that nothing can change my world, it's a solid piece
made of all the times that I tried to prove that
I have done my part and now it is up to you
to dig up our graves and pick the bones up
try to unravel what went through her mind
But we just wanna know, what we already know
we just want the past to match the present
stick with our story until we're proven wrong
Won't you reconstruct me, based on what you see
will you do your best to try to convince me
that I was the one who got it all wrong then
Track Name: Little boy
Little boy, you were born into a rocking boat
you were born in the summertime, into this rented house
I hope that you don't mind a little mess in here
we have tried to make it disappear into the thin air

I thought by now I would have sorted my life out
arranged it into little drawers, shaven of all my horns
I really thought that I would never be afraid ever again
I would be working just for laughs
while the morning sun sings promises of happy days to come

We can try not to see the worst in life,
not to see the burst of night, not to see the men who fight
over silly things that noone really cares about
I guess all that I can do is to give you a good start
into this world that we don't seem to know that much about

Little boy, I was born into a rocking boat
I was born in the summertime, into a small town house
I hope that you don't mind that I'm still a mess
I really tried to do my best to make it a little less
and while the morning sun sings promises of happy days to come

We can try not to see the worst in life,
not to see the burst of night, not to see the men who fight
over silly things that noone really cares about
I guess all that I can do is to give you a good start
into this world that we don't seem to know that much about

Little boy, you were born into a rocking boat
you were born in the summertime, into this rented house
I hope that you don't mind a little mess in here
we have tried to make it disappear into the thin air

I thought by now I would have sorted my life out
arranged it into little drawers, shaven of all my horns
I really thought that I would never be afraid ever again
I would be working just for laughs
while the morning sun sings promises of happy days to come
Track Name: Lämnad åt mina tankar
Jag ville berätta allting utan att säga ett ord
jag ville du skulle säga att du redan förstod
du trodde att du var så tom
du trodde att hon såg allting
såg att det var ingenting
bara ett skal omkring

Du bygger en värld av silver utanför
se hur den skiner, i alla andras ögon
följde alla ritningar precis
och visst är den vacker på sitt vis

Ville bli lämnad åt mina tankar...

du trodde att du var så tom, trodde du var tom inuti
du trodde att hon såg allting
såg att det var ingenting, trodde du var tom inuti
bara ett skal omkring

Du bygger en värld av silver utanför
se hur den skiner, i alla andras ögon
följde alla ritningar precis
och visst är den vacker på sitt vis

Ville bli lämnad åt mina tankar...
Track Name: Don't let yourself down
Don't let yourself down, don't let it just lead you
I know you want the worst of this situation
I know you want a tiny thread to pull into the open
to weave your own image to wrap around your head

But I don't think that it's downwards
that is the way to go now
I tried that one before and
it didn't make me bounce back
to a higher understanding
a happy ever after landing
it was an intellectual battle
to prove that you were not worth having

Don't let yourself down, cause everybody's got their dark sides
just don't let them suck the light out of all your other sides
it's so easy to be wise now, fighting wars from a safe haven
to be a preacher in your own church
for those who don't need a saviour

No, I don't think that it's downwards
that is the way to go now
cause I tried that one before and
it didn't make me bounce back
to a higher understanding
a happy ever after landing
it was an intellectual battle
to prove that you were not worth having
Track Name: Sun coming up
Gonna try not to indulge into thinking all that much
cause it never really did me any good
gonna try not to obey all my fear's got to say
about how I ought to go about my life

And it's a shaky little road to the sunny side of life
and I'm sitting on the roof of this old dirty bus
as we're bumping along with my feet dangling off the side

And I may be unaware, or maybe just don't care
about the steep slope on the side
though I sensed it there at night
won't you join me for a while
you can sit here by my side
we can watch the world in a different light
as the sun's coming up

Gonna try a little more though I'm never really sure
that all is gonna turn out for the best
cause there aint no guarantees that you can have all that you please
every little detail in your dream

And it's a shaky little road to the sunny side of life
and I'm sitting on the roof of this old dirty bus
as we're bumping along with my feet dangling off the side

And I may be unaware, or maybe just don't care
about the steep slope on the side
though I sensed it there at night
won't you join me for a while
you can sit here by my side
we can watch the world in a different light
as the sun's coming up

I see the sun coming up, it can't stay down forever...
Track Name: Who's to say who's won
There are so many things for you to see if
you only open your eyes to
what's above the horizon of broken washing machines
And I want to go beyond the clichés that
I used so many songs that
I could never live up to
no matter how hard that I tried

I hear all songs in my head
when I watch you play like there's no end
they were written by somebody else
but nothing belongs to noone here
everthing's ours on loan

And the biggest fear of everyone
is not having a single thing to show

Who is to say who's won...
Track Name: Beside the now
Please, don't let this night
just be a hike to get to the end
cause there will be more
but not like before
and there'll come a time
when you wish you'd done more
with the time that you had
but then you should know that
that is the moment you make the mistake
cause all that's beside the now

And while I'm busy trying
to avoid getting caught
not being real
I'll keep in mind
that being alive
is just a short while
and though I'll wish I'd done more
with the time that I had
those are the only times that I regret
cause all that you've done before
is beside the now
Track Name: Historien upprepar sig
Vad vill du ta med dig när du dör?
Det finns någon som spelar in allt du gör
i sitt huvud, nu kommer du få se
vem du egentligen är
nu kommer du få se

Kommer du att göra om mina fel?
Kommer du att tro att ingen kan se
i ditt huvud, du är en öde ö
mitt i Atlanten
du är en öde ö

Historien upprepar sig och jag går i dina fotspår
jag kommer inte längre än du
Jag trodde jag var någon annan
mycket bättre än alla andra
så vilsen i mina tankar

Vad vill du berätta för dig själv?
Vill du ta dig i handen och leda dig fram
genom din barndom till en annan du
utan nån rädsla för att vara fel

Historien upprepar sig och jag går i dina fotspår
jag kommer inte längre än du
Jag trodde jag var någon annan
mycket bättre än alla andra
så vilsen i mina tankar

Vad vill du ta med dig när du dör?
Det finns någon som spelar in allt du gör
Kommer du att göra om mina fel?
Kommer du att tro att ingen kan se?
Du är en öde ö mitt i Atlanten
du är en öde ö
Track Name: Varje gång jag vaknar
Du säger det finns inget
som spelar någon roll
för du har försökt att hindra,
hindra tidens gång
och du kan stänga alla fönster
så att ingen kan se
men ändå kommer natten
att hitta in till dig

Och jag kan inte längre komma ihåg mina drömmar
försöker lite mer varje gång som jag vaknar
att hitta tillbaka
varje gång som jag vaknar

Och jag har gett upp tanken
på att hitta evig ro
att hitta ett hål i dagen
utan någon oro
säg mig är det på riktigt?
för jag börjar få känslan
att varje gång som vi hälsar
är jag nån annanstans
Track Name: Getting to know you
Getting to know you I feel like I have
so many things that I wanna hide
try as I may to prepare what to say
I wouldn't want to be any other way

And I would be a liar if I told you
I was never ever scared of the sunshine
shining into my cave
I know I got to be a bit brave
and not turn away when the light gets into my eyes

No, I wouldn't want to be any other one
I wouldn't want my life undone
getting to know me I hope that you will
see that the beauty lies in what is real

Cause I would be a liar if I told you
I was never ever scared of the sunshine
shining into my cave
I know I got to be a bit brave
and not turn away when the light gets into my eyes

Getting to know you I feel like I have
so many things that I wanna hide
but I wouldn't want to be any other one
no I wouldn't want my life undone
Getting to know me I hope that you will
see that the beauty lies in what is real
Getting to know you I feel like I have
so many things that I wanna hide
Getting to know me I hope that you will
see that the beauty lies in what is real
Track Name: Happy endings
I wish it was simple, just a simple diagnosis
that would shed some light on all these feelings
that we don't understand
I wouldn't have to feel so at loss
when the shadow of a doubt
makes it's way into a sunny day

I really wanna share with you
one of these moments when the world makes sense
for a little while
we wouldn't have to feel so afraid
of not knowing the final page
looking for a happy end in chapter one

It's not even visible to the naked eye
so much underneath that we do hide
but will you share your fears with me?

I wouldn't have to feel so at loss
when the shadow of a doubt
makes it's way into a sunny day

we wouldn't have to feel so afraid
of not knowing the final page
looking for a happy end in chapter one

It's not even visible to the naked eye
so much underneath that we do hide
but will you share your fears with me?

Looking for a happy end...