Lyrics & Interpretations: Darkness on the Edge of Ecstasy

Here, I’ve collected the lyrics and interpretations I offer to all of the tracks on my album. Excluded are the songs ”I don’t know”, ”Britch” and ”Weapon Together” as they have no ’real’ lyrics. Also, as I haven’t written ”Song” myself, but this is a cover of a Lewis Taylor track, I’ve chosen not to include that. Anyway, here goes the list: Circles It Could … Continue reading Lyrics & Interpretations: Darkness on the Edge of Ecstasy

Lyrics & Interpretations: When Your Phase is Gone

I have been through two divorces. The first time, about eleven years ago, we got married after five years together. The marriage somehow worked as a catalyst for her to realise that ’this is not at all what I want’, and after four months the divorce was a fact. It was her decision. Last year I went through the same thing, as if she had borrowed … Continue reading Lyrics & Interpretations: When Your Phase is Gone

Lyrics & Interpretations: Listen

I love it when comedian Bo Burnham talks about humility and then counters with: and now, a song from the perspective of God. There is nothing inherently problematic about writing songs from the perspective of God. The problem arises when the lyrical perspective tries to impose the writer’s sentiments on the listeners with the help of divine authority. I, however, wanted to write an open song, a song of … Continue reading Lyrics & Interpretations: Listen

Lyrics & Interpretations: It Could Go Either Way

I sometimes half-serious-half-jokingly refer to this song as the world’s first honest love song. Because no matter what we want to promise one another, and how strongly we are feeling deep sensations of love, lust, affection, empathy, passion, arousal, truth, connection and commitment, we can honestly not say with absolute certainty that we know that we are going to stay together forever. And that bittersweet insight, that what we have … Continue reading Lyrics & Interpretations: It Could Go Either Way