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Letters from the Compound

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Letters from the Compound

Time stains my fingers
like lead from broken pencils
fall short of expectations
fall on bended knee

Is this, is this the life I've chosen
is this, is this the house I’ve built

I stay up and watch you
my mood-swings
hinge on your private moments
that door must be barred shut
or I will break through

Is this, is this the life I've chosen
is this, is this the house I’ve built
In this place of seclusion
I’m kept from taking charge
But I know the solution
I know your face by now

Nights pulse, nights pulse with frozen moments
is this, is this the life I’ve built
gloved hand, gloved hand
grips the baton
hides bitten-down fingernails


from What Comes After, released September 16, 2016
Written by Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn. Arranged by Mathias H. Tjønn and Hanne Hukkelberg, additional arr. by Jenny Hval



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Racing Heart Oslo, Norway

Racing Heart makes music that is both complex and catchy, with lyrics that are not afraid of taking on bigger issues in a personal way. Helped by some of the best and most noteworthy musicians from both Norway and the US, such as Jenny Hval, Hanne Hukkelberg and previously members of The War on Drugs, St. Vincent and Sufjan Steven’s band, these songs aim to mean something to you. ... more

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