LUDWIG HART - PALOMA (2021)



Slow Motion Running


The longer I wait the room gets smaller

The longer I wait the traffic jams

The longer i wait the walls come closer

The longer I wait I lose my chance


The longer I wait for an honest ball game

I shoot straight I choke my fault

The longer I wait to get back in shape

No quick fix or another bad habit


I need slow motion running

Slow motion now

I need slow motion running

I need it now


In this rollercoaster honey

I need you by my side

Slow motion

Is what I need right now

Slow motion now


I feel the rush I want it faster

Swapping lanes in double time

I feel the rush I don’t want no answer

Who needs love at the finish line


No matter the weight im sure its nothing

three weeks straight can’t stop me now

I'm in the zone i can’t feel a thing

Shoot for the stars open the clouds


(Chorus)


I guess i wasn’t ready

My feet above the ground

Some sweet emotion 

Is what i need right now


I’ll catch you in the summer

When the city comes alive

Your sweet emotion

I want but not right now

I want but not right now


(Chorus)



Stuck On You (Purpose of Love pt. II)


I can not explain

Running ‘round in circles

Here we go again

Blinded by the city lights

Dreaming of you and I


I guess I’m out of touch

Twenty something dreaming

Swimming in the mud

Is hard but even harder when you

don’t even care no more


It’s time to find another lover

Get me through

Someone to help me out of trouble 

But i’m stuck on you

Was there something in the water

Say who knew

You were the purpose all along

Baby I’m stuck on you


Many years have gone

My sweater smells of you still

Why can’t I move on

Damn I feel hopeless cuz there’s

nobody else like you


(Chorus)


Dreaming of you and I

Dreaming of you and I


(Chorus)



Paloma


Lost outside Paloma

Call my friends for ease

All the heartbreaks

The shivers and shakes

Nothing really matters to me

Just don’t take me back

Please don’t take me back


Birthday cards from colleagues

Decorate the walls

The man of the hour

The light of the day

You make us forget who we are

You sparkle and shine

Don’t give up keep tryin


They cut you right up

Through muscle and blood

The angel on your shoulder screams

The best part of the deal

Will hunt you until it’s over

You’re longing for love

Redemption and trust

The devil on your shoulder screams

Paloma don’t stop until it’s over


I can’t forget your fingers

Stroke them black and white keys

In melancholy beauty

Boogie woogie patterns

The lion sleeps tonight oh jeez

Play don’t give in

Don’t let the bastards win


Back outside Paloma

Funky sidewalk moves

You gave it all you had 

But you still got sacked

From the blood smell slaughterhouse blues

The sparkle you’ve got is fading 

But don’t give up


(Chorus)


Lying awake

Anxiety and shakes

The new normal

Feel the pain

Don’t stop ‘til it’s over

Crying in shame

Don’t remember a thing

When you’re sober

Feel the pain

Lost in Paloma

Oh Paloma



Car Shot Knife


Childhood colors everywhere I’m looking

Rubik's cube surround

Paralyzed afraid numb and the exit

Is nowhere to be found


Calm down you don’t have to be alone

It seems so easy but it’s never been no

When I get out I will earn my way back to life

I need a car a shot or a knife


Don’t quite remember who I was when I met you

Outside the cube

End of December as the snow kept pouring 

Stuck inside with you


It seemed so easy but it’s never been no

We’re in this together still with high hopes

Writing our own lines 

This ballad of husbands and wives

We need a car a shot or a knife


Stay on the wire

Shook up and nervous

Don’t feed the fire

Here comes the circus

Car, shot or a knife


Calm down you don’t have to be alone

We’re in this together babe

(Car, shot or a knife)

It seems so easy but it’s never been no

We’ve gotta keep on trying

(Car, shot or a knife)

Calm down you don’t have to be afraid

We’re in this together babe

(Car, shot or a knife)

It seems so easy but it’s never been no

We’ve gotta keep on trying

(Car, shot or a knife)



Aviator


Hey Young check your pulse

Beat is on for sure

Gotta go take a chance

For you I know just the cure


Spin the wheel I’m turning you up

I’ll make you feel alright

The wounds will heal

And the drink will bite


Wheels up aviator

When I hear you knocking

I promise I will let you in

Take off aviator

I will give you all I got

Just let the show begin


Please come back inside

I wanna feel your breath

Your hands touching mine

In the late sunset


Before it’s all too late

We’ve gotta catch the wave

And you are the ice

I’m Coach Bombay 


(Chorus)


The first cigarette

The arteries are pumping blood

It hasn’t burnt out yet

Hook me up another one


(Chorus)


Leave all the trash in the bin

Forget about the haters 

And the songs they sing

Ducks fly in the wind

Let’s go



Violent Words of Love


I used to go there but no more

Since I got older what’s it for

I hear them screaming

In the living room 

Violent words of love


Seasons change like you and i 

But not within these walls

Ease the pain or feed the fire

With these violent words of love


What’s your reason

For slamming doors

Throwing plates on

The kitchen floor

Every sunday

Remission of sin

Holy words of love




8-Track Lover


I know your dark and dirty needs

Fluorescent lights and worn out sheets

That’s where you feel

More alive than you’ve ever been

Come play with me

Tell me a lie i wanna feel the pain


I can feel your presence

Know you got to run around

You’re the 8-track lover

There ain’t no tougher love

Let’s keep on trying

Until we kill each other

Your the 8-track lover

And there ain't no tougher love


It’s a losers game I never win

You reel me in like the heroine you are

And hold the fort

I know you belong to the worst kind

But i don’t mind

I guess it takes one to know one


(Chorus)



Bloodshot Eyes


Close enough it’s too late

To open up oh what a shame

So you can’t stop no

Somebody said it will be easier

This time around


Loaded guns bloodshot eyes

You don’t even try

To get on with your sorry life 

You just can’t stop no

Everybody said it will be easier

Up around the bend

You know it’s not now hear this


I’m only asking for this one thing

Leave the car keys on the table please

Whatever happened to the one thing 

You had going you were feeling

You ain’t no friend of mine

You ain’t no friend of mine


A twist of faith the patch is gone

The keeper of the keys

Made me believe it was my own fault

So this won’t stop no

Until you stumble down

The long road to hell and back

that’s when you know there’s nothing left


(Chorus)



Brothers


Greatest feeling i ever had 

Bruised up knees and rollerblades

We were small town brothers

Dirty kids with guns


Always playing stupid games

Like tagging walls in ugly paint

We were young and messy

Spreading fear for pennies


While you were gone

We started all new

Everybody said she’s lost

Beaten and bruised

Recall the one last chance

When I decided to bale

The small town brothers and you

Everything was fun

Back when we were young


Surprise family breakfast club

New kid held dad’s coffee mug

A big city hustler

And a Green Day lover


He wasn’t like the normal kids

Like Jimmy Lynn Bob or Will

None of them had lost a good friend

Nor a family member


(Chorus)


Oh how time flies as I rewind

We were breaking all the rules

I still somehow don’t regret much

But walking out on you


Caught up in the stars

I forgot about you

I was busy getting lost

Beaten and bruised

Recall the one last hit

We decided to bale

The small town brothers and you

Everything was fun

Back when we were


P became my one best friend

Home run hit to the teachers head

That’s how a small town teacher

Never taught again



LUDWIG HART - LUDWIG HART (2019)


PURPOSE OF LOVE

(L. Hart, E. Kreivi & A. Björkenvall) 


Pretty sure there’s something in the water
Something seeped its way through the ground
I know that you can feel it too, If you try


I lie awake, thinking about what to do
Something seeped its way through me too
I get the feeling everything’s about to change


What’s the purpose of love You and I
I’ve got a little something for you don’t make a sound 

What’s the purpose of love You and I
Closer to the edge but still both feet on the right side

What’s the purpose of love


Pretty sure there’s something in the water
My mouth is dry and words are hard to find
I know that you used too feel it too, back when you tried

What’s the purpose of love You and I
I’ve got a little something for you don’t make a sound 

What’s the purpose of love You and I
Closer to the edge but still both feet on the right side

What’s the purpose of love


Never closer to the others 
We shouldn’t even bother
No one cares about us, anyway
The stage is set, don’t you worry
Lets go traveling in the cold breeze
Welcome to the land of... You and I


A DREAM I KEEP RETURNING TO

(L. Hart, E. Kreivi & A. Björkenvall) 


Caught up in between and I wonder
Why everybody stares at me
Gone again and
shipped out yonder
Whatever works, I’ll be

I wanna shade all the lit up screaming fireworks Im seeing
Wanna tell you bout the endless nights I’m dealing with
I wanna break every promise made while busted up and bleeding
Wanna mute all the same old tired voices that I’m hearing

There’s a dream that i keep returning to
I’m digging through the yard
As the wind abates you’re calling my name
I never find you, I never find you, I never find you
   
Call me up and tell me something
You dont have to think it all through
Even lined up cars in the soft summer rain
Somehow reminds me of you

I wanna shade all the lit up screaming fireworks that I’m seeing
Wanna tell you about the endless nights I’m dealing with
I wanna break every promise made while busted up and bleeding
Wanna mute all the same old tired voices that I’m hearing

There’s a dream that i keep returning to
I’m digging through the yard
As the wind abates you’re calling my name
I never find you, I never find you
I never find you, I never find you


COWBOYS

(L. Hart, E. Kreivi & A. Björkenvall) 


Easy on the bottle

Roam inside our land

Deals tend to cut both ways

Don’t force the devil’s hand


I don’t know about you or others

Do you break when darkness falls

Do you ache for times long passed, or not


Paint with common colors

Tow the party line

Carefully my brother

Don’t stray beyond the signs


We all tried to follow

Just couldnt keep the pace

We all knew
The world was all yours

I know its hard to breathe when

They’re closing in

Trying hard 

Still no cowboy


I guess I saw it coming

A call too late at night 

They found you beneath the bridge where

We used to smoke when we were young

I don’t know bout you or others

Do you break when darkness falls

Do you ache for times long passed, or not

We all tried to follow

Just couldnt keep the pace

We all knew
The world was all yours

I know its hard to breathe when

They’re closing in

Trying hard 

Still no cowboy


Staying young and feeling kind of old

Starring in a story often told

Everybody tells your tale

Still no cowboy

Every path you’ve taken now’s a trail

Everyone is arguing about when

How and where they saw you last

Still no cowboy



HELPLESS

(L. Hart, E. Kreivi & E. Sundberg) 


Take me back to where we once came from

Show me back into the higher cause

Leave my books and hide the cross

We have all that we need


Nothing more to acquire now

What we need we cannot buy

Turned and twisted, still awry

Did you feel it


Are we helpless


Blue and green turns to shades of grey

Behind the veil is the light of day

Now the winter’s come to stay

Did you feel it


Are we helpless



DANCE ON YOUR GRAVES

(L. Hart, E. Kreivi & A. Björkenvall) 


Revolution calls

Been ready for years

Keep filling up your void

It won’t tame your needs


On and on

You can’t hide from your fears

On and on

I won’t mind the years

I won’t mind the years


Communicate the awe

Of shiny shiny things

Teach ’em how to claw through

Whatever we the masses bring


On and on

It’s too late to be saved

On and on

I will dance on your graves

Dance on your graves


Convert the others

I’m sure they’ll get it

I won’t take the bait again


Teach them some manners

In all your innocence

I won’t take the bait again

I won’t take the bait again



EYES WIDE SHUT

(L. Hart & E. Kreivi) 

Oh I love you and you still love me I know 
But it didn't look like that on tonight’s television show 
Got that picture of you while your blood still was red 
But now you sold your soul into another man’s bed 

To anchor the night keep me warm, set me free
Oh with eyes wide shut still you can’t see me 
Stealing time, one more night, keep your eyes on the ball 
Mumbling humble words, crawling home through the dawn 


Oh I know that it’s gone

Oh I know that it’s gone

Early morning in the lost and found 
When it all came back it was all said and done 
The end is the end, you don’t know how it feels 
No color or shape won’t please my needs


You and your boys and all your hangin around 
Those boys don’t like you and the water tastes like mudd 
In the arms of your brother’s you’re a feather in the night 
They’ll soon throw you out, don’t give up without a fight


Oh I know that it’s gone

Oh I know that it’s gone

  

Girl you go get your smoke blow som coke get it on

One more day with your brother’s and you won’t live long

Girl you go get your smoke blow som coke get it on

One more night with your brother’s and you won’t live long


SILVER MAN

(L. Hart & E. Kreivi) 


Silver man, silver man

Aim for gold is hard they say
Getting older day by day

I wish I’d known I’d feel this way

Play the streets like prostitutes 

Mama’s calling with bad news

Getting older day by day

I wish I’d known I’d feel this way


I wish you were here wth me

I wish you would come pick me up
Call a friend I used to know

The city’s cold and I don’t where to go


25 and no turning back

Things sure don’t look pretty now
Go out yonder oh Silver Man

Go leave these streets just move ahead


RIVER, LAKES & HILLS

(H. Niva) 


I’ve been hanging around the city

Nothing has come to mind

Now I’m sitting by the river

My thoughts just came alive


Why live with stacks of concrete, jobs and bills

When my heart is from a place with lakes and hills


Should’ve been saving up my money

Hit the road and bailed town

But the weights of ordinary life ain’t easy to be moving around


Don’t wanna live with stacks of concrete jobs and bills

My heart is form a place with lakes and hills


I can’t seem to find the uniform and the shoes I need to fill

I’ve been looking for an answer just haven’t found it still


I’ve been hanging around the city

Nothing has come to mind

Now I’m siting by the river

My thoughts just came alive

My thoughts just came alive


DARLING

(L. Hart & E. Kreivi) 


Whatever go have fun

Stumble down the gutter baby reach your goal

Get back before the sun soakes the dawn


Listen to the same songs

Freddie keeps on wondering what is on or off

Tells the story backwards, enough


You steal my hope and break my bones


I just wanna say the words that i feel

Oh Darling, you shook me up and down

It’s you and me against the world, can’t you see

Oh Darling, you shook me up and down


Same old songs keeps going around

Same old stories


Teach me how to stay strong

You’ve suffered enough

Let’s close this chapter and move on

Early morning crawling home


Fallin’ down the same hole

Same old stories, same old brawls

Keep fillin' up the cups

Hey, what could go wrong


You steel my hope and break my bones


I just wanna say the words that i feel

Oh Darling, you shook me up and down

It’s you and me against the world, can’t you see

Oh Darling, you shook me up and down


Same old songs keeps going around

Same old stories