LYRICS

INSECTICIDES (Single released 24 October 2016)

There are stains in our path
we are plastic and broken glass
it’s an invasion
We are drugs and substance abuse
and we throw what we don’t use
in the oceans
The way we invade
it’s just like a plague
concealed like a grand masquerade

I have been up all night
fumbling through the greys for som black and whites
searching for the words that could reignite
certain they’ll appear once we reunite

There’s poison in our tails
frequently used to mark our trails
contamination
We are oil, mining and trash
and the remains are burnt into ash
our own slow cremation
Disguised with the leaves
from the dying trees
we spread the decease and hide
Naked and pealed
we will be revealed
in flesh as our power subsides

I have been up all night
fumbling through the greys for some black and whites
searching for the words that could reignite
Certain they’ll appear once we reunite

Whatever you say
Whatever you say

B E L L A R O U S H  (2015)
1. Shallow Cold
2. Political Play
3. Sun Goes Down
4. Imperfect Perfection
5. Hands Off!
6. Comfort
7. Calling
8. Leap to Grow
9. Perfect Crime
10. Until You Choke
11. Nothing Wrong
12. Your Love

1.Shallow Cold
© Magnus Hagström & Moa Jonsson Länne 2013

Can you feel it aching
We’re breaking through
That roof is too low and, this room is restraining too
Our ambitions for freedom can come true
See the living in yourself see life in others too
the pictures in our heads make the frame for our prison
We consume each other as we look and we listen
But we’re not the clothes we wear
We’re not the god we fear
We live and learn to see the world
With equal eyes and ears

(Freedom) La, la, la, la, la (With equal eyes and ears)
(Freedom) La, la, la, la, la (To see the world with equal eyes and ears)

Can you feel it breaking,
we’re aching too
From the weight of life and the trials that we´re all put through
Our community could stand a chance to persevere, but
we confine eachother with those erratic fears
As we maneuver through the minefields of social construction,
We hunt rewards, get penalties, in the pattern of reproduction
We´re all a part, we´re in
We all bear this sin
We´ve gotto search to find the path towards our mutual win

(Freedom) La, la, la, la, la (towards our mutual win)
(Freedom) La, la, la, la, la (To find the path towards our mutual win)

Don’t wanna be stuck in this sick treadmill

constantly measured as we’re sold and we’re bought
We’re moving flesh murdered by the glares that we caught
We sell each other cheap and there’s no market for the living
So we kill ourselves and murder as revenge for the killing
The only freedom you have on a market
Is to be sold and to buy that weight in gold
I’d like to see this world without the price tags
And dive with you through the shallow cold

(Freedom) La, la, la, la, la (from the shallow cold)
(Freedom) La, la, la, la, la (to dive with you through the shallow cold)

 

2.Political Play
© Moa Jonsson Länne & Magnus Hagström 2013

Stop!
whatever happened to the ideals on which you came,
into the game, now the game has got you drained
of willpower to maintain belief in conventions you once revered
if you ever were sincere, that is

(bla, bla, bla, bla, bla)
you´ve really pinned down the art, of speech with “no-liability” words.
(bla, bla, bla, bla, bla)
you must think you are smart, but what have you really learned?

It´s all political play
We want no part of your charade
Don´t want to watch your display
Of empty promises made.

Stop!
If you mean well don’t sell those values
Keep them close at hand and heart
Don’t lose them for the price
it will vanish before your eyes

(bla, bla, bla, bla, bla)
you’re supposed to be the voice of the choice of a million
(bla, bla, bla, bla, bla)
those voices should be cherished not passed to oblivion

All of our futures are in the game, all the same
We can´t just sit back and take the hand we´re dealt, though we felt
That the game´s being played so far away, got no say, our opinions don´t weigh

So sick of the stench of your verbal diarrea
Of those nuclear arms in Iran and North Korea
While you and your allies are sitting on your own
Maintain your “balance of power”, as you dispatch your drones
To surveil, map out, and bomb every threat to your throne
Making sure you´ll be the one to cast the first stone
Who made you the law, who gave you the right to exception
From the universal standards, it’s a global misconception

 

3.Sun Goes Down
© Magnus Hagström & Moa Jonsson Länne 2013

In the morning
At the break of day
I open my eyes and it strikes me
I look at you just like we’re two
It looks as though
You’ve got something to say
As you start to talk its just like a wall
Standing thick and tall
Between us
But there’s nothing there
I swear that I hear every word
It appears like

I hear you but I’m not listening
You’re talking but I’m not sure what you’re saying
I see you but you’re still somehow missing
I hold you but it’s air in caressing

Why can you tell me why
Every time you try
I die a little inside
I, I can tell you why
Because the world turns black
When you lie, when you lie

The sun goes down 

When night time comes
When the day is through
I lay down to see that I´m stuck with you
There´s no one there, but you´re still here
A reflection I can´t shake or communicate with

Why can you tell me why
Every time you try
I die a little inside
I, I can tell you why
Because the world turns black
When you lie, when you lie

The sun goes down
The sun, the sun, the sun, the sun goes down on us

Sun goes down, sun goes down

 

4.Imperfect Perfection
© Moa Jonsson Länne & Magnus Hagström

There are those moments in your life when all the good things coincide
And you’re consumed by the vibe, by the sentiment inside
Of togetherness, love and devotion to a cause
A community where everyone´s being seen, despite their flaws

I wanna live in this moment, I want to live in this song
Then melancholy strikes with the notion, this moment won’t last for long

But I feel like it could almost be perfect
And I heal in this glimpse of perfection

There are these moments of truth, a glimpse so huge
When I see this world without the mist of all the attributes
And it feels perfect, overwhelming and direct
To meet in this world through the light that we reflect

As much as I would like to stay in the moment when the curtain falls
I close my eyes and realize my eyelids hide the notion of another wall

Don´t let them pass you by
Nourish these glimpses, feelings and moments within troughout life
(and when you need them) let them be all that you feel
Live and hope for the moments of perfection in this imperfect reality

 

5.Hands Off!
© Moa Jonsson Länne 2013

Say you believe in equality
But the essence must have eluded you, though you once picked up a broom (HA!)
It must all be in theory,
Your presence sucks up all the air in the room
How can you be so obtuse?
We see how you abuse,
the priviliges that you gain and (you) reproduce

Hands off my sisters!
What makes you think you have the right to claim ´em with
Your hands, your eyes, what makes you think you have the right to right to,
Right to make us small

You see no problem you see no need
To change what´s always worked out fine for you and yours, manhood´s divine (in this)
sexist system we´re guaranteed
To experience life based on what´s below our waistline
While you eroticise, sexualise, consumerize
Our bodies are your landscapes and our involuntary sacrifice
Why don´t you realize, one day you´ll pay the price,
listen up, don´t make me tell you twice!

Hands off my sisters!
What makes you think you have the right to claim ´em with
Your hands, your eyes, what makes you think you have the right to right to,
Right to make us small

So sick and tired of being on guard
Constant prey, we´re all scarred
What´s the point?
There are no isolated problems
Need your participation to solve them
Don´t disappoint
How can you not feel the pressure
Of the standards by which we´re measured
The struggle should be joint
But everytime I try to reach out and have a little faith
I´m scorned, and have to turn right around and cry

Hands off my sisters!

 

6.Comfort
©Magnus Hagström & Moa Jonsson Länne 2013

This morning when I wake up,
I see it right away
There´s something in your eyes you´re mourning,
something is not the same as yesterday
And I don´t know if I can help you, right now,
there´s only one thing I can say
It´s that everything moves in circles,
still everything has to end someday

Ooh, ooh, I can´t comfort you
Ooh, ooh I can´t comfort you

Your silence is consuming me,
it´s so heavy, makes it hard to breath
Can´t keep your head above the surface, you pull me down, we drown together, you
give me nothing to hold on to to pull us up again. I feel
Currents taking you undersea.
I can´t go with you though, you know it, I can´t share the load,
can´t walk you down that anguished road
So let me go, and you´ll grow, gotto do this one on your own
Overthrow your shadows solo, I can´t help you no
´cause everything moves in circles, but still everything has to end, and I can´t mend you

There´s nothing like this, though the sun is shining
And I know the mistery of life is long and winding
I fall to pieces, to be built up again,
Collect what´s left, rest, then I´ll be off my friend

If we ever meet again, it might take a while
Hope we´ll regain our smile, in this lifetime

 

7.Calling
© Moa Jonsson Länne & Magnus Hagström 2013

You look sad when you look at me,
As if I´d really let you down
Somehow feel like I´m failing you,
Hang in there, want you around
You keep asking, what´s going on
Believe me, if I could I´d share
It´s all that I think about
The load´s just to heavy to bear

Calling on your mother, to come home
Calling on your sisters to help out
Calling on your father to just know
Calling, though you´re screaming

no words come out your mouth,
Stuck in your throat, a silent shout
All alone though there´s a crowd
No one let in and nothing out

Silence might have taken me
I´m stuck, and I just can´t get out
Like a shadow of my former self
Paralized, trying to reach out.
I know you know, that something´s wrong
Won´t you guess it, help me say it, force the words out of my mouth
Don´t be scared, it can´t get more wrong
Really need someone to push me out of silence, cuz it´s eating me up.

Calling on your mother to come home,
Calling on your brothers to pick up the phone
Calling on your sisters to help out
Calling, for yourself

but yourself just won´t come out
Surpressed, hidden somewhere inside
No words come out your mouth
Stuck in your throat, a silent shout
All alone though there´s a crowd
No one let in, and nothing out
Won´t you just figure it out
Please just know and help me shout

It´s just like someone cut the chord, and I just can´t get through
Never felt like this before, I´m shaken to the core
Abandoned isolated, confused and sedated
It´s obvious, it´s simple, but it feels so complicated
I call out and I wish that you would listen
But you have gone your distance, and the right words are missing
Wherever you went, you went where I can´t go

Still I´m calling on this broken line, I´m calling for you
You’re calling and calling, and calling and calling, you’re calling and calling, calling

 

8.Leap to Grow
©Moa Jonsson Länne 2013

Your thoughts are racing, scattered like the autumn leaves
All so fast, the sun is fading
Change inside and outside, take a moment to breath
and welcome change
You gotto jump, you gotto seek. You gotto trust, you gotto leap
Explore and challenge these walls
Feeling brave, but also weak. Feeling strong, but wanna sleep
Growing little by little

Being thrown between inspired and deadly tired, oh
Can feel yourself break loose from these old chains (but they still weigh)

3 steps forward and one step backwards,
though it´s weary you see the steps
Excilirated by all the visible change,
challenge makes you stronger

Being thrown between inspired and deadly tired, oh
Can feel yourself break loose from these old chains
Feeling more and more like the one you´re meant to be
So take a leap, loose control and embrace the change (embrace the change)

´cause it´s alright now, we grow
It´s alright now, it´s confusing but
It´s alright now, we grow
It´s alright now, we struggle and we grow

Breath, we struggle and we grow
Leap, we struggle and we grow

 

9.Perfect crime
© Magnus Hagström & Moa Jonsson Länne

There might be other ways to go for that summit
There might be a different set of rules to take me there
There might be other ways for me to get around it
And other ways for you to catch your breath out here

So you’ve got a perfect smile
And you might think I’m hostile
But I won’t go through your trial

There might be a perfect line and a perfect time to hit it
And I know that we might find the perfect sign to make us feel divine
But as long as our halo shines we’ll be too blind to see it
That below this perfect sky there are no perfect crimes

I hear you’ve got plan to take us to a land of promise
I see a fool with blinders running for it’s price
I think we´re just a mean for you to find your profits
I feel the shivers down my spine as you try to lead us with your perfect smile

So you’ve got a perfect plan
But you’re just a businessman, and I won’t meet your demands, I won’t be bought

There might be a perfect line and a perfect time to strike it
And I know that we might find the perfect sign to make us feel divine
But as long as our halo shines we’ll be too blind to see it
That below this perfect sky there are no perfect crimes

That beautiful thing you see
That don’t appeal to me
So what if we disagree
I won’t be your devotee
Enjoy what you got there
But I’m not yours to conquer

 

10.Until You Choke
© Magnus Hagström & Moa Jonsson Länne 2013

You´re raging forward, yet your feet stand still
Nobody sees just what you do, you work so hard but you just can´t break through
You work so hard but you just can´t break through, so unseen
All that dreaming and scheeming and setting the scene, and the
Sleepless nights visualizing the dream and
The struggling, juggling, fighting to breath
Yet nothing´s changed, no results can be seen
No nothing´s changed, no results can be seen

You see no truth, but the truth is in your eyes
It’s what they see, no conspiracy no lies, no lies

Live like fire
Breath pure smoke  
Eat barbed wire
Until you choke, until you choke

You close it’s for survival don’t let it in
A smile and then it goes hiding somewhere deep within
You’re leaking from slowly slipping out
Bits and pieces underneath our raging sky
You’re standing in the rain, screaming out with pain
You fight it all away, but it’s falling all the same
You’re looking for a grace, in that soaking maze
Well it’s, it’s in your own embrace, in your own embrace But you hide your face

You’ve been weighed down, but the weight is in your feet
The way you walk, not the way they build the street, the street

Until you choke, until you choke

 

11.Nothing Wrong
© Magnus Hagström 2013 

There, there’s a movement in the air
A wind of change is blowing
The wind, the wind gets in
Wherever things needs moving

I can see
That you’ve got an inner breeze
In that silent sleepy gloom
Hovering behind the mist
A power that you can’t resist
A glimpse of the typhoon

See, see the water passing by
It was and now it’s leaving
It goes and comes around
reliably deceiving
Anyway I look I see
Life is moving rapidly
In an ever changing stream
And every drop and every flake
No matter what shape it takes
Will vaporise in steam

It moves like water and wind gets in
But there’s nothing wrong
It moves through joy and it moves through pain
But there’s nothing wrong
A drop of death is a flake of life
No matter how hard you try
It moves like water and wind but it’s all right

 

12.Your Love
© Magnus Hagström 2013

Imagine there’s an ocean there (ocean there)
And dark water everywhere (everywhere)
A big black sea (ooooh)
Possibly endlessly deep (Possibly endlessly deep)
Imagine that you’re standing on the shore (standing on the shore)
Looking at the water cause there’s nothing there (there’s nothing more)
In any other possible way (oooh)
And there is no reason for you to stay (no reason for you to stay)

Are you going to get over without sinking
How far will you have to swim
The waves grow higher while you’re thinking
That there is no way, no way that you can win

I know that your love
I know that your love

Imagine that you take a step (Imagine that you take a step)
Into the endless depth (into the endless depth)
To cross an ocean (oooh)
You’ve got to get your feet wet (get your feet wet)
Imagine yourself wading out towards the waves (wade into the waves)
Thinking that they’re gonna be your grave (gonna be your grave)
There might be sharp reefs and shallow stones (ooooh)
But you’ll find your way home (find your way home)

Are you going to get over without sinking
How far will you have to swim
The waves grow higher while you’re thinking
That there is no way, no way that you can win

I know that your love
I know that your love
I know that your love is gonna get you through
And I just want to get this message through to you

There’s no boat that can carry you
There’s no map that can show you where to go
But no ocean however deep
Is ever gonna throw you off your feet

I know that your love
I know that your love
I know that your love is gonna get you through
And I just want to get this message through to you
I know that your love is gonna get you through
And I just want to get this through to you