1. The City Talks to Me Revirstredet 3:17

Lyrics

The city talks to me

The city talks to me
of good times and painful memories
Trains went east and trains went west

From the beehive where I’m going
From the beehive to the hornets nest

The city talks to me
of traveling without arrival
I was always at my best, flowers blooming in my chest

She gave me books by Kerouac
How was I to know; she wanted them back
Skinny-dipping after dark
in the pool by the Sculpture Park

The city talks to me
How long can moments last?
Friday nights at the Savoy Hotel
Thirsty poets with new tales
Thirsty poets with new tales
Thirsty poets with new tales to tell

From the beehive where I’m going
From the beehive to the hornets nest

Story

Walking through Oslo one early summer morning, when the houses and streets magically reveal some of the countless stories they can tell. Then, recognizing that some these stories are mine.

Jacob’s synthesizer arrangement lays a rainy veil over half-forgotten expectations, when lilacs bloomed in June.

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The City talks to me (single)

Title : The City talks to me
Release Date : February 9, 2018

Eivind Sigurd Johansen; words and music, vocals
Jacob Holm-Lupo; synthezisers, drums
Simen Stensland; piano
Helge Hovland; acoustic guitar

Cover by Wenche Nag
Photo by Wenche («But where to go?)

Produced by Jacob and Eivind
Mixed by Jacob
Recorded by Øystein Vesaas at Lydkjøkkenet and The Dude Ranch
Mastered by Christian Obermayer at Strype Audio
Released on Meteoritt