Lyrics

Byorn Gold

Lyrics for released songs

STYLES (2019)


(all songs words and music © by Bjørn Guldager / Byorn Gold)


The "Country" songs are, well, country-style songs and largely inspired by stays in Nashville.

The "City" songs are more funk, RnB and harder rock-oriented

The "Past" songs take us back to the 50s and 60s with rock, pop and jazz.

"Espamenco" is in a class of its own.


01.   BE A STAR (© 2017, City)


1.         Well, I’m up Bob – but I wanna get down

            So let’s move it – let’s get into town

            Places to go, people to meet – a of lot fun around

 

2.         Drop off the key Lee – cuz we ain’t coming back

            Just take your ambitions – and pack your bag

            Time to shine now – you’re on the right track

 

Ch.      Cuz tonight in the city – there’s a stage for everyone

            Tonight in the city – just turn the magic on

            You can go far – tonight you can be a star

 

 3.         Hop on the bus Gus – cuz we’re getting outta here

            Bring your mojo – leave behind the fear

            Turn up your expectation – your moment is near

 

Ch.      Cuz tonight in the city – there’s a stage for everyone...

 

B.        Long enough have you waited – don’t have to wait no more

            You’re anticipated – the light’s on you, you’re gonna fill the floor

 

Ch.      Cuz tonight in the city – there’s a stage for everyone …



02. RUNNING ON LOVE (© 2017, Past)


1.        My car runs on gas - keeps it moving right ahead

           My car runs on gas - keeps it moving right ahead

           I'm a bit like that too - but I run on love instead


2.        My car was built to go places - but back to the garage at night

           My car was built to go places - but back to the garage at night

           I also need to see some faces - and then go back to misses Right


 Ch.     I'm running on love baby - I'm running on love

            extra hot Premium grade baby - I'm running on love!

 

3.        My car gives me speed and comfort - but there's one thing that it can't do

           My car gives me speed and comfort - but there's one thing that it can't do

           I'm the one to give direction - to drive it home to you!

 

Ch.      I'm running on love baby - I'm running on love

            extra hot Premium grade baby - I'm running on love!

  

B.        Your love is my fuel, your wish is my rule.

           Every day I will, make sure that you fill -

           fill me up, so I can run on love!

 

Ch.      I'm running on love baby - I'm running on love.

            extra hot Premium grade baby - I'm running on love! Oh yeah!



03.    WHY DON'T YOU COME AROUND (© 2017, Country)

 

1.        My house needs a loving hand - and I need loving company

          I want you to come over - be right here, next to me

 

2.        I lost your smile and your tussled hair - tryin’ to find myself

          but I want to hold on to you - come back to me, I need your help

 

Ch.      Why don’t you come around - and make my life bright again

            We were always good together - so come around, make it right again

 

3.        Most of what I have - I only needed long time back

           Help me, to move on - lead me on a better track

 

Ch.      Why don’t you come around - and make my life bright again

            We were always good together - so come around, make it right again

 

b.        If you dare - to renew our energy

            Come and share - oh yeah - come and be close to me

 

Ch.      Why don’t you come around - and make my life bright again

            We were always good together - so come around, make it right again



04.    ESPAMENCO (© 1989, Spanish)

(instrumental. Espamenco = España + Flamenco!)




05.     ONE AT A TIME (© 2018, City)


1.          My radar was off, my systems were down - way back when you first sneaked in

            The door was wide open, the alarm didn’t go off - so all your little tricks could begin

            But now I’ve got my eyes on you - I see you standing in the way - so:

           

Ch.      The time has come - to let you go - one at a time

            I’ll line you up - I’ll take you down - one at a time


2.        You’ve been having a feast, you’ve had your hey days - playing games with my mind

            For far too long, did not pay attention - what a frickin’ waste of time

            But now I’ve got my eyes on you - I see you standing in the way - so:

 

Ch.      The time has come - to let you go - one at a time

            I’ll line you up - I’ll take you down - one at a time


b.        No more patterns, no more bad turns - Tidy up and make a change

            Aiming for a - better target - I see it coming within range

 

            Cuz now I’ve got my eyes on you - I see you standing in the way - so:

 

Ch.      The time has come - to let you go - one at a time

            I’ll line you up - I’ll take you down - one at a time

            (repeat) - one at a time - uh!



06.    FOLLOW ME (© 2016, Country)


1.         I post pictures of my peaks and hikes

            But after several days, still no likes

            On my social page, there is no buzz, no one ever came

            Because they can’t figure out how to spell my name!

 

2.        I have tried and tried to connect

           But lately, I've started to suspect

           That no matter what I do - I will never achieve fame

           Cuz no one knows how to spell my name!

 

Ch.      Follow me - I want you to come close

            Follow me - so I must recompose

            Follow me - change some letters, rearrange a bit

            Follow me - anything to make it fit

 

3.        Even on Tinder, oops I mean Twitter (yeah right!) of course I meant Twitter!

            I keep trying to get swiped right, keep tryin’ to meet her

            But even though my thumb is aching, I just don’t get in the game

            Cuz no one knows how to spell my name

 

Ch.      Follow me …

 

B.        If you can find me, you deserve to be my friend

            I got so much to share, got plenty of time to spend

            But please act soon, for if I'm not befriended

            All my social accounts will be suspended!

 

Ch.      Follow me … (repeat)



07.    SAY YOU'LL BE MINE (© 2017, Past)


1.         You’ve been patient - I give you that

            I have been rejected - so I’m not fast

            I know you want the man - to make the first move

            But right now I need - some help from you

 

Ch.      If you really love me - then why don’t you say

            I can’t go on like this - every day

            Say that you love me - say that it’s time

            I can stop searching - when you say - say you’ll be mine

 

2.         By now, we surely have - a history

            There’s no doubt - I know you’re right for me

            Taking the next step - shouldn’t be hard

            Still I could use a hand - and all of your heart

 

Ch.      If you really love me - then why don’t you say

            I can’t go on like this - every day

            Say that you love me - say that it’s time

            I can stop searching - when you say - say you’ll be mine

 

b.        Come on - say that you will be mine

            Help me - help me to cross that line!

 

3PC     Taking the next step - shouldn’t be hard

            Still I could use a hand - and all of your heart

 

Ch.      If you really love me - then why don’t you say

            I can’t go on like this - every day

            Say that you love me - say that it’s time

            I can stop searching - when you say - say you’ll be mine

            You will be mine – be mine!



08.   HIDDEN ENEMY (© 2018, City)

 

1.          You bring unrest, you bring war

            But the enemy that you’re looking for

            Has been hidden for a long time

            In the ground and in your mind


 2.        Taking you hostage as a child

            Stealing your innocent smile

            Replaced it with a sense of guilt

            And a victim pattern thus was built

 

Ch.      Stay quiet - stay alive

            Don’t move - but survive

            Hide away - and forget

            Pray that future - will reset


3.         To become free, you must learn

            (that) to come forward, you must turn

            One you find the point of pain

            You can let it go and start to live again

 

Ch.      Stay quiet - stay alive

            Don’t move - but survive

            Hide away - and forget

            Pray that future - will reset


b.         Too easy for it to hide (too easy for it to hide baby)

            When you only looked outside (I ain’t looking outside no more)

            The real one you can only find

            When you search – inside your mind! (inside your mind)

 

Ch.      Stay quiet - stay alive

            Don’t move - but survive

            Hide away - and forget

            Pray that future - will reset



09.   UNPACKIN' (© 2017, Country)

 

1.          These shoes look kinda dusty – been walking a while

            Puttin’ my feet up – puttin’ on a smile

            The sun is setting – the day is done

            But I don’t – have to move on

 

Ch.      Unpackin’ – no more walking the streets

            Unpackin’ – God, I love these clean sheets

            Unpackin’ – that road was so long

            Unpackin’ – but now I’m where I belong

 

 2.        These suitcases look kinda worn – they sure are past their prime

            Like faithful old pets – they’ve served out their time

            The moon’s up – cricket singing his song

            But I don’t – have to move on

 

Ch.      Unpackin’ – no more walking the streets

            Unpackin’ – God, I love these clean sheets

            Unpackin’ – that road was so long

            Unpackin’ – but now I’m where I belong

 

 b.        I almost forgot – how good it could be

            to just close the chapter – and choose to be free

            I could get used – to living like this

            No more yearning – just eternal bliss

 

Ch.      Unpackin’ – no more walking the streets

            Unpackin’ – God, I love these clean sheets

            Unpackin’ – that road was so long

            Unpackin’ – but now I’m where I belong



10.   LET'S BE LOVERS (© 2017, Past)


 1.        Not long ago I learned something - being very true

           “Nice guys come second” they said - don’t want to be like that to you!

           I’m not here to take a backseat - that just won’t do

 

2.         This time I’ve come to get - something I want to keep

            I’ve come to get your love - not just your friendship

            Yeah, it’s been long enough - we’re in too deep

 

Ch.      Let’s be lovers - less won’t do

            There’s no other - I’d rather have than you

            All the chances to take - all the love to make

            It’s waiting for us - so let’s be lovers


3.         Darling, let’s make a move - let’s run away

            I can’t wait anymore - no reason to stay

            Let’s dive in good - let’s do it today

           

Ch.      Let’s be lovers - less won’t do

            There’s no other - I’d rather have than you

            All the chances to take - all the love to make

            It’s waiting for us - so let’s be lovers

 

b.         If we wait too long - the chance won’t come again

            So join me now - pop out of your den

 

Ch.      Let’s be lovers - less won’t do

            There’s no other - I’d rather have than you

            All the chances to take - all the love to make

            It’s waiting for us - so let’s be lovers - alright!



11.    BROKEN PROMISE (© 2017, City)


1.        It’s the bread you don’t get in the morning

          It’s the smile you won’t try to hide

          It’s the songs you won’t play in the evening

          It’s the nights you won’t rest by my side

 

2.       It’s the way you won’t be looking at me

          It’s the touch of your hand I won’t feel

          It’s your voice not telling me I’ll be alright

          It’s how all of this won’t be real

 

Ch.    It’s the broken promise – it’s all you couldn’t keep

          It’s the broken promise – and for all that I weep

 

3.       It’s the weightlessness that I won’t sense

          It’s the burden on my mind

          It’s also knowing I may have pushed you too far

          And now I’m running out of time

 

Ch.    It’s the broken promise – it’s all you couldn’t keep

          It’s the broken promise – and for all that I weep

 

b.       Why did you have – to steal my heart

           and remind me – of what I already lost

           you showed me heaven – then you put me through hell

           you lied with a straight face – now my limits are crossed

           but what about you? Uh what about you, cuz I still care

 

Ch.     It’s the broken promise – it’s all you couldn’t keep

           It’s the broken promise – and for all that I weep

           For all that I weep!



12.    WEARING IT FOR YOU (© 2016, 2017, Country)


1.         Not used to wearing it - I ain't the man in black

           But I put it on when I heard - that you're not coming back

 

Ch.    So here it is - it's as sad as it is true

           I'm wearing a black wristband - I'm wearing it for you

 

 

2.        Not used to hearing it - I ain't familiar with those words

           Nor the closing door - nor the open wound that hurts

 

Ch.     So here it is - it's as sad as it is true

            I'm wearing a black wristband - I'm wearing it for you

 

 3.        Not used to sharing it - I ain't no open page

            My marks and scars are inside - they don't take center stage

 

Ch.      So here it is - it's as sad as it is true

            I'm wearing a black wristband - I'm wearing it for you

 

b.         It's the end - of life as I know it

            But at least - I'm learning to show it

 

Ch.      So here it is - it's as sad as it is true

            I'm wearing a black wristband - I'm wearing it for you

            I'm wearing a black wristband - I'm wearing it for you!



13.   FOUND IN THE RAIN (© 2017, Past)


1.        When the music found me, I was not ready - I thought I had - another calling

          But those who loved me opened my ears - and the first drop started falling

     

2.        Then the bass found me, must have been meant to be –  though I pursued a different game

           But then one day I picked it up again - and that was the day that the rain came

 

Ch.      With eyes open, I can look around -

            (only) When I close them, I can be found

            Behind the rain, the sun is clear

            Perhaps a ray will find its way here …

 

3.         Once I lost myself, in ambition - And only with the knowing

            That it must be engrained in passion - then the river started flowing

 

4.         When I stop thinking, I start to melt - I burst into rain - and shiver

            More a channel than a player - and I can drink from the river

 

Ch.      With eyes open, I can look around -

            (only) When I close them, I can be found

            Behind the rain, the sun is clear

            Perhaps a ray will find its way here …

 

b.        When I stopped pressing on too hard

            It was like I touched the face of God

 

5.         No more resistance, no more fight - Only certainty

            I learned like rain to let it go - That’s how I found my melody!

            That’s how I found - my melody!