LYRICS - BROKE IN BROOKLYN

1. Barbed Wire

(Music and lyrics by Artie Traum)

 

Oh this desert makes me homesick

Riding shotgun all the way

The open land just seems to stretch forever

Reaching to eternity

 

But I don’t like your wired fences

I don’t like you’re old watch-dogs

I don’t like the way you keep me out

With your dusty desert laws

 

Barbed wire,  just a sin

Locks me out but also locks you in

Barbed wire,  it hurts my pride

It hurts inside, so deep inside, oh, so deep inside

 

And the girl I loved in Denver

She loved me I  in the heat of day

Loved me with her heart and all of her body

But she kept her soul away

 

Barbed wire,  just a sin

Locks me out but also locks you in

Barbed wire,  it hurts my pride

It hurts inside, so deep inside, oh, so deep inside

 

Some people keep you out with fences

Some people keep you out with words

Some people keep you out at any cost

Never knowing how it hurts

 

Barbed wire,  just a sin

Locks me out but also locks you in

Barbed wire,  it hurts my pride

It hurts inside, so deep inside, oh, so deep inside

so deep inside, oh, so deep inside

so deep inside, oh, so deep inside

Rune Hauge : vocal and guitars

Kjersti Misje : vocal and guitar

Rickie Simpkins: fiddle and mandolin

Ronnie Simpkins: double bass

3. A second act in me

(Music and lyrics by Rune Hauge)

 

I’m young, on the run, sleepless in the night

Gotta get away, don't need another fight

North or south, don't matter anymore

Got a broken heart from those that I adore

 

I'm going away now, far away across the sea

Going away now, won't go down on my knees

I'm going away now, gonna find a second act in me

 

I’m a woman with child, just crossed the borderline

The one I love, in prison with no trial

Wanna give a good start for the little one

I'm one in a million who's always on the run

 

I'm going away now, far away across the sea

Going away now, won't go down on my knees

I'm going away now, gonna find a second act in me

 

I'm old here I stand, flowers in my hand

My love is gone, her name written in the sand

Memories so strong, I see pictures and I hear sounds

Like a never ending song that goes round and round and round

 

I'm going away now , far away across the sea

Going away now, won't go down on my knees

I'm going away now, gonna find a second act in me

Rune Hauge : vocal and guitars

Kjersti Misje : vocal and  guitar

Rickie Simpkins: fiddle

Ronnie Simpkins: double bass

5. Life is a riddle

(Music and lyrics by Rune Hauge)

 

There were times I felt lost

Times I didn't talk too much

Grief and sorrow, didn't care about tomorrow

 

There were times I couldn't stand up straight

Times I was always too late

Anger and pain everything seemed in vain

 

Life is a riddle

Rough like a storm and soft like a fiddle

But we do what we do

Like the tide under the moon

The fiddler plays his tune

 

There were times I didn't feel love

Times I prayed to The Lord above

When we parted I was down, downhearted

 

There were times I felt too much

Times I was out of touch

Anger and pain everything seemed in vain

 

Life is a riddle

Rough like a storm and soft like a fiddle

But we do what we do

Like the tide under the moon

The fiddler plays his tune

 

Kjersti Misje : vocal and guitar

Rune Hauge : vocal and guitars

Rickie Simpkins: fiddle

Ronnie Simpkins: double bass

7. High mountain

(Music and lyrics by Rune Hauge)

 

We can't hide our problems

Some day we'll have to face them

Like leaves under the snow they lay

There’ll be another season when the leaves

Will see the light of day

 

So here we go now there's still time

What's done can't be undone

Time passes and the moment is gone

 

High mountain, high mountain

This mountain might get tough to climb

We will make it one step at a time

 

Now we agreed to start again

Turn over a new leaf

Nobody lost, nobody won

Time passes and the moment is gone

 

High mountain, high mountain

This mountain might get tough to climb

We will make it one step at a time

 

Rune Hauge : vocal and guitars

Kjersti Misje : vocals and guitar

Ole Marius Sandberg: double bass

9. Haywire

(Music and lyrics by Rune Hauge)

 

Don't know what you mean

You wanna bring it to a close

Don't know what you mean

You say our friendship froze

Don't know what you mean 

With all this push and shove

Bringing me down on my knees

Is this love, oh love

 

I go haywire, haywire

Hold one’s own

Haywire, hang up the phone

Haywire, haywire trying to get by

Haywire, once bit twice shy

 

Don't know what's going on in your mind

But I know it's a bad sign

Too much talk about the ties that binds

Bringing me down on my knees

Is this love, oh love

 

I go haywire, haywire

Hold one's own

Haywire, hang up the phone

Haywire, haywire trying to get by

Haywire, once bit twice shy

 

I'm going away now hear the engine roar

You won't play fast and loose with me no more

No more fuzz and fight soon I'll be out of sight

Bringing me down on my knees

Is this love, oh sweet love

 

I go haywire, haywire

Hold one's own

Haywire, hang up the phone

Haywire, haywire trying to get by

Haywire, once bit twice shy

 

Rune Hauge : vocal, guitars and dobro

Kjersti Misje : vocal and guitars

11. Tikopia

(Music by Rune Hauge)

 

Rune Hauge : lead guitar and dobro

Kjersti Misje: vocal

Oeystein Fosshagen: rhythm guitar, fiddle and mandolin

Ole Marius Sandberg: double bass

2. You were there for me
(Music and lyrics by Peter Rowan)

 

When all my dreams were broken,

I was down on bended knees,

Through my pain I called your name,

You were there for me,

You were there for me.

 

I climbed the highest mountain,

I looked down in the deep blue sea,

The sky, it cries for love sweet love,

You were there for me,

You were there for me.

 

I will always love you,

No matter where you may be,

I'll be there for you, baby,

You were there for me,

You were there for me.

 

And I will always remember,

How you set me free,

With kindness and affection,

You were there for me,

You were there for me.

Rune Hauge : vocal and guitars

Kjersti Misje : vocal, guitar and piano

Rickie Simpkins: fiddle

Ronnie Simpkins: double bass

4. Lost in the rain

(Music and lyrics by Kjersti Misje)

 

Lost in the rain like so many times before

Everything I do and everything I say

Leads me back to you

 

If you could go back to the time

Where one coincidence made you change your mind

If you could go back with a smile on your face

Remember where it all went wrong

 

Maybe I chose the wrong direction

Maybe I chose the right way to go

Nobody knows what’s in store

Nobody will ever know

Nobody will ever know

 

It’s raining and raining It’s raining

And I can't find the way back home

I’ve been searching for you, I’ve been searching

Won’t someone please tell me where to go

And what to do

 

Maybe I chose the wrong direction

Maybe I chose the right way to go

Nobody knows what’s in store

Nobody will ever know

Nobody will ever know

Kjersti Misje : vocals and guitar

Rune Hauge : vocals, guitars and dobro

Rickie Simpkins: fiddle

Oeystein Fosshagen: mandolin

Ole Marius Sandberg: double bass

6. Broke in Brooklyn

(Music and lyrics by Rune Hauge)

 

ATM 1, ATM 2 

One more to go that’s all we can do

 

The Manhattan view is great from here

Though we don’t have money for the subway fare

I wanna go down to “Three Jolly Pigeons”

Shoot some pool and talk about the legends

 

ATM 1, ATM 2 

I’m so down don’t know what to do 

ATM 3, ATM 4 

Give me some more

 

See Staten Island over there

Drinking my coffee on the pier

Morning time feels so right 

Watch the seagulls take flight

 

Walking down 3’rd Avenue

Kind of chilly in the morning dew

Wound up in the “Three Jolly Pigeons”

Had a few drinks and talked about the legends

 

ATM 1, ATM 2

One more to go that’s all we can do

 

Brooklyn Bridge what a sight

Dancing in the Manhattan lights

Been a dream since I don’t know when 

But here I’m broke in Brooklyn again

 

ATM 1, ATM 2 

I’m so down don’t know what to do

ATM 3, ATM 4 

Talk about the legends

 

Kjersti Misje : vocals and guitar

Rune Hauge : vocals, guitars and dobro

Øystein Fosshagen: fiddle and mandolin

Ronnie Simpkins: double bass

8. Let it grow

(Music and lyrics by Rune Hauge)

 

I don't understand this feeling

And I don't even know your name

Something is happening inside me

It all just started when you came

 

A bird came in through my window

Stayed with me for a while

By the time it got my full attention

Left me with a broken smile

 

Something inside of me won't set me free

About to loose control

Can't stop it now, feel it grow

Let it grow, let it grow

 

Bird came in through my window

Stayed with me for a while

By the time it got my full attention

Left me with a broken smile

 

Something inside of me won't set me free

About to loose control

Can't stop it now, feel it grow

Let it grow, let it grow
 

Kjersti Misje: vocals and guitar

Rune Hauge : vocal, guitars and dobro

Oeystein Fosshagen: fiddle and mandolin

Ole Marius Sandberg: double bass

Kato Aadland: el-bass and percussion

10. The Barflies

(Music and lyrics by Rune Hauge)

 

Evening has arrived the street lights are on

The barflies are in town
Same places,  same faces
"Happy hour" is right on time

The musician arrives, all eyes are on him
Singing songs about the places that he's been

One about the time he almost took the fall
and one about the one he misses most of all

Sad faces,  empty eyes
Standing in the dark, stay out of sight
Sad faces with all their traces
Welcome to the house of broken dreams

Gotta leave here tonight
Before the morning light
I’ve been here much too long
Listening to the same old song

 

Kjersti Misje : vocal, guitar and piano

Rune Hauge : guitars and dobro

Ronnie Simpkins: double bass

12. Blowin’ in the wind

(Music and lyrics by Bob Dylan)

 

How many roads must a man walk down

Before you call him a man

How many seas must a white dove sail

Before she sleeps in the sand

How many times must the cannonballs fly

Before they're forever banned 

The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind

The answer is blowin' in the wind

 

How many times must a man look up

Before he can see the sky

How many ears must one man have

Before he can hear people cry

How many deaths will it take till he knows

That too many people have died

The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind

The answer is blowin' in the wind

 

How many years can a mountain exist

Before it's washed to the sea

How many years can some people exist

Before they're allowed to be free

How many times can a man turn his head

Pretending he just doesn't see

The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind

The answer is blowin' in the wind

 

Rune Hauge : vocal and guitar

Kjersti Misje : vocal and guitar

Rickie Simpkins : fiddle

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