Memories Look At Me

by Timshel

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When we decided to make an album we knew we wanted to create a whole rather than just put together a bunch of songs. Since the seasons in the nordic countries vary so much and have such a great impact on our daily lives, it was quite natural that the seasons became the framework for the album. Without trying to copy Vivaldi too much of course.

As we were looking through our songs we soon realized that several followed a theme about loss and growing up, and that the song’s separate stories together also created a story which fitted into the framework of the seasons.

The album then developed into a story about a year in someone’s life. A year that begins on a youthful and careless summer night, followed by the doubts and crisis of a darkening autumn, goes into the dark and cold winter, wakes up in a lightening spring and then finally ends on a happy, but perhaps more insightful, summer evening. We hope this album, in that manner, will symbolize growing up and learning about the losses in life.

The album title was inspired by the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer’s memoir since we felt it was in tune with the album’s theme of growing up and discovering life.

We hope you will enjoy our debut album!

”Inom mig bär jag mina tidigare ansikten, som ett träd har sina årsringar. Det är summan av dem som är 'jag'. Spegeln ser bara mitt senaste ansikte, jag känner av alla mina tidigare.”
- Tomas Tranströmer

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released 16 May 2014

Written, arranged, produced, performed and recorded by Timshel & Oliver Lundström.
Mixed by Anders Höglund and Oliver Lundström
Mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers
Lyrics by Markus Bergfors
Layout by Petronella Nordman
Photo by Stina Sundin

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Timshel is an indie pop family from Vaasa in Finland. Bringing swinging indiepop, thoughtful lyrics, and honest energy to the scene, Timshel will make sure you have a good time without having to know any fancy dance moves other than the ones you were born with! ... more

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Track Name: Where We Belong
The stars lay heavy
on suburban lies
where dreams are but a phase and love a routine

Without a sound
the wheels are spinning
down the hill with a will of their own

The midsummer light
is burning as bright
as our eyes soaring by closed up gates

I gaze for a while
at the mile we left behind
how it seems to be someone else’s old path

I don’t wanna care if we fall in love
or where it’s gonna lead us when it’s through
I don’t wanna care if we do it wrong
cause darling we are right, we are right where we belong

I hear a quiet symphony
playing as we go
louder for each note that our hearts beat

It is singing for the lonely
and the weary souls tonight
so hurry now it might fade out at dawn

I don’t wanna care if we fall in love
or where it’s gonna lead us when it’s through
I don’t wanna care if we do it wrong
cause darling we are right, we are right where we belong

We’ll let the streets swallow us whole
Cause there aint no promise that better days will come
We’ll hide away from the sun
Cause nothing says that her light is more real than us

I don’t wanna care if we fall in love
or where it’s gonna lead us when it’s through
I don’t wanna care if we do it wrong
cause darling we are right where we belong

We’re not gonna care if we fall in love
or where it’s gonna lead us when it’s through
We’re not gonna care if we do it wrong
cause darling we are right, we are right where we belong
Track Name: When We Fall
I hear a storm is coming in tonight
They say it’s gonna be the worst
so pack your bags and try to leave
or hold on to what is dear and make amends

The sun will finally turn away
as if she´s given up her hopes for us
after all the chances that we´ve thrown
for the diamonds that we long to own

Now all the rain is gonna sober up our drunken minds
and the fire’s gonna take away everything that has brought us here
when we fall

I hope that time is on our side
that the prophets have been wrong from the start
that war’s an oddity
that you and I are here to stay

But nations rise and fall all the time
it seems to be the conqueror’s fate
still we believe we are the ones
who will outlive all the others who have not.

Now all the rain is gonna sober up our drunken minds
and the winds are gonna bring us closer though all too late
and the fire’s gonna take away everything that has brought us here
when we fall
Track Name: Tell My Love
I’m running through these woods
for freedom I am told
but only death is written in its roots

My hope is buried here
it lays beside my youth
I’ve begun to fear I´ve dug to deep

In your letters I try to hide
find the place that once was ours
where we would hide from all unknown

But my time is running out
I no longer see things clear
you might not even know me anymore

So tell my love it wont be long, I will soon hold you close
Dry your eyes what's done is done, I will be lost but at least I will be home

Grenades are loud and fierce
they’ll tear and wreck your foes
and even take parts of your own heart

My choices seem to slip
right out of my hands
to hide in the sand and haunt my future dreams

So tell my love, it wont be long, I will soon hold you close
Dry your eyes, what's done is done, I will be lost but at least I will be home
Track Name: Sleepless
Vaguely I see signs running along with thin white lines
My eyes are red and sore, my memories not so sure
This highway seems to be both my blessing and my curse
The more that I see, the less I know about my course

I’ve been sad and blue, since my darling went away
With just a dollar in my hand and a baggage full of sand
I’m waiting for, waiting for the night
I’m waiting for, waiting for the night, so I can go to sleep

Dusk is killing me with its deceiving reddened light
Telling me the story when eternity was bound
My mind is tellin me it’s just a nightmare I’ve unfold
But tell me how can I be dreaming when I’m sleepless on the road

I’ve been sad and blue, since my darling went away
With just a dollar in my hand and a baggage full of sand
I’m waiting for, waiting for the night
I’m waiting for, waiting for the night, so I can go to sleep
so I can go to sleep, so I can go to sleep, so I can go to sleep

I’ve been sad and blue, since my darling went away
With just a dollar in my hand and a baggage full of sand
I’m waiting for, waiting for the night
I’m waiting for, waiting for the night
Track Name: Everybody Is Going To Break
There’s no breeze up in the trees, only silence cracking through our motions
There’s no promise left for us, only echoes trying to shroud our line of sight
My words are flying out trying to reach you through this freezing air we breathe
They all drop dead at once when formed by letters outside my mind.

All I remember, all I remember, all I remember

is falling on my knees, like the autumn’s last leaves
finally bowing for the winter’s breaking cold
Nothing ever stays, still the river flows
under the bridges that we burn.

Now i hold you to my chest, hoping that it’ll all be over soon
Your breathing is so slow, I barely hear your heartbeats fading away
All the time that we’ve spent, all the moments summing up to our lives
Will vanish in the ground, only leaving a place where lilies grow

All I remember, all I remember, all I remember

is falling on my knees, like the autumn’s last leaves
finally bowing for the winter’s breaking cold
Nothing ever stays, still the river flows
under the bridges that we burn, that we burn
that we burn, that we burn.

Everybody’s gonna break someday
Everybody’s gonna break someday
Track Name: Morning Grace
There’s a garden right outside my window
that's bursting out in a brilliant sight
It’s calling on each and one
to come take part of its might

I spend most of my time
counting the days that I have left
Digging deeper into the grey
behind the drapes of my own mind
behind the drapes of my own mind

When the morning comes into my eyes
and I let its grace fill up my lungs
Then my feet become destined to rise
and take me straight into the light
but I don’t know where they’ll lead me to

I have studied the science of colors
I know their form and their wavelengths too
but these dark glasses of mine
hide their deepest secrets from me

When the morning comes into my eyes
and I let its grace fill up my lungs
Then my feet become destined to rise
and take me straight into the light
but I don’t know where they’ll lead me to

So take this rag off my face
although the light might turn me blind
Cause maybe it will bring me home
maybe it will bring me home
Track Name: Halfway To Anywhere
I’ve come a long way
but really no place
I’ve been in the cities
but no one knew me
Now I want to meet you
but I don’t know where I am
Somehow you find me anyway

I’ve seen the mountains
rise and fall
I’ve seen the horizon
go on and on
But now that I see you
getting close to me
I can’t believe my eyes anymore

I’ve been going in all directions
just to be halfway to anywhere
I’ve been saying that things don’t matter
but they do dear, I know they do

I’ve read some great ones
about lepers and crooks
About portraits
that can hold one’s soul
But this is the first time
that someone do
Read me like you do

I’ve been going in all directions
just to be halfway to anywhere
I’ve been saying that things don’t matter
but they do dear, I know they do

Down at the crossroads you’ve been waiting
But my eyes been fixed on the signs up ahead

I’ve had lovers
come and go
I’ve had dreams
that’d make you leave
but as your hand
goes down my back
I’ll never be the same again

I’ve been going in all directions
just to be halfway to anywhere
I’ve been saying that things don’t matter
but they do dear, I know they do