Life Album

Artist(s): The Cardigans

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Tracklist

Carnival

length: 3:38
producer: Tore Johansson
lead vocals: Nina Persson
mixer: Tore Johansson
engineer: Tore Johansson
recording engineer: Tore Johansson
violin: Åsa Håkansson
guitar: Peter Svensson
keyboard: Lars-Olof Johansson
drums (drum set): Bengt Lagerberg
bass guitar: Magnus Sveningsson
composer: Peter Svensson
lyricist: Peter Svensson, Nina Persson, Magnus Sveningsson

I will never know
'Cause you will never show
Come on and love me now
Come on and love me now

Carnival came by my town today
Bright lights from giant wheels
Fall on the alleyways
And I'm here
By my door
Waiting for you

I will never know
'Cause you will never show
Come on and love me now
Come on and love me now

I here sounds of lovers
Barrel organs, mothers
I would like to take you
Down there
Just to make you mine
In a merry-go-round

Gordon's Gardenparty

length: 3:22
producer: Tore Johansson
lead vocals: Nina Persson
mixer: Tore Johansson
engineer: Tore Johansson
recording engineer: Tore Johansson
flute: Anders Nordgren
guitar: Peter Svensson
keyboard: Lars-Olof Johansson
drums (drum set): Bengt Lagerberg
bass guitar: Magnus Sveningsson
composer: Peter Svensson
lyricist: Nina Persson, Peter Svensson
You in brown checked suit
Said my dress was very cute
I found you found me
Dancing in this melody
Heavenly!

We were swinging on so nice
Bubbly pink champagne on ice
Nancy, Jacques Closeau and Claire
I believe they all were there
Having the time of their lives

You had Rose's lime
Mixed with vodka, I had wine
People having fun
Cocktails in the evening sun
Give me one!

We were swinging on so nice
Bubbly pink champagne on ice
Nancy, Jacques Closeau and Claire
I believe they all were there
Having the time of their lives

La la la do de do de do

Daddy's Car

length: 3:37
producer: Tore Johansson
lead vocals: Nina Persson
mixer: Tore Johansson
engineer: Tore Johansson
recording engineer: Tore Johansson
guitar: Peter Svensson
keyboard: Lars-Olof Johansson
drums (drum set): Bengt Lagerberg
bass guitar: Magnus Sveningsson
composer: Peter Svensson
lyricist: Magnus Sveningsson, Bengt Lagerberg
We took off that sunny day
Packed our things and went away
Me and friends in daddy's car
To find out how summers are
Found a card to send from wherever we went

From Luxembourg to Rome
From Berlin to the moon
From Paris to Lausanne
From Athens to the sun
Our car became a spacecraft
Flashing through the world
Crashed down in Amsterdam
We'll take off some rainy day
Pack our things and go away
Families and hotelbars
To find out how summers are
Find a card to send to some really old friends

From Luxembourg to Rome
From Berlin to the moon
From Paris to Lausanne
From Athens to the sun
Our car became a spacecraft
Flashing through the world
Crashed down in Amsterdam

Pikebubbles

length: 3:03
producer: Tore Johansson
lead vocals: Nina Persson
mixer: Tore Johansson
engineer: Tore Johansson
recording engineer: Tore Johansson
flute: Anders Nordgren
guitar: Peter Svensson
keyboard: Lars-Olof Johansson
drums (drum set): Bengt Lagerberg
bass guitar: Magnus Sveningsson
tuba: Johan Beiron Thor
composer: Peter Svensson
lyricist: Magnus Sveningsson, Peter Svensson
My dad, the best dad that I've had
Don't care about nothing
He's not even working
He's not only my dad
The best friend that I've had
Don't think he's a mad dad

His dad, is sleeping with boots on
It makes me start wonder
Cause there is no thunder
According to my dad
Don't think he's a mad dad
It's only some tigers he has got in our shed

My dad, the best dad that I've had
Lies under the table
He's wearing his bathrobe
He's listening to love songs

His dad won't go to the woodshed
Thinks bugs will attack him
According to my dad
It's only some tigers he has got in our shed

Tomorrow

length: 3:05
producer: Tore Johansson
lead vocals: Nina Persson
trumpet: Petter Lindgård
mixer: Tore Johansson
engineer: Tore Johansson
recording engineer: Tore Johansson
guitar: Peter Svensson
keyboard: Lars-Olof Johansson
saxophone: Sven Andersson
trombone: Jens Lindgård
drums (drum set): Bengt Lagerberg
bass guitar: Magnus Sveningsson
composer: Peter Svensson
lyricist: Magnus Sveningsson
Someone's thinking of her
a fifteen hour trip away
life is so much slower
than a charter trip delay

Tomorrow, she won't feel half of this
Tomorrow morning is a sugar kiss
Tomorrow, heavenly no sorrow
she will lose gravity

Tomorrow

Someone's thinking of the her
trough the hazy scenery
life is blue as water
when you're missing somebody

Tomorrow, she won't feel half of this
Tomorrow morning is a sugar kiss
Tomorrow, heavenly no sorrow
she will lose gravity

Tomorrow

Beautiful One

length: 3:29
producer: Tore Johansson
lead vocals: Nina Persson
mixer: Tore Johansson
engineer: Tore Johansson
recording engineer: Tore Johansson
guitar: Peter Svensson
keyboard: Lars-Olof Johansson
cello: Ivan Bakran
drums (drum set): Bengt Lagerberg
bass guitar: Magnus Sveningsson
composer: Peter Svensson
lyricist: Magnus Sveningsson
Smooth dreams in leaves
Raised in teacup
Sticked down to sleep
Like an envelope
Filled up with words for you

Wrapped up in curls
Sweet as the summer
Cheek soft as a fur
Grace in a slumber
Beautiful wonderboy

Soft beams from an early sun
On my truly beautiful one
Shimmer from a Saturday sun
On my truly beautiful one

Rise in the morning
Shine 'til the dawning

Stretched out to breathe
Down from the rooftops
Sticked down to sleep
Like an envelope
Filled up with words for you

Travelling With Charley

length: 4:11
producer: Tore Johansson
lead vocals: Nina Persson
trumpet: Tore Johansson
mixer: Tore Johansson
engineer: Tore Johansson
recording engineer: Tore Johansson
violin: Åsa Håkansson
guitar: Peter Svensson
keyboard: Lars-Olof Johansson
drums (drum set): Bengt Lagerberg
bass guitar: Magnus Sveningsson
composer: Peter Svensson
lyricist: Magnus Sveningsson, Peter Svensson
Once he gets a mystic call
Jump into his motorcar
Once we're rolling down the road
He's forgotten where to go

Travelling with Charley
My detective darling
My agent hasn't solved a case
My agent never finds a trace
But Charley has always style
Charley is always nice
Poor Charley
He would be nothing without me
Once I clear his memory
But he'll crash into a tree
Once we're getting to the place
Someone else has solved the case

Travelling with Charley
My detective darling
My agent hasn't solved a case
My agent never finds a trace
But Charley has always style
Charley is always nice
Poor Charley
He would be nothing without me
But I do love him

Fine

length: 3:11
producer: Tore Johansson
lead vocals: Nina Persson
mixer: Tore Johansson
engineer: Tore Johansson
recording engineer: Tore Johansson
guitar: Peter Svensson
keyboard: Lars-Olof Johansson
drums (drum set): Bengt Lagerberg
bass guitar: Magnus Sveningsson
composer: Peter Svensson
lyricist: Magnus Sveningsson
Upon a roof below the moon
Nearby a park-bench in the sun
Upon the stairway to your room
Why won't you wrap your life around
Those certain words I just found

I wear your golden ring inside
Suits me very fine
I wear your golden heart in mine
Suits me very fine

A backseat sofa in the dark
Upon a viewpoint in our town
Nearby a fountain in a park
Why won't you wrap your life around
Those certain words I just found

I wear your golden ring inside
Suits me very fine
I wear your golden heart in mine
Suits me very fine
I wear your golden heart in mine
And life is very fine

Sunday Circus Song

length: 3:55
producer: Tore Johansson
lead vocals: Nina Persson
mixer: Tore Johansson
engineer: Tore Johansson
recording engineer: Tore Johansson
guitar: Peter Svensson
keyboard: Lars-Olof Johansson
drums (drum set): Bengt Lagerberg
bass guitar: Magnus Sveningsson
composer: Lars-Olof Johansson, Peter Svensson
lyricist: Magnus Sveningsson, Peter Svensson
He's lonely
Sitting by the river
Awakened by the horses
In circles
Running in the circus
His red nose

Looking damaged in the mirror
Cause no one has replace it
He's dressed now
Ready to make fun now
He loves Sundays
In every place
Where his circus stays
He loves Sundays

He's lonely
Sitting by the river
Still broken,
Undressed now,
Ready for a new town
They love his show

Their favorite part
That gives them a laugh
They love his show
Their favorite part
Relaxes their hearts

Hey! Get Out of My Way

length: 3:33
producer: Tore Johansson
lead vocals: Nina Persson
mixer: Tore Johansson
engineer: Tore Johansson
recording engineer: Tore Johansson
guitar: Peter Svensson
keyboard: Lars-Olof Johansson
drums (drum set): Bengt Lagerberg
bass guitar: Magnus Sveningsson
composer: Peter Svensson
lyricist: Nina Persson, Peter Svensson
Listen baby
Thoughts has crossed my mind
And it's clear now
You are not my kind
Oh! I've tried boy
Better ways to say
What I feel now
It seems you plan to stay
But I won't waste a day
So I say
Hey! get out of my way
Hey! hey! hey!
You've always been in my way
Hear now honey
I'll be good to you
If you stay gone
Far out of my view
I'm sick and tired
Of your dramatic ways
And when I think of
All those wasted days
I shake loose of your laces
And say
Hey! get out of my way
Hey! hey! hey!
You've always been in my way
This is all that I will say
This is all that I will do
I'm not in love with you!

Closing Time

length: 10:29
producer: Tore Johansson
lead vocals: Nina Persson
trumpet: Tore Johansson
mixer: Tore Johansson
engineer: Tore Johansson
recording engineer: Tore Johansson
flute: Anders Nordgren
guitar: Peter Svensson
keyboard: Lars-Olof Johansson
drums (drum set): Bengt Lagerberg
bass guitar: Magnus Sveningsson
tuba: Johan Beiron Thor
composer: Peter Svensson
lyricist: Lars-Olof Johansson, Peter Svensson
It's closing time, and a well-known fact
Is that life is very short
It's closing time says the band
And it seems that life is very short

the baker in town was fat as a cow
At the end of the day he ate all remains
The baker in town was murdered one day
An order was left of 200 pies
We've all got some vice
After closing time

so this is it!
The carnival is now heading for a new town
We hope you enjoyed the show
The party at gordon's developed into a chaos
But the report says no one was hurt
And we've also heard that charley actually did solve the case
The gruesome killing of the bakerman
Finally, the clown left the circus to become a plumber
He says : "suits me just fine, and life is very fine
And this is closing time"

it's closing time, and a well-known fact
Is that life is very short
It's closing time says the band
And it seems that life is very short
La lalala lala lalala
La lala la la
La lalala lala lalalala
La lala la la la

life - greatest of all
Life - strongest of all
But at the same time
Most delicate time
Could well end in a moment



Sick & Tired

length: 3:26
producer: Tore Johansson
piano: Lars-Olof Johansson
lead vocals: Nina Persson
mixer: Tore Johansson
engineer: Tore Johansson
recording engineer: Tore Johansson
flute: Anders Nordgren
guitar: Peter Svensson
keyboard: Lars-Olof Johansson
percussion: Bengt Lagerberg
drums (drum set): Bengt Lagerberg
bass guitar: Magnus Sveningsson
composer: Peter Svensson
lyricist: Magnus Sveningsson
Sick, tired and homeless
With no one here to sing for
Tired of being weightless
For all these looking good boys

You can always say my attic has its charm
You can always say you did no major harm
You can always that summer had its charm
And that you did no major harm
Oh, spare me if you please

Sick, tired an sleepless
With no one else to shine for
Sick of all my distress
But I won't show I'm still poor

Symptoms are so deep
Something here's so wrong
Nothing is complete
Nowhere to belong
Symptoms are so deep
I think I'd better stay
Here on my own
So spare me if you please

Rise & Shine

length: 3:32
producer: Tore Johansson
piano: Lars-Olof Johansson
lead vocals: Nina Persson
trumpet: Petter Lindgård
mixer: Tore Johansson
engineer: Tore Johansson
recording engineer: Tore Johansson
arranger: Peter Svensson
guitar: Peter Svensson
keyboard: Lars-Olof Johansson
percussion: Bengt Lagerberg
drums (drum set): Bengt Lagerberg
bass guitar: Magnus Sveningsson
composer: Peter Svensson
lyricist: Magnus Sveningsson
I want to be alone for a while
I want earth to breathe to me
I want the waves to grow loud
I want the sun to bleed down

See the waves go down
See the moon alone
See the world unshown
I raise my head and whisper

Rise and shine
Rise and shine my sister

I want to see the wounded moon
I want the sea to break through
I want it all to be gone tomorrow
So I've come too say goodbye...

Celia Inside

length: 3:37
producer: Tore Johansson
piano: Lars-Olof Johansson
lead vocals: Nina Persson
mixer: Tore Johansson
engineer: Tore Johansson
recording engineer: Tore Johansson
guitar: Peter Svensson
percussion: Bengt Lagerberg
drums (drum set): Bengt Lagerberg
bass guitar: Magnus Sveningsson
composer: Peter Svensson
lyricist: Magnus Sveningsson
You don't want the sun to shine in
So you turn the curtains down
Your eyes still don't show me a thing
And you don't feel it's sunny outside

You don't want no joy for a while
But you stay up late at night
It hurts you that she's still alive
So you'll raise flowerbeds inside

But she she won't get bothered at all
She's just watching the water at fall
So you should give them just what they need
Water and poetry
Cause she will not bother at all
She's just watching the water at fall
You should give them just what they need
Cause she will not bother at all
But you won't say you're not adored by her beauty, Celia inside

You don't want to feel her at all
But who's that fellowman of hers
With who your dear Celia moved
And they'll sleep happily inside

And her purity, and her lovely, Celia inside

After All...

length: 2:57
producer: Tore Johansson
piano: Lars-Olof Johansson
lead vocals: Nina Persson
mixer: Tore Johansson
engineer: Tore Johansson
recording engineer: Tore Johansson
guitar: Peter Svensson
keyboard: Lars-Olof Johansson
grand piano: Ivan Bakran
percussion: Bengt Lagerberg
drums (drum set): Bengt Lagerberg
bass guitar: Magnus Sveningsson
composer: Peter Svensson
lyricist: Magnus Sveningsson
After all you were perfectly right
But I'm scaring close to insanity
And on a night like this
Nothing stays the same
Nothing looks the same

After all you were perfectly right
Though our relation just split me in two
And on a night like this
Pieces fall apart
Visions fall apart

After all you were perfectly right
I have never been happy before
And on a night like this
You can hear the words
See behind the words

After all you were perfectly wrong
Though I thought I'd found love
And on a night like this
Nothing could be worse
Nothing could be worse

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

length: 4:33
producer: Tore Johansson
piano: Lars-Olof Johansson
lead vocals: Nina Persson
mixer: Tore Johansson
engineer: Tore Johansson
recording engineer: Tore Johansson
guitar: Peter Svensson
percussion: Bengt Lagerberg
drums (drum set): Bengt Lagerberg
bass guitar: Magnus Sveningsson
composer: Bill Ward, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi
lyricist: Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne
Words/Music: Iommi, Butler, Ward, Osborne

You've seen life through distorted eyes
You know you had to learn
The execution of your mind
You really had to turn
The race is run the book is read
The end begins to show
The truth is out, the lies are old
But you don't want to know

Nobody will ever let you know
When you ask the reasons why
They just tell you that you're on your own
Fill your head all full of lies

The people who have crippled you
You want to see them burn
The gates of life have closed on you
And now there's just no return

Nobody will ever let you know
When you ask the reasons why
They just tell you that you're on your own
Fill your head all full of lies