Dylan Mondegreen

by Dylan Mondegreen

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1.
02:41
Follow me to the ocean; come with me to the coast Tides pull me towards where I can be myself the most Escape from this town, to find a new home Seems to me, where ever I go Where I grew is up is where I should have stayed, to not feel like a castaway? Life’s too short to be rushing (the clock spins as we speak) From one place to the other In search of some inner peace Escape from this town, to find a new home Seems to me, where ever I go Where I grew is up is where I should have stayed, Will I be moving back some day? Is this where should have stayed? Would I feel like a castaway?
2.
On a day like this
 Everything seems to go wrong
 But I know it will not last for long I’m not sure quite how
 There must be something that you do
 ‘Cause I know luck will turn if I’m with you I’ve thrown coins in the fountain
 Gathered hope like stones and leaves 
Nothing could be more certain
 I’m inclined to believe Come tomorrow, we will cherish what it brings
 Come tomorrow and today won’t mean a thing It’s hard to just ignore 
what my broken mirror shows
 but I’ll follow you where luck-winds blow  I’ve thrown coins in the fountain
 Gathered hope like leaves and stones
 Of this I am certain
 Life is not bad to the bone
  Come tomorrow, we will cherish what it brings
 Come tomorrow and today won’t mean a thing  You seem to take life in your stride
 Well, living is never easy
 On that notion I can nothing but agree 
so what’s your summary
 Just stay with me
3.
It feels like I don't know a thing
 About what's coming
 And I wonder
 Will I be any good at this
 just because it was our biggest wish
 to have her My life as a father is just about to start
 I promise to spoil her, know that won't be hard  One thing I do know is that she
 will be as loved as anyone can be
 And I’m certain Life will be at its very best
 When I can have her lying on my chest
 and adore her Into this world any day now 
I’m sure we’ll manage this somehow
 ‘cause we love her Soon everything will be different
 a change for the better, she’s heaven sent
 and we’re here for her
4.
I know, I know, I know, I know 
Things will get better
 Though it was hard to let her go
 And you will not forget her In a month or less
 You’ll feel so much stronger
 Will be wondering what you did with her
 As the beat from your chest
 Tells of all you can conquer As blood streams through your veins
 Flows without hassle
 You know you can take this pain
 'Cause after all
 The heart is a muscle I know it may seem like it but
 It’s not the world’s end To part from someone who was not
 A suitable girlfriend In a month or less 
You’ll feel so much stronger
 Will be wondering what you did with her
 As the beat from your chest 
Tells of all you can conquer As blood streams through your veins
 Flows without hassle
 You know you can take this pain
 'Cause after all
 The heart is a muscle
5.
02:34
I have sent you invitations And waited patiently For replies But you give no confirmation So I've decided To no longer try Everyone seems to be on your side I can see why you’re so loved and liked I only wish the best for you But to keep up a friendship, it takes two There’s been no communication No conversation For quite some time I see no cause, no explanation But our relation Has petered out I will always be on your side And I hope your projects turn out fine I only wish the best for you But to keep up a friendship, it takes two I only wish the best for you I only wish the best for you
6.
My tongue is tied
 my mouth is sealed
 so I will not let this slip Confide in me
 ‘cause privacy 
is what I seem to do best No one will tell
 your secret will be kept
 and there’ll be no traces left Do trust in me
 I’ll keep your secret well
 And no one will ever tell Let me into 
your darkest room
 Where no one has been before No one will tell
 your secret will be kept
 and there’ll be no traces left Do trust in me
 I’ll keep your secret well
 And no one will ever tell
7.
When the conversation stalls
 and it does when I small talk
 Then I know whom I should call
 to loosen up the dialogue Words gather in my mind
 that I rarely speak out loud
 It seems that I am struggling to find
 The right time to open my mouth When I don't know what to say
 you make it easy
 When the words don’t come my way
 you make it easy I always try to impress
 Think of what to say next 
But not when I’m with you
 Then each comment will flow
 naturally, 'cause I know
you so well Words gather in my mind
 that I rarely speak out loud 
It seems that I am struggling to find
 The right time to open my mouth But not with you
 ‘cause you make it easy
 When I’m with you
 you make it easy
 It’s easier with you
8.
Yesterday, when I was kid
 I thought of telling, but I never did
 Come today, and I am glad Yesterday, when I was young 
I wrote you songs that were never sung
 Come today, they make me sad I don't tend to revisit the past 
but when I do
 I no longer see anything 
I no longer see anything in you Yesterday, when I was child
 hopes were high, still I never tried
 Come today, that hasn't changed I seldom look back on the past
 but if I do 
I no longer see anything, 
I no longer see anything in you My heart keeps trembling 
It's set on someone new 
I do no longer 
see anything in you I don't tend to revisit the past 
but when I do
 I no longer see anything 
I no longer see anything 
I no longer see anything in you My heart keeps trembling
 It's set on someone new
 I do no longer 
see anything in you
9.
It had come so far, we all knew Every goodbye could be the last You had fought for years, but were getting worse so fast In the photos from my wedding You seemed so vibrant and alive When I look at them, my tears mix with a smile   I knew this was coming, but I was not at all prepared This seems so unreal, so unfair I thought you’d stay here forever, always be around Now all I want is to spread my tears all over town I will cling to every memory That is not so hard to do Everywhere something’s reminding me of you We will take care of our father He’s the kindest man we know It just seems so cruel he had to let you go I knew this was coming, but I was not at all prepared This seems so unreal, so unfair I thought you’d stay here forever, always be around Now all I want is to spread my tears all over town

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From allmusic.com (4,5/5 stars)
Dylan Mondegreen is kind of a sweet name for a singer/songwriter, but it's all a front for Norwegian artist Børge Sildnes. His third album under the moniker is a beautifully crafted, self-titled work built around his warm, homey vocals and introspective lyrics, then made extra-special by the production and arrangement work done by him and co-producer Ian Catt (best-known for his work with Saint Etienne). They surround the songs with subtle layers of strings, vocals, glockenspiel, and keys, giving his tender songs about fatherhood, growing older, friendship, and the melancholy aspects of love a rich backdrop that's reassuring and honest. The duo also make sure to throw in surprising hooks to keep things fresh -- the steel drums and keyboards swoops on "It Takes Two," or the doubled strings and vocal chorus on "The Heart Is a Muscle." Sildnes also drafts in vocalist Maria Due to sing with him on "Come Tomorrow," and the result isn't too dissimilar to a relaxed version of Two Wheels Good-era Prefab Sprout. In fact, the entire album has the kind of sophisticated and witty feel of bands from that era, only with the far more organic production of his contemporaries like Jens Lekman or Sondre Lerche. Those are two apt comparisons, as all three share a similar approach to songcraft and a knack for getting at the realities of life with their lyrics. After a couple spins of Dylan Mondegreen, you might start comparing those two guys to Sildnes. It's that good a record, flawlessly written and performed, and produced with uncommon skill and grace -- it's likely one of the best singer/songwriter records of 2012, and most any year that came before.

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released September 21, 2012

Produced by Ian Catt (Saint Etienne, Field Mice, Trembling Blue Stars)

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