The World We Knew - 4.59

Written by LEIF. Recorded by LEIF in Neukoln. Mixed by LEIF & Jonas Verwijnen at Kaiku Studios, Berlin.

Language is an attempt to create order, to separate one thing from another, to create categories. It is always constructed, always a primitive little brother of the complexities of the actual world. God created everything using words. In the same way we create realities through our language and the narratives we tell ourselves and each other. The very existence of certain words becomes a proof of the realities behind them. We create a narrative that feels real, we construct a house we then live in, it becomes a city on a hill, proving itself by its very existence, echoing loudly among our peers. The echo tightens the rope, strengthens the narrative muscle, feeds its DNA, creating deep emotional roots in us. Maybe the world we knew, best case scenario, is 10-15 percent true.

 

Lyrics

1

Over and over, today and

I try to remember

Går du tilbake, finner du bildene frem

ser du med øynene, hva som står igjen

 

2

Over and over the pain and

My deep wants to tell me

Varm i et baksete

inn langs med fjordene

På fjellet og hytten, og lengsel i ørene

 

I`M LOOKING FOR - O - I´M LOOKING FOR YOU

I HAD TO GO - O - GO TO BE (TRUE) 

Maybe the world we knew

Best case scenario

Was 10-15 ish % true

Nothing undone again

Maybe the world we knew

 

3

Over and over today and

Our words create pictures

Actual semantics

Skaper en verden er deg

Stadig bekrefter sin egen fortelling og

 

4

Over and over 

In layers we´re building a story

A house we can live in

A city that shines on a hill

Proving itself by it´s very excistence

 

I`M LOOKING FOR - O - I´M LOOKING FOR YOU

I HAD TO GO - O - GO TO BE (TRUE) 

Maybe the world we knew

Best case scenario

Was 10-15 ish % true

Nothing undone again

Maybe the world we knew