"I Call Your Name" as written by Pal Waaktaar and Magne Furuholmen....
We got married on a cold mid-winter's morning
We said our lines
Then kissed
And it was over
Those pronouncements had such weight
I guess they made us hesitate
Hesitate
When she moved her hips
And swayed in my direction
I thought we could make it yet
And beat the isolation
But in that gentle dark
Man, we tore ourselves apart
Through fire and rain
Through wilderness and pain
Through the losses, through the gains
On love's roller coaster train
I call your name
Oh God, we used to laugh
Is the fire dying, babe
It hurts to ask
Let me hold you for awhile


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"I Call Your Name" as written by Pal Waaktaar Magne Furuholmen

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    General CommentThis one of A-Ha's best. The way it chronicles the breaking down of a relationship is really moving. "Is the fire dying...." we've all been there and know how hard it is to get the words out as beautifully as Morten does here. Great start, great middle and great end to this song. Still a favourite.
    DeanJon November 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually more than a relationship, the song is about a marriage falling apart. Mebbe saying marriage and love not compatible ? Maybe doubting that they are. But in the end resolving 'let me hold you for a while.'

    Another curious ambiguity, second verse: 'when SHE moved her hips' could it be a party ? someone the protagonist cheats with ? that interpretation is also supported by the song btw.
    maqsimillionon July 23, 2008   Link

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