"Stay On These Roads" as written by Pal Waaktaar, Magne (mags) Furuholmen and Morten Harket....
The cold has a voice
It talks to me
Stillborn by choice
It airs no need
To hold.

Old man feels the cold
Oh baby don't
'cause I've been told
Stay on thes roads
We shall meet, I know
Stay on my love
We shall meet, I know
I know

Where join should reign
These skies restrain
"Shadow your love"
The voice trails off again

Old man feels the cold
Oh baby don't
'cause I've been told
Stay on these roads
We shall meet, I know
Stay on...my love
You feel so weak, be strong
Stay on, stay on
We shall meet, I know
I know


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"Stay on These Roads" as written by Pal Waaktaar, Magne (mags) Furuholmen, Morten Harket

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    General CommentI can't believe no one's ever commented on this one! Wish I wasn't the first one for a great song like this. This one's probably about how two people need to go their own ways cus of where life takes them, but he's asking the other to "stay on these roads" and that they will meet again.
    Looking from another POV, it seems like the singer is old and about to die and then go meet his love in heaven. Askin her to hang in there for him. "Old man feels the cold. Where joy should reign, these skies restrain." "Winter's callin on my home" (Btw that line hasn't been mentioned above) would probably indicate the end of his life.
    Still doesn't explain "stillborn, by choice".
    I just love such songs, that have a heavenly feel to them.
    mananson December 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery touching song, makes me cry...

    To me, this song is about not giving up (despite age, time passing, etc), it's about believing (I know I know...) and about being strong (You feel so weak, be strong, Stay on, stay on).

    Life has parted two people who love each other (Stay on my love) but who believe they will be together again some day, on Earth or in Heaven.
    venera1122on July 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentCan anyone hear this song and not want to just belt out that chorus? I mean, ANYONE?! A very powerful song, both in conviction and actual craft.
    jasoninvividcoloron October 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMan, this is one I really love! It's so simple of form, yet the... I don't want to call it a scream or a wail, as that'd not be doing it justice. The... soul, it is so brutally beautiful. Morton Harket is the example I have always aspired to set as a vocalist. It literally pulls the heart-strings when finally those words emerge. Portland.
    Jordo013on July 19, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI thought the line was "stillborn my child"...oh well my bad.
    redshiftdazzleron July 19, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI wonderfully beautiful song and with stunning lyrics. And yes, I sometimes well up with tears when I hear this song especially when I'm by myself, alone, which is often. It touches a very deep cord within me. I paints picture far beyond the song itself. I have heard a lot on music in my 62 years, this song is the best. A-Ha has given me a gift. - John Guild
    jguild2120on December 07, 2012   Link

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