"Stay Out Of Trouble" as written by Eirik Glambek Boe and Erlend Otre Oeye....
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I walked around for hours
Two ten-pence pieces in my hand
I was alone and freezing
Still trying hard to understand you

I left the others knowing
I had to work this by myself
But now the feeling's growing
I would be better off with their help

So baby
What we've got
Has lately
Not been enough
Not been enough

I wish I had your scarf still
That once embraced and kept me warm
I wish you could be with me
In these last days when I am still
Hopelessly poor

Stay out of trouble, stay in touch
Try not to think about me too much
Stay out of trouble, stay in touch
Try not to think about me too much

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"Stay Out of Trouble" as written by Erlend Otre Oeye Eirik Glambek Boe

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    General Comment"Stay out of trouble, stay in touch, try not to think about me too much."

    That part really stays with me. This is a goodbye song, but at the same time it's a wistful goodbye. He still wants to be with her, and still thinks about all the times that they had, but he knows that things have to change eventually. But he doesn't want to let go, he wants to "stay in touch." At the same time, he wants to spare her the pain of thinking about him constantly, knowing that things will never been the same again. I don't think this is a breakup; I think it's a forced separation.

    This is such a beautiful song. I love these artists!
    bellaviolaon April 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe perfect goodbye song.
    yellowstaron April 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love how you feel as if his entire thought process is spilling out before you-- not just the polished breakup letter, but the thought that went into it.

    Kings of Convenience... Norweigian geniuses. Heck, global geniuses in their own musical right.
    TheDictionaryon December 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think many people can relate to this song... me for example.. when you don't really know where to go, but you can't stay where you are.. so you just walk.. you walk alnong and you think about the past about happy and sad times, about the mistakes that you made (or the other person) about changes... that's what this song means to me..
    evegreenon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is brilliant...you can literally feel him walking (the string intruments). when he says, "so baby, what we've got.. has lately....not been enough" the sudden tempo change is perfect and the pauses in there...so amazingly convey that "oh shit" deep breath..where you don't want to hurt someone, but you have to say it.

    brilliant use of lyrics, melody, and instrumentation.
    sandshineon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentagreed all around, brilliant
    hab204on December 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow..ya know...i hadn't thought of it as a goodbye song before, but now it makes perfect sense.

    my earlier take on the song was that it's about a guy who suddenly realizes he wants something more than a friendship with this girl ('so baby, what we've got has lately not been enough'), on the eve of him or her leaving the place. but i was probably super-imposing my own life experiences onto the song.

    the break-up theory fits much better! it's such a wistful song.
    the curious caton March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about changes in a relationship, maybe that friendship is not enough and that he wants more.....and maybe that's impossible.....at least that's what I think.
    lita80on December 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is definitely about making the decision to break up with someone you really love. He/She has 'two pence pieces in [his/her] hand', representing the 50/50 decision between breaking up with someone or not. He/She has to make this decision on their own and it's hard and heart wrenching - he/she knows the relationship has changed so much that in his/her head it seems the best decision - he/she just doesn't ever want to lose that loved one that shared a huge part of his/her life ('stay in touch...try not to think about me too much').
    Chocol8MnMon July 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is so sad ):
    Martha_headon March 09, 2009   Link

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