"Remind Me (Original Album Version)" as written by Torbjorn Brundtland, Svein Berge and Erlend Otre Oeye....
It's only been a week
The rush of being home and rapid fading
I fell into a call
But I was missing all that time in England

I send the aimless sleep
Unfettered by the help of transportation
To knock on windows where
A friend no longer live I had forgotten

And everywhere I go
There's always something to remind me
Of another place and time
Where love had traveled far and found me
We stayed outside til two
Waiting for the light to come back
I didn't talk I knew
Until you asked what I was thinking
Until you asked what I was thinking

Brave men tell the truth
The wise mans tools are analogies and puzzles
The woman holds her tongue
Knowing silence will speak for her
Brave men tell the truth
The wise mans tools are analogies and puzzles
The woman holds her tongue
Knowing silence will speak for her

Will remind, will remind, will remind me,
Will remind, will remind, will remind me,
Will remind, will remind, will remind me,
Will remind, will remind, will remind me

So now I'll never know,
As you will only sleep beside me,
And everywhere I go

Will remind, will remind, will remind me,
Will remind, will remind, will remind me,
Will remind, will remind, will remind me,
Will remind, will remind, will remind me
Will remind, will remind, will remind me,
Will remind, will remind, will remind me,
Will remind, will remind, will remind me,
Will remind, will remind, will remind me
Will remind, will remind, will remind me,
Will remind, will remind, will remind me,
Will remind, will remind, will remind me,
Will remind, will remind, will remind me


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"Remind Me" as written by Torbjorn Brundtland Erlend Otre Oeye

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  • +4
    General Commentit's just about the facet of the human condition where one is never happy with what one has and where one is.

    when he was in England he was constantly missing his home (Norway in this case, I guess) and began to build it up in his mind as the place where he actually wants to be, where he can be happy, maybe. so this time England's the place he goes and something there-or something that's not there- is what reminds him of and makes him dwell on being back home in Norway where maybe he had had a girlfriend and it didn't work out or he had to leave. the love that traveled far actually just traveled in him and it finally caught up with him that he might have missed out on something really good.

    so he finally goes back to Norway all psyched because he built it up so much in his mind as this magical place where he can finally find happiness. but soon after he gets there, he realizes that it's just as bleak as before, except maybe moreso sinch things have changed and old friends are no longer around, so he can't remember what could have made him think it would be so magical, it's no better than when he left.

    He does manage to meet back up with his ex, but they soon realize they don't have much in common anymore. additionally, he doesn't have the balls to be direct with her about what he's really thinking and is instead talking in circuitous metaphors, receiving the cold shoulder in return.

    all this disappointment makes him want to get away, think of another place and time where he thinks he could go back to and find happiness, which he'll chase with similar results, and everywhere he goes he just finds more places that he'll look back on later and chase fruitlessly.

    the song has a numb quality that reflects his jaded view of what's going on. It's happened enough that he's noticed the pattern, but seems to have no want to change it.
    TheJesteron June 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe film clip to this song is probably the coolest music video I've ever seen.
    oballon March 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat a good song to roll to.
    Brighterrron December 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAm I the only one that feels Prometeo's lyrics are off? I always thought it was "PREVAILING to recall," not "FAILING to recall."

    And there's supposed to be only one "Brave men tell the truth," stanza, after which this comes along:

    "So now I'll never know,
    As you will only sleep beside me,
    And everywhere I go..."

    And I always thought the end repeated the first two stanzas, not the "And everywhere I go / There's always something to remind me" verse.
    loverly23on January 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionhahahahahaha kevcarp

    you might be right but don't spread bad vibes man
    Caze44on January 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song how come no one has posted?
    Marthon February 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou missed some of the lyrics.... here it is:
    -- o --
    It's only been a week
    the rush of being home AND rapid fading
    FAILING TO RECALL
    WHAT I was missing all that time in England

    HAS sent me aimlessly
    ON foot or by the help of transportation
    to knock on windows where
    a friend no longer live, I had forgotten

    And everywhere I go
    there's always something to remind me
    of another place and time
    WHERE love that travelled far HAD found me

    WE stayed outside till two
    waiting for the light to come back
    WE didn't talk I knew
    until you asked what I was thinking
    until you asked what I was thinking

    brave men tell the truth
    the wise man's tools are analogies and puzzles
    a woman holds her tongue
    knowing silence will speak for her

    brave men tell the truth
    the wise man's tools are analogies and puzzles
    a woman holds her tongue
    knowing silence will speak for her

    and everywhere I go
    there's always something to remind me
    of another place and time
    where love that travelled far had found me
    -- o --
    Prometeoon February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust love the verse:

    brave men tell the truth
    the wise man's tools are analogies and puzzles
    a woman holds her tongue
    knowing silence will speak for her

    so freakin' true.
    guy: something's wrong?
    gal: nothing!

    (and with that answer she means _everything_) ^_~

    about the song... I've always putted together this one with one that comes early in the album (So Easy), the one with the dialogue:

    - Hello?
    - Yeah it's me
    - I wanna give you some good frequencies
    1710, 2.6, 2245...
    - Yeah
    3032, 400
    - Four hundred?
    - Yeah.
    - I'm coming right over.
    - Do that.
    - I'll be there in two seconds.

    I've allways thought, to no reason, that this was suposed to be a friend calling a guy and offering him a gig, a job or something (the "frequencies" could bey money talk) and he embarked on a trip to england, where he stayed for a while.

    In this one, he just came back, and wonders the strets of his former life, failing to recall what was he missing all that time in England.

    He seems to meet with a former girlfriend, and ask her to remind him of his past selves.

    Mhh kind of makes me think of an ex girlfriend of mine as well... lot's of unresolved issues there too....
    Prometeoon March 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeard it in the Geico commercial, cool song.
    Awhislyleon September 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!!! I was familiar with Royksopp from "Poor Leno" but this song is so much better. I had to know where it was from after I saw that Geico commercial.

    I think it's about past relationships seem like different lives. Sometimes when you go to places you've been before you are reminded of happier times. But right now, you're lonely and not in a relationship. But sometimes it's good to remember what it was like.
    dengeiston October 18, 2006   Link

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