"Above You" as written by Erlend Otre Oeye, Daniel Nentwig, Marcin Tadeusz Oez and Sebastian Maschat....
In the battle for belonging
Every doorbell has its code
With a stare it can be opened
Now you have it now you don't

There are buildings there are people
Walk around and look up to
Every swallow has its season
Every gallow has its noon

By the rythm of your language
By the sparkle in your stride
Talk in riddles or be candid
With a shield or open wide

The lesson you must learn
No one could ever teach
Open up and reach for the stars

Above you [2x]

If you have a way of knowing
Every river can be crossed
Lose the sparrow that had landed
For the one that never was

There's a song for every dreamer
As they climb over this fence
Trading roses for the real world
As the second week commences

Where no one has control
Where the young clipse the old
Predjudice and wisdom
All the same

I want you [2x]


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    General Comment"In the battle for belonging
    Every doorbell has its code
    With a stare it can be opened
    Now you have it now you don't"
    In the struggle of life, there are ways to get what you want, all you have to do is keep your eye on the prize, but we tend to half ass so we have it at times, and others we don't.

    "There are buildings there are people
    Walk around and look up to
    Every swallow has its season
    Every gallow has its noon"

    There's always people that seem tall as skyscrapers, who garner so much respect, look up to them... and rest assured that your time will come, as did theirs... as will the time when those people's necks are hanging from a rope.

    "By the rythm of your language
    By the sparkle in your stride
    Talk in riddles or be candid
    With a shield or open wide"

    you can do this by displaying your positive traits, present yourself however you like, just be yourself... and be positive.

    "The lesson you must learn
    No one could ever teach
    Open up and reach for the stars"

    You have to learn this for yourself... but share yourself with the world, and at the same time strive for excellence.

    "If you have a way of knowing
    Every river can be crossed
    Lose the sparrow that had landed
    For the one that never was"

    you can do all this, if you trust that there's a solution to your problems, though it may not be apparent. trade the failed dreams for new ones.

    haven't quite figured out the last bit
    troublemeccaon July 26, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI saw these guys about a week ago and Erlend said it's a song about living in a small town then moving to a big city.
    link9606on March 14, 2010   Link

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