"Riot On An Empty Street" as written by Eirik Glambek Boe and Erlend Otre Oeye....
"Why, why so quiet?
Oh my, mysterious country singer?" she asked

My life, it's a riot
I'm climbing barricades
In empty streets at night

When I'm down
Fighting shadows
Twenty-five postcards
In a box in my room

Telephone conversations
Gas slowly leaking out
Of a heart-shaped balloon

It's a dangerous game
That I'm not sure
If I could keep playing for long
It's a dangerous game
It's a very fine line
And if one step is wrong
I have no cards to play
And that's why
I've got nothing to say
Tonight
I've got nothing to say
Tonight


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"Riot on an Empty Street" as written by Erlend Otre Oeye Eirik Glambek Boe

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    My InterpretationI love this song, in fact every track on the album is a masterpiece.
    I think the lyrics could be either two things, a guy in a long-distance relationship that is slowly fading OR a man having an affair. Both seem to work, actually!
    He seems to have quite a busy life away from her, and over time he realizes he doesn't love her anymore. She sends him postcards and heart-shaped balloons to show that she still cares, but he just lets it deflate.
    I think in the last verse he finds he cannot say anything, either because he fears he might give away the affair, or that he doesn't care enough to have a conversation with her.
    But that's just my opinion...
    TKirbyon June 13, 2011   Link

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