Silence drawing a crowd
Surely you would have known
Never could have read it aloud
Woven webs cover the walls
Wine stains on the floor
Of the Oslo novelist now
Come tomorrow this will all be gone

Finally nothing to say
More empty words on the page
Pour a glass all the ribbons are dry
Raise a toast for the novelist tonight

Sun down fell, starting to wake
Tragedy at a time
Getting later earlier every day
Words in lines and I
Can't decide, how to make this end any other way
Come tomorrow this will all be gone

Finally nothing to say
More empty words on the page
Pour a glass all the ribbons are dry
Raise a toast for the novelist tonight

Come tomorrow this will all be gone


Lyrics submitted by iangurteen

Oslo Novelist song meanings
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    Song MeaningI'm pretty sure about all these lyrics; some slight doubt about the line with "ribbons" in (typewriter ribbons = novelist ?) - it's a bit weird and utterly beautiful. I saw that when Mat was asked "Why Oslo?" he said he had no idea, they just made it up as they went along!
    iangurteenon January 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn the last verse, I think "collide" is wrong, but I can't hear it... "highlight?" ... "alive?" - are here any other grand archivers out there???
    iangurteenon January 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's "never could have read it aloud". and in the last verse I think instead of alight it's "align".
    sidelineson March 28, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationIt seems like it's about a writer who pours every fiber of his/her being into telling a good story.
    I get that from "the ribbons are dry". almost like he ran out of ink working on this. and also "Sun down fell" (Sleepless nights maybe?)

    it also seems like a struggle too with the line :
    "I can't decide how to make this end any other way" almost like a writer not trying to be too obvious in his storytelling.

    I don't think Oslo has any special meaning though. it just seems to fit artistically to me.

    Not sure what "Come tomorrow, and this will all be gone" means.

    but still, a great song all and all, a good video too.
    RueArsinson November 19, 2011   Link

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