"I Found a Way" as written by Klara Maria S�derberg and Johanna Kajsa S�derberg....
It's me, it's me, you've come to take
My duality awakes
By midnight time I could not see,
If I were you or you were me

We play the game with skillful hands
And so I asked for your demands
Give me your love, give me your thumb
And he traced us back to where we begun

So the morning came
And swept the night away
As I was looking for
A way to disappear
Amongst the quiet things
And all these empty streets
I found a way, I found a way
To reappear

I'll follow you
Where you go
Yes, I'll be there
Just so you know
I need your condolence
And your trust
But I won't ask
Won't ask for much

There's a heavy load upon our backs
Of things we carry from the past
My guilt-filled mind, it tried to run
But it traced us back to where we begun

So the morning came
And swept the night away
As I was looking for
A way to disappear
Amongst the quiet things
And all these empty streets
I found a way, I found a way
To reappear

I'll follow you
Where you go
Yes, I'll be there
Just so you know
I need your condolence
And your trust
But I won't ask
Won't ask for much

I'll only ask for so much
No, I won't ask, won't ask for much

So the morning came
Swept the night away
I found a way
I found a way
To reappear


Lyrics submitted by fishquawk, edited by BahuFaru

"I Found a Way" as written by Johanna Kajsa Soederberg Johanna Kajsa S�derberg

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    My InterpretationIt sounds like she's talking about having a split personality "my duality awakes" "disappear/reappear" "My guilt-filled mind, it tried to run"
    Not sure who she's talking to when she says she'll follow them though but it sounds like she found a person that brings out the "real" her and she feels codependent on this person.
    Foggypebble2on April 08, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIt's a beautiful song about a good love shared between two bad (or at least flawed) people.

    It's the song about a woman who loves a bad man, one whose nature inherently excites her, and she identifies with in turn: (by midnight time I could not see - if I were you or you were me / give me your love, give me your gun, and you traced us back to where we begun).

    There's clearly an element of danger to their relationship, and one of loving menace. Whoever she loves, he's a gun-carrying man with a checkered past, but she has her own checkered past too: (There's a heavy load upon our backs -
    Of things we carry from the past).

    She's a woman who found herself seeking oblivion, a release from her history, nature, and guilt: (as I was looking for a way - to disappear), and who finds that within her good love to an otherwise bad man, there's something redemptive to be found between them. (and so the morning came and swept the night away / I found a way I found a way, to reappear).

    Her loyalty (I'll follow you, where you'll go, Yes I'll be there, just so you know) is reciprocated: (my guilt-filled mind, it tried to run, but you chased us back, to where we'd begun).
    BahuFaruon October 21, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me it's about split personality as someone previously mentioned, but I don't feel it's simply about that, I think it's about being in a relationship with a schizophrenic person, knowing the voice you hear is a part of yourself "my duality awakens"

    "By midnight came I could not see, if i were you or you were me" those two "people" in her mind are intertwined so closely that she has difficulty differentiating between the two.

    "we play the game with skillful hands" clearly playing 5 finger roulette, "give me your thumb" but again she's seeing them as someone else, she isn't just playing "we" are, and 5 finger roulette could mean close to cutting but she's "with skillful hands" so she's been able to stop herself, she still wants to and maybe she does get cut occasionally but the voice wants her to cut seriously.

    "and he traced us back to where we begun" - the entry of the male partner, someone who fills the role of therapist at the moment, he's found the root cause of the schizophrenia, the real person behind the two voices.

    "so the morning came and swept the night away" she found someone who helped her, someone swept the darkness from her temporarily, "as I was looking for a way to disappear", she was contemplating suicide with the voice, satiating its thirst. "Amongst the quiet things, and all the empty streets" - the person she found is fairly quiet, fairly shy, where she felt alone in the world she came across him and the original girl she once was "found a way to reappear"

    "I'll follow you where you go" he is telling her he'll always be there, "I need your condolence and your trust" he clearly needs help from her, without it there's no way he'd be able to help her. "but I won't ask for much" the guy, while understanding the situation has some fear that he'll lose her, that something will happen, or perhaps has confidence issue himself and wouldn't ask much because he doesn't feel worthy of demanding anything it's a fragile and timid relationship

    "Theres a heavy load upon our backs" It's a huge issue to carry even with both of them, they risk breaking under the weight of it but they keep going, "my guilt filled mind" she feels she's asking too much of him, "I tried to run" she tried to leave because she feels she didn't deserve him. "but it traced us back to where we begun" she slipped and the voice could no longer be ignored, she needed him again and he was there again, because... well he never left...

    Then the chorus again, the quiet guy sweeping away the darkness in her mind.this time they're refusing to let go, they're asking for the trust again, and they're fighting the constant battle together.

    Just my observation of it, I feel it fits the tone of the album being about mental health (to me); "This old routine" - alzheimers, "The lions roar" - someone having been bullied and leading to anxiety. It's a beautiful album by an amazing duo and Conor Obersts appearance and signing of the girls just makes it so much better.
    chippeddiamondon March 28, 2015   Link

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