"Solace" as written by Martin Landqvist, Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen, Pal Waaktaar and Ole Sverre Olsen....
Some sign of forgiveness
Some form of release
Is all that she asks for
Is all that she needs
She waits for the day when
She feels more at ease
Some time to be careful
Some time left in peace

Cold stars of the future
Burn bright in the past
These moments of solace
They won't last
They don't last

You're wasting the moment
Biding your time
No one got ahead
Standing in line
So something is over
Before it's begun
So close you can taste it
But now it is gone

Cold stars of the future
Burn bright in the past
These moments of solace
They don't last
They cannot last

You're hoping for solace
Well, just look around
Everyone here is
Standing in line


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"Solace" as written by Morten Harket Magne Furuholmen

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    General CommentThink seems to be about findings and cherishing those moments of 'solace', comfort and consolidation, that we each need:

    Some sign of forgiveness
    Some form of release
    Is all that she asks for
    Is all that she needs
    She waits for the day when
    She feels more at ease
    Some time to be careful
    Some time left in peace

    despite also feeling the pressure of the rat race...

    You're wasting the moment
    Biding your time
    No one got ahead
    Standing in line

    There is also the sense that the subject wishes that everyone else would also stop and take the time to appreciate life:

    You're hoping for solace
    Well, just look around
    Everyone here is
    Standing in line

    The core moral, for me at least, is that because life is so precious (yet precarious) and beautiful (yet finite, liminal and mortal), we need to make the most out of it:

    Cold stars of the future
    Burn bright in the past
    These moments of solace
    They don't last
    They cannot last

    Truly beautiful song, interwoven with some stirring orchestral violin in the background.

    Possibly the most evocative quality of the song for me is its memories for me. I was lucky enough to see A-Ha in their final farewell tour a few years back with my parents, at a time where life was very different. It is indeed a moment of solace that I can look back to then with fond memories.
    henryl6on July 07, 2015   Link

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