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21 August 2003
Hands herself over on the new record
Source : Dagbladet
Lene Marlin doesn't like to talk about herself, but isn't afraid to hand over herself in her own lyrics. Dagbladet has listened to her new record

She uses the words "me, i and you" in all the ten songs. It's about confidence, comfort, and about working hard. Even if Lene Marlin is closed in herself, in interviews, she opens up in her lyrics. On "Another Day", she's talking about hard times, and warm feelings.

- "I write very personal lyrics. I believe I would have handed myself over too much, if I didn't hide what is about me, and what is about others in the lyrics", she said to Dagbladet in August.

About emptyness
Many of the lyrics are about the need to be normal. In the song "Disguise", it's about the need to hide herself, but also about optimism, and knowing that in the end, things will turn out fine. "Have you ever felt some kind of emptyness inside?", she sings, "have you ever had this wish, to be somewhere else?" and "Have you ever seen your face, in a mirror there's a smile, but inside you're just a mess, you feel far from good."

This is what she asks the listener about, before she insures you: "I am okay..I really am now."

Melancholy and hope
"Fight against the hours" is about yearning, depression and a person promising to come, but never did. The person described in the song, is afraid to sleep, and desperatly sticks to the good memories, to not need sleep. In "Story" it's about an ending of a relationship, because of feelings that's changed.

But the record is far from only melancholic..Lene also sings about finding strength in herself and others.

"Faces" is a love testimony, with light, bright moods and remarks like: "I'm okay with you.." In "My Love" there is a hopeful Lene Marlin we are listening to, and in "From this day", she promises faithfulness, support and trust. "From this day on, I will stay with you" she sings.

Translation by memo from lene-marlin.com


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