Royksopp

Röyksopp is an electronic group from Tromsø, Norway. The members' names are Torbjørn Brundtlan and Svein Berge.

Interview quotes:

Svein

  • "You see, it's part of the process you go through: the longer the hair and the beard, the more Beaujolais you drink. It's stage three of the seven stages of songwriting."
  • "Yes there is meaning, but we believe there's room for your own interpretation. Listen to the album and see if you can come up with your own." (On their album, The Understanding)

Torbjørn

  • "Seriously, who was supposed to add the pressure? The record buying public? I don't think so. The critics? We're not afraid of them. Our mindset, even on Melody A.M., has always been to do our own thing." (On making the album The Understanding)
  • "That would be like comparing my children, not that I have any." (On being asked what his favourite album made is. Svein takes the analogy further- "It's like trying to compare two testicles. One is not better than the other. Both are vital to the Röyksopp anatomy.")

Lyrics:

  • Blue on blue, heartache on heartache
    Blue on blue, now that we are through
    Hello?
    Yeah it's me
    I wanna give you some good frequencies
    1710, 2.6, 2245...
    Yeah
    3032, 400
    Four hundred?
    Yeah.
    I'm coming over.
    Do that.
    Hehe. I'll be there in two seconds.
    • So Easy
  • No matter gay or grim
    It's those tiny little sparks
    Daily life that makes me
    Forget my wounded heart

    It doesn't matter when
    It may rain or it may shine
    Blurred memories of us
    Come back from time to time

    No matter gay or grim
    It's those tiny little sparks
    Daily life that makes me
    Forget my wounded heart

    It doesn't matter when
    It may rain or it may shine
    Blurred memories of us
    Come back from time to time

    No matter gay or grim
    It's those tiny little sparks
    Daily life that makes me
    Forget my sulky heart

    It doesn't matter when
    It may rain or it may shine
    But you will always be here
    Stored inside my mind

    Come, I'll give you all my love
    Suck some air
    Tell me what I'm dreaming of
    Oh, whoa, oh...

    Maybe within a thousand years
    You'll be here
    Maybe within a thousand tears
    Oh, whoa, oh...

    Can I be so alone?
    Can I be so alone?

    Oh, whoa..
    La la la la...
    • Sparks
  • Only this moment
    Holds us together
    Close to perfection
    Nothing else out there
    No one to guide us
    Lost in our senses
    Deep down inside I know our love will die

    Only this moment
    Holds us together
    Lost in confusion
    Feelings are out there
    Scared of devotion
    Doubting intentions
    Deep down inside I know our love will die

    Stay or forever go
    Play or you’ll never know
    What heaven decided
    You can't deny it’s
    All you’ve been waiting for

    Stay or forever go
    Play or you’ll never know
    Your spirit’s divided
    You will decide if I’m
    All you’ve been waiting for

    Clouds in my head have been parted with grace
    By the voice of an angel revealing her face
    And her words they make sense and I do understand
    Falling in love isn’t part of a plan

    Forces within me mix reason with lust, but
    I’ll try to accept it and not make it worse
    'Cause I know I might lose it by taking the chance,
    (But) love without pain isn’t really romance

    Only this moment
    Holds us together
    Close to perfection
    Nothing else out there
    Always beside her
    Trusting my senses
    Deep down inside I know love will survive

    Only this moment
    Holds us together
    Close to perfection
    Nothing else out there
    Always beside her
    Trusting my senses
    Deep down inside I know love will survive
    • Only This Moment
  • Fourty-nine percent
    One percent short of half
    And less than half
    Ain't really much of nothing

    Fourty-nine percent
    One percent short of half
    And less than half
    Ain't really much of nothing

    I won't try to dent you right
    Or stop your flight
    I've known our plight
    You know I'm right
    I know about your little fling
    How you hide your ring
    You senseless thing
    I'll cut this string
    The heat has simmered for a while
    It's not my style
    So versatile and with a smile
    At anytime, I could explode
    When you kissed your toad
    You kissed your princely episode

    Fourty-nine percent
    One percent short of half
    And less than half
    Ain't really much of nothing

    Fourty-nine percent
    One percent short of half
    And less than half
    Ain't really much of nothing

    Bit off more than one could bite
    And the taste is slight
    It leaves this dullish appetite
    About time I've finally seen the light
    And said goodnight
    For the sling is tight
    We'll lose this fight
    In a corner painted white
    As you fly your kite
    I shun the sight, i've seen the light
    And now i've got to say goodnight
    You know I'm right

    Fourty-nine percent
    One percent short of half
    And less than half
    Ain't really much of nothing

    Fourty-nine percent
    One percent short of half
    And less than half
    Ain't really much of nothing

    I won't try to stop you flight
    Or chage your night or nothing
    Less than half
    Why won't you try
    To make this damage better

    Math and imagery
    Equates cacophony
    Multiplies muteness
    A sum better disturbed
    For silence subtracts
    And shadows divide light
    Less than half is slight

    Math and imagery
    Equates cacophony
    Multiplies muteness
    A sum better disturbed
    For silence subtracts
    And shadows divide light
    Less than half is slight

    The heat has simmered for a while
    The heat has simmered for a while
    The heat has simmered for a while
    The heat has simmered for a while
    The heat has simmered for a while

    Fourty-nine percent
    One percent short of half
    And less than half
    Ain't really much of nothing

    Fourty-nine percent
    One percent short of half
    And less than half
    Ain't really much of nothing

    I won't try to stop you flight
    Or chage your night or nothing
    Less than half
    Why won't you try
    To make this damage better

    Fourty-nine percent
    One percent short of half
    And less than half
    Ain't really much of nothing

    Oh fourty-nine percent
    One percent short of half
    And less than half
    Ain't really much of nothing, yeah

    The heat has simmered for a while
    The heat has simmered for a while
    The heat has simmered for a while
    • 49 Percent
  • It was me on that road
    But you couldn`t see me
    Too many lights out, but nowhere near here

    It was me on that road
    Still you couldn`t see me
    And then flashlights and explosions

    Roads and getting nearer
    We cover distance, but not together

    I am the storm and I am the wonder
    And the flashlights, nightmares
    And sudden explosions

    I don't know what more to ask for
    I was given just one wish

    It`s about you and the sun
    A morning run
    The story of my maker
    What I have and what I ache for

    I`ve got a golden ear
    I cut and I spear
    But what else is there?

    Roads and getting nearer
    We cover distance, still not together

    If I am the storm, if I am the wonder
    Will I have flashlights, nightmares
    And sudden explosion?

    There's no room where I can go and
    You`ve got secrets too

    I don`t know what more to ask for
    I was given just one wish
    (Why)
    • What Else Is There?
Last modified on 5 November 2008, at 18:26