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about

I wrote this one on a plane as I flew into Edinburgh one evening. I can still feel the excitement of crossing the North Sea into Scotland. Graeme Miller (of Louise McVey & Cracks in the Concrete) delivered a number of ominous Glaswegian sonic guitar tracks on top of the recordings we did back in Oslo. Martin also really came through on the final mix of this one.

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WAVES
(lyrics by Mark Steiner)

When I woke up this very morning
I’d been dreaming about you
And our perfect little weekend
Like some secret rendez-vous
But that was back when it was summer
And it’s been weeks since you went home
My heart is weak and I feel lovesick
The silence whispers that I’m alone

Then I feel a wave of warmth
As I dive into those pools
Those eyes as vast as oceans
In that photograph of you

So I get up to make some coffee
If you were here it would be tea
The kettle boils until it’s empty
The panes all fogged up from the steam
The flowers droop down upon the table
Like our heads hung when you left
At least your tear-stained coat would keep you warm
We hid our eyes and off we crept

Then I feel a wave of warmth
As I drown beneath your skies
Your water blue above me
I’ve got nowhere left to hide

And now I’m going to the station
Where you once left me on the train
You waved goodbye and turned to cry
What is love without pain?

What is love above the waves?
What is love? Where is the love?
Where is love without some waves?
Nothing ventured, nothing gained

©2011, 2014 Mark Steiner / Stagger Home Music

credits

from Saudade, released November 6, 2014
WAVES
(lyrics & music by Mark Steiner)
Thomas Borge: bass
Pavel Cingl: violin
Henry Hugo: acoustic guitar, electric guitars, E-bow, piano, organ
Gunnar Motland: drums
Graeme Miller: sonic guitars
Mark Steiner: vocals, baritone guitar

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Mark Steiner & His Problems Oslo, Norway

Mark Steiner is a well-known figure in Oslo’s music underworld, and he’s been around in Norway for so long that many assume that he is Norwegian. He is not. This ex-New Yorker is a wandering scoundrel who one might find hanging out in the shadowy corners of a pub at closing time. A international musical vagrant who might walk the streets with Stuart Staples, Nick Cave, and Rowland S. Howard... ... more

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