About this album
A brief track by track breakdown by Silje Nergaard (track 12 not on the Norwegian release):
- How Am I Supposed to See the Stars is about losing perspective. The stars are out there but are too far to see. I suppose this is a very sad song.
- Once I Held a Moon is inspired by Brazilian music, which I love. Moonlight is for lovers, but the moon could care less how we feel about it. It’s about being fooled, sort of “moonstruck”. It will always fool you in the end.
- Dance Me Love… Love takes you through the difficult periods…a love song to love? You can manage with love- love as a dancing partner…
- You Bring Me Flowers. Say it with flowers? Maybe you should say it with words, with actions. It isn’t always enough to gain forgiveness from a girl with flowers, you know…
- I Don’t Want to See You Cry was inspired by a friend’s marriage problems. This song actually received an honourable mention award from a song competition.
- In A Sentence is very “jazz standard”. A simple yet elegant trio performance, just like I like it. No need for more!
- Take a Long, Long Walk is a fun song about asking your boyfriend to go for a real long walk, preferably off a pier. Funny what love makes one think of. A vanishing trick.
- This Is Not America is such a great song. I wanted to make this into a different mood from the original, into a ballad. I actually played this with Pat Metheny a few years ago, in a concert at the Molde Jazz Festival.
- Be Gone is truly inspired by a very 1970’s sort of thing…think of Ricky Lee Jones.
- Borrowing Moons is about taking care of what you’ve got. If you really love someone, then show them, tell them. Do it while you can, before it’s too late.
- Unbreakable Heart. The title was inspired by an advert for a film, which I saw an ad for on a plane, on the way to Korea. Sometimes simple words can inspire a me to write a song, and provide me with associations to build on.
- On and On was written about a friend who had a lot of emotional problems, who was very down. I wanted her to pick herself up, out of her depression.