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  • STANDBY WITH CAROLA HÄGGKVIST

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    Standby with Carola HäggkvistLabel: Rosa Honung / Quadromedia AB
    Utgivningsår: 1983 (LP), 1998 (CD)
    Utgivningsland: Sverige
    Producent: Standby
    Låt 1-5 inspelad i Sound Service i april 1981
    Låt 6-10 inspelad i Twilight Music Studio i april 1983
    Låt 11-13 inspelad i Stockholm Recording i december 1981
    Spår 6 och 11-13 är endast inkluderade på CD-versionen.

    Johan Norgren skriver i CD-inlagan:
    Born 64 hette bandet som bildades 1978-79. Efter ett par namnbyten blev det till slut Standby. Fyra medlemmar starkt och med stor musikalisk bredd, slog vi ut allt motstånd på hemmaplan, som var södra Stockholm med Mälarhöjden som bas. Två av oss gick i Adolf Fredriks musikskola där vi mötte Carola.

    Vi blev bandet som hade ”det lilla extra” som behövdes för att synas. Glada melodier och stark stämsång, som på den tiden inte var alltför vanligt i rockkretsar, resulterade i en bred publik från alla läger; hårdrockare, punkare och jazzgossar m fl. När skivbolag och bokningsbolag hörde av sig förstod vi att vår satsning, på vad vi trodde var ”det som gällde”, gått hem.

    Tyvärr drog Carola åt ett annat håll och vi åt ett annat. Våra vägar skildes åt. Vi fortsatte ett par år, utan Carola. När känslan av att trampa vatten blev allt för påtaglig, upplöste vi bandet i vänskapens tecken. Trots detta ligger nog en återförening inte inom räckhåll.

    Tack till alla i bandet; Anders, Pontus och Benny, till min far (utan honom hade det inte blivit någonting!) och till Carola, en underbar sångerska.

    Det var en av de roligaste perioderna i mitt liv.

    LÅTFÖRTECKNING
    01. Schizophrenic
    02. Back to the fort
    03. Retrospect
    04. War and misery
    05. One by one
    06. Fire escape
    07. Boys and girls
    08. Skintight
    09. Hey hey hey
    10. Get it up
    11. Vara me’
    12. Färgblind
    13. Snacket de’ går

    LÅTTEXTER
    SCHIZOPHRENIC
    (Pontus Holmgren) Pink Honey Independent Publishing
    Some days I feel like a queen
    But then again I feel like a slave
    Some days I feel like a star
    But then again I feel like a slave

    But I guess that everyone is a little bit schizophrenic
    But I guess that everyone is a fool
    But I guess that everyone is a little bit schizophrenic
    But I think that you are the biggest fool

    Some days I feel like making love all day long
    But then again I feel just hate
    Some days I feel like I’m a friend with the whole world
    But then again all I feel is hate

    But I guess that…

    You are the biggest fool, my friend
    I don’t know anyone like you
    (You are the biggest fool, babe) (I don’t know anyone like you)
    You are the biggest fool, babe I don’t know anyone like you
    (You are the biggest fool, babe) (I don’t know anyone like you)

    Some days I feel like making love all day long
    But then again I feel just hate
    Some days I feel like I’m a friend with the whole world
    But then again all I feel is hate

    But I guess that… (repeat)

    BACK TO THE FORT
    (Pontus Holmgren / Anders Aldrin) Pink Honey Independent Publishing
    Civilians are all dead now
    My army jacket got ripped
    The striker in a bed now beneath the men lie dead
    They tried to all forget it
    But I never think I will

    I get up feeling down
    Wished I had turned around
    And I fight my way back to the fort
    Back to the fort

    It echoes all tomorrow
    Hate has come instead
    The songs will all bring sorrow
    The Indian-girl says
    ”The States are growing big now
    Who cares about the rest”

    I get up…

    The axes are all laid down
    The opressed fought and begged
    Please treat her well
    The major ??? (go to hell)
    The little pinned-boned soldier
    Was far too scared to stay
    So he screamed

    I get up…

    The ??? major’s adjutants
    All loved to see more blood
    Were so ??? senceless
    She’s still lies there in the mud
    People have forgotten
    The ??? massacre

    I get up… (repeat)

    RETROSPECT
    (Anders Aldrin) Pink Honey Independent Publishing
    Are you coming home
    I see that you’ve started a band
    Together, let’s make it right, let’s make it tight
    Show them what we can
    Leave it up to me now
    Come to ???
    Living, giving, yes it’s true
    We want some more, more

    Please try to calm down
    Please try to give them all we have to
    Show them what we got I say
    Please try to calm down
    Please try to give them all we have to
    Sing with me and I will rime
    La la la la la la

    Gotta pay the rent
    For the place that we used to have
    Gotta stay smart, gotta save my money
    I will be one of those
    Who can be what they want to be
    Correcting my tie
    Drinking champagne and ice
    That’s nice, nice

    Please try to calm down…

    At times is my podium ???
    Looking around and thinking only it’s a dream
    Right now I thought
    Oh what we fought to get us far

    Unbelievable, incredible get to, get to

    Please try to calm down… (repeat)

    WAR AND MISERY
    (Anders Aldrin) Pink Honey Independent Publishing
    Oh, you think that you rule the world
    By throwing some bombs
    You think that you reach a position
    By pushing a button
    People die but they can’t tell us why
    Children cry, yes and goodbye

    Will rule the world, yeah you will rule the world
    Yeah you will rule the world
    And tomorrow you better run for your life
    Will rule the world, yeah you will rule the world
    Yeah you will rule the world
    And tomorrow you won’t get what you have today

    There was a frightening sound
    From the loudspeakers
    All the people that not roared ??? all over the sky
    You’re wounded ??? way
    You’re wounded who’s gonna pay

    Will rule the world…

    Would you join the war
    Would you join the misery
    When we lie on the floor
    All we can say
    It’s always: you’re sorry
    People die but they can’t tell us why
    Children cry, yes and goodbye

    Will rule the world… (repeat)

    ONE BY ONE
    (Pontus Holmgren) Pink Honey Independent Publishing
    I’ve been chasing for my daddy’s autograph
    You’ve been haunting my place for the laugh
    We gotta solve them all
    One by one

    We gotta solve them all
    The problems
    One by one
    One by one

    You really hated me, hit me like a drum
    I was dum enough, to let you fulfill your crime
    Can you solve them all
    One by one

    Better solve them all the problems
    One by one
    One by one
    One by one

    One by one, we ought to deal with them
    What is on stake
    We ought to deal with them
    One by one

    Someone’s calling me on the phone
    You are someone you can’t leave me alone
    I think we have solved them all
    One by one

    I think we have solved them all
    The problems
    One by one
    One by one

    BOYS AND GIRLS
    (Pontus Holmgren / Anders Aldrin) Pink Honey Independent Publishing
    Buddy came from outer space
    Looking for a real good place
    And he found it very soon
    Just as good as the one on the moon
    The place was in, the hearts was in
    The boys were chasing girls
    Since that day when
    Buddy came
    Nothing’s been the same

    The boys read science fiction
    And some music magazines
    The girls read about love
    And how to be a beauty queen
    Neither care about the war
    Or how to save the world
    But gee it’s so hard acting smart
    When you heard him say the words

    I’m talking about the bad boys (boys and girls)
    I’m talking about the girls
    I’m talking about the bad boys (boys and girls)
    I’m talking about the love between the boys and girls

    Wayne makes it hard for some
    Buddy does it cool
    And he’s not very kind
    As he puts up every rule
    Lipstick, drumstick
    Got to make it big
    Running down the big big street
    Always ready to get a flick

    Acting right, acting tight
    Acting like a man
    Make it till the jungle
    Out of no man’s loverplan
    Take a break by sitting down
    Is not like a thing they would do
    When all the other pals
    Just watch him sing ”I want you”

    I’m talking about… (repeat)

    You couldn’t see
    Buddy for weeks
    Getting into bed by ten
    You believed the lyrics
    Love between women and men
    Redeyes, green ones, kitty-cats
    They do it all the same
    Hey, I say there’s no one
    But our Buddy just to blame

    I’m talking about… (repeat)

    SKINTIGHT
    (Pontus Holmgren / Anders Aldrin / Johan Norgren) Pink Honey Independent Publishing
    He had come a long long way
    Thought he had something to say
    And now we want you to play I guess he’d come to stay
    He needed women’s touch
    But Judy taught him too much
    He started smoking and such

    Skintight, midnight, tough fight, twilight
    He didn’t get on so well
    Skintight, midnight, tough fight, twilight
    He was getting closer to hell

    I guess he thought it was a thrill
    Nice taking pill after pill I thought his life was a spill
    It was like writing in a will
    He tried the best that he could
    But just got misunderstood
    It was like chopping wood

    Skintight…

    The days have gone for sure
    He couldn’t play no more
    Was no more rich nor poor
    He came backstage of life
    What could he’d done with the wife
    That’s not the cuts from a knife
    That was the end of his life

    Skintight… (repeat)

    HEY HEY HEY
    (Pontus Holmgren / Anders Aldrin) Pink Honey Independent Publishing
    When I picked up the paper I saw her smiling at me
    I thought I might aswell rape her
    But no, that wasn’t like me
    Gotta give it away

    She shocked me, thrilled me all over
    She gave me chill down the spine
    My heart was burning and screaming
    Be sure it felt oh so fine
    Gotta give it away, hey
    Don’t you hear what I say

    Hey hey hey, what you say
    You can make me cry
    Hey hey hey, what you say
    But don’t ask me why

    So I ran to the phonebooth
    I better give her a call
    Then I asked what are my chances
    The operator said small
    Gotta give it away, hey

    I asked for her address
    Began to knock on the door
    She opened fast and she pulled me
    Can’t get enough I want more
    Gotta give it away, hey
    Don’t you hear what I say

    Hey hey hey…

    When she took off her glasses
    Looked just like dynamite
    Then I ripped off her knickers
    And there he stood; a transvestite
    Gotta give it away, hey

    Hey hey hey… (repeat)

    GET IT UP
    (Pontus Holmgren / Anders Aldrin / Mats Tigiste) Pink Honey Independent Publishing
    First you’re born you live your life
    And then you’re getting old
    Get it up

    The truth hits me when I seek love
    In good old centerfolds
    Get it up

    Get it up, get it up
    Love’s just got me growing
    Get it up, get it up
    Love’s just got me going

    All those years alone it seems like love
    Has passed me by, baby

    Memories of lonely evenings
    Even make me cry
    Get it up

    Get it up…

    I’ll be waiting for good times
    I’ll be waiting for you
    I’ll be waiting for my own times
    I wanna spend it, spend it
    Spend it, spend it with you

    Get it up…

    Apart from love there’s nothing else to give
    There’s nothing more
    Get it up

    Lonesome people
    There are lonely people here for sure
    Get it up

    Get it up… (repeat)

    VARA ME’
    (Anders Aldrin) Pink Honey Independent Publishing
    Jag visste ju att han var galen
    Men att du sa det, var ju inte hans sak
    Innan man har börjat fundera
    Kommer allting fram så klart
    Det började ju redan i skolan
    Dom balla stod och spottade längd
    Det var ju nåt som aldrig funka
    Och därför var han inte så snäll

    Jag vill ju vara me’
    Jag vill ju säga
    Att jag får vara me’
    Jag vill ju höra
    Att jag får vara me’
    Jag vill ju veta
    Att jag får vara me’
    Jag vill ju veta det (repeat)

    Att komma in i ett fullt klassrum
    Med en massa människor stirrande där
    En toppen typ här som ingen förstod ???
    Med långa kliv allt bar iväg
    Tiden gick sin stilla gång
    Han hade sina enda kamrater
    I en gammal gatukorvkiosk

    Jag vill ju vara me’…

    Han kommer aldrig fram, nej
    Han kommer aldrig fram
    Allt verkade så, ja (repeat)

    En gång sprang han sin väg
    Ingen undrade vart han tog världen
    Trots att jag såg en kofot
    Livet är en endaste väg
    Utmed landets grusväg fanns bilen
    I den låg en gruslig prick
    Sluta ja, jag säger så sluta
    Tills nånting låter alla va’ me’

    Jag vill ju vara me’… (repeat)

    FÄRGBLIND
    (Pontus Holmgren) Pink Honey Independent Publishing
    Kärleksdrömmar i färg
    Genom polariserat glas
    Min hjärtverksamhet så öm
    När alla drömmar går i kras

    Försök att nå mig
    Försök att förstå mig

    Svart vänder vitt och vitt vänder svart
    Och den ljusaste dag blir den mörkaste natt
    Randigt blir rutigt och prickigt blir grått
    Jag undrar, jag undrar, orkar jag upp
    Jag är färgblind i livets spektrum
    Jag känner mig färgblind när gitarrens plektrum viner

    Sura miner runt omkring
    Folk som tar allting så hårt
    Jag fattar ingenting
    Varför allt ska va’ så svårt

    Försök att nå mig
    Försök att förstå mig

    Svart vänder vitt… (fade out)

    SNACKET DE’ GÅR
    (Pontus Holmgren) Pink Honey Independent Publishing
    En liten typ som ej var tolv än
    Hade fått ett jobb på en lyckohjulsverkstad
    Hon tjänade hundra, om inte mer
    De sa att hon var bra, så kom inte fler

    Snacket de’ går
    Och det sätter sina spår
    När han vill ha dig
    Vad väntar han sig

    Ryktet spred sig och ingen förstod
    Hur det hade blivit så här
    Inte ens hon förstod att slå sig tillbaka
    Och nu så satt hon fast som ett berg

    Snacket de’ går
    Hennes mardröm var uppfylld av ???
    Hennes dröm den var klistrad i mörka vrån

    Snacket de’ går… (fade out)