Road Salt One

11 мая 2010
album

Альбом был выпущен 12 мая 2010 года на лейбле InsideOut.

Даниель Гилденлёв описывал этот альбом в своих интервью как «более джемовый, будто бы записанный вживую во время репетиции», заостряя внимание на желании сделать запись «оголённой, смелой, олдскульной».

Буклет Road Salt One

Вот что Даниель сказал касательно концепции дилогии Road Salt, отметив что идея была позаимствована из фильма Магнолия 1999 года.

Это нехронологические истории как в предыдущих альбомах. Это несколько параллельных историй, расширяющиеся в течении всей записи и начинающие вибрировать на той же скорости и частоте, как вся истрория целиком... Главная идея была в сравнении цепи событий, сравнить пути выбора героев, их пункты назначения. И несмотря на ту, какую дорогу выбрал герой этого фильма — главное в ключевых кадрах. В этих точках вы можете наблюдать те самые перспективы, которые могут быть недоступны с первого взгляда. Вот эти ключевые кадры — свое рода сингулярности разных дорог, которые приводят разных людей к разным вещам, но при этом соединяя их.

Интересный факт: на внутренней части обратной стороны обложки диска говорится:

Этот альбом, несмотря ни на что, не является частью концепции The Perfect Element... но ведь он мог бы с легкостью им, верно? Да?
Приглашённые музыканты
  • Jonas Reingold — бас на No Way
  • Gustaf Hielm — бас на Innocence
  • Mihai Anton Cucu и Camilla Arvidsson — скрипки на Sisters и Innocence
  • Kristina Ekman — альт на Sisters и Innocence
  1. No Way
  2. She Likes To Hide
  3. Sisters
  4. Of Dust
  5. Tell Me You Don't Know
  6. Sleeping Under The Stars
  7. Darkness Of Mine
  8. Linoleum
  9. Curiosity
  10. Where It Hurts
  11. Road Salt
  12. Innocence
  13. What She Means To Me

1. No Way

There is no way that you can love her like I do
Oh no, there is no way - I see through you
'Cause when I hold her in the night,
All that is wrong will become right
And I know that she feels it, too,
'Cause no-one loves her like I do

There is no way that you could know her like I do
Oh no, there is now way you'll ever do
She is a flower of the wild,
Oh, and I have seen her from her darkest side
She is a twisted little ride,
And you will never know her like I do

But still I'm crying, feels like bleeding from two self-inflicted wounds
Young and helpless, treading water in a cesspool of maroon
Feels like dying, feels like dying... But I'll live!
But I'll live!
But I'll live!
But I'll live!

There is now way that you could touch her like I do
Oh no, she thinks of me when she's with you
She wants it gently like a child,
But play her right and she goes wild
But one step wrong and she will hide
And you will never touch her like I do

There is now way that you can fuck her like I can
Oh no, you're simply not that kind of man
'Cause sometime when she's screaming no,
She really wants for you to go, go, go
But you can never ask her why,
No, then she will close up and deny

But still I'm bleeding this old road salt from my self-inflicted eyes
Slowly scarring and corroding, to thaw this young heart of ice
And I'm kneeling, yes I'm kneeling... But I'll live!
But I'll live!
But I'll live!
But I'll live!

I can see how you would need her to spice up your grind
I can see why she moves you - knocks you out of orbit and mind
And I can see how you need her to save you from yourself
Unmeshing you from your grid, to dust you off on your shelf

But I can't see why she needs you
No
I can't see that at all
You'd have something that I don't?
Would that be possible?
Would that be possible?
Would that be possible?
Would that be possible?

2. She Likes To Hide

She likes to hide
She likes to hide
She likes to hide, and I don't know why
I'd ask but she's too hard to find
She likes to hide

This Tuesday I almost tried to ask her why
But she got that look in her eyes
She likes to hide
She likes to hide

Last night I asked her why, and first she smiled,
But then she just broke down and cried
She likes to hide
She likes to hide

She told me that she'll be fine, and she's all mine,
But I'm pretty sure that she lied
See, she likes to hide

She plays this game where I'm supposed to find out the reason why she likes to hide
She plays that game each night
I fail to find out, 'cause I am where I like to hide,
I am where I like to hide,
I am where I like to hide,
I am where I like to hide.

3. Sisters

When all are dizzy and happy from too much wine
I leave the party behind
To be alone with my thoughts and this spinning mind
Through this cold night
But there she stands

And she walks like you
And she smiles almost like you
A child of the wild just like you
Yes

For a second I think I get a glimpse
Of the real her, behind
She's warm and fragile
With smiles that reach to her eyes
But just this moment,
A change so sublime

If she looked me deep into my eyes
And softly asked me too
I'd be in her bed and in her flesh
And waste a life I knew

So I hold my breath and close my eyes
And focus on the wine
Let this trembling moment pass us by
So I could say goodnight

But then, an impulse
I almost touched her face
Before I pulled back my hand
And we get nervous
We laugh and she spills her wine
Both so awkward, for what's on our mind

And she talks like you
And she smells almost like you
A child of the wild just like you
But she's not all you
Even strives not to be you
Just like every sister would do

And perhaps it's the want
Of you in her eyes
But I want her this one single time
...Just this one time

If she looked me deep into my eyes
And softly asked me too
I'd be in her bed and in her flesh
And waste a life I knew

So I hold my breath and close my eyes
And focus on the wine
Let this trembling moment pass us by
So I could say goodnight

If I'd looked into her eyes
And softly asked her too
She would give herself and give her flesh
And waste a life she knew

So we hold our breath, and close our eyes
And take a sip of wine
But this thirst has emptied every glass
And we should say goodnight

...God, help me say goodnight.

4. Of Dust

Come break my bones, come spread my ashes
Come wear me down, come wear me down

In life a king, in death a failure
Come help me cry, come help me cry

"I wanted to be changed by the road
I so wanted to change the road
But somehow we both resisted change
Somehow we were both too strong
And yet we both winded away, unsure of where we head
And it's like we're both confused as to who is who
As if, late in the night, you can't tell the runner from the road - the walker from the walked
Maybe I am just the road, dreaming that I walk"

Dust in my throat, dust in my nostrils
Dust in my mouth, dust in my eyes
From dust I come, through dust I wander
Dust I'll remain - dust all I am
Dust I'll remain - dust all I am
Dust I'll remain - dust all I am.

5. Tell Me You Don't Know

There's a me who always found his way,
But I can't seem to find him just today

If sometimes I ask you where to go,
Just don't help me find the road,
Tell me you don't know,
Please tell me so

There was a me who always knew what was right -
That's who I need to help me through this night

So, if sometimes I ask you where to go,
Please don't help me find the road,
Tell me you don't know,
Please tell me you don't know

If sometimes I ask you where to go,
Just don't help me find the road,
Tell me you don't know

If sometimes I ask you where to go,
Please don't help me find the road,
Tell me you don't know,
Tell me you don't know
No, no, no..

6. Sleeping Under The Stars

Wait darling wait, for the sound of electric guitars
Wait darling wait, you will soon be in bed with the stars

Wait darling wait, and don't worry 'cause you will see,
Semen stains wash out surprisingly easily,
From leather back-seats of expensive cars,
And soiled toilet seats in the bars

But why worry about emotional scars,
When tonight you'll be sleeping under the stars

Wait darling wait, and don't worry 'cause you will see,
Semen stains wash out surprisingly easily,
From leather back-seats of expensive cars,
And soiled toilet seats in the bars

But why worry about emotional scars,
When tonight you'll be sleeping under the.. Stars

Wait darling wait, for the moment he catches your eyes
Wait darling wait, "You're the shit" as they say in
As they say at
Wherever
they say that

And don't worry about emotional scars,
'cause tonight you'll be sleeping under the..
Stars.

7. Darkness Of Mine

We always were too close - one day I will overdose
The cross I can't wait to bear, the sweetest drug I love to fear

Creep up on me from behind, without a sound, sweet darkness of mine

Autumnal grace you are, mother of my every scar
You walk this road alongside me, in every shadow that I see
You damage me, damage me. Com damage me

Creep up on me from behind, without a sound, sweet darkness of mine

Oh, sweetest little lover, twisted girl of dark
You seduce me with your beauty
So lay me down and lick my skin with your sweetest sickly tongue

Deadly sister, I give myself to you
So lick me, every inch of my soul, and send me naked into the void
Pave the road and sink your thirstiest teeth into my neck

(Creep up on me from behind, without a sound)
Darkness of mine
(Creep up on me from behind, without a sound)
Tell me every lie and I'll save you
I'm in
(Creep up on me from behind, without a sound)
Simply won't give in
Oh lover, you damage me, you damage me, again and again
Come damage me
'Cause without that pain, I am nothing.

8. Linoleum

She keeps the world at bay
With walls built to stand come-what-may
And with that coldness on display, they held until today
She would hold her own
Running all alone
Ridding her road of every grain
To stay in control

But now
She cries
Alive

Suddenly she is down on all four
And the walls will support her no more
Cries her eyes out like never before
Onto this linoleum
The bottled up and stored

She's won every war
And when she's out that door
She will push ahead of you, frowning at the poor
She would move so fast not to end up last
Aiming for the finish line
To smile at those she'd passed

But now
She cries
Alive

Suddenly she is down on all four
And the walls will support her no more
Cries her eyes out like never before
Onto this linoleum
The bottled up
And stored --

And sometimes
Oh, just sometimes
That's really all it takes:
A hand on her shoulder
Then she breaks

Sometimes that's really all it takes:
(Yes then)
A word of kindness and she breaks
(She breaks)
And then the sum of damage done
(Well she breaks)
Spills out on stale linoleum
(She breaks)

Sometimes that's really all it takes:
(She breaks)
A gentle touch and then she breaks
(She breaks)
To see the sum of damage done
(She breaks)
Stain this linoleum
(Oh, she breaks)

Sometimes that's really all it takes:
(Oh, she breaks)
A word or touch and then we break
(Oh, she breaks)
And all this world's linoleum
(She breaks)
Can't hold the sum of damage done --

(She's becoming her last casualty)
Itsy bitsy Spider
Climbed the water spout
(If she breaks then at last she'll be free)
Down Came the Rain
And washed the spider out
(But she keeps it together once more)
Now she stays on the ground
So she'll never fall
(And runs another day to fight another war)
See she would rather drown
Than lose control

9. Curiosity

Your love is beautiful
Your love is sensual
My love will puncture your skin
My love goes all he way in

Your love is poetry
My love is sodomy
Your love is everything
My love is anything

We believe it's personality, but really it's sexuality
We put faith in love and honesty, but the stuff that makes our history and sets
us free is curiosity,
Curiosity
Curiosity
Curiosity

My love is physical
A shameless animal
One with all riding the wave
A childish lust feeling it's way

We pretend it's personality, but it's really sexuality
We put faith in love and honesty, but the stuff that makes our history and sets
us free is curiosity,
Curiosity
Curiosity
Curiosity

You say love's divine
(My love if beautiful)
Well baby, so is mine
(My love if beautiful)
See, the only time I hear you take the name of the Lord
(Your love will puncture my skin)
Is when you're tied to the bed with your face against the head board
(My love is beautiful
Your love will puncture my skin
We believe it's personality)
So, do you take it in vain?
And why would you take it again and again?

We pretend it's personality, but it's really sexuality
We put faith in love and honesty, but the stuff that makes our history and sets us free is
Curiosity.

10. Where It Hurts

Tell me where it hurts, so I can reach the pain
Tell me where it hurts. Just pump it through my vain
Be brave and tell me where it hurts

There's something deep inside than you don't want to show
There's something that you hide, 'cause you're afraid I'll go
But no
Tell me where it hurts

You tell me not to go. (Tell me where it hurts)
Say you want to be my holy grail. (Tell me where it hurts)
And your skin is white like fallen snow. (Tell me where it hurts)
I don't want to leave my marks. (Tell me where it hurts)
But if I do, are you brave enough to let me through to touch you where it hurts?

I'll touch you where it hurts
I'll touch you where it hurts
I'll touch you where it hurts
And you can touch me
Come on and touch me where it hurts

Everyone I know seems to be broken inside
Everybody hurting just from being alive

Touch me where it hurts
Touch me where it hurts
Touch me where it hurts
Touch me where it hurts
Come touch me where it hurts.

11. Road Salt

This time I'll try not to get hurt
This time I'll stay untouched with pain and dirt
This time I'll stick to what I've learned
This time I'll fly so low I won't get burned

Maybe it's not enough
Maybe this time it's just too much
Maybe I'm not that tough
Maybe this time the road is just too rough
Walk down, so I sit down, mmh..

I've walked this road so many years
I've worn down all my boots, I've cried all tears
So many crossroads left behind
So many choices burned into my mind

Maybe it's not enough
Maybe this time it's just too much
Maybe I'm not that tough
Maybe this time the road is just too rough
To take me home

To take me home
To take me home
To take me home
But I walk on

12. Innocence

Once there was a me who always knew the way,
Who somewhere on the road led me astray

And I've seen so many souls,
(Always thought I'd change somehow, altered by the road)
Broken in despair,
(And become what I was always meant to be)
Lying at the curb,
(But every step along the way, every mile of road)
Gasping for air
(Wore down the fearless manchild that was me)

Restless mind, you steal my mind
Need to find a place to hide

Slowly losing my innocence
Slowly losing my
Slowly losing my

Once there was a me who always knew what was right,
But somewhere on this road he lost his light

Always thought I'd be much more,
(Never thought I'd be this weak. Never thought I'd fall)
I would transform,
(And lose myself along these dusty roads)
Somehow, someday,
But here I am

Reckless time, you steal my mind
Need to hide each place I've found

Still I'm losing my innocence
I'm still losing my innocence

We're all losing our innocence
I want that invincible time, that invincible me
I want it all back
I want it all back
I want myself back.

13. What She Means To Me

limited edition digipak bonus track

I don't know what she means to me, I don't know why she moves me
I don't know where she needs to be, but it is not here beside me
I don't know what she means to me, I don't know why she moves me
I don't know why she's not with me, I just know that it kills me
I don't know what she means to me, I don't know why she moves me
And I don't know where I need to be, but it is not here inside her!