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The Quijote Predicament

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released October 14, 2016

Produced and recorded at PhatCat Studios by Rolf Arne Strandjord and Michael Stensen Sollien. Mixed by Rolf Arne Strandjord.
All music written by Michael Stensen Sollien and Kim Stensen Sollien.
All lyrics by Michael Stensen Sollien except tracks 1, 2, 4, and 9 which were co-written by Michael Enger.
Arranged and performed by Firetop Mountain.
Cello on tracks 3 and 6 by Frida Jasmin Sende.
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering.
Cover art by Anne Angelshaug.

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Firetop Mountain Oslo, Norway

Though they list Death Cab For Cutie, Radiohead, The Lemonheads and The Cure among the groups that have influenced them, Firetop Mountain are true originals. Their sound is an infectiously melodic combination of resonant guitars, frenetic percussion and arresting harmonies, punctuated by lyrics that are at once dreamy and emotionally haunting. Romanticized surrealism that you can dance to. ... more

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Track Name: Failed to Start
How come you always seem so unaffected
And every move you make so perfected
I can never keep the beat when you’re on it
I go for second best ´cause I’m to scared

Easy come, easy go
I guess it goes to show that I’m not one of those

One day we’ll make it
’Til then we’ll fake it
So spare my fragile heart
How can this end when we have failed to start
Wow wow

I don’t wanna die without battle scars
Give me one last hurrah before we part
Teach me a routine and I’ll make a twirl
If I smash my guitar will you give me the world

One day we’ll make it
’Til then we’ll fake it
So spare my fragile heart
How can this end when we have failed to start
Wow wow

We’ve failed to start
I want another go
Track Name: Complications
I feel that I deserve a break
Been waiting like a fool for a foolish dream
I jump hurdles without grace
I’m such a doormat and you’ve noticed

Na na na na
Where complications end
Where complications end and you begin

The telltale signs are hard to find
And I don’t even know where to begin
I tried my best to grow a spine
I’m such a doormat and you’ve noticed

Na na na na
Where complications end
Where complications end and you begin

Desires
Left unfulfilled
In this
War of wills
Desires
That we can’t seem to heed
In this war of wills

Na na na na
Where complications end
Where complications end and you begin
Track Name: Words
We don’t need words
To talk about this
We don’t need words
‘Cause it’s all been said and all been done before

I know it’s hard but some might say
we’re better of we show some restraint

We don’t need words
In stillness we’ll find peace
So swallow those words
‘Cause this too shall pass
This will one day heal

I know it’s hard but some might say
we’re better of we show some restraint

You have come so far
but in the dark there is no more room
for this constant grieving

Oooh Oooh

You have come so far
but in the dark there is no more room
for this constant grieving

Aah Aaah
Track Name: Connected
Everything’s connected
Everything connects to you somehow
Everything’s connected
Because of this I’m bound to fail again

Now I see the problems in my life
I need more than 12 steps to make things right

Everything’s connected
Everything connects to you somehow

Glossy eyes and picket fence
A surrogate for innocence
Designer drugs for kids
And we pull off the lids
I want off this ride

Everything’s connected
I’ve sung this song a thousand times
Everything’s connected
And never once did I read between the lines

Ooh ooh

Glossy eyes and picket fence
A surrogate for innocence
Designer drugs for kids
And we pull off the lids
I want off this ride

Oh my god has it come to this now
Say it isn’t true
Oh my god has it come to this now
Say it isn’t true
Say it isn’t true

Glossy eyes and picket fence
A surrogate for innocence
Designer drugs for kids
And we pull off the lids
I want off this ride
Track Name: Wanted Something
This might come across as a bit weird
I’m telling you now so you won’t be scared
When I open my mouth don’t trust what it says
‘Cause half of the time it’s an intangible mess

I am caught in a loop of self-deceit
And all I want was always here by my feet
I can’t help myself
I think my wiring’s off and you know this too well

Sure I’m not right
It’s all my head
Sometimes I’m just like Don Quijote off his meds

I am caught in a loop of self-deceit
And all I want was always here by my feet
I can’t help myself
I think my wiring’s off and you know this too well

I wanted something I could never have
I wanted something I could never have
I wanted something I could never have
I wanted something I could never have
Something something
Track Name: On Hart Island
On Hart Island
We share the same last name
Tell stories now forgotten
In the middle
Of the Long Island Sound
We lie waiting
All the flowers
Are just bitter reminders of
Who we once were

From Manhattan
We’re just a mistake away
So watch your step now
You might hear us
If you block out the traffic noise
You’ll hear a distant cry

Ooh

Out of sight
Out of mind
I hope some day you will find
There’s no difference between us and you
One broken heart
Might make it all fall apart
It’s too late don’t wait up
There’s no coming home

On Hart Island
We share the same last name
It’s a pain that lingers
You can see it in the eyes of the people that pass you by

Out of sight
Out of mind
I hope some day you will find
There’s no difference between us and you
One broken heart
Might make it all fall apart
It’s too late don’t wait up
There’s no coming home

In the city where I used to belong
There is something rotten something wrong
Don’t wait up
Track Name: Requiem for the Compact Disc
This is the requiem for the Compact Disc
You used to be our friend
You’ll be sorely missed
You were fun for a while
But sadly you went out of style
This is the requiem for the Compact Disc
Wooho
Track Name: Spiders
There are spiders in the room
Hanging from the ceiling
Eating roaches from the floor
Can you hear them screaming
Is this some poor analogy
For the life in the city
Then I wish song be over soon
‘Cause it scares the living shit out of me

There are spiders down the hall
There are spiders that creep and crawl
And I wish I’d never left the comforts of my home

This is not a hotel
It’s a fucking death trap
Wish I’d never come here
And there is no money back guarantee

I fear the spiders of the Amazon

This is not a hotel
It’s a fucking death trap
Wish I’d never come here
And there is no money back guarantee

I keep my eyes shut maybe they’ll all soon be gone

And I’ve tried to call for help
But no one’s coming
My cell phone’s dead
And I assume
This is the end

I fear the spiders of the Amazon
Track Name: Derelict Me
The cracks in the sidewalk are looking like crow’s feet
Bordered by white picket gates hanging by one hand

We built this home
We built this home
We built this home and we like it
Yeah we like it

Stray flowers reach up to soak in the morning sun
Weary frames standing steady against the rushing wind

We built this home
We built this home
We built this home and we like it
Yeah we like it

Feel the weight of years tug on all the walls
Dimming light that leaks out of a glass frown
Woohoo
Woohoo
Feel the weight of years traced along all the halls

One last time
You and I
One last try
You and I

Are you done with the wrecking ball