BOEL & HALL

Format: CD
Released: March 2000
Label: DownBeat/EMI-Medley
Catalogue: EMI 5253392

Artist: Boel & Hall
Music and lyrics: Martin Hall
Producer: Boe Larsen
Design: Wibroe, Duckert & Partners
Photo: Casper Sejersen

INDEX

1. Chance of a Lifetime 4:42
2. Why Don’t You Come Around 5:02
3. Let’s Go Out Tonight 4:45
4. Can’t Help Myself 5:12
5. Between the Lines 3:53
6. Performing the Heartache 4:26
7. Stay with Me 4:25
8. Blood and Honey 4:29
9. Tender to Grey 6:17
10. The Last Song in the World 2:41

LYRICS
Chance of a Lifetime

I’ve been waiting
I needed the timing to be right
For once in my life
Kept on asking myself where you were
Kept on knocking on all of these doors
Just looking for you

I don’t know if we’ll make it together
All I know is we don’t have forever
Guess I don’t wanna waste any chance of a lifetime
Time is slipping away every minute
Gotta do what we can with our lives
Our only lives

Had this feeling
And everyone’s reasons in my mind
For all of this time
All I needed was somebody else
Someone else who was feeling the same
Somebody like you

I don’t know if we’ll make it together
All I know is we don’t have forever
Guess I don’t wanna waste any chance of a lifetime
Time is slipping away every minute
Gotta do what we can with our lives
Our only lives

No more waiting in vain
No more waiting in vain

Why Don’t You Come Around

Ain’t got time for no hesitating
Ain’t got time for running around
I don’t need no comfort of strangers
I don’t need the comfort of crowds

Gotta know how it feels with someone like you by my side
Gotta know what it’s like to come to the end of the line

Why don’t you come around?
And stay till the morning
I wanna lie in the light of the dawn
And see it rain all over you
Why don’t you come around?
And stay a little longer
Why don’t you try to believe what you see?
Instead of chasing memories

Gotta see your face
Gotta see your eyes
Gotta let you know how I feel inside
Gotta feel your skin
Gotta know your dreams
Gotta know each secret in between

Gotta see your eyes in the morning
Gotta see your face in the light
Ain’t got time for too many heartaches
Ain’t got time for too many tries

Let’s Go Out Tonight

Hey baby
Let’s go out tonight
I don’t wanna feel this way
Hey baby
Let’s go feel all right
Wear that smile on your face

See the light of the city
The light in the air
Spread everywhere
Always wanted tomorrow
More than today
Don’t believe what they say

Forget all your troubles
Forget them tonight

Hey baby
Let’s go out tonight
I don’t wanna feel this way
Hey baby
Let’s go feel all right
Wear that smile on your face

All you’ve taken for granted
It’s time to let go
Time to unfold
There’s no need to be aching
Feeling this blue
Guess it’s all up to you

Can’t Help Myself

Been keeping my distance
Been hiding away on my own little cloud
I’ve been trying to forget any piece of advice
The saddest of seasons
They suddenly felt like the sweetest embrace
I ran out of reason
Things I never believed anyway

I can’t help myself
I walk around in the rain
Feeling lighter than the air I breathe
The cars driving by
It’s such a glamorous sight

I can’t help myself
I never could anyway
Always riding on the light of day
I wanna break the news
Wanna take in the view again

Still looking for answers
Been passing the streets where the night fires burn
Don’t need second chances
It’s a feeling that always returns

I can’t help myself
I walk around in the rain
Feeling lighter than the air I breathe
The cars driving by
It’s such a glamorous sight

I can’t help myself
I never could anyway
Always riding on the light of day
I wanna break the news
Wanna take in the view again

A handful of stars
I’m falling apart
Don’t believe in any yesterday
I wanna try again
Break the chains

Between the Lines

There’s a shadow on my skin
And it’s taking my world away
Like a circle closing in
I’m left with this feeling burning once again

Take a look at my face
Instead of turning away

It’s written in your eyes
It’s written in the feeling
In every little detail
That you hide between the lines
It’s hidden in the words
It’s hidden in the cheating
In every little reason
That you hide between the lines

Like a feeling made of ice
Never thought that I’d feel this way
Every how and every why
I guess every answer I needed came today

And the chill in my heart
Tears the silence apart

It’s written in your eyes
It’s written in the feeling
In every little detail
That you hide between the lines
It’s hidden in the words
It’s hidden in the cheating
In every little reason
That you hide between the lines

Inside me
There’s a yearning burning on
Inside of me

Performing the Heartache

Hey
We’re shaking the memory
We’re shaking our make-believe
Performing the heartache

The rain is falling like a river
It’s falling on me
Sending down a rain of shivers
Relieving my needs
I never wanted to believe them
The songs that I heard
But oh this melancholy feeling
It’s healing the hurt

Hey
We’re shaking the memory
We’re shaking our make-believe
Performing the heartache
Hey
We’re singing the songs we know
We’re living the anecdotes
Performing the heartache

We’re singing the sad songs
The words on the walls
The high of the feeling
The cries and the calls

Stay with Me

Counting drops of rain
The feeling stays the same
Another lonely night
The wasted time runs by
Guess I’m waiting for you

I wanna feel you next to me
I wanna be the air you breathe

Stay with me
When the walls are moving in
When the shadows burn my skin
Stay with me
When the rains are coming down
When there’s no one else around

The longing never ends
It runs within my veins
I’ve tried so many times
To open up inside
Can’t you hear me calling

I wanna feel you next to me
I wanna be the air you breathe

Stay with me
When the walls are moving in
When the shadows burn my skin
Stay with me
When the rains are coming down
When there’s no one else around

All of the time the shadows come alive
Hiding away behind closed eyes

Blood and Honey

I’ve noticed your face
A face in a crowd full of strangers
I’ve noticed the way that you’re looking away
I’ve seen you before
I’ve seen you around for a long time
The look in your eyes, it’s always the same

I can’t understand why you cling to this feeling
Remember the things that you used to believe in?

Give me rivers of reason
To drown the stench of this feeling
Blood and honey, the craving
The song that’s always been playing

No stories to tell
Only pieces of soul left to sell

The way that you move
I know every secret you’re hiding
Been holding my breath just to hear what you say
I’ve seen you before
I’ve seen you around for a long time
You’ve worn every face, every face that I’ve known

I never believed in the tears you were crying
The easiest way is to live without trying

Tender to Grey

Give me more than a reason
Let me lie by your side
Let me lie in your shadow again
Somewhere under the sky
Somewhere in the night

Taken by this feeling
Another time and place
Images of a face in the dark
Of a world underneath
The moon and the stars

Let me fade into the moment
Let me fade into the night
Let me lie down in your arms once again
Let me feel nothing else
Than the stillness inside

Let me fade into the silence
Let me fade into your eyes
Let me lie down in your arms once again
Let me feel nothing else
Than the still of the night

See the silver lining
Fade from tender to grey
Always carry it deep down inside
Like the beat of my heart
The whispering scars

The Last Song in the World

Skimming the feeling of a song
Been living this craving for so long
Still telling the tale of lovers and fools
A piece of my heart, the one I would choose
If this was the last song in the world
If this was the last song in the world

So many stories in your eyes
A silent reminder of our lives
It’s all of the things I wanted to see
It’s all of the things that I’d want to feel
If this was the last song in the world
If this was the last song in the world

PROMO

2000 Boe& Hall PR EMI

VIDEO

Musicians

Anders Fog-Nielsen: strings
Astrid Christensen: strings
Boe Larsen: keyboards
Christina Åstrand: strings
Dimitri Golovanov: strings
Frederik Stæhr Damsgård: bass
Hanne Boel: vocals
Henrik Dam Thomsen: strings
Henrik Marstal: bass
Jacob Andersen: percussion
Jens Runge: guitar
Jesper Riis: trumpet
Johannes Søe Hansen: strings
Kristoffer Sonne: drums
Martin Hall: backing vocals
Morten Dulong: strings
Moussa Diallo: bass
Therese Åstrand: strings
Thomas Li: sonic work

Recorded at Generator, winter 1999-2000. Strings recorded at Soundtrack. Mixed at Medley Studio/Copenhagen and Mono Music/Stockholm by Bernard Löhr.

Info

The release of the Boel & Hall album in March 2000 crystallized the collaboration between Martin Hall and multi-platinum selling Danish artist Hanne Boel. After Boel’s two critically acclaimed records Silent Violence (1996) and Need (1998) – albums on which Hall wrote the lyrics as well as the song “Salt of Your Skin”, a 1998 European hit single for Boel – the two artists decided to go the full mile as Boel & Hall in 2000.

Their joint efforts resulted in an album selling gold on the first day of its release. Furthermore the single “Chance of a Lifetime” became a top 10 hit for the duo and marked new heights for Hall as a songwriter. Apart from “Chance of a Lifetime” the album featured two other single releases, “Can’t Help Myself” and “Why Don’t You Come Around”. The record was released in Scandinavia as well as the majority of countries in the European Union.

The Boel & Hall-cd also includes a cd-rom film made by Martin Hall during the making of the album.

”Chance of a Lifetime” (B&HPROMO 290)
“Can’t Help Myself” (B&HPROMO 301)
“Why Don’t You Come Around” (BOELPRO 315)