When The Spirit Flies

by The Back Pages

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Recorded at Cantus Studio, Oslo. Sound engineering and mixing by Kristoffer Follestad.

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When I left you I thought I was coming back for more
The cord was cut, you cut it loose, I was cut down to the core
I dreamt that we were wild and free, I waited for you patiently
Now the predators hunt me in my dreams
and the skeletons come crawling back for me

When the spirit flies I will sleep again
If the sparrow flies we'll never meet again
When the fuse burns out you will fade away
I'll let you fly now

When the spirit left your body and your body was laid to rest
The second line they played your song, we put roses on your chest
In the sun behind the maple tree the birds they sing so quietly
Now the predators have finally gone to sleep
and I listen to this soft and steady beat

When the spirit flies I will sleep again
If the sparrow flies we'll never meet again
When the fuse burns out you'll slowly fade away
I'll let you fly now

The lives we live they are so weak and wonderful
They're so complex and colourful
You burned so bright and beautiful
We'll sing out loud for you tonight

When the spirit flies I will sleep again
If the sparrow flies we'll never meet again
When the fuse burns out you will fade away
I'll let you fly now

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released May 13, 2015
Music by The Back Pages, Lyrics by Magnus S. Hoen

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The Back Pages Oslo, Norway

The Oslo-based band The Back Pages plays catchy and energetic rock with references to The Hold Steady, The Gaslight Anthem, Springsteen and The Rolling Stones. They have released two singles and the album "As you like it", which the music blog Dust of Daylight reviewed and wrote:

"What captures me is the punch, and the insanely catchy riffs and melodies …"
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