Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Farewell, a-ha...

Saturday I went to Oslo, to a-ha's concert at Ullevål Stadium.  For me, this was not only a great concert experience, with good music and an amazing visuel show.  It was also a trip down memory lane, with all these songs that transport me back to my teen years and down through the years to where I'm at today.  It was in fact very emotional... 
The concert was the first of four stadium concerts here in Norway, and it was part of the band's farewell tour, which will end with concerts in Oslo in December. 
Then, a-ha will be history.

"Take On Me" was their first hit, in 1985:

And here is their farewell song:  
"Butterfly, butterfly", 
written by Paal Waaktaar-Savoy

Butterfly, butterfly
Flying into the wind
You can be sure of it
That's no place to begin

Over thinking every little thing
Acknowledge the bell you can't unring

Tomorrow, you don't have to say what you're thinking
You don't have to mean what you say

Butterfly, butterfly
Flutter in to the skies
Butterfly, butterfly
Their molecular cries

Chrysalis dreams waiting on the fifth in-star
These stained glass wings could only take you so far
You don't have to say that it matters
You don't have to turn something in
Stay with it through thick and thin
Butterfly, begin

Butterfly, butterfly

Tomorrow, you don't have to mean what you say
Left without a reason to stay
Comes the last hurrah
Here's our last hurrah

Butterfly, butterfly
You can be sure of it

The video:

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes, I remember them and the 80's well. Memory lane. Thanks for sharing.


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