Watch over me

by Hanne Jøstensen

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released March 24, 2013

Recorded at Braeburn Recording Studio by Robbie Duncan
Mixed and mastered at The Lab Recording Studios by Oliver Harmer
Photos by Leigh Wallace
Graphic design by Steph Casey
Written and produced by Hanne Jøstensen



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Hanne Jøstensen Wellington, New Zealand

I grew up listening to artists that painted beautiful pictures with their words. Being Norwegian but having lived in Wellington, NZ, for many years, I challenged myself to write my own images in a language other than my first; signed up to a song writing course, and have never looked back. Thanks for visiting and listening. I hope my songs will mean something to you.
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Track Name: Windowsill

Time to myself with the house still asleep
Touched by the morning light
Having my coffee and something to eat
Life is OK till the thought of you strikes

Sitting in the windowsill
uncertain where I belong
Spine going cold in the morning chill
No one to blame 'cause I know I've been wrong
Ignoring the truth that I knew all along

In the windowsill
I miss you still

Memories buried in my heart
of magic that I have seen
Still so close but a world apart
Tasting the essence of what could have been
Knowing our future is only a dream

In the windowsill
I miss you still
Track Name: Within the Reach of You

Your early morning greeting
as we wipe the sleep away
Our trusting lips are meeting
What a way to start the day
By the kitchen table
with my breakfast made for me
At home in your heart
is a good place to be

A good place to be
Your touch to wake up to
A good place for me
is within the reach of you

I'm a captive of your charm
It doesn't matter what we do
The dishes or a dance
as long as I am spending time with you
A walk or a wine
as the sun decides to set
You're as new to me now
as the day that we met

Every season of the year
you are what's on my mind
I'm so glad that you are here
I've been fortunate to find

A good place to be...
Track Name: One of a Kind

Preciously quiet this hour of dusk
Time to feel true love reflected
Spirits are sending their comforting hush
Keeping you safe and protected
Not on your own in this world full of new
You're part of what was and what is
People and places are thinking of you
Our little angel of bliss

One of a kind
Wonder of mine
A miracle lying asleep in my arms

Magical moments of watching you grow
and create a connection to land
Nobody knows which direction you'll go
but we'll forever be holding your hand

One of a kind...

Not on your own in this world full of new
You're part of what ancestors built
People and places are thinking of our little one
made of velvet and silk

One of a kind...
Track Name: Straight Back

You spoke a language I don't speak
Your silence cut like scissors
Though I was crying, you were weak
I wasted time on wishes

Straight back, straight back
I turn my back on you
Straight back, straight back
I'll do what I must do
Straight back, my straight back
is all that you will see
Straight back, my straight back
I took my pride with me

I knew your words were just a lie
when you swore that we made sense
My heart told me to say goodbye
I was already somewhere else

Straight back...
Track Name: Watch Over Me

The lakes are frozen, the days are dark,
the leaves are brown or gone
No sign of life 'though it's end of March
and spring was supposed to come
No one is singing
There's nowhere to play
after the cold came and took you away

Please stay and watch over me

It hurts to know that my hug and kiss goodbye arrived too late
They came your way, but escaped your cheek
because you could not wait
Your helpful hands are resting
Still I know in my heart:
You walk in front of me and spread light on my path

Please stay and watch over me