Straight Back

from by Hanne Jøstensen

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a lovely card case with lyrics insert, designed by Steph Casey and with photographs by Leigh Wallace.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Watch over me via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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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...


from Watch over me, released March 24, 2013
Drums: Nick Brown
Bass: Jim Walmsley
Keys: Martyn Galea
Guitar: Steph Casey
Vocals: Hanne Jøstensen

Recorded at Braeburn Recording Studio by Robbie Duncan
Mixed and mastered at The Lab Recording Studios by Oliver Harmer
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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