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The Lion’s Roar 1 The Lion’s Roar 2 Emmylou 3 In the Hearts of Men 4 Blue 5 This Old Routine 6 To a Poet 7 I Found a Way 8 Dance to Another Tune 9 New Year’s Eve 10 King of the World


The Lion’s Roar

Emmylou

Now the pale morning sings of forgotten things

Oh the bitter winds are coming in

She plays a tune for those who wish to overlook

And I’m already missing the summer

The fact that they’ve been blindly deceived

Stockholm’s cold but I’ve been told

By those who preach and pray and teach

I was born to endure this kind of weather

But she falls shor t and the night explodes in laughter

When it’s you I find like a ghost in my mind

But don’t you come here and say I didn’t warn you

I am defeated and I gladly wear the crown

About the way your world can alter

I’ll be your Emmylou and I’ll be your June

And oh how you tr y to command it all still

If you’ll be my Gram and my Johnny too

Ever y single time it all shif ts one way or the other

No, I’m not asking much of you

And I’m a goddamn coward, but then again so are you

Just sing, little darling, sing with me

And the lion’s roar, the lion’s roar

Now so much I know that things just don’t grow

Has me evading and hollering for you

If you don’t bless them with your patience

And I never really knew what to do

And I’ve been there before, I held up the door

Well I guess sometimes I wish you were a little more predictable That I could read you just like a book For now I can only guess what’s coming nex t By examining your timid smile And the ways of the old, old winds blowing you back ‘round And I’m a goddamn fool, but then again so are you And the lion’s roar, the lion’s roar Has me seeking out and searching for you And I never really knew what to do Sometimes I wish I could find my Rosemar y Hill I’d sit there and look at the deser ted lakes and I’d sing And ever y once in a while I’d sing a song for you That would rise above the mountains and the stars and the sea And if I wanted it to it would lead you back to me And the lion’s roar, the lion’s roar Is something that I have heard before A children’s tale, the lonesome wail of a lion’s roar

For ever y stranger with a promise But I’m holding back that’s the strength that I lack Ever y morning keeps returning at my window And it brings me to you and I won’t just pass through But I’m not asking for a storm I’ll be your Emmylou and I’ll be your June If you’ll be my Gram and my Johnny too No, I’m not asking much of you Just sing, little darling, sing with me And yes I might have lied to you But you wouldn’t benefit from knowing the truth I was frightened but I held fast I need you now at long last I’ll be your Emmylou and I’ll be your June If you’ll be my Gram and my Johnny too No, I’m not asking much of you Just sing, little darling, sing with me


In the Hear ts of Men

Blue

In the hear ts of men

In the morning on the train

In the arms of mothers

You sit and stare out at the rain

And the par ts we play

Or bur y yourself in your books

To convince others

Don’t look at no strangers

We know what we’re doing

No, don’t give them any looks

And we’re doing it right

But you ask yourself why you’re so afraid

You may have written books on the subject

Why you hesitate when someone asks your name

But then you may still be surprised

Like they’ll come too close if you tell them the truth

By your tone over the phone

Who’s to say they want something from you

To your sister while waiting in line At the shopping mall just outside of town

But you’re just a shell of your former you

In the hands of teachers

Why do you look so blue?

In the books you read And the things we say When we’ve lost the lead I still tr y to speak up When my voice won’t make a sound And I’ve thought it all over, too many times But when there is no use, and the lights are all out I just give it up and I walk home Past the shopping mall that’s just closing down But what you tell yourself you are must be what you’ll be Who’s to say who is who and what is what if you simply don’t agree Now time will come to claim you and it will have its way

That stranger in the mirror, oh, that’s you

And the only man you ever loved Who you thought was going to marr y you Died in a car accident when he was only twenty two And then you just decided love wasn’t for you And ever y year since then has proved it to be true Now you’re just a shell of your former you That stranger in the mirror, oh, that’s you Why do you look so blue? Maybe tomorrow you will make a change Maybe someday soon you will find the strength

Don’t make no mistakes and don’t regret , don’t waste the time that is lef t

Now you’re just a shell of your former you

And then, do it all, with a goddamn smile

That stranger in the mirror, oh, that’s you

In the hear ts of men In the arms of mothers And the par ts we play To convince others

Why do you look so blue?


This Old Routine

To a Poet

So you come on home walk through the door

And you said “Don’t give me nothing you don’t want to lose”

She is in the kitchen searching through the drawers

I said “Darling, I’ll give you ever y thing I got if I want, I’m to choose”

So you stop and watch her and ask what she’s looking for

Then I got on a plane and flew far away from you

She says she’s not sure

Though unwillingly I lef t and it was so, so hard to do

Then it gets late and you’ve turned of f the lights

The streets here at home have rapidly filled up with the whitest of snow

Her body’s so close to you in the night

And they don’t make no excuse for themselves and there’s no need, I know

But you dare not touch her and you don’t want to fight So you just say good night This old routine will drive you mad It’s just a mumble never spoken out loud And sometimes you don’t even know why you loved her Well you look at her now and you see why And your youngest is out fighting a war But he won’t say what he’s fighting for If he’s gone because of or for you Or which you’d rather be true This old routine will drive you mad It’s just a mumble never spoken out loud And sometimes you can’t even recall the sound of his laughter Oh, well did you ever really know the sound? This old routine will drive you mad It’s just a mumble never spoken out loud And sometimes you don’t even know how you’re still standing Well she looks at you now and you see why Well you look at them now and you see why

Now I miss you more than I can take and I will surely break, And ever y morning that I wake there is this ache, But there’s nothing more to it, I just get through it It always takes me by surprise how dark it gets this time of year And how apparent it all becomes that you’re not close, not even near But no matter how many times I tell myself I have to be sincere I have a hard time standing up and facing those fears But Frank put it best when he said “you can’t plan on the hear t” Those words keep me on my feet when I think I might just fall apar t Now I miss you more than I can take and I will surely break, And ever y morning that I wake there is this ache, But there’s nothing more to it, I just get through it There’s nothing more to it, I just get through it There’s nothing more to it, I just get through it And so I ask, where are you now just when I needed you I won’t ask again because I know there’s nothing we can do Not now, darling, you know it’s true


I Found a Way

Dance to Another Tune

It’s me, it’s me you’ve come to take

Will you look at me, take a good look at me

My duality awakes

And tell me who it is that I am

By midnight time I could not see

This old mirror it is broken

If I were you or you were me

There’s too much drif t in the dam

We played the game with skillful hands And so I asked for your demands “Give me your love, give me your gun” And you traced us back to where we’d begun And so the morning came and swept the night away As I was looking for a way to disappear Amongst the quiet things, and all these empty streets I found a way, I found a way to reappear I’ll follow you where you go Yes, I’ll be there just so you know I need your condolence and your trust But I won’t ask for much, won’t ask for much There’s a heav y load upon our backs Of things we carr y from the past My guilt-filled mind it tried to run But you traced us back to where we’d begun And so the morning came and swept the night away As I was looking for a way to disappear Amongst the quiet things, and all these empty streets I found a way, I found a way to reappear I’ll follow you where you go Yes, I’ll be there just so you know I need your condolence and your trust But I won’t ask for much, won’t ask for much I’ll only ask for so much, no I won’t ask , won’t ask for much And so the morning came, and swept the night away I found a way, I found a way to reappear

It’s not the world that’s spinning that’s me I go from nowhere to nowhere searching for the key But there’s nothing new under the sun All that will happen has already begun Will you savor this in your mind? This old feeling when you’re lef t behind Will you hold to this as truth? Or will you dance to another tune? I was watching for a long time As people crossed the street Some heav y sadness weighed upon me As I sat silent in the car seat Shadows with that same look upon their faces A child will die that nobody embraces Ever y thing gets tiresome, ever y thing grows old With each secret revealed, there’s another to be told Will you savor this in your mind? This old feeling when you’re lef t behind Will you hold to this as truth? Or will you dance to another tune? Will you look at me, take a good look at me And tell me who it is that I am


New Year’s Eve

K ing of the World

Oh it’s a new year with it comes new hope and new fears

At ten in the morning I was laughing at something

I met a young man who was in tears

At the airpor t terminal, at nine in the evening

He asked me “ What induces us to stay here?”

I was sitting cr ying to you over the phone

I said “I don’t know much, and I’m not lying

While passing a border from a state to another

But I think you just have to keep on tr ying”

Filled with people whom I couldn’t help to relate to

And I know I am naive, but if any thing

And we stopped awhile at a roadside restaurant

That’s what’s going to save me

Where the waitress was sitting outside smoking in her car

That’s what’s going to save me

She had that look of total fear in her eyes And as we drove away from there she looked at me and she smiled

I took a stroll around the neighborhood Where the trees are swaying

I keep running around, tr ying to find the ground

People passed in cars with their windows down

But my head is in the stars and my feet are in the sk y

With a pop song playing

Oh I’m nobody’s baby, I’m ever ybody’s girl

A man walked by rocking back and for th the street

I’m the queen of nothing, I’m the king of the world

With a drunken smile to go along He stopped to look at me and said “Child, don’t fear doing things wrong” Yet I am still afraid, but if any thing That’s what’s going to save me That’s what’s going to save me Now I have a lot to learn and I’m star ting tonight I got to stop looking at things like they’re black and they’re white Got to write more songs, love a little more, treat my friends better Got to stop worr ying about ever y thing to the letter And sometimes when it’s too hard to get on

And once you asked me what was my biggest fear That things would always remain so unclear That one day I’d wake up, all alone, with a big family And emptiness deep in my bones That I would be so blinded, turn a deaf ear And that my fake laugh would suddenly sound sincere Now I wasn’t born for any thing, wasn’t born to say any thing I’m just here now and soon I’ll be gone Oh I’m nobody’s baby, I’m ever ybody’s girl I’m the queen of nothing, I’m the king of the world

It might just be you that I’ll call upon

Now ever yday there’s a shor t intermission

But I find it hard to believe

While I sleep they star t dimming the lights

But if any thing that’s what’s going to save me

But I’ve seen ever y thing I ever want to see

That what’s going to save me

Screaming “Fire!” in a theater people taking their seats

Tell me, tell me

Watch it all go down like a stone in a stream

What’s going to save me?

If you fall for your reflection you will drown in a dream Tell me something real, tell me something true I just want to feel there is something lef t that I can do But I’m nobody’s baby, I’m ever ybody’s girl I’m the queen of nothing, I’m the king of the world


Wolf

Wolf mother, wher e you’ve been?

Wolf mother, where you’ve been?

You look so worn, so thin

You look so worn, so thin

You’re a taker, a devil ’s maker

You’re a taker, a devil’s maker

Let me hear you sing heya heya

Let me hear you sing heya heya

Wolf father, at the door

Wolf father, at the door

You don’t smile anymore

You don’t smile anymore

You’re a drif ter, a shape shif ter

You’re a drif ter, a shape shif ter

Let me see you run heya heya

Let me see you run heya heya

Holy light, oh, guard the night

Way ward winds, a voice that sings

Oh, keep the spirit strong

Of a forgot ten land

Watch it grow, child of woe

See it fall, child of all

Oh, keep holding on

Oh, lend a mending hand

When I ran through the deep dark forest long af ter this begun

When I ran through the deep dark forest long af ter this begun

Where the sun would set , the trees were dead and the rivers were none

Where the sun would set , the trees were dead and the rivers were none

And I hoped for a trace to lead me back home from this place

And I hoped for a trace to lead me back home from this place

But there was no sound there was only me and my disgrace

But there was no sound there was only me and my disgrace


I Fou n d a Way L i o n ’ s Roa r Ben Brodin : piano Mike Mogis : mandolin, pedal steel, percussion

Tracy Dunn : violin Leslie Fagan : flute Paul Ledwon : cello Mike Mogis : electric guitar, percussion

E m my lou Ben Brodin : piano Mike Mogis : pedal steel, percussion

I n t h e H e a rt s o f M e n Ben Brodin : piano

Amy Peterson-Stout : viola Frank Seligman : violin Nate Walcott : piano

Da n c e to A n ot h e r T u n e Ben Brodin : piano Tracy Dunn : violin

B lu e Mike Mogis : vibes, percussion Nate Walcott : piano

T H I S O L D ROU T I N E Mike Mogis : mandolin, pedal steel, percussion Nate Walcott : piano

To a P o e t Tracy Dunn : violin Paul Ledwon : cello John Klinghammer : bass clarinet Amy Peterson-Stout : viola Frank Seligman : violin Bill Sprague : french horn Nate Walcott : piano

Paul Ledwon : cello Mike Mogis : autoharp, hammer dulcimer Amy Peterson-Stout : viola Frank Seligman : violin Nate Walcott : B-3 organ

K i n g o f t h e Wo r l d Greg Farley : violin James Felice : accordion Mike Mogis : mandolin, percussion Conor Oberst : vocals Nate Walcott : trumpet Corina Escamilla, Laura Haber, Wendy Higgs, Johanna, Klara, Benkt, Mike Mogis : claps

Wolf Mike Mogis : percussion


Pro duc e d, e n gi n e e r e d, & m i x e d by Mike Mogis A s s i s ta n t e n gi n e e rs Corina Figueroa Escamilla and Bobby Rublacava

K l a r a S ö d e r b e rg Vocals, Guitar J o h a n na S ö d e r b e rg Keyboards, Autoharp, Vocals B e n kt S ö d e r b e rg Bass on all songs except Emmylou, This Old Routine & New Year’s Eve M at t i as B e rg qv i s t Drums, Percussion on all songs except New Year’s Eve

All tracks written by Klara and Johanna Söderberg, except track 5 written by Klara Söderberg, Johanna Söderberg and Joe Andert and track 10 written by Klara Söderberg, Johanna Söderberg and Conor Oberst.

A l l s o n g pu b l i s h e d by Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia AB R eco r d e d at ARC Studios, Omaha, NE M as t e r e d by Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering

Ph oto gr a ph y Neil Krug, neilkrug.com Cov e r D es i gn Trevor Tarczynski, studiodestro.com Pac k age D es i gn Henry Lannan, lannandesign.com S t y l i n g Sisters Of The Black Moon, sistersoftheblackmoon.com Klara plays a Joel Stehr guitar

E n d l es s t h a n k yous Mike Mogis, Laura Haber, Mattias Bergqvist, Nate Walcott, Conor Oberst, Mark Bowen, Dick Green, Wendy Higgs, Ben Wileman, Vicky Eacott, Roxanne Oldham, Tom Windish, Natasha Bent, Amanda Pitts, Nathan Beazer, Niklas Herrström, Karen Piper, Brandon Rice, Sanken Sandqvist, Elin Malm, and all at Warner Chappell, Charlotte Harrold, Liz Pesnel, Emily York, Sara Larocca, Neil Krug, Niclas Lindström, Melanie Smith, Frau Rabid, Josefin Klåvus, Joe Andert, Jessica Mogis and the rest of the Mogis family for your incredible warmth and hospitality, Dad, Mom, Isak and all our friends. Your unconditional support is audible across the record.


1 The Lion’s Roar 2 Emmylou 3 In the Hearts of Men 4 Blue 5 This Old Routine 6 To a Poet 7 I Found a Way 8 Dance to Another Tune 9 New Year’s Eve 10 King of the World

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