1. Writing On The Wall

Kicking off the album with a loose and happy sounding middle-of-the-road tune that should bring back images of head-bobbing 60’s pop, playing loud in an open convertible cruising down the parkway. It is not meant to be fancy, but rather square and maybe even a…

2. Gimme Water

This is a pretty hard edged rocking tune, although leaning heavily on the acoustic guitar groove. This combination I think keeps its naked feet solidly dug down in the earth, whereas with different instrumentation including distorted electric guitars and bigger sounding production it would surely…

3. Good Times Again

If you enjoyed the early Eagles or other southern California based 70’s country rock, I think you will smile in recognition when listening to this song. It is a homage to those ballads in 3/4-time that were an all but compulsory entry on the albums…

4. Always Have a Haven

I had the great privilege of working with Roger Gustafsson on this song. He had the groove already down for the verse and chorus parts when I got into the picture. Together we worked on tweaking it, adding a bridge, structuring the form and writing…

5. Dark Eyed Lover

I find that a song that sounds very good just singing it to an acoustic guitar, can sometimes be hard to translate to a full band setting. That’s especially true with ballads. It’s seems a lot of the natural dynamic balance of a composition often…

6. Stay With You

This is an example of one of these songs that come to me while driving. I don’t know what it is about driving a car that kindles musical inspiration, but it seems to happen quite often enough for it to be more than a coincidence….

7. Nightmare Land

This song was originally done by Vagabond, but with Swedish lyrics, entitled “Närmare Land”. It can be heard on the album “I En Annan Tid”, elsewhere on this site. Tricia Tenpenny got to hear it, and thought the Swedish lyrics sounded something like “Nightmare Land”….

8. CO2

An upbeat country song with lyrics about climate buffs shouting about the horror of carbon dioxide. I guess it reveals my view on things. That’s ok, I don’t mind sticking it to the hysterical climate prophets who have turned awareness and scientific research into an…

9. Leave It All Behind

This was one of the last songs on the album to be adorned with lyrics. I wrote them while on a 24-hour sea cruise with my daughter, a friend of hers and the friends father, Mårten, who is an accomplished songwriter. The theme is chaos…

10. Night Train

I had the lyrics for this song lying around for almost 10 years. When I started out the RPM-Challenge, I printed out all of the old lyrics and text snippets I could find on my computer, for inspiration and to focus my songwriting around. This…