Ex Norwegian

Ex Norwegian

 Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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Miami Beach indie rockers delivering irresistible, hook-laden songs.

Biography

Miami-based trio Ex Norwegian is on the brink of redefining indie rock with their unpretentious, addictive sound that is free of ‘woe is me’ and self aggrandizing. Instead, irresistible, hook-laden songs – both musically and lyrically – combined with a comfortable and inviting live show is steadily drawing in audiences and critics, alike.

Formed in 2008, Ex Norwegian has independently released two albums, Standby (2009) and Sketch (2010), both receiving praise by traditional and digital media locally, nationally and internationally and their ever growing fan base.

Lyrics

Fujeira In My Dreams

Written By: Roger Houdaille

Fujeira in my dreams
Fujeira in my dreams
We used to know
Remember how We used to know of every single place we go
Don’t you know

Fujeira in my dreams
Fujeira in my dreams
We used to live
Remember how we used to live all our lives so generously
You and me

But you know you can
Bury your head in the sand
But you got time baby, that’s your plan
Yeah

Fujeira in my dreams
Fujeira in my dreams
We used to live, laugh, love
We used to live, laugh, love and everything so generously
You and me,
Yeah!

Fujeira in my dreams
Fujeira in my dreams
Fujeira in my dreams

Don't Bother

Written By: Roger Houdaille

Be the first – they will follow
Sing the last – time will disappeared – here here
Loans are trust – they will hollow
Sigur Ros – my favorite this year… what year?
Awful noise – what! Why bother?
Kings of Queens … thanks but no thanks

Million miles away they celebrate your day
its good for shoes its good for me and me you
A Million miles away
You got it saved – no don’t bother
Gotta save, what maybe next year…what year?
Judges sigh, Estelle Lauder
Viacom sold out my rights this year… this year!
Awful deal – what! Why bother?
Kings of Queens … thanks but no thanks

Million miles away they celebrate your day
its good for shoes its good for me and me you
A Million miles away

Melt banana got no sugar, hey hey!

Something Unreal

Written By: Roger Houdaille

Something said in the bed has been overdue
but I just got a little scared ‘cuz I do when I look at you
I’ve been thinking ’bout you’ve been something unreal
But that’s not how I feel I’m not that lover

And you try oh you tried with your powdered eyes
But I just get a little scared ‘cuz I do when you come on through
I’ve been thinking ’bout you’ve been something unreal
But that’s not how you feel You’re not that lover, lover

And I say this to you…
You must look into your heart make a brand new start
‘cuz I just got a little scared ‘cuz it’s true this is déjà vu
I’ve been thinking ’bout you’ve been something unreal
But that’s not how I feel I’m not that lover

For what it’s worth, you look around see it go and I say, its OK

I’ve been thinking ’bout you’ve been something unreal But that’s not how I feel I’m not that lover
No, I’m not that lover

Fresh Pit

Written By: Roger Houdaille

You say you love me but you couldn’t wait
so you run back home to contemplate
walking round like some kind of date
its a same reaction – (just) a different time of day

you know your wrong but you convince me your right
as you plan your next move out tonight
you got it all, its just out of your sight
its the same old story –

Another way to lose
and everybody
sees what’s gotten you
Driving thru the night
and everybody
sees what they might

You’ve got a little but a little too late
you’ve got to run back home and contemplate
you got the time but you cannot wait
it’s the same old story

another way to lose

Sudeki Lover

Written By: Eric Hernandez, Roger Houdaille

The lights are low and yet, I see gloom in your face
we need to go somewhere
But you’ve seen everyplace, you need something unheard
lets go and find this space
Come and take a new affair
we need a change of pace
always hard to say goodbye
share my place within the stars
You mean more to me, than you could possibly know
I want you, come with me
But you’ve seen everywhere, you need something unheard
there’s nothing new (for you)
Funny how the days go by
we need a change of pace
always hard to say goodbye
share my place within the stars
Oh lover!!
We both need a change of pace
and what better a place,

To live, to love, to stay…
Laaa—la-ver

Add Vice

Written By: Roger Houdaille

Got no time to hold a hostage
Even less time to capture in betweens
When they said there was nothing left inside here
I couldn’t bear to part the look into your eye
I’m in love with you, Yes I’m in love with you,

Oh I’m in love with you

Patsy came to play my favorite song
Play it once more, trampled underfoot
Then the crash it meant every sight was out man
I couldn’t part to bare the look into your eye
I’m in love with you, Yes I’m in love with you,

Oh I’m in love with you…I’m in love with you

Just like a housewife who got bitten in the sand
We got out of it while we can
The contributions all end deep down in the ground
I think you should have saved some more

Celebrate all holidays we’ve earned yeah
Even tropics can’t rule this one out
Trying hard to get back where we started
I wouldn’t dare to call the shots at where we’re at
I’m in love with you, Yes I’m in love with you,

Oh I’m in love with you…I’m in love with you

Dance Trance Pants

Written By: Roger Houdaille

Dance dance dance on your motor car
You gotta trance trance trance no matter who you are
And if you really wanna something special
You better get up and really hustle
Do the dance dance dance away…

Cindy says shes got it made have you seen her car, have you seen it?
We’ll catch up maybe one day when we’re ready to get up drive away

She’s gotta dance dance dance on the window pane
You gotta trance trance trance, Tiesto had its day
If you really put your mind to it
You might as well just rearrange it
While you dance dance dance away

And we traveled very far from Rio de Janeiro to Nigeria
But we did not get our loans as promised by the bank we both know

They gotta dance dance dance on their window pane
You gotta trance trance trance, I heard it really pays
If you really put your mind to it
You might as well just rearrange it
While you dance dance dance
Away…oh you trance trance trance away

Dance dance dance dance dance dance dance
Dance dance dance away
Dance trance pants away

You gotta dance dance dance away
Dance dance dance away
Ah

Jet Lag

Written By: Roger Houdaille

I can't believe what you said to me
I better believe it it's a fact
Taking the pain out of everything
I could say I have no problem with that
And when you're own your own
It's not living, it's not living anymore
I say the same thing most every day
It's only fun if you make it that way
Saving the sun for a rainy day
Is only a good idea when you're insane
Make me insane, make me insane
You're in sane
And when you're own your own
It's not living, it's not living anymore
And when you move your feet
You're just leaving, you're just leaving it up to me

Smashing Time

Written By: Roger Houdaille

Hard ball got it all
Left the states in a brand new car
Reach the port, standing tall
Wait for captains board
Relax, I wont be back
I've spent all of your hard earned tax
Over the oceans until shore
I'm free
Smashing time my friends
Have a ball
You know you're bound to fall, so long
No need for lies you're all installed
Thanks again, alvidasen
You know its harder than appears
So save your sneers 'cuz I don't hear
Don't try to start no war
Relax, I wont be back
I've spent all of your hard earned tax
Over the oceans until shore
I'm free
Smashing time my friends
Have a ball
You know you're bound to fall, so long
No need for lies you're all installed
Smashing time is here
Have a beer
Celebrate I have no fear
You'll never reach me
You'll never even know I’m here

Mind Down

Written By: Roger Houdaille, Nina Souto, Arturo Garcia

Greed supersedes my wish and desire
Dangle a carrot in front and I’ll just throw it back in fire
Reset when you’re dressed and a flower in power
Afraid of what I might say next I've started a quagmire
Got my thoughts, feelings, controlled
Money media drugs health and roads
don’t mention food and water
I’ll be fine if you don't holler
I’ll be fine if you don't holler
Stress to impress the latest Readers’ Digest
Bring the melon turn the faucet on and undress
Change where you spend your means and a barber
Rock and roll cruise control the goddaughters a liar
Got my thoughts, feelings, controlled
Money media drugs health and roads
don't mention food and water
I’ll be fine if you don't holler
I’ll standby if you don't holler
I’ll be fine if you don't holler
the truth is stranger than fiction
Threat is your bet that you know you can pet
Keep it dry or else you'll find yourself getting wet
Blues in your clues fool the passion of dudes
Send it wire watch rates higher than your current debt
Got my thoughts, feelings, controlled
money media drugs health and roads
don't mention food and water
I’ll be fine if you don't holler
I’ll be fine if you don't holler
I’ll be fine

Discography

LPs
Sketch (2010)
Standby (2009)

singles
Girl With A Moustache (2010)
Mind Down / Turn Left (2009)
Dance Trance Pants / Don't Bother (2008)
Something Unreal (2008)

Set List

20-30 minute sets consist of our most popular songs, "Something Unreal", "Don't Bother" & "Jet Lag".

30+min sets will feature songs from our complete discography, as well as new songs, and cult covers.