Helen and The Prettyboy Pete Band

Helen and The Prettyboy Pete Band

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Belle and sebastian goes Americana.

Biography

More will be added later. The profile here was added to submit two songs to the international songwriting contest. (One of which, Love is mute, is a solo-, ego-trip by Mr Almklov)

Lyrics

Love is mute

Written By: Petter Grytten Almklov

To me love
is walking past the windows of coffee-shops
on the off chance that one might be in there
One – one of the ones.

To me faith
is believing that one day I’ll grow to accept
that my fate is a toy train
Stuck – on a circular track.

To me life
is something that I took for given.
but now it seems like it’s taken
away away by day.

Love is mute
People are loud
And if you could just turn off your cell-phone
I’d call you.

Undream

Written By: Petter Grytten Almklov

You thought that you fell
when you were dreaming
you stood unseen in a crowd
when you were dreaming
and the crowd it was turned
to watch you on the stage.

And the cops came at your door
they came to arrest you
They said that you'd stole
that's why they'd arrest you
the soul of a child,
and traded it for respite

The water's dark where young men swim
There are families on the shore
With baskets full of newborn lies
You'll be coming back for more

The alarm clock was kind
but the morning beamed brightly
through your translucent flesh
it beamed like a search light
Yeah, mornings were hard
but evening was warm

And I think that when you die
you just curl up and sleep and
a woman strokes your hair
and you curl up and sleep and
we cover you with love,
and you sleep without dreams

The water's dark where young men swim
There are families on the shore
With baskets full of newborn lies
We'll be coming back for more

India

Written By: Petter G. Almklov

She flew to India
and I don't know what's gonna happen there
cause she didn't tell me what was on her mind
the day that she left

And I just prayed for there to be a guru
to tell her that she has done me wrong
someone to change her opinion of me
though I know I came on too strong

It doesn't matter now
what I do or say
cause angry girls just don't know how to listen
so it's all the same

And I just prayed for there to be a guru
to open up her ears
someone to teach her how to convey
whatever it is that she feels.

Tonight I dreamt that a serpent
came crawling into her bed
and she was dreaming and not quite awake
and let it sleep on her belly

And I just prayed for there to be a guru
to give her the anti -dote
to give her some kind of herb or tea
to make her come back to me.

Discography

Many uploaded songs for streaming see:
http://www11.nrk.no/urort/helenandtheprettyboypeteband/default.aspx

Set List

10-20 songs in 1 or 2 sets. 1-3 covers, the rest original songs. Usually half and half with Helen and Pete as lead vocals and half and half with up-tempo and quiet songs.