Jesper Norda

Jesper Norda

 Göteborg, Västra Götaland, SWE
BandPop

Biography

"It's the quiet ones you gotta worry about. The louder, more blustery the threat, the less likely they'll follow through. At least that's my experience. Jesper Norda bristles with white-hot violence in this ballad and I don't doubt for a minute that he'll make good on it. In the same way that Tindersticks brings the darkness to their version of soul music, Norda does the same with his restrained piano ballads and I'm way into it. His deep voice seethes with darkness and brings danger to every line. Even the title track from his "Little ones" EP (free download here) is unnerving, despite the far tamer subject matter. Proof positive once again that less is more. Always. To quote Foetus: say what you mean and say it mean."
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Lyrics

Tomorrow you´ll be forgiven but tonight you will have your teeth knocked out

Written By: Jesper Norda

There is a flicker in the light
a flash enough to tear you apart
there is a flicker in the light and it hits you like:
Tomorrow you´ll be forgiven but tonight you will have your teeth knocked out

There is a humming in your head
a noise enough to tear you apart
There is a humming in your head and it hits you like:
Tomorrow you´ll be forgiven but tonight you will have your teeth knocked out

Theres nothing whiter than this wall
its so white it is violence
theres nothing whiter than this wall and it hits you like:
Tomorrow you´ll be forgiven but tonight you will have your teeth knocked out

Tomorrow you´ll be forgiven but tonight you will have your teeth knocked out
Tomorrow you´ll be forgiven but tonight you will have your teeth knocked out

Lets go to a place infected with truth and resist with all of our hearts

Written By: Jesper Norda

A twist with your head, and you look me straight in the eye,
your eyelids tremble a bit, its like the beat of a butterfly wing
just put that fire out, and come here to me
lets go on from here, lets take it from here

You look so good, like you wont fall apart
to me you're more like a candy than a threat
Hey put your hand in mine, and give me that eye
lets go on from here, lets take it from here

Lets go to a place infected with truth and resist with all of our hearts
Lets go to a place infected with truth and resist with all of our hearts

The sun hits your cheeck, strokes a smile on your face
You lay your hand in mine, you lay your hand in mine
lets put that fire out, and come here to me
and we go on from here, lets take it from here

Lets go to a place infected with truth and resist with all of our hearts
Lets go to a place infected with truth and resist with all of our hearts

We have the guts

Written By: Jesper Norda

The sun goes down
and we brush our teeth
and we kiss the kids goodnight
then we all go to sleep

And we sleep and we wake up
and we kill the alarm clock
and we get the morning paper
and eat our breakfast and go to work

And we work and we eat and we work
and we long to come back home
to clean up the mess we made
the day before

And we do good and we do bad
and we are happy or blank or sad
and we are mean and we are kind
sometimes we just cant make up our minds

And I never knew that I wanted this
And I never knew that I longed for this
And I never knew this is all there is
And baby, I cant give you any more than this

and we fight to much
and we worrie to much
and we work to much
but we never have enough

and we drink to much
and we mess it all up
and we fuck our brains out
but we never get enough

And I never knew that I wanted this
And I never knew that I longed for this
And I never knew this is all there is
And baby, I cant give you any more than this

We lay naked on the bed
and all the sheets were on the floor
and you sang quiet in my ear
that "people aint no good"

And you and me we go on and on
there is an end, and it will come
This is a countdown, baby,
and i want to spend it with you

Cause baby, you make me feel brave
baby, you make me feel brave
You make me feel brave

Gentle and slow with a new sharp edge

Written By: Jesper Norda

now open your eyes
get up,and put on your clothes
be gentle and slow,
with a new sharp edge

now open your mouth,
get love and wind on your lips
it will happen gentle and slow
with a new sharp edge
with a new sharp edge

now open the sky
rip it open for grace and for love
lets be gentle and slow
with a new sharp edge
with a new sharp edge
with a new sharp edge

Discography

Little Ones EP, 2008
We have the guts EP, 2009
You know EP, 2009
April archives collection No 1, 2010