While You Can

by Marte Røyeng

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Marte Røyeng – While You Can (single)
Released on Groundling 2016

Spotify: sptfy.com/1m9F
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Produced by Thom Hell.
Recorded and mixed by Giert Clausen, Fersk Lyd Studio 2016.
Mastered by Chris Sansom, Propeller Mastering

Music & lyrics by Marte Røyeng

Cover photo: Sara Angelica Spilling
Artwork: Sunniva Mellbye


speak while you can
hang your words on a string
I see from afar
your arguments trembling
saying: this is new, this is what we ought to do
you speak of a road but it’s worn and tried

I read while I can
writing on walls
a tale that will drown
soon as the rain falls
asking you: is this story old or new
it speaks of a world that sank and died
it speaks of a blow struck from behind
an icicle palace melted by sunlight

sinking into silence
make me no promises dear
sinking into silence
sing me no songs I won’t hear

speak while you can
build a palace of air
lies with a view
easy to see through

you speak of a road
but it’s worn and tried
you speak of a tree
but it’s hollow and dry
you speak of a bridge but it’s loose on the sides

sinking into silence...

make me no promises dear
I won’t hear (speak while you can)
sinking into silence (speak while you can)


released November 7, 2016



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Marte Røyeng Oslo, Norway

Norwegian singer, songwriter & composer.

Marte Røyeng’s debut «No One EP» is produced by acclaimed artist, songwriter and producer Thom Hell. Her songwriting often varies between the bluntly emotional to the intelligent and witty, always leaving the sense of being inviting, yet somewhat secretive.

Photo by Sara Angelica Spilling
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