Pure Gold

by Ex Norwegian

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Since Roger almost died on us and has tons of hospital bills we are releasing the album ourselves to help with the costs! We're also offering some serious bundles for those who wish to help out a little more. We thank all of you very much!!!

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released December 11, 2015

Produced by Roger Houdaille (whose not dead yet)
Mixed by Zach Ziskin
Recorded during our free time at EJC Studios (Miami, FL) Reseda Ranch (Reseda, CA) and Dippy Studios (Miami Beach, FL)
Main engineer and co-producer: Emmanuel Canete

Musicians:
Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion: Roger Houdaille
Vocals, Percussion: Michelle Grand
Vocals, Bass, Moog, Percussion: Giuseppe Rodriguez
Vocals, Guitars, Percussion: Lucas Queiroz
Drums, Slide Guitar: Fernando Perdomo
Guest organ: Chris Price

THANK YOU
Emmanuel & Jen Canete
John Schroeder
Ida Lang
Nicoletta Mazzesi
Adriana Viana
Brian Kurtz
Rodolfo Troncoso
Zach Ziskin
Fernando Perdomo
Chris Price
Keith Jones
Michael Layne Heath
our friends and families

Album Dedicated to Doug Burris

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Not to be confused with EX HEX, EX COPS or X AMBASSADORS – EX NORWEGIAN is not a fly-by-night indie sensation; it’s more of an institution for irreverent, melodic, smart pop/rock

“Ex Norwegian is easily one of the best pop bands of all time...”
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Track Name: It's A Game
The clown came down to meet me
With a smile upon his face
He fired his starting pistol
And began the human race

There were faces all around me
They were running everywhere
But everywhere is nowhere
And nowhere isn't there

It's a game, a game, a game that we're playing
Well, I don't mind but I don't make the rules
It's a game, a game, a game that we're playing
Just a game for lovers and fools

There's snakes upon your ladder
And there's dice upon your skirt
There's lipstick on my collar
And there's sweat upon my shirt

The neighbors will start talking
But you know that I don't care
For the neighbors they are nowhere
And nowhere isn't there

It's a game, a game, a game that we're playing
Well, I don't mind but I don't make the rules
It's a game, a game, a game that we're playing
Well, I don't mind but I don't make the rules

Just a game!

It's a game, a game, a game that we're playing
Well, I don't mind but I don't make the rules
It's a game, a game, a game that we're playing
Just a game for lovers and fools
Track Name: Asking Too Much
I’m all alone again, again I’m sitting here
Looks like you’ve gone again it’s more than I can bare

Is it asking too much of you baby?
Is it too much for you to be near
You say you love
You say you need me
So why aren’t you here?

I’m going crazy and you don’t really care
I picture all the things and still life isn’t fair

Is it asking too much of you baby
Is it too much for you to be near
You say you love
You say you need me
So why aren’t you here?

You were so good before, before you went away
You can at least come back and please me for a day

Is it asking too much of you baby
Is it too much for you to be here
You say you love
You say you need me
So why aren’t you here?
Track Name: Beeside
Busy bee
Buzzing all around
Whats the hurry?
There's surely something wrong

I can't rest while the sun and the stars are so bright…
Cuz your friends are picking flowers take away all my light

But you see busy bee
It's all for love
People pick them
You lift them off of love

I can't rest while the sun and the stars are so bright…
'Cuz your friends are picking flowers take away all my light

Lalalalala

She was a virgin, a humble virgin
She knew of no sin
Her eyes as bright as the stars without light
She spent all the night

I can't rest while the sun and the stars are so bright…
'Cuz your friends are picking flowers take away all my light

Lalalalala

She was a virgin, a humble virgin
She knew of no sin
Her eyes as bright as the stars without light...
Track Name: Cyclone
Hold tight cyclone
Found love in the music but lost in the overtones
Sweat on the brow, blood on the lips, love for the money
And gold at the fingertips...at the fingertips

Hold tight cyclone
A fool to continue but love keeps me holding on
And it feels good real slow
I love you to hurt but pain makes me let you go
Makes me let you go

I wait for the day to burn into night
And then I wait for dawn
And I open my eyes when it gets bright
And know I must be home
I know I must be home
I know I must be home

Hold tight cyclone
Found love in the music but lost in the overtones
Sweat on the brow, blood on the lips, love for the money
And gold at the fingertips...at the fingertips

Cyclone - lost in the overtones
Cyclone - lost in the overtones
Track Name: On The Sidelines
Never stood by Ben E, King
but I heard him on Spotify
Didn’t really mean, mean anything
When I heard it on the drive
To downtown with the clowns
Goodness gracious where did time go
I don’t care when you started
I don’t see what you see

Stitching sweaters with the King
I’m talking ‘bout Carolyn
It could be famous or it could be anything
I listen to everything
Standing solo on the side
Goodness gracious where did time go
I don’t care when you started
I don’t see what you see

Going big or going thin
The authors of America
Seem to waste their brains on a bin
But it’s all cause your Spotified
Track Name: Other Half
Never knows what it feels like till you break
Never knows when it’s working

I’ve seen a lot of the same reaction
People get me worried
Call it fear of knowing

What can I do to make you understand
What do you need be whole

I don’t regret but I do forget
When in the zone
Still my favorite hour
Let me hear your song

Just one more year
You’ll be who you wanna be
You won’t even know it when it’s over

Remember how it felt so wrong
Being without the other
Half
Other half
Other half

Don’t be so undecided
You’re free to fly at last
Track Name: Keep Under Cover
What good is butter if you haven't got bread?
What good is art when it hurts your head?
Might as well be in bed

Keep under cover 'til the battle has ceased
Keep out of trouble 'til the prisoners are released

What good's a puzzle when you haven't a clue?
What good is me when I'm not with you?
Might as well stay in bed

Keep under cover 'til the clouds disappear
Keep out of trouble 'til the weather is bright and clear

Love, I'm going to pick you up
I'm going to take you out in the morning
I don't know what I'm going to do
But I know what I've been going through
Without you by my side
Without you by my side

What good is tennis when there isn't a ball?
What good's a curtain without a call?
Might as well be in bed

Keep under cover 'til the battle has ceased
Keep out of trouble 'til the prisoners are released

Love, I'm going to pick you up
I'm going to take you out in the afternoon
I don't know what I'm going to do
But I know what I've been going through
Without you by my side
Without you by my side
Track Name: Pure Gold
Walk another mile to see you in the evening
When we’re back at home it’s you who sees me beaming
You could be all of mine for tonight or
Anytime, all the time

Everything you say is fine
Look into the sunshine
Everything you do is right
You know its all pure gold

Everything you do is fine
You know you could be sunshine
Everything you do is grand
You know its all pure gold

Pouring out of my soul
Every drop is a waterfall
When you know what to say
Take that thought and try to walk away, far away

Everything you say is fine
Look into the sunshine
Everything you do is right
You know its all pure gold

Everything you do is fine
You know you could be sunshine
Everything you do is grand
You know its all pure gold
Track Name: Close My Case And Move On
I have been playing the long shots
Been betting against the odds
Every nickel of my stakes gone
Told to close my case and move on
Told to close my case and move on

In a hat you wore a red rose
At the back not on the front though
So you'd remember till it hurt so
In a hat she wore a red rose
In a hat she wore a red rose

I was given some advice
I didn't outta think twice
Yet that was my advice
Didn't ought think twice
Didn't ought think twice

Traveling on a dead road
Carrying such a heavy load
Every nickel of my stakes gone
Told to close my case and move on
And told to close my case and move on

I was told I'd be ok
If I went to Bombay
I didn't go there anyway
Wonder what goes on in Bombay
Wonder what goes on in Bombay

In a hat she wore a red rose
At the back not on the front though
So you'd remember till it hurt so
In a hat she wore a red rose
In a hat she wore a red rose

Traveling on a dead road
Carrying such a heavy load
Every nickel of my stakes gone
Told to close my case and move on
And told to close my case and move on
Track Name: Shadow Ships
High or low
There’s no place to go
Hello emptiness to be
Take my hand
And join the nowhere land

We all know
There comes a time of day
When we must both face the news
Take my hand
We fight or we’re dammed, uh huh

I can set your soul on fire
Do every thing your heart desire
Pick it up on time
Remember nothing hurts this heart of mine
Heart of mine

High or low
The only way to go
Hello darkness my old friend
Take my hand
And let us hit the land, uh huh

I can set your love on fire
Do every thing your heart desire
Shake it up on time
Remember nothing hurts this heart of mine
Heart of mine
Heart of mine
Heart of mine
Track Name: Tell Me Your Plans
Please, tell me your plans
No, don't tell me your plans 'cause I'll just get in your way

I'll, I'll go for the ride
Yes, I'll go for the ride but I won't say anything

I didn't mean to be a soliloquy
And you know I just want answers
Just want some answers
Concerning my life
That's in your hands, sir

Please, give me some news
Come on give me some clues and I'll keep my trust in you

Don't treat me this way if you want me to stay or I'll just go runaway
I'll go running back to L.A. someday
And I'll write you a letter, a nasty letter, someday, someday

Please, tell me your plans
No, don't tell me your plans 'cause I'll just get in your way
And I'll grow old by the fire, thinking how much you were a liar
I'm gonna go away, go away
Yes, go away (Go away)
Right, go away
Yeah, I go away
Yeah, I go away
Yeah, I go away (Go away)
Yeah, you go away
Yeah, go away
Yeah, I go away
Yeah, I go away (Go away)
I just go away