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Helga's uncle Roald, the philosophic dreamer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Songs written by Helga Risoy

Listen To The Wind - Dakota - Walking' With Legends - Dancing In The Rain - Soul Fly Away - Spend Some Time Silver Spoons And Easy Wins - The Rhythm Of Your Heart - Philosophic Dreamer - Sorry I Missed Your Call - Free Fall - Sin City Lights - If I Ever Hear Angels

Listen to the Wind

All the prayers you prayed for me
were captured by the wind,
and will go round and round again
even now when you’re not longer here.

You were the shadow in the window
in those cold arctic nights
You never got a star
on Hollywood Boulevard
or traveling the world,
but I hope you will see it all
through the eyes of all of us
that you carried in your arms.

You will see the land of Israel,
coasts of Africa,
streets of Shanghai,
and the Islands of Hawaii,
Down to the land down under,
feel the Caribbean breeze on you chin
The great land of the USA
from the east coast to LA

You were the shadow in the window
in those stormy winter nights.
All the prayers you prayed for us
were captured by the wind,
and will go round and round again
even now when you are not longer here.

Thank you Great Spirit above,
for now I really know
that you were listening to the wind.

All this time - you were listening to the wind.

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Copyright Helga Risoy, November 10, 2005
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Dakota

Trapped between insanity and fear
You fought a distant war over there
They broke your spirit and they took your mind
Sympathy you couldn’t find

You couldn’t live and you wouldn’t die
You wouldn’t smile and you couldn’t cry
All this time I looked for you
Beautiful Dakota, you are the sun and the moon,
and all the colors of the rainbow in a lazy afternoon

They told me that you were gone
Just wanted to be left alone
Your long hair dancing in the wind and sand
riding cross the Navajo land

The river flows beneath you
You want to dive in
Escape from your restless pain
you’re fighting - not to go insane

You couldn’t live and you wouldn’t die
You wouldn’t smile and you couldn’t cry
I will always look for you
Beautiful Dakota, you are the sun and the moon,
and all the colors of the rainbow in a lazy afternoon

All the colors of the rainbow in a lazy afternoon

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Copyright Helga Risoy, March 29, 2006
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Walkin’ with Legends

I am walkin’ with legends
And watching them grow
A little boy smiling from winning a fight
Now pound for pound champion in the spot light
Hardworking man though and strong

I am walkin’ with Legends
With money and fame
The teachers and fathers who gives what they can
Creates winners and help them understand
Hardworking men though and strong

A faded picture came to me in the mail
Some men on a boat standing under the sail
Hardworking men though and strong
And suddenly I realized

I ‘ve been walking with Legends
All of my life
Those were the men who was riding the storms
Came home with jackpots and brought smiles to our homes
They are legends, at least in my eyes

I ‘ve been walking with Legends all of my life...

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Copyright Helga Risoy, March 16, 2006
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Dancing in the Rain

I saw you in the doorway
And my heart woke up from the cold
Like a spring rose through the snow
In need for love to grow

My past is all gone
And I am walking all alone, oh yeah, yeah

I feel like dancing in the rain
Clear away all the pain
Oh, I hope the sun will shine tomorrow
And I’ll see you again
Oh, again

Just the thought of the existence of you
And I feel I am the Champion of the world
I will always keep you in my heart
Even though you will never know

My past is all gone
Now I am walking all alone, oh yeah, yeah

I feel like dancing in the rain
Clear away all the pain
Oh, I hope the sun will shine tomorrow
And I will see you again
Oh, again

Oh thank God for the creation of you
Even though you’re so far out of reach
I rather walk all those lonely miles
Than to ever, ever let you go

My past is all gone
And I am walking all alone, oh yeah, yeah

I feel like dancing in the rain
Clear away all the pain
Oh, I hope the sun will shine tomorrow

And I will see you again
Oh, again
Oh, I hope the sun will shine tomorrow
And I’ll see you, see you again

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Copyright Helga Risoy, September 5, 2006
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Soul Fly Away




I can see you running free
Over meadows far away
Times we will never see
You, you and me...

We had fun
Joy and laughter
Ruler of my heart
That’s who you are

Soul fly away
From hunger and disasters
Find your own way
Precious friend

I will think of you
When the sun comes down the
mountains
Golden pride
Yeah, that’s who you are

Peace and love
On your journey, yeah
Back to your playgrounds my friend
Where you belong

Soul fly away
From wars and destructions
Find your own way
Precious friend

I will think of you
When the sun comes down the mountains
Golden pride
Yeah, that’s who you are

Soul fly away
Fly away
Soul fly away
My precious fly away
Spirit free
My love will always
Be with you

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Copyright Helga Risoy, December 2, 2006
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Spend Some Time

All the letters you wrote to me
From far away countries way across the sea
I didn’t have much to tell you, I was too young to write
But I did find a way to share my dreams with you
 
I drew cowboys and Indians,
And a lot of horses too
I was dreaming of a country
Where I longed to be

But, through out many lonely days
All I ever wanted
Was to spend some time with you

You came home I remember
Way back when I was five
You had mini skirt, long nails and style
Telling stories from your life
The center of attention
And all we ever wanted
Was to spend some time with you

All the letters that you wrote to me
From far away countries way across the sea

Driving through Fredonia
Meeting people, very kind
I am heading north to Sundance
Cause I need some peace of mind

I see cowboys and Indians,
And a lot of horses too
Sitting in the desert sun
Yeah, here is where I want to be

But through out many lonely days
All I ever want
Is to spend some time – time….

Cause I love you...

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Copyright Helga Risoy, March 9, 2007
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Silver spoons

With silver spoons and easy wins
They were born to walk this earth
No, not you my son
From the east side of Detroit
Oh, yeah

You can win
But no, no, no, no you can’t lose
It would be too hard for you
To keep your feet on the ground
Yeah, yeah
Look around you
They all left you behind
Mmmhmm

Instrumental………

You worked harder
You were stronger
No pain, no gain, no fame
The reflection from the soul of your game
Oh, oh, oh yeah, yeah, yeah, oh, oh, oh…..

With silver spoons and easy wins
They were born to walk this earth
Now they realize
Tonight you’re our shining star
Yeah, yeah
Look around you
They are all watching you now
Mmmhmm..

Instrumental……

You can win
But no, no, no, no you can’t lose
It would be too hard
To keep your feet on the ground
Yeah, yeah
Look around you 
Look around you, boy
Oh, yeah, yeah
We are so proud
So proud, just to be here by your side
Our champion from the east side of Detroit

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Copyright Helga Risoy, August 8, 2007
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The Rhythm of Your Heart

(Love song for Mother Earth)

Summer nights
With memories from the past
Ocean waves were whispering
Words that would last
Midnight sun were shining
Lightning up your sea like shining gold
Time stood still
I remember
And I always will
Cause I could hear
The rhythm of your heart

Mountains high
Ocean deep
Forrest’s green
Most beautiful I've ever seen
Rivers are playing
Through many different lands
Religion, wars and peace
Mother earth...

Winter nights
With storms dark and cold
Your ocean took and gave to us
Stories never told
Northern lights were dancing
Cross your sky with colors, oh, so fine
Time stood still
I remember
And I always will
Cause I could see
The rhythm of your heart

Mountains high
Ocean deep
Forrest’s green
Most beautiful I've ever seen
Rivers are playing
Through many different lands
Religion, wars and peace
Mother earth....

Instrumental…

Oh, oh, oh, remembering, remembering northern nights.

Cause I can feel the rhythm of your heart

Cause I can feel the rhythm of your heart

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Copyright Helga Risoy, April 13, 2007
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Philosophic Dreamer

You've been on my mind
Words of wisdom
Keeps following me
Throughout my life
Your many ideas of brilliance
Inventions for the future
Built on everybody’s needs

Philosophic dreamer
Laughing at yourself
We’re all clowns just passing by
Too much rain and sorrows
Bring out the sun we have inside us
Mmmmm – instrumental…
Gently through our hearts

Discussions late at night
Logical solutions
To the endless troubled world
Sharing drinks and laughter
Living in the moment
Like a speedboat through the storm

Instrumental…..

Philosophic dreamer
Laughing at yourself
We’re all clowns just passing by
Too much rain and sorrows
Bring out the sun we have inside us mmmm…

Yeah, when the wind is too strong
And the clouds too dark
And we don’t know
No, we don’t know where to turn
Bring out the sun, gently
Gently through our hearts

Short instrumental....

Gently through our hearts

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Copyright Helga Risoy, June 30, 2008
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Sorry I Missed Your Call  

Time is racing ahead of me
I’m standing still
Many places to be

I was young, too busy
Trying to reach the sky
I’m so sorry I missed your call

Mountain breeze coming down at me
Sitting out here in the wild and free
Searching my soul. Soul so true
All I feel is the scent of you mmm..
La di da di da da di dam dam…

Oooh, yeah, yeah, falling down way to deep

Falling too deep, I can’t get free
I’m all locked up in my destiny
Feel so lost in a world so blue
All because I feel for you, feel for you, mmm..
La di da di da da di dam dam…

Time is racing ahead of me
I’m standing still
Many places to be

I was young, too busy
Trying to reach the sky
I’m so sorry I missed your call
Yeah I’m so, so sorry I missed you call….

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Copyright Helga Risoy, June 6, 2008
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Free Fall




FREE FALL - original song written by Helga Risoy

A million words could never tell
How I feel right now

Instrumental flute...

Boarding a plane
Unknown destination
Finding hidden dreams
Beyond my imagination
Feeling alive
Like a free fall, free fall
Yeah, all these things we do
Just to feel alive

Instrumental flute…

Win or lose
Prepared to fight
Pounding of my heart beats
A smile in the spot light
Feeling alive
Like a free fall, free fall
Yeah, as long as I, as long as I
Can feel alive

Instrumental flute…

Falling in love
Sweet sensation
Pounding of my heart beats
Unknown destination
Feeling alive
Like a free fall, free fall,
A million words could never tell
How I feel right now

Oh, oh, oh, falling, falling, falling
Free fall

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Copyright Helga Risoy, August 13, 2008
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falling

 
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Sin City Lights

I see visions from your past
Old shadows looking for a new start
Searching, searching for me
To light up my heart

Sometimes it’s too dark to see me
You can’t find me here
In the sin city lights
I followed my heart, through shiny days
Shiny days, and dark nights

It was you all along
You where calling my name
Always with me through victories
Victories and shame

I walk by the river
Whispering streams (hear your voice)
Close my eyes and talk with you
Only in my dreams

Sometimes it’s too dark to see me
You can’t find me here
In the sin city lights
I followed my heart, through shiny days
Shiny days, and dark nights

Instrumental……

I am free like a bird
And I‘am flying alone…oh
Surrounded by spirits
Of all those who're gone

When you find me guardian angel
I will follow you through shiny days
Shiny days, and dark nights

You will find me
In the sin city lights
You will find me here
In the sin, sin city lights     

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Copyright Helga Risoy, January 28, 2009
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If I Ever Hear Angles

Sweet Sunday mornings
I can still hear the music play
Your voice singing
Trough the summer rain
Together we used to pray

If I ever hear angles sing
I will listen for your voice
Trough darkness into the light
Embrace you with thanks
To make things right

We search high and far away
For answers and what to say
To the end of the universe
And back, just to realize
The answers were right here
From the start

If I ever hear angles sing
I will listen for your voice
Trough darkness into the light
Embrace you with thanks
To make things right

Instrumental....

You left us with sunshine
Every day, with your sound divine
We feel the warmth
Sweet, sweet songbird
You are still right here
In our hearts

If I ever hear angles sing
I will listen for your voice
Trough darkness into the light
Embrace you with thanks
To make things right

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Copyright Helga Risoy, April 4, 2009
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