Dylan Mondegreen

by Dylan Mondegreen

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From allmusic.com (4,5/5 stars)
Dylan Mondegreen is kind of a sweet name for a singer/songwriter, but it's all a front for Norwegian artist Børge Sildnes. His third album under the moniker is a beautifully crafted, self-titled work built around his warm, homey vocals and introspective lyrics, then made extra-special by the production and arrangement work done by him and co-producer Ian Catt (best-known for his work with Saint Etienne). They surround the songs with subtle layers of strings, vocals, glockenspiel, and keys, giving his tender songs about fatherhood, growing older, friendship, and the melancholy aspects of love a rich backdrop that's reassuring and honest. The duo also make sure to throw in surprising hooks to keep things fresh -- the steel drums and keyboards swoops on "It Takes Two," or the doubled strings and vocal chorus on "The Heart Is a Muscle." Sildnes also drafts in vocalist Maria Due to sing with him on "Come Tomorrow," and the result isn't too dissimilar to a relaxed version of Two Wheels Good-era Prefab Sprout. In fact, the entire album has the kind of sophisticated and witty feel of bands from that era, only with the far more organic production of his contemporaries like Jens Lekman or Sondre Lerche. Those are two apt comparisons, as all three share a similar approach to songcraft and a knack for getting at the realities of life with their lyrics. After a couple spins of Dylan Mondegreen, you might start comparing those two guys to Sildnes. It's that good a record, flawlessly written and performed, and produced with uncommon skill and grace -- it's likely one of the best singer/songwriter records of 2012, and most any year that came before.

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released September 21, 2012

Produced by Ian Catt (Saint Etienne, Field Mice, Trembling Blue Stars)

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Track Name: Castaway
Follow me to the ocean; come with me to the coast
Tides pull me towards where I can be myself the most

Escape from this town, to find a new home
Seems to me, where ever I go
Where I grew is up is where I should have stayed,
to not feel like a castaway?

Life’s too short to be rushing
(the clock spins as we speak)
From one place to the other
In search of some inner peace

Escape from this town, to find a new home
Seems to me, where ever I go
Where I grew is up is where I should have stayed,
Will I be moving back some day?
Is this where should have stayed?
Would I feel like a castaway?
Track Name: Come Tomorrow
On a day like this

Everything seems to go wrong

But I know it will not last for long

I’m not sure quite how

There must be something that you do

‘Cause I know luck will turn if I’m with you

I’ve thrown coins in the fountain

Gathered hope like stones and leaves

Nothing could be more certain

I’m inclined to believe

Come tomorrow, we will cherish what it brings

Come tomorrow and today won’t mean a thing

It’s hard to just ignore

what my broken mirror shows

but I’ll follow you where luck-winds blow 

I’ve thrown coins in the fountain

Gathered hope like leaves and stones

Of this I am certain

Life is not bad to the bone
 

Come tomorrow, we will cherish what it brings

Come tomorrow and today won’t mean a thing 

You seem to take life in your stride

Well, living is never easy

On that notion I can nothing but agree

so what’s your summary

Just stay with me
Track Name: Life As A Father
It feels like I don't know a thing

About what's coming

And I wonder


Will I be any good at this

just because it was our biggest wish

to have her

My life as a father
is just about to start

I promise to spoil her,
know that won't be hard 

One thing I do know is that she

will be as loved as anyone can be

And I’m certain

Life will be at its very best

When I can have her lying on my chest

and adore her

Into this world any day now

I’m sure we’ll manage this somehow

‘cause we love her

Soon everything will be different

a change for the better, she’s heaven sent

and we’re here for her
Track Name: The Heart Is A Muscle
I know, I know, I know, I know

Things will get better

Though it was hard to let her go

And you will not forget her
In a month or less

You’ll feel so much stronger

Will be wondering what you did with her

As the beat from your chest

Tells of all you can conquer
As blood streams through your veins

Flows without hassle

You know you can take this pain

'Cause after all

The heart is a muscle
I know it may seem like it but

It’s not the world’s end
To part from someone who was not

A suitable girlfriend
In a month or less

You’ll feel so much stronger

Will be wondering what you did with her

As the beat from your chest

Tells of all you can conquer
As blood streams through your veins

Flows without hassle

You know you can take this pain

'Cause after all

The heart is a muscle
Track Name: It Takes Two
I have sent you invitations
And waited patiently
For replies

But you give no confirmation
So I've decided
To no longer try

Everyone seems to be on your side
I can see why you’re so loved and liked
I only wish the best for you
But to keep up a friendship, it takes two

There’s been no communication
No conversation
For quite some time

I see no cause, no explanation
But our relation
Has petered out

I will always be on your side
And I hope your projects turn out fine
I only wish the best for you
But to keep up a friendship, it takes two

I only wish the best for you
I only wish the best for you
Track Name: Keeper Of Secrets
My tongue is tied

my mouth is sealed

so I will not let this slip
Confide in me

‘cause privacy

is what I seem to do best
No one will tell

your secret will be kept

and there’ll be no traces left
Do trust in me

I’ll keep your secret well

And no one will ever tell
Let me into 
your darkest room

Where no one has been before
No one will tell

your secret will be kept

and there’ll be no traces left
Do trust in me

I’ll keep your secret well

And no one will ever tell
Track Name: You Make It Easy
When the conversation stalls

and it does when I small talk

Then I know whom I should call

to loosen up the dialogue
Words gather in my mind

that I rarely speak out loud

It seems that I am struggling to find

The right time to open my mouth
When I don't know what to say

you make it easy

When the words don’t come my way

you make it easy
I always try to impress

Think of what to say next

But not when I’m with you

Then each comment will flow

naturally, 'cause I know
you so well
Words gather in my mind

that I rarely speak out loud

It seems that I am struggling to find

The right time to open my mouth
But not with you

‘cause you make it easy

When I’m with you

you make it easy

It’s easier with you
Track Name: Yesterday When I Was Young
Yesterday, when I was kid

I thought of telling, but I never did

Come today, and I am glad
Yesterday, when I was young

I wrote you songs that were never sung

Come today, they make me sad
I don't tend to revisit the past 
but when I do

I no longer see anything

I no longer see anything in you
Yesterday, when I was child

hopes were high, still I never tried

Come today, that hasn't changed
I seldom look back on the past

but if I do

I no longer see anything,

I no longer see anything in you
My heart keeps trembling

It's set on someone new

I do no longer 
see anything in you
I don't tend to revisit the past 
but when I do

I no longer see anything

I no longer see anything

I no longer see anything in you
My heart keeps trembling

It's set on someone new

I do no longer 
see anything in you
Track Name: Tears All Over Town
It had come so far, we all knew
Every goodbye could be the last
You had fought for years, but were getting worse so fast

In the photos from my wedding
You seemed so vibrant and alive
When I look at them, my tears mix with a smile
 
I knew this was coming, but I was not at all prepared
This seems so unreal, so unfair

I thought you’d stay here forever, always be around
Now all I want is to spread my tears all over town

I will cling to every memory
That is not so hard to do
Everywhere something’s reminding me of you

We will take care of our father
He’s the kindest man we know
It just seems so cruel he had to let you go

I knew this was coming, but I was not at all prepared
This seems so unreal, so unfair

I thought you’d stay here forever, always be around
Now all I want is to spread my tears all over town