I Stood There

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I feel confusion
I fear no past
Courting illusion
I must confess
I’m not sure what’s real
Everywhere I roam

I stood there and it came to me
Why must I cry?
Why must I cringe whenever you walk by?
Why must I cry for you?
Why must I live without you?

Where are you sleeping?
When will we connect?
The bottom is creeping
Out from the wreck
I’m not sure that I’m all right
I’m not as far as I can tell

Take all your dreams away
Take what’s from the ground
Take all your memories
Take what’s going down
‘Cause I’m not sure if dreams prevail
Down inside yourself
I’m not sure if I will fail
But I could use your help


from Shadow Reckoning, released November 4, 2014
Sven-Erik Olsen: lead & backing vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, bass



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Sven-Erik Olsen Minneapolis, Minnesota

Singer-songwriter SvenErik Olsen is the leader of Minneapolis cult favorites Ostramingo. A veteran of the Minneapolis music scene, he is the founder of bands such as Tuesday's Lifted, The Pundits, The Flying Shoes and the Homers. His masterpiece, At Glen Oaks (due Oct. '16) is an adventurous melange of Wilsonesque chamber pop & Dylanesque Americana. ... more

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