Berg In Burgh

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released October 7, 2013

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Berg - 21 Singer-Songwriter/Producer/Poet
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Track Name: Hold My Fire
I've cracked open my heart for you
Here’s half, the rest’s for me
But I ask you,
Just one question on my mind:

How long you can hold my fire?
Track Name: 2 Years Time
You don’t know my story
and I don’t know yours
We could paint a picture
of the colors we endure
And I know you’d like to know me
as well as I’d like to know you

It was destiny we'd meet in this city,
what are we gonna do?
I’ll show you where I run, the places I hide,
but don’t stay for too long
Cause one day you’ve gotta decide
where you want to go
But for now we’ve still got 2 years time
To learn how to follow through

There’s no room for loneliness here
Seattle doesn’t even need us, dear
And I hate to be the messenger of bad news
but there's only one thing we can do

It was destiny we'd meet in this city,
what are we gonna do?
I’ll show you where I run, where I hide,
but please don’t stay for too long
Cause one day you’ve gotta decide
where you want to go
But for now we’ve still got 2 years time
to learn how to follow through
Track Name: Angel Getting Drunk
Maybe I’ve met you
Or you’ve just passed me by
Maybe you’re next to me now
Or nowhere near by
But one thing that’s for sure
Is I’ll know when it’s right
When I have someone more than
Just medicine for the eyes

And I am waiting
I am waiting for you
I am waiting
For the day you come around
One day, it will all be worth while
Someday, I know you’ll come around

Maybe you’re a devil with a halo
Or an angel getting drunk
Maybe you’re the same as me:
Just a living paradox
Are you longing to be longed for
By someone not so pure?
Not just another option
But someone better than a cure
Like You/Me

And I am waiting
I am waiting for you
I am waiting
For the day you come around
One day, it will all be worth while
Someday, I know you’ll come around
Track Name: I Taught Her Lies To You
You aren’t the first one to walk down this path
We’ve all been there, without a light
Don’t cry, you’ve got nothing to be so sad about
I know some days its just a little worse than it’s been before

But when you get the chance, won’t you tell me
How things are going with you?
Cause I know, I learned her lies and taught them too
I taught her lies to you

Don’t fret, I will be back
When I’ve done everything I ever said
And I know you’ve got your dreams too,
But I just can’t hold both

And who’d’ve thought
I’m not so bad at selling shoes
And I’ve found loneliness
Isn’t always solitude

But don’t go, don’t fall,
I’ll be there when you finally understand
And I’ve been right where you’re standing
And don’t know

I learned her lies and taught them too
I learned her lies and taught them to you
I learned her lies about what it means to say a thing
Track Name: Tell Me Doctor (What Am I)
Is it possible to be lying to yourself
Or am I not listening close enough?
Only with an X-Ray can
you see that I'm missing some parts

I'm convinced my idle hands are devils tools 
And that every single tiny moment must analyzed 
I have no idea how to be
how to just be happy
So tell me doctor what's wrong with me?

I need a IV that's filled with coffee
All I want to do today is to smile like I mean it,
and have the satisfaction
knowing even I believe it
I want the world and it's riches 

But I've been told that I shouldn't covet much
And part of me partly believes it
I feel like I'm a sinner that's
so far beyond redemption,
and the first one to cast a stone at myself
So doctor, tell me what is wrong with me
Tell me Doctor what is wrong with me

I've forgotten how mercy looks,
and how to love myself wholly, 
I really don't feel normal
But no one would call me crazy
Unless I thought I was 
What am I?
A man, an animal, a life?
What am I?
So Doctor, tell me what is wrong with me
Track Name: ADD(iction)
There was a good reason, a reason I needed you
Back in the days when I was losing my mind
I called you my precious
We had good intentions
You promised this world would be mine

Push me to my limits, got me keeping secrets
I barely sleep to just keep up with you
You given me power,
Made me a monster
And now I'm a bit afraid of myself

Why do I love,
Knowing you will be the reason I die
Why do I need you?
Because I'm convinced you're what's keeping me alive

You came at the right time, there when I needed you
Bought us a mansion I could never afford
Wearing this blindfold, to prove I trust you
Still I know you're leading me downhill

All my money is spent
Spent on your happiness
I'm stealing bread to only keep us alive
I can't live with or without you
But I know one day you're gonna hang me out to dry

So why do I love you,
Knowing you'll be the reason I die
Why do I need you?
Because I'm convinced you're what's keeping me alive

Just like a Princess, there in your chariot
Told me hop in, and this world would be mine
Said let me do the thinking,
You just keep singing
And I'll be the reason that you feel alive
I felt incredible
I felt untouchable to everything that ever held me down
Nothing could stop me
Life became easy
But since then, I'm afraid of myself



So why do I love you,
Knowing you'll be the reason I die
Why do I need you?
Because I'm convinced you're what's keeping me alive

Why do I love,
Knowing you will be the reason I die
Why do I need you?
Because I'm convinced you're what's keeping me alive
Track Name: Conversation With Myself
I ask him all about the memories of mine that he’s living in
He’s so excited, said one day that he might be the president
And how he wants asthma, glasses, and braces
That he loves Jesus, and Outer Spaces

What a beautiful creature I see
Unafraid of the world that he can’t see
What a beautiful creature I see
Back when I was just a little bit naive

All he wants to know is what is in his future to come
Will he have a girlfriend, or learn to slam dunk?
Does he get everything he’s wanted?
And I don’t have the heart to tell him the truth

How do I tell him to his face who he does become
Heart is broken and is tossed on the ground
That he’ll fall into drugs and have habits to break
And most of those friends will turn out to be fake

What a beautiful creature I see
Unafraid of the world that he can’t see
What a beautiful creature I see
When I was just a little naive

The only words I can gather that don’t leave him ashamed
Is his family will love him through his darkest days
That he’ll grow up much quicker than he would expect
And don’t take Her health ever for granted
And there will be times when you feel that your breaking
But God’s on your side in whatever you’re facing
Don’t be discouraged when you are rejected
For just who you are, you should just be accepted

The beautiful creature I see,
Unafraid of the world that he can’t see
It’s a beautiful creature I see
Back when I was just so naive
Track Name: Paper Square
I know it's just a paper square
But there's a part of you and I in there
Forever
Yeah, I know it's just a paper square
But I'm not sure if I want to put
A scissor through your hair

And take the only thing that I have
Left of you and I
And destroy all the evidence
That you were ever mine
I know it's just a paper square
And I know you wouldn't even care
If I burned this memory away
This memory away

If I burned this memory away
Would I return to present day,
Forever?
Would I rise as all the ashes fall
Or would I even feel a change at all
That's better? That's better

Than this on bandaid my loneliness
And now be forced to see the scars
Quit holding on to Novocain
That I've been rubbing on my heart
Yeah I know it's just a paper square
But it's more than just a picture there
It's the proof that I wasn't always just so numb
always just so numb
always just so numb
It's the only proof I have that I was smiling
Track Name: When You Fell
All you ever dreamed of was a dreamer
To knock a little sense in to your blissful mind
To bring you to where grass ain’t always greener
So you could tell your friends you did your time

Cause your faith is weak
You were born in an ivory tower
But I applaud your leap
But don’t blame me for crashing
When you fell for me

All you ever wondered what pain feels like
When it's not something that can bleed
No wonder you gravitated to me so naturally
To see what it’s like to need belief

Cause your faith is weak
You were born in an ivory tower
But I applaud your leap
But don’t blame me for crashing
When you fell for me

You’ve done nothing that has hurt me
And maybe there's what envies the flaw
Cause when you tried to get just my attention
It doesn’t bother me at all

Cause your faith is weak
You were born in an ivory tower
But I applaud your leap
But don’t blame me for crashing
When you fell for me
Track Name: Step Out Of The Rain
I can tell you have some baggage,
you’ve been carrying through the night
So here,
just let me take it,
We can share a bottle of wine

You know you can trust me,
I’ve been where you’re coming from
And by the looks of your mascara,
you’ve seen too many rainstorms

So won’t you stay the night?
I’ll make you breakfast in the morning
Keep your fire burning, so bright
And help you step out of the rain
Step out of the rain

You’re the type of person
That never had a choice of their own
Always take what you’ve been given
So you’re not left with nothing at all

Just a pretty people-pleaser,
Give anything to keep them around
So let me show you sunlight,
Remind you what it feels like to
To truly smile

So, won’t you stay the night?
I’ll make you breakfast in the morning
Keep your fire burning, so bright
And help you step out of the rain

So won’t you stay the night
I’ll make you breakfast in the morning
Keep your fire burning so bright
And help you step out of the rain

Step out of the rain
Step out of the rain oh no no no
Step out of the rain, won’t you ooh
Step out of the rain, why won’t you
Just take a chance of me tonight
I promise you’ll be so fine, so fine
And you will start to see the light

So won’t you stay the night
I’ll make you breakfast in the morning
Keep your fire burning so bright
And help you step out of the rain
Track Name: Words On The Floor
It took me a while to tear the tape
To tear the tape holding my lips
Holding my lips
Sealing them shut
So I wouldn’t say a word
Keeping them closed
So I wouldn’t say a word

But there came a time
The tension was high
And the leash on my tongue
The leash on my tongue just snapped

And words fell out on the floor
Words fell out of my mouth, on the floor
And they looked so beautiful, beautiful, beautiful lying there
Scattered around
Fragments of all I knew was there

It took a while to pull the plug from my ears
And let that dirty bathtub water drain out
Cause I couldn’t keep washing my feet in diluted truth
Or water my seeds or water my plants with acid rain

But there came a time
The tension was high
And the leash on my tongue
The leash on my tongue just snapped


And words fell out on the floor
Words fell out of my mouth, on the floor
And they looked so beautiful, beautiful, beautiful lying there
Scattered around
Fragments of my imagination was there

It took me a while to let myself off the hook
That’s when I loosened my tie from that slipknot
I’ve always struggled with forgiving myself
And I knew I just needed to help myself

And words fell out on the floor
Words fell out of my mouth, on the floor
And words fell out on the floor
That’s when the words fell out of my mouth, on the floor
And they looked so beautiful, beautiful, beautiful lying there
they looked so beautiful, beautiful, beautiful lying there

Words they fell out on the floor
Once I took that tape off my slips
That was sealing them shut so I wouldn’t say a word
I know love seeing these words on the floor
My words fell out on the floor