Kings Of Convenience – I Don’t Know What I Can Save You From (Royksopp Remix)

I heard the original version of this on my way back from South Hampton last week and it couldn’t have been more appropriate for that bitter sweet moment when you’re on the I-495 and you see that first Manhattan sign…

Back to life, back to reality.” – En Vouge

This is one of Royksopp best remixes and one of Kings of Convenience’s best songs. Our Dear Summer mixtape will be released in 3 days and you can certainly expect it on there. This song is about a girl he knew in the past, probably an ex-girlfriend with whom the time wasn’t right or he just a friend had strong feelings for but never did anything about them. Three years had passed and one day she calls him, probably drunk and instantly his forgotten feelings come back to life and he doesn’t know what to do…

You called me after midnight,
must have been three years since we last spoke.
I slowly tried to bring back,
the image of your face from the memories so old.”

Overwhelmed with that image of the past he invites her over and within 30 minutes she’s at his place. Of course he’s trying to remember what went wrong the first time and get’s caught up digging for things that don’t matter anymore…

Time heals all wounds, unless you pick at them.  -Shawn Alexander

Short story shorter, she comes over and he see’s that the girl has changed and the problems he was thinking she had aren’t really there anymore. Still for some reason he keeps thinking that he has to save her from something. I was siding with the guy till that point in the song. This is common in relationships, people think there’s something wrong with their partner because they’re not exactly what they want. That mentality is a recipe for disaster because everyone has a unique disposition and trying to change that is trying to suppress the essence of a person. I think one is better off trying to find someone that suits you more then trying to change the very thing that probably attracted you to that person in the first place.

And these angels looking down on me like they’ve seen a demon in my eyes.
Maybe they’re alright and I’m no good, I’m no good. Maybe I’m no good for you cause YOU suck.”
– G.O.V. (2010, Dreams Are No Good)

That’s one of my favorite G.O.V. lyrics because sometimes when you’re involved with someone you’re willing to make changes to yourself but I don’t think that’s always a good thing. You can’t lose sigh of yourself to make someone else happy because then you’ll be miserable. Love yourself first and foremost, enjoy.

Kings Of Convenience – I Don’t Know What I Can Save You From (Royksopp Remix)