Cold Mailman

Where Scars Don't Show out November 26. 2014

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Photo: Synne Øverland Knudsen, Erica Zahl Pedersen & Ina Marie Winther Åshaug

My recurring dream

FROKOST FILM / FEIL FILM

Director: André Chocron
Producer: Andrea Ottmar

Music by // COLD MAILMAN

In association with: Norsk Filminstitutt & Fond for lyd og bilde
Co-producer: Motion Blur / Espen Horn
Executive producer: Ravn Wikhaug

Director of Photography: Audun Gjelsvik Magnæs
Production design: Kaja Raastad
Production manager: Martin Alslie
Coordinator: Marte Øslebø Knutsen First assistant director: Karoline Husjord / Lars Klevberg
Digital technitian/first assistant camera: Lasse Selvli
First assistant camera: August Sanengen
Gaffer: Benjamin Mosli, Stian Thilert, Jon-André Hakvåg, Christian Koblizek, Haakon Laastad, Daniel Atkinson, Chris Karlstad
Grip: Erling Andreasen, Andreas Nesse, Jim Nielsen, Christian Hermstad, Morten Magnussen
Make up artist: Christine Varden, Rita Dalsbø, Kajin Ali
Costume: Vilde Søyland, Nell Knudsen, Ida Rydeng
SFX: Fiksern/Gunnar Brøntveit
Under water photography: Amund Lie
Production assistants: Aurora Ottmar, Erik Bergamini, Pernille Egebjerg, Oda Svendsby, Elisabeth Skatvedt, Helene Linnea Kvale, Karl Tjensvoll, Even Garvang, Karoline Sletteng, Henrik Zwart

Post production producer: Espen Skjetne / Shortcut Norge
Colorist: Julien Alary / Shortcut Norge
VFX: Mads Hornsletten / Øyedrops

Thanks to: ALL extras, Åse Meyer, Ingrid Festøy Ottesen, Raymond Gangstad, Joel Bringmark, Khalid Maimouni, Thomas Lund, Morten Nielsen, Anne Sandberg, Drammensbadet, Ullevål Sykehus, Huseby skole, Krøderbanen, Fet lakk og karosseri, Kjetil Astrup, Terje Røkke, Morten Magnussen, Lukasz Durlej, Morten Skallerud, Anne Berentsen, Tom Ottmar, David Chocron, Emilie Christensen

Time is of the essence

Official music video for Cold Mailman - «Time is of the essence». This is a shortened version of the song. The original song is available on their critically acclaimed second album «Relax; the mountain will come to you».

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Director and animator: André Chocron
Director of photography: Audun Magnæs
Colorist: Camilla Holst Vea at Storyline Studios
Conform: Raymond Gangstad

Cast:
Haugenstua brl
Vestlitoppen brl
Tveita brl
Solfjellet brl
Ammerudlia brl

Supported by Groruddalssatsningen: prosjekt-groruddalen.oslo.kommune.no/

Thank you:
Roy Tjomsland, Hallvar Witzø, Raymond Gangstad, Johannes Dahl, Kari Andresen, Jon Erik Berger, Gunnar Paulsen, Veronica Skaret


Pull yourself together and fall in love with me

Official video. Music, words and images by Cold Mailman.

Heavy Hearts

Intervention

Good morning sunshine! I believe it's time to get up and go now
It's almost noon and there is so much that I want you to see
One hundred different directions for us to walk in right now
or at least before the day is done

Another morning and it's dawning on me what he was saying
when Paul McCartney sang the chorus to No More Lonely Nights
this intervention is preventing me from slowly decaying
and makes me forget I'm scared of heights

'Cause these are days of joy
These are days of joy
and I'm no longer such a lonely boy

Lighthearted love

If I were to write a song for you
no ordinary washed out melody would do
I'd have to come up with something new
but until I do – you can have this one too

If this were to spawn a melody
become more than a summer's salty memory
none of us would shudder to agree
that we were surely never meant to be

but should you ever feel that you're still part of me
then say you are a believer
turn on your receiver
and I'll send you my lighthearted love

If we had decided to leave shore
and set adrift to flourish on the ocean floor
you know what we would have had in store
no love, no infinitely open door

yet should you ever feel that you're still part of me
then say you are a believer
turn on your receiver
and I'll send you my lighthearted love

If I were to write a song for you
no ordinary washed out melody would do
I'd have to come up with something new
but until I do – you can have this one too

Future Ex

I tried to draw the line
but somewhere along the doorway I must have lost my mind
You fly 'till something catches your eye
and suddenly you sit and watch your life go by
but everyday I try
to remember that at some point I thought

"You're an apparition you're a vision fit for gods
and I believe my wish has been fulfilled against all odds"
It takes a politician to connect such distant dots
and say hey you, I'm in love I'm in love!

No, it wasn't supposed to be like this
she don't talk and I don't talk and we don't ever kiss
The way I see it love is either hit or miss
and only now I find that mine is the latter
but what does it matter
when I even have to tell myself that

You're an apparition you're a vision fit for gods
and I believe my wish has been fulfilled against all odds
Let this mutual submission be upheld at any cost;
say hey you, I'm in love I'm in love!

Mountaineer's foot

I watched a tragedy occur and unfold
petrified to the very core of my soul
Who knew I'd never get a chance to grow old
and see new tragedies occur and unfold

I counted hours, counted days and then years
while I gradually succumbed to my fears
became inanimate like lost mountaineers

I tried to scream for help but all I could hear
was the distant echo of a lost mountaineer
I had reached the peak and I was falling
'cause at the top of the world the only way is down

I sensed a growing shortage of oxygen
decreased awareness of the mess I was in
but the view from the world's highest mountain
was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen

I tried to scream for help but all that I heard
was the tragic echo of the loneliest word
I had reached the peak and I was falling
'cause at the top of the world the only way is down

Venetian blinds

Born on the same day
straight outta Norway
given the same name
and both headed your way
And though you were see-through
they managed to see you
Too good to be true!
3-0-0-3-83 too

But you don't deserve her
you prudent observer
you shouldn't go further

When half the time you're half asleep,
what - if you don't mind -
do you expect to find
counting days and counting sheep
waiting in line
trying to hide behind
your venetian blinds

Your twentieth easter
you caught and released her
attempted to please her
but she said 'please take your seat, sir'
Seven years later
you tried to persuade her
but the smooth operator
remains what you made her

Half the time you're half asleep,
what - if you don't mind -
do you expect to find
counting days and counting sheep
waiting in line
trying to hide behind
your white venetian blinds

I was wrong

I woke up expecting nothing
but found badly hidden treats
walked out expecting sunday
but stumbled onto Saturday's crowded streets
My record may have been broken
but was anything but dull
and the words soflty spoken left an echo in my skull

I thought I'd found what I had looked for, but I hadn't
I thought I'd reached a higher ground, but I was wrong
I was wrong!

I walked out expecting riots
but found fireworks and balloons
There were bands on every corner
playing all my favourite tunes
they did Candy's room and Starless
they played Forty-six and 2
they did Strobe, My name is Jonas
and then Peace, I leave with you

I thought I'd found what I had looked for, but I hadn't
I thought I'd found that it had been there all along
There was no doubt in my mind as to what mattered
but I had missed the point again, and I was wrong
I was wrong!

Returnity

Here comes spring again
She's here to bring me down again
teach me how to sing and then
make me wear a frown again

She sings me lullabies
bedtime stories full of lies
I find her dull at times
and she finds me a sullen guy

'Cause every year the images of melting ice and trees in bloom
just fade like pictures hanging by the window of a sunlit room
They fade away they fade away they all just fade away

It gives me the butterflies
to see that flutter in her eye
If I'm to let her die
I'll need a better alibi

My Recurring Dream

Here it is, it's my final call
I'm up against som kind of wall
to come to terms with the fact that I'm just an animal
You've captured me and confronted me
put me out of my misery
tortured me 'till I gladly agree on anything at all

My heart my heart my heart is bursting at the seams
from all of the beauty discarded in search of love supreme
and night after night realizing it's cursed to live by my recurring dream

A new dream
rudely awakes me
and begs me
to hold on
and let go
I'm alive! I'm alive! I'm alive! I'm alive! I'm alive!

Here I am, your old prison guard
The road ahead will be just as hard
And I'm aware that you've already run a marathon
I've bullied you and belittled you
And out of love I have hitherto
had you under my thumb to discern whose side you're really on

My heart my heart my heart is bursting at the seams
from all of the beauty discarded in search of love supreme
and night after night realizing it's cursed to live by my recurring dream

A new dream
rudely awakes me
and begs me
to hold on
and let go
I'm alive! I'm alive! I'm alive! I'm alive! I'm alive!

Broken and burglarized
But you'll keep beating as long as you can
Drunk and devirginized
You still have faith in your holy man
Trembling and traumatized
But you keep running as fast as you can
Vulgar and victimized
But you believe in the promised land

Shakedown 1992

It felt like coming home, but I came home drunk
and you came home drunk
and the beautiful sailboat sunk
But I held on to the wreck in a way that I seldom do
and you held on too
and we held on through

So rest assured tonight
I did my best to prove you right
You're in the clear, I'm in the dark and out of sight

And the more I said, the less you wanted to hear
and you taunted my fear
'till it all became painfully clear
and I told you so, but I'd already said enough
so my head came off
and I'm calling the wedding of

So rest assured tonight
I did my best to prove you right
You're in the clear, I'm in the dark and out of sight

And you bring me back to 1992,1982
and I'm so afraid of you

A Heavy heart

I was blind, but now I see
I see you and I see me
Could it be that you've returned to say
"I am free and you may burn again"
I'm relieved, self-assured and sane tonight

I was caged, but now I'm free
free from pain and misery
I'm amazed that things turned out this way
I erased what I was about to say
Now your face belongs to a distant yesterday

You say that you have a heavy heart
but people are prone to fall apart
As my flesh dissolves the world revolves
and teaches nature's noble art

As this tale remained untold
all its words grew stale and old
I once longed to get this message through
when this song and all its words were new
But now all that's left to say is that

you shouldn't have a heavy heart
'cause people are prone to fall apart
Just let it all go, the ebb and flow will show you
there's no need to be a sorry soul
'cause people are prone to lose control
As our flesh dissolves the world revolves
and teaches nature's noble art

Relax; the mountain will come to you

What now, muhammed?

What have I done
What have I made, what have I turned to gold
I am but one
I am afraid, but I can learn from the bold
What can I do
What can I say, what can I celebrate
What about you
You ran away, out of the track they made

What have I done
What have I made, what have I burned to coal
I am a son
A razorblade incision through your soul
What will I be
What will I look back on when I am old
Beyond the sea
Somebody's laughing at the dice I rolled

Pull yourself together and fall in love with me

christian ballerina come fly away with me
fly me to the moon, let me down and leave me be
now i don't mean to burden you with my uncertainty
but halfway or the highway is the only way, you see

listen to yourself and your ambiguity
the way you talk it sounds just like i'm on bended knee
now i know i'm a good girl and i know that you agree
so pull yourself together now and fall in love with me

just because my head's stuck in 2002
doesn't mean i don't wish i'd fall in love with you
and just because i'm nowhere near prepared to say ‘i do’
doesn't mean that all the things i've told you aren't true

if you're on a quest for divine security
i suggest that you bow down to the referee
now i know i'm a good girl and i know that you agree
so pull yourself together now and fall in love with me
pull yourself together and fall in love with me

Petra Pan

Growing up isn't giving up
It isn't giving in to unspeakable sin
You should know
that none of us are in this so-called game to win
But the state you're in
would indicate that you believe
that there's someone trying to relieve you of
all your hopes and dreams and leave you numb

Tables turn and pre-conceptions burn,
but you just stay as you are
You keep scratching your self-inflicted scar
Letting go of something
isn't letting go of everything
But the state you're in
would indicate that you believe
that there's someone trying to relieve you of
all your hopes and dreams and leave you numb

But there is no one holding a gun
to your head forcing you to run
From this chance you've been given
So just grow up and start living

Fatal conversation

I was once told
how to appear both young and old
How to shape and mold
any situation that might unfold
Words were exchanged
under circumstances that fate arranged
During our embrace
this fatal conversation alledgedly took place

You said:
You take my breath away
And I said:
What does that mean anyway
And you said:
I don't know but I know that you do
please just let me be with you

I once learned
how to escape cause and effect
How to disconnect
from the laws that gods protect
You told me
how to let go and how to be free
C-A-U-S-E A-N-D E-F-F-E-C-T

Relax; the mountain will come to you
Relax; the mountain will come to you
Sit back, calm down, i will comfort you

Salva me

Talk to pretty people and pull their pretty strings
Ask the pretty people to give you pretty wings
until your belly stings from all the needles you've swallowed through the day
I bet that in the evening you lie alone and pray
for someone to take it all away

The road to a meaningful and wonderous life
goes through believing what you know is right
So save me and all the words I've lost along the way

Sail your sea forever if just to watch the stars
Concrete mourns in silence while you project your scars
along with everything you are your lack of meaning in life is juxtaposed
And all this makes you see we're all born and die as ghosts
It's the thought you fear the most

The road to a meaningful and wonderous life
goes through believing what you know is right
So save me and all the words I've lost along the way

Tell me that none of this is true
Tell me the force is strong with you
Tell me that this is what you do
and i'll believe you

Time is of the essence

building a time machine
is easy when you are alone
but sad as it may have been
it got you a dinosaur bone

I'm lee ranaldo and i'm thurston moore
I am the stranger that lurks at you door
and I guarantee that wherever we go
I've been there before

touring the riot scene
to see just how far you've been thrown
but as long as your grass is green
it may just turn you into stone

I'm lee ranaldo and I'm thurston moore
I am the stranger that lurks at you door
and I guarantee that wherever we go
I've been there before

play
hide and seek
kill the freak
with a tear on your cheek
and a smile on your face
fall from grace
into place
spending your days
longing to play...

Back in your bed

For ten minutes you were gone
You'd vanished and I convinced myself you were dead
But then there you were like nothing had happened
And I was back in your bed

You showed me gravity and how to defy it
Became a part of me without ever trying
I miss you and I won't deny it
'cause grief-ridden as they were those days were the best I ever had

I fell overboard and broke the first rule in the book
of love and stupidity
But you cleaned of my sword
I spoke, too scared to even look
Too stupid to see

You showed me gravity and how to defy it
Became a part of me without ever trying
I miss you and I won't deny it
'cause grief-ridden as they were those days were the best I ever had

If all this was part of your plan
of making me prove I'm a man
then hit me as hard as you can,
make me part of your band
It's a modest demand

I showed you my idea, but you wouldn't buy it
Became a parody without ever trying
And will miss you as long as you keep dying

Exploding potion of home

The road is icy
Sky is cold
The streets are empty
and I am old
I tried to live here
Tried to stay
But turned to wither all away

But I face the truth
and try to put myself in the shoes
of those for whom wasted youth isn't even worth talking about

My perceverance is at stake
Your love just isn't mine to make
I tried to tell you
tried to say
I'd hate to let this
just fade away

'Cause under these hills and sheltering mountains
I've lost my skills and my ability to
face the truth and try to put myself in the shoes
of those for whom wasted youth isn't something worth talking about

Katrina

Katrina
How can you do this to me?
I've seen her being washed off to sea
I need her
but she needed oxygen to breathe
And I don't need to have been there
to know he's a tough one to reach

Believers
raise your hands
you'll have turned around by tomorrow
If you'd seen what I've seen
you'd never question my sorrow

In no time
I'm up to my neck in your filth
I won't climb
'cause the levee was never even built
I don't mind drinking the milk that you've spilled
'cause I've lost mine
and all I need is courage and a quilt

Believers
raise your hands
you'll have turned around by tomorrow
If you'd seen what I've seen
you'd never question my sorrow
Believers
turn around!
You'll be safe and sound by tomorrow
If you'd seen what I've seen
you'd never question my sorrow

Katrina…

The end of the day

it's the end of the day
and i think it's safe to say
that i'm ready to go home
all I wonder is why you would ever deny
that you are of flesh and bone

and this is the last song i'll ever write about you
i'm changing the topic into something new

now it's all about me and my
co-dependency
which is of no importance anymore
i see that nothing has changed
into the better, yet i've reached
a temporary shore

and this is the last song…

say goodbye to that which don't do you good

Lullaby

The source of income you may choose will not control you
nor put you in a cage, but merely help you pull through
You say you're void of hopes and dreams, and you're decaying
I could tell you we're invincible, you'd still be saying:

‘Is it all we are?’

The course of history is not easy to alter
Compare them to the sea, your tears will still taste salter
You feel your list of possibilities is shrinking
I could tell you everything is love, you'd still be thinking:

‘Is it all we are?’

«Cold Mailman EP» Reviews: (Norwegian)

«Relax; the mountain will come to you» Reviews: (English)

«Pull yourself together and fall in love with me» Press:

«Relax; the mountain will come to you» Reviews: (Norwegian)

Contact:

  • Band: coldmailbox a gmail.com
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  • Booking: thomas a newkicks.no