Stories behind the songs: Alice
One hot summer back in -06, strolling down the beach in Gröndal where me and Fred lived temporarily, I met Alice.
She came to me slowly like a fever that doesn't want to break out. She was an echo of the several festivals and concerts we had visited in recent weeks.
To be honest, I had been thinking alot about using a name in a song for a while. The name "Alice" was brilliant - easy to sing and the references to the wonderland and all that simply appealed to me.
The character Alice, of course, is based on a real person from my life but I like to keep song and reality apart from eachother. So I won't reveal who it is. Reality is simply not very interesting in this case.
The song is about leaving old releations behind or failing to motivate people to come with you to the other side. It's designed as a letter back to one's past asking for understanding or perhaps forgiveness.
It think the song is alot better than our performance in this recorded version from -07, or so. At least it's on my list for re-makes I think we should do sometime in the future.
So, please, help yourself:
Eating Pebble - Alice