Open carry aches

Opening Friday 11/01:  19:00
Also open Saturday 12/01 and Sunday 13/01: 14:00 – 18:00




Melanie Kitti (SWE) is currently an MFA student at the Oslo National Academy of Fine Art.

Sophie de Rohan Birkeland, graduating creative writing student at Westerdals, has written music and lyrics in occasion of the exhibition.

Sophie will perform the song in the exhibition space at 20.00.


It’s a Lonesome Time Being Lonesome

Music and lyrics: Sophie de Rohan Birkeland



Mama, I’ve been out riding since spring

Left without notice, left you on your own

But the sunset had started to sting

And the sunrise has followed me home


Mama, I met a boy by the canyon

I don’t think you’d like him, but I hoped you could

I’ve never once had a companion

You taught me that I never would



Oh, I ain’t easy to love, I said

And I ain’t easy to hold, he said

He said this life is above my bend

It’s a lonesome time being lonesome



Mama, he had a heavy life to carry

And you gave me one of my own

He cried saying we’d never marry

Our curse is being alone



Oh, I can’t give you a home, he said

And I can’t give you a life, I said

Oh, the full blooded moon on the roof of the saloon

It’s a lonesome time being lonesome



Mama, I’m not the girl you expected

But I’m growing into my own

Never wanted and never protected

But I pray you’ll let me come home



Oh, I’m sorry I left you alone so long

But Mama, you told me I don’t belong

Now my boots are soft and my hat is gone

And I’ve been riding dusk till dawn

It’s been a lonesome time being lonesome







Kunstnernes Hus, Wergelandsveien 17, Oslo


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January 7, 2019
Written by Akademirommet