Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Song of the day

Eldkvarn - Fulla För Kärlekens Skull
from the album Svart Blogg (2007)

This song is the sound of heartbreak. But it's not only heartbreaking, in a special way it's also quite uplifting. Kind of the Swedish equivalent to Bruce Springsteen's The River. The feeling of the way my hair raises on my back and give me goosebumps when mr. Springsteen deliver the lines "Is a dream a lie if it don't come true, or is it something worse?" all comes back to me when I hear this song and especially these lines:

Nånstans slog klockan fyra
Och ute faller regn
Jag reser om en timme
Maria sover än
Vi satt på Rörstrandsgatan
Igår kväll och drack vin
Hösten fyllde våra hjärtan
Två älskande var vi
Och väskan är redan packad
Men jag vill inte gå
Hur lämnar man den man älskar?
Jag kommer aldrig att förstå
Det fanns en tid för länge sen
när mitt hjärta var av sten
Jag kunde lämna allt och alla
jag bara bytte roll och scen
Nu rullar tårar nerför kinden
när jag kör ut genom Söder Tull
Ikväll ska jag bli full för kärlekens skull..

To those of you who don't understand swedish, I wish I could have translated it but I'm afraid I'll only ruin it. Sorry. To the rest of you, let's drink and celebrate that we all live and love.

2 comments:

tone almhjell said...

I hear you.

Anonymous said...

the treehouse song

When I woke
I took the backdoor to my mind
and then I spoke
I counted all of the good things you are

and that list of charms was
longer than my chain of broken hearts
and when the day was done
I figured I had already lost
from the start, from the start

I was gonna love you till the end of all daytime
and I was gonna keep all our secret signs and our lullabies
I was made to believe that our love would grow old
we were gonna live in a treehouse and make babies
and we were gonna bury our ex-lovers and their ghosts
baby we were made of gold

so many times
we drank fine wine in one swallow
and in those late nights
we painted our walls bright yellow

and still that list of charms was
longer than my chain of broken hearts
and when the day was done
I figured I had already lost
from the start, from the start


I was gonna love you till the end of all daytime
and I was gonna keep all our secret signs and our lullabies
I was made to believe that our love would grow old
we were gonna live in a treehouse and make babies
and we were gonna bury our ex-lovers and their ghosts
baby we were made of gold