Music across borders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(This entry is dedicated to a bearded man close to me)

Pablo Picasso

 

 

Sweden has not only a big export music industry. We have also many great singers and song writers, influenced from all parts of the world – not at least US and jazz and blues music. Totta Näslund (1945- 2005) was a great Swedish blues singer. Ulf Dageby is one of our great song writers.

I have many music favourites following me over time and this is one of them, sang by Totta and with lyrics  by Ulf Dageby:

 

När du kommer hem till mig (When you’re coming home to me)
Swedish lyrics & music: Ulf Dageby (the English translation on this entry  is by me)

When you’re coming home to me
I can see you from my window
On the rainy road you’re visible now
through my water patterned window

It has been silent and empty here,
but a radio’s music filter sound
consoled me when it hurt too much,
and I’d walked too many yards around

All memories knocked on the door today,
and ghosts have gone through my rooms.
But when you’re coming home to me
The anxiety will never blooms.

I see you on the street so close now
and the curtain sews golden seams,
the rain becomes a silver wine
that quenches all bad dreams.
—-
All memories knocked on the door today,
and ghosts have gone through my rooms.
But when you’re coming home to me
The anxiety will never blooms.

I see you on the street so close now
and the curtain sews golden seams,
the rain becomes a silver wine
that quenches all bad dreams.
——
When you’re coming home to me
I can see you from my window
On the rainy road your’e visible now
through water patterned window

 

 

 

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