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Hen house

Part I, Saturday It’s the weekend after Sweden voted for new leaderships in counties and parliament. The mandates for the parliament after the final statement is 144-143 to the favor of red/green bloc, but Swedish Democrats receives 62 mandates. The … Continue reading

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Dressed in white (listening to J M Baule)

DE BLANCO ME VESTIRÉ José Mª Baulenas 2000 jmbaule.bandcamp.com TRANSLATIONS BY ME TO SWEDISH AND ENGLISH, original lyrics below the video I vitt ska jag klä mig Jag har en soluppgång målad i mina minnen, många kärlekar, glömskor och en … Continue reading

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An eloquent man

He once began as an eloquent young man with very little to say. What people liked then and still like with his novels is hard to say. But even if his admirers normally are no bookworms, they seems able to … Continue reading

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I’m sorry

Was I stupid, or was it you who misled me on purpose? No matters! We have all our desires. And I don’t want to blame any of us, but to say “I’m sorry it became as it became”. As these … Continue reading

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That old song

                You have loved that old song “Missing you” too long and too much and then you got so much of it you just had to get it out of your system as … Continue reading

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Zelda’s bad dreams (that came true)

I’ve got dreams, dreams to remember Many, many dreams Hard dreams and bad dreams to remember I dreamed one day I won’t to be with you that you were so far away an air plane could not reach you I … Continue reading

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A perfect woman’s dilemma

              Through the sound of murmuring voices from people in audiences who talk and walk and eat and dance and maybe don’t care of anything that matters strong voices sings from the big scenes … Continue reading

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(The gown) Lyrics to It’s all wrong, but it’s alright by Eddie Hinton

              Nobel  Award Ceremony December 10, 2017. The men got the prizes and the money and the ladies contributed with glamour and beautiful gowns. Yes, 2017! I think the Swedish Minister of Finances Magdalena … Continue reading

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Eddie Hinton, Cover me, lyrics

Eddie Hinton Cover me (written by Eddie Hinton and Marlin Greene) Cover me cover me spread your precious love me and love me oh, can’t you see the need in me oh cover me (cover me) Hide me, hide me … Continue reading

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What makes you happy, some notes about how to interpret lyrics and poetry

When you are young you brag with knowing as many tea labels as possible. Or beer brands. And how to drink it. You know best. You brag about how many poets you have read and talk insightful about something in… … Continue reading

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Lonely swan dreams in November (haiku)

It don’t come easy – November sun and swan dreams! Where did it all go?      

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The lyrics to “Lady Of The Rose” sung by Emmylou Harris 1970

This is a song from Emmylou Harris  youth. I don’t know if she is the songwriter. A video of an event with her on a TV show  1970 was published on Youtube this year. She never recorded this song. And … Continue reading

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A love story in summary

First you got me miss you Then you got me love you You indeed got me to sing Ending, you got me crying    

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Ride the river in this boat

(Sometimes I’m all mixed up, tottered between longing love and resentment, Paradise in Hell.) Woke up this morning realizing I have opened a line, giving a tool through which he can continue to treat me with his old habitual manner … Continue reading

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He was twenty and I was eighteen

He was twenty and I was eighteen and he drove a truck on free time to make some money and sometimes when he went for long drives over a weekend I was there with him in the cab. For him … Continue reading

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Hurry my love, hurry to love…

Birgitta Ulfsson, actor and theater director, died last Sunday October 8, 2017. She became 89 years old. (Born 1928). I didn’t know Birgitta Ulfsson personally, but I became sad to read that she had passed away as if she had … Continue reading

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To be Beyoncé…

To be Beyoncé, a miracle it would be! Be so to say her and wake up in bright morning light, with her perfect thighs, like a goddess alike, sexuality for sale. But if her thighs were mine, but they couldn’t … Continue reading

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Life is what happens in the background

life is what happens in the background a wagtail chirping outside your window and you don’t know it’s my lonely soul words are written on its wings, tales of lovers like you and me, forever apart from each other, but … Continue reading

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A rainy day in Sweden

I can’t find high quality cat food nearby I live, so I must go for an hour’s bus tour to and fro to a shopping mall outside town. And so I did Wednesday September 20th. I hate it and this … Continue reading

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Nostalgia (2) (Love hurts)

And this is what we accomplished: hurted hearts! As you hurt me and I hurt you, yet no harm meant: gore! “You’re the victim of your crime”!       Francis Cabrel – Si tu la croises un jour – … Continue reading

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The Rowan Berries (a sour-sweet love story)

In the month of August, when the berries on rowan trees ripen bright reddish, love tends to run off my life, likewise this year. The days are still sunny and warm, but it darkens earlier in the evening and nights … Continue reading

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Songbird

When I woke up last Sunday afternoon from my daily nap I could vaguely hear a melancholy voice singing in my head. It happens to me at times I  can hear a tiny tune like that for my inner ear … Continue reading

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“You’ll be President”, Swedish rock music in the 1980s

“Imperiet” (in translation = the Empire) was a Swedish rockband during the years 1981 – 1988. The leader was sing and songwriter Joakim Thåström, born 1957. Thåström has after the time in rockband and earlier in punkband worked as a … Continue reading

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Music across borders

                  (This entry is dedicated to a bearded man close to me)     Sweden has not only a big export music industry. We have also many great singers and song writers, … Continue reading

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1967 or 2017 – it’s the same lonely story

          Year 1967 or 2017, 18 or 68 years old – it’s the same story now as in the past. I’m left on my own alone with my books and my poetry and love is still … Continue reading

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What to do when the thrill is gone?

  She once had a crush on him. He hadn’t a clue but went after some blonde called Emma or Ruth or something, treating him like shit. She forgot him but she was still searching for something to hang on … Continue reading

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In the silence bubble

I woke up late today at lunchtime and now it’ll soon be evening and I sit here moved by a French song I’ve translated to Swedish. It was released 37 years ago and I don’t understand French except for “je’taime”. … Continue reading

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Move forward! / En Marche! / Shosholoza (Love a little more)

          No one hates as much as the one who has been rejected, but us all gets there at times. You better let it go! You can’t force someone to join you. Learn to live and … Continue reading

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Walking today on a stony beach of doubts

I live in a lushy greenery area, but I don’t believe in cosy things today. Today I long for living by the sea at a stony beach and no loose sand between my toes. It’s cold outdoors, but the sun … Continue reading

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If I were a lesbian?

I’m not in general attracted to women. But as a girl child I dreamed about look like Audrey Hepburn. (A very unrealistic dream!) As older I like the Joan Jett look. So I must fancy a certain female look? Yet … Continue reading

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Thank you Chuck, thank you all musicians…

Chuck Berry died March 17 at age 90. I’m so happy for artists like him and Etta James and all those other musicians and singers which brings joy and courage to my heart even the bad days – particularly the bad days.

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Fallen Angel

Lately I have been listening a lot to Tracy Chapman. I love her lyrics, but one line in a song annoyed me: “I received an honest answer / When a lie would do”. Because personally, I can’t cope with lies … Continue reading

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The path to the ponds nearby my home and heart

Are you sure life is like a path and not like a duck swimming in the pond begging you for a bread? Are you certain living is about goals and successes and not to be like a duck swimming in … Continue reading

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Lost heart

I knew right, but I made it wrong. You knew wrong but made what was right, now you’re gone. You said “love” and you said “forever” but it was just words you spread around like lost leaves in a wind. … Continue reading

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Ball and chain

            Do I believe he ever loved me? Well, I believe he thought he did! I think he still does, because you can’t turn off love like you turn off a water tap. But I … Continue reading

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On the road again

Too often I feel I’m on a road going nowhere, and that I’m always judged never good enough to be loved, tears flowing down my body richly as rain in the gutters on neat house walls cute decorated with plants. … Continue reading

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Lifting me higher and lovelier

        Maybe I will be lucky and someone else comes my way, but “someone else” can never be him. But the thought does not hurt anymore. Yet, what lingers will not be good. That to say – … Continue reading

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I have a cold in my soul

        I woke up again today with a cold in my soul. When will this bluesy flu let me be free? I went down town the other day and I saw a man in a wheelchair with … Continue reading

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Giving sadness a room

            Sadness constantly dwells with me – never seems to leave me. But fought, it sucks up the air and lower my mobility. Maybe I should give sadness a space – a blue room of … Continue reading

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A man an his guitar

              He has a smile in his eyes, his lips want to deny. And the twinkle in my eye, might be a reflection of a guy. It is a dream hardly to be told. … Continue reading

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9:34 and I’m ready for my morning coffee

9:34 and I’m ready for coffee I have gravels in my eyes and I’m tired of talking more about live long, if I’d die tomorrow – it’s okay with me, no more to say! No pills for me… I woke … Continue reading

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I can’t quit you, buddy!

A tribute to a friend and to blues music. I love Buddy Guy and blues music.       Oh buddy, what will I do the time you’re gone! Sure, we’re “just friends” with no obligations, acquaintances for some time … Continue reading

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We talked and we talked

        We talked and we talked and the more we talked less we listened, finally we weary withdrew to our own bowl, mutely looking through glass on each other, similar

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Thoughts on October 1, 2016 (flying like the Albatross)

As the new day begin, it ends here. No more tears for what is not there, no more fears, let nothing scares. What is, is maybe not enough, but it’s still something. The sunbeams touches me so gently and a … Continue reading

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I miss the love that was not

      I miss not you, but I miss the love that was not I miss not you, but the one you said you were I miss not you, but the love I richly deserves If only one single … Continue reading

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