This is the fourth time I’m featuring First Aid Kit, Swedish sisters who sing wonderful harmonies. I love their lyrics and music, plus we all need a silver lining somedays, right?
“I don’t want to wait anymore I’m tired of looking for answers
Take me some place where there’s music and there’s laughter
I don’t know if I’m scared of dying but I’m scared of living too fast, too slow
Regret, remorse, hold on, oh no I’ve got to go
There’s no starting over, no new beginnings, time races on
And you’ve just gotta keep on keeping on
Gotta keep on going, looking straight out on the road
Can’t worry ’bout what’s behind you or what’s coming for you further up the road
I try not to hold on to what is gone, I try to do right what is wrong
I try to keep on keeping on
Yeah I just keep on keeping on …”
Have a great week, everyone,
This is the third time I’m featuring First Aid Kit, Swedish sisters who sing wonderful harmonies. I’m in New York City enjoying the Memorial Day long weekend, Fleet Week, and time with family and friends.
This classic tune written by Paul Simon is a reminder that the themes of optimism and hope never grow old. I thought its melancholic mood a fitting one as Americans remember those who died serving in the United States armed forces.
Enjoy the sweet sound and lyrics of “America” and have a good week ahead,
This is the second time I’m featuring First Aid Kit, a Swedish duo made up of two sisters. It’s also the the first of October and my return to Musical Mondays from a brief hiatus.
Though I can’t seem to stop crying while listening to it, I love the lyrics and beautiful harmonies of this song. It’s hard to believe another summer has gone by.
Here is “Emmylou.”
“Oh the bitter winds are comin’ in,
And I’m already missin’ the summer.
Stockholm’s cold but I’ve been told
I was born to endure this kind of weather.
When it’s you I find like a ghost in my mind,
I am defeated and I gladly wear the crown.
I’ll be your Emmylou and I’ll be your June
If you’ll be my Gram and my Johnny too.
No, I’m not askin’ much of you
Just sing little darlin’, sing with me.
Now so much I know that things just don’t grow
If you don’t bless them with your patience
And I’ve been there before I held up the door
For every stranger with a promise
But I’m holding back, that’s the strength that I lack
Every morning keeps returning at my window
And it brings me to you and I won’t just pass through
But I’m not asking for a storm …”
First Aid Kit is a Swedish duo made up of sisters, Johanna and Klara Söderberg from Enskede, a southern suburb of Stockholm. They sing beautiful harmonies in the tradition of Fleet Foxes. “When I Grow Up” was written by Swedish singer, Fever Ray.
“… When I grow up, I want to be a forester
Run through the moss on high heels
That’s what I’ll do, throwing out a boomerang
Waiting for it to come back to me
When I grow up, I want to live near the sea
Crab claws and bottles of rum
That’s what I’ll have staring at the seashell
Waiting for it to embrace me …”