Deaf Havana; Cassiopeia. Oh Berlin my love, I’ve got you underneath my skin
Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire; Berlin. Berlin, you took me in when I needed you most. I promise we’ll always be close.
Kent; Berlin. Du är liv. Du är dom långa milen mot Berlin. [English: You are life. You are the many miles to Berlin.]
If this was Sandman and I was Constantine, it’d be a sign of something for sure. Less sure what that something would be.
PS. A favorite line out of all the lines ever is in the Kent track: Dom viskar: Du är tidlös men dom menar omodern, En elakhet som blir den ultimata komplimangen. [English: They whisper: You’re timeless, but they mean obsolete, A spiteful remark turned into the ultimate compliment.]
#37 A song with more than 5 words in the title
You know how sometimes you watch something on the telly and a song comes on and it’s so pretty and you’ve got literally no idea what it is?
That’s when I wonder how people ever got by without the internet.
I was watching the Kent documentary and this song came on: Young as the morning, old as the sea by Passenger. Which I obviously didn’t know at the time. Because I would not have given it the time of day.
Up until this point I’ve hated Passenger with a passion. Why? I’ve a vague recolleciton of some song they played on the radio I just couldn’t stand, but mainly because to me, Passenger was the name of a project In Flames’s Anders Fridén was involved in. How very dare he steal that name? (Yes no, when it comes to In Flames I make no sense.)
And also. This day and age, don’t you google the name you’re considering before taking it on?
#14 A song that reminds you of a family member
I’ve thought long and hard about this. And I was really going to go with a different song and a different family member.
But then I was listening to Kent’s Skogarna. Invariably thinking about how hitherdither just doesn’t like Kent at all. (Admittedly not immediate family, but family nonetheless!)
..which is why it seemed kind of funny. To pick Kent.
I mean like honestly. Do you hate Hjärta too?
I don’t know why I ask. I can see how you would’t like Kent. I didn’t; at first.
Actually, both of my other picks were also songs that other family members don’t like. Funny that.