The weather this summer, the fires in Sweden and other countries, the alarm that the experts raise have me really concerned about life on Earth.
Some years ago I wrote a song, Discover the flower in you, and I am happy for this for the song I would write now would be just a scream. To wake up, to make the leaders of the world see that this is the last chance.
The song is quite sad but with a ray of hope, everyone can discover the love to nature inside them. Now we have to be warriors and fight for our planet so that our children can experience the life on earth as we have had.
Some of the lyrics of the song (which also is on Spotify if you prefer):
Discover the flower in you
Lately I’ve been thinking about,
whatever is happening to us,
somehow we fear for the truth,
it’s like we get what we choose.
Lately I’ve been worrying about,
unthoughtfully I make decisions.
This is not a silly game,
nothing will ever be the same.
Discover the flower in you, discover the flower in you, discover the flower in you, take the chance, take the chance!
From 2011, and the song became a single in 2012, I performed at a café in Uppsala. I was so nervous! This was my first performance as a solo artist and playing an instrument alone. I still remember how scared I was but I made it and now it’s so easy for me to perform in front of people! That’s so amazing and it can happen to you too if you just exercise and exercise.
// Ett throwback moment (jag är hemma med liten bebis så det passar att minnas tillbaka!) från 2011 när jag spelade på ett litet café i Uppsala, låten Made of things, som jag sedan släppte som singel. Jag var så nervös för att det var första gången jag spelade som soloartist i Sadness Theory och jag minns fortfarande hur rädd jag var! Nu har jag så lätt att spela framför andra så det är svårt att tro att jag är samma människa.
Verkar som det blir ett fint festivalväder framåt helgen!
Jag kliver upp på Kulturalla-scenen bakom Orangeriet klockan 12.30 på Lördag 23/5 tillsammans med min man Magnus. Vi spelar ett par låtar innan nästa band fortsätter så var gärna där i tid! På botaniska trädgården i Uppsala.
This is an amazing song from a really good band, The Cure. So Goth, so poetic, so epic. The video is also cool and kind of creepy:
on candystripe legs spiderman comes
softly through the shadow of the evening sun
stealing past the windows of the blissfully dead
looking for the victim shivering in bed
searching out fear in the gathering gloom and
suddenly! a movement in the corner of the
room! and there is nothing i can do when i
realise with freight that the spiderman is having
me for dinner tonight
quietly he laughs and shaking his head creeps
closer now closer to the foot of the bed and
softer than shadow and quicker than flies his
arms are all around me and his tongue in my
eyes “be still be calm be quiet now my precious
boy don’t struggle like that or i will only love
you more for it’s much too late to get away or
turn on the light the spiderman is having you
for dinner tonight”
and i feel like i’m being eaten by a thousand
million shivering furry holes and i know that in
the morning i will wake up in the shivering cold
and the spiderman is always hungry…