Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Swedes Have it

Seriously, how come I always love Swedish pop? How do they get crack into their music?

My friend Dainon and I like to trade CD's and this track by Peter Bjorn and John featuring totally intoxicating vocals by Victoria Bergsman is so far the standout of his latest round. The first time through I thought, "well this is a fun!", the second time I thought, "oh, well it's really sexy too", then the lyrics started to seep into my brain and now I pretty much love it. First of all, I'm a total sucker for boy/girl dialogue in a song. And this one starts with a worry anyone with a little relationship baggage can understand

if i told you things i did before
told you how i used to be
would you go along with someone like me
if you knew my story word for word
had all of my history
would you go along with someone like me

and then she responds

i did before and had my share
it didn't lead nowhere
i would go along with someone like you
it doesn't matter what you did
who you were hanging with
we could stick around and see this night through

alright, so they are kinda diggin' each other then which is cool. So you know where this is going

and we don't care about the young folks
talkin' bout the young style
and we don't care about the old folks
talkin' 'bout the old style too
and we don't care about our own faults
talkin' 'bout our own style
all we care 'bout is talking
talking only me and you

she gets little nervous about how this might turn out

usually when things have gone this far
people tend to disappear
no one will surprise me unless you do

but she shouldn't be because he doesn't appear to be going anywhere

i can tell there's something goin' on
hours seems to disappear
everyone is leaving i'm still with you

all together now...

it doesn't matter what we do
where we are going to
we can stick around and see this night through

So besides lyrics that perfectly describe why there is nothing in the world that is as fun as a new relationship, there is also whistling! and fantastic drums! and it's discreetly sexy! I could not possibly have a bigger crush on anything than I do on this song right now.


Rod Clifford said...

Well, it ain't ABBA, but it ain't Big Swede and the Pickled Herrings either, so...

Got a little extra time on our hands, do we, Kate?

k8 said...

listen dad, i have one person to blame for my music addiction and that's the one who played me the guitar while i was in the womb. it's not "extra" time, it's "i have no choice" time.

Rod Clifford said...

Yeah, I know. Guess you got me on that one.

Dainon said...

It's okay that I heard them playing this tune in the GAP today, right? I mean, it was a GAP in Manhattan, so that adds some credibility?

Whatever, the song still rules. And of course you're smart enough to know that. And I love you for seeing so clearly.

k8 said...

well the thing is that i heard an Enon song in the GAP one time so I prefer to think that the person picking the playlists for them is just a like-minded soul messing with middle america little bit.

CoCo said...

umm how does that go ... judge not that ye be not judged, because who loves Alcazar?!

Kylie said...

I'm a sucker for conversation songs as well. One of my friends made a compilation entirely OF boy/girl conversation songs. It's great!

Anyway, it's true. Swedes are the best. We saw 2 fantastic Swedish bands while visiting London and both were SO much fun.

gretel said...

yay for scandinavians! yes, swedish bands are awesome!