Fever Ray : When I Grow Up [2006] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Η κυρία Karin Dreijer, από το σουηδικό νουέτο The Knife, έχει επιλέξει να παράσχει καλλιτεχνικό άλλοθι στην woke culture. Χαλάλι της γιατί το κάνει, συχνά, με χαριτωμένο τρόπο.
Εδώ την ακούμε σε ρόλο θηλυκού Eno απ’ τα early ‘70s – το ίδιο το κομμάτι είναι ένα είδος ευφυούς αναγραμματισμού του “Baby’s On Fire”. Από το φερώνυμο πρώτο της άλμπουμ ως Fever Ray.

Mrs Karin Dreijer, member of the Swedish duo The Knife, has chosen to provide an artistic alibi to woke culture. So be it, she often does it in a charming way.
Here we have her sounding like a female Eno from the early ’70s – the track itself is kind of a subtle anagram of “Baby’s On Fire”. From her self titled debut album as 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 a seashell
Waiting for it to embrace me
I put my soul into what I do
Last night I drew a funny man
With dog eyes and a hanging tongue
It goes way back
I never like that sad look
From someone who wants to be loved by you
I’m very good with plants
When my friends are away
They let me keep the soil moist
On the seventh day I rest
For a minute or two
Then back on my feet and call for you
You’ve got cucumbers on your eyes
Too much time spent on nothing
Waiting for a moment to arise
The face in the ceiling
And arms too long
I’m waiting for him to catch me
Waiting for you to embrace me, oh-oh ❞


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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!