30 March 2009

When I Grow Up

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've never liked 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 to 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

Fever Ray - When I Grow Up

Karin Dreijer Andersson'un 'Fever Ray' öncesi 'The Knife' performansı için;

I never knew this could happen to me
I know now fragility
I know there's people who I haven't told
I know of people who are getting old

wish I could speak in just one sweep
what you are and what you mean to me
instead I mumble randomly
you stand by and enlighten me

in a dream I lost my teeth again
calling me woman and half man
yes in a dream all my teeth fell out
a cracked smile and a silent shout
a cracked smile and a silent shout

if I explain it once thoroughly
he'll have you later 'cause it's never free
you were at the gigantic spree
I caught a glimpse now it haunts me
I caught a glimpse now it haunts me

The Knife - Silent Shout

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