You're looking
For me in the demonstration
Well I have already lost patience
You might find me sitting by
On the pavement

Maybe not cause I have shrunk
I fell in love with a punk
And she took my breath
Now there's nothing left

But love enough to feed a family
I just want to feed Emily
With lukewarm English beer
And vegan pancakes

I saw her in the anti-war demonstration
Was a sweet sensation of love

When I was sixteen
I hung out with the kids who lacked it
And the punks who were born and let her jacket
The kind of punks that place themselves in brackets

She was one of them back then
She was somebody's girlfriend
And I was no one
I had nothing

And the skies were clear blue skies
And her eyes were clear blue eyes
And her thighs were about the same size as mine

And we were walking
In the anti-war demonstration
Was a sweet sensation of love
Of love

It was a sweet sensation of love...


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    General CommentThe kind of punks that were born in leather jackets

    not "and the punks who were born and let her jacket" what the hell does that mean?

    Anyway... great song.
    Jens Lekman is good and from Gothenburg, as me :)
    en_burkon April 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit should be "were born in leather jackets," instead of "were born and let her jacket."
    decepticonon May 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree...it should be "were born in leather jacket" Jens Pronounce this clearly.
    anyway..i really can't understand the meaning of this song.
    "You're looking." who is 'you'?
    i know 'me' refers to jens himself, and emily is the punk girl? right?
    c h i e won June 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti have the feeling that the song goes backward. he starts in the end of the relationship (when he has lost his patience with the anti-war stuff) and start when he was part of the gang, she was with someone else and her thighs were about the same size as his.
    fcoon July 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentah!
    and the one "looking" will be his new girlfriend
    fcoon July 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think at the beginning Jens is with this girl (the you in "you're looking..") but the relationship is coming to an end and he wants out ("i have already lost patience"). Then, at the demonstration, he sees this girl from his youth (emily) who he once loved but "back then she was somebody's girlfriend" and he was "no one" to her. And when he sees her again it's the "sweet sensation of love" because suddenly he's 16 again and those feelings come rushing back.

    Wether or not he actually get together with Emily I have no idea, and I don't think it's necessarily important either. In my opinion it's a song about idolizing and adoring someone from afar, and maybe that's exactly what he's doing that time at the demonstration as well, and nothing really changed over the years.
    Radionauton May 21, 2013   Link

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