"Ikaros" as written by and Bjorn Svante Afzelius....
När jag tänker tillbaka på min barndom
Ser jag skräckbilder tydligast av allt
Ja, de gånger de skrämde eller slog mig
Är de minnen som hårdast sitter fast
För som barn tar man kärleken för given;
Allting annat är mot ens natur
I den stund man tar steget ut i livet
Är man bara ett tillgivet djur

Ändå står snart de vuxna där och pekar
Ut den riktning de tycker man skall ta
Alla drömmar de själva har förvägrats
Vill de förverkliga genom sina barn
Är man lydig belönas man och hyllas
Revolterar man mister man allt
Ingen älskar ett barn som inte lyckas
Ingen älskar ett barn som är starkt

Men vem besitter förmågan att veta
Vad som ryms i en ny individ?
Och vem kan säg' till nån annan hur lyckan ser ut
Vem kan säg' vad nån annan vill bli?

Låt dina blommor slå rot där det finns jordmån
Låt dina växter får leva där de trivs
Lås inte in dina plantor i ett drivhus
Låt de få slippa ett onaturligt liv
Låt den du älskar få pröva sina vingar
En dag så flyger din älskade rätt
Vill du bli respekterad av din avbild
Så får du visa din avbild respekt


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"Ikaros" as written by Bjorn Svante Afzelius

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    TranslationThis song is arguably one of Björn Azfelius' best, so it's a shame it hasn't got a translation. The theme of the song is universal and more people ought to know what's it about.
    This is a rather literal and sloppy translation I put together just now, but if anyone's interested I'll write a more thorough one. Keep in mind that I'm not a native english speaker.

    When I reminisce about my childhood
    The horror pictures stand out the most
    Yes, the times they scared or beat me
    Are the memories hardest stuck
    For as a child you take love for granted;
    Everything else is against your nature
    The moment you take a step out in life
    You're just a devoted animal

    Yet soon are the adults there and pointing
    In the direction they think you should take
    All of the dreams that they were denied
    They want to actualize through their children
    If you're obedient you're rewarded and revered
    If you revolt you lose everything
    No one loves a child that doesn't succeed
    No one loves a child that's strong

    But who has the ability to know
    All of the things a new individual is comprised of
    And who can tell another what happiness looks like
    Who can say what someone wants to become?

    Let your flowers grow where there's soil
    Let your plants live where they'll thrive
    Don't lock your plants inside a greenhouse
    Spare them an unnatural life
    Let the people you love try their wings
    One day your love will fly right
    If you want to be respected by your child
    Show your child respect
    Viarbetarnaon April 12, 2015   Link

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