"Emmylou" as written by Klara Maria S�derberg and Johanna Kajsa S�derberg....
Oh the bitter winds are coming in
And I'm already missing the summer
Stockholm's cold but I've been told
I was born to endure this kind of weather
When it's you I find like a ghost in my mind
I am defeated and I gladly wear the crown

I'll be your Emmylou and I'll be your June
If you'll be my Gram and my Johnny too
No, I'm not asking much of you
Just sing little darling, sing with me

Now so much I know that things just don't grow
If you don't blessed them with your patience
And I've been there before I held up the door
For every stranger with a promise

But I'm holding back, that's the strength that I lack
Every morning keeps returning at my window
And it brings me to you and I won't just pass through
But I'm not asking for a storm

I'll be your Emmylou and I'll be your June
If you'll be my Gram and my Johnny too
No, I'm not asking much of you
Just sing little darling, sing with me

And yes I might have lied to you
You wouldn't benefit from knowing of the truth
I was frightened but I held fast
I need you now at long last

I'll be your Emmylou and I'll be your June
If you'll be my Gram and my Johnny too
No, I'm not asking much of you
Just sing little darling, sing with me

I'll be your Emmylou and I'll be your June
If you'll be my Gram and my Johnny too
No, I'm not asking much of you
Just sing little darling, sing with me
Just sing little darling, sing with me


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"Emmylou" as written by Johanna Kajsa Soederberg Johanna Kajsa S�derberg

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    General CommentGram Parsons and Emmylou Harris weren't romantically involved. He was her mentor and he died an early death. I think that reference is not so much about the love aspect of the song but an homage to their musical influences.

    The fact that June Cash was also a musician, no doubt influenced by the great Johnny, speaks further to the interpretation of this song being about music and musical influence. They are the "ghost in [First Aid Kit's] mind"
    chqon April 04, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song. Breaks my heart, though.
    iquitmysceneon March 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationCurrently i'm going through quite a tough breakup, so what i get from this song is quite sad
    its about feeling disappointment that the other in a relationship won't try even though you will, "No i'm not asking much of you"
    They don't want much, just a bit more effort "I'm not asking for a storm"
    Emmylou, Graham and Johnny + June refers to the famous couples that had rocky relationships but made it work.
    Its also about realisation of how much they need that other person, what they had underestimated previously, "I need you now at long last"
    But that other person keeps plaguing their thoughts, and they cannot hide it "I am defeated and I gladly wear the crown"
    beautiful song
    herpyderpon March 08, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree partially with chq and partially with herpyderp on this-- Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris were never romantically involved; they just supported one another in the music (and I suppose you could say that they had a good friendship). However, June and Johnny Cash were romantically involved as well as supportive of one another in the music. In the song, [First Aid Kit] is asking the person towards whom it is directed to be [their] Gram and "Johnny too". So perhaps, they're asking for the partner to be a supportive friend/mentor, and also their romantic partner. I would have agreed more with chq's interpretation completely had it not been for the stanza starting with, "And yes I might have lied to you"... Which hints at a more intimate beckoning than simply a joining of musical interests.
    Eudaimonia24thon January 25, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's amazing what treasures we find on the internet.
    These Söderberg sibling's are equally amazing.
    Thank you GOD.
    Tictocon September 17, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs they said in the Polar Music Prize this song is about the joy of singing with the person you love :)
    TateDonon September 16, 2017   Link

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