"Picnic On The Moon" as written by Anneli Drecker and Geir Bjornar Jenssen....
Have I ever told you what I feel?
About what's to come and why we live
Ever since I was a little kid
I've been cautious and I've sealed my lips

But then I found this the book inside a drawer
A girl treasuring thoughts
Here's what I wrote:
That one day, we will fly

Together in a baron's balloon
Straight up into the air
And when er have arrived
We'll take a little picnic on the moon

And watch the earth below
I'm lost again
Needing a friend
'Cause I'm so alone

For the last time the sun is rising
I have a feeling
It's time we talk about it
'Cause I'm still on my own

I'm so alone


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"Picnic on the Moon" as written by Geir Bjornar Jenssen Anneli Drecker

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    I understand this to be a story of an adult looking back at their inner child vis-a-vis an old diary. While they remember being cautious:

    Ever since I was a little kid
    I've been cautious and I've sealed my lips

    ...upon further inspection they remember their head was in the clouds, dreaming of an escape to the moon and watch their world from above:

    one day, we will fly
    Together in a baron's balloon
    Straight up into the air
    And when er have arrived
    We'll take a little picnic on the moon
    And watch the earth below

    Realising this, the narrator may be looking around at their present day to find that this magic has long been extinguished and they feel alone:

    I'm lost again
    Needing a friend
    'Cause I'm so alone

    So alone. But it is not yet too late, as they seem to be confiding in someone and it seems it is possible to still revitalise this sense of awe:

    I have a feeling
    It's time we talk about it
    'Cause I'm still on my own

    This achievement, in my view, is reflected in the final repetition: it is less a desperate plea as it is confiding of their sense of anguish.


    I only recently discovered Bel Canto, but wowie. They are incredibly atmospheric, and a sense of existential peril runs throughout their music.
    henryl6on May 02, 2016   Link

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