"747 (english)" as written by Joakim Herbert Berg, Harri Kalervo Manty, Markus Mikael Mustonen, Sami Petteri Sirvio and Martin Harry Skold....
Tystnad
Tunnel, avfart
När taxametern slagits på
Försvinner allt I regnet
Utan spår
& som en viskning
Ser Vi syner nu igen
Det här är nåt
Som inte ens har hänt?
Tystnad
En rökfri viskning
Det är exakt vad vi vill ha
Det luftkonditionerade ljudet
Av fart
Do är värd att dö för
Ni kan skratta om Ni vill
Håna oss Vi rör oss Ni står still?
Lyssnar
Stel & fastspänd
& när paniken bryter ut
Ler do svagt
Och viskar till Mig do
Är värd att dö för
Men mot gummi, glas & metalll
Betyder ett mirakel inget alls?


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"747" as written by Joakim Herbert Berg Harri Kalervo Manty

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    General CommentAmazing song..... I especially love the last lines in this song....I'm glad I stumbled upon this band.
    AprilsConfessionon July 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAwWwW... i love this song... everyone should dl it. the lyrics are simple, yet powerful and compelling. it's ummm... DEEP.
    eMotionSicknesson August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo those of you who like this one, listen to the Swedish version. It\'s much better IMO, as Swedish is a truly beautiful language, especially performed by Kent.
    PubliusEnigmaon April 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPublius I totally agree!! The lyrics sound SO MUCH BETTER in swedish! I'm an american but live in Sweden and Kent is my absolute favorite swedish band! One of my fave bands period. But I really can't even listen to the songs in english. It's just not the same!
    He1enaon December 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPiling onto the whole "it's better in Swedish" bandwagon. Regardless, it's still an amazing song, especially stuck at the end of the album.
    drjayphdon January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat lyrics, the title is obviously tied to the aircraft, and basically I think this song is about flying off to someplace new and starting over, leaving behind something that ties him down and keeps him imprisoned
    absentiaon May 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAside from a few lines the English version is very different from the Swedish version, which seems like a fairly straight-forward (yet lovely) description of an airplane crash:

    "and as panic breaks out / you smile faintly / and whisper to me / 'You are worth dying for' / but against rubber, glass, and metal / a miracle means nothing at all."

    The English version seems to not be aircraft related at all though, as the only clearly airplane-related part, "The fully air conditioned sound of speed " - which, with the exception of "silence", is the only line that's the same in the Swedish version - refers to a cab in the Swedish version. The song seems to me to be more about trying to leave someone or something, but to keep coming back ("Maybe tomorrow it won´t be here"), only to face the same things that made you leave, and each time you leave you're hoping that this time you'll be able to stay away permanently ("Maybe this time it won´t heal / Maybe this time it will bleed untill I´m free").

    While they sound a bit suicidal, I'd say the last two lines are more about getting over something than killing yourself. It wouldn't be the first time Kent used the 'bleed to death' metaphor for emotional pain (it's used in Kevlarsjäl, for example).

    And in case anyone is amused by such trivia, the track is 7:47 long on the album.
    alltaton July 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentabsolutely one of kent's BEST songs. love the swedish and english ones almost the same but, of course, the swedish one is a little better. both are great, though, but that's just because it's kent and they're amazing all the time!

    true, the lyrics don't match the swedish original's at all but, it's still as emotional as the other because Jocke Berg's voice is so moving.
    android1992on November 21, 2009   Link

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