"Kevlar Soul" as written by Joakim Berg, Markus Mustonen, Harri M�nty, Sami Sirvi� and Martin Sk�ld....
Summertime, I'm the silence as the wind blows
My land is your land we are free
Summertime, if you listen close you hear my teardrops fall
My dream is yours

I have time on my side
Making diamonds of coal
She put a hole, through my kevlar soul
And my heart slowly dies
It gets lonely and cold
She put a hole, through my kevlar soul

Summertime, I am violence as the rain falls
My land is my land only mine
Summertime, if I listen close I hear your teardrops fall
Your dream is mine

I have time on my side
Making diamonds of coal
She put a hole, through my kevlar soul
And my heart slowly dies
It gets lonely and cold
She put a hole, through my kevlar soul

I have time on my side
Making diamonds of coal
She put a hole, through my kevlar soul

My dream is your dream
And my heart slowly dies
It gets lonely and cold
She put a hole, through my kevlar soul

Your dream is my dream
I have time on my side
Making diamonds of coal
She put a hole, through my kevlar soul

My dream is your dream
And my heart slowly dies
It gets lonely and cold
She put a hole, through my kevlar soul


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"Kevlar Soul" as written by Joakim Berg Harri Maenty

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    General CommentWhat does "Kevlar" mean, by the way?
    RealSugaron June 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentKevlar is a material used to make bulletproof vests... what a great comparison. In any case, this song's pretty straightforward. Not much to analyze in depth, just a sad, lovely song. The lines "I have time on my side, making diamonds of coal" in particular are wonderful. I don't know if that's what was said in the Swedish version... if not, those are awesome lines to find in a translation.
    Keion June 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentin swedish it says, och så blev du mitt sår, och jag blöder ihjäl, = and you became my wound, and I'm bleeding to death, so it's pretty diffrent
    myyson November 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentJocke Berg has said that this song is about racism on a consert, but on the other side he has also said that its about browing up.
    niamhon January 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentracism?
    RealSugaron April 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFor me this version just can't compare to the Swedish version, sadly. The English version just feels less, well, touching. Rough translation of the chorus from the Swedish version:

    "As long as my heart still beats
    I'll remember you when
    You pierced a hole through my kevlar soul
    And you became my wound
    and I'm bleeding to death
    Come, make a hole in my kevlar soul"


    The English lyrics are - as always with Kent - quite different though, and in this case the whole 'hope' part of the song seems to have been lost:

    As far as I can tell the song is about him shutting people out so as to not get hurt ("my kevlar soul"), but this girl still managed to get close to him ("She put a hole, through my kevlar soul", "My land is your land we are free"), and after the pain of their eventual breakup ("and my heart slowly dies / It gets lonely and cold") he shuts himself again ("My land is my land only mine"), but he's still grateful to have met her (this is the part that seems to be missing from the English version, but check the Swedish chorus).


    I don't see how this would really have anything to do with racism though.
    alltaton July 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe only way this could be about racism would be if he actually with the 'my land'-part refers to an actual nation, and if the kevlar is a symbol for the fear of what you don't know, of a different cultur expanding within your own safe borders. I think that's a good description of how some people against immigration feel.
    This said, I do not share these thoughts and feelings, I'm simply trying to figure the lyrics out together with the possibility of them being about racism. Considering how surreal many of Kent's lyrics are, especially the originals, I wouldn't be surprised if they left it open for interpretation :)
    Take care.
    Felison February 10, 2007   Link

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