En bänkrad i en rastlös sen april
Jag tittar över axeln och ser dig blinka till
Jag kan få dig när du vill
En vind blåser skräp längs korridoren en sista gång
Och du & jag håller andan och håller händer i språnget
Det är inte så långt hem

Än finns det tusentals tårar kvar
De var dina att ge vemsomhelst
Äntligen
De är de dyrbaraste smycken du har
Så be aldrig om ursäkt igen
Äntligen passerar vi deras gränser

Minns du vår blodseld, våran lag
Vårt dumma korstråg mot en lika korkad stad
Jag minns allt, som naglarna mot glas
Men du bara skrattar åt mig, förminskar allt till ett skämt
Men jag ser på din ängsliga hållning, din jagande blick att de känns
Att det är långt hem

Och snart finns det inga tårar kvar
De var våra att ge vemsomhelst
Äntligen
De är de dyrbaraste smycken vi har
Så be aldrig om ursäkt igen
Äntligen sätter du själv dina gränser

Den där pojken jag aldrig kände
Som gick på gator jag aldrig såg
Och tänkte tankar jag aldrig tänkte
Under ett tunt och flygigt hår

Och alla känslor slog och sprängde
Hela vardagen full med hål
I en tid då inget hände
I en stad som alltid sov

Men älskling vi var alla en gång små
Ja, vi var alla en gång små
Ja, vi var alla en gång små

Jag kastar stenar i mitt glashus
Jag kastar pil i min kuvös
Och så odlar jag min rädsla
Ja, jag sår ständigt nya frön

Och i mitt växthus är jag säker
Där växer avund klar och grön
Jag är livrädd för att leva
Och jag är dödsrädd för att dö

Men älskling vi ska alla en gång dö
Ja, vi ska alla en gång dö
Ja, vi ska alla en gång dö

Vi ska alla en gång dö
vi ska alla en gång dö
vi ska alla en gång dö



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Mannen i den vita hatten (16 år senare) song meanings
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    My go at a translation:

    A row of benches in a restless late April I glance over my shoulder to see you blink I can have you whenever you want The wind blows litter through the corridors one last time And you and I hold our hands as we braze ourselves for the leap We’re not very far from home

    But still there’s thousands of tears left to cry They were yours to give to whomever you want And Finally They’re the most precious treasure you have So never ask for forgiveness again And Finally We’re transcending all of their limits

    Do you remember our blood oath, our law? Our foolish crusades toward an equally foolish place All I remember is like nails scratched on glass But all you do is laugh, diminish it all into a joke But I can tell by your anxious posture, your nervous gaze, that you feel That it’s a long way home

    Soon there will be no tears left to cry They’re were ours to give to whomever we want And Finally They’re the most precious treasure we have So never ask for forgiveness again And Finally You’re drawing your own borders

    And that boy I never knew of Walking streets I never saw Thinking thoughts I never thought of Beneath hair wavy and straw All feelings beating and blasting An everyday life filled with holes In a time when nothing happened In the city that always sleeps But honey, all of us were once young Yes, all of us were once young Yes, all of us were once young

    I’m throwing stones in my glasshouse I’m playing darts in my iron lung So I grow all of my fears now Yes, I’ll always plant new seeds And I take shelter in my greenhouse Where envy grows green and wild And I’m scared for my life of living And I’m scared to death to die But honey, all of us will one day die Yes, all of us will one day die Yes, all of us will one day die

    All of us will one day die All of us will one day die All of us will one day die

    adrianssonon February 23, 2015   Link
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    Best song, best song ever written, I think. "Jag är livrädd för att leva och jag är dödsrädd för att dö"... absolutely perfect. I love it.

    RealSugaron October 20, 2005   Link
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    Yes, I've been looking for a song like this! GREAT! SONG!

    Mode000on March 08, 2006   Link
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    hi!

    can someone please tell me something about the meaning of the lyrics? what does "Jag är livrädd för att leva och jag är dödsrädd för att dö"... " mean?

    this song is fantastic!

    Pirloon April 11, 2006   Link
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    This song is so beautiful I'm not sure I want to understand it.

    kevinbrightonon April 14, 2006   Link
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    Hello Pirlo. The lyrics is about Jocke Berg. He graduated from school 16 years before this song was written i think, and he kind of look back at his life. The textline "Jag är livrädd för att leva och jag är dödsrädd för att dö" works a lot better in swedish. But it says something like "I am terrified to live, but also terrified to die"

    Revolution89on May 19, 2006   Link
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    And the reason it works better in Swedish, for those interested, is that he's "scared to life" of living, and scared to death of dying. But I don't think I've ever heard the word "dödsrädd" used anywhere else, just like one does not really say "scared to life" in English =)

    sippanon May 31, 2006   Link
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    was bored so i quickly translated the lyrics, it's not 100% correct but i guess it'll give you a hint

    a benchrow in a restless late april i glance over my shoulder to see you blink i can have you whenever you want a wind is blowing litter along the corridor one final time you and i are holding our breaths and holding hands in our leap it's not very far home

    still there's thousands of tears left they were yours to give whomever finally they're your most precious jewelry so never say you're sorry again finally we cross their limitations/borders

    can you remember our blood oath, our law our stupid crusade towards an equally stupid town i remember it all, as nails to glass but you're just laughing at me. decreasing everything to but a joke but i can tell by your insecure posture, your worried gaze, that you can feel that it's a long way home

    and soon there's no tears left they were ours to give whomever finally they're our most precious jewelry so never say you're sorry again finally you're setting your own limitations/borders

    the boy i never knew that was walking all the paths i never saw and was thinking about thoughts i never thought underneath a thin ? hair and all the feeleings beating and blowing the everyday life full of holes

    i'm throwing stones in a glass house i'm playing darts in my incubator and as so i'm growing my fears yea, i'm constantly planting new seeds

    and in my greenhouse i'm secure there my envy grows green and vivid i'm terrified to live i'm terrified to die (lost in translation)

    but honey we're all gonna die eventually yes we're all gonna die eventually yes we're all gonna die eventually

    we're all gonna die eventually we're all gonna die eventually we're all gonna die eventually

    invaderon October 07, 2006   Link
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    greeeat i missed a part; I en tid då inget hände I en stad som alltid sov

    Men älskling vi var alla en gång små Ja, vi var alla en gång små Ja, vi var alla en gång små

    should be something like in the days when nothing happened in a town always asleep

    but honey once we were all young yes, once we were all young yes, once we were all young

    invaderon October 07, 2006   Link
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    revolution89 is right about the meaning of the song. "Mannen i den vita hatten, 16 år senare" is translated to "The man in the white hat, 16 years later" which refers to the white hat the swedish graduates wear. The song is probably about this guy who bumps into a girl he remembers from his high school days. They talk about what happened (a bit fuzzy, but probably some romance) and how they were unsecure and afraid at the time, and that they (he) can't recognize himself in his past self.

    The first half of the song is about the past adn the other half is about looking forward. In the lyrics he tells us about all these big problems, both now and when growing up, but he doesn't deal with any of them. That's up to you, the listener.

    davitoon April 15, 2007   Link

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