"Now's the Only Time I Know" as written by and Karin Dreijer Andersson....
Dark brown hair
And eyelash
In a flash
Now's the only
Time I know

Early morning's
Greatest deed
What's forsaken
I do not need

There is water
There is snow

Settling down
Door and room
Keep it tidy
Keep it like home
Now's the only
Time I know

Come here sparrow
Watch my hand
Black and blue seeds
That's what my hand can
Now's the only
Time I know

Do my hair
And paint eyelash
In a flash
There is more
I'd like to know

Then I'm done
Quiet front seat
And drive around

Through the water
Through the snow

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"Now's the Only Time I Know" as written by Karin Dreijer Andersson

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  • +2
    General CommentThe song is about the monotony of home life, and morning preparation. The song refers to the fact that, espeicially in the winter, time seems to slow into nothing and the present seems to be the only thing that exists. The morning routine has become ritual, which culminates in order and peace of mind. Contentment, at least, if not happiness.
    PurpleDaze112on December 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo beautiful. Not as oblique/surreal as some of her other songs, but still evokes a feeling all enveloping and very fever ray. I like the whole feel but at times, somn specific part stands out, like this today:
    "Come here sparrow
    Watch my hand
    Black and blu,vfe seeds
    That's what my hand can"
    It's like that long term depression state but you're still connected by a thread. in her head/the seeds to the sparrow all black and blue, but she still has something to offer.
    blackalisson January 16, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about alzheimer's disease
    viereron October 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"What's foresaken i do not need" could refer to anything - something foresaken usually referring to something that one holds dear. Although there's a sense that every moment, every detail is precious. But human beings are complex, with appetites, and she sounds very alive, like in a state of heightened awareness and anticipation of all that is and might be.
    eg : "There is more i'd like to know". In a flash she wants to know more... About something in particular? About what? She is alive and alert.

    For me the feel of the piece is of motion, of time swiftly moving, whilst being really present and open to something.
    songoftheseaon October 13, 2012   Link

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