"Sweden" as written by and Neil Hannon....
I would like to live in Sweden
When my work is done
Where the snow lies crisp and even
'Neath the midnight sun

Safe and clean and green and modern
Bright and breezy, free and easy
Sweden, Sweden, Sweden, in Sweden

I am gonna live in Sweden
Please don't ask me why
For if I were to give a reason
It would be a lie

Tall and strong and blonde and blue eyed
Pure and healthy, very wealthy
Sweden, Sweden, Sweden, in Sweden

I'll grow wings and fly to Sweden
When my time is come
Then at last my eyes shall see them
Heroes everyone

Ingmar Bergman
Henrik Ibsen
Karin Larsson
Nina Persson
Sweden, Sweden,Sweden
In Sweden

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"Sweden" as written by Neil Hannon

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    General CommentPersonally, I think this is one of the most hilarious songs ever. It can easily be mistaken for a Swedish anthem with its Ode to Joy-like string section, the dramatic choir and the eruditely expressed admiration; while it is in fact a tongue-in-cheek parody of Sweden, her rumoured idyllic life, her 'blonde and strong' and civilised Nordic people. The overblown mock-grandness of the song thus hides the biting sarcasm. And mentioning Nina Persson after Ibsen and Bergman is just the gravy.

    We are not worthy, Sweden!
    Linuson August 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHenrik Ibsen is Norwegian... Back in school, I believe Neil Hannon skipped the Scandinavian litterature class...
    puncherelloon February 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHenrik Ibsen, Henrik Larsson with hindsight
    ScottishAngleon September 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNeil recently said that Sweden is a metaphor for "heaven"...maybe that's not far off from biting sarcasm, Linus.
    Skylarkinon November 01, 2010   Link

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