I only discovered this guy in the past year. What a voice. Passionate. Lyrically this song recalls "for everything there is a season", "a time for everything under the sun". There is even a time for waiting where you may feel "all locked down chained in the hole". And that waiting may take years. But when the waiting is done, "give it a whirl". An anthemic sound similar to Peter Garrett of Midnight Oil and dark intesity of Nick Cave. For those new to the talent of Sivert Høyem - he's had several solo albums. Prior to being a solo artist he was the voice behind, award winning, Norwegian rock band Madrugada who were popular primarily in Europe. This song originally from his 2011 album LONG SLOW DISTANCE. Lyrically might be the perfect theme song for exiting the pandemic era. Maybe we're all a little wiser, a little more cautious, a little more appreciative of life, freedom and so many things we've taken for granted. This track reaches deep into me right now. I hope you enjoy it.
If I was to expire on a day like this Then pay no heed at all Returned again, my secret fire From confusion trails To death's own roll call And you know that I don't know what to do But I could wait a thousand years or more Settled in to the point where I... I don't know what the hell I'm waiting for It's my time to be waiting All locked down, chained in the hole But when my waiting is done I'm gonna give it a whirl [x2] Again, try to rewire The connections of your tired machine Well, you know you've been a liar A good for nothing two-faced go-between It's my time to be waiting All locked down, chained in the hole But when my waiting is done I'm gonna give it a whirl [x6]
3 MORE HAIKU Framing seasons three Winter starts and ends the year Annual bookends *** A breath of warm air She comes around the mountain Chase Winter away *** She pushes forth life Her pungent verdant bower Earth's labour's give birth