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Anna Ternheim — Girl Laying Down
Album: Separation Road
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 1807









Released: 2006
Length: 2:51
Plays (last 30 days): 3
I know a girl laying down
She's sleeping
Weeks at a time
And when she wakes up
She watches TV
Counting cracks in the ceiling

No, I don't know what she's thinking
So I give up, waiting for someone waiting
Talking to someone, staring

I never come around
I never come around
I left her fifteen years behind
Girl's laying down
Never come around

So much for girl staying
In afraid of
Beeing needed
And seen she watches
The world on a screen
She's distant
And God knows I tried to leave her
But she's got a constant fever

I let it slip my mind
I never come around
I never come around
I left her fifteen years behind

I know a girl laying down
No, I never wasted my time
We have something in common
She's as different as I am
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I am very thankful for finding Anna here. Every song a 7-9. Thx Bill and Rebecca
I noticed that a few people mentioned Regina Spektor. I can definitely hear her take on the song in my head - a little more spare and her idiosyncratic phrasing. I doubt it'd be better, but it would probably be worthy still.
Anna Ternheim as a musical artist goes on a stunningly upward trajectory with every song/listen. 

Michael_Dean wrote: I like the way she reminds me of Jon Anderson

 
westslope wrote:  (BC sage brush steppe)Really?  Am a big fan of old Yes but never would have seen a link to Anna Ternheim.  Hmm......  You might be on to something here.

 

Michael_Dean wrote: Jon & Vangelis' whimsical album "Friends of Mr. Cairo" is an exceptional production, I grasp at any reason to recall it.

7 -> 8 - Most excellent  
The voice of a goddess. The words of a fallen angel.
 Michael_Dean wrote:
I like the way she reminds me of Jon Anderson

 
Really?  Am a big fan of old Yes but never would have seen a link to Anna Ternheim.  Hmm......  You might be on to something here.
Bought the CD and quite like it.  Terrific for those whimsical moments.  
The more you play her, the more I like AT, hope to have the chance of seeing her soon around here in Scandinavia!
I like the way she reminds me of Jon Anderson

Never get tired of listening to this. Think it's the combo of surreal yet prosaic lyrics driven by the inspired, somehow improvised drum score.
True genius.
So weird, the version on my album has a really annoying string hit along with that piano. This is so much better.
Nice voice {#Dance}
{#Yes}     
{#Yes} 


 


 


 
{#Yes}
You're on a roll Bill. What's next? Oh... Way cool.
 BazH wrote:

Not much competition in Sweden, I bet Sophie Zelmani has won a few awards to.

 
Yet more people listen to live music per capita in Sweden than.....................anywhere.
 Deadwing wrote:
Why did I never buy this album?? Sometimes I am the most inexcusable tard...

 

 

Is the rest of the CD this good or better?

This song stands up well after a few listens.


 BazH wrote:

Not much competition in Sweden, I bet Sophie Zelmani has won a few awards to.

 
You've listed nine songs a ten, two by Hendrix and two by Led Zep, kind of puts your comment in context.
What an excellent song from an outstanding artist!

8
 TerryS wrote:
I believe she won `Best Album`` in Sweden and more with this effort .
JTS
 
Not much competition in Sweden, I bet Sophie Zelmani has won a few awards to.
You skipped the fine intro..
I believe she won `Best Album`` in Sweden and more with this effort .
JTS
8 > 9
 Deadwing wrote:
Why did I never buy this album?? Sometimes I am the most inexcusable tard...
 
Don't be so hard on yourself, we all have regrets. The good news is you can still buy the album. Please use the RP links so they will get a commission.

Cheers,
PJB

Awful!
Why did I never buy this album?? Sometimes I am the most inexcusable tard...
 crockydile wrote:

If the song is part of my frustration, my comments are pertinent. Of course, that's only if I assume that your assertion is correct. I don't. These forums serve many purposes; comments about the music, random memories evoked by the song, political diatribes and geometric arrangements of dancing bananas, just to name a few. {#Ass}
 
It seems as if the most of the music here causes you "frustration", since the substantial majority of your ratings are "3" or below  - but I agree, the commentary here need not be limited to just the song itself.  Discussion of geometric arrangements is always a good thing.


I know Anna is awesome,  she is different as I am

What an amazing voice!

Sounds a little like Bjork.


 smackiepipe wrote:
I get the tension build up/off kilter rhythm of the verses, but it's the release in the chorus that gets this one a 6. I feel that if she weren't being so precious and arty with the verses I'd be rating this an 8 or 9. YMMV.
 
Totally agree. My head jerked when she painfully rhymed leave her with her having a fever.  Did she really do that?  This rates as "acceptable" to me.

Anna Ternheim - Girl Laying Down, Live acoustic-piano (2006)

This performance was broadcasted on Studio Virtanen by TV8, a swedish tv channel.


 calypsus, thanx for link. From the same: My hearts still beats for you It's amazing. Just no words.
Some days I think I'm just getting too old for this station when they play too much weird stuff that might be poetic but has no musical quality. Ok, maybe I need a Christmas carol or something, not the depressing music I'm hearing right now.
Love.
 kaybee wrote:
reminds me a bit of a child-like Grace Slick
  Like Grace Slick before the drugs took hold? With the Manic Street Preachers as backing band on this fab number?


I get the tension build up/off kilter rhythm of the verses, but it's the release in the chorus that gets this one a 6. I feel that if she weren't being so precious and arty with the verses I'd be rating this an 8 or 9. YMMV.

Not to sound too redundant, I am really starting to enjoy this effort...
Nice song, interesting lyrics. Play more please.
 Kite_Flyer wrote:
This has grown on me.
Perhaps it is my mood.

7
 

Me, too....all of her songs played on RP have grown on me. Love it.

Anna Ternheim by *thomsontm
Thomas  ©2009-2010 *thomsontm
https://www.tmtapplecore.com/

16" x 12" Oil on Canvas

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Anna always deserves a {#Dancingbanana}  She's the bestest.

Anna Ternheim - "Girl Laying Down" Live (2006)
Anna live on "Musikjournalen Live" SR P3, sep 13 2006.



 liquidbleue wrote:
This forum is for comments about the song, not  to unleash your frustrations
I like Anna's music
 
If the song is part of my frustration, my comments are pertinent. Of course, that's only if I assume that your assertion is correct. I don't. These forums serve many purposes; comments about the music, random memories evoked by the song, political diatribes and geometric arrangements of dancing bananas, just to name a few. {#Ass}

Makes me want to hear Rusted Root, not Robbie Robertson.
liquidbleue wrote:
This forum is for comments about the song, not to unleash your frustrations
I like Anna's music
Now that you mention it, I love this forum because it really doesn't have any rules - or obvious moderation.
Love the syncopation in this, frequently used to color a tune with edgy energy.


 Gednabb wrote:
It's LYING down, Amy.
Guess the record publisher is as ignorant as you.
No one in this country can speak anymore.
 
Why can't those durned furriners lern to speak English as good as we do here? By the way; what country is it you are in? 
reminds me a bit of a child-like Grace Slick
 Danimal174 wrote:


The jerkiness is actually what drew me to the song and caused me to like it. I bought the CD based on this song and haven't been disappointed with it.

(BTW, you get bonus points for "jerkiness"...great way of describing the melody of the verses.)  {#High-five}
 
Same here...though I thought "syncopation" rather than "jerkiness".  But you gave me a new word to use so people don't look at me funny.  :)


 smackiepipe wrote:
Love the chorus, but the jerkiness of the verses still need a more time to grow on me.
 

The jerkiness is actually what drew me to the song and caused me to like it. I bought the CD based on this song and haven't been disappointed with it.

(BTW, you get bonus points for "jerkiness"...great way of describing the melody of the verses.)  {#High-five}
This has grown on me.
Perhaps it is my mood.

7


 Gednabb wrote:
It's LYING down, Amy.
Guess the record publisher is as ignorant as you.
No one in this country can speak anymore.
 

I totaly agre.
i'm a fan.  what an album.
,,,,guess what finger I'm holdin up for some of you ?
clue,,,its not a thumb !
,,and I like this,,#9 !

I love Anna.
This forum is for comments about the song, not  to unleash your frustrations
I like Anna's music
Love the chorus, but the jerkiness of the verses still need a more time to grow on me.
The noodling on the electronics at the end ruins an otherwise unremarkable song...{#Crashcomp}

George_Tirebiter wrote:
{#Puke}

Maybe if you stop biting tires your stomach will feel better . . .

Like this one better every time I hear it.  Thanks Bill!    {#Music}
I like it.
{#Puke}
 DoctorHooey wrote:
This song has really really grown on me. Just great, especially when it explodes into the chorus.

There's only a teeny passing resemblance to White Rabbit - the chords during the verse, alternating up and down a half-step.
 
Interesting parallel.  Good song.

 ODAD wrote:
At 6:45PM local time, a memorial service was held
and a moment of silence observed for all the birds killed
by the wind turbines in the background.  Yeah, RIGHT !
 
Wha...??  Non-sequitur!!!
 Gednabb wrote:
It's LYING down, Amy.
Guess the record publisher is as ignorant as you.
No one in this country can speak anymore.
 
Language changes. For example nobody says "the data are" even though data is the plural of datum.
Everything changes.
Relax. Enjoy.Try a hobby. {#Cheers}


 Gednabb wrote:
It's LYING down, Amy.
Guess the record publisher is as ignorant as you.
No one in this country can speak anymore.
 
Perhaps Anna was laying bricks made from Goose down... In that case she would be grammatically correct in being a "Girl Laying Down"  {#Tongue}

You would still be an idiot though, Gednabb... {#Moon}


At 6:45PM local time, a memorial service was held
and a moment of silence observed for all the birds killed
by the wind turbines in the background.  Yeah, RIGHT !

The more I hear this song, the more I like it. I'm definitely going to have to check out this CD.

Gednabb wrote:
It's LYING down, Amy.
Guess the record publisher is as ignorant as you.
No one in this country can speak anymore.

Ironic that you correct her grammar but get her name wrong.

Girl Laying Down ... A music track?  {#Clap}
 Gednabb wrote:
It's LYING down, Amy.
Guess the record publisher is as ignorant as you.
No one in this country can speak anymore.
 
Are you serious? Get a life.{#Eek}


 Gednabb wrote:
It's LYING down, Amy.
Guess the record publisher is as ignorant as you.
No one in this country can speak anymore.
 
Give her a break, she isn't from this country.
And it should properly be 'I guess'
as in "I guess you have too much time on your hands."

This would be great played back to back with Tull's Alive and Well and Living In...!

I really like this one.....I'll have to check out the whole album—er, CD—whatever. 
It's LYING down, Amy.
Guess the record publisher is as ignorant as you.
No one in this country can speak anymore.
Getting really tired of hearing this one.

Verse is ok
Chorus is awesome... I love soaring choruses.

(Update:  After many listens, I'm no longer so down on the verse... the chorus still rules the roost though).
First time I've ever heard anything by this artist...not too bad. I would definitely like to hear more of her stuff.

 

1wolfy (Mission Viejo California):

 ok, also agree concerning this song!



No subtle men is also a gem ! calypsus_1 wrote:

 

this singer, ms. Anna Ternheim, in general it has a good register of voice, but particulary in this song, cousin and shines for the allure, the tenderness;  excellent and careful partition and composition;  very well obtained;  the inspiration has moments!!...  -    7  /  8


 


Didn't Ternheim do a song for Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
I remember it was good. Her voice was perfect for a Buffy song.

 

The singer Anna Ternheim, in general it has a good register of voice, but particulary in this song, shines for the allure, the tenderness;  excellent and careful partition and composition;  very well obtained;  the inspiration has moments!!...  -   

** 7 /  8 **



 mefrombrazil wrote:
what are those people doing behind the girl?
 
Clearly she's teaching a Swedish moping class.

 MiketheKnife wrote:
Sugarcubes-era Bjork in a Flamenco costume running headlong into a Coldplay song.
 
I don't know what that means, but I did hear the Bjork! ;)

I have this album. It delivers.

Every song, enjoyable. {#Yes}


In particular this song reminds me of my youth...how I left the girl I used to be 15 years ago.

Confused, twisted and so beautiful. Just like my high school girlfriend.........

tenderness  -   7.


Yep, still an 8.
Not bad!
This song has really really grown on me. Just great, especially when it explodes into the chorus.

There's only a teeny passing resemblance to White Rabbit - the chords during the verse, alternating up and down a half-step.
mefrombrazil wrote:
what are those people doing behind the girl?
They are her nameless minions, prepared to hunt down the next person who makes a Grace Slick comparison. Which of course, means I'm the next target. :lol:
mefrombrazil wrote:
what are those people doing behind the girl?
Kinda looks like they're just standing there. Like she's doing. :cheesygrin:
renegade_X wrote:
One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small.........
Holy crap! Nailed it!
her voice just SOARS around a great little tune, and now Beth Orton has just kicked in, what a rich musical vein we're in
One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small.........
mefrombrazil wrote:
what are those people doing behind the girl?
...bumming that they didn't get picked for the Eminem video. By the way...LIKE this one.
bam23 wrote:
OK, I can see the Jefferson Airplane reference to the build up of the song, particularly as she has a fondness for minor keys. But, please don't suggest that Grace Slick is a worthy model. Anna Ternheim can sing well. For all the significance that the Airplane had for their time and place, in many respects, Grace Slick was the weakest part of that band. And her warbling singing was really not so good, after all.
I didn't say Grace Slick could sing.
OK, I can see the Jefferson Airplane reference to the build up of the song, particularly as she has a fondness for minor keys. But, please don't suggest that Grace Slick is a worthy model. Anna Ternheim can sing well. For all the significance that the Airplane had for their time and place, in many respects, Grace Slick was the weakest part of that band. And her warbling singing was really not so good, after all.
what are those people doing behind the girl?
at first, I thought I was listening to that "Luka" chick. But then at the verse, I heard , like someone else said, Grace Slick. (If Grace could sing)
hi frank :wave: isn't she the beez kneez right enough? :heartkiss:
Just bought this one. Can anyone explain why there seem to be two different versions of this album (the other version is titled after the last track, Halfway To Fivepoints)? (click here) Bizarre. Good, but bizarre.
This particularly hits the spot today for some reason.
fissmoll wrote:
I hear Anna Ternheim
Me too and I like it
I hear Anna Ternheim
raga wrote:
I hear Grace Slick--White Rabbit beat.... I hear Fiona Apple
I think I like this kinda then I don't like it and then I like it again
Sugarcubes-era Bjork in a Flamenco costume running headlong into a Coldplay song.
Breathy female Simon and Garfunkle, "Are you going to Scarborough Fair..." I like it though, very moody.
schrodingersdog wrote:
agreed
with a big hint of Grace Slick
..and me as well..wferrier wrote:
Learned of this on RP. Bought it. Really liking it.
agreed raga wrote:
I hear Fiona Apple
nate917 wrote:
I hear Carly Simon.
I hear Fiona Apple
Frater_Kork wrote:
Love it. Am I the only one picking small vibes of Jefferson Airplane in her slightly ominous buildup?
My, you're right! :clap:
jexxica wrote:
Flamenco meets Coldplay with an icy female vocalist?
I hear Carly Simon.
That chorus/piano/synth part reminds me of the Coldplay song "Speed of Sound." The piano and drum beat. This is not a bad thing, just sayin'z'all.
Hey, I like this! Her voice is really cool. When the first piano came tho, i though "Schroeder!" (pardon my spelling, if its incorrect) And I agree with the coldplay people, definately in the chorus there is coldplay piano.
creative, a blend of styles in one song