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Anna Ternheim — What Have I Done
Album: Leaving on a Mayday
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7.2

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Released: 2008
Length: 3:21
Plays (last 30 days): 2
What have I done

You are my everything
My head, my heart, my mind, my wing
I could give all again
I'm never short of anything with you

The jokes, the laugh, the teardrops too
The games, the fun, the travels too
Yes I'll go through it all with you*
All good things now come from you

I hope you feel the way I do
I hope you give yourself up too
I'm damned to feel the way I do
What have I done to fall so hard
For you

I give my everything
My head, my heart, my mind, my wing
The past the present tomorrow too
I'll spend my final day with you

I hope you feel the way I do
I hope you give yourself up too
I'm damned to feel the way I do
What have I done to fall so hard
For you

I hope you feel the way I do
I hope you give yourself up too
I'm damned to feel the way I do
What have I done to fall so hard
For you

* acoustic version: "Yes I will do them all with you"
Comments (113)add comment
 hindsightseer wrote:
Love is the drug
NCEyeballKid wrote:
I heard it in the opening instrumental section and immediately thought of Roxy Music.  Then Bill said it was Anna Ternheim and the rest of the song came up.   Definitely sitting there below the rest.

BTW, say hi to Carrboro for me.  Greetings from Belgium! 


Proclivities wrote:

I guess we all hear something different. I hear two very different chord progressions and two entirely different melodies.

 

 


 
U cool kid.
 NCEyeballKid wrote:
I heard it in the opening instrumental section and immediately thought of Roxy Music.  Then Bill said it was Anna Ternheim and the rest of the song came up.   Definitely sitting there below the rest.

BTW, say hi to Carrboro for me.  Greetings from Belgium!  

 
{#Cheers}
Long Live                                                                                                                                      Radio Paradise
To me Anna Ternheim   with   What Have I Done  is                                      9  -OUTSTANDING  
 
        Tack Anna                                    Heja Sverige
                     
The live version is even stronger . . . 
Another great find thanks to Radio Paradise!
Strong song, the live version ist even more stronger....
I hope you give your cell phone too?
Getting really tired of this one.  I think judging by the 109 comments RP is playing this one a bit too hard.
Love is the drug
NCEyeballKid wrote:
I heard it in the opening instrumental section and immediately thought of Roxy Music.  Then Bill said it was Anna Ternheim and the rest of the song came up.   Definitely sitting there below the rest.

BTW, say hi to Carrboro for me.  Greetings from Belgium! 


Proclivities wrote:

I guess we all hear something different. I hear two very different chord progressions and two entirely different melodies.

 

 


{#Jump}
 Pike wrote:
Love this. Sweden keeps coming up with the goods!

 
Bra! Long may RP's infatuation with Scandinavian music and artists continue. Vive les Vikings! {#War}
Love this. Sweden keeps coming up with the goods!
I heard it in the opening instrumental section and immediately thought of Roxy Music.  Then Bill said it was Anna Ternheim and the rest of the song came up.   Definitely sitting there below the rest.

BTW, say hi to Carrboro for me.  Greetings from Belgium! 


Proclivities wrote:

I guess we all hear something different. I hear two very different chord progressions and two entirely different melodies.

 


 On_The_Beach wrote:
Love is the drug I'm thinking of . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n3OepDn5GU&ob=av2e

 
On_The_Beach...you're pretty spot on. I hear the same thing now. Do very much like this and that. Anna can't really do wrong...even when she's sounding a bit like Roxy Music. Love it.
Love is the drug I'm thinking of . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n3OepDn5GU&ob=av2e
 scraig wrote:
Beautiful lyrics...but they do not match the dark music, which leads me to believe something is not going to go well with this relationship. Still a 7.

 
"I'm damned to feel the way I do"  -When she sings this line, the mysterious contrast between devotional lyrics and melancholy music is clearly resolved for me. She knows that this kind of "love" cannot survive for very long; it is like a lovely castle in the distance that turns out to be a ruin when one comes closer. Romantic love is like a great movie, projected onto the blank screen of all that two people do NOT know about one another.
Unlike Ms. Ternheim, I choose to believe that kindness can allow two people to forgive one another and themselves each disappointment as it arises; and that true intimacy can be the final and greatest possible outcome.* (I believe that such kindness is an expression of self-love, and is the work of a lifetime).
Anna knows she is in the grip of a compelling fantasy; but the only outcome she believes possible is painful, perhaps even devastating failure.    

8

(jeez, I do go on, sometimes {#Cheesygrin})

*I haven't yet proven this theory.

{#Meditate}
                {#Clap}   nice song
 cmarcan wrote:
This song has been played too often for too long.  Time for it to go away.

 
Kinda feel that way tonight...Away for a while, not forevermore.

I say coke, she says yes

We dim the lights, you can guess the rest


BAD!
7>>8
7>>>8.
8 -> 9
Beautiful lyrics...but they do not match the dark music, which leads me to believe something is not going to go well with this relationship. Still a 7.
Gave it a 7 last time, bumping it to 8. This is really nice.
Sweden rules! {#Bananapiano}
So nice of Anna to write this and sing it to me. I really think she's sweet. 
Lykke Li?
Dido-esque. Nice.
6 > 7.  Liking this more every time I hear it.
Super!
The album cover art reminds me of Aimee Mann's Lost in Space.
This song has been played too often for too long.  Time for it to go away.
 treehugger wrote:

Ditto. Must be the air in Stockholm
 
Must be the air in Ottawa. Poose, stop pounding those Molsons at the Elmdale House.
I like Anna Ternheim. Had never heard of her before tuning in RP. Very nice voice.
 ThePoose wrote:
I keep hearing Ane Brun....
 
Ditto. Must be the air in Stockholm
I keep hearing Ane Brun....
Love is the Drug is exactly what came to mind for the first couple of bars..
Love the melody, instruments, composition, but the vocals, no. This is just the wrong voice with this music. A 6, and that's generous.
Back to Back songs with borrowed drum tracks - this immediatley reminiscent of love is the drug & the stones we love you reminiscent of tomorrow never knows
 timmus wrote:
Way too much Anna Ternheim
Way too much "What Have I Done".
Sick of hearing that opening riff.
And "youuu are my everything".
Way too much Anna Ternheim
Way too much "What Have I Done".
 
You clearly don't feel the way I do
Way too much Anna Ternheim
Way too much "What Have I Done".
Sick of hearing that opening riff.
And "youuu are my everything".
Way too much Anna Ternheim
Way too much "What Have I Done".


This song is getting very tired.....so so tired...........{#Sleep}
 Stingray wrote:
NOPE, ANNA!

I do not feel like you. AT AAAAALL!
 

I think you are one of the most honest people I have ever read.  It is refreshing.  I am not kidding.  Do not let the naysayers dissuade you.{#Clap}
NOPE, ANNA!

I do not feel like you. AT AAAAALL!
Nice!

"What is the pest and plague of human life, and what is the curse that brings a wife? ...Tis love." -Mark Twain =) 

La Session live: Anna Ternheim - Libération, Live-acoustic
La suèdoise Anna Ternheim interprète deux titres folk-rock de son dernier album pour le Labo, accompagnée à la guitare et à l'accordéon.

"Black Sunday Afternoon & What Have I Done ("french version") - super!"     Schaelzig

 


...very interesting voice... and I like the arangement...  reminds me a bit of "Elinore Rigby" in places...

 ziggytrix wrote:


Seriously?
OK, they both have black wiry structures in them.  They both use cyan, white, and black. They both feature night skies.

Now the differences.  Aimee Mann's also uses the color GREEN.  In Anna's album art the black wiry structures are television antennas, while Aimee's are electric line towers.  Anna's has a photo of herself holding hands with what appears to be A MONKEY WEARING PEOPLE CLOTHES.  There is NO MONKEY in Aimee's album cover.

That was more fun than I expected!

 
There is a monkey on Aimee's cover, but he's wearing salamander clothes, and he's hiding behind the credenza, so you can't really see him very well.

That's so cool ! 
      {#Arrowd}
I just had to share the single artwork (it's not a fake, check it out on iTunes or we7)




Love is the drug  {#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}
 scott_bruce wrote:
First, Ziggytrix gets my vote for the snarkiest comment ever in the history of RP....AWWWWRight ZIGGYTRIX!!!!!

Snark?  That was sincere, from the heart! {#Cry}



{#Tongue-out}
 AndyJ wrote:
I am buying waytoo many CDs this year...
It's -all- RPs fault...

 
I've run out of places to put them twice this year
But Oh Wait
people don't buy CD's anymore, all we do is pirate them

I like it
I am buying waytoo many CDs this year...
It's -all- RPs fault...

First, 
 Mandible wrote:
I'm not comparing the MUSIC to Aimee Mann: please compare album covers

  
Then,

 
ziggytrix wrote:


Seriously?
OK, they both have black wiry structures in them.  They both use cyan, white, and black. They both feature night skies.

Now the differences.  Aimee Mann's also uses the color GREEN.  In Anna's album art the black wiry structures are television antennas, while Aimee's are electric line towers.  Anna's has a photo of herself holding hands with what appears to be A MONKEY WEARING PEOPLE CLOTHES.  There is NO MONKEY in Aimee's album cover.

That was more fun than I expected!

 
Ziggytrix gets my vote for the snarkiest comment ever in the history of RP....AWWWWRight ZIGGYTRIX!!!!!


Came in to mention my ear catching that "Love Is The Drug" sensation from this one—I'm obviously not the only one.
 ziggytrix wrote:


Seriously?
OK, they both have black wiry structures in them.  They both use cyan, white, and black. They both feature night skies.

Now the differences.  Aimee Mann's also uses the color GREEN.  In Anna's album art the black wiry structures are television antennas, while Aimee's are electric line towers.  Anna's has a photo of herself holding hands with what appears to be A MONKEY WEARING PEOPLE CLOTHES.  There is NO MONKEY in Aimee's album cover.

That was more fun than I expected!
 
Though you make very thoughtful points of differences in the art. They ARE different...but the first thing I thought of when I saw AT's album...was Aimee Mann's cover mentioned. 
More bongos!
 Stingray wrote:
something's missing!
  Yep,I took a look at your 1 ratings,no question,something is missing ! {#Smile}


each time better .. 7 —> 8 —> 9!!
I find very interesting this delta functions song rate distributions {#Stupid}

 HazzeSwede wrote:

   almost in beat,, I'll make them bigger see how they are doing,,,,,
   {#Dancingbanana}   {#Dancingbanana}   {#Bananajam}
 
Yes 4 bananas now! {#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}

Anna Ternheim by ~erajcus
Erica Nielsen  ©2008-2010 ~erajcus

Anna Ternheim at Hultsfredsfestivalen 2007.



Nice.
The strings and percussion give a dramatic and suspensive atmosphere to this tune ... me likes {#Sunny}... the lyrics are—somehow—bland ... {#Sad}
Definitely got the "Love is the Drug" buzz.  Not bad though.  7
something's missing!
 ziggytrix wrote:


Seriously?
OK, they both have black wiry structures in them.  They both use cyan, white, and black. They both feature night skies.

Now the differences.  Aimee Mann's also uses the color GREEN.  In Anna's album art the black wiry structures are television antennas, while Aimee's are electric line towers.  Anna's has a photo of herself holding hands with what appears to be A MONKEY WEARING PEOPLE CLOTHES.  There is NO MONKEY in Aimee's album cover.

That was more fun than I expected!

 

FUNNY...!
thanks - real good!
Another of BILL's FOLK GIRLS.

I splurged and got the album after liking this song. The whole album is solid.

Anna ternheim by ~Lemonwedge
Erika

Anna ternheim @ Umeå open

 Mandible wrote:

I'm not comparing the MUSIC to Aimee Mann: please compare album covers

 

Seriously?
OK, they both have black wiry structures in them.  They both use cyan, white, and black. They both feature night skies.

Now the differences.  Aimee Mann's also uses the color GREEN.  In Anna's album art the black wiry structures are television antennas, while Aimee's are electric line towers.  Anna's has a photo of herself holding hands with what appears to be A MONKEY WEARING PEOPLE CLOTHES.  There is NO MONKEY in Aimee's album cover.

That was more fun than I expected!


Anna Ternheim - "What have I done" Live-acoustic
A remix of the acoustic version of Anna's fantastic song (A Forest Remix 2008)  

"Nej, detta är en remix av den akustiska versionen av "What have I done", som jag själv har gjort... så den finns inte utgiven nånstans :) "


 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
there's something over-structured in the way she sings I dont like. still enjoying it

 
She does have peculiar pronunciation and phrasing, but I think it's not so much an affectation as it is because English is not her native language.  Just a speculation; some of the Scandinavian RP members would likely know more about it.
Quite a good song in any case.

 ugly wrote:
wow. never heard of her but love her instantly.{#Chillpill}
 
My thoughts exactly.  Great song!

there's something over-structured in the way she sings I dont like. still enjoying it

 cheeseplease wrote:
I like this song. It has elements of Johnson Brothers Strawberry Letter 23 with the background singers.
 
SL23!!!!! I haven't heard that song in twenty years!!!! I'd completely forgotten about it until reading your post. thank you.
I'm going to have to go look for it now.... 
or, indeed this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUszu6YXF0A
Thanks to RP for introducing me to Anna. I have several of her albums now.
I like this song. It has elements of Johnson Brothers Strawberry Letter 23 with the background singers.
wow. never heard of her but love her instantly.{#Chillpill}
I love Anna.
 pugifat wrote:

{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}

I can't stop!  I have an addiction; and the only thing that satisfies me is more dancing banana!
 
   almost in beat,, I'll make them bigger see how they are doing,,,,,
   {#Dancingbanana}   {#Dancingbanana}   {#Bananajam}
 pugifat wrote:

{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}
 
{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}

I can't stop!  I have an addiction; and the only thing that satisfies me is more dancing banana!
 zakalwe wrote:
Pales in comparison to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwgdFMnkAKE
 
I wouldn't say it pales, but it is a great version. Thanks for the link! {#Smile}

 zakalwe wrote:
Pales in comparison to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwgdFMnkAKE
 
indeed so. what a voice
 pugifat wrote:
{#Dancingbanana}
 
{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}
 fredriley wrote:

Puh-lease! Don't compare Anna Ternheim to that 80s yuppie purveyor of neo-fascist chic. This is a fine song from a fine singer. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
 
Why not? It sounds similar.
 zakalwe wrote:
Pales in comparison to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwgdFMnkAKE
 
Thanks for the link! Beautiful exercise in minimalism that one!

Love the monkey in the hat

Pales in comparison to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwgdFMnkAKE


 GolfRomeo wrote:
Oooh Oooh / catch that buzz / love is the drug / I'm thinking of
 

Yeah, I heard it right away, too.
 MinMan wrote:

um, well, no... this is far too bouncy, repetative and packed with pop sensibility to be comperable to the work of Aimee Mann. Her tunes are also much more lyrical than this.
 
I'm not comparing the MUSIC to Aimee Mann: please compare album covers

 sirrus wrote:
Some soap and water will clear that right up...
 
Puh-lease!...............but I volunteer to give her a sponge bath, just in case.  {#Tongue} {#Lol}

 GolfRomeo wrote:
Oooh Oooh / catch that buzz / love is the drug / I'm thinking of
 
Puh-lease! Don't compare Anna Ternheim to that 80s yuppie purveyor of neo-fascist chic. This is a fine song from a fine singer. 8 from the Nottingham jury.

Oooh Oooh / catch that buzz / love is the drug / I'm thinking of
I was really surprised to hear this playing yesterday at a San Diego Starbucks
 peter_james_bond wrote:

She's getting funky! {#Jump}
 
Some soap and water will clear that right up...


LOVE that bass and percussion work! Very catchy.
"...tooo-ooo-ooo..." love that harmony. :-D
 MinMan wrote:

um, well, no... this is far too bouncy, repetative and packed with pop sensibility to be comperable to the work of Aimee Mann. Her tunes are also much more lyrical than this.
 
I believe the reference was to Aimee's album cover, which, except for a dark blue starry sky, has no comparison, either.

 Mandible wrote:

 
um, well, no... this is far too bouncy, repetative and packed with pop sensibility to be comperable to the work of Aimee Mann. Her tunes are also much more lyrical than this.
I WOKE UP FOR THIS SONG.I AM DANCING NOW.OOO HOO!{#Bananapiano}
Very cool in concert. Dreamy voice.  Saw her last night at Sofiero Castle, an outdoor venue.  The rain was kind enough to stay away!
 slippery wrote:
My favorite on her newest - give it a few listens, you'll be stuck in that heavy bassline!
 
She's getting funky! {#Jump}
{#Dancingbanana}

Anna is threading on new ground here. The new album features more emphasis on her backing band, the backup singers and rousing percussion is prevalent in most of the songs. It may take a few spins to get used to, but once you get it you want to put on the Dr Martens and stomp along with it. ;)

No, I have no idea what the monkey is all about...
This is very good.  Looks like another for the 'buy' list.
My favorite on her newest - give it a few listens, you'll be stuck in that heavy bassline!
Nice, I'd like to hear more...

{#Sunny}

Wow, majorly powerful lyrics!!

Love it! Go Anna!