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Anna Ternheim — Solitary Move
Album: The Night Visitor
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 1466









Released: 2011
Length: 3:48
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Lovely night
I'll dance to tonight
Safe as long as I'm moving
No one touches me now
Hands without skin, oh so soothing

Lovely night
Free myself from heavy guilt on my shoulders
Stillness in the cold
Peace comes crawling up my bone

In a solitary move
I am moving away from you
I am moving away from you

Lovely night no need, but one
Let go what I hold in my hands
Let go what I hold in my heart
My head
My chest
Ocean helps man to forget

In a solitary move
I am moving away from you
In a solitary move
I am moving away from you
I am moving away from you
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 dcoy wrote:
I'd love to snap up this new album, but $26 on Amazon.  Ouch!  Guess I'll have to wait.
 
Now itis $900+ on Amazon! Wow.
Reminds me a little of Emiliana Torrini
I quite like the subtleness of the outro. Sounds like it might have been inspired by Urban Hymns era The Verve.
Tack Anna  
 ziggytrix wrote:
a solitary moo
 
 
I'm impressed. That cow is outstanding in his field.
I love it very talented very contemplative not in the american speed of life 
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Udderly ridiculous.
 

Got milk?!!?
 idiot_wind wrote:
Hey...this sounds alot like Suzanne Vega's first album, which is a very, very good album. 
 

Agree, my favorite Suzanne Vega album. I'm catching a bit of Annie Haslam from Renaissance too.  
Hey...this sounds alot like Suzanne Vega's first album, which is a very, very good album. 
 dwhayslett wrote:

Maybe the alternative was a face without eyes.

 
It's like you're asking me which eye I'd like to be poked in...
Woh!

Ternheim really makes the title into one helluva hook.   

BillG explained albeit briefly his song selection process on one of neighbouring FM stations in California and from what I recall, I can easily see him choosing this song.

FWIW, already had it rated 9.  Own Separation Road, might have get this CD too.
 ziggytrix wrote:

Agreed, it reminds me of Eyes Without a Face. What was supposed to be so great about seeing that, Billy?!

 
Maybe the alternative was a face without eyes.
My brain is stumped and Google no help.  Was this song ever featured as a tv theme or movie?
 scraig wrote:
There is nothing soothing about hands without skin.

 

 
Agreed, it reminds me of Eyes Without a Face. What was supposed to be so great about seeing that, Billy?!
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Udderly ridiculous.

 
It must be pasture bedtime.
 ziggytrix wrote:
a solitary moo
 
Udderly ridiculous.
a solitary moo
 
 Eric_Gustafsson wrote:
{#Bananasplit}Music from Sweden.........{#Kiss}

 
More terrific music from Sweden!   {#War}
I have come back to RP after quite some time. Yet again I find myself distracted from work because of the fab tunes I find here.
{#Bananasplit}Music from Sweden.........{#Kiss}
 idiot_wind wrote:
This sounds alot like Suzanne Vega's first album; which was a killer album released in 1984 or 1985? 

 
I agree.  Maybe a Small Blue Thing...
unsettling and beautiful..
she has a cool journal/blog thing.  https://www.annaternheim.com/category/journal/
such an excellent song, but almost puts me to tears....so i have to turn it way down.  what a paradox some music creates.
 idiot_wind wrote:
This sounds alot like Suzanne Vega's first album; which was a killer album released in 1984 or 1985? 

 
Totally!  I hear that similarity too
This sounds alot like Suzanne Vega's first album; which was a killer album released in 1984 or 1985? 
 fredriley wrote:

If Anna Ternheim sounds like Mazzy Star to you, I suggest that you see a doctor about your aural equipment. Ternheim has a clear, crisp and melodic delivery; Mazzy Star has a slurred and laid-back delivery which sounds like she's stoned.

 
Yeah, I concur.  Each time this song comes on I stop working and listen.  That's a pretty good sign!
If I were younger, I would stalk this girl.

Hmmm, I do have some vacation time due.... 
https://www.youtube.com/user/AnnaTernheim/videos
great album...
great Anna!
 rdo wrote:
I just reread the lyrics...there mist be some secret coded messages in them that I am missing, becuase I cannot discern the part about carbon emissions. 
 
{#Roflol}

Is hidden in these lines:

Let go what I hold in my heart
My head
My chest

 Head and chest in the heart cause carbon emissions.
{#Hearteyes} .... great song from an "OUTSTANDING" album
I like it a lot.  Just can't listen to it w/ my significant other...
Just moved it up from a 7 to a hard 8.
Some of her work is simply extraordinary imho. This is a great example. 
I just reread the lyrics...there mist be some secret coded messages in them that I am missing, becuase I cannot discern the part about carbon emissions. 
 xkolibuul wrote:

U.S. (where I live) still far outpaces China in carbon emissions per capita.  Plus, by refusing to support the manufacture of virtually any goods here, we effectively outsource an additional chunk of carbon output.  The U.S. espouses impressive ideals, but our lifestyle is a dead end for the rest of the world.  

 
The US is far more developed than China and has far fewer people than China. It therefore stands to reason that USA's carbon emissions per capita are greater than China carbon emissions per capita. However, USA's metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per capita as of 2011 has declined for two years running, the last time the US had declining CO2 for 3 years running was in the 1980s. According to this Wikipedia article, however, a UN study claims that US carbon emissions peaked in 2000 and fell every year after that until 2008 when the UN study stopped. Given the economic downturn and America's embrace of its huge supplies of cheap natural gas, per capita emissions have likely continued to fall since 2008. 

That 2011 Guardian article also notes that according to the Energy Information Agency, China is emitting more carbon than the US and Canada combined. China's per capita carbon emissions have increased 170% since 2000.   

Here's another source on carbon emissions per country. As of 2008, China was well ahead of the US. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_carbon_dioxide_emissions

According to this article, another UN study notes that the US is the #2 manufacturing country in the world--$2.43 trillion vs. $2.9 trillion for China in 2012. So the US is still manufacturing things, xkolibuul. 



 kcar wrote:

Wow! That much! 

And yes, you're right, the US consumes and produces an extraordinary amount of polluting forms of energy. Things are changing slowly here, Stingray, but they are changing. Pretty soon China will overtake us in terms of carbon emissions. 

 
U.S. (where I live) still far outpaces China in carbon emissions per capita.  Plus, by refusing to support the manufacture of virtually any goods here, we effectively outsource an additional chunk of carbon output.  The U.S. espouses impressive ideals, but our lifestyle is a dead end for the rest of the world.  
 Stingray wrote:

You Amis must be kidding!

We pay ca. 8.50 $ per gallon!

Why are you whining? It's mostly (!) you destroying this planet!



 
Wow! That much! 

And yes, you're right, the US consumes and produces an extraordinary amount of polluting forms of energy. Things are changing slowly here, Stingray, but they are changing. Pretty soon China will overtake us in terms of carbon emissions. 
 hummingbird54 wrote:
backing guitar reminiscent of grateful dead


  I was thinking Nick Drake for acoustic guitar


 TerryS wrote:


Well, I paid $3.99 a gallon yesterday, so which part needs help?
ps Love this song. 

 

You Amis must be kidding!

We pay ca. 8.50 $ per gallon!

Why are you whining? It's mostly (!) you destroying this planet!


 Lazarus wrote: 
more mushrooms.......
 nightdrive wrote:
Everything stolen from Mazzy Star.
 
If Anna Ternheim sounds like Mazzy Star to you, I suggest that you see a doctor about your aural equipment. Ternheim has a clear, crisp and melodic delivery; Mazzy Star has a slurred and laid-back delivery which sounds like she's stoned.
 BrightonGuy wrote:
Nice song to fall asleep to..
 
Good call, I'll add it to my new Land of Nod playlist, which currently only features Serafina Steer; Sophi Zemani and Nellie McKay will be in there, as well.
Such a gorgeous voice, the human instrument 8>9.
Everything stolen from Mazzy Star.
She has really got the ominous sound going for her.  Dark, deep, depressing....divine!   10
Nice song to fall asleep to..
There is nothing soothing about hands without skin.

 
 Lazarus wrote:


My mistake...

Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.  —  Matthew 7:6

Anyway, I have been saved...  hope you be having a marvelous night across the pond...

everybody in my church loves this song...


 
A miracle - Lazarus has risen again. Hallelujah! {#Jump}

I hope your church is as much fun as the Vegas hotel room...
 Lazarus wrote: 

Well, I paid $3.99 a gallon yesterday, so which part needs help?
ps Love this song. 
 Lazarus wrote:


My mistake...

Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.  —  Matthew 7:6


Anyway, I have been saved...  hope you be having a marvelous night across the pond...

everybody in my church loves this song...
 
I tool feel Lazarian... thinking of changing my profile to mrphoenix9...
And this one.....man....I love this one!  I swear...I logged in suddenly all my favorites are playing....COOL....Thanks B&R!  I love you.....
 fredriley wrote:

The word I heard was that he caused a ruckus in the listener fora and Bill gave him the bum's rush for being antisocial. I doubt that he'll be back.
 

My mistake...

Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.  —  Matthew 7:6


Anyway, I have been saved...  hope you be having a marvelous night across the pond...

everybody in my church loves this song...

 fredriley wrote:

The word I heard was that he caused a ruckus in the listener fora and Bill gave him the bum's rush for being antisocial. I doubt that he'll be back.
 



 cShaggy wrote:

^ ..where is romeotuma & how are we gonna know what's going on dance-wise in his Vegas hotel room now?..(seriously, a tad worried.. :-/ )..

 
_____________
..BOLO for "Lazarus"..there's something screwily familiar about that dude..heh!/just sayin'..

 cShaggy wrote:
^ ..where is romeotuma & how are we gonna know what's going on dance-wise in his Vegas hotel room now?..(seriously, a tad worried.. :-/ )..
 
The word I heard was that he caused a ruckus in the listener fora and Bill gave him the bum's rush for being antisocial. I doubt that he'll be back.
 cShaggy wrote:


^ ..where is romeotuma & how are we gonna know what's going on dance-wise in his Vegas hotel room now?..(seriously, a tad worried.. :-/ )..
 
Agreed. A search party needs to be organised. I will assemble the team in the lounge at the Flaming-o at 11:00. We'll have a drink or two, then listen carefully for the sound of dancing...
Absolute Fan
 (former member) wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 



^ ..where is romeotuma & how are we gonna know what's going on dance-wise in his Vegas hotel room now?..(seriously, a tad worried.. :-/ )..
sounds just like lisa hannigan.... :)
Haunting, thought provoking, soul-driven - solid 9
I need to confess what I did not realize back in the day when Ravi Shankar first appeared on the western music scene:  this is an extraordinarily gifted musical family.  This piece is haunting, a marvelous merging of Classical Indian and western popular music.  An 8, most def.
 justin4kick wrote:

RP played Boy & Bear and then Anna Ternheim. I have seen both artists in small venues with not much more than 100 visitors. Fortunately most people have no taste.

 

Lucky You!

RP played Boy & Bear and then Anna Ternheim. I have seen both artists in small venues with not much more than 100 visitors. Fortunately most people have no taste.


One of the most haunting soulful lilting voices out there; like the sweet-flowing honey we had from Olivia N-J Back In The Day!

(and reminds me of the unforgettable class when Stan Slaughter, our amazing 9th Grade Science Teacher, showed us on the oscilloscope how during her "Mellow" vibrato the waves appeared to flutter and then begin to flow backwards...making those gratifying spinal shivers practically visible, even if far from fully explained...)
 DaveInVA wrote:
This song sounds like something Suzanne Vega would do, I like it {#Music}
 
I have to agree don't understand the boredom here.   {#Eh}
Best Anna Ternheim song I've heard so far.  Very nice.  Commentors who can't appreciate the subtleties in songs like this aren't trying very hard.  
 oldslabsides wrote:
I've heard the Anna Ternheim song.
 
Hard not to yaaawn!
Very nice song.{#Wink}
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 oldslabsides wrote:
I've heard the Anna Ternheim song.
 
I'm so tired of her.
Very nice — thought this was Lisa Hannigan until I opened my browser window to look.
gorgeous song!  
what's she singing about?  
hands without skin are soothing?
Never heard of her... until now. Gorgeous tune and pipes.

The guitar comments are interesting.  Actually, until her voice kicked in, I thought this was a Nick Drake song that I didn't know.


Simply beautiful song :-)
 fredriley wrote:
I am really becoming infatuated with Anna Ternheim's voice. Spare, clear, evocative, with the slightest touch of Swedish accent. Lovely {#Hearteyes}
 
   Well said ...
This song is so peaceful, but with an amazing depth. Love it!
 hummingbird54 wrote:
backing guitar reminiscent of grateful dead

 
Yea, that was my reaction, the ghost of Jerry noodling back there.
Ops, something is wrong today in Paradise!!
I've heard the Anna Ternheim song.
backing guitar reminiscent of grateful dead

This song sounds like something Suzanne Vega would do, I like it {#Music}
 siandbeth wrote:
My friend always says RP starts slowing down around 3:30pm Pacific Time and he wonders what goes in in Paradise to bring this about. I don't know what the deal is but he's right - this is the time of day that most of us on the West Coast need a pick me upper, not an acoustic soft medley.  Please, up the tempo! 
 
Well, sheesh! Don't you know it's dinner-time here in the east. Please...

I like this and much of Anna Ternheim's music. Wish she were singing to me.{#Angel}
me as well. Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
Like her music.{#Smile}
 


My friend always says RP starts slowing down around 3:30pm Pacific Time and he wonders what goes in in Paradise to bring this about. I don't know what the deal is but he's right - this is the time of day that most of us on the West Coast need a pick me upper, not an acoustic soft medley.  Please, up the tempo! 
Like her music.{#Smile}
I'd love to snap up this new album, but $26 on Amazon.  Ouch!  Guess I'll have to wait.
More cool Anna Ternheim music
 romeotuma wrote:

I like this a LOT...  fantastic guitar work (minor key?) and a haunting melody...  great voice...

 
Well said sir! {#Cool}


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Reminiscent of a David Crosby solo tune...   very cool.  I believe the tune was "Tampalis High" off of If I could only remember my name.  
I am really becoming infatuated with Anna Ternheim's voice. Spare, clear, evocative, with the slightest touch of Swedish accent. Lovely {#Hearteyes}
WOW!  This sounds a LOT like Marvin Gaye!  (Audio and 'Now Playing' list have become unhooked ...)
I like the space between the sounds. It makes the song feel like its full of oxygen.
Very nice.
Has a lovely atmospheric quality to it. (Not quite sure what that means, but it's what I thought when I was listening.)

I like this a LOT...  fantastic guitar work (minor key?) and a haunting melody...  great voice...



AHHhhhh.....Thanks agin Sir Bill.Anna T, she's a keepah !!

Another good song from Anna, who, along with Ebba Forsberg, I would never have heard of if not for RP.