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First Aid Kit — My Silver Lining
Album: Stay Gold
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7.5

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Total ratings: 891









Released: 2014
Length: 3:29
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I don't want to wait anymore I'm tired of looking for answers
Take me some place where there's music and there's laughter
I don't know if I'm scared of dying but I'm scared of living too fast, too slow
Regret, remorse, hold on, oh no I've got to go
There's no starting over, no new beginnings, time races on
And you've just gotta keep on keeping on
Gotta keep on going, looking straight out on the road
Can't worry 'bout what's behind you or what's coming for you further up the road
I try not to hold on to what is gone, I try to do right what is wrong
I try to keep on keeping on
Yeah I just keep on keeping on

I hear a voice calling
Calling out for me
These shackles I've made in an attempt to be free
Be it for reason, be it for love
I won't take the easy road

I've woken up in a hotel room, my worries as big as the moon
Having no idea who or what or where I am
Something good comes with the bad
A song's never just sad
There's hope, there's a silver lining
Show me my silver lining
Show me my silver lining

I hear a voice calling
Calling out for me
These shackles I've made in an attempt to be free
Be it for reason, be it for love
I won't take the easy road

I won't take the easy road
The easy road, the easy road

Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on
Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on
Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on
Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on
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 Pjesnik wrote:

If I am not mistaken, some sort of Scandinavians, who dwelled in the city of York and around some 1K yrs ago, had had something to say in the formation of English language. 
 
I know that aspect of the history of the English language.  My comment was meant as a sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek response to a prior post from someone who was belly-aching about  "...Scandinavian singers who aren't native English speakers" and that "the rhythms, the beats, the vocalization, (are) all just a little off...". 
Perhaps my initial comments make more sense in that context.
 
 Pjesnik wrote:
 
 
Actually, about 1,000 years ago, English and Norwegian were so similar, if you spoke one, you would understand the other. Interesting to see where we've come.
9 -> 10

I try not to hold on to what is gone, I try to do right what is wrong
I try to keep on keeping on

Listening to this song while sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic: shivers!
I love this group! 
I dunno, I find those "distinctive Scandinavian rhythms and beats" kinda sexy BECAUSE they're just a bit off.
Love First Aid Kit, and this song is one of my faves. 
 Proclivities wrote:

Yeah, the nerve of those friggin' vikings, singing in English!  They ought to build a wall in the North Atlantic; protect our borders!
 
If I am not mistaken, some sort of Scandinavians, who dwelled in the city of York and around some 1K yrs ago, had had something to say in the formation of English language. 
 hanssachs wrote:
There's just something about Scandinavian singers who aren't native English speakers that just gets old after a while ... the rhythms, the beats, the vocalization, it's all just a little off.  Meh.

I have no idea where you're comin' from man.
 lily34 wrote:
yuck

 
No....No, not really.
yuck
Scando country? Is it a music type?

Po girl, be good Tanya's ?

i like it.  
 dwhayslett wrote:

Ah yes, those distinctive Scandinavian rhythms and beats.  That's surely what the issue is.

 
{#Roflol}
 hanssachs wrote:
There's just something about Scandinavian singers who aren't native English speakers that just gets old after a while ... the rhythms, the beats, the vocalization, it's all just a little off.  Meh.

 
Ah yes, those distinctive Scandinavian rhythms and beats.  That's surely what the issue is.
 hanssachs wrote:
There's just something about Scandinavian singers who aren't native English speakers that just gets old after a while ... the rhythms, the beats, the vocalization, it's all just a little off.  Meh.

 
Not sure if you're talking about the words or the music. I usually find the "off-ness" charming. As lyricists they can take the language into interesting directions, not falling into the same traps that native English singer/songwriters do. Granted it doesn't always work but I usually give an extra point or 2 for effort.
 kcar wrote:

Just checked out the 20 pics that go with the story. Y'all have to take a look: Swedish White Trash looks awfully familiar. 

 
hmmmmm, think they'll pay exorbitantly for my trash Eddie Bauer flannel shirts and some cases of PBR?
7 but this is my first listen. I might raise this after a few more listens.
 hanssachs wrote:
There's just something about Scandinavian singers who aren't native English speakers that just gets old after a while ... the rhythms, the beats, the vocalization, it's all just a little off.  Meh.

 
Yeah, the nerve of those friggin' vikings, singing in English!  They ought to build a wall in the North Atlantic; protect our borders!
Love it, fantastic string arrangement, 
The band name is well chosen. Every time I had to endure these very uncomfortable medical treatments in the hospital I did put on my headset and played this song and these girls dragged me through it. True story. 
addictive.
Currently used on a car ad in the UK. 
Obviously aimed at the american market but in a quite sweet and genuine way. 
I love a bit of steel and fingerpicking once in a while.
8
Sweden rules!    {#War} 
 hanssachs wrote:
There's just something about Scandinavian singers who aren't native English speakers that just gets old after a while ... the rhythms, the beats, the vocalization, it's all just a little off.  Meh.

 
What do you have against Dancing Queen?


There's just something about Scandinavian singers who aren't native English speakers that just gets old after a while ... the rhythms, the beats, the vocalization, it's all just a little off.  Meh.
Me too, so far I've liked everything I've heard from them.  And as a bonus, they're easy on the eyes. {#Hearteyes}

hempmandan wrote:
Radio Paradise introduced me to FAK....so hooked...they really have something going...

 


I get a kick out of seeing this group pop up on RP when I'm at work. Firstly, I dig their music. Secondly, I work for a medical supply company in the division that handles first aid kits, so this is kind of like a weird "house" band.
Radio Paradise introduced me to FAK....so hooked...they really have something going...
 fredriley wrote:
Ah, RP, you are spoiling us with all these lovely Vikings {#War}. 8 from the enraptured Nottingham jury.

 
Ann and Frieda reborn?
Ah, RP, you are spoiling us with all these lovely Vikings {#War}. 8 from the enraptured Nottingham jury.
 pihlr00 wrote:
Looking forward to watch them live in Amsterdam, next Monday :)
 

Lucky you are!  How were they?  It's okay if you don't want to elaborate, too.
The first couple of verses have horribly awkward phrasing.
Wow, the first two notes are the same as the start of Vapor by Euphoria - I was surprised that the third and subsequent went off in a different direction.
Looking forward to watch them live in Amsterdam, next Monday :)
 
 hayduke2 wrote:
In today's NYTimes.comDetroit Love, Swedish Style

14 hours ago ... The Power Big Meet car gathering in Sweden has been held for decades and is a love fest for old American cars, some in pristine condition and ...

(Funny article re: In Sweden big block yankee muscle cars, in scrap-yard condition are paraded around while US southern pop rock plays) 



 
Just checked out the 20 pics that go with the story. Y'all have to take a look: Swedish White Trash looks awfully familiar. 
 ick wrote:
Countrified Abba.

 
...yeah but you like it.
I like this, and them. 7.
In today's NYTimes.comDetroit Love, Swedish Style

14 hours ago ... The Power Big Meet car gathering in Sweden has been held for decades and is a love fest for old American cars, some in pristine condition and ...

(Funny article re: In Sweden big block yankee muscle cars, in scrap-yard condition are paraded around while US southern pop rock plays) 


The line "keep on keepin' on" reminds me of the greatest hit of the same name by the short-lived and much-lamented (by me, at least) Redskins (nowt to do with Native Americans, but referring to the group members being socialist skinheads). Danceable agitprop which always gets me going - see the YouTube video. No relation, musically or politically, to First Aid Kit, who are a fine group. It's just that my mind's meandering on a sweltering Friday afternoon whilst carrying out pointless wage-slavery in the monastery I'm currently imprisoned in...
 dingleberry wrote:
I bet you have to work to pick up a southern USA accent in Sweden!

 
Keep workin' it....

New Genre: Swedish Country - see also --> 'Hey Brother" By Avicii

Followed by Cab Calloway is why radio paradise defines eclectic.
I bet you have to work to pick up a southern USA accent in Sweden!
This song is good for the ears...
More than a touch of Basia Bulat.
Countrified Abba.
"Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold."

Stay gold...
 gesue wrote:

trivial Hipster-tootling. Boring!

 
I totally get why you might think so, and I wouldn't want this as a steady diet, but it tips over into being a catchy little number for me.
Yep, indeedy...I just placed a pre-release order for this CD on Amazon 
Wow!  I LIKE this.  An 8 on first hearing it. 
oooooo new first aid kit!  YES!
Liking it more and more with each play  {#Good-vibes}
Oh definitely! {#Dancingbanana_2}
{#Sunny}{#Bananasplit}
I just switched to Swedish House Mafia in protest.  {#Bananapiano}
My favorite new Swedish country band

{#No}{#No}{#No}{#No}{#No}{#No}{#No}{#No}

 

trivial Hipster-tootling. Boring!


YES!!! A new album!! This news just made my day. I've listened to their previous album probably more often than these ladies would care for, yet i adore it still.

I see the 10th of June is the release date. Marked in my agenda, can't wait!


Definitely a new addition to my list.....great harmonizing & mesmerizing sound.{#Bananajam}
Fab song.
So excited to see these ladies in June...in Carborro, NC!!!!!