Well, I’m back in Australia and back into the same old routines. Although I have been lucky enough to not suffer any jetlag, I have been feeling emotionally flat since getting back so I haven’t been able to think of anything to write about.
I thought I would share the song and the video that helped reignite my passion for Stockholm. The song is called Stockholm inatt which translates to Stockholm Tonight. I translated the lyrics into English. Unfortunately, I don’t know how to add subtitles to a video so below the video is the translation that I did for my Peter website, complete with links to explain the Stockholm references.
I hang up and run out without locking the door
I’m on Götgatan [a street on Södermalm]
The wind always seems to be blowing here by Skatteskrapan
It feels as if the whole sky is falling down
The same year we met sometime at Gondolen
Then we saw each other again and I yearned so
There was something in the air that autumn
There was fog and light and the voices
And I walk along Skeppsbron and lean into the wind
It seems to rain now, I dry my cheek
And the boats lie in the water
I suppose that they long to get away from here
And I remember that I saw you at Bern’s Terrace
And I thought about everything I could have had
And I thought about the life I had lived and I regret most of it
How did it get like this?
And you finally rang and I rushed out
All the years, all the dreams about happy endings
Is it finally going to happen in Stockholm tonight?
In Riche, Lilla Baren is full and cosy
And I feel a hand take hold of my arm
And I just want to cry
So beautiful is life tonight