Hopeless in Stockholm

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(Swedish parts translated below)

Nu du, nu är det nog
Jag har så ont
Byggde ett luftslott
Hade ingen trott
Allt blåstes bort
Mina ögon är svarta
Ryker av svavel
Mitt förbannade hjärta
Nu blöder vi svärta

I drag my anchor through Stockholm
The weight of failure
Heavy on soul and bone
I’ve grown bitter
It’s easy to do
My illness has spread and guess what
I blame it all on you

I counted on you to see me through
I called you my home
You let me down, Stockholm

My demons grin as I lose control
Love is poison
Eats you whole
My wound so deep
Kaleidoscopic abyss
I curse the things I dearly miss
My own shadow has betrayed me
Multilayered misery
Disastrous synergy

I counted on you to see me through
I called you my home
You let me down, Stockholm
Jag söker en ro
Finns den måntro?
Vilse i dimman
Åren gått
Skägget grått

Och jag tänker på tiden i Ekensberg med kompisgänget och jag var så kär
Allt gick utför efter sketna Rödaberg
Och jag tänker på tiden i Alphyddan
Jag förde oss samman, tajt som fan
Vart tog dom vägen efter Karlavägen?

If you feel worthless then you probably are
(Ha-ha-ha-ha)
No one will love you for who you are
(Ha-ha-ha-ha)

Jag står på Skanstullsbron med spöken i led
Ett steg fram så kommer ni att se
Ångest ångar från hjärtesorg
Vid högtider en tom inkorg
Bestulen på tid
Kött och blod
Hopp och drömmar
Detta kräver mod
Råder bara snack
Få förblir en vän
Sviken om och om igen

Och jag tänker på Svea och tiden i Tumba
Känner mig hemma i det förflutna
Jag vill ha tillbaka min Amiga 500
Å jag fick landa i en famn
Jag hade en kärlek
Ja, titta jag kan
Men som allt annat hon försvann

You’ll never be good enough
No, you’ll never be good enough
Don’t ever think you’re good enough for anyone or anything

Hello, can anyone hear me?
I’m lost in the dark with the wreckage that is my heart
My compass is spinning
My fears are winning
I’m at war within
I blame you for everything

Swedish parts translated:

It’s enough now
I’m in so much pain
Built an air castle
No one would have thought
Everything was blown away
My eyes are black with smoke of sulfur
My damn heart
Now we bleed black


I seek peace of mind
Does it exist?
Lost in the fog
Years gone
Beard now grey

And I think about the times in Ekensberg with my friends and I was so in love
Everything went downhill after shitty Rödaberg
And I think about the times in Alphyddan
I brought us all together
We were so tight
Where did they go after Karlavägen?

I’m standing on Skanstullsbron followed by ghosts
One step forward and you will see
Anxiety steams from heartache
An empty inbox on holidays
Robbed of time
Flesh and blood
Hopes and dreams
This takes courage
People talk a lot
Few remain a friend
Let down over and over again

And I think about Svea and the times in Tumba
I feel at home in the past
I want my Amiga 500 back
Oh I landed in an embrace
I had a love but like everything else she disappeared

Music, lyrics, instruments, programming, lead and backing vocals by Eric Sparkwood. Backing vocals by Jessica Isaksson, Tomas Rosenberg. Produced by Tomas Rosenberg, Eric Sparkwood. Artwork by Aki Aro, Eric Sparkwood. Original Foghorn Lonesome logo by Bo Reinerdahl. Released February 2019.

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