Klara & Jag – “Sordiner” (mutes).

   Hey people! 🙂 

   Today I’d like to introduce to you a Swedish pop duo, about which I’ve heard already quite some time back but only recently have actually started listening to their music and I think it’s quite cool. Their name translates to Klara & I in English, and they are Klara Tuva Wörmann and Johanna Frostling from Stockholm. I think this song is quite interesting lyrics-wise and I can see it being very relatable for many people in all sorts of different ways. I’m not sure my translation of the title is the best possible, sordiner is the plural form of sordin in Swedish and it means the thing that is used on musical instruments like strings to make them sound quieter. I’ve also seen that there is such word in English as sordine/sourdine but I’m not sure it’s exactly the same and if it would make sense in these particular lyrics at all as here it is used figuratively. 

  Drinking medium roast coffee in the kitchen
Next to yesterday’s dinner
It always gets this messy
But it is not something I can control
The blinds are down
It is dark here all day
My coffee has been standing
It is cold but I am used to it
So many days
So many times before
Everything sucks I am starting to get tired now
In my records they have written down who I am
Can happy pills get me out of this?
You had never seen that it was me
Walked next to you yesterday in Gullmarsplan
Constrained myself and did what they said
Mutes on all that I am
I have lost my darkness
I am there but not anymore
The blinds are up
I have cleaned and tidied
My highs and lows
They are no longer there
I am in between
But this is not me
So many days
So many times before
And everything sucks I am starting to get tired now
In my records they have written down who I am
Can happy pills get me out of this?
You have never seen that it was me
Walked next to you yesterday in Gullmarsplan
Constrained myself and did what they said
Mutes on all that I am
I have fucked up so many times now
Have been somebody one doesn’t want to be
The letters in combinations
You would not believe it was me
Would not believe it was me
You have never seen that it was me
Walked next to you yesterday in Gullmarsplan
Constrained myself and did what they said
Mutes on all that I am