The Spirit of the Lyrics

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lyrics

From heaven sent
A pretty face and a voice like honey
You jumped into entertainment
A dream to get love, fame and money

So to be heard
You sang the lyrics someone lent
Stuffed with all these pretty words
But you had no idea what they meant

But people were thrilled by your elegant monotone voice
By your lovely but so vacant voice

Because the spirit of the lyrics
Never entered your mind
The spirit of the lyrics
Never entered your mind

Your trembling lips and eyes so blue
Made them believe that what you were singing
Was all self experienced and true
But for you these rhymes had no meaning

No matter if the tune that you were performing
Was intended to be sad or gay
With your tedious way of singing
You made them swiftly sound all the same

Still people were thrilled by your elegant monotone voice
By your lovely but so vacant voice

Because the spirit of the lyrics
Never entered your mind
The spirit of the lyrics
Never entered your mind

But you never found (The spirit of the lyrics)
And you never will (The spirit of the lyrics)
You were never near (The spirit of the lyrics)
Because you never cared

But you never found (The spirit of the lyrics)
And you never will (The spirit of the lyrics)
You were never near (The spirit of the lyrics)
Because you never cared

But why?
You didn’t even try
Needless to say you’re not the passionate one
But did you even realize that you were singing about love?

And why (The spirit of the lyrics)
Didn’t you sing about your life? (The spirit of the lyrics)
The words you sing don´t mean a thing, if you don't comprehend (The spirit of the lyrics)
So write your own words from your heart (The spirit of the lyrics)
and it will all make sense

credits

from Languid Belles, released May 31, 2019
Music and lyrics by Anders Nyberg.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jörgen Wärnström at Studio Lyckan.

Anders Nyberg: Lead vocals, rhythm guitar and backing vocals.
Mattias Holmqvist Larsson: Bass guitar and backing vocals.
Karl Sunnermalm: Lead guitar, harmonica and rhythm guitar.
Fredrik Svensson: Drums.
Amelia Fletcher: Backing vocals.

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The Slow Summits Linköping, Sweden

The Slow Summits is a four-piece pop band from Linköping, Sweden:
Anders Nyberg, Lead vocals/Rhythm guitar/Backing vocals
Mattias Holmqvist Larsson, Bass guitar/Backing vocals/Keyboards/Percussion
Karl Sunnermalm, Lead guitar/Keyboard/Piano/Harmonica/Glockenspiel
Fredrik Svensson, Drums/Backing vocals

On two of the songs on the Languid Belles EP, Amelia Fletcher does some stunning backing vocals!
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