My songs: “The entrance”

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“The entrance” is heavily influenced by the American storytelling tradition visible in country music.  I wanted to tell the story in such general way that anyone could identify with it and to avoid losing edge it had to be honest and show myself when being weak.

It is about when you have longed for something near to obsession, and while finally reaching the goal, you realize that the dream is all you have left. And you’re not sure you want to proceed anymore, not even sure realizing of the dream makes up to the longing.

This was the song that was most complete to start with when I started recording, and the one that I had the most clear view on how I wanted it to sound. And I’m really proud of the result, thanks to the laid back drum beat by Andreas Purvén, the Sneaky Pete-styled pedal steel by Gunnar Frick and the Jordanaires-inspired backing vocals that me and Andreas Magnusson sang. But I guess it all glued together with the back-beat rhythm guitar in the background of the soundscape – and then it just got as good as I could ever had dreamed of.

The entrance

It’s just a passage, but somehow it makes me scared
When I go out there I want to be prepared
All these years of longing, now I’m right outside the door
But I don’t know what I’m waiting for

I’m standing at the doorway to the dream I have
When I’m walking through the gates I know, there is no turning back
Afraid of how it might be I don’t know how to react
Studying the entrance ain’t that bad

I’ve been crawling every ditch to get this near
I have fought for every inch I had no fear
I have burned down every bridge just to get here
I’ve been acting like a bitch to all my dear

I’m standing at the doorway to the dream I have
When I’m walking through the gates I know, there is no turning back
Afraid of how it might be I don’t know how to react
Studying the entrance ain’t that bad

It’s just a passage, but it takes a heart of stone
Should I turn or should I just go on?
If I turn my chance would sure be blown
If I go I know I’ll walk alone

I’m standing at the doorway to the dream I have
When I’m walking through the gates I know, there is no turning back
Afraid of how it might be I don’t know how to react
Studying the entrance ain’t that bad

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