A Long Way Home

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Annual Christmas single from Sofia Talvik. (c) Makaki Music 2014

Bolstered by the icy visuals in the stark one-camera video, Swedish singer/songwriter Sofia Talvik’s seasonal release “A Long Way Home” rings with the bright Nordic flavor she claims as a solid birthright, echoing a priority of travelers worldwide: the drive to touch home base in the Yuletide season. While it glides along quite pleasantly on a casual first listening, the song becomes all the more poignant when reminding us that tragic events are a year-round reality, and not every holiday story has a happy ending. Talvik’s airy vocals, a chorus of blended horns, and chord changes that suggest an eighteen-wheeler shifting gears make this a road song for enjoying any time and place.
- Keith Harrelson

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A Long Way Home

They closed the pass over the mountains
it don't open until May
so I take the long way round to see you
I take the long way home

The radio's singing Hallelujah
but there's no angel here for me
just snowflakes dancing in my headlights
and a long way home

And honey I will find a way
to get home till Christmas day
I'll fight the snow if it's the last thing that I do
but it's a long way home
a long way home

And you know I tried to call you
can't get a signal through these pines
and anyway I might as well keep trucking
it's a long way home

And I'm just a little tired
but I'll keep pushing anyway
cause I know once I get around these mountains
it's not a long way home

And honey I will find a way
to get home till Christmas day
I'll fight the snow if it's the last thing that I do
but it's a long way home
a long way home
And it feels like I am flying
tires slipping on the ice
and those lights came out of nowhere
I tried to shield my eyes
I tried

Honey I'm so very sorry
I really tried my best
but I won't make it home in time for Christmas
it's a long way home

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from A Long Way Home, track released December 1, 2014
Words and music by Sofia Talvik. Vocals and guitar Sofia Talvik. Drums by Joakim Lundgren. Electric guitar by Marcus Högquist. All other instruments by Sofia Talvik. Mixed by Sofia Talvik. Mastered by Mathis Richter-Reichhelm, Mahoni Music Productions. Cover art by Sofia Talvik. Released by Makaki Music 2014, All rights reserved.

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Sofia Talvik Gothenburg, Sweden

We all know the Swedes can write a mean pop songs – but what about folk songs? Well, one artist is nonchalantly transferring the charm and fun found in most pop songs into sweet, acoustic twang. Sofia Talvik, brings bubbly blonde ambition to this raw and often quiet genre with a captivating breath of fresh air. ... more

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