A Long Way Home

by Sofia Talvik

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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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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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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

Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy, creating a special niche of folk music that has been described as neo-folk. She is a veteran performer with 8 original full length albums as well as numerous EPs, singles and tours behind her. ... more

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