Jonestown

by Sofia Talvik

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1.
As summers pass As summers pass The green green grass  turns to brown Will you stop being around You pray to God  your soul to keep Then you ride me ’til you fall asleep And I don’t want forever you know I don’t pretend I didn’t want a lover I just wanted a friend I don’t believe  in many things But I feel your heartbeats through your skin And I can’t read between the lines the irony of being blind  And I don’t want forever you know I don’t pretend I didn’t want a lover I just wanted a friend I didn’t want a hunter I didn’t want to find you on my page You trapped me like a sparrow by opening the door to my cage And I don’t want forever but I don’t want this to end I was no ones lover ’til you made me one my friend As summers pass The green green grass  turns to brown
2.
My James Dean So look what you’ve done what I’ve become look what you’ve done You couldn’t leave me be and now that you see I’m not that special you leave me here is a lonely place and staring back is a lonely face I couldn’t let you go though I tried to throw it all away I wanted you to stay So baby I’m sorry I wanted you to be my James Dean Yes I know what you’ve done what you’ve become I know what you’ve done I wish that you were mine could you give me time and I’ll make it better I turn around and there is no one here my hair is wet from my own tears I wake and it’s half past five it’s still dark outside not nearly morning and I want to scream out loud Baby I’m sorry I wanted you to be my James Dean I fall asleep I’m happy here you’re in my dreams  it’s nearly morning I close my eyes I see you smile right by my side My James Dean
3.
03:58
At the end You were on the road again and she was home alone again and the road was hard to follow  It was lonely it was hollow But she was at the end my friend  at the end Halfway through the States and back It felt just like a heart attack When the phone calls stopped to matter  And the loneliness got better When you were at the end my friend  at the end You thought about your home and how Your home was really nowhere now When you pay your rent for nowhere You don’t really wanna go there But it all comes to an end my friend to an end And all those dusty roads Have taken their toll on you on you And with a worn-out heart You don’t know where to start new start new It’s just another no name town another girl another long way down To the end my friend to the end You were on the road again feeling kind of old again But your home is where your dreams are  and you’ll never be too far away for love In the end my friend  in the end
4.
02:31
Diamonds Baby you know  I won’t let you go Being by your side Is the closest I’ve come  to being alive Being alive Seasons may change sunshine to rain When everything is gone our love will remain It will remain my love like the sun and the stars above ’Cause diamonds are forever and you are my diamond As silly as this as real as your kiss As foolish as it seems at least I’m a fool with dreams sparkling and wonderful dreams ’Cause diamonds are forever And you are my room with a view my day when it’s new so pure and so true ’Cause you are my diamond and diamonds are forever
5.
Something good My father says an artist is someone who never quits when nothing keeps a coming He fights on with his fists My father says a soldier is someone with an inner strength Who’ll keep on going  ’til his knees will bend And I guess I never fell in line and I want to quit half the time But I know There’s something good in me There’s something good in me I feel my every failure I feel my jealousy Of everyone better off than me My father says a pilgrim sees the journey as his goal the destination  is not what will make us whole And I guess I never fell in line And I fail more than half the time  But I know There’s something good in me  There’s something good in me And I try to do my best and maybe I’ll never be better than the rest But I hope I can be good enough for me if there’s something good in me
6.
Burning fields I leave these burning fields behind that my heart set on fire In a way I miss you now but it’s too late to turn around The wind has changed from north to south  bringing snowstorms to my grounds in a way I miss you now but I saw you wave goodbye I saw you wave goodbye I didn’t think it’d end so soon but in a day the heat was gone in a way I miss it now with the smoke burning in my eyes The key to freedom  is the key to depravity it seems in a way I miss you now but it’s temporary I am happy the way I am I will never change my name for you name for you And all we had was too much time and now time is running out for you out for you  out for you Counting hours on my clock counting time that I have lost in a way I miss you now but it’s life they say and I’m Getting older by the day and you are stuck on seventeen in a way I miss you now But it’s temporary I am happy the way I am I will never change my name for you name for you All we had was too much time And now time is running out for you Out for you out for you  I’ll miss you I know I will But the fields are burning I’ll miss you I know I will But my fields are burning still
7.
Ams and armour It’s danger when you touch me bombs and ricochets I know I should be running away from you and yet all these arms and armour are slowing down my step I’m my own disarmer my gun towards my head You were aiming for my heart but pierced right through my soul I thought dying would be easy but it left me stiff and cold and all these arms and armour they don’t do me any good when my heart’s outside my chest and my guns are made of wood There’s no defense for what I’m feeling you stripped me of  my arms and armour This fight is getting pretty tired I’m putting down  my arms and armour I surrender to you now I’m walking through the ruins of all my hopes and dreams I watch them float away as teardrops in a stream and all these arms and armour I am putting them away If only I can be with you I’ll be ok There’s no defense for what I’m feeling you stripped me of  my arms and armour This fight is getting pretty tired I’m putting down  my arms and armour I surrender to you now
8.
02:41
Clown Did you see the lions Jumping through the ring of fire Did you hear the orchestra play the opening of the show And the ballerinas are they dancing for the audience Can you see the glitter and smell the animals ’Cause I don’t see any circus tents this town is low on such events Why are you acting a clown there’s no circus in town I can hear you talking But the words don’t make  no sense to me You are going backwards and twisting me around ’Cause I don’t see any circus tents this town is low on such events Why are you acting a clown there’s no circus in town And baby stop those foolish games you’re playing ’Cause I can hear just  what you’re saying And if you want me around don’t make me be a clown Don’t make me be a clown ’Cause I don’t see any circus tents this town is low on such events Why are you acting a clown there’s no circus in town
9.
Lower case letters I’m talking  in lower case letters to you No shouting no cursing  it would pass right through you I’m waiting I’m waiting still  for you to hear me My words keep pouring out they pass right through me now No heroes no miracles  are waiting for us You have to find your way  without a guiding star How could we grow so far apart by just staying where we are We never listened to our hearts We never listened to our hearts and now it’s all falling apart We never listened to our hearts I’m talking  in lower case letters to you My voice is growing small  and distant to you You’re watching from afar  me reaching for you I’m stumbling I’m falling  as I pass right through you now How could we grow so far apart by just staying where we are We never listened to our hearts We never listened to our hearts and now it’s all falling apart We never listened to our hearts We never listened to our hearts We never listened to our hearts
10.
Summer ended yesterday You took my heart  and turned it inside out and all these songs  just came pouring out You were my muse  when I was dry as dust I let you shine  when you felt like rust So what will you do  when summer’s over And oh what will you do  when it’s all over We’re making plans  for another life having coffee under rainy skies I’m making you  a soundtrack for each day You turn me into  a song you play So what will you do  when summer’s over And oh what will you do  when it’s all over And oh the dreams we share where will they take us a worn down motel room in Austin, Texas Oh and you could never stay so don’t pretend to fancy me that way ’cause I’ll believe you and I will hold you to your word I wanted to  love you in every way But summer ended  yesterday
11.
Prove me wrong We all make mistakes and I’d be happy  to make them all with you You have a thing or two that I could relate to We all tell right from wrong But I’d be happy to play along for now If maybe we could try to make it right And I refuse to believe in that I’m the only one who feels the way I’m feeling you have to prove me wrong you have to prove me wrong These endless skies draw a picture of how I feel for you they’re empty and they’re blue there’s nothing new I’ve heard it all before I just thought that you were different  but I guess that’s what everybody says when they’re in that place And I refuse to believe in that I’m the only one who feels the way I’m feeling you have to prove me wrong you have to prove me wrong You could have stopped it  if you wanted I could have walked away it’s silly but I figured you wanted me to stay No no no no But you didn’t
12.
04:03
Jonestown Put your troubles in a box and your heart behind the locks of the safest place you know to protect you from the blow of the unforgiving world so you can be fine Be fine Don’t let anyone get close just keep staring at your shoes build a shell around yourself put your life up on the shelf It’s the safest way you know so you can be fine Be fine And with your lost life in your arms your revolutionary charms will you make it there some day Jonestown, USA It is heaven on earth they say but can you be fine Be fine Could you save you from yourself if you moved to somewhere else Could location be the key the horizon and the sea an actor in a different scene so could you be fine Be fine And with your lost life in your arms your revolutionary charms will you make it there some day Jonestown, USA It is heaven on earth they say but can you be fine Be fine And when your heart  is breaking Will you be forsaking love ’Cause no matter  what you do we will always love you  And what could be  your temple could also be your downfall So no matter  where you turn to make sure you don’t turn us down

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Fresh from a powerful performance at 2008’s Lollapalooza festival, Sweden’s Sofia Talvik is now poised to conquer the States with the release of her devastatingly beautiful third album.

It’s a record of staggering elegance, with the faintest trace of Scandinavian twee and youthful exuberance. (Timpani, crisp castanets, tambourine, all the toys and tricks to put some bounce in your step.) But those forces are tempered by a subtle melancholy that slowly drips down the lonely walls while you listen until, by the last song, you’re drowning in a warm, welcome bath of sad sounds, syrupy string sections, and round, resonant horns.

She combines modal chord changes and beautiful 60’s euro-pop production with the gentle singing of a 70’s folk songstress. Her voice shines through the dark tones of dramatic, lush orchestrations and the haze of reverb like a ray of liquid luminescence.

“Jonestown” will remind you of Goldfrapp, Pulp, Nico, Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake, Belle & Sebastian, Aimee Mann, Tori Amos, Burt Bacharach (I could go on and on!), and yet it sounds entirely original and, more importantly, rings true. - CdBaby

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released July 1, 2008

Produced by Sofia Talvik & Tobias Fröberg
All music and lyrics by Sofia Talvik

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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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