Notes for Christmas

by Sofia Talvik

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I’m looking into the ornament The rounded surface shows me a world that’s bent A distorted picture of me a shiny hope of efficiency But when Christmas comes Where shall I begin It’s too late to fix this mess we’re in I’m looking into the ornament The cracking surface shows me a world That’s spent Maybe it is a crystal ball An accurate tale of how We fall So when Christmas comes Where should we begin Can we fix this mess we’re in
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The Christmas train is coming Rolling in like thunder The Christmas train is coming Rolling in like thunder Filled with guns and ammunition They don't give a damn about the wishing The Christmas train is coming The Christmas train is coming There's no way you can stop it The Christmas train is coming There's no way you can stop it Taking dreams and futures with them They don't care about the victims They don't care who's going with them Ohohoho Can you hear the whistle roar The Christmas train is coming Over the mountains The Christmas train is coming Over the mountains To every town and city There's no mercy, there's no pity Good or bad, ugly or pretty Ohohoho Can you hear the whistle roar The Christmas train is coming Rolling in like thunder The Christmas train is coming Rolling in like thunder Filled with guns and ammunition They don't give a damn about the wishing The Christmas train is coming The Christmas train is coming The Christmas train is coming
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The last of autumns leaves are falling from the tousles of your hair Mama bear's returning to the darkness of her lair Ice crystals are forming on your lashes and your lips As if the year is but a cup and we are down to the last sips Wrap me in the comfort of the warm and friendly memories of spring Of summer skies when snow and ice start covering everything Let Christmas light the darkness and guide us through the night Till we step out in the new year, new as the morning light The world is white around us diamonds laying at our feet Our shadows painted indigo fallen to the street The trees are shivering naked in the wind, the flowers frozen into glass The days keep moving forward, another year has passed As the days keep moving forward another year will pass

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Notes for Christmas is a 4 track mini EP containing unplugged versions of Sofia Talvik’s new Christmas single ”This Mess We’re in” as well as her 2 latest Christmas singles ”Christmas Train” and "Poem At Year’s End”. The EP also includes the traditional Swedish song ”Strålande Jul” performed in Swedish and German.
"Notes for Christmas" is released as a digital download on December 1st 2020.

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released December 1, 2020

Vocals and guitar Sofia Talvik
Mixed and Mastered by Jonas Westin
Cover Photo by Jenny Oscarsson
Cover art 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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