Meanwhile in Winnsboro

by Sofia Talvik

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My concert at The Winnsboro Center For The Arts was one
of the last ones I did before the corona virus shut everything down - including my tour. We had arrived early that day in Winnsboro, TX, and it all seemed so peaceful compared to the headlines that was shouting at me everytime I opened my phone. In Winnsboro the birds were singing and the trees were full of blossoms. The air was sweet and you would never know what was going on in the rest of the world.

I wrote the song without predjudice or judgement. It is mearly a reflection of the situation I have found myself in, being on tour in a different country, far away from my family, watching news about people hoarding toilet paper and food like there is no tomorrow.

A small testament to the times.

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Meanwhile in Winnsboro

Will you starve
Keep from going very far
Will you brace
for the end of the world

Have you forgot
All the luxury that you’ve got
As you brace for
the end of the world

Meanwhile in Winnsboro
Apple blossoms bloom
Spring is coming soon
Spring is coming soon
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
It doesn’t look so bad
I think of all I had
I think of all I had

If this really is the end
How will you spend it my friend
Holed up in your house
Till you’re alone in the world

All the food you could eat
Till this virus is beat
Holed up in your house
Till you’re alone in the world

Meanwhile in Winnsboro
Apple blossoms bloom
Spring is coming soon
Spring is coming soon
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
It doesn’t look so bad
I think of all I had
I think of all I had

A million miles away
From the ones I’m keeping safe
I hope that he’s ok
At the end of the world

The world looks just like yesterday
And yet not in every way
Will the songs all be the same
At the end of the world

Meanwhile in Winnsboro
Apple blossoms bloom
Spring is coming soon
Spring is coming soon
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
It doesn’t look so bad
I think of all I had
I think of all I had

Meanwhile in Winnsboro
You would never think
We are at the brink
We are at the brink
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
We can still pretend
This is not the end
Not the end of the world

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released March 23, 2020
Meanwhile in Winnsboro - 04.51
Written by Sofia Talvik
Vocals and Guitar - Sofia Talvik
Pedal Steel - Tim Fleming
Mix and Master - Jonas Westin
Cover Photo - Jim Willis
Recorded live in Surfside TX, March 2020
Released by Makaki Music
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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 6 original full length albums as well as numerous EPs, singles and tours behind her. ... more

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