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Kent - Sjukhus Lyrics Translation (Hospital)

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Album: Röd
Lyrics: Joakim Berg
Music: Joakim Berg / Martin Sköld


They took me to a place where nothing grew
To a place where only the shadows in the dust had time
They took me to a ward, a sun-bleached hospital
Where all the doors were so heavy that they did not need locks

They led me past rows of starched beds
Where our steps will echo long after we have all gone from time
They write your name just when the rain hits the windows
And an evil wind shakes the trees, tambourine-shakers of dead leaves

And they took me to a dirty beach
Where the ghosts of the surfers who drowned collect PET-bottles for deposit
On a dirt road between fields where the flowers of evil were allowed to grow
And change eternal forest into tabloids

And they point to a background, poison-yellow clouds
Orange lamps, silent silos, jets' smoke trails, bone-gray towers
They whisper in my ear
"Do you see the future, do you see how nothing grows, nothing lives but nothing dies?"

When you can finally see all the mechanisms behind
Then you will never be afraid again
When you can finally see all emperors stand naked
Then everything turns again
Everything turns around again

I wake up in a ward, in a shadowy hospital stands a woman
by my bed who bleached her teeth a bit too much
She strokes my cheek gently with a hand as artificial as dolls
Wrinkle-free, ringless, painted, heavy and fever-warm

My skin is white porcelain, small angry rashes are a touch of
allergy mainly against my times and my faith
I write your name uncertainly on a postcard, as if to test
who you were, I have forgotten long ago

When you can finally see who is pulling all the strings
Then you will never be afraid again
When you can finally see all emperors stand naked
Then everything turns again
Everything turns around again

I walk alone into the light

I walk alone into the light
I walk alone into the light
I walk alone into the light

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