My Silver Lining

First Aid Kit

Score: 215
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Played: 2037

Album:

Stay Gold

Released: 14 Aug 2017

Wiki:

The title of this traveling song comes from the English metaphor for optimism, "every cloud has a silver lining." The tune finds the Swedish Söderberg sisters contemplating life on the road as a mixed blessing, as they wake up one morning in a hotel room with no idea, "who or what or where I am." However, they add that there's always something good to balance out the bad. The origin of the phrase "every cloud has a silver lining" is thought to lie in John Milton's 1634 masque Comus with the lines, "Was I deceiv'd, or did a sable cloud. Turn forth her silver lining on the night?" The phrase "silver lining" has recently been re-popularised by the movie Silver Linings Playbook, which emphasizes the way love can be found even in hopelessness. Following First Aid Kit's performance of the song on The Late Show, the host David Letterman who'd recently announced his impending retirement, quipped to Johanna and Klara Söderberg, "I don't know if you know this but I'm moving to Stockholm and I'd be happy to run errands."

Lyrics:

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[Verse 1] I don't want to wait anymore I'm tired of looking for answers Take me some place where there's music and there's laughter I don't know if I'm scared of dying But I'm scared of living too fast, too slow Regret, remorse, hold on, oh no I've got to go There’s no starting over No new beginnings time races on And you've just gotta keep on keeping on Gotta keep on going Looking straight out on the road Can't worry 'bout what's behind you Or what's coming for you further up the road I try not to hold on to what is gone I try to do right what is wrong I try to keep on keeping on Yeah, I just keep on keeping on [Chorus] I hear a voice calling Calling out for me These shackles I've made in an attempt to be free Be it for reason, be it for love I won't take the easy road Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo Oh-oh Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo Oh-oh [Verse 2] I've woken up in a hotel room My worries as big as the moon Having no idea who or what or where I am Something good comes with the bad A song's never just sad There's hope, there's a silver lining Show me my silver lining Show me my silver lining [Chorus] I hear a voice calling Calling out for me These shackles I've made in an attempt to be free Be it for reason, be it for love I won't take the easy road I won't take the easy road The easy road, the easy road, oh-oh! I won't take the easy road The easy road, the easy road, oh-oh! Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo Oh-oh Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo Oh-oh [Breakdown] Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on