singalong! i'm good i'm gone by lykke li

This is the song (and video) that first introduced me to Lykke Li, the Swedish singer with a name that English-speakers get thoroughly terrified to attempt to pronounce.  It was brought to my attention by my super stylish and in-tune with all things European, Bradley, and it immediately captured my heart.  The video itself is awesome - a bunch of the best Nordic musicians jamming together with acoustic instruments, but the song is truly where it's at.  It's quite simply one of the best "say what you want, I'm going to do this and you're going to watch and if you don't believe in me then check these shoe prints walking past your negativity."


"I'm Good, I'm Gone"
LYKKE LI

Working in the corner, peaking over shoulders, waiting for my time to come.
Working in the corner, one day to the other, butter for my piece of bun.

Stepping a stone and I'm all gone.
Give me the tone and I'm all gone
Yes I'm walking by the line,
Not here but in my mind.
Working a sweat but it's all good.
Breaking my back but it's all good.
Cause I know I'll get it back,
I know your hands will clap.

I'm working
I'm working
To make butter for my piece of bun.

And if you say I'm not okay
With miles to go.
If you say there ain't no way that I could know.
If you say I aim too high from down below,
Well say it now cause when I'm gone,
You'll be calling but I won't be at the phone.

And I'm hanging around until it's all done,
You can't keep me back once I had some.
Wasting time to get it right,
And you will see what I'm about.
Cause I'm working a sweat but it's all good,
I'm breaking my back but it's all good.
Cause I know I'll get it back, I know your hands will clap.

And if you say I'm not okay with miles to go.
If you say there ain't no way that I could know.
If you say I aim too high from down below,
Well say it now cause when I'm gone,
You'll be calling but I won't be at the phone.

Comments

Bradley said…
And to think we saw her live in ancient times (if my memory serves me correctly) and it still makes an impression! Did you ever get into this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS6wfWu0JvA
Andrea said…
What a great mix! I hadn't heard it yet. You've done it again, Bradley.