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Kiruna you maggot


Another song, this time about Kiruna and the Kirunamine, and about people’s perceptions. Lyrics by Johan Sandström, but all else (music, instruments and vocals) by Tommy Jensen.

 

Kiruna you maggot
Kiruna you maggot
Blowing in my face
Sucking my cheeks
Icing my shoes

Where is the sun
Vampire mosquitoes
The melting ice
The days that never end

Bring it on
Let your warm winds
Wash over me
Tell the high mountains
The creeks and the lakes
The reindeer and the grouse
To watch over me

Living alone
In a community
Loving wild nature
In a mining town

Kiruna you maggot
A paradox of the north
A rainbow story
In a granite dress

Bring it on
Let your warm winds
Wash over me
Tell the high mountains
The creeks and the lakes
The reindeer and the grouse
To watch over me

A one-way street in a freeway world
A one-way street in a freeway world
A one-way street in a freeway world

The Spaceland gaze
An island in the north
A rainbow story
In a granite dress

Bring it on
Let your warm winds
Wash over me
Tell the high mountains
The creeks and the lakes
The reindeer and the grouse
To watch over me

 


Comments (2)

  1. Organizing rocks

    Thanks for sharing your reflection, Suzanne! And yes, nature is beautiful. We also hope it is resilient in the face of the mine. At times a seemingly fragile balancing act.

  2. Suzanne benn

    what really strikes me about the Kiruna story as particularly told in this song is the contrast between the inevitable physical harshness of the mine and the way nature seems resilient in the face of it. The song does not exactly say ‘ nature is beautiful’ ( ie high mountains etc) but it is implied that per se, these elements of the natural world are indestructible even in the face of a Kiruna bent around human need