Monday, March 23, 2009

Those Boys

Surely the best English-language songwriters of the generation I grew up in; and they are Swedes! It does give them a small advantage, in avoiding dumb cliches.
Norm reminds me.
But Holy Cow! Could a native speaker have produced "the loser standing small"?
The Gods may throw the dice
Their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here
Loses someone dear

Did anyone write better English lyrics in the late 70s and early 80s than these two Swedish lads?
I think not.
And of course it is the Norwegian who can make the song a killer!


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