7. Nightmare Land

This song was originally done by Vagabond, but with Swedish lyrics, entitled “N√§rmare Land”. It can be heard on the album “I En Annan Tid”, elsewhere on this site. Tricia Tenpenny got to hear it, and thought the Swedish lyrics sounded something like “Nightmare Land”. She was inspired to do her personal interpretation of the song, based solely on the sound of the Swedish words. Pretty cool. I’m please to have an opportunity to finally put it to good use on this album.

Roger Gustafsson does some stunning work producing the backing track on this song. He plays and programs just about every instrument (there are a lot of them) and also did the arrangement. He did not hear the Vagabond version of it, but did his own interpretations as I presented the song to him with just a guitar. It turned out really great, as both lyrics and instruments represent an entirely new take on the song. Robert Wirensjö also contributed some organ.

 

Nightmare Land
(Jana Persson, Tricia Tenpenny, Roger Gustafsson)

The sea turns the deepest shade of indigo
As clouds fill the sky, a cold wind starts to blow
The waves keep on coming and soon I’m overboard
I’m too far out and I can’t make it back to shore

Nightmare land
Where spirits threaten harm
Then I wake up and find
That I’m safe in your loving arms

The sea comes to be a fierce and angry foe
Then out of the darkness calls a voice I know
You pull me ashore and we head for a place that’s warm
You hold me and whisper, there’s no need to fear the storm

Nightmare land
Where spirits threaten harm
Then I wake up and find
That I’m safe in your loving arms

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One Response to “7. Nightmare Land”

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    Tricia Tenpenny Says:

    I’m glad this song finally saw the light of day. Good luck to you guys.

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