Kaleidoscope

 

This is the title song of the album. But the album isn’t named from the song, but the other way around.

I came home from the music store with some percussion gear and a ukulele. Within a couple of minutes of playing around with the uke, I had a hook and a line, and reeling in the fish was a breeze. Making the song was so much fun, and so much of the spirit of it is due to the splendid playing by Robert Wirensjö on the piano and Hasse Johnzon on pedal. They took it from burlesque crooner into vaudeville, complete with the can-can girls a-kicking!

I wrote the first couple of verses pretty much right off the bat, and recorded what became the Kaleidoscopy Overture, with the window opening up to the world, and the reclusive singer confessing his feelings, oblivious to the world outside, not caring whether anyone listens or not. I later decided to expand the song, and Will Gough helped me with the words in the second half.


 

Kaleidoscope

(Music by Jana Persson, Lyrics by Jana Persson and Will Gough)

Who will get it if they want?
You will
Who’ll prevail as is their wont?
You will

Who will have a look
In my kaleidoscope
Find the beauty
Of true love and hope

Who’s my little croissant?
You are
My beloved dilettante?
You are

Will you have a look
In my kaleidoscope
Find the beauty
Of true love and hope

Who will make me wanna die?
You will
Who will love me til I cry ?
You will

Who will have a look
In my kaleidoscope
Find the beauty
Of true love and hope

Who’s the one I love to taunt?
You are
And whose grace I love to flaunt?
You are

Will you have a look
In my kaleidoscope
Find the beauty
Of true love and hope

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