My Silver Lining

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I discovered a Swedish band a few years ago called First Aid Kit. They’re excellent. They just released a new album this past week entitled Stay Gold, which starts off with “My Silver Lining” – and it’s currently my favorite song. Not only is the music beautifully written and performed, but the lyrics are full of wisdom. There’s so much self-reflection and optimism – and it’s great to listen to while on a road trip or just relaxing. And if you have a chance to see them in concert, they’re just as engaging as their music (and humble, too!)

Below is a pic of the Stay Gold LP, as well as lyrics to “My Silver Lining”. Enjoy!

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LYRICS (courtesy SoundCloud)

My Silver Lining

I don’t want to wait anymore I’m tired of looking for answers
Take me some place where there’s music and there’s laughter
I don’t know if I’m scared of dying but I’m scared of living too fast, too slow
Regret, remorse, hold on, oh no I’ve got to go
There’s no starting over, no new beginnings, time races on
And you’ve just gotta keep on keeping on
Gotta keep on going, looking straight out on the road
Can’t worry ’bout what’s behind you or what’s coming for you further up the road
I try not to hold on to what is gone, I try to do right what is wrong
I try to keep on keeping on
Yeah I just keep on keeping on

I hear a voice calling
Calling out for me
These shackles I’ve made in an attempt to be free
Be it for reason, be it for love
I won’t take the easy road

I’ve woken up in a hotel room, my worries as big as the moon
Having no idea who or what or where I am
Something good comes with the bad
A song’s never just sad
There’s hope, there’s a silver lining
Show me my silver lining
Show me my silver lining

I hear a voice calling
Calling out for me
These shackles I’ve made in an attempt to be free
Be it for reason, be it for love
I won’t take the easy road

I won’t take the easy road
The easy road, the easy road

Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on
Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on
Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on
Show me my silver lining, I try to keep on keeping on

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