Getting Closer

from by Anders Eriksson

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A hopeful song about finding inner peace.


Dogs are barking, some drunk ones talking,
and the guys next door only scream and shout.
I’m fed up with violence, I just want some silence.
I wanna know what life is all about.
Hey! Where do I fit in, in this cra-, crazy, crazy world?

Tired of the striving, I went out driving,
I took away and left the city life behind.
In the wilderness, I feel no lonelyness,
it’s my paradise where peace I find.
Hey! I speak the same language as the prairie wind
and the sparkling fountain water.

Ooh..And I see those Canada Geese fly back home.
If I had wings I would have joined them.
Mmmh… I see them disappear into the sun. And then they’re gone.

Some fields are blooming, but some are gloomy,
some sights are wonderful only at first glance.
If there is sadness, there must be gladness,
it’s just a matter of such a circumstance.
Hey! Can you imagine a life without desire?

Storm and thunder, it made me wonder,
what’s going on up there in our universe?
A star was falling, and I was calling,
well I made a wish for a better world.
Hey! I sometimes think that soon everything will be all right.

Ooh..And I see those big black clouds drifting away.
It’s getting clear and I’m getting closer.
Mmmh… closer to a place and a state of mind where I wanna stay.
Step by step I’m getting closer.


from Music For Freedom, released June 23, 2009
Anders Eriksson – Vocals, acoustic guitar
Susanna Halden – Violin
Tingting Jin – Backing vocals
Jan Jonsson – Steel guitar




Anders Eriksson

I have been writing songs since the middle of the 80s. My music is mixture of rock, soulful pop and American roots/folk music (Americana).

I have been engaged in the fight for human rights in China since many years. This commitment is reflected in some of my songs. For example "They Can’t Make Me Waver" which is a homage to the Chinese Falun Gong practitioner Liu Chengjun.
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