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Anna Ternheim — Bow Your Head
Album: The Night Visitor
Avg rating:
7.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 2592









Released: 2011
Length: 5:19
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Let's give it up for the rain
Heavy fall and a halo
Hours of holding the time
Like a stone in the palm of your hand
Lovely days by your side
Not even once, I never saw signs of trouble

Bow your head
Bow your head

Let's give it up for the fool
Words falling carelessly
Each joke holds a belief
For sad people like you and me

Bow your head
Bow your head
Bow your head
For all the loveliness

Let's take a walk on the beach
Feel the sand beneath our feet
Fall asleep in the shade
After a swim in the ocean
Get dry on sandy rocks
Not even once, I never saw
Signs of trouble

Bow your head
Bow your head
Bow your head
For all the loveliness
Comments (150)add comment
 misterbearbaby wrote:

At last, a song so boring it made me stop breathing....


Apparently your inability to breath has not affected your ability to make scathing remarks or type so at least you still have those skill sets in place ...
 misterbearbaby wrote:

At last, a song so boring it made me stop breathing....
 
R.I.P.
 SpinyNorma wrote:

....
 
Such poor taste whilst such a lovely lady is singing.  Gentlemen, please...
 Typesbad wrote:

"Sucks" is derived from the act of sucking a dick.  "Blows" is from "blow job" which is also the act of sucking a dick.  Determining why its called a blow job when only sucking is involved requires more etymology than I am willing to engage in. And to be honest, referring to this act as a pejorative only makes sense if the individual performing the act (probably assumed to be male for that added gay-bashing touch) is doing so unwillingly.  Obviously the receiver is quite happy with the whole thing regardless.  But lets face it, a great many vulgar phrases don't make much sense when taken literally.

Uh... isn't that a pretty song playing right now?
 
'Blow job' is derived from 'below job', which is self-explanatory.

Every day is a school day, eh?
Great sound!
She reminds me Suzanne Vega a bit...
And for a Second I thought I've heard Eddie Vedder in this song...
If only people would...
 Typesbad wrote:

"Sucks" is derived from the act of sucking a dick.  "Blows" is from "blow job" which is also the act of sucking a dick.  Determining why its called a blow job when only sucking is involved requires more etymology than I am willing to engage in. And to be honest, referring to this act as a pejorative only makes sense if the individual performing the act (probably assumed to be male for that added gay-bashing touch) is doing so unwillingly.  Obviously the receiver is quite happy with the whole thing regardless.  But lets face it, a great many vulgar phrases don't make much sense when taken literally.

Uh... isn't that a pretty song playing right now?
 

Is this really necessary?
What beautiful song, perfect!
This will get ya pumped on a Friday morning!!!!
Totally Song Du Jour. What a great song by a great artist. 
Long Live                                                                                                                                     Radio Paradise
Thank you RP and  Anna Ternheim for Bow Your Head     
Heja Sverige !                                                                                                         8 - Most Excellent to me
 RabbitEars wrote:
Does anyone know what "anti-folk" means? Listed as her genre in wiki>>. 
Seems odd since it very much has classical folk elements through the whole album.
 
I think it's when Dylan went electric
 RabbitEars wrote:
Does anyone know what "anti-folk" means? Listed as her genre in wiki>>. 
Seems odd since it very much has classical folk elements through the whole album.

 
In a nutshell, they play folk but make fun of it and protest its rigidity at the same time.
A quick wiki search will help..
Does anyone know what "anti-folk" means? Listed as her genre in wiki>>. 
Seems odd since it very much has classical folk elements through the whole album.
Why do so many comments feel the need to compare to other artists? Are there influences? Yes. Are they deliberately copying other artists? No. It's music. Enjoy the the flow and not the memory of a river you once sat beside.
Kinda George Winston boring. 
zzz.. zzz too much repetition
Scarborough Fair?
 RabbitEars wrote:
This whole album is beautiful... an RP inspired purchase.
 
I  AGREE 
I think 5 times a week is enough for this song...  can we "Bow this Song" out of rotation. Too repetitive and it makes me feel like I'm in a long ass Catholic mass.
This whole album is beautiful... an RP inspired purchase.
 fredriley wrote:

US dialect is weird at times. If something sucks, it's rubbish; if it blows, it's rubbish?

 
"Sucks" is derived from the act of sucking a dick.  "Blows" is from "blow job" which is also the act of sucking a dick.  Determining why its called a blow job when only sucking is involved requires more etymology than I am willing to engage in. And to be honest, referring to this act as a pejorative only makes sense if the individual performing the act (probably assumed to be male for that added gay-bashing touch) is doing so unwillingly.  Obviously the receiver is quite happy with the whole thing regardless.  But lets face it, a great many vulgar phrases don't make much sense when taken literally.

Uh... isn't that a pretty song playing right now?
"Rob from always on the run is so bad and copy paste is a sin"

I was just thinking that.  How did she know?
Her lovely voice singing the refrain catches my attention every time. Back to work...
Gosh you folks play this FAR too often. I gave it a 2 today because I'm so sick of it! Thank you for allowing me to tell you.
reminiscent of Sandy Denny & Fairport Convention....like it much
 ziggytrix wrote:
Like you lot are any better? If something is the dog's bollocks, it's fantastic; if it's the dog's breakfast, it's horrible. Who can follow that at all? :P
 
{#Roflol}
bleah. useless music. 1
 fredriley wrote:

US dialect is weird at times. If something sucks, it's rubbish; if it blows, it's rubbish?

 
Like you lot are any better? If something is the dog's bollocks, it's fantastic; if it's the dog's breakfast, it's horrible. Who can follow that at all? :P


Beautiful. Outstanding 10 - thanks RP!
 drews wrote:

"Love this girl to death" sounds like an outcome for a scandi-noir murder episode

 

 jhorton wrote:
Love this girl to death.

https://vimeo.com/34855041
 

 
Exquisite, thanks friend.
 Redpoint wrote:
A stunning song from an equally stunning performer. What an amazing talent. Bought the album after hearing this on RP and was blown away. Great live versions of this tune on YouTube. Must be something good in the water in Sweden.
 
Not at all rotten as in Denmark {#Cheesygrin}
She's nice.
A stunning song from an equally stunning performer. What an amazing talent. Bought the album after hearing this on RP and was blown away. Great live versions of this tune on YouTube. Must be something good in the water in Sweden.
The Night Visitor. How I wish!
 fredriley wrote:

US dialect is weird at times. If something sucks, it's rubbish; if it blows, it's rubbish?

 
More or less.      {#Cheesygrin}

You can apparently also 'blow chunks' — a reference to violently vomiting.

Though me thinks that 'sucks a big one' refers to something else..... 
 justin4kick wrote:
Anna has a new album. Uploaded one of the beautiful songs to this site. It didn't make it to the playlist. I was speechless, and still recovering 

 
But communicating by text OK then
 jhorton wrote:
Love this girl to death.

https://vimeo.com/34855041
 

 
"Love this girl to death" sounds like an outcome for a scandi-noir murder episode
Love this girl to death.

https://vimeo.com/34855041
 
Anna has a new album. Uploaded one of the beautiful songs to this site. It didn't make it to the playlist. I was speechless, and still recovering 
Terrific voice.  Nicely put together song.  

Moreover, if I was back on a street corner playing 'Spot the meat pie' with some fellow traveller lads, she would be easy to identify as Swedish.  

Good looking, intelligent looking, minimal make-up and other alterations.  I can readily see why some of the lads are smitten.   

https://goo.gl/TkCDp6


WOW a Cake song I like. Cooool.
 fredriley wrote:

US dialect is weird at times. If something sucks, it's rubbish; if it blows, it's rubbish?

  
Do you really want that particular linguistic abyss staring back at you? ;)
 albatross wrote:
This song Blows.

 
US dialect is weird at times. If something sucks, it's rubbish; if it blows, it's rubbish?
Oh, Anna. Such a beautiful voice, such a beautiful face, such moving lyrics {#Hearteyes}. Another wonderful Viking that RP's introduced me to. 9 from the smitten Nottingham jury.
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Nice song. Does she borrow a riff from Yes's "Heart of the Sunrise"?
 
I wonder if she's ever even heard that song, though Yes clearly borrowed some bits from King Crimson's "21st-Century Schizoid Man" when they wrote it.
 thewiseking wrote:

lol!
you gave top rating to Police Beds Too Big
here are the perseverative lyrics
 
Bed's too big without you
Cold wind blows right thru' my open door
I can't sleep with your memory
Dreaming dreams of what used to be

When she left I was cold inside
That look on my face was just pride
No regrets no love no tears
Living on my own was the least of my fears

Bed's too big without you
The bed's too big without you
The bed's too big
Without you

Since that day when you'd gone
Just had too (sic) carry on
I get thru' day but late at night
Made love to my pillow but it didn't feel right

Every day, just the same
Old rules for the same old game
All I gained was heartache
All I made was one mistake

Now the bed's too big without you
The bed's too big without you
The bed's too big
Without you

(Bed's too big without you
The bed's too big without you
The bed's too big without you
Without you
Without you)


  
 nice find! I chuckled hahaha

Nice song. Does she borrow a riff from Yes's "Heart of the Sunrise"?
 ltbluesoda wrote:
can she sing "Bow your head" a few more times please?... 45 times in one song is not enough!!!... good god, almost as bad as Hallelujah. So terrible.

 
lol!
you gave top rating to Police Beds Too Big
here are the perseverative lyrics
 
Bed's too big without you
Cold wind blows right thru' my open door
I can't sleep with your memory
Dreaming dreams of what used to be

When she left I was cold inside
That look on my face was just pride
No regrets no love no tears
Living on my own was the least of my fears

Bed's too big without you
The bed's too big without you
The bed's too big
Without you

Since that day when you'd gone
Just had too (sic) carry on
I get thru' day but late at night
Made love to my pillow but it didn't feel right

Every day, just the same
Old rules for the same old game
All I gained was heartache
All I made was one mistake

Now the bed's too big without you
The bed's too big without you
The bed's too big
Without you

(Bed's too big without you
The bed's too big without you
The bed's too big without you
Without you
Without you)

beautiful original talent
bought the album after hearing this here a few times... no regrets. all very lovely. 
Absolutely lovely transition from Nick's Cello Song. Head was already bowed to the lord of acoustic guitar {#Notworthy}
I guess this is another artist whose work I will fork out money for!


Lovely voice.
 ltbluesoda wrote:
can she sing "Bow your head" a few more times please?... 45 times in one song is not enough!!!... good god, almost as bad as Hallelujah. So terrible.

 
I notice that you have Bob Marley's "Waiting In Vain" rated a ten, but that song only repeats its chorus about twenty times.
This has really grown on me. It always grabs my attention.
lovely Anna
 albatross wrote:
This song Blows.

 
How Perfect.   Your comment is an albatross.  I see what you did there...

Anna Ternheim?

OR Suzanne Vega?!


Very nice. Quality tune. 
"Bob Your Head" would bee mucho better...  or "Bow Your Potato"...  or "Bob Your Potato"...  or "Bubble Your Bananas"...  or "Hoe Your Tomato"...  or "Broom Your Room"...  or "Hoe Your Head"...  or "Spank Your Monkey"...  or "Spank Your Head"...  or "Bow Your Monkey"...  or "Honk Your Toad"...
A wonderful way to wind down from a great day.
can she sing "Bow your head" a few more times please?... 45 times in one song is not enough!!!... good god, almost as bad as Hallelujah. So terrible.
Wonderful song.

 Mike_Sneade wrote:
Wouldn't have found Anna's music without RP. Thank you!

 
Yeah, this is a great RP classic tune by a class act woman!
Wouldn't have found Anna's music without RP. Thank you!
 albatross wrote:
This song Blows.

 
Blows most others out of the water?  I agree.  Great song.
 
This song Blows.
 junebaby65 wrote:
ROCK AND ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At last, a song so boring it made me stop breathing....
OK! The whiney cr*p hour is OVER!!
sighs....February once again
ROCK AND ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
{#Bananapiano}    9 >> 10
This is a lovely song. 
 skooba wrote:
9 >>> 10 {#Notworthy}

 
right behind you, (brother or sister, as the case may be).   {#Meditate}
 gjeeg wrote:
How I love her.
Where do these little goddesses come from?
Where can I find one?
Special way the song's bridge folds back into the verse.
Loveliness.

 
Sweden........{#Bananajam}
9 >>> 10 {#Notworthy}
How I love her.
Where do these little goddesses come from?
Where can I find one?
Special way the song's bridge folds back into the verse.
Loveliness.
agreed, too much exposure to one tune....
It's not a bad song, but this gets played way too much, and I'm utterly sick of it.  When it comes on, I switch channels, I dislike it so much.
 ziggytrix wrote:

I think something about this song is reminding me of Vega's Language.

 
I hear what you mean - there are similarities in their phrasing and the tempo and minor chords of the songs.
Love the guitar....not enough of it to suit me.....talking electric here
 govna wrote:

yeah, those tough DC winters.

 

{#Lol}  touché
The more I hear of Anna Ternheim on RP the more I think I must buy her music.
 rdo wrote:
This song makes me think of winter.  It has a cold, ominous feel to it. Perhaps cuz it's by a Scandinavian artist.  As I sit here now I just hope for winter to end.  There is nothing good about it except the sweet sadness that stays with me after it is over...

 
It is 106° here in NorCal. Bring on winter. Nice song but I'm still warm.
 rdo wrote:
This song makes me think of winter.  It has a cold, ominous feel to it. Perhaps cuz it's by a Scandinavian artist.  As I sit here now I just hope for winter to end.  There is nothing good about it except the sweet sadness that stays with me after it is over...

 
yeah, those tough DC winters.
I thought this was Suzanne Vega before I looked. I like this song a lot.
I really tried to dislike this song but I couldn't  get myself to do it.
8 >> 9! Love her.
This song makes me think of winter.  It has a cold, ominous feel to it. Perhaps cuz it's by a Scandinavian artist.  As I sit here now I just hope for winter to end.  There is nothing good about it except the sweet sadness that stays with me after it is over...
Thx mate! {#Yes}

Buddikat wrote:
Video of Anna doing a solo acoustic version of this at https://vimeo.com/34855041

{#Cheers}
 


There is a very gentle tension throughout this song.
 Carl wrote:
How I'd love seeing Anna in concert!
 
I want to have her baby.
How I'd love seeing Anna in concert!
Video of Anna doing a solo acoustic version of this at https://vimeo.com/34855041

{#Cheers}
 funkyalfonso wrote:

Mycket bra! Fortjusande Svenska flicka.

 
translated: Very good! Delightful Swedish girl.

Jag gillar också instrumenteringen!
What a lovely song..  In fact the whole album is lovely.  I highly recommend it!

Mycket bra! Fortjusande Svenska flicka.


Pretty. Love it.
 Byronape wrote:

Sigur Ros frequently doesn't sing in any language, but a made up jumble of noises they call "Hopelandic" but I call gibberish.  
 
I did not know that.  I guess it doesn't matter.  Either way I have no idea what they are singing.   Sivert Høyem has made me re-think eveything about vocals though.  Stay tuned for more revelations...{#Zip-lip}
 Proclivities wrote:

She doesn't sound too much like Suzanne Vega to me, but she occasionally does that singing/talking thing which is not unique to Ms. Vega.  It's a little reminiscent in some parts, but not so much, especially given Ms. Ternheim's discernable, Swedish accent.
 
I think something about this song is reminding me of Vega's Language.
7 > 8. 
                                                                                             {#Daisy}
Nice
Bill, I think you got Anna Ternheim and Ane Brun confused in your commentary - Ane is norwegian living in Stockholm, Anna is swedish by origin.

Thanks for playing so much swedish music!  
I quite liked this song upon first listen and it has since grown on me.  now I suppose it is most excellent...
I accidentally rated this song when my browser restarted. Weird glitch. Good thing I like the song. The "Bow your head" chorus is quite listenable.
 fredriley wrote:
Much to my irritation, I couldn't find any Anna Ternheim in an otherwise good music shop in Copenhagen, which had a large selection of Danish music, with some Swedish (I got a CD of Kent, otherwise unobtainable in the UK). It's the devil's own job finding her work offline in proper shops (I don't do Amazon, for reasons such as these). Her voice gets me just there, so spare and clear and sooooooo Scandinavian. 9 from the smitten Scandophile Nottingham jury {#Hearteyes}
 
Thanks for the information on Amazon, fred. I knew only some of those things and I like to be an informed consumer when I can be such.
Much to my irritation, I couldn't find any Anna Ternheim in an otherwise good music shop in Copenhagen, which had a large selection of Danish music, with some Swedish (I got a CD of Kent, otherwise unobtainable in the UK). It's the devil's own job finding her work offline in proper shops (I don't do Amazon, for reasons such as these). Her voice gets me just there, so spare and clear and sooooooo Scandinavian. 9 from the smitten Scandophile Nottingham jury {#Hearteyes}
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Good song for a rainy S. Fla day.
{#Daisy}
 Rockit wrote:
8   9
 
8 = D
I'm also enjoying this a great deal.

I think this album will have to be acquired - it sounds like it will be a classic.
RP plays a lot of Anna and I am grateful.  I've liked every song RP has played.  Also bought one of her cds at Amazon.
OH ANNA !
8   9