Monica Anderson's Song Lyrics

I have the ambition to become a songwriter. I have translated - mostly to get some practice in the craft - a few of my favorite Swedish and Finnish rock, folk, and country songs to English and intend to post most of them here. Over time, as I gain confidence, I plan to write more songs of my own.

Translations (Swedish or Finnish to English)

I provide embeds and links to widely available performances of these songs where I can and try to provide links to places where you can purchase them otherwise.
Since they lead to already publicly available material I don't believe these links and embeds encroach on the artists' copyrights but I'll remove these links if so requested. You can reach me at pandemonica [at] gmail.com if you have any questions or comments.


Beyond

Original Title: "Höst"
A rock ballad - Reminiscing.
Written by Dan Hylander. Originally performed by Dan Hylander and Raj Montana Band.


That's For Me To Know

Original Title: "Det Vet Bara Jag"
This is a ballad style lovesong; it is a his-and-hers duet.
Written by Dan Hylander. Originally performed by Totta Näslund and Jenny Öhlund.


Roll Along

Original Title: "Hymn Till En Snubblad Vandrare"
A ballad about the life of artists
Written by Dan Hylander. Originally performed by Dan Hylander and Raj Montana Band.


Susannah, Forever

Original Title: "I Minnen"
A ballad. Reminiscing about a lost love.
Written by Dan Hylander. Originally performed by Dan Hylander.


I'll provide for you

Original Title: "Allt jag gör för dej"
A classic country style lullaby - preparing the child for a difficult life.
Written by Dan Hylander. Originally performed by Totta Näslund.


By And By

Original Title: "Efterhand"
A ballad about the world and time and love and war
Written by Dan Hylander. Originally performed by Dan Hylander and Raj Montana Band.


All That's Left For me

Original Title: "Du Är Det Vackraste Jag Har"
A ballad about fading love with a hopeful ending
Written by Dan Hylander. Originally performed by Dan Hylander and Raj Montana Band.


While New Year's Day Was Sleeping

Original Title: "Där ännu Nyårsdagen Sover"
A ballad about a man down on his luck, yet full of hope.
Written by Dan Hylander. Originally performed by Totta Näslund.


A Song of Joy and Sorrow

Original Title: "En Sång om Sorg och Glädje"
As sung by Agnetha Fältskog (before ABBA)
Song also recorded in English using different lyrics by Middle of the Road under the title "Union Silver".
Music, Italian, and Swedish Lyrics by M. Chepstone/M. Capuano/G. Capuano/S. Anderson


Autumn Song

Original Title: "Höstvisa"
One of the most beautiful and most often recorded songs from the Swedish speaking parts of Finland.
Music by Erna Tauro. Swedish lyrics by Tove Jansson, the author of the Muumin books for children
The video shows a Finnish language version of the song. Translation to Finnish by Esko Eistelä