New(?)Benny & Bjorn Song for Barbara Dickson Tour

21 01 2009

3103191Barbara Dickson is going on tour in January and will be performing an unreleased Bjorn & Benny song. During an interview  in Sunday’s Daily Express Magazine  she said she’ll be performing – The Silence of the Dawn. Music by Benny English text by Bjorn.
This track is the english version of “Innan Gryningen”  By Emma Härdelin and written by Benny and Ylva Eggehorn.
The silence of the dawn’ has been performed before, By Ludvig Andersson In Glasgow a few years ago (2001). Benny and BAO performed at the International Music festival in Glasgow, and at that concert Helen performed the English version of Hemma from Kristina titled “Home ” And Ludvig performed “The Silence Of the Dawn”

“The Silence Of the Dawn”

Lyrics as performed By Ludvig Andersson Glasgow 23/10/2001

You’re here at last
To me you were a stranger
A famous story people like to tell
They tried to paint your picture through the ages
Reality is different, here you are

We thought you were for sale, so highly useful
We wrote your name on banners for the war
We raised cathedrals almost into heaven
But you were always moving further down

You are a child abandoned in a shelter
You’ll freeze to death unless we get involved
You touch our aching bodies, fight for justice
And say to others taste my flowing wine.

You’re coming out of every empty graveyard
You are a wind announcing spring will come
A refugee returning through the mountains
Rebuilding what was broken in the war

You are a song we almost had forgotten
A story of a true life we betrayed
I hid the mirror, now I look into it
And find the scares, your fire in my face

Come closer, stand by me, it’s getting closer
And maybe light will grow again once more
Your light will see me through – I hear a blackbird
He’s singing in the silence of the dawn.

B.Andersson/B Ulvaeus


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