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#songoftheday = OH LAND: “I MISS ONE WEEK AGO” (#songsforourtimes #3)

“I Miss One Week Ago” by Danish singer/songwriter/composer and Love is Pop favorite Oh Land is the first COV-19-inspired song we’ve come across. Although it’s somber, it’s a very beautiful song nevertheless and it does put things in perspective as she contemplates how a week ago she was stressing about losing her phone and now, well, everything is different. “I worried bout a million things,” she sings. “And all of them irrelevant cause everything has changed.”

Tomorrow we’ll deliver a song that’s mean to be hopeful, but we thought it only appropriate that we share this lovely if melancholic new tune today to provide a moment of reflection. Besides, I think we’re all longing for the days before the word coronavirus was a household name right now and it’s also our goal to provide songs we can relate to it with our #songsforourtimes.

Photo by Shervin Lainez

LYRICS:

I Miss One Week Ago

by Oh Land

One week ago from now

I worried that I’d lost my phone

And everyone who tried to reach me would be quite annoyed

One week ago I worried bout a phone

I miss one week ago

One week ago from now

When I was running late again

And missed my exit on the freeway

Couldn’t make a turn

One week ago I worried I was late

I miss one week ago

One week ago from now

I wondered who would appreciate

Or even get the music that I’m trying to create

One week ago I worried out of vain

I miss one week ago

One week ago from now

I got upset at 6am

When birds were chirping violently

The sun was peeking in

One week ago I worried

would I fall asleep again

I miss one week ago

One week ago from now

I worried bout a million Things

And all of them irrelevant cause everything has changed

and Of all my previous worries

I’m ashamed

NOTE: Each day, we’re going to post a song of the day that’s relevant to what’s going in the world. Songs meant to either inspire or at least provide companionship or food for thought. The emphasis will, of course, be on the positive.

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Written by

Paris365

An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

3 Comments to “#songoftheday = OH LAND: “I MISS ONE WEEK AGO” (#songsforourtimes #3)”

  1. Rachel says:

    I miss one week ago, too. even if technically the virus started before that. Pretty song.

  2. Staytan says:

    *floored*

  3. Lisbeth says:

    Well. that reduced me to tears. Nice job Nan.

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