Ainbusk: Jag Mötte Lassie (I Met Lassie)

A sad song about a dog’s unconditional love. The group Ainbusk is from Gotland I really like the dialect. I remember getting this song on LP early 1990′s (the only one I bought before CDs became available) when I was little.

Benny Andersson is truly a great man. Not only with ABBA, many of the songs he writes becomes hits.

Song: Jag Mötte Lassie
Performed by:
Ainbusk (sometimes also known as Ainbusk Singers)
Written by: Benny Andersson
English translation by 2Shaymcn at YouTube

Verse 1
There was a time when I was four, I believed more in the bad things than in the good.
I was only four and there were awful things in my room.
Black tapestries, cold trumpets, black pancakes and planets.
And the air became cold. The darkness was so black, and I was afraid and alone.
Does anyone care for me? No one cares for me…

Pre-chorus
Then… She came, like a light from the dark. She licked my cheek and said:
“With me you will be safe, I will warm your heart, take care of you.” And from her eyes shone love.

Chorus
I met Lassie, I met Lassie and I saw that kindness existed.
Stars of hope shine brightly around her shaggy tail.
I met Lassie, I met Lassie. She whispered to me her woof. *Woff*
We went paw-in-hand and in my heart I felt blessed.

Verse 2
If you are small and weak. (The angels cry)
And are defeated in battle. (When souls die)
You don’t understand but your heart screams why?
If one is small and weak, the man in the moon sobs.
Every night every day. (Among the silent clouds)
One becomes sad from all the pain, inside and outside, why am I alive?

Pre-chorus
But fear can end, as dandelions petals grow up in their thousands.
When the ghosts frighten us, she will scare them away from you and me, with all her love.

Chorus
I met Lassie, I met Lassie, darling you are like a rose.
You kissed away my sad tears with your soft nose.
I met Lassie, I met Lassie, she makes me warm and happy.
Together, we go paw-in-hand on life promenade

Pre-chorus
But fear can end, as dandelions petals grow up in their thousands.
When the ghosts frighten us she will scare them off for you and me with all her love.

Chorus
I met Lassie, I met Lassie and I saw that kindness existed.
Stars of hope shine brightly around her shaggy tail.
I met Lassie, I met Lassie. She whispered to me her woof. *Woff*
We go paw-in-hand and in my heart I feel blessed.
We go paw-in-hand and in my heart I feel blessed.

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