petek, 08. april 2016

7 YEARS – LUKAS GRAHAM



Free full piano sheet music: 7 Years – Lukas Graham.pdf


My favourite sentence from the lyrics is: only those I really love will ever really know me.


7 years is a song by Lukas Graham, soul pop band. Yes, they are a band, named by their frontman. The band is from Denmark. Song was released on September 2015. The ballad topped the charts in Australia, Austria, UK, Canada and many other countries. I probably could say that that's the song that made them noticeable all over the world.

The lyrics, that are at the end of the post, are about Lukas Graham Forchhammer's life and his expectations for the future. It gets really deep and when he gets to age of 60 it gets really sad and heart breaking but so realistic. That's life. The song starts with really cool sound of an old movie projector. The ballad also reminds me on a music box. My arrangement is written in the key of Bb major. 

On Official Charts Company, Rob Copsey wrote: »Lukas describes 7 Years as a song about his life so far and what he hopes to achieve in the future. He gets as far as the age of 60, he says, "because my father died at 61. I need to pass it to believe it." He continues: "It’s a song about growing older. I’m also coming to a realisation that being a father is the most important thing. My biggest dream is not to be some negative old dude, but to have my kids’ friends say, ‘You’re going to visit your dad? Say hi! He’s awesome.’ I had a perfect father.”«


On Wikipedia they have found probably the only critical reception: »In a review in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten critic Anders Houmøller Thomsen compares the song to The Beatles' "When I'm Sixty-Four": "The ballad "7 Years" sounds like a current answer to The Beatles' "When I'm Sixty-Four". "7 Years" bubbles with ignited storytelling about life's fast speed, when the daydreams of childhood and youth suddenly becomes replaced by retirement-melancholia. Graham finds his own path between sweet sentimentality and heartbreaking empathy, and like a young McCartney, Graham also has a similar instinctive ability to craft superglue-sticking choruses.«






Lyrics:


 Once I was seven years old, my mama told me,
 Go make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely.
 Once I was seven years old.

 It was a big big world, but we thought we were bigger
 Pushing each other to the limits, we were learning quicker
 By eleven smoking herb and drinking burning liquor
 Never rich so we were out to make that steady figure.

 Once I was eleven years old, my daddy told me,
 Go get yourself a wife or you'll be lonely.
 Once I was eleven years old

 I always had that dream, like my daddy before me
 So I started writing songs, I started writing stories
 Something about that glory just always seemed to bore me
 'Cause only those I really love will ever really know me

 Once I was twenty years old, my story got told
 Before the morning sun, when life was lonely
 Once I was twenty years old


 I only see my goals, I don't believe in failure
 'Cause I know the smallest voices, they can make it major
 I got my boys with me, at least those in favor
 And if we don't meet before I leave, I hope I'll see you later

 Once I was twenty years old, my story got told
 I was writing about everything I saw before me
 Once I was twenty years old

 Soon we'll be thirty years old, our songs have been sold
 We've traveled around the world and we're still roaming
 Soon we'll be thirty years old

 I'm still learning about life
 My woman brought children for me
 So I can sing them all my songs
 And I can tell them stories

 Most of my boys are with me
 Some are still out seeking glory
 And some I had to leave behind
 My brother, I'm still sorry
 
 Soon I'll be sixty years old, my daddy got sixty-one
 Remember life, and then your life becomes a bitter one
 I made a man so happy when I wrote a letter once
 I hope my children come and visit once or twice a month

 Soon I'll be sixty years old, will I think the world is cold
 Or will I have a lot of children who can warm me?
 Soon I'll be sixty years old

 Soon I'll be sixty years old, will I think the world is cold
 Or will I have a lot of children who can warm me?
 Soon I'll be sixty years old

 Once I was seven years old, my mama told me,
 Go make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely.
 Once I was seven years old

 Once I was seven years old