I have been thinking about music that has affected me and inspired me over the years.
The song I present here is by Nordman and is called “Laglöst land”, roughly translated as “Country with no law”.
This song became a hit when I was writing on “Sparrow” that later became my first movie script. I remembered listening to the text and thinking that they where singing about my story. It was almost spot on. The song went right into my heart.
What affected me most was “Har du inte levt mitt liv, vet du ingenting” – “If you haven't lived my life, you know nothing.” If you haven’t lived my life, than you haven’t the knowledge or right to judge my actions. It is so important to remember that when we judge somebody’s actions we only know a little piece of that person and his/hers life.
Nordman sings folksong-like pop. I was so stunned when I saw the video, because I had completely different images in mind. I was more thinking middle ages or fairytale, and most images in this video are from a modern city. Well, it will have to do.