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Sofia Talvik of Sweden played one of her last U.S. tour shows March 14 in Winnsboro, Texas, before COVID-19 brought an end to gatherings for the foreseeable future. 

"We had arrived early that day in Winnsboro and it all seemed so peaceful compared to the headlines that was shouting at me every time I opened my phone," she says. "In Winnsboro the birds were singing and the trees were full of blossoms. The air was sweet and you would never know what was going on in the rest of the world."

She wrote a song about her experience of being there and what's going on all around the world now. 

"I wrote the song without prejudice or judgment. It is merely a reflection of the situation I have found myself in, being on tour in a different country, far away from my family, watching news about people hoarding toilet paper and food like there is no tomorrow."

It is her small testament to the times, she says. Here are the lyrics below and to listen and learn more about her go HERE.

Meanwhile in Winnsboro

Will you starve
Keep from going very far
Will you brace
for the end of the world
 
Have you forgot
All the luxury that you’ve got
As you brace for
the end of the world
 
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
Apple blossoms bloom
Spring is coming soon
Spring is coming soon
 
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
It doesn’t look so bad
I think of all I had
I think of all I had
 
If this really is the end
How will you spend it my friend
Holed up in your house
Till you’re alone in the world
 
All the food you could eat
Till this virus is beat
Holed up in your house
Till you’re alone in the world
 
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
Apple blossoms bloom
Spring is coming soon
Spring is coming soon
 
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
It doesn’t look so bad
I think of all I had
I think of all I had
 
A million miles away
From the ones I’m keeping safe
I hope that he’s ok
At the end of the world
 
The world looks just like yesterday
And yet not in every way
Will the songs all be the same
At the end of the world
 
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
Apple blossoms bloom
Spring is coming soon
Spring is coming soon
 
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
It doesn’t look so bad
I think of all I had
I think of all I had
 
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
You would never think
We are at the brink
We are at the brink
 
Meanwhile in Winnsboro
We can still pretend
This is not the end
Not the end of the world
 
CREDITS
Released March 23, 2020
Meanwhile in Winnsboro - 04.51
Written by Sofia Talvik
Vocals and Guitar - Sofia Talvik
Pedal Steel - Tim Fleming
Mix and Master - Jonas Westin
Cover Photo - Jim Willis
Recorded live in Surfside TX, March 2020
Released by Makaki Music
All rights reserved

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