Sven-Erik Olsen is aN indie pop tunesmith FROM MPLS.

A veteran of the Minneapolismusic scene, singer-songwriter Sven-Erik Olsen's official solo debut album, SKETCHBOOK TRACES is being released on September 8th, 2017. 

Musically influenced primarily by 1960's pop giants such as Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Ray Davies & Burt Bacharach, with cryptic and caustic lyrics inspired by Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello, Olsen's compelling and distinctive sound is uniquely his own and defies categorization.

 

 

svenerikolsen@gmail.com

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SKETCHBOOK TRACES

by Sven-Erik Olsen

1 POP BOTTLE GREEN EYES

2 SKETCHBOOK TRACES

3 LOST AND LOSIN' IT FAST

4 LILT

5 DISTANT SUMMER

6 YOU FOUND ME

7 SUNNY DREAM

8 CHILDHOOD BLUR

POP BOTTLE GREEN EYES

 

Pop Bottle Green Eyes

She waits at the door

Into the dream of a long-lost summer I’m still pining for

Out riding our bikes down Cherry Tree Lane

Where our hearts would beat in tandem with the passing trains

But I suddenly saw her and died

Waiting for him to swing down on her block

It was then, they lost me

 

Pop Bottle Green Eyes

So fair and so fine

And the time we had was short but then that’s how it flies

The dream bothering me came along in December

Her walkin’ away to the strains of a friendly refrain that she had in mind

And I, I’ve never been much of a prize

Feeling like this can I find every fault

It was then, she lost me now

Ah, oh, ah ah ah ooh ah

 

Pop bottle green eyes,

She’s got the pop bottle green eyes

Pop bottle green eyes

She got away, yeah…

 

And now I feel such devotion

And needlessly suffer through moments of torture

But now I can say with a firmness of force

And it pained me to learn that she felt no remorse

And yes, you could say that promises were made

As her lies ricocheted off the grand promenade

But I never could fake what my heart couldn’t take

So I hastened to say, “Wait around, it could break”

But I never took much of her time

And though it must seem like a crime of the heart

It was then she lost me now

 

Pop bottle green eyes…

 

Bass: Steve Amundsen

Drums: Dan Greenwood

Mixed by Zachary Hollander