My Sunday Song – “Sunset Station” by Jorn Lande

For My Sunday Song #118, I am going to highlight “Sunset Station” by Jorn Lande. I know most people in the U.S. probably aren’t familiar with Jorn and that is a shame.  Jorn Lande is a Rock/Metal singer from Norway and has been in bands such as Ark, Millenium and Vagabond.  However, I came to know him thanks to Melodicrock.com and his solo work as well as with Power Metal band Masterplan.  I even highlighted him in a post way back in my early days on this blog (check it out – Jorn Lande).

One of my favorite songs by Mr. Lande is “Sunset Station” off his 2nd solo album called ‘Worldchanger’.  The album was released back in 2001 and really stood out for me (not in that year – I came across it a few years later).  This song in particular jumped out of the speakers and grabbed hold of me.

Jorn’s vocals are solid and a cross between David Coverdale of Whitesnake and Ronnie James Dio (both obvious influences on Jorn).  That alone was enough to catch my attention.  He sings with such power and lays it all out every time. Musically, it is loud, heavy and very melodic but more metal than melodic rock.   The guitar work is another attention grabber for me as it just screams and comes at you with blistering veracity.

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Lyrically, the song has some very religious meanings with the “seventh sky” often thought of as a part of heaven.  In Judaism, the seventh sky is basically perfection and an inner light.  In Islam it is thought that there are 7 levels of heaven and it corresponds to the seven chakras and something about the seven steps into heaven.  I don’t know enough about it to get in to much detail, but you get the idea.

Now, it could also simply be a drug trip about getting high and feeling like you are flying and I think I saw that the seventh sky could be about sex as well.  Same feeling of high and excitement.

I think it is more on the religious front with the whole heaven thing with such lines as “Brothers and sisters of sin / Who’s gonna loose and who’s gonna win” which could mean we all sin, but some will up and some will get hot and go down.  A lot to think about…or not…you could just enjoy the song without thinking too deep into it.  It is an awesome track.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy and have a Happy Sunday!

“Sunset Station”
Well, I got time on my side as I roll the dice
There is something out there waiting for me
And I see roads without signs that can lead you blind
And the lonely way is easy to takeHold on – hold on tighter
It’s a long way to where I’m goingMeet me in a seventh sky
See me at the sunset station
Above the twilight I’ll be flying there
It’s just the state I’m in
Can’t stop myself from dreaming
Won’t stop believing I’ll be flying there
Somewhere in a seventh skyAnd as our life is told and we’re growing old
Collecting pieces of the dreams we’ve been chasing
Brothers and sisters of sin
Who’s gonna loose and who’s gonna win
Need a crystal ball to show me the wayMove on – move on faster
It’s a long way to where I’m goingMeet me in a seventh sky
See me at the sunset station
Above the twilight I’ll be flying there
It’s just the state I’m in
Can’t stop myself from dreaming
Within the starlight I’ll be flying thereMeet me in a seventh sky
See me at the sunset station
Above the twilight I’ll be flying there
It’s just the state I’m in
Won’t stop believing
Can’t stop myself from dreamingMeet me in a seventh sky
See me at the sunset station
Above the twilight I’ll be flying there
It’s just the state I’m in
Won’t stop believing
Can’t stop myself from dreaming
I got time on my side
Within the starlight I’ll be flying there
Somewhere in a seventh sky
Written by Jorn Lande and Tore Moren

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