Read the Undo lyrics: What is Sanna Nielsen trying to say?

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, shortly after Sanna Nielsen had won Melodifestivalen 2014, a Norwegian friend came up to me on the dance floor at WONK. Looking rather embarrassed, he had a big question on his mind: “What does ‘undo my sad’ mean?” I’m a native English speaker and I DO NOT KNOW. I love Sanna and her song “Undo”, so I decided to re-read her lyrics. Now I’m even more confused. Perhaps Sanna needs to undo these lyrics…

During the semi-final we assumed that Sanna was singing “undo my self.” But no. She’s singing “Undo my sad”. That may be an attempt at poetry, but it sounds kind of strange because you can undo “sadness”, but you cannot undo “sad.” Just to be sure we consulted our dictionary and now we are worried that Sanna is trying to tell us something darker and deeper.

SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is actually a condition in which people who have normal mental health throughout the year experience depressive symptoms in either winter or summer. Among other symptons, people with SAD struggle to wake up in the morning, have a tendency to overeat and oversleep, and experience nausea. As we know from several medical texts, this condition is most common in the Nordic countries.

Among the therapeutic treatments are sitting next to colorful lamps for 15 minutes each morning. Did y’all notice the stage lights during Sanna’s performance? It was rul, rul bright. Here’s a photo Wiwi took during Sanna’s rehearsal:

sanna sanna nielsen light 

Is Sanna struggling to make it through the Swedish winter? Is this song her cry for help? Will SVT pay for her to “undo her sad” by Eurovision?

Read the lyrics below and let us know what you think!

(Note: We’re just kidding. Sanna obviously does not have a mental disorder!)

Undo lyrics / text

Silent I can’t wait here silent
Working up a storm inside my he..ad
Nothing I just stood for nothing
So I fell for every thing you sa…id
He..e.ar the ru..u.mble
Hear my..y voice
Silent I can’t wait here silent
Gotta make a change
And make some noi..se

U..u..u..ndo my..y sad
U..u..u..ndo what hurts so bad
U..u..u..ndo my..y pain
Gonna get out, through the rain
I know that I am over you
At last I know what I should do
U..u..u..ndo my sa…..a………d

Trouble baby I’m in trouble
Every time I look into your eyes
Save me
Oh I’m gonna save me
Faraway from all the crazy li..es
He..e.ar the ru..u.mble
Hear my vo…ice

U..u..u..ndo my..y sad
U..u..u..ndo what hurts so bad
U..u..u..ndo my pain
Gonna get out, through the rain
I know that I am over you
At last I know what I should do

U..u..u..ndo my sa….a……..d
U..u..u..ndo my sad
U..u..u..ndo what hurts so bad
U..u..u..ndo my pain
Gonna get out, through the rain
I know that I am over you
At last I know what I should do

U..u..u..ndo my sa….a……..d
I sa..a..id
U….ndo……

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Graphic: CINAN

Photos: Courtesty of SVT