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Kari Rueslåtten (born 3 October 1973) is a Norwegian soprano singer, songwriter and keyboardist, who was well known for being the former lead singer and songwriter for the now disbanded Norwegian doom metal/experimental band, The 3rd and the Mortal from 1992 to 1994.

The 3rd and the Mortal was one of the early bands that used a lead female singer in the metal scene, in which inspired bands such as The Gathering, Flowing Tears and Nightwish.

She is often called „goddess of beauty“ – the songs she creates deserve the description. 

„Why so lonely“ has lovely passages to communicate, both in terms of melody, but in the lyrics as well.

The concept of the storytelling might be summed up in despair and hope and love.

Passion for Nature and melancholic atmosphere shines through in most of the scenes.

WHY SO LONELY

Why so lonely
Here you may rest
Lay your head down at my chest
Darkened days brighten

No more to frighten
Will you be mine
Until the end of time

Why so lonely
I’ll give you shelter
Comfort you, carry you
Through our lives

Darkened days brighten
No more to frighten
Will you be mine
Until the end of time

Why so lonely, I’ll be the one
You always can turn to
I am yours
For as long as you want to

Lend me your heart
I will shelter it
Until the end of time

More of Kari – on her website karirueslatten.com