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Ahoy! Side A

by Svavar Knutur

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1.
The Hurting 03:08
Broken glass, Torn up curtains I feel it in my heart Here comes the hurting. She’s a crocodile, Under the surface She greets me with a smile Here comes the hurting She knows my soul And She knows my troubles. I kept it in the hole but here comes the hurting She come slow, But She comes for certain She never lets me go Here comes the hurting. Everybody’s got a devil to drag. Everybody’s got some dirt in their bag. Show me how to hold a shattered heart. I did wrong Got no excuses I’ve held on for too long, And here comes the hurting.
2.
Lady Winter 03:46
Out in the night As the snow and stars danced discreetly A glorious sight In the gloom consumed me completely And her gaze is like the moonlight And her gaze is like the moonlight And her gaze is like the moonlight That drives a man insane. Out the sound rang In a choir of heavenly clangour Oh how she sang And her song was all that I longed for And her voice is like a river And her voice is like a river And her voice is like a river That tears your soul apart Tell her I’m scared Running out of places to run to And now, I’m there. Losing all that’s worth holding on to. And our love was like the ocean And our love was like the ocean And our love was like the ocean That sinks the strongest ship.
3.
Morgunn 03:51
Lítil fugl í leyni lúrir undir steini. Kveður senn sitt næturskjól. Lítil sála læðist, ljós í fjarska glæðist, gáir móti morgunsól. Dvínar dalalæða dormar milli hæða. Fagnar sólu sérhvert blóm. Ljómi lautir baðar, lítil hjörtu hraðar slá við lífsins bjarta hljóm. Ljósið loga kveikir, lifnar sálin tætt og köld. Mætir nýjum degi. Hugur hýrnar, vaknar, heimurinn sindrar, allt er nýtt. Sólin faðm út breiðir, umvefur allt. Háa yfir hnjúka himins fingur strjúka. Morgunglóðin heilsar hlý. Ský af himni hopar hörfa daggardropar. Fagnar degi veröld ný. Ljósið loga kveikir, lifnar sálin tætt og köld. Mætir nýjum degi. Hugur hýrnar, vaknar, heimurinn sindrar, allt er nýtt. Sólin faðm út breiðir, umvefur allt.
4.
Haustvindar 04:38
Sumarið kvatt, sem aldrei kom, og haustið, svo traust, í hlaðið reið. Settlega svæfði alla von um sólríka daga og kvöldin heið. Um sólríka daga og kvöldin heið. Skýin nú hörfa stundarbil og sólin loks í hæðni skín Fuglar í nótt fá sjónarspil á flugi þúsund trampólín. Þeytast hjá þúsund trampólín. Þungir vindar blása þvert á alla ása. Jólatré fjúka um götur hér og þar Vonum feykt af stalli, vanrækt grill á palli minnir á ótal brostnar væntingar. Kaldar lengjast nætur, kaldir, blautir fætur. Rignir nú strítt á okkar stirða geð. Ljós í regni glansa, lauf í vindi dansa. Ekkert í boði nema dansa með Haustvindar, haustvindar, takið mig með, takið mig með!
5.
Dressing up for occasions that never arrive Consuming like fires, never quenching. What's wrong with this picture? Cheap imitations of life, astroturf green and Barbie doll pink, what's wrong with this picture? The naked truth stares me in the eye, as I lie on my pillow. Beauty undresses before me but still I prefer the lie, What's wrong with this picture?
6.
Einn ég dvel og velti um heiminn vöngum. Bærist laufið græna, bærist laufið græna. Hérna get ég setið stundum löngum, syngur lækjarspræna, syngur lækjarspræna. Undir birkitré, undir birkitré, allar heimsins þrautir og þrár verða smáar eins og ég. Undir grænu birkitré, birkitré. Engin tár og engar lífsins sorgir, bærist laufið græna, bærist laufið græna. Aðeins gola og gullnar skýjaborgir, syngur lækjarspræna, syngur lækjarspræna. English Translation Alone I sit and ponder the world as the green leaf flutters Here I can dwell for long hours as the gentle spring sings. Under a birch tree, under a birch tree all of life's troubles and desires become small just like me. Under a green birch tree, a birch tree. No tears and none of life's sorrows, as the green leaf flutters. Only the breeze and golden cities in the clouds as the gentle spring sings. credits
7.
Ölduslóð, báruljóð, bundin í orðum. Norðurglóð, geislaflóð, gengum við forðum. Myndirnar svarthvítar og allt sem í þeim býr. Allt sem var og alls staðar er minningin um þig svo skýr. Myrkur sjór, mjúkur snjór, mættumst í leyni. Stjörnukór, kuldaskór, sátum á steini. Myndirnar svarthvítar og allt sem í þeim býr. Alls staðar og allt sem var er minningin um þig svo skýr. Loforðin týndust eitt og eitt, en draumarnir lifa enn þó allt sé breytt Ölduslóð, báruljóð, bundin í orðum. Norðurglóð, götu hljóð, gengum við forðum.
8.
Yfir hóla og yfir hæðir langar mig að sýna þér. Bakpokar og gönguskór, lítinn stað sem ég hef fundið mér Yfir hóla og yfir hæðir Yfir hóla og yfir hæðir kræklótt lyggur okkar leið, bældur mosi, angandi lyng Við horfum hugfangin á hrafnaþing. Yfir hóla og yfir hæðir. Yfir hóla og yfir hæðir, sérðu það sem ég sé? Lækjarspræna og laufið græna, ég færi þér mín helgu vé. Yfir hóla og yfir hæðir. English Translation: Over hills and over heaths I want to show you. Backpacks and walking shoes, a little place I have found for myself. Over hills and over heaths. Over hills and over heaths. our winding paths lie. Subdued moss and the scent of heather. We watch the ravens congress in awe. Over hills and over heaths. Over hills and over heaths do you see what I see? A gentle spring and the green leaf, I bring you to my sacred hidden place. credits
9.
Don't need no money to buy for. Don't need a country do die for. Don't need a lover to lie for. Don't need no reasons to cry for. Don't need a life, filled with anguish, hate and strife. Don't need a cue don't need a clue, all I really need is you. Don't need a big car to choke in. Don't need a cigar for smokin'. Don't need a bottle to drown in. Don't need no reasons for frowning. Don't need a glove, to keep my hands away from love. No reasons new for feeling blue, all I really need is you. Just need a good friend to talk to. A destination to walk to. Soft sunny mornings for striding. While birds on windgusts are gliding. Just need a song and my world can sing along. River blue and worries few, all I really need is you.

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Ahoy! Side A is the first part of a whole work called Ahoy.
It contains five new songs and four older works, "repainted" by Svavar Knútur. A story about pain, fear, beautiful relationships with nature and the struggle of the human condition.
This is Svavar Knútur's most band oriented album so far, exploring a more lush sound world than before.

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released September 14, 2018

Svavar Knútur – Vocals, Acoustic guitar, ukulele, electric guitar, piano, Yamaha home organ, programming.
Bassi Ólafsson – Drums, percussion, synthesizers, vocals.
Örn Ýmir Arason – Bass, upright bass, vocals.
Daníel Helgason – Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals.
Steingrímur Teague – Piano, synthesizers, vocals.
Kristín Lárusdóttir – Cello, vocals.
Jóhanna Ósk Valsdóttir – Viola, vocals.
Íris Dögg Gísladottir – Violin, vocals.
Stefán Jón Bernharðsson – French horn.
Kristjana Stefánsdóttir, Tryggvi Heiðar Gígjuson, Eyvindur Karlsson, Taylor Selsback, Símon Vestarr, Hrafnhildur Árnadóttir, Pétur Oddbergur Heimisson, Tim McMillan, Brandon Kinder, Claudio Donzelli, Rachel Snow, Emma Svavarsdóttir, Berta Dröfn Ómarsdóttir, Anna Helga Guðmundsdóttir, Salóme Katrín Magnúsdóttir, Jana Björg Þorvaldsdóttir, Ragnheiður Lóa Ólafsdóttir – Vocals.

Recorded in Master Key Studio, Tónverk and Studio Broccoli. Mixed in Tónverk.
Mastered by Glenn Schick.

Engineers: Sturla Míó Þórisson, Bassi Ólafsson, Svavar Knútur.
Producers: Bassi Olafsson, Örn Ýmir Arason, Svavar Knútur.

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A troubadour of humble beginnings and rural upbringing, Svavar Knútur's music tells stories of love, tragedies, sadness and redemption, looking back at his country's sad and shame-filled history. His voice always seem to strike a chord with his audiences, along with his decadently charming on-stage persona, his concerts at times comprised of stories within stories and songs within songs. ... more

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