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Hope and Fortune

by Svavar Knútur, Irish Mythen

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I left my home on an Autumn day Turned my face to the ocean grey Shed my life for a chance to be free Hang onto hope on a treacherous sea So look back again on that land of mine To have my heart and beguiled What lies ahead can't be a mistake Day by day another Yankee wave O'er the seas we go Say fare thee well so long to the world you know Oh the hell we'll raise When fortune guides us over furious waves When fortune guides us over furious waves They say hope is a fickle thing But I'd rather hope than face another frozen spring I'd rather brave the ocean's rage Than safely starve another day Devil you know or the devil you don't A hangman's smile or a pastor's doubts For hope is a thing we can't afford I won't leave my luck in the hands of the lord Over the seas we'll go Say fare thee well so long to the world we know Oh the hell we'll raise When fortune guides us over furious waves When fortune guides us over furious waves All I'm brining along with me Tiny branch of my family tree All we've lost and all we've known We'll plant anew and watch it grow Over the seas we go Say fare thee well so long to the world you know Oh the well we'll raise When fortune guides us over furious waves When fortune guides us over furious waves I say o'er the seas we'll go Say fare the well so long to the world you know Oh the hell we'll raise When fortune guides us over furious waves When fortune guides us over furious waves When fortune guides us over furious waves When fortune guides us over furious waves

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released June 11, 2021

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Svavar Knutur

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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