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Little talks (Monsters and Men) (Iceland)
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An original song from this indie folk band from Iceland. The video was directed by Mihai Wilson and Marcella Moser. The video follows five sky-sailors played by the male members of the band, venturing across a fantasy land with a lost mythical female creature, all the while continuously running into nightmare-ish creatures. With the aid of the mystical creature played by Nanna Bryndís H. they survive it all and return her to her people. This video is quite different from what the lyrics say, which is a pitty. Also, the pronunciation, though very British, is sometimes wrong (they're not natives), for example:

BURIED they say /bʌrɪd/ but it is /berɪd/

VARY they say /værɪ/ but it is /vrɪ/

Hey! Hey! Hey!

I don't like walking around this old and empty house
So hold my hand, I'll walk with you my dear

The stairs creak as I sleep,
It's keeping me awake
It's the house telling you to close your eyes

And some days I can't even dress myself
It's killing me to see you this way

'Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Hey! Hey! Hey!

There's an old voice in my head
That's holding me back
Well, tell her that I miss our little talks

Soon it will be over, and buried with our past
We used to play outside when we were young
And full of life and full of love

Some days I don't know if I am wrong or right
Your mind is playing tricks on you, my dear

'Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Hey!
Don't listen to a word I say
Hey!
The screams all sound the same
Hey!

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

You're gone, gone, gone away,
I watched you disappear
All that's left is a ghost of you
Now we're torn, torn, torn apart,
there's nothing we can do,
Just let me go, we'll meet again soon

Now wait, wait, wait for me, please hang around
I'll see you when I fall asleep

Hey!
Don't listen to a word I say
Hey!
The screams all sound the same
Hey!

Though the truth may vary
this ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Don't listen to a word I say
Hey!
The screams all sound the same
Hey!

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

HOLD MY HAND= Take/grab my hand; take my hand in your hand.

CREAK= To make a sound as when you walk on an old wooden floor.

AS= While, at the same time as.

IT'S KEEPING ME AWAKE= It’s not letting me sleep.

IT'S KILLING ME TO...= That is very painful to me, it's causing me a lot of suffering.

'CAUSE= (col.) Because.

SHORE= The coast, the beach.

HOLDING ME BACK= To restrain/stop you from doing something; to stop your progress.

BE OVER= Finish.

BURIED= Put underground (as when you die and your body is buried); figurative: if something is buried with your past, you forget about it because you don’t want to remember it (like dark secrets, for example).

PLAYING TRICKS= If your mind is playing tricks on you, your perception is distorted (for example you hear sounds differently, or see something which is not there).

VARY= Change, be different.

GHOST= Spirit.

TORN APART= Separated in a cruel or traumatic way.

HANG AROUND= Wait.

Speaking with Interview Magazine, Hilmarsdóttir explained the song's meaning: "How we usually make our lyrics is, Raggi and I, sometimes we come up with stories or situations. That one is about a relationship. Sometimes we haven't wanted to give too much away. We like people to read their own things in the lyrics. I guess I could share it. It's about a couple and the husband passed away and it's from the conversation between the two of them. We don't know if she's going crazy or if someone's actually there. We've kind of been inspired by people that lived in my house. This old couple that lived there for 30 years. The woman passed away, so it was kind of different."

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