Teitur Andvekur

tín rødd ferðast runt húsini sum eitt vælkent lag

tíni orð hita mín kropp sum eitt heitt bað

góða, eg eri øvundsúkur inn á teg

tú dugir nógv betur at liva enn eg

ár eftir ár – tú eldist í mær og leikir míni sár

dag eftir dag – tú er eitt heilagt stað

eg liggi eina svøvnleysa nátt í andvekri

nógv betri enn ein góður dreymur er veruleikin

tað ljóðar so væl tá ið tú sigur tað ábyrgdarfrítt

tú kennir tað gráa ímillum svart og hvítt

ár eftir ár – tú eldist í mær og lekir míni sár

dag eftir dag – tú er eitt heilagt stað

Teitur Josephine

Dreamt I was back with the pirates and cats of my sommerville

The girl in the alphabet shirt covered in dirt lives on the hill

Well, my sweet Josephine,

Are you still racing stray dogs

Across the old stream?

My neighborhood queen,

Are you still kissing cowboys that cry, Josephine?

She stole, my grandmother’s watch, a treasure to touch

To keep time to herself

Her mind, was a very big house, we got lost there for hours

Until August fell.

Well, my sweet Josephine

Are you still racing stray dogs

Across the old stream?

My neighborhood queen,

Are you still kissing cowboys that cry, Josephine?

You say you’re alright, but Josie it’s time

You gotta get your feet on the ground

But she says: “No, don’t you see we have wings?

It’s the funniest thing, it’s just that no one knows.”

No one knows, sweet Josephine…

Well, my sweet Josephine

Are you still racing stray dogs

Across the old stream?

My neighborhood queen,

Are you still kissing cowboys that cry, Josephine?

My neighborhood queen,

Are you still kissing cowboys that cry, Josephine?

Teitur Sleeping With The Lights On

I’ve been haunted by this old ghost before

I want to hear your voice you know it’s been so long

Like a dancing wave you balance on the shore

It would feel so good to see your face again

I still sleep with the lights on

I still stay up late alone

I still love another one

I still sleep with the lights on

We both understand we’ve got no way back

Our love was strange in a strange land

We got broken wings we were bound to fall

Until the sun comes up you can hold my hand

I still sleep with the lights on

I still stay up late alone

I still love another one

I still sleep with the lights on

Take it easy, take it slow

Let’s just watch the tides they grow

The wind is coming from the side

We are sleeping in the light

Feel like waking up in your house some day

Or eating of your hand like a bird astray

But nothing’s gonna change, we’ll still be the same

We’ve said what’s to say, nothing’s buried nowhere

I still sleep with the lights on

I still stay up late alone

I still love another one

I still sleep with the lights on

Teitur Útsetin

hvat skal við í mítt kuffert

um eg flyti heimaftur?

er pláss fyri tí

sum eg eri vorðin?

eg havi fylgt við í kjakinum

skrivað undir í mótmælinum

kann ikki broyta hugburð

gloyma alt eg havi lært

eg vendi aftur til ódnarveður

vánaligar fløguútgávur

eina árliga blokering

av Kaldbaksbotni

hampafólk í samkomu

sum eru útbúgvin í bíbliu

men rodna tá eg syngi

um samkynd og nekarar

er himmalin og Atlantshavið

eitt vandamikið útsýni?

eru vit nærri Jesusi

enn onnur fólkasløg?

tað kitlar í búkinum

av spenningi og iva

eg havi alt tað við mær

sum eg sóknaðist eftir

eg eri antlitið úr heiminum

tú kanst lesa tað í eygunum

eingin kann steðga mær

mínar røtur eru festar

alt skal við í mítt kuffert

um eg flyti heimaftur

eg vendi aftur av virðing

fyri tí sum eg eri

Teitur I Enjoy The Little Things

I enjoy the little things

Sleeping late

Drinking tea

And taking calls from a friend

Sitting down, finally

I enjoy the little things

Orange peel

A change of clothes

Saying good night

Leaving traces in the snow

Reading faces instead of magazine

Seeking pleasure in moments not in plans

Teitur Amanda’s Dream

Can you say goodbye, without ever leaving?

That’s some sad soul to keep

Amanda awakes in a moment believing

She’s better off staying asleep

So she drives by the station

Imaginin’ somewhere

Sings a slow slow song

Now she’s waiting at the stoplights

With no where to go

But in our town there’s just one stoplight

Oh I wish she would know

There’s a world outside her window

Anywhere the wind blows

Anywhere’s Amanda’s dream

She sits late at night by the light of a candle

Her wishes that never come true

Her hope gets so high they’re too hard to handle

She stares as they fade out of view

And these song words have led her to nowhere

Cept a slow slow song

Now she’s waiting at the stoplights

With no where to go

But in our town there’s just one stoplight

Oh I wish she would know

There’s a world outside her window

Anywhere the wind blows

Anywhere’s Amanda’s dream

Well she sleeps like a girl

But she wakes like a woman

She sleeps like a girl

But she wakes like a woman

Like a woman

Waitin at the stoplights with nowhere to go

But in our town there’s just one stoplight

I wish she would know

There’s a world outside her window

Anywhere the wind blows

Anywhere’s Amanda’s dream.

Teitur Lat Tárini Falla

Lat tárini falla, har ið tú gongur.

Tak sorgina við tær, til hon ikki er longur.

Hvønn tann einasta niðurtúr lær teg at virða.

Vísdómur er ein tung byrða.

Teitur Hidden Track

You grabbed my hand and you lead me out.

Down the stairs among the Saturday crowds.

We caught the glimpse of a jealous stare.

We stole the night without a care.

And birds sang praise as we rushed by,

And now they’ve gone away before the leaves they die.

And baby you don’t ever have to see me again

After what you’ve left me,

You don’t owe me anything.

A-dumdumdum dumdumdadumdum…

And your face changed when we made love.

It took me places I sought like a dove.

In your eyes there were brooks and hills-

A thousand lives I have never lived.

The winds they blew from both sides then,

They brought us together where we’d never been,

And baby you don’t ever have to see me again

Just carry the emotion like it was a golden ring

A-dumdumdum dumdumdadumdum…

Your room was tiny and very sparse

It was so real we could see the stars.

Your skin was soft like the sands of a beach

My fingers wrote a word for each.

And we talk like we’re on the rainbow’s end

And our voices turn to whispers ever now and then

But baby you don’t ever have to see me again

After what you left me

You don’t owe me anything.

Teitur Hopeful

Hopeful

I’m always gonna be hopeful

Hopeful

That’s all I am

Hopeful always come around

Hopeful always strikes the right core

Hopeful when the music stops

Hopeful cause I know I’m not the only one

Hopeful

Always gonna be hopeful

Hopeful

That’s all I am

Teitur Describe You

I was trying to describe you to someone

You don’t look like anyone I’ve seen before

I couldn’t say she looks just like Jane Fonda

You don’t look like Jane Fonda at all

I finally ended up describing you as a movie I saw when I was a child

I think I was seven or eight or six

It was a movie about rural electrification

The movie

It was about farmers living in the country without electricity

They didn’t have any appliances and they had to use lanterns

They put poles across the countryside

Strong wire over fields and pastures

There was an incredible heroic dimension

The movie showed electricity like a young greek god

Coming to take away forever dark ways of life

I was trying to describe you to someone

You don’t look like anyone I’ve seen before

I couldn’t say she looks just like Jane Fonda

I couldn’t say her mouth is a little different

You don’t look like Jane Fonda at all