Sagan

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Kerry Jeffrey I discovered these guys on a flight to Iceland and they've become my new favorite band. The songs are sentimental and fun. The world needs more songs like these. Favorite track: For you, forever.
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Daniel Dickison This song has been stuck in my head ever since we serendipitously saw them perform at the Reykjavík Backpackers during Airwaves. Favorite track: Snæfellsnes.
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released September 6, 2011

1860 bandmembers:

Hlynur Hallgrimsson - vocals, mandolin, double bass, electric bass etc.

Kristjan Hrannar Palsson - piano, double bass, vocals, acoustic guitar, accordion etc.

Ottar G. Birgisson - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, mandolin, vocals etc.

Drums and percussion on tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 and 12: Oskar Thormarsson

Concert flute on track 3: Ingibjorg Andrea Hallgrimsdottir

Backing vocals on track 12: Heidur Hallgrimsdottir

Viola on track 11 and 13: Helga Thorarinsdottir

Trumpet on track 8: Johannes Thorleiksson



Recorded at Hljodstofan, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland - except Alunde which was recorded in a tiny Toyota Yaris on iPhone 3Gs in one take.

Producer and engineer: Johann Runar Thorgeirsson
Mixed by: Hafthor Karlsson Tempo at Studio Tonaljos, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland.

Mastered by: Paul Gold at Salt Mastering, Brooklyn, US - except Snaefellsnes, mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.

Cover photograph: Sigurjón Guðjónsson, sigurjon.com

High-Chief of consulting and general tomfoolery: Halldór Berg Harðarson, trend-inventor

All songs composed and arranged by: 1860

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Track Name: Lausamjöll
Leiðir upp á fannhvít fjöll
flestar virðast greiðar
þar til lífsins lausamjöll
leggur yfir heiðar.
Track Name: Snæfellsnes
Senn kemur langþráð frí
Ferð okkar fjögurra heitið er á Snæfellsnes
Senn kemur langþráð frí
og okkar allra bíður ástkært Snæfellsnes

Við hoppum upp í bíl
og okkar allra bíður ástkært Snæfellsnes
Við hoppum upp í bíl,
Við hoppum upp í bíl ég fer á Snæfellsnes

Ég vona bara að fönnin mér fleyti heim.
Verði ég úti kvöld þá verð ég úti með þeim.
Track Name: Orðsending að austan
Sótti að mér
kunnuleg vera
Vildi af þér
bölfréttir bera
sorgir kunngera mér

Svörun mín
illa til fundin
'Beðja þín,
ófáar stundir,
stundi hún undir mér'

Vina mín
vís til að breima
Gullin þín
ávallt mun geyma
en biðst þess að gleyma þér.
Track Name: Allra veðra von
Nóttin kallar, komdu í hlýjuna
kuldinn andar ótt á gluggana.
Flestir hérna horfa fram á veg
hinir þó til baka, líkt og ég.

Úti er orðið kalt en ég mun gæta þín (x2)
Allra veðra von en ég mun gæta þín (x2)

Athvörf tímans aldrei liggja greið
augnablik sem halda sína leið.
Minning, sem að mitt í dagsins önn
máist burtu, grefur sig í fönn.

Úti er orðið kalt en ég mun gæta þín (x2)
Allra veðra von en ég mun gæta þín (x2)

Ég mun ætíð gæta þín.
Track Name: Mannhafið
Virðist mörgum vera blá
valhoppandi til og frá.
Klædd í rauðu kemur þá
kaldhæðnin sem allir sjá.

Hún er falleg, hún er ljót
hrein sem mjöll og svört sem sót.
Samviskan með fiman fót
flýtir sér á stefnumót.

Hún er löngum völt sem vín
vináttan sem eykst og dvín.
Merkilegt hvað margt er falt
mannhafið er oft svo kalt.

Æðruleysið oftast má
afganginum mæta, já
lausnaranum lifir hjá
líkklæðin hann breiðir á.

Verst af öllu virðist þó
vist sem fáum veitir ró.
Öfund sér þar bólstað bjó
búin kápu og hrafnakló.
Track Name: Day & Night
I’m awoken by a ray of light
I´ve been dreaming of your arrival, like every night
Im quick out of bed, it’s like a day at the races
I dont even take time to tie my laces.

And so I wait
I´ve been waiting, been waiting
every day and night, day and night.

I run to the beach
I see a ship in the distance
I start wondering if you need assistance.

And still I wait
I´ve been waiting, been waiting
every day and night
every day and night
day and night.
Track Name: Money
You got me running circles
for you I´ll keep running
and when my legs are burning
I´ll be there, still running

I got no money babe
but I got you
and when you´re out of money
You've got me too
you've got me too
you've got me too
Track Name: For you, forever
This old town
will break you down
this old town
will make you frown
this old town
will wear you down
and this old town
will kick you around

All the ways you´ll disappoint yourself
oh, the way you´ll disappoint. It never ends.

I´ll stay right here, for you, forever.
I´ll stay right here, for you, forever. Forever.

This old town will wear you down
and this old town will break you down
this old town break you down
and this old town will kick around

All the ways you´ll disappoint yourself
oh, the way you´ll disappoint. It never ends.

I´ll stay right here, for you, forever.
I´ll stay right here, for you, forever.
I´ll stay right here, for you, forever.
I´ll stay right here, for you, forever. Forever

´Cause this old town will break you down
and this old town may wear you out
but stick around and stand your ground
and this old town can turn around

I´ll stay right here, for you, forever.
I´ll stay right here, for you, forever.
I´ll stay right here, for you, forever.
I´ll stay right here, for you, forever. Forever
Track Name: Memory
Looking at the earth
from outer space
I can see your smile
as it appears
Looking at the home
we can´t replace
I can see my house
from way up here

If we only shared
a memory
If we only shared
a memory
a memory
a memory, memory, memory

Looking at our home
it is the ground
still so many places
to be found
Things can only live
as memories
and I know that your home
is here with me

If we only shared
a memory
If we only shared
a memory
a memory
Track Name: Alunde
Alunde alunde
Alunde aluia
Alunde alunde
Alunde aluia

All the stains on the walls and the windows
it’s as if they know my name.
They don´t care about my dreams and ambitions
I should stay the same, oh stay the same

I get up in the morning and the atmosphere
is trying to hold me down
doesn’t want me to leave for a second
I should stick around, oh stick around
But I don’t worry, I wont stay
I´ll fly away and everything will turn out okay

And my, my, my
We´ll grow older, so much older
And my, my, my
You´ll grow older, so much older
´cause I´ll grow old with you.

Alunde alunde
Alunde aluia
Alunde alunde
Alunde aluia

Alunde alunde
Alunde aluia
Alunde alunde
Alunde aluia

It’s a shame that my life´s in the gutter
´cause my head is in the clouds
but along with my dreams and ambitions
there is also doubt, there´s so much doubt

Writing words on an old candy wrapper
it’s as if I sense a change
I start off with a simple step forward
and I clean the stains, I clean the stains

And I don’t have to fly away
I´ll be okay, as long as I have music to play

And my, my, my
We´ll grow older, so much older
And my, my, my
You´ll grow older, so much older
´cause I´ll grow old with you.

Alunde alunde
Alunde aluia
Alunde alunde
Alunde aluia

Alunde alunde
Alunde aluia
Alunde alunde
Alunde aluia
Track Name: Familiar
When I look in her eyes
It all seems so familiar
When I lay by her side
It all seems so familiar
familiar, familiar, you are.

We don’t give a hoot or a holler
We just speak our minds
And if I were to go through times of stormy weather
I’d love to have her by my side.

Familiar, familiar, you are familiar.... you are.

And as I look on the ground
it all looks so familiar.

In the dark of the night
it all looks so familiar.

I dug a hole in the ground
the feeling was familiar.

And as I laid down to die
it all felt so familiar.
Track Name: Love & Lime
You and me sharing a tub of ice cream
the flavour reminds me
of the trip we took to Paris
Floating through the streets
as if in a dream
with my favourite type of ice cream
how I whish we were in Paris

Remember, the ice cream parlor
it was down on Place de la Concorde
Remember, the Eiffel tower
we´ve been waiting way too long in line

If we could only turn back time
If we could only turn back time
If we could only turn back time
To wondrous taste of love and lime

We´d been looking around
for the perfect flavour
and I fell in love with
with the one I found in Paris

But maybe I was greedy
searching high and low for something wrong
But baby, please believe me
I could never mean to do you wrong

If we could only turn back time
If we could only turn back time
If we could only turn back time
I would have chosen love and lime
Track Name: Consequences
The consequences
they speak to me
and circumstances
seem bleak to me

I’m starting to wonder
do you hear me
Beginning to wonder
do you hear me

So if you hear me
please speak to me
yeah if you hear me
please speak to me

I’m starting to wonder
do you hear me
Beginning to wonder
do you hear me