Red Door

by ÍKORNI

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released February 5, 2016

Produced by Stefán Örn Gunnlaugsson
Co-produced by Ragnheiður Gröndal
Engineers: Stefán Örn Gunnlaugsson & Ragnheiður Gröndal.
Arrangements: Stefán Örn Gunnlaugsson. Vocal arrangements done by Stefán Örn & Ragnheiður Gröndal.
Recorded between december 2014 & january 2016 in Aldingarðurinn, Hverfisgata and in homes in Akureyri.
Edited and Mixed by Stefán Örn Gunnlaugsson in Aldingarðurinn / The Orchard. Additional mix consultation from Sigurdór Guðmundsson
Mastered by Sigurdór Guðmundsson at Skonrokk Studios.
Artwork:
Sculpture: Winged Wolf/Arnarstelpa by Andrea Hörður
ÍKORNI logo: Painted with Watercolor by Gunnlaugur Stefán Gíslason.
Red door photo, editing and layout: Ólafur Már Svavarson
Artwork based on ideas by Stefán Örn Gunnlaugsson and Ragnheiður Gröndal.

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ÍKORNI Reykjavík, Iceland

Stefan Örn Gunnlaugsson started playing various instruments and compose by the age of 9. Number of bands and projects later, he released his first solo album by the name Íkorni in 2013. Íkorni was subsequently nominated as “Album of the Year” in Iceland by the Icelandic Music Awards Academy. Stefán also received recognition and nomination for “producer of the year” and “lyricist of the year”. ... more

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Track Name: Önnur Sól, Annar Máni
Koma dagar og koma ráð,
og það líður og bíður.
Svo heitt ég elska þig
að hatur heimsins dvín.

Sú dýrð og sú dásemd
að þjást….

Brátt rís upp dagur nýr
og við hittumst
undir annarri sól, öðrum mána,
á okkar stað, á okkar tíma.

Megi árin þér sýna mildi.
Vertu mjúk og sýndu styrk þinn.
Finndu sátt.
Við sjáumst aftur brátt.

Ó, mín kæra örvænting,
viltu verða minn vinur?
Hjartað opið, titrandi
svo agnarsmátt.

Fjandsamleg er afvötnun frá þinni nánd.

Brátt rís upp dagur nýr
og við elskumst
undir annarri sól, öðrum mána,
á okkar stað, á okkar tíma.
Track Name: Værð, Náð, Sátt
Þá óttinn jafnan vex, og fyllir sig af trega.
Með sitt tangarhald, hávaðinn nú dofnar.
Í vindinum þú dansar,
-Dreymir þig þá mig?-
með fingrum kitla jörð.

Værð, náð, sátt,
grípa um mig verndandi
Sáttin tifar
óttinn hörfar ímyndað.
Kyrrðinn veltist um
og beislar huga minn.
Værð, náð, sátt,
sveipast yfir mína brá.
Endurfæðumst undir
skjóli hlið við hlið
Blíðum höndum snerti loftið yfir þér.
Nú sofðu ástin mín.

Þögnin hlær að mér
og kyssir mig á vangann.
Kæfir flugnasuð.
Það sér mig ekki nokkur.
Í rökkrinu þú syngur.
Dreymir mig þá þig.
Og fingur snerta jörð.

Værð, náð, sátt,
grípa um mig verndandi
Sáttin tifar
óttinn hörfar ímyndað.
Kyrrðinn veltist um
og beislar huga minn.
Værð, náð, sátt,
sveipast yfir mína brá.
Endurfæðumst undir
skjóli hlið við hlið
Blíðum höndum snerti loftið yfir þér.
Nú sofðu ástin mín.
Track Name: 85% Chocolate
My love...
my love...
my joy
my pain
my love.
My dearest and sweetest agony.
My most wonderful tragedy.

There’s no turning back for me now, it won´t be tamed, it can’t be chained.
Come back... come back...

Bring your light divine back to my garage.
I can’t bear these thoughts... I can’t!

I thought you would be in that stupid shop.
I thought I saw you on the bus.
I’m pretty sure you were in that Café, or am I just going crazy.

You made me feel like I was beautiful and amazing.

I wanna be blinded by your love.
I could kiss away your tears.
I surround myself with women, to fill up the void you left.

I can’t find a word to describe you.

I do not need your encouraging words.
I do not need your sympathy.
Fill my days and nights with roses.
Make me shine again.
Hold me in your arms again.
Make me shine….

All the things I wanted to share with you just lie around like trash.
I thought I would heal by writing this song…
…it makes me miss you even more.

I can’t find a word to describe you.


Ask your angels, ask your numbers
They sure will tell you...
come back, my darling.
Ask the weather, your fortuneteller.
They sure will tell you to come back to me.

Last night i dreamt that we sat on the sofa,
We would sing in octaves and harmonize till morning
Our songs of fear and kindness,
the strength of our weakness.

Be brave ever after
Fill your home with love and laughter.
When pulled in by the dark night
Come find me in the twilight.
Track Name: Just Another Cry Out
This song will be just another cry out.
A pitiful plea for you to come back to me.
The words are pretty much all the same as in the other songs,
they´re all about- and for you.

I´m down on my knees,
But just to try out.
You should hear my call,
though it´s just a whisper.

You don´t seem to mind.
You seem just fine.

I will not be bitter.
But there a things for you to reconsider
It takes one to know one.
My muse.
May I be damned for dreaming.
I´ll stumble through and never meet anyone like you.

Thing song is a beast,
a devious agenda
to make you regret and
come crawling back to me.

And there are secrets I could reveal,
some things that I could say
that might just ruin your whole day.

Instead I bow down and pray
for a non-believer
that´s a pretty good sign of desperation.

Why should you be sad?
Now you´re so far ahead.

Birds no longer twitter
The air tastes bitter, stars have lost their glitter.
So I´ll rather have no one.
It´s true.
May I be damned for dreaming.
I´ll stumble through and never meet anyone like you.

And I am still here captivated.
Oh, my dear how hope is overrated.
Track Name: My Garden
You invaded my garden,
pulled weeds, planted flowers.
You filled it with summer-suns, angelicas and orchids
and white cotton roses.
Here nothing will harm them.
Now orphaned, appalling,
they lie dormant through the winter

May dreams embrace all of you.
I´ll hide in the undergrowth
or set myself firmly upon a maple leaf
and fly away to my land of make believe.

You invaded my garden.
I welcomed you dearly.
You filled it with summer-suns, angelicas and orchids
and white cotton roses.
Then left them to wither.
Now orphaned, appalling,
they lie dormant through the winter

May dreams embrace all of you.
I´ll hide in the undergrowth
or set myself firmly upon a maple leaf
and fly away to my land of make believe.
Track Name: The Sofa
Don't ever go! Don't ever go!
Be my cloud nine, be my starshine.
Don't ever go! Don't ever go!
Be my cloud nine, be my heady wine.
Track Name: Make Me Shine
Wake up my darling
the sun is shining
We have a perfect “window weather"

Let´s go out walking
and spend the day smiling
now we´re not hiding…
´Got our heads above the water.

And you make me shine.

Thank god I found you

Let´s dance like children
with our children
With a look you kiss me
our soft hands holding tight.

And then you look the other way
while you know I´m loving you.

We praise our gods - We praise our spirits
We praise our fortune - We praise our karma


We praise ourselves - We praise our mothers
We praise our children - We praise our fathers…
…for how blissful we are.

And you make me shine.

Thank god I found you

Damn those cars
Damn those alert sounds
Damn those knocks on the door
Damn them all, damn them all.

You make me shine.

Thank god I found you

Our love will yield to know one
Track Name: Thanks
Everyday is a heartache
Everyday is a mistake
Everyday is a heartbreak with out you.

I had sorrow for breakfast
and cold grieve for lunch.
And self-pity, with gravy, for dinner.

Your psychiatrist doesn’t know shit.
He doesn´t know how much I adore you.
He doesn´t serve a purpose
He only serves his big fat ego.

Thank you for breaking my heart
Now no one will ever want it.
My dreams withered up and died.
Like ghosts they come around to haunt me.
Just hit me in head, crack it open wide.
I know it´s all my hearts fault but still I blame you.

Still hope you don´t mind if I talk to you.
Still hope you don´t mind if I talk to you while you're not there.

Everyday is a heartache
Everyday is a mistake
Everyday is a heartbreak with out you.

The absence of you, plus daytime radio.
Will slowly but surely mean the end of me.

Your confidants they know nothing.
They have no proper insight in these matters.
To them it was just fantasy -
a dent in your perfect world.

Thank you for breaking my heart
Now no one will ever want it.
My dreams withered up and died.
Like ghosts they come around to haunt me.
Just hit me in head, crack it open wide.
I know it´s all my hearts fault but still I blame you

Still hope you don´t mind if I talk to you.
Still hope you don´t mind if I talk to you while you're not there.
Track Name: Red Door
Why don't you knock on my door anymore?
Those eyes they still bewilder me.
Should I just lay down on the floor.
Why did you stop saying those things to me?
those wonderful yet cruel things to me.
I refuse to let go, I refuse to smile.
I sad can one man be.
Track Name: Leave The Light On (Near You)
Near you
No tunnel vision
Near you
Understanding conquers disbelieve

Near you
so much to progress to
Near
All these multiverses to explore

I hear you.

Here´s a boy who would die just to see you.
And his heart sings, and it trembles near you.
And the birds weep in my backyard for you.

I won´t entertain these thoughts any longer
That won´t change at all how I crave for you still
And it seems like this yearning will linger
Till I´m grey consumed and blind.
God knows I have tried.
We didn´t even share a whole day,
not one photograph.

Near you
I was guarded by angels
Even though I really don´t believe in no such things.

You’re the catalyst
for mysteries’ reaction

I fear you.
Here´s a boy who should never have met you.
How his world burns, how it shatters near you.
And his heart beats like a newborns near you.

I´ll embrace the void and dance.
I´ll be gentle.
And give more, even more than any human can hold.
Still the flash of your mild stare will jitter in my brain through sleepless nights.
God know I have tried.
We didn´t even share a whole day, not one photograph.

Nights will pass and days will linger.
When hope has withdrawn leave the light on.
Nights will collapse and days will shimmer.
When hope has withdrawn leave the light on.

Nights will crash and faint - leave it on.
Days will sparkle and glow. x5

Leave the light on.