Leave The Light On (Near You)

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Near you
No tunnel vision
Near you
Understanding conquers disbelieve

Near you
so much to progress to
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When hope has withdrawn leave the light on.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When hope has withdrawn leave the light on.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.


from Red Door, released February 5, 2016
Music written by Stefán Örn Gunnlaugsson
Lyrics written by Stefán Örn G. & Ragnheiður Gröndal
Sigrún Kristbjörg Jónsdóttir - Trombone
Ragnheiður Gröndal - Vocals
Fríða Dís Guðmundsdóttir - Vocals
Védís Hervör Árnadóttir - Vocals
Árný Árnadóttir - Vocals
Kristín Birna Óðinsdóttir - Vocals
Stefán Örn Gunnlaugsson - Floor tom, piano, synths, Acoustic guitars. lead and backing vocals.



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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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