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Entangled - the Karaoke version

In case you happen to like our song Entangled...

AND be a fan of singing karaoke, we would like to offer you this version to sing along with. It contains all the backing vocals - we just removed Gunnar's lead vocal which you will sing.

And in the case you would like to reveal your talent on instagram, just use the hashtag #entangled or #entangledkaraoke and we'll reward the most inventive interpretation with a signed copy of Nivalis and then some.

You can download the song here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fi6ehll87ttbox3/Arstidir-%20Entangled%20Karaoke%20Version.wav?dl=0

 

Lyrics:

Would you know
If I thought about you
Would it even cross your mind?

And ain’t it strange
This action from a distance
Observation lost in time

Did you know
There is no honest way of telling us apart
You’re not alone
Because I know we’ve been entangled from the start

Once spread out
Now a tiny fraction
Travels right through solid walls
Then reappears
One from broken pieces
Waving from the other side

Did you know
There is no honest way of telling us apart
You’re not alone
Because I know we’ve been entangled from the start

Did you know
There is no honest way of telling us apart
You’re not alone
Because I know we’ve been entangled from the start

Did you know
There is no honest way of telling us apart    

 

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The lyrics for Nivalis

Even if you're a modern music lover who prefers to stream your music, as opposed to buying CDs and Vinyls, we figured that you still might want to read the lyrics to our new album Nivalis.

 

While This Way

 

Oh I am the way I am

I give and borrow

Always am the way I am

While sitting next to you

I’ll find a way, I’ll find a way

I always manage

I’ll find a way, I’ll find a way

Get pulled in back to you

Pulled in back to you

 

I’m falling off the edge of the world

You’re the one who’s checking out

And runs for cover

Understand the way that I feel

This ain’t the way things should be now

Or for years to follow

 

Now you understand the way I am

You know I’ll follow

Hanging on until the end

And won’t ever let you go

And while this way, and while this way

We might as well keep turning every page for another day

And try until we’re...

 

Falling off the edge of the world

You’re the one who’s checking out

And runs for cover

Understand the way that I feel

This ain’t the way things should be now

Or for years to follow

 

 

Lover

 

I’ve never found a better lover

Than the one I’m dreaming about

So different from every other

And every night I take her out

Perpetual anticipation is the deepest cut 

I’ve ever known

 

I have ever known

 

She caters to my every desire

And I give her all she wants

A spark of my imagination

And I can have her in the dark

Even though I’ve never met her

I’ve never met anyone better than her

 

Better than her

 

Every morning I leave my lover

“Give me a kiss, I’ll see you tonight”

Everything that I love about her

And all of her wrongs they feel so right

Leave me alone with my lover

The only one that I love

 

I’ve never found a better lover

Than the one I’m dreaming about

Perpetual anticipation is the deepest cut 

I’ve ever known

 

I have ever known

 

Every morning I leave my lover

“Give me a kiss, I’ll see you tonight”

Everything that I love about her

And all of her wrongs they feel so right

Every morning I leave my lover

Leave me alone with my lover

The only one that I love

 

 

Please Help Me

 

It often leads me, it wants to meet you

What will be tomorrow?

Not the first, not the second,

Who is counting anymore?

What is new here, what makes it true?

Has there been a new state of mind?

 

I‘ll wake you, I‘ll wake you

 

Please help me, to feel free

Another bottle and down we go again

Please help me, please help me now

Another round

I won’t be, here to see 

One more change, ‘cause down I’ll go that day

Please help me, please help me now

 

Feeling faded, also jaded

Could it all be so simple?

What can I do, to make it through?

Has there been a new state of mind?

I won’t keep falling, I won’t keep falling

Blinded by a moment’s charm

I’m awake, I’m awake

 

Please help me, to feel free

Another bottle and down I go again

Please help me, please help me now

Another round

I won’t be, here to see 

Another chance, for down I’ll go that day

Please help me, please help me now

 

 

Entangled

 

Would you know

If I thought about you

Would it even cross your mind?

And ain’t it strange

This action from a distance

Observation lost in time

 

Did you know

There is no honest way of telling us apart

You’re not alone

Because I know we’ve been entangled from the start

 

Once spread out

Now a tiny fraction

Travels right through solid walls

Then reappears

One from broken pieces

Waving from the other side

 

Did you know

There is no honest way of telling us apart

You’re not alone

Because I know we’ve been entangled from the start

 

Did you know

There is no honest way of telling us apart    

 

 

Like Snow

 

Straight ahead

It’s all for now

We’re suddenly fighting

Feeling low beneath the clouds

 

You say my name

And I falsely pretend that I’m sleeping

To let this day go by

 

We’re falling down like snow

What you feel is something to me

Nothing I’ll ever know

With all blown up in smoke

The dream is still alive

 

Straight ahead it’s only now

I’m suddenly flying

Feeling low

Above the clouds

 

I look outside

See your face in every formation

Still not a day goes by

 

I’m falling down like snow

What you feel is nothing  to me

Something I’ll never know

With nothing left but hope

The dream is still alive

 

 

Þar sem enginn fer

 

Þeytist dagurinn hjá

Hratt ég fer

Unaðsstundir ég á

Fara framhjá mér

Fagurt hafið og firðir

Fjöll vötn og ár

En býr, í mér nú

Lítið grátt, sem læðist hjá

 

Hvert er heitið segið mér

Ótt og títt spyr ég

Stoðin hnígur, kvíðinn rís

Brún ég bráðlega sé

Er niður kem ég lítill ég er

Segið mér að þetta sé

Allt í lagi

 

Finn ég loks mína ró

Úti bjart

Dimman fer þó skammt

Vel hún þekkir mig

Rónni fljótlega rekur

Ört andinn rís

En hvert, fer ég nú

Er myrkrið svart

Leitar fram, Mér laðast að

 

Hvert er heitið segið mér

Ótt og títt spyr ég

Stoðin hnígur, kvíðinn rís

Brún ég bráðlega sé

Er niður kem ég lítill ég er

Segið mér að þetta sé

Allt í lagi

 

Fögur sjón í hverjum tálma

Alveg sama hver stundin er

Áfram förum hvert við stefnum

Alltaf þar sem enginn fer

(Af frjálsum vilja enginn fer)

 

 

Circus

 

Open spaces, feels like home

Merging with your August smile

You never had to be alone

With people getting drawn into your circus

 

Wish that I could give you

Something to think about

That follows every step of your way

Fought as hard as I could

But now I need to turn around

And forget what I wanted to say

 

Our open space, it feels like home

Merging with no walls between us

I never cared for being alone

Feel I’m getting drawn into your circus

 

Wish that I could give you

Something to think about

That follows every step of your way

Fought as hard as I could

But now I need to turn around

And forget what I wanted to say

 

 

Mute

 

Worn but back on my feet

I long for recognition

Words unfold, familiar to me 

Echo from afar

 

Once we’re back on the street

I’m under your protection

Without being able to speak                  

put on silent mode  

 

I was the one who played with fire  

I used to synchronize

But now I find myself

taking comfort in the underground

So many places to admire

Never could have realized

Staying quiet, mute as I‘m falling down

 

I guess it’s easy

To misinterpret my reaction

It’s getting harder to breathe

When you’re left out from the flow

 

Darling don’t get me wrong

You’re my favorite companion

My heart’s just aching to feel

Some other form of connection

 

I was the one who played with fire  

I used to synchronize

But now I find myself

Taking comfort in the underground

So many places to admire

Never could have realized

Staying quiet, mute as I‘m falling down

 

 

Conviction

 

The wealth of my conviction lost

And I cannot apologize to her

 

My quest has been intuitive

It blindly left me lacking the right words

 

Driving a down a gravel road 

Without a map or any expectations 

 

I thought about the way she cried

When a rainy sky made me search for shelter

 

I told you, told you a story of a stranger with blue eyes

When the dawn came, we sat in silence

Broken down, looking at our hands

And while I still don’t know

I’ll head back on the road

 

My lesson learned and the tables turned

My silent prayers still remain unheard

   

My mind still goes with the ebb and flow

Of the memories and the time I had with her

 

And then one day, waiting for the rain to clear

I sat in a cabin with a stranger

 

He smiled and said the the path ahead

Opens only to the ones who know their heart

 

I told him, told him the story of the sadness in your eyes

When the dawn came, the wealth in his silence

And cloudy eyes made me realize 

That now it’s time to be alone

And while I still don’t know

Take comfort in the unknown

And head back on the road

 

 

In the Wake of You

 

Going in, going in for another day

Depends on a feeling

In a sense I feel it slip away

With the sound of a laugh

 

I’m falling in, turning into something

That I never thought I could

When the day is in, all I keep on thinking of

Is the time spent with you

 

If you change your mind you own me

Although I’m not made for two

If you knew that time, that morning

I was caught in the wake of you

 

Every night it haunts me, I wish we could try

But every time you want me, the wall keeps you out     

Every single moment I realize that

All this time you had it right before me

Any time you want it

 

Staying in, staying in for another day

Depends on the season

Everything starting to drift away

With no looking back

 

I‘m falling in, turning into something

That I never really knew

Colors seem so faded

And the only one I ever see is blue

 

If you change your mind you own me

Although I’m not made for two

If you knew that time, that morning

I was caught in the wake of you

 

Every night it haunts me, I wish we could try

But every time you want me, the wall keeps you out     

Every single moment I realize that

All this time you had it right before me

Any way you want me

Can have me any way you want me  

 

 

Wasting Time

 

Walk with me tonight 

Feel free to improvise

Anything you sing to me

 

Standing by your door

Wishing we had more

Of time before it’s out of reach

 

I’m holding your hand

A moment becomes a while

You don’t understand

But we’re reading between the lines

 

Talk with me tonight

I’ll make you feel alive

Be everything I say and do

 

Speak and I am yours

Not waiting anymore

From now on it is up to you

 

I’m holding your hand

A moment becomes a while

You don’t understand

But we’re reading between the lines

I’m holding your hand

A moment becomes a while

I love you again

But we’re wasting it all on time

 

When I saw you smile

Didn’t feel the need to

Say the words I had in mind

Maybe for a while

Act like no one sees you

It’s easy if you only try

 

Baby when you smile

Feel that there’s no need to

Worry that we’re out of time

Maybe for a while 

Let them see the real you

And say that you are only mine

 

I’m holding your hand

I love you again

 

 

Passion

 

I’ve had this passion for some time now

And I wonder what will be?

Is it special, or is it outworn?

Something new or something echoed from the past?

 

After all that we’ve been through 

I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life

And this pattern that life led us through

Now all that matters, all that matters 

Is for us to see this through

 

I’ve been waiting for someone to say

That my patience was worth all the way

 

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New album & Music Video

Our new album Nivalis is out - STREAM NIVALIS HERE

...and This new Music video - WATCH WHILE THIS WAY HERE

 

In Iceland summer is a time for celebration...,

...For a few precious months the darkness yields to a magical midnight sun and our little island is teeming with activity. In every fjord and fjara birds are nesting, and plants rush to flower and pollinate before the landscape gets immersed in cold again. 

 

And this summer we, Árstíðir, have multiple reasons to celebrate. This summer marks our 10 year anniversary, and the release of our 5th studio album Nivalis.

 

Nivalis was a name that we considered for the band at the start of our career. Instead the name became like an alter ego of the band. A word we often used between members when we referred to the band.

 

Since the release of our last album Hvel in 2015 our line-up has gone back to a trio, with the same three guys that formed the band in 2008. We’re back to basic again, and to commemorate this it felt natural to name our album Nivalis.


The latin word nivalis means "Like Snow," and our album dropped right during our summer solstice, as to underline the meaning of our band's name Árstíðir. We also released our new Music Video for "While This Way" filled with shots of glaciers and snow covered mountain tops.
 

Summer is a time for celebration, and we hope you will celebrate together with us and let Nivalis be a part of your summer!

 

/ Daniel, Gunnar & Ragnar

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