I can't believe it's not happiness

by Hraun

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I can't believe it's not happiness is the first album in Hraun's trilogy, "Songs of misery and redemption", a tale of a journey through modern day, real life hell and purgatory. So we start with hell.

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released 05 May 2007

Svavar Knútur: Acoustic guitar, piano, vocals.
Jón Geir: Drums, percussion, vocals.
Loftur Sigurður: Bass, vocals.
Guðmundur Stefán: Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals.
Hjalti Stefán: Mandolin, Flute, percussion, vocals.

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Track Name: Your love was death to me
Your face a cold and cloudy night
Your smile, the icy sea
Your voice a place devoid of light
Your love was death to me

Our cold embrace, an ugly war
Your kiss, my killer bee
So how could I go your way once more
When our love was death to me?
Track Name: Clementine
Oh my darling Clementine
How could I leave, while you were sleeping
Oh my darling Clementine
I couldn’t bear to hear you weeping

You tried to teach me right from wrong
You tried to burn away my bad ways
But misery’s a stubborn friend
And she persists in spite of good days

So I sailed from your white sands
On a ship of broken plans
And your face is on my mind
Oh my darling Clementine

Oh my lovely Clementine
It’s such a hell to be without you
My soul tormented every night
And every day, I think about you

I adored your childish charm
Never meant to do you harm
And your pain is on my mind
Oh my darling Clementine

Oh my precious Clementine
I never dared to look behind me
All this time I ran and ran
And I ran aground, and I pray you’ll find me

And with all the bad I've done
I realise that you’re the one
And I hope you’ll still be mine
Oh my darling Clementine

And with all the bad I’ve done
I realise that you’re the one
I’m such a fool, will you be mine
Oh my darling Clementine
Track Name: Goodbye my lovely
It's time for me now,
to gather my possessions.
I'll leave you my love,
and ride to the north once more.

No more will I sleep.
No easy tomorrow.
My betrayal was deep
and deep is my sorrow once more.

So goodbye my lovely, it's time we part.
once more...

We tried and we tried
to cover our pain.
But try as we might,
only my worthless heart remains.

So goodbye my lovely, it's time we part.
once more...

So I'll ride to the north,
in my saddle of shame.
And I'll hide in the mist.
For I am the one to blame once more.

So goodbye my lovely, it's time we part.
once more...
So goodbye my lovely, it's time we part.
Track Name: A beautiful way to die
The song of the raven
Gives word of a haven
Beyond all that meets the eye
Destiny's kisses
Are misery's misses
My life like the water floats by

And it's curious
And it's lovely
It's a musical way to die
And it's comely
And it's holy
It's a beautiful way to die

The song of the river
Brings upon me a shiver
As I gaze to the open sky
A moment of clarity
A whisper of sanity
A soul that is learning to fly

And it's careless
And it's quiet
It's a stoical way to die
And it's restful
And it's tranquil
It's a beautiful way to die

Lie by the stream
As my life becomes dream
And the birds come to bid me good bye
The wings of a dove
Beating softly above
It's a beautiful way to die

And it's curious
And it's a lovely
It's a wonderful way do die
And it's comely
And it's holy
It's a beautiful way to die...
Track Name: Ástarsaga úr fjöllunum
Ég beið eftir þér,
ég beið langa stund eftir þér.
Og sól kom upp yfir snjóinn.

Og nú er ég hraun,
ég er mosavaxið hraun.
En djúpt undir bergi slær hjarta.
Slær tröllshjartað enn.


English translation:
I waited for you,
I waited a long time for you.
And Sun came over the snow.

And now I am lava,
I am moss covered lava.
But deep under the rock beats a heart.
Beats the trolls heart still.
Track Name: Call off your cavalry
All of my waking dreams
They fall to your clever schemes
Your lips took me by surprise

My city is burned to ground
My voice will not make a sound
You’ve torn me to pieces

So call off your cavalry
Call off your cavalry

Call off your cavalry

Your arrows have bled me dry
My white flag is raised up high
You’ve taken my castle

The pain in my heart so sweet
My mean side on swift retreat
Nothing is left but love

So call off your cavalry
Call off your cavalry
Track Name: Impossible
I love you
But you're impossible,
so insuffrable to love.
I adore you,
But you keep drinking
and now you're sinking
into your hell.

I've loved you ever since I can remember,
And I love your gentle heart with all it's stains.
But you seem so set on burning up your body,
until nothing but your skeleton remains.

I love you
But you're impossible,
so insuffrable to love.
I adore you,
But you keep lying
and now I'm trying
to cut you loose.

I Know that you're a really decent person,
and I love you with every ounce of all my pain.
But you liquify your soul with your bad habit,
until nothing but your hollow shell remains.

And I had hoped,
but it's impossible.
And I had tried,
but to no avail.
And Now it seems
my only option,
is to turn my back on you.

But I love you
But you're impossible,
so insuffrable to love.
I adore you
But you keep drinking
And I've been thinking
and I won't let you drag me down.

I hope that you don't take my words the wrong way,
and I hope that you break free from all your chains.
But nothing's gonna stop you going nowhere,
until nothing but your hollow shell,
and nothing but your skeleton,
and nothing but your memory remains.

And I love you
But you're impossible,
so insuffrable to love.
I adore you
but you keep drinking
And now I’m sinking
Into your hell
Track Name: You should call a doctor
If you feel anything
Other than high
There’s something wrong with your head
But we’ll fix you up

You don’t believe in anything
Other than lies
A quick blowjob in the bathroom stall
And we’ll set you up

So lay back and enjoy the ride
You gotta have your fun
No matter what the cost
You better have your fun

Ooooh you should call the doctor
He will make you well
Ooooh please call the doctor
You will feel so swell

Ooooh baby take a big snuff
It will last a while
Ooooh baby take a picture
It will last all night

Forget the real life
Be the Hilton bitch baby
You are the Jet Trash
Don’t worry bout a thing baby
And when you hit a low…
Track Name: Stories
Stories told to believe in
They’re scenes of feelings
All that they say to me
Is how I’m supposed to be
But why can’t I keep up

With the rest, they’re cheating
My soul is bleeding
I need some honesty,
Why does it bother me this
Feeling that I, must

Keep on trying
It feels like (we’re) lying, (oh)
But everything seems so beautiful

I feel confused
Maybe a bit amused
All that I came to see
Has somehow escaped me (but)
Please, must i go on?

Masquerading,
feels like staging a play,
where life doesn’t feel so wonderful
Track Name: Kysstu tímaglasið
Á dögum eins og þessum
Breytist ég, breytist ég
Í risastóran saltstólpa
Af eftirsjá, eftir þér

Ég hefði ekki átt að fljúga
Svona fljóttí burt frá þér.
Svo margt ógert, svo margt ósnert
Svo margt sem aldrei verður sagt

Ég kyssi tímaglasið
Horfi á sandinn flæða burt
Saltur koss
Kyssi tímaglasið
Vertu sæll
Kyssi sandinn bless

Ég hélt við hefðum tíma
Til að tala um svo margt
En stundum bresta vonir
Stundum brotna tímaglös

Þú kvaddir mig með hlátri
Sem hljómar ennþá inni í mér
Þú sagðist sjá mig aftur
Bráðar von, en fer sem fer

Kysstu tímaglasið
Sjáðu sandinn flæða burt
Saltur foss
Kysstu tímaglasið
Vertu sæll
Kysstu sandinn bless

Ég veit að það er borin von
Að líma saman brotin, sundurtætt
Það sem Guð hefur sundrað,
Getur enginn maður bætt

Ég kyssi tímaglasið
Horfi á sandinn flæða burt
Saltur koss
Kyssi tímaglasið
Vertu sæll
Kyssi sandinn bless

Vertu sæll

Kysstu tímaglasið
Söltum kossi
ég sakna þín
ég sakna þín
Kysstu tímaglasið
Vertu sæll, vertu sæll


English translation:

On days like this
I turn into a pillar of salt
from regret for you.
I shouldn't have flown
away from you so soon
so much undone, so much untouched,
so much that never will be said.

I kiss the hourglass
watch the sand flow away
a salty kiss.
I kiss the hourglass,
be well. Kiss the sand goodbye.

I thought we had time,
to talk of so many things.
But sometimes our hopes break
and sometimes hourglasses shatter.

You bid me farewell with a laugh
that still resounds inside me.
You said we'd see each other
soon enough, but things go as they go.

I know that it is beyond hope
to glue together the shattered pieces.
What god has torn apart
let no man repair.

I miss you...