La la la aaaah...

In a house
on an island
there’s a tale that must be told
of our mysterious Misty Mountains
behind all the songs I wrote
lives an old man in his shadow
and they're whistling day and night
for whatever whatever its worth for
they are whistling for you and I

On a ranch in the wildness
there's a song that must be sung
about a blindfolded angel
who never learned the right from wrong
and though I don't know enough English
to describe its troubled mind
but for one thing I am certain
is that it sings for you and I

And I tried so hard to figuring out
but I guess I'm only human
I've been watching him drawing him
analysing him in every way
I could possible think of

But that does not really help me
you got to sit back and enjoy
you know Ochrasy raised and betrayed him
now he sits there all alone
with his soul and his legend and his epic melodies
they are with us when we're crying
and they are with us when we bleed

Yes they are with us when we're crying
and they are with us when we bleed

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    General Commenti love this song too
    the moment i tell u what it's about everything will fall into place and make perfect sense to u
    actually it's one of the few mando songs that DOES make sense :-D
    it's about björn ollson who produced the album and could've produced ode to ochrasy (if you have the album just open it and look oon the picture behind the disc)
    he seems to be a very strange character and he lives on a small island in scandinavia on a ranchlike house
    he creates epic melodies
    mr.bofroston January 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhats with the reference to "ochrasy"? especially rasing and betryaing someone?
    tricksinesson November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it's just about someone that you just can't understand, because he's acting pretty strange. Although he's not a bad man, but he's just different. The Ochrasy verse could mean that he was raised in a kind of perfect world, but then something cruel happened and he feels that Ochrasy betrayed him, maybe. Anyway, it's my favourite of the new album.
    WastedLittleDJaneon December 06, 2007   Link
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    General Comment...and does it mean that the producer is sad? Why would he feel betrayed? The Ochrasy was a success, he has no reason to feel betrayed by it...please, mr.bofrost, tell me more!
    Ashtray-girlon March 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI want to know what the deal is with the title is. Misty Mountains is capitalized in the lyrics, which makes me think it's some sort of reference to Tolkien.

    to ashtray girl, betrayed because the band wanted him to produce the album but it didn't work out that way, I think because of tension with their label.
    boomdeayon April 01, 2008   Link

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