"Owl Waltz" as written by Sindri Mar Sigfusson and Sindri Mar Sigfusson....
It?s hard to wake up
When you're not sleeping
It?s hard to make it mean something
When it means nothing at all

Hear a call he made
I slept for a year until
I pulled your hair

I fell down the stairs
So glad I found you there
Time to forget
Your mistakes and regrets

Sometimes I swore
You're in my house
Was a trap too

And I had black nights
When my hope had died
You, you're a friendly knife

So I let the werewolf out
I let the [Incomprehensible] have their way
I've looked down on you
From my mountain, I slept by your feet

And when you come out
With your strong winter moon to drown in sound
And I?ll sleep nor lie
When your happy tide twist ashore on the frozen ground
It?s your hollow now so many would dream about

Some nights I swear
There was magic in the air



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"Owl Waltz" as written by Sindri Mar Sigfusson

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    General Commentthanks so much for the lyrics, but I have a few corrections. I'm still not sure about two spots, but everything else I can hear very clearly. this is what I hear:

    It's hard to wake up
    when you're not sleeping
    It's hard to make it mean something
    when it means nothing at all

    Hear her call, in vain

    I slept for a year
    Until I pulled your hair
    I fell down the stairs
    So glad, I found you there

    Time to forget
    your mistakes and regrets
    Sometimes I swore your mouth was a trap door

    And on long black nights
    When my hope had died
    You were a friendly knife

    So I let the werewolf out
    I let the ?lonely nights?
    Have their way

    I looked down on you
    From my mountain
    I slept by your feet

    And when you come out
    You're somewhere downtown
    Drowned in sound

    And no sleep, no light
    No appetite, ?twister sore?
    On the frozen ground

    It's all over now
    So many thoughts
    To dream about

    Some nights I swear there was magic in the air
    setsunamudou732on February 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentabsolutely in love with seabear
    mds1286on September 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmuch appreciated. I took in consideration your suggestions and made some improvements to the transcript above. hope you don’t mind. :)
    arnfdenoon February 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLovely, I love waltzes.

    'Some nights I swear there was magic in the air' - he uses that exact same line in Cat Piano. Am I the only one who's noticed?
    mister care-too-muchon January 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentA few corrections, sorry...

    So I let the werewolf out
    I let the hungry mouths (have their way)

    ....
    ....
    ....

    And when you come home
    your song will turn into
    a drowning sound

    No sleep, no light
    No appetite, twist the ___
    On the frozen ground

    That's it. this song is about trying to get closer to a loved one, who makes it more and more difficult to get close to them. I personally believe the singer is singing to a girlfriend, but that is kind of a biased view...

    It could really be anyone
    Joshcubaon March 29, 2009   Link
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    General Comment^hey thanks for the corrections.
    arnfdenoon April 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentin fact, i noticed that sentence on 'cat piano' too. and the use of the 'owl' is present on other lyrics too. i guess that the lyrics' writer wanted to refer to someone or some event that is very close to him, and i find it so beautiful.
    lucianoratameroon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone know why this band always talks about owl girl and wolves? does anyone know who owl girl is??
    oaklandazulasylieon February 03, 2010   Link

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