I heard them calling in the distance
So I packed my things and ran
Far away from all the trouble
I had caused with my two hands
Alone we traveled on with nothing but a shadow
We fled far away

Hold your horses now (We sleep until the sun goes down)
Through the woods we ran (Deep into the mountain sound)
Hold your horses now (We sleep until the sun goes down)
Through the woods we ran

Some hid scars and some hid scratches
It made me wonder about their past
And as I looked around, I began to notice
That we were nothing like the rest

Hold your horses now (We sleep until the sun goes down)
Through the woods we ran (Deep into the mountain sound)
Hold your horses now (We sleep until the sun goes down)
Through the woods we ran

Whoa,
We sleep until the sun goes down
Whoa,
We sleep until the sun goes down

Whoa,
We sleep until the sun goes down

Hold your horses now (We sleep until the sun goes down)
Through the woods we ran (Deep into the mountain sound)
Hold your horses now (We sleep until the sun goes down)
Through the woods we ran

Hold your horses now (We sleep until the sun goes down)
Through the woods we ran (Deep into the mountain sound)
Hold your horses now (We sleep until the sun goes down)
Through the woods we ran

La la la, whoa, la la la
We sleep until the sun goes down
La la la, whoa whoa, la la la
We sleep until the sun goes



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"Mountain Sound" as written by Arnar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson, Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir, Ragnar Thorhallsson

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  • +13
    General Comment:Our hero is on the run. He knows that he is guilty and carries his guilt with him, in his shadow. Thus, to avoid his shadow, he hides during the day and flees at night. When he reflects on the people he is running from he can't help but think that they too have their own reasons for hiding and that his crime doesn't seem so terrible anymore.


    I think this song is about realizing the actual weight of your decisions and not the weight that you might assume. Deals with paranoia.
    poetogethron August 05, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:In my opinion, it's about someone that realizes that he has entire future in front of him. He plans to get away from his mistakes and move forward with his life. On that road to moving on there's times when one has to fight for themselves, and in that sense finding themselves.
    While others are wondering why he's in such a hurry, he believes there wasting their lives "sleeping till the sun goes down" while he wants to venture off, to where his future will take him "deep into the mountain sound".
    While he's searching and creating his own path he meets other people with their own set of "scars and scratches. He realizes that everybody truly has their own journey and even "we" are nothing like the rest.
    The rest of the song, the repetition, everything, represents traveling on and moving forward; to never falter on your path. No matter how many times he's questioned, he sticks to his story and pushes on forward.
    katoshi808on December 10, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning:I think all of these interpretations have been missing the cultural context. Of Monsters and Men is from Iceland, a nation with a strong belief in the fey folk and the creatures of the night. Their relationship with these beings is less antagonistic than their European counterparts, and belief in their existence is very widespread.

    With this in mind, the meaning of the song becomes clear; it's about a couple of kids hearing the song of the fairy folk, and running up to their mountain lair to party with them, before noticing the scars of their long lives and realizing "That we were nothing like the rest". The verse is told from the perspective of the youths, and the chorus is the fey folk ("We sleep until the sun goes down/Through the woods we ran).
    ETakNaron July 24, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think this song is about this guy who grew up in this small village and is finaly a man to live on his own and makes some friends and they have fun but then they did a mistake and were framed for something even worse that came up from that but most of the blame was centered one the man he tride to ignore it but the villigers came in the dead of night to through him out so he ran

    I heard them calling in the distance
    so I packed my things and ran
    far away from all the trouble I had caused with my two hands

    he tride to run to the wilderness where he could strart over but his friends who he blames for his troubles but they keep fowling him and they go through the wilderness


    Hold your horses now (We sleep until the sun goes down)
    Through the woods we ran (Deep into the mountain sound)
    Hold your horses now (We sleep until the sun goes down)
    Through the woods we ran

    eventualy he realizes how much they've done toegether and forgives them

    Some had scars and some had scratches
    It made me wonder about their past
    And as I looked around
    I began to notice
    That we were nothing like the rest
    whoa725on June 17, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think its about the band and raising up in the local scene... I can personally relate to this cause I am in a underground band myself.
    I heard them calling in the distance
    So I packed my things and ran
    Far away from all the trouble
    I had caused with my two hands
    Alone we traveled on with nothing but a shadow
    We fled far away

    I think thats about going on tour and seeing the world

    And as I looked around, I began to notice
    That we were nothing like the rest

    I think is him realizing they sound nothing like bands that they listened to or play with
    jhj232on July 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation:I think it's about running away with a lover. The first stanza could indicate that by getting together, they caused a lot of trouble. Perhaps the lead singer stole the girl from someone and she agreed to go along with him. Everyone is chasing him and angry with him, thus the need to get away.
    12AMtokeron October 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is about looking at the big picture and seeing how important or trivial your decision were no matter how they felt at the time.
    tennisguy88on January 07, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Sounds to me like it's about going from Iceland to the U.S. to tour. "We sleep until the sun goes down" references the time change. The verses describe the many people they see on their tours.
    Doctasongon August 27, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion:i absolutely LOVE her accent. its so pretty
    adeliaon September 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation:there are many in the world who are feeling awake ~ almost like watchmen observing the world going through a massive change right now. weaving in some biblical messages ~

    sleeping until the sun goes down ~ could very well be death. being dead until jesus' return as christians believe. being dead until the sun or the son comes down ~ maybe even the comet Ison ~ coming soon. knowing that "something is coming" as many feel ~ and trying to escape the troubles ~ only to eventually realize all of your "things" are nothing ~ its just you and your shadow. running from the trouble ~ your human troubles you hold and own in your hands ~ woods/forests, etc meaning the problems, confusion, troubles, that you dont see coming through the next trees ~ being lost in the woods that is life.

    some having scars and scratches ~ all of us do really ~ and we have to own who we are, our actions ~ and realize at some point what many people do worry and care about ~ material things, money, power, worldly items ~ at some point you feel and discover your higher calling ~ a sense of comfort and happy that comes with releasing that burden.
    roughballon October 06, 2013   Link

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