"We Sink" as written by Arnar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson, Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir and Ragnar Thorhallsson....
All those eyes on me
As I sink into the open sea
Color in my sheltered mind
Fill the gap between you and I

We are the sleepers, we bite our tongues
We set the fire and we let it burn
Through the dreamers, we hear the hum
They say come on, come on, let's go
So come on, come on, let's go

It's warm, the skin I'm living in
It creates and shapes what is within
So please look away, don't look at me
As we sink into the open sea

We are the sleepers, we bite our tongues
We set the fire and we let it burn
Through the dreamers, we hear the hum
They say come on, come on, let's go

We are the sleepers, we bite our tongues
We set the fire and we let it burn
Through the dreamers, we hear the hum
They say come on, come on, let's go
So come on, come on, let's go

I know that it's a waste of time
Chasing in the dark
But keep me in your clouded mind
'Til time ignites a spark

I know that it's a waste of time
Chasing in the dark
But keep me in your clouded mind
'Til time ignites a spark

I know that it's a waste of time
Chasing in the dark
But keep me in your clouded mind
'Til time ignites a spark


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"We Sink" as written by Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir Arnar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson

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    General CommentThis song is just such beautiful sadness, almost sounds like it is Nanna's swan song. She has said it was her favorite song to perform on the album, it was the last one they wrote and recorded and they always close their sets with it including their very last one to date. I think this confirms my ideas about what they intend the song to mean to their fans.

    I feel like it is about having writers block, that frustration that must have come with finishing beneath the skin. They were under so much pressure to make another "Little Talks" and another great album to follow up their first...But I think through their huge initial tour and missing home so much, they and she were just over it and could have easily at the time just been done with it all instead of maintain and expand their newfound star status and tour all over the globe again. I can't imagine the stress that built up during their tour and in the recording of this album, it must have been all consuming.

    They were running out of ideas and digging deep for another powerful song to finish the album and communicate fully their wild and stormy journey from just kids having a fun little band to international super stars with massive hype. I think the song suggests their fear of not succeeding and living up to expectations, the fear of disappearing into history as just another one hit wonder. They want you to look away and leaving them with their human dignity and privacy in case it all comes crashing down around them.

    A ray of hope is expressed by Nanna in the end, as she sings the final epilogue...She asks us to be patient, to wait for time to inspire her again in a couple more years... "to keep her in our clouded minds" to not take her or her wonderful band for granted, and maybe they will make another awesome album and keep this rock star thing going for another trip around the world...
    creatureofsnowon November 20, 2017   Link

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