"Little Talks" as written by Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir and Ragnar Thorhallsson....
Hey! Hey! Hey!

I don't like walking around this old and empty house
So hold my hand, I'll walk with you my dear

The stairs creak as I sleep,
It's keeping me awake
It's the house telling you to close your eyes

And some days I can't even trust myself
It's killing me to see you this way

'Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Hey! Hey! Hey!

There's an old voice in my head
That's holding me back
Well tell her that I miss our little talks

Soon it will all be over, and buried with our past
We used to play outside when we were young
And full of life and full of love

Some days I don't know if I am wrong or right.
Your mind is playing tricks on you my dear

'Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Hey!
Don't listen to a word I say
Hey!
The screams all sound the same
Hey!

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

You're gone, gone, gone away,
I watched you disappear
All that's left is a ghost of you
Now we're torn, torn, torn apart,
there's nothing we can do,
Just let me go, we'll meet again soon

Now wait, wait, wait for me, please hang around
I'll see you when I fall asleep

Hey!
Don't listen to a word I say
Hey!
The screams all sound the same
Hey!

Though the truth may vary
this ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Hey!
Don't listen to a word I say
Hey!
The screams all sound the same
Hey!

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore


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"Little Talks" as written by Ragnar Thorhallsson Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir

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    My InterpretationI think that this song is most certainly about a woman who has lost her partner and she is struggling to come to terms with his death.

    "Some days I can't even dress myself" is her expressing how she is struggling to cope with life without him, in my mind she is contemplating suicide.

    "Though the truth may vary, this ship will carry our bodies safe to shore"
    "the truth may vary" Possibly, questioning how the woman meets her end (suicide/natural causes) "this ship will carry our bodies safe to shore" In greek mythology, Charon is the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. Some say that those who could not pay the fee, or who were left unburied, had to wander the shores.

    "There's an old voice in my head that's holding me back" she has something that is stopping her from committing suicide. "Soon it will all be over, and buried with our past" She keeps thinking about going through with it.

    "There's nothing we can do. Just let me go, we'll meet again soon. Now wait, wait, wait for me. Please hang around. I'll see you when I fall asleep"
    She feels as though she has no other option than to end her pain. She wants him to wait for her on the other side, when she sleeps (dies) they will be together again.

    I think the upbeat tune is from the male perspective-yes, I'm gone-but you can go on without me. She simply doesn't want to.
    lauraloo87on March 01, 2013   Link

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