Teitur

Thursday 20 June, 2013 at 7:38 am

There’s a fine line between being a sensitive singer/songwriter and being a sappy fake one. Singer/songwriter Teitur manages to walk that fine line and releases music that’s timeless, simple, sincere, original and heart-achingly beautiful. Lend an ear to these beauties:

Josephine

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Dreamt I was back with pirates and cats in my sommerville
The girl in the alphabet shirt covered in dirt lives on the hill

Well, my sweet Josephine,
Are you still racing stray dogs
Across the old stream?
My neighborhood queen,
Are you still kissing cowboys that cry, Josephine?

She stole my grandmother’s watch, a treasure to touch
To keep time to herself
Her mind was a very big house, we got lost there for hours
Until August fell.

Well, my sweet Josephine
Are you still racing stray dogs
Across the old stream?
My neighborhood queen,
Are you still kissing cowboys that cry, Josephine?

You say you’re alright, but Josie it’s time
You gotta get your feet on the ground
But she says: “No, don’t you see we have wings?
It’s the funniest thing, it’s just that no one knows.”
No one knows, sweet Josephine…

Well, my sweet Josephine
Are you still racing stray dogs
Across the old stream?
My neighborhood queen,
Are you still kissing cowboys that cry, Josephine?

My neighborhood queen,
Are you still kissing cowboys that cry, Josephine?

I Was Just Thinking

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I was just thinking that I have been missing you for way too long
There’s something inside this weary head that wants us to love just instead
But I was just thinking, merely thinking
I’ve got loads of pictures
I’ve got the one of you in that dancing dress
But man I feel silly in that dim light
Just after doing you by the sight of My Kodak delights
I am sinking, merely sinking
I think about long distance rates instead of kissing you babe
I’m a singer without a song
If I wait for you longer my affection is stronger,
I was just thinking, merely thinking
This boat is sinking
I’m tired of postcards, especially the ones with cute dogs and cupids
I’m tired of calling you, missing you, dreaming I’ve slept with you
Don’t get me wrong I still desperately love you
Inside this weary head I just want us to love instead
But I was just thinking and thinking, merely thinking
I think about long distance rates instead of kissing you babe
And time is running me still
If I wait for you longer my affection is stronger
I was just thinking – I was just thinking
That I’m tired of calling you once a week
And thinking of long distance rates instead of kissing you
Baby I’m sinking, merely sinking