Dark Horse

by Biggi Hilmars

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Freedom Is a Distant Dream All across the universe Someone’s watching over us We might not share the same believes Yet we sleep at night and have our dreams Now is the time to face our fears The streets are filled with blood and tears How did this war begin ? A country once so beautiful Has turned into a hell, what for ? Everywhere there’s people suffering Abondoned children hurt and crying How did this war begin ?
3.
Grow 03:57
Grow We are born...again 
 Then we grow 
 Then we learn 
 Then we love 
 Then we fight 
 We get hurt 
 And we cry 
 We forgive 
 Then we find 
 And we stay 
 And we live 
 Then we die
4.
Dark Horse 04:35
Dark Horse Came into this world uncarved little souls excited to explore and find out who we are I'm becoming strong can view what is beyond Feeling that I belong It's who I have become Together we will ride and leave no trace behind It's my time to choose the darkest horse I'll find Together we will ride and leave no trace behind Together we will ride and leave no trace behind Don't underestimate the life that we will make This journey will be long but it will make us strong We share our heat and sweat Have no time to rest We give it all our best competing with the rest I guess I lost my strength I’ve been in angst and pain You've carried me all this way it did lead us astray You have to carry on leaving me behind Together we will ride and leave no trace behind No matter if I'm lost You're the darkest horse I will ever find
5.
Detached 04:42
Detached I am awake, you are sleeping Try to wake you up, you're still dreaming There is something in your smile, I sense that is fading Caught by the fear, I feel that you're changing Where are you now ? I'm still awake, helpless I call sense that you're dreaming, not hearing at all There is something in your smile, I sense that is fading Caught by the fear, I see that you're changing Where are you now ? You know that I love you, please come back You know that I need you, back on the track I'm still awake, helpless I call Know that you're dreaming, not hearing at all There is something in your smile, I sense that is fading Caught by the fear, can feel that you’re changing Where are you now ? You know that I love you, please come back You know that I need you, back on the track I am awake, you are sleeping try to wake you up, you're still dreaming
6.
Calm 04:42
Calm Looking under rocks for signs of gold Believing all the things that I’ve been told Always felt I had so much to prove a manic dreamer always on the move On my journey restless I have grown shaking off my devils as I go Everything around me still remains though something deep inside of me has changed Now I’m feeling comfortable and calm I guess it doesn’t do us any harm It’s alright, it feels alright… What happened to excitement and the thrill Feels like time is standing still On my journey gradually I’ve grown through people and the places I have known Everything around me still remains though something deep inside of me has changed Now I’m feeling comfortable and calm I guess it doesn’t do us any harm
7.
Protection 02:59
Protection Don’t think about me cause you can’t have me Don’t try to fool me with your charm If you don’t stop it will do you harm Don’t listen to me when I’m drunk Don’t think about me you might get hurt You need some protection Just let it be now You’ll manage somehow without me I didn’t mean to play with you some day I’ll make it up to you Don’t listen to me when I’m drunk Don’t think about me you might get hurt You need some protection Don’t think about it afterwards Don’t think about me You need some protection You really need my protection You need my protection You really need my protection Don’t think about me You need some protection You really need my protection
8.
Imagine 04:38
Imagine Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today... Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace... You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world... You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will live as one
9.
Spegilmynd 03:36
Spegilmynd Líttu í spegilinn Horfðu djúpt í augu þín Og seg’ mér hvað þú sérð Ert þetta þú? Fortíðin er hluti af þér Nútíðin er hér hjá mér Framtíðin er þín Þitt er valið ó Þitt er valið ó Hvert er valið? Jörðin snýst um sjálfa sig Stjörnur falla í svartholið Máninn lýsir þér leiðina heim Sérðu heiminn í sandkorni eða himinn á hafsbotni Er eilífð fyrir framan þig Hvað sérð þú? Ó Hvað sérð þú Ó Ert þetta þú? Nú skaltu staldra aðeins við Og líta vel í kringum þig Ef þú lítur inn á við Þá muntu finna sálarfrið Eitt skref í einu framávið Þá sérðu að það birtir til Nú skaltu staldra aðeins við og líta vel í kringum þig Eitt skref í einu framávið Þá sérðu að það birtir til Líttu í spegilinn Horfðu djúpt í augu þín Og seg mér hvað þú sérð Þetta ert þú
10.
Dark Departure I've come a long way to find consciousness I feel intense joy increased emotion a full blown rage I have the power to heal myself to hurt myself Am I loosing it ? I crash, am lost again Depression's back and all my fears Refuel, take off again Just got to get away from here Come on and join me it's beautiful, it's beautiful… I'm so tired of fear I just wanna belong I just wanna be loved

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released October 31, 2017

All songs written, arranged & produced by Biggi Hilmars, 
except Detached co-written by Maria Kjartans & Calm co-written by Scott Twynholm. Imagine written by John Lennon.

Words by Biggi Hilmars & Maria Kjartans, except Freedom Is A Distant Dream & Protection by Biggi Hilmars, Calm co-written by Scott Twynholm & Imagine written by John Lennon.

String arrangements by Biggi Hilmars.
Brass arrangements on Spegilmynd & Protection by Veigar Margeirsson. Brass arrangments on Freedom Is A Distant Dream, Grow, Dark Horse, Calm by Biggi Hilmars.
Brass arrangement on Dark Departure by Arnar Guðjónsson.
Piano arrangement (outro) on Freedom Is A Distant Dream by Scott Twynholm.

Recorded at Aeronaut studios & Herbergi 7 at E7 studios by Arnar Guðjónsson & Biggi Hilmars, Reykjavik 2014-2017. Drums, brass and woodwinds on Grow and Spegilmynd recorded at Orgelsmiðjan by Magnús Öder. Drums & percussion recorded by Finnur Hákonarson at Finnland. Piano on Freedom Is A Distant Dream, Dark Horse & Calm recorded in Glasgow. Soft Entrance mixed by Biggi Hilmars.
Mastered by Finnur Hákonarson at Hljóðriti. Grow mastered by Mandy Parnell at Black Saloon studios in London.

Biggi Hilmars - vocals on all songs, piano on all songs except Grow, Feedom Is A Distant Dream and Spegilmynd, electric piano on Protection, Dark Horse and Dark Departure, electric guitar on Freedom Is A Distant Dream and Imagine, acoustic guitar on Grow, Detached and Imagine, synths on all songs except Grow and Spegilmynd, bass & percussion on Imagine, programming & arrangements on all songs.

María Kjartans - vocals on Detached, Grow, Spegilmynd & backing vocals on Calm & Imagine.
Arnar Guðjónsson - bass on Detached, Calm, Protection & Dark Departure, backing vocals, bongos, autoharp & synth on Calm, electric guitar on Protection and Dark Departure and synth on Dark Departure.
Haraldur Þorsteinsson - bass on Grow.
Hallgrímur Jón Hallgrímsson - drums on Grow.
Kristinn Snær Agnarsson - drums & percussion on Freedom Is A Distant Dream, Spegilmynd, Dark Horse, Calm, Protection & Dark Departure.
Hallvarður Ásgeirsson - slide guitar on Freedom is a Distant Dream.
Sigtryggur Ari Jóhannsson - grand piano on Grow & Spegilmynd, synth and Yamaha CP-70 on Grow.
Scott Twynholm - upright piano on Freedom Is A Distant Dream & Dark Horse.

Strings performed by:
Hallgrímur Jónas Jensson - cello on Imagine & Detached.
Karl James Pestka - viola on Detached.
Margrét Soffía Einarsdóttir - 1st & 2nd violins on Imagine & Detached.

Brass performed by:
Jóel Pálsson - saxophone & baritone saxophone on Calm & Protection.
Óskar Guðjónsson - saxophone on Grow and Spegilmynd.
Kristjón Daðason - trompet on Grow, Spegilmynd, Dark Horse & Protection & trombone on Freedom Is A Distant Dream & Dark Horse.
Einar Bjarni Björnsson - trombone on Spegilmynd.

Artwork photography by Maria Kjartans.
Cover design by Isak Winther.

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