A Bottle Full of Dreams
1. LOCK THIS DOOR
1. LOCK THIS DOOR
11. EGGS (BONUS)
11. EGGS (BONUS)
10. ONE OF THOSE BOYS
10. ONE OF THOSE BOYS
9. SWIMMING WITH THE SHARKS
9. SWIMMING WITH THE SHARKS
8. YOU HAVE FOUND ANOTHER
8. YOU HAVE FOUND ANOTHER
7. HOUSE OF THIEVES
7. HOUSE OF THIEVES
6. POUR ME A DREAM
6. POUR ME A DREAM
5. SAFE
5. SAFE
4. THINGS THAT NO ONE WANT
4. THINGS THAT NO ONE WANT
3. GOOD GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN
3. GOOD GIRLS GO TO HEAVEN
2. ALL WE REALLY HAD
2. ALL WE REALLY HAD

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A Bottle Full of Dreams

One Bad Day

Words and music by Eyvindur Karlsson

Meet the guys:
Eyvindur Karlsson – Lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, stomps and claps, double bass on Swimming With the Sharks
Hjalti Stefán – Backing vocals, mandolin, flute, electric guitar on Lock This Door
Hallur Guðmundsson – Backing vocals, bass
Guðjón Guðjónsson – Backing vocals, drums
Símon Hjaltason – Electric guitar on House of Thieves
Recorded in garages, offices and living rooms in Hafnarfjörður, a cottage in Svínadalur, a theater and a student flat in Haag, over a three year period from 2015-2018.
Produced by Eyvindur Karlsson
Engineered by Eyvindur Karlsson, Hjalti Stefán and Guðjón Guðjónsson.
Mastered by Einar Vilberg
Cover design: Eyvindur Karlsson
Special thanks: Alli Metall

Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Michael S. Drake. I got there in the end, my friend.


1. Lock This Door
I’ve been sitting here for such a long time
Been down so long the bottom looks like up
I’ve been waiting for the longest time for you to come home
And drinking stale coffee from a broken cup

And I can’t stop from thinking, no I can’t stop my dreams
And everything is worse than it seems
I cry myself to sleep at night, wondering if you are alright
And I can’t stop from crying, I can’t lock this door
And every day is worse than the day before

You keep telling me, what’s done is done
It’s time to move on and all that jazz
But the moon is blue, as blue as your eyes 
And still I search for you at the bottom of my glass

And I can’t let go of you, no I can’t stop my tears
And everything is worse than it appears
I cry myself to sleep at night…

I wanted to call you last night 
I’m just so scared that you are not alone
I dialled your number and girl came on the phone
And I guess I’ll have to face it on my own

I cry myself to sleep at night…

Now my bags are packed, it’s time to move on
It’s time to turn my back on those wasted years
I got a suitcase full of sorrows and a bottle full of dreams
A deck of cards and a shot glass full of tears

And I can’t face life without you, but I’m much too scared of death
And everything gets worse with every breath
I cry myself to sleep at night…

2. All We Really Had
All we really had was a song. It was short and sweet and we didn’t know the words.
All we really had was a song. There’s people you meet, then they drop out of your world.
All we really had was a song. It was black and blue, and the ending was unclear.
All we really had was a song. I looked for you in every single verse for years.

All we really had was a sad song.
All we really had was a mad song.
But it wasn’t a bad song.

All we really had was a song. It was all I had, and the silence drove me mad.
All we really had was a song. The silence drove me mad.

3. Good Girls Go to Heaven
Everywhere I look, there’s a bunch of godforsaken dames
Overflowing ashtrays and bottles full of dreams
The lights start to flicker, but it might be these old eyes
That look you up and down as you walk in from the street
You glance in my direction, I buy another drink
You make me feel like I’m falling down
And all the good girls go to heaven
But all the bad girls seem to stick around

Ever since she left it’s been hard to stay sober
It’s hard to kick these habits that she left me with
But now the light hits your face and you dazzle this old heart
When you smile at me and give me a wink
And you look a hundred dollars, an inebriated goddess
You look so nice beneath the neon light
And all the good girls go to heaven
But all you bad girls, you seek me out every night

I buy you a drink and you look into my eyes
I listen to your stories, and then I tell you mine
You say you have a lover, but I can’t say that I mind
You’re perfect, and he ain’t here tonight
I ask you will you follow me, you nod and then you smile
My arms are wrapped around you and the rain pours down
And all the good girls go to heaven
But all you bad girls, wind up in my part of town

Now the sun is coming up, and I think you’ve had enough
You can’t hold your liquor and you really should go home
I can’t bear to take you home to him, but you can’t stay with me
And you really shouldn’t walk home alone
So I drag you along, you kiss me on the way
I know I want to have you but I never will
And all the good girls go to heaven
But all you bad girls, keep on haunting me still

And I wander through the morning, wondering about you,
Wonder at the wonder that we even met
And all the good girls go to heaven
But all you bad girls, seem to be all I ever get

4. Things That No One Wants
A prickly wooden hat, a maladjusted cat,
A homely debutante.
A dance inside a jail, a finger through the mail,
All these broken things,
All these burning rings,
All these things that no one wants.

A pet without a name, a horse that can’t be tamed
A homeless person’s haunts.
A love that can’t be true, the songs I sang for you.
All these tragic tales,
All these empty pails,
All these things that no one wants.

My heart inside your shoe, my ear cut off for you,
Feelings no one flaunts.
My fingers on your spine, a dream where you are mine
All these lullabyes,
All these teary eyes
All these cloudy skies
All these long goodbyes.
All these things that no one wants.

5. Safe
I don’t know the trouble you’ve seen
I don’t know your sorrow
But i know what i see tonight
And i want to dry your tears, at least until tomorrow

Rest your head and rest your heart
Water my soul with your tears
I’ll hold you here and keep you safe
I can’t make it right, but I’ll stay here for years and years

You can rest your weary head on my shoulder
Let’s enjoy the silence, dark and deep
There’s nothing to fear, I’ll be there my dear
I’ll keep the world safe while you sleep

Nothing matters in this whole world
And you are home at last
Nothing can harm you, except for you
So let me dry your tears, lay down and get some rest

And you can rest your weary head on my shoulder…

6. Pour Me a Dream
Your love will kill me, this i know
But don’t let that stop you tonight
If this is a nightmare, let me sleep on
If not, can you give me a light?
Just pour me a kiss, and it’ll all be alright

If I let my heart rule my head I’m gonna drown myself in you
If I don’t go to bed there’s no telling what I’ll do
So give me a light and a lullaby or two
Pour me a dream of you

You can shave me and take off my hat
But you’ll never save me, I’m still a rat
And there ain’t nothing you can say
To make me change my way
Just pour me a bed, and i’ll sleep until it’s day 

If I let my heart rule my head…
We’ll kill each other, this we know
But let’s give in just this once
And if I should die in your arms before dawn
Carry on
Just pour me a grave next to you

If I let my heart rule my head…

7. House of Thieves
God said unto Abraham: Deliver unto me your son
And God said unto Mohammed: Treat all men as one
God said unto Isaac: No harm will come to thee
And God said unto Buddha: Make the people see
But God never asked for anything
Except for love and peace
And now men of God ask for diamonds and gold
Every day, in the house of thieves

Books have been written with stories of how the world begins
Stories of men of virtue, stories of men of sin
Stories of how the martyrs died, and how we ought to live
Stories of gods and the wonderful things, they sometimes give
But could the people who wrote those stories
Ever have forseen
That their prophets would be sold for profit
A million times a day, in the house of thieves

Moses led the jews out of Egypt, Mohammed brought his people faith
People would travel for miles and miles to hear what John the baptist had to say
Krishna tried to bring us wisdom, he tried to dry our tears
Siddartha sat down under a tree and meditated for a thousand years
And Jesus Christ of Nasareth
Was born on a starry Eve
And now he’s on sale for 19.99
On display on the top shelf, in the house of thieves

You might believe in heaven, you might believe in hell
You might believe in the tolling of the judgement bell
You might believe in hatred, you might believe in love
You might believe in nature, or you might believe in god above
But if you put a pricetag 
On the things that you believe
Don’t you know that you are living
In a penthouse suite, in the house of thieves

8. You Have Found Another
You have found another, and I am still right here
Hiding behind the neon light, drinking to hide my fear
Nodding and smiling, saying “How do you do?”
Knowing that everyone sees me right through
Knowing that all I can think of is you
But you have found another, and I’ll shed another tear

You have found another, and left me in the dust
Counting the cracks in my ceiling, dreaming of fire and lust
Remembering music, remembering lights
Remembering love and forgetting the fights
Remembering joy and forgetting the plight
You have found another, and I have turned to rust

You have found another, and I have found the brink
You are floating by me, and in your wake I’ll sink
You float overhead and you see me go down
Remembering us when we owned this old town
I remember your eyes and your kiss as I drown
Cause you have found another, and I’ll have another drink

9. Swimming With the Sharks
A midget with a hat and pointy shoes
Is trying to get a cat to sing the blues
You’ve got nothing to gain, nothing but pain
But you got everything to lose
You’re playing in the dark
You’re swimming with the sharks

That guy thinks he’s a sexy beast
He’s about to sink, this is a fight, not a feast
He doesn’t need a drink – he needs a shrink or maybe a priest
He’s got the bite but not the bark
He’s swimming with the sharks

The man is gonna take your money away
You’re not allowed to leave, unless you wanna stay
You’ve had your fun, you’re much to young
And it’s time to pay
You’re running naked in the park
You’re swimming with the sharks

This is the soundtrack to your fall from grace
The sound of the rubbing of leather on lace
They help you unwind, they rob you blind
And then they hit you in the face
You got no more clever remarks
You’re swimming with the sharks

10. One of Those Boys
Take me out tonight, cause I can’t stand to be alone
We’ll paint the town in any color that you choose
If you hold me tight I’ll be whatever you want
Just keep me safe and there ain’t nothing I’ll refuse
It’s one of those nights where the silence is deafening
And I need someone to help me make some noise
It’s one of those nights where I shouldn’t be drinking
And you are just one of those boys

It’s just one of those nights, and you are one of those boys

Take me in your arms and I’ll be yours for a song
Even less if you play your cards right
There’s so much to leave unsaid, and so little time
So let’s keep busy tonight
It’s one of those nights where I really could use someone
We’ll do what you want, you have the choice
It’s one of those nights where I shouldn’t really be here
And you are just one of those boys

It’s just one of those nights, and you are one of those boys

I know that I’m dying, and I know you are lying
I know I’m just one more of your toys
I know what you’re after, you’re a no good bastard
But I can’t help needing you, boy

It’s just one of those nights, and you are one of those boys

          

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