Still Alive… on to the Finals!

16 05 2013

Tonight was the second semi-final for Eurovision and Iceland has moved on to the final round. Iceland is represented by Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson (born on May 29th 1989) in Dalvík, a small fishing town of approximately 1,400 inhabitants in northern Iceland. It is a wonderful ballad sung in Icelandic and the video pays tribute to his fishing roots.

Performer: Eyþór Ingi
Song title: Ég Á Líf
Song writer(s): Örlygur Smári & Pétur Örn Gudmundsson

I AM ALIVE

I set out upon that long journey
I walked on lost and restless
Didn’t think about anything until the following day.
I chose peace and tranquility.
I am alive, I am alive
I glide above every hardship
I am alive, I am alive
When the winds turn against me

I climb over the high mountains
I am alive, I am alive
I didn’t understand about love, which can move everything
Didn’t dare to embrace and to simply exist
I felt like I didn’t deserve to open up my mind
And let the bright love enter within

I am alive, I am alive
I glide above every hardship
I am alive, I am alive
When the winds turn against me
I climb over the high mountains
I’m alive, I’m alive because of you

And I believe it
Yes I do believe it

Perhaps the wondrous gates of heaven will open
Beautiful love will flood out
to embrace me alone
I’m alive, I’m alive
I glide over every difficulty
I am alive, I am alive

When the winds turn against me
I climb over the high mountains
I am alive, I am alive because of you
I am alive, I am alive, I am alive

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