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Of Monsters and Men — King and Lionheart
Album: My Head Is An Animal
Avg rating:
6.5

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Total ratings: 887









Released: 2011
Length: 4:25
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Taking over this town they should worry,
But these problems aside I think I taught you well.
That we won't run, and we won't run, and we won't run.

And in the winter night sky ships are sailing,
Looking down on these bright blue city lights.
And they won't wait, and they won't wait, and they won't wait.
We're here to stay, we're here to stay, we're here to stay.

Howling ghosts – they reappear
In mountains that are stacked with fear
But you're a king and I'm a lionheart.
A lionheart.

His crown lit up the way as we moved slowly
Past the wondering eyes of the ones that were left behind.
Though far away, though far away, though far away
We're still the same, we're still the same, we're still the same.

Howling ghosts – they reappear
In mountains that are stacked with fear
But you're a king and I'm a lionheart.
And in the sea that's painted black,
Creatures lurk below the deck
But you're a king and I'm a lionheart.

And as the world comes to an end
I'll be here to hold your hand
'Cause you're my king and I'm your lionheart.
A lionheart.

Howling ghosts – they reappear
In mountains that are stacked with fear
But you're a king and I'm a lionheart.
And in the sea that's painted black,
Creatures lurk below the deck
But you're a king and I'm a lionheart.
A lionheart.
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Iceland's ABBA. 
I can't stand their silly singalongs, all songs are the same.
My head's an animal too!
Those shorts are kind of short, aren't they? 
I'd like to hear Disturbed's version of this. 
 klaasstap wrote:

Much of today's pop music has this sound. I hate it, too.
 

Come on; there's so, so much worse!! Just switch on your "normal" radio....
 rivermantengo wrote:
Singsongy Shite! Crap band.

 

Couldn't have said it better
 annoffalese wrote:
this has been a very annoying set of songs....


 
Much of today's pop music has this sound. I hate it, too.
Ah, modern boom-boom music!
Singsongy Shite! Crap band.

Please, Bill, throw this into a geyser. 
Is that Lionheart, or Lyin' Heart? The former is good for a fellow named Richard. For the latter, a certain Donald. 
This is so bad.
1000000 likes! {#Jump}
Is this an Icelandic nursery rhyme? 
 annoffalese wrote:
this has been a very annoying set of songs.... 



I don't know if the whole set has been annoying, but this tune is rather irksome, for reasons pointed out earlier.  It's pretty formulaic, "stomp-laden", nouveau-folk music; surprisingly it doesn't have the "whooping".

I found this as an explanation of this song from the directors of the video:

"King and Lionheart is a song Nanna wrote for her little brother that she doesn’t get to see that often. Her brother lives in Canada and she lives in Iceland, a world apart. Understandably, she feels very separated from her only sibling.
We knew that the song meant a lot to Nanna, so we needed to create a story that would hit home for her, the entire band, and their fans."


 ERERER wrote:
That's a bad voice.

 

Something irritating about it, for sure.  The cutesy poppiness of the song isn't helping, either.
 robertleveritt wrote

 Sort of Mumford meets Foxes.
 
 
Yes, I can hear that. I don't really want to, but I can.
I love all kinds of silly pop songs but not this one.  Am willing to give it a go.....  But I dunno..... 

this has been a very annoying set of songs....


She sure is a big lyin' ha...
 Euskadita wrote:
Stuck in their own "style" Damn! Not good!

 
seconded
Stuck in their own "style" Damn! Not good!
 Webfoot wrote:
On the cover, how is it that the guy's feet are going in opposite directions?

 
Either he is both a man and a monster, or his toes are sunken into the wet sand.  I prefer the former explanation.
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Jeez this is just crap. Make it stop.I recommend you take 2 Otis Reddings and a Johnny Winter and call me in the morning.

 
Agree completely.
 Webfoot wrote:
On the cover, how is it that the guy's feet are going in opposite directions?

 
{#Eek}
On the cover, how is it that the guy's feet are going in opposite directions?
Jeez this is just crap. Make it stop.I recommend you take 2 Otis Reddings and a Johnny Winter and call me in the morning.
and like Mumford and Sons, all of this bands music sounds the same and is really annoying.
Lying hut! (x1000)
Pretty cheerful music, but that girl is annoying. No pronounciation, and an irritating baby voice. 

Edit: Upon further inspection of the comments below, it seems many have a similar opinion. However, I'm the first to coin "Lying hut!" {#Idea}
First heard this band on the radio in Iceland, took me a while to track this album down, but it is fantastic. Sort of Mumford meets Foxes.  For me it's the sound of the summer in Europe.
 pwredman wrote:
What makes RP the best is that diversity.
The amount of bands, and tunes that RP has introduced me to is staggering.
You can't like them all, it does not happen.

I like this song and this band.

Great job Bill.
 



Yes!
 iam_overlord wrote:
I'm guessing this song was written for a Disney movie. That went straight to DVD.
 
and ended up in the .99 bin
A catchy, sweet-spirited song.  
Hood.   Robin Hood.  Robin Hood.  

How many parodies will it take to cure my boredom with this song?
What makes RP the best is that diversity.
The amount of bands, and tunes that RP has introduced me to is staggering.
You can't like them all, it does not happen.

I like this song and this band.

Great job Bill.
I'm guessing this song was written for a Disney movie. That went straight to DVD.
That's a bad voice.
...i hear a hint of joanna newsom in that warble...
This stands on it's own pretty well. Wonder what the rest of this album is like. Anyone know? Opinions?
Everyone is right......It's not that bad, but it's not an * either.
You have that freak Björk before, right? Anyway, the band scene in Reykjavik is furious and quite likeable. Locals don't look good at outsiders chatting their girls, or at least they didn't in 1994. I'm sure our RP brethren could better illustrate us with the more representative band names coming from Iceland.
Moak wrote:
Coming of age, Iand being as music-crazed as I was, I knew not a single musician from Iceland.  The world is much smaller now.
 To Radio Paradise  {#Cheers}

 


And I thought it was just me. The "rt" is getting lost. Can anyone hear "heart" or should the song just get renamed, "King and Lion Ha"
Coming of age, and being as music-crazed as I was, I knew not a single musician from Iceland.  The world is much smaller now.
 To Radio Paradise  {#Cheers}


 hbs47 wrote:
Annoying female voice.
 
Its horrible... Just horrible..... {#Puke}
 iTuner wrote:

Mumford & Daughters at the Arcade Fire.
 
Please don't insult arcade fire like that.

 ick wrote:
Really getting sick of these guys.
 
Already? {#Snooty}
Really getting sick of these guys.
 Bone wrote:
Mumford and Daughters?
 
Mumford & Daughters at the Arcade Fire.
 ufamsm wrote:
This song drives me crazy, the singer has the most atrocious diction. Every single time this comes on, all I can hear is "You're a king, and I'm a lion!!!! HA!!!!"
 

HA!!!!
Annoying female voice.
 Bone wrote:
Mumford and Daughters?
 
bump 
 
For now...kinda mediocre. 5

May change my mind later!
Like it, very catchy
This song drives me crazy, the singer has the most atrocious diction. Every single time this comes on, all I can hear is "You're a king, and I'm a lion!!!! HA!!!!"
{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}
 jessi1126 wrote:
The female singer reminds me of another singer but I can't place it!?!?!?!? Good song ;-)
 

She sounds like Kate Nash, not sure if it is her, but it's pretty similar.
And LOL @ the Mumford & Daughters joke... {#Lol}
 Bone wrote:
Mumford and Daughters?
 
{#High-five} Well played. There are similarities in the sound.  {#Arrowd} I like what you said Cynaera. {#Lol} Definitely another cool RP find for me.


 Bone wrote:
Mumford and Daughters?
 
Oh, that's SO perfect!  I like this song - it makes me smile, and if after I read the lyrics and discover it's about an axe-murderer who buries the bodies in the basement, I might have to revise my initial opinion. Until/unless that happens, I like this song from Mumford and Daughters. *slaps thigh in glee*  Too good...

Is that a ''Lying Heart'' or ''LionHeart'' either way a very Jolly song and sung with a Jolly lilt. Love her voice full of Happiness and charm.

coma inducing
The female singer reminds me of another singer but I can't place it!?!?!?!? Good song ;-)
 Elroweho wrote:
That voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard!
 
Neither voice sounds unpleasant to me - but I probably couldn't listen to them for prolonged periods.  The old "nails-on-a-chalkboard" cliche - I suppose every song on the RP playlist has to have that phrase somewhere in its comments thread. 
I guess it all comes down to personal taste anyhow.


 Bone wrote:
Mumford and Daughters?
 
Wow... I feel dumb for not noticing it sooner.  The similarity is actually uncanny.  
Mumford and Daughters?
That voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard!
I liked it even more the second time!
Volume off for this one...{#Frustrated}
Yep, agreed. Appeals to the geeky romantic in me somehow.{#War}
 msymmes wrote:
I like it !!! {#Bananajam}
 
Yeah, me too.
I like it !!! {#Bananajam}