Participant: EirÃkur HAUKSSON
Song: Valentine Love
Writer: Peter FENNER
Composer: Sveinn RÃºnar SIGURÃžSSON
Video and mp3:
I’ll let the music play
while love lies softly bleeding.
In heavy hands on shadowlands.
As thunder clouds roll in
sunset is receding.
No summer wine – no Valentine.
A tiger trapped inside a cage.
An actor on an empty stage.
Come see the show!
Rock â€˜n’ roll can heal your soul
when broken hearts lose all control.
Some rivers still run dry
and jungles burn to embers.
Gold autumn days, must fade to grey.
There is a reason why
a haunted man remembers
one frozen night – his darkest day (oh…)
Passion killed by acid rain.
A rollercoaster in my brain.
But, how would you know!
In your satin, silk and lace…
Another time another place.
A love let loose and painted black.
A train stuck on a broken track.
I’ll let it go!
Rock â€˜n’ roll has healed my soul.
The stage is set – on with the show!
Eirikur Hauksson started singing rock music at the age of 15 and won his first music award for his song “Sekur” (Guilty) in 1981. He fronted the rock groups Start, DrÃ½sill, Artch and Pops, and has toured with former Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robesonâ€™s band. Recently Eirikur has been working with Ken Hensley, who is renowned for his work with Uriah Heep in the 1970â€™s, and frequently performs with his mates in Iceland.
Eirikur moved to Norway in 1988 where he has been actively involved with music for a long time. He participated in ESC 1986 for Iceland with Icy and for Norway in 1991 with Just 4 Fun. Eirikur has made several albums and is considered one of Icelandâ€™s top rock vocalists.