Týr with Leave’s Eyes Vocalist Liv, “The Lay of Our Love”


I tend to find most male/female metal duets to be cheesy, but not this song. Liv Kristine from Leave’s Eyes joins forces with Týr to do this powerful duet and music video. Both singers have strong and enchanting voices on their own, but when they come together they form a perfect harmony.

Týr is a progressive folk metal band from the Faroe Islands. Before writing this article, I didn’t even know what the Faroe Islands were. But thanks to some extensive research on Wikipedia, I’ve discovered that the Faroe Islands are an archipelago between Norway and Iceland. Thanks internet!

Týr’s music covers themes of Norse Mythology, Paganism, and Faroese/Nordic lore. The band has an anti-racist position and has declared themselves to be a form of music that does not condone hate or violence.

While Týr is an excellent group of musicians, the one major criticism I’ve heard about them is that they have a hard time sticking to one musical style – they are very experimental – for better or for worse! So enjoy this song and check out the lyrics below.

THE LAY OF OUR LOVE LYRICS

[Note, I noticed that the first stanza mentioned the word “leaves” and “eye”, is this a pun on Liv from Leave’s Eyes?] (Lyric Source)

One morning
As the leaves were falling
I found my life leaving
Couldn’t help but calling
And he must have heard my cry
Turning to me with a tear in his eye

One autumn
Parting came relieving
She ran up behind me
Poorly hid her grieving
Come wailing wind chill my heart
Come the rain fall on me as I depart

Life left us
Yesterday’s outshining
Our any tomorrow
With a silver lining
Remember a distant day
For even memories may fade away

Come lay down
By my side and sing me
An ode to the fallen
Make it come inside me
Do you ever think thereof
While the cold wind weeps the lay of our love

4 responses

  1. As a Heathen and massive fan of Tyr, I have to say that when I found out about this song on the new album, I was thrilled. To have a love song with strong influences of the old Norse traditions is both rare, and greatly appreciated. The fact that it is a beautiful song and probably my favorite off the new album is wonderful.

    Fun note that they’ve also got a break up song on there called “Hel Hath No Fury.” which is pretty much based off the general expression but mentions the Norse goddess of death, Hel, which adds a new look on the expression.

    February 25, 2014 at 10:40 pm

  2. “Hel hath no fury…” hah I like that. These guys really are punny.

    February 25, 2014 at 11:27 pm

  3. Awesome. Duets are only cheesy when they are about just the one and the other muggle. Great voices for sure. Reblogging. I tried finding on YT “hel hath no fury tyr” and found some funny nunsploitation films instead, LOL.

    February 26, 2014 at 7:55 pm

  4. Reblogged this on Blau Stern Schwarz Schlonge and commented:
    Awesome video. enjoy!

    February 26, 2014 at 8:07 pm

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