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by Marketa Irglova

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Your Company 04:53
I've got it all figured out, baby. You're coming home with me and we will laugh our worries away, And you can stay as long as you please. I'm really just glad that I could have met you. It's easy to see how much I like your company, But I wouldn't dream of trying to keep you. You know how they say that love heals all fear, Well in a similar vein I thrive when you're near, But you've had your pain and you've had your grief And at the hardest of times she brought you relief. And you love her, Even if only for that, And she knows she saved you and she won't let you forget. But I remember the time that I sat beside you And your hand brushed against my knee And I thought I would die for that alone instantly, But I'm sure you knew just how good that would feel. Well I know I had a good reason for not seeing this through, Oh but now I forget and I don't know what to do. But you can hold my hand and you can kiss me too Just while I try and remember why I shouldn't want you
We Are Good 05:10
Early morning, rising with the sun Resting where the sky meets the earth Feeling the first rays of sunlight reaching into my soul Where they reinstate the sense of my own self-worth If you’re not good, you’re bad That’s far too black and white Behold the glorious sun in all its radiance bright It too at times is obscured by the thick blue veil of night Still the moon and all the stars combines to reflect it’s light. And so it is that we are good Thought we do not always do as we should We lose track of right and wrong And we’re not always standing strong But still don’t you wanna believe In things that eyes do not perceive Like our light shining from within That in a battle with our darkness can win The gates of heaven open before me As my heart is given wings and flies Leaving all pretense behind, everything is crystal clear Even all the worry of uncertainty subsides They say that time will come for us to be reborn Into the newness of unity that has been torn Into duality, into “it’s us against them” It’s from a place of fear that all our conflicts stem We’re almost there, but not yet, still the stage is set For the play we may enact according to our contract That we may both you and I, with everybody in our home up high To awaken from our deep and long undisturbed Though hardly perfect sleep If to look is to know the grace, which you bestow Upon those that you would raise Into a kind and loving gaze Then to look is to see everyone as good as they can be
Crossroads 05:12
It remains to be seen to which side I’m gonna lean. Which road will I choose, what will I gain, what will I loose? Am I gonna come to my senses and see the light in letting go of what I want in order to do what’s right? Or be right by who? By me or by you? It’s just a crossroads. Is the light red or is it green? I’m getting mixed signals, I really don’t know what they mean. If I wasn’t temporarily blind, if I could only take one look I know I’d find how simple it all is. How much do I really want this? Is enough not enough? Am I really in Love? Or is it nothing but a test? Well if you wanna try me, go ahead and be my guest, Cause I myself would like to know which way will it go. I guess it’s undecided yet, so I’ll take it slow, but as I regain my sight, I know I will do what’s right. Indeed it’s just a crossroads. Now that I’m willing to clearly see things for what they are And no what I’d like them to be, there’s nothing left to think about, I know the way now, I’ve no more doubt, I let go and release. You do the same for me, please.
I’ve often though about the nature of our meeting, A handshake for a greeting, a look of tenderness in your eyes. Your hand it felt warm, I held it tight in both of mine, The way I’d cling to a cup of steaming tea in winter. And It’s not that I was cold, although the autumn breeze Blew cooler at the shore. It’s that when we touched, I saw a glimpse of my future and in holding on I hoped I’d see a little more. Now I still thirst for that vision, I hunger for that touch. I hardly know what to with Myself, I want you so much. But my heart will break Before I die of hunger or thirst, for the love I feel but try And contain. If you only knew then I could let it flow Freely to you. You’d see how much has been asked of my Self-restraint. Oh I could soar like a bird on these Feathered wings of desire. Yeah I love you, could you ever Love me too? You don’t know how good to you I’d be. I’d make you feel like the wildest of your dreams were Real. I’d show you everyday how much you mean to me. I could soar like a bird on these feathered wings of desire.
Right now it's only in your head, but That might very well be all it's gonna take To make it come to pass, but Is that really what you'd like, and If not, why occupy your mind with it at all? Thoughts grow just as easily as grass. As easily as weed, If you don't want it in your garden, Why plant the seed? Why water it? Whey tend to it? Well it is all in your hands, and There is no one but yourself that you can blame For all that you create. Maybe our actions are what counts, and Not all that we might think or feel or say, but Don't they all relate? I know it's easier said than done, but Has there ever been a struggle You thought you wouldn't overcome, but No, looking back you see it's clear Things could have turned out better If it wasn't for the fear.
Time, how does it go? Sometimes fast, sometimes slow But when I’m with you time disappears Weeks can feel like days, days can feel like years I stood with you, time stood still Can you kill time? Can time kill? Can we stay in our timeless romance? Freedom, what does it mean? Is it worth being chased or does it come from within? Leaving the freedom of choice, isn’t that being free? Could you freely choose to be bound to me? When I met you, the planets did align, and Is it not true, the timing was divine? Too soon is as bad as too late, yet Here we are, and was it not fate That brought you to me, that brought me to you? I will be good, I will be true, but I will not tie our love in chains We can run while if neither pulls the reins We can run free and have adventures of our own Take the time if you need to be alone
Go Back 03:09
To know the of too much tenderness I’d give myself to thee, but just to clarify My keeping distance, I confess that I know All too well you’re not to be with me, but From across the room you held my gaze The keeper of my heart came to greet you With a warm embrace now I feel this heat In my hands and feet. I have a belly full of Butterflies and weakness in my knees. You better not come any closer Cause I’ll loose myself if you do And if in truth I cannot have you Don’t encourage me wanting you Go back Go back Go back Go back Go back hurry while you still can Go back now don’t delay yourself If you cannot be my man Go back Go back Go back, don’t tempt me, go back Go back, don’t tease me, go back Be fair now, stop torturing me, go back Be good and go back
Before I go to sleep tonight, won't you tell a story? One that does not center around power or glory--- A simple tale of love that is tender and sweet, Forever glorified, still uncorrupted, with a steady heartbeat. Or better still of love that's also passionate and wild, That holds the light of youth and makes you playful like a child. Then let me fall in love. I've heard people speak of sad ending and broken hearts, But the heart does heal and where one thing ends, another starts. I've heard them say they wished they never knew such pain But to wish for pain- free love is to wish in vain. And anyway, pain does not have to mean suffering, If love is a gift, to it yield an offering Cause when you fall in love, you fall in love With everything, with everyone, And you look at the world through a new pair of eyes And you see fear - it crawls, but love – it flies. So fly with it, grow a pair of wings and soar up high, This bird, it sings a lullaby. Close your eyes now, go asleep, And dream a dream of falling deep in love.
Hold me tight, but just for tonight And not as tight as before, we're not that close anymore As least not in that way, We've drifted further apart with each day. We have waited it out, Just to see if we could love one another casually. But Ii've been a good friend to you, I've always been there for you. You say you don't know Where did the people we used to be go. You say you don't understand What ever made made me let go of your hand. But you never asked me to stay, and If you wanted me to, you did not say. Now for old times sake Go ahead and repeat that mistake Cause the moment is past now. I've stopped counting the days, Somehow... Let it be what it is, Though we never intended for it to turn into this. We had something good, it did not last Let's not be constantly re-living the past. I have nothing but love for you, Though you've often questioned How that could be true. Well you better start believing me if you ever wish to see yourself free From this long and drawn-out process of letting go. All this grief and regret has kept your spirit low.
Last Fall 02:25
Now You Know 03:45
I don’t know what it is you did to me I don’t know what it was you said That made me think for the very first time That I’d give everything I had In exchange for on night with you Where I’d put my head I haven’t a clue I don’t know how to say this, How to even begin, but I’ll try and explain the state I’m in. When you talk to me I can’t focus On what you’re saying. My mind gets lost in the movement Of your lips, the color of your eyes, and The gesturing of your hands. And I want to move my lips Right close to your ear, and Whisper things that only you are meant to hear. I’m falling for you, What a stupid thing to do, but There you go, at least now you know that I want you.


Marketa Irglova, Academy Award winner and one half of The Swell Season, has released her first full-length solo album, titled Anar. Citing references ranging from Otis Redding, to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, to the soundtrack from Jesus Christ Super Star, Irglova pulled from numerous influences to create a delicate balance of ethereal vocals and expanding instrumentals on her 12-track debut, including the R&B influenced “Go Back” and heart felt song “Crossroads.”


released October 11, 2011

Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar: Marketa Irglova
Bass, Electric Guitar: Tim Iseler
Daf, Vocals: Aida Shahghasemi
Electric Guitar: Rob Bochnik
Vocals: Zohreh Shayesteh
Saxophone: Jake Clemons
Trumpet: Jaimie Branch
Trombone: Jeb Bishop
Drums: Frank Rosaly
Cello: Fred Lonberg Holm

Produced by: Marketa Irglova and Tim Iseler
Recorded and mixed by: Tim Iseler at Soma Studios in Chicago
Assistant engineer: Andrew Hernandez
Mastered by: Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service

2011 All Songs Marketa Irglova Music Admin by Warner Chappell Publishing (ASCAP)


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Marketa Irglova Reykjavik, Iceland

Markéta received The Academy Award for best song, Falling Slowly, Irglová released her solo debut, Anar, in 2011, followed by Muna in 2014. Today she creates her music at Masterkey Studios, built by her husband, producer Sturla Mio Thorisson. Recent releases include a trilogy of singles titled Quintessence, Among the Living, and Mother. Full length album “Lila” will be out on August 19, 2022.
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