New classical song by Alexander Rybak: “I Dine Hender”

Alexander wrote on his official Facebook-page:

“Just as I am proud to be born in Belarus, I am also proud to live in Norway. Here’s a story for you:

This year Norway celebrate 200 years of independence. For that occasion, for the celebration on 17th of may, I was supposed to write a classical song. And the Norwegian broadcaster said they wanted the Solli-Tangen brothers to sing it. So I spent several weeks to write this arie, which is about our love for Norway. And when I showed the song to the broadcasters, they said (as always) that the song was too different from Fairytale (d’uh, classical songs usually are..). So they cancelled our performance. Yeah, story of my life. But when someone gives me lemons, I have to find the juice machine to make some sweet lemonade.

And although this is just a fan video, I think you can hear how amazingly talented Emil Solli Tangen is, and what I meant writing this song. This is my love for Norway.”

“I Dine Hender” written by Alexander Rybak.
Arranged by Alexander Rybak, Alf Årdal and Nils Tore Røsth.

LYRICS :
Det mørkner. Det mørkner som aldri før.
I blandt, jeg gråter stille i mitt hjem.
Jeg søker, jeg søker din kjærlighet
i fjell og daler, der er vi to.
Når allting faller, gi meg din ro.

I dine hender svinner min smerte.
Brusende elver fyller mitt hjerte.
Mørket får komme. Gi meg din styrke.
Hva enn som hender, deg vil jeg dyrke.
Om jeg vil falle, møte min ende.
Så la meg segne i dine hender.

Jeg minnes, jeg minnes en barndomsvår
hvor alle drømmer skulle få sitt liv.
De visner, de visner slik drømmer gjør.
Og snart vil regnet hviske våre spor.
Men du vil alltid forbli vår jord.

I dine hender svinner min smerte.
Brusende elver fyller mitt hjerte.
Mørket får komme. Gi meg din styrke.
Hva enn som hender, deg vil jeg dyrke.
Om jeg vil falle, møte min ende.
Så la meg segne i dine hender.

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