Løva Cover

The Lion

Norwegian text and lyrics: Ørnulf Dyve

English text: Mike McGurk


I'll be the lion in this life of mine

I won't drift about...but toe the line

Never promise more than lions keep,

stay a lion when the darkness grows deep


I'll be the hand that helps you on your way

or the heart that makes you want to stay

Be a sailor when with tattered sails,

we are adrift and your courage fails


I am a lion and dandelion

I'm willpower on fire

I'm a king and your average man

with strength and hope for hire


I'll be the grape in my own wine

tread me underfoot...I'll turn out fine

And as years go by grow strong and clear,

my footprint plantes far and near