Country
🇮🇸 Iceland
Song
Coming Home
Written by
Thorunn Clausen and Sjonni Brink
Composed by
Sjonni Brink
On the internet
Broadcaster
RÚV

When Sigurjon ‘Sjonni’ Brink sadly and unexpectedly passed away on January 17th this year, his wife and friends had to get together urgently to decide on their next move. They came to the joint conclusion that Sjonni would have wanted his song to remain in the competition, so they agreed they would carry on and perform Coming Home in his memory

Six of Sjonni’s closest musical friends collaborated and made this happen without giving any real thought to the idea that they might actually also win the ticket to Düsseldorf. Guitarist Vignir Snaer Vigfusson produced the song along with Sjonni; drummer Benedikt Brynleifsson and piano player Palmi Sigurhjartarson also played their part in the end result as they were Sjonni‘s co- members in the recently formed band Rokk. The other three friends who took on this project also have a long history together: Guitarist Gunnar Olason had played gigs on and off with Sjonni for many years; bassplayer Hreimur Örn Heimisson was a long-term friend, and singer Matthias Matthiasson has worked with Sjonni both on and off stage. 


Gunnar, Vignir and Benedikt have all participated in Eurovision before; Gunnar as part of TwoTricky in Copenhagen 2001; Vignir played guitar with Birgitta in Latvia in 2003 and co-wrote Selma‘s entry in 2005; Benedikt was in Eirikur Hauksson‘s band in Helsinki 2007. Furthermore, Vignir, Benedikt, Gunnar and Hreimur performed with Sjonni when he presented his song Waterslide in Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins, the Icelandic Eurovision preselection contest,  in 2010. All of them have considerable experience in singing and making music - this is their own special way of honouring their friend’s memory. 


This is a group of six individuals who have one thing in common. Palmi is the old and wise one, Hreimur is the innocent and sincere one, Matthias provides the comic relief, Benedikt is the good-looking, cheerful one, Vignir is the silent, mysterious type and Gunnar is the bad boy. Together they are Sjonni‘s Friends.

Lyrics of Coming Home

  • English
  • French
Some say I’m a bit of a fool, sitting on a hill and counting raindrops. Keep thinking I just wanna go to the peaceful place I know, that I call home. But oh oh oh it’s time to go, I’ll see you, I’ll see you soon. Cause I can’t wait for tomorrow to say the things I wanna say, your smile will always lead my way. I can’t wait, I’m coming soon, I just wanna see your face again. Some say I’m a bit of a fool. Driving down the road I stop to listen. I hear your laughter in the trees, your whisper in the breeze, my love is you. But oh oh oh it’s time to go, I’ll see you, I’ll see you soon. I can’t wait for tomorrow to say the things I wanna say, your smile will always lead my way. I can’t wait, I’m coming soon, I just wanna see your face again. Cause no one, knows his where or when. When my time on earth comes to an end, then I’ll find you and I know that you will be my love again. I can’t wait for tomorrow to say the things I wanna say, your smile will always lead my way. I can’t wait, I’m coming soon, I just wanna see your face again, Cause I can’t wait for tomorrow to say the things I wanna say, your smile will always lead my way. I can’t wait, I’m coming home to you. I just wanna see your face again, I’m coming home.
Il y en a certains disent que je ne suis qu’un idiot, assis sur une colline à conter des gouttes de pluie. A penser toujours que je veux rentrer à l’endroit tranquille que je connais bien, Là où je suis chez moi Mais oh oh oh il faut que je m’en aille, je te verrai, je te verrai bientôt. Car je ne peux guère attendre jusqu’à demain pour dire toutes les choses que je veux dire, ton sourire me montrera toujour le chemin. Je ne peux guère attendre, Je viens bientôt, Je ne veux que revoir ton visage. Il y en a certains disent que je ne suis qu’un idiot. Je conduis le long de la route et puis je m’arrête pour écouter. J’entends tes rires dans les arbres, ton chuchotement dans l’air, Mon amour c’est toi But oh oh oh il faut que je m’en aille, je te verrai, je te verrai bientôt Car je ne peux guère attendre jusqu’à demain Pour dire toutes les choses que je veux dire Ton sourire me montrera toujour le chemin Je ne peux guère attendre Je viens bientôt Je ne veux que revoir ton visage Car personne ne sait ni son ‘où’ ni son ‘quand’ Quand ma vie sur terre sera fini Puis je te trouverai, et je sais que tu seras de nouveau mon amour Car je ne peux guère attendre jusqu’à demain Pour dire toutes les choses que je veux dire Ton sourire me montrera toujour le chemin Je ne peux guère attendre Je viens bientôt Je ne veux que revoir ton visage Car je ne peux guère attendre jusqu’à demain Pour dire toutes les choses que je veux dire Ton sourire me montrera toujour le chemin Je ne peux guère attendre Je viens bientôt Je ne veux que revoir ton visage