B i o g r a p h y
 (by Andy Kellman)

Named in part after a sister of one of the bandmembers, Reykjavik, Iceland's Sigur Rs ("Victory Rose") was formed by guitarist and vocalist Jon Thor Birgisson, bassist Georg Holm, and drummer Agust. Formed while each of the members were teenagers in early 1994, the trio's first recorded song earned them a deal with Iceland's Bad Taste label. Their sprawling debut LP, Von (Hope), was released in 1997, followed the next year by a collection of remixes from that album, Recycle Bin. Kjartan Sveinsson joined the band on keyboards and the band recorded 1999's strings-heavy gætis Byrjun (Good Start), earning them numerous accolades in their homeland and achieving platinum status in sales. Agust then departed and was quickly replaced by Orri Pall Dyrason. "Svefn-G-Englar," their first release to be distributed outside of their native country, was hailed as NME's Single of the Week during September of 1999, launching a press hype steamroller in the U.K. and — to a lesser extent — in the U.S. The "N Battery" single was issued in early 2000, the band's breakout year. British independent Fat Cat began distributing the band, stretching their reach beyond Icelanders and rabid journalists. April dates in England with Godspeed You Black Emperor! were capped off by an appearance at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, and they also opened several dates of Radiohead's European tour before year's end. Sigur Rs spent the first three months of 2001 away from the road, setting up their own studio and making their third album. Meanwhile, gætis Byrjun found a label in the U.S. and worldwide press became increasingly positive and varied; both Entertainment Weekly and the Wire ran features on the band. The group began touring again in April, playing more shows in Europe, a handful in the States, and several more in Japan throughout the remainder of the year. By the end of the year, gætis Byrjun had won the Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music; it was also declared Iceland's Best Album of the Century. 2002 saw the release of ( ), Sigur Rs's third 70-minute album. The majority of the material was honed on the road prior to being recorded at Alafoss, the group's studio located outside Reykjavik. The album featured a raw sound in comparison to its predecessors and scaled back the extreme highs and lows that were prominent on gætis Byrjun.




Von
- 1997 -

Sigur Rs (Instrumental) => Victory Rose
Dgun (Instrumental) =>
Dawn
Hn Jrð
=> Mother Earth
Leit Að Lfi
(Instrumental) =>  Search for life
Myrkur
=> Darkness
18 Sekndur Fyrir Slarupprs
(Instrumental) => 18 Seconds Before Sunrise
Hafssl
Verld N g ð
(Instrumental) => A World, New and Crazed
Von (Hopelandic) => Hope
Mistur (Instrumental) =>
Mist
Syndir Guðs (Opinberun Frelsarans)
=> Sins Of God (Revelations of The Saviour)
Rukrym (Instrumental) => Inversed Myrkur =
> Darkness


gætis Byrjun
- 2000 -

Intro (Instrumental)
Svefn-g-englar
=> Sleepwalkers
Starlfur
=> Staring Elf
Flugufrelsarinn
=> The Fly Saviour
N Batter
=> New Batteries
Hjartað hamast
=> The Heart Pounds
Viðrar Vel Til Loftrsa
=> Good Weather for Aistrikes
Olsen Olsen (Hopelandic)
gætis Byrjun => A Good Beginning
Avalon (Instrumental)

 


( )
- 2002 -

Untitled 1 - Vaka => (Name of Orri's daughter)
Untitled 2 - Fyrsta => The First
Untitled 3 - Samskeyti => Attachment
Untitled 4 - Njsnavlin => The Spy Machine
Untitled 5 - Alafoss => (Location of the band's studio)
Untitled 6 - E-bow => (e-bow is used on the bass in this song)
Untitled 7 - Dauðalagið => The Death Song
Untitled 8 - Popplagi => The Pop Song

-- No Lyrics - Hopelandic --

Jnsi calls Hopelandic 'Vonlenska'.
'Hopelandic' is a play on 'Icelandic' ('slenska'),
but most languages in Icelandic end with '-enska'.
Therefore, 'Vonlenska' could easily
translate to 'Hopeish' or 'Hopean' etc.

Takk...
- 2005 -

Takk... (Instrumental) => Thank you
Glsli => Glowing Sole
Hopppolla => Hopping Into Puddles
Með Blðnasir (Hopelandic) => I Have A Nosebleed
S lest  => I see a train
Sœglpur
=> A Lost Seafarer
Milan (Hopelandic) => Milan

Gong (Hopelandic) => Gong
Andvari (Hopelandic) => Zephyr
Svo Hljtt => So Quietly
Heystan
=> Haystack

 


Me su eyrum vi spilum endalaust
- 2008-06-23 -

Gobbledigook
Inn mr syngur vitleysingur
=> Inside Me a Lunatic Sings
Gan daginn
=> Good Day
Vi spilum endalaust
=> We Play Endlessly
Festival (Hopelandic)
Me su eyrum => With a Buzz In Our Ears
ra btur
=> Row Boat
Illgresi
=> Weeds
Fljtavk
=> (A place in Iceland)
Straumnes ( Instrumental ) => (A mountain near Fljtavk)
All alright
Heima => Home [Japanese Bonus Track]
 

Valtari
- 2012-05-28 -

g anda (Hopelandic) => I breathe
Ekki mkk => Not a Sound
Var (Hopelandic) => Caution
Rembihntur
=> Tight knot
Daualogn
=> Dead Calm
Vareldur (Instrumental) => Campfire
Valtari (Instrumental)
=> Steamroller
Fjgur pan (Instrumental)
=> Four Pianos
 Logn (Instrumental) => Calm [Pre-order Bonus Track]
Kvistur (Instrumental) => Branch [Pre-order Bonus Track]

Kveikur
- 2013-06-17 -

Brennisteinn
=> Brimstone
Hrafntinna
=> Obsidian
sjaki
=> Iceberg
Yfirbor
=> Surface
Stormur
=> Storm
Kveikur
=> Candlewick
Rafstraumur
=> Electric Current
Blrur
=> Thin Thread
Var
(Instrumental) => Shelter
Hryggjarsula
(Instrumental) => Backbone [Japanese Bonus Track]
Ofbirta
(Instrumental) => Shine [Japanese Bonus Track]
 

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Fer Til Breiafjarar Vori 1922
Bum Bum Bambal
Fjll Austri Fagurbl
Hugann Seia Svalli Fr
Kem g Enn Af Kldum Heium
Lkurinn
Slr Hafi Himinbl
Til Ei Ltur Tin Mr
 

All of the vocals ( ) are however in hopelandic. Hopelandic (vonlenska in icelandic) is the 'invented language' in which jnsi sings before lyrics are written to the vocals.
It's of course not an actual language by definition (no vocabulary, grammar, etc.), it's rather a form of gibberish vocals that fits to the music and acts as another instrument.


Add some NEW lyrics (B-sides, live tracks, Cover), want to CORRECT some of them or found a BUG ? Just send a little EMAIL or simply post a message on the FORUM. Thanx !

Von

Hn Jrð

Mðir vor sem ert jrðu,
Heilagt veri nafn þitt.
Komi rki þitt,
Og veri vilji þinn framkvæmd ur oss,
Eins og han er þr.
Eins og þ. 
Sendir hvern dag þna engla
Sendu þ einnig til oss.
Fyrirgefið oss vorar syndir, 
Eins og vr bætum fyrir
Allar vorar syndir gagn- vart þr. 
Og leið oss eigi til sjkleika,
Heldur fær oss fr llu illu,
þv þn er jrðin
Lkaminn og heilsan.
Amen 
Mother earth

Our Mother, who art in Earth,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
On us as it is in you.
As you send Thy angels every day,
Send them to us aswell
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those
Who trespass against you.
And lead us not into sickness,
But deliver us from evil,
Because yours is the earth
And the body
And the health
Amen.

*** Thanx a lot to Cynthia for this one ***

 

Myrkur

Loftið leikur við lakið sveipar frið
Ljsið lsir þr læðis farið er
Tunglið tekur við tælir hugans mið
Mninn mænir myrkur far þ fr
drauma mna s drungalegur fer
Dagur risinn er myrkur margur er
Meiðir sr aleinn er 

Darkness

The air plays with, the sheet covers peace
The light lights you, tiptoed gone it is
The moon takes over, seduces the mind
The moon gazes on, darknes you be gone
A fabric drawn away, my dreams it saw, creapy goes,
Day has risen, darkness, many are
Hurts it self, alone he is

*** Thanx a lot to Cynthia for this one ***

 

Hafssl

Bakvið skjabl vaknar sl r dvala
Svalar sr við kalda dropa regnsins
leikur sr við heita loga eldsins
Br til regnboga

 

Sea sun

Behind a vessel of clouds, a sun wakes up from its lethargy
Refreshes itself with some little raindrops
Plays with the hot flames of the fire
Makes rainbows

*** Thanx a lot to Cynthia for this one ***

 

Syndir Guðs (Opinberun Frelsarans)

Skapaður mynd manns lki karls og
Konu tvfld var s synd hans sgaði hans
Sonur ekki hryggja heldur sefa mn lfs-
Speki alltaf rtt ?
Betra er að þiggja en gefa sagði s rki og
ll hans sttt g sem kenndi hr svo margt
En engin nam það mig fkk en g lærði
Að lfið hr var hart enda var g það sem
Krossinum hkk heiðarlegur einfari það var g það g sver
En hinn breiði vegur var greiðfærari hann geng g og krossinn ber
Alla tð
Eilft str
St mn verr
Engin sr

 

Sins of God (revelation of the saviour)

Created in the image of mankind
In the form of a man and a woman
Double was his sin said his son
For all of eternity a never-ending war
My soul leaves no one sees don't deject but soothe
My philosophy, always correct?
It is better to accept than to give
said the rich one and all his class
I who taught here so many things
but no one listened - that troubled me
but I learnt that life here was hard
after all, it was I who hung on the cross
An honest loner, that was I, that I swear
but the broad road was easier to pass
that road I walk and the cross I bear

*** Thanx a lot to Cynthia for this one ***

gætis Byrjun

*** Thanx a lot to Bjorn for these translations ***

Svefn-g-englar

 g Er Kominn Aftur
Inn I Þig
Það Er Svo Gott Að Vera Hr
En Stoppa Stutt Við
Eg Flt Um I Neðarsjvar Hði
A Hteli Beintengdur Við Rafmagnstfluna Og Nærist
Tj Tj
En Biðin Gerir Mig Leiðan - Brot Hættan Sparka Fr Mr
Og Kall A - Verð Að Fara – Hjlp
Tj Tj
Eg Spring Ut Og Friðurinn I Loft Upp
Baðaður Nju Ljsi
Eg Græt Og Eg Græt – Aftengdur
Onttur Heili Settur A Brjst
Og Mataður Af Svefn-G-Englum
Sleepwalkers

I’m Here Again
Inside You
It’s So Nice In Here
But I Can't Stay For Long
I Float Around In Liquid Hibernation
In A Hotel Nourishing On The Electricity Board
Tyoowoohoo
But The Wait Makes Me Uneasy – I Kick The Fragility Away
And Shout – I Have To Go - Help
Tyoowoohoo
I Explode Out And The Peace Is No More
Bathed In New Light
I Cry And Cry - Disconnected
An Unused Brain Put On Breasts
And Fed By Sleepwalkers

 

Starlfur

Bl Ntt Yfir Himininn
Bl Ntt Yfir Mr
Horf-Inn t Um Gluggann
Minn Með Hendur
Faldar Undir Kinn
Hugsum Daginn Minn
Dag Og Gær
Bl Nttftin Klæða Mig
Beint Upp Rm
Breiði Mjku Sængina
Loka Augunum
g Fel Hausinn Minn Undir Sæng
Starir Mig Ltill lfur
Hleypur Að Mr En Hreyfist Ekki
r Stað – Sjlfur
Starlfur
Opna Augun
Strurnar r
Teygi Mig Og Tel (Hvort g S Ekki)
Kominn Aftur Og Alltalltlæ
Samt Vantar Eitthvað
Eins Og Alla Vegginna

Staring Elf

Blue Night Over The Sky
Blue Night Over Me
Disappeared Out The Window
My Hands
Hidden Under My Cheek
I Think About My Day
Today And Yesterday
I Put On My Blue Nighties
Go Straight To Bed
I Caress The Soft Covers
Close My Eyes
I Hide My Head Under The Covers
A Little Elf Stares At Me
Runs Towards Me But Doesn’t Move
From Place - Himself
A Staring Elf
I Open My Eyes
The Crusts Come Off
I Stretch Myself And Check (If I Haven’t)
Returned Again And Everything Is Okay
Still There Is Something Missing
Like All The Walls

 

Flugufrelsarinn

Hamagangur, g Þusti Niður Að Læknum, Bjargvættur.
g Gerði Skip Tilbið Og Fr Með Litla Bæn Þv g Var Hræddur.
Slin Skein Og Lækurinn Seytlaði.
Sley - Sley Flugurnar Drepast.
En Dag g Að Bjarga Sem Flestum Flugum.
Með Spotta Skip g Er Með Hvorri Hendi - kveðinn.
g Kasta Þeim t Hylinn Og Reyni Að Hala Flugurnar Inn ður En Seiðin N Til Þar Sem Þær Berjast Við Strauminn Og Vatnið.
Þannig Lður Dagurinn.
Sjlfur Kominn Um Borð, Var Farinn Að Berjast Við Bæjarlækinn Sem Hafði Þegar Deytt Svo Margar.
g Næ Ekki Andanum Og Þyngist Við Hverja ldu.
Mr Vantar Kraftaverk Þv g Er Að Drukkna Syndir.
g Reyni Að Komast Um Borð. g Dreg Land Og Bjarga Þv Sjlfum Mr Aftur Bakkann.
Heitan Stein g Legg Mig Og Læt Mig Þorna Aftur.
g Kasta Mr t Hylinn Og Reyni Að Hala Flugurnar Inn ður En Seiðin N Til Þeirra Þar Sem Þær Berjast Við Strauminn Og Vatnið.
Gustur, Allur Ennblautur.
Frakkur Finnur Hvernig Bturinn Er Kominn r Mesta Straumnum Og Landið Smm Saman Nlgaðist.
Hann Bæði Um Borð Sj Og Landi Bjargandi Flugunum Sem Farast Hr.
Þ Sr Lagi Sjlfum Sr.
Eilft Strð Og Hvergi Friður.
En Það Verður Einhver Að Frna Sr.
Dagarnir Eru Langir.
The Fly Savior

Hullaballoo, I Rushed Down To The Lake, A Savior.
I Prepared A Ship And Said A Little Prayer, For I Was Scared.
The Sun Shone And The Lake Flowed.
Sunflowers – Sunflowers The Flies Die.
But Today I Will Save As Many Flies As I Can.
In Each Hand I Carry A Net - Determined.
I Throw Them Into The Abyss And Try To Draw In The Flies Before The Smolts Reach Them Where They Combat The Water.
And So The Day Passes.
Going Onboard, I Had Begun Fighting The Stream Which Had Already Killed So Many.
I Can’t Breathe, Getting Heavier With Every Wave.
I Need A Miracle Because I’m Drowning Sins.
I Try To Get Aboard. I Pull Ashore And Salvage Myself To The Beach.
Dry Myself On A Hot Rock.
I Throw Myself Into The Abyss And Try To Draw In The Flies Before The Smolts Reach Them Where They Combat The Water.
Gustur, All Soaked.
Frakkur Senses The Boat Is Out Of The Strongest Current And The Land Slowly Approaches.
He Is Both Aboard Sea And Land Saving The Flies That Die Here.
Though Especially Himself.
Eternal War, Peace Nowhere.
Someone Has To Be Sacrificed.
The Days Are Long.

 

N Batter

Heftur Með Gaddavr Kjaftinum Sem Blæðir Mig
Læstur Er Lokaður Inn Bri
Dr Nakinn Ber Mig
Og Bankar Upp Frelsari
taminn Setur N Batter
Og Hleður N (X4)
Við Tætum Tryllt Af Stað
t vissuna
Þar Til Að Við Rstum llu Og Reisum Aftur
Aftur N (X3)
Aftur Bak Þar Sem Við Rðum
Aftur Með Gaddavr
Kjaftinum Sem Rfur Upp Gamalt Grið Sr
Er Orðinn Ryðguð Sl
Rafmagnið Bið
Mig Langar Að Skera
Og Rista Sjlfan Mig Hol
En Þori Það Ekki
Frekar Slekk g Mr
Aleinn N

New Batteries

Barbwire Stapled In My Bleeding Mouth
Locked In A Cage
Naked Animals Beat Me
A Liberator Knocks
An Untamed Inserts New Batteries
And Charges Once Again (X4)
We Set Off
Into The Unknown
Until We Destroy Everything And Are Dominant
Once Again (X3)
Once Again In The Back Where We Ride
The Barbwire Returns
In My Mouth, Ripping Up An Old Healed Wound
My Soul Has Grown Rusty
The Electricity Is Gone
I want to cut
And slice myself to death,
But daren't risk it.
Instead I turn myself off,
Alone again.

 

Hjartað Hamast 

Hjartað Hamast
Eins Og Alltaf
En N r Takt Við Tmann
Tndur Og Gleymdur Heima Hj Mr
Alveg Að Springa Gegnum Nefið
Sn Upp Sveitta Sængina
Stari Ryðið Sem Vex Mr
tur Sig Inn Skelina
Stend Upp Mig Svimar
Það Molnar Af Mr
g Fer Um Ftum
Geng Fram Hj Mr
Klæði Mig Nakinn
Og Fer Svo r
Vakinn En Sofinn
Sef Ekki Dr
Hjartað Stoppar
Hreyfist Ekki
Kem Gangrð Fyrir (Sem g Kingi Og Fel)
Finn Startkapal (Og Kveiki Mr)
S Allt Tvfalt (Tvfalt Svart)
Kerfisbilun (Heilinn Neitar)
Held fram Að Leita
stjrnandi (Upplsingar)
Þarf Aftur Að Mata (Mata Mig)
Tala Upphtt Og Ferðast Inni Mr Leita
g Leita Af Lfi Um Stund
g Stð Stað
Með Von Að Vin g Vinn Upp Sm Tma
Leita Að gætis Byrjun
En Verð Að Vonbrigðum

The Heart Pounds

The Heart Pounds
As Always
But This Time Out Of Rhythm With Time
Lost And Forgotten At Home
Going To Explode Through My Nose
Turn Myself To The Sweaty Covers
Stare At The Rust Growing On Me
It Eats Into The Shell
I Stand Up, I’m Dizzy
I’m Crumbling Away
Walking Around
Walking Past Myself
Clothe Myself Naked
And Then Strip
Woken Up But Put To Sleep
Can't Sleep A Wink
The Heart Stops
Doesn’t Move
I Insert A Pacemaker (Which I Swallow And Hide)
I Find A Jumper Cable (And Turn Myself On)
See Everything Double (Double Black)
System Failure (The Brain Refuses)
I Continue My Search
Uncontrollable (Information)
I Have To Feed (Feed Myself)
I Speak Aloud And Travel Inside Myself Searching
I Search For Life For A While
I Stood In Place
With Hope As My Friend I Make Up Some Time
I Look For A Good Beginning
But It Becomes A Disappointment

 

Viðrar Vel Til Loftrsa

g Læt Mig Lða fram
Gegnum Hausinn
(Hugsa) Hlfa Leið
Afturbak
S Sjlfan Mig Syngja Sem

Fagnaðarerindið Við Smdum Saman tyooo...
Við ttum Okkur Draum
ttum Allt
Við Riðum Heimsendi
Við Riðum Leitandi
Klifruðum Skjakljfa
Sem Sðar Sprungu Upp
Friðurinn ti
g Lek Jafnvægi
g Dett Niður
g Læt Mig Lða fram
Gegnum Hausinn
g Kem Alltaf Niður Aftur Sama Stað
Alger Þgn
Ekkert Svar
(En) Það Besta Sem Guð Hefur Skapað
Er Nr Dagur

*** Thanx a lot to Stefan & Laron who corrected this one ***

Good Weather For Airstrikes

I Slide Forward
Through My Head
I Think Half Way
Backwards
See Myself Sing
The Anthem We Wrote Together
We Had A Dream
We Had Everything
We Rode To The End Of The World
We Rode Searching
Climbed Skyscrapers
Which Later Exploded
The Peace Was Gone
Balance Leaks Out
I Fall Down
Slide Forward
Through My Head
I Always Return To The Same Place
Total Silence
No Answer
(But) The Best Thing God Has Created
Is A New Day

*** Thanx a lot to Stefan & Laron & Gabrielwho corrected this one ***

 

gætis Byrjun

Bjartar Vonir Rætast
Er Við Gngum Bæinn
Brosum Og Hlæjum Glaðir
Vintta Og Þreyta Mætast
Hldum Upp Daginn
Og Fgnum Tveggja ra Bið
Fjarlægur Draumur Fæðist
Borðum Og Drekkum Saddir
Og Borgum Fyrir Okkur
Með Þv Sem Við Eigum Dag
Setjumst Niður Spenntir
Hlustum Sjlfa Okkur Sl
takt við tnlistina
Það Virðist Enginn Hlusta
Þetta Er Allt ðruvsi
Við Lifðum ðrum Heimi
Þar Sem Vorum Aldrei snileg
Nokkrum Dgum Sðar
Við Tlum Saman N
En Hljðið Var Ekki Gott
Við Vorum Sammla Um Það
Sammla Um Flesta Hluti
Við Munum Gera Betur Næst
Þetta Er gætis Byrjun

*** Thanx a lot to Sara who corrected a mistake ***

A Good Beginning

Bright Hopes Come True
As We Walk Downtown
Smiling And Laughing
As Friendship And Exhaustion Collide
We Celebrate
A Two Year Wait
A Distant Dream Is Born
We Eat And Drink Ourselves Full
And Pay Up
With All We Have For The Day
We Sit Down Excited
Listen To Ourselves Play The Music
No One Seems To Listen
This Is Completely Different
We Lived In Another World
Where We Were Never Invisible
A Few Days Later
We Speak Again
But It Didn't Sound Good
We Were All In Agreement
In Agreement About Most Things
We’ll Do Better Next Time
This Is A Good Beginning
 

Takk...

Glsli

N vaknar
Allt virist vera breytt
g ggist t
En er svo ekki neitt

r-skna finn svo
nttftum hn
draumi fann svo
g hkk konun?

Me slinni er hn O
Og er hn, inni hr

En hvar ert .

Legg upp gngu
Og tlti gtuna
S ekk(ert) t
Og nota stjrnurnar
Sit(ur) endalaust hn
Og klifrar svo t.

Glsli-leg hn
Komdu t

Mig vaknar draum-haf
Mitt hjarta, sl
fi hr.

Sturlun vi fjar-
Sem skyldu-skr

Og hr ert ...

Fannst mr.....

Og hr ert
Glsli.....

Og hr ert
Glsli.....

Og hr ert
Glsli.....

Og hr ert þ

Glowing Sole

Now you awake
Everything seems different
I look around
But there's nothing at all

Out of shoes, I then find that
She is still in her pyjamas
Then found in a dream
I hang of (an) anticlimax

She is with the sun
And she is, here inside

But where are you...

Go on a journey
And roam the streets
Can't see the way out
And so use the stars
She sits for eternity
And then climbs out

Glowing sole, like she
So come out

I wake dream-ocean
My heart beat
Mixed up hair

Madness with far-crazy
Witch is compulsory

And here you are...

I felt...

And here you are,
Glowing sole...

And here you are,
Glowing sole...

And here you are,
Glowing sole...

And here you are...

*** Thanx a lot to Kevin & Ingibjrg for this translation ***

 

Hopppolla

Brosandi
Hendumst hringi
Hldumst hendur
Allur heimurinn skr
Nema þ stendur

Rennblautur
Allur rennvotur
Engin gmmstgvl
Hlaupandi inn okkur
Vill springa t r skel

Vindurinn
Og tilykt af hrinu þnu
Eg lamdi eins fast og g get
Með nefinu mnu

Hopppolla
I engum stgvlum
Allur rennvotur (rennblautur)
I engum stgvlum

Og g fæ blðnasir
En g stend alltaf upp
(Hopelandic)

Og g fæ blðnasir
Og g stend alltaf upp
(Hopelandic)

Hopping into puddles

Smiling
Spinning 'round and 'round
Holding hands
The whole world a blur
But you are standing

Soaked
Completely drenched
No rubber boots
Running in us
Want to erupt from a shell

Wind in
Aand outdoor smell of your hair
I hit as fast as I could
With my nose

Hopping into puddles
Completely drenched
Soaked
With no boots on

And I get nosebleed
But I always get up
(Hopelandic)

And I get nosebleed
But I always get up
(Hopelandic)

*** Thanx a lot to Seth for this translation ***

S lest

( Legend : Hopelandic in Italic )

greiur nf fljt
horf t leg rot haugar
(ee ron lo; onno rau)
horfur lest hringur
(u ranno enlo ron; ro)
gldd hli lj hnnuur

(don lo ron ee raldo enlo ro)
(u ral no enlo ron)
( ro; raldo relo)
(ee ron lo)
( ro; raldo relo)

greiur nf fjka ngur t

(u ranno enlo ron)
( ro; raldo relo)

greiur nf fjka ngu

(u ranno enlo ron)
( ro; raldo relo)
gur t

drupu allt rutt urun
harur t kona hlaupp
(ee ron lo; onno rau)
renndu a ringlun mauk
( raldo enlo ron; ro)
furu kan groddalegur

(don lo ron ee raldo enlo ro)
(u ral no enlo ron)
( ro; raldo relo)

greiur nf fjka ngur t

(ee ron lo)
( ro; raldo relo)

greiur nf fjka ngur t

(u ranno enlo ron)
( ro; raldo relo)

greiur nf fjka ngur t

(u ranno enlo ron)
( ro; raldo relo)

greiur nf fjka ngur t
greiur nf fjka ngu
gur
t

nj on san tj deiro
nj on san tj deiro
nj on san tj deiro
nj on san tj deiro
nj on san tj deiro

nj on san tj deiro
nj on san tj deiro
nj on san tj deiro

*** Thanx a lot to Ugo for these lyrics ***
 
Sæglpur

lfi
Kominn heim
Sæglpur
lfi
Kominn heim
það kemur kafari

*** Thanx a lot to Erik for these lyrics ***

A lost seafarer

Alive
Has returned home
A lost seafarer
Alive
Has returned home
A diver comes

*** Thanx a lot to Erik for this translation ***

 

Svo hljott

g hallai , r,
a st allt sta, og
sngst til mn, svo hljtt..
sngst til mn, svo hljtt..

tnglsljsinu, g s tig grfu.
tnglsljsinu, breytist bla dfu

g akka r von sem gafst mr
g akka r von

[Hopelandic]

*** Thanx a lot to Ugo for these lyrics ***

So quietly

I held you, in peace
Everything was in place, and you
You sang to me, so quietly
You sang to me, so quietly

In the moonlight, I see you prone
In the moonlight, you turn into a blue dove

I thank you for the hope you gave me
I thank you for the hope...

[Hopelandic]

*** Thanx a lot to Ugo for this translation ***

 

Heystan

Heystan
Hfðum þau hall r
En g sl
Eg sl tn
Eg hef slegið fjandans ng
En g sl
Heystan
Þ fer að fjka t
Ut m.. (g dr)
Heyvagn massey ferguson
Þv hann gaf undan
Og mr ftur rann... Andskotann
Eg varð undan
Og n hvli hr
Með beyglað der
Og sttur halla n hfði hr

Haystack

The stack of hey
Had them all calm
But I mowed
I mowed fields
I have mowed fucking enough
But I moved
The stack of hey
Then begins to blow out the door
Out into the field (I dragged)
A wagon of hey on a Massey Ferguson
'Cause he gave in
And I slipped... fuck
I got under
And now rest here
With a folded cap
And now loll my head here, content

*** Thanx a lot to Seth for this translation ***

Me su eyrum vi spilum endalaust

*** Help is needed for these lyrics and for accurate translations ***

Gobbledigook

hatta fjka ltur loft
regnhlf sn hvolf allt of oft
nei, ekki

k a fjka t brot sj
hri strjka faldinum sl
hrsisstrkur

(Lalalala lalalala... Lalalala lalalala)
Vindur hrinu -
Vindur hrinu -
Vindur hrinu -
Vindur ...
(Lalalala lalalala... Lalalala)

augu fjka sand trast
tyggigm hendir hr fast
hrsisstrkur

(Lalalala lalalala... Lalalala lalalala)
Vindur hrinu -
Vindur hrinu -
Vindur hrinu -
Vindur ...
(Lalalala lalalala... Lalalala)

*** Thanx a lot to Sigur Ros themself for this one ***
 

You hats make fly into the air
You turn umbrellas inside out too often
Oh no, don't

You roofs blow out into the stormy sea
You hair stroke and hem blowing
Prankster boy

You (Lalalala lalalala... Lalalala lalalala)
Wind in hair
Wind in hair
Wind in hair
Wind in
(Lalalala lalalala... Lalalala)

Your eyes blow sand, tears
You gum throw in hair stuck
Prankster boy

You (Lalalala lalalala... Lalalala lalalala)
Wind in hair
Wind in hair
Wind in hair
Wind in
(Lalalala lalalala... Lalalala)

*** Thanx a lot to Sigur Ros themself for this one ***
 

 

Inn Mr Syngur Vitleysingur

silfur-
Lsir allan heiminn og augun bl
Skera stjrnuhiminn
g ska mr og loka n augunum
J geru a, n rtist saga
nei

stjrnuhraa
Inni hjarta springur, flugvlarbrak
On jru syngur
g ska mr og loka n augunum
J geru a, lgfara dans
Allt gleymist smsm stund og rtist samt
Opna augun
nei

Minn besti vinur hverju sem dynur
g kyngi tri og anda hri
Illum ltum, fami grtum
egar a vi hittumst
egar a vi kyssumst
Varirnar brenndu, hldumst hendur
g s ig vakinn
g s ig nakinn
Inn mr syngur vitleysingur
Alltaf i vaa, vi hlaupum hraar
Allt verur smrra
g skra hrra
Er er vi aa, burtu fara

Minn besti vinur hverju sem dynur
Illum ltum, fami grtum
g kyngi tri og anda hri
egar a vi hittumst
egar a vi kyssumst
Varirnar brenndu, hldumst hendur
g s ig vakinn
g s ig nakinn
Inn mr syngur vitleysingur

Inside me a lunatic sings

On a silver river
You illuminate the whole world and blue eyes
Cut the starry sky
I make a wish and close my eyes
Yes do that, now begins the story
Oh no

At lightspeed
Inside a heart explodes, an airplane crash
Down on the earth sings
I make a wish and close my eyes
Yes do that, a silly dance
All is forgotten in very little time and yet begins
Open eyes
Oh no

My best friend no matter whatever happens
I swallow tears and breathe hair
A bad break, we cry in each other arms
When we meet
When we kiss
The lips burning, we hold hands
I see you wake
I see you naked
Inside me a lunatic sings
Always rushing, we run quickly
Everything becomes smaller
I scream louder
I'm with a shell, going away

My best friend no matter whatever happens
A bad break, we cry in each others arms
I swallow tears and breathe hair
When we meet
When we kiss
The lips burning, we hold hands
I see you wake
I see you naked
Inside me a lunatic sings

*** Thanx a lot to Bill & Ingibjrg for these lyrics & Translation ***

Gan daginn

g sendi slina ig
Sla sumardags
Grr hitastig
og greikkar gngulag
Skn andlitin hl
a er alvru dag
Burt burt me ig sk

J, burtu t haf
ar sem sjrinn flir
og salt sinn brir

Vi spilum endalaust
Burtu n afklum
Srin opin grum

Vi spilum endalaust
Slin stgur (?)
Kveikir , sprengir ljsaperur
Leyndar sindrar (?)
(?) Kveinar, baar geislum hreinum

, gan daginn
g r r rf sjaka
og grlukertin
og harfenni
og hendi t haf
ar sem sjrinn flir
og salt sinn brir

Vi spilum endalaust
Slin stgur (?)
Kveikir , sprengir ljsaperur
Leyndar sindrar (?)
(?) Kveinar, baar geislum hreinum

Slin stgur (?)
Kveikir , sprengir ljsaperur
Leyndar sindrar (?)
(?) Kveinar, baar geislum hreinum
Good day

I send you the sun
Late in a summer's day
Temperature rises
and the walking pace increases
Shines on the warm faces
It's a real day
Go go away cloud

Yes, out to the sea
Where the sea flows
and salt melts the ice

We play endlessly
Now undress away
Heal the open wounds

We play endlessly
The sun rises up
Switches on, blows up light bulbs
Hidden sparks
(?) Lament, spreads clear rays

Oh, good morning
I pull from you icebergs
and icicles
and frozen snow
and throw out to the sea
Where the sea flows
and salt melts the ice

We play endlessly
The sun rises up
Switches on, blows up light bulbs
Hidden sparks
(?) Lament, spreads clear rays

The sun rises up
Switches on, blows up light bulbs
Hidden sparks
(?) Lament, spreads clear rays

 

Vi spilum endalaust

Vi keyrum t um allt
gegnum sl og malarryk
Vi sum ll svo margt
J, heimsins bl og svart malbik

Vi spiluum
(hopelandic)
Vi spiluum
(hopelandic)
Vi spiluum

Dagur sungur lur
J, endalausir og birtan
Reykur augum svur
J, rifjast upp og nna man

Vi spiluum
(hopelandic)
Vi spiluum
(hopelandic)
Vi spilum t um allt

Vi sum ll svo margt
Mtum allt allt upp ntt
Dagur sungur lur
J, rifjast upp og nna man

Vi spiluum
(hopelandic)
Vi spiluum
(hopelandic)
Vi spilum t um allt
(hopelandic)

Vi spilum endalaust
Vi spilum endalaust saman
Vi spilum t um allt saman
Vi syngjum ll saman

(hopelandic)
We Play Endlessly

We drove all around
Through sun and pebbly dust
We all saw so much
Even the cradle and asphalt of the world

We played
(hopelandic)
We played
(hopelandic)
We played

The day flows, ever-young
Endless, and the brightness
Smoke stings the eyes
It pops up in my head and now I remember it

We played
(hopelandic)
We played
(hopelandic)
We played everywhere

We all saw so much
Saw all and everything in a new light
The day flows, ever-young
It pops up in my head and now I remember it

We played
(hopelandic)
We played
(hopelandic)
We played everywhere
(hopelandic)

We play endlessly
We play endlessly together
We play everywhere together
We sing all together

(hopelandic)

*** Thanx a lot to Billy for these lyrics & Translation ***

Me su eyrum

Me sviin augnahr
Og su eyrunum
Og silfurlitu tr
Og st augunum

Rauglandi andlit og
Eldurinn lsir
Mr svur lfana
Nkvmlega sama

Me blugum hndum
Vi berjum ll saman
Vi trommurnar lmdum
Sktug framan

Rauglandi andlit og
Eldurinn lsir
Mr svur lfana
Nkvmlega sama

Mr svur lfana
Legg mig mosann og
Svefninn, hann svfur
Augunum loka vil

With a Buzz in Our Ears

With singed eyebrows
And a buzz in the ears
And silver-colored tears
And soot in the eyes

Red-glowing face and
The fire shines on it
My palms are hurting
But I dont care.

With bloody hands
we all drum together.
We beat the drums
with dirt in our face

Red-glowing face and
The fire shines on it
My palms are hurting
But I don't care

My palms are hurting
I lie down in the moss and
The sleep is coming
I want to close my eyes

Ara btur

reyndir allt
J, sundfalt
Upplifir ng
Komin me ng
En a varst sem allt
Lst hjarta mr
Og a varst sem andann aftur
Kveiktir inn mr

Eg fr, frst

rtar
Tilfinningum
I hrrivl
Allt ti um allt
En a varst sem alltaf varst
Til staar fyrir mann
a varst sem aldrei dmdir
Sannur vinur manns

Eg fr, frst
(hopelandic)

siglir fljtum
Yfir gmlum ra
Sem sktlekur
syndir a landi
tir fr ldugangi
Ekkert vinnur
fltur sjnum
Sefur yfirbori
Ljs okunni

(hopelandic)
Row Boat

You tried everything
Yes, a thousand times
Experienced enough
Been through enough
But you it was who let everything
Into my heart
And it was you who once again
Awoke my spirit

I parted, you parted

You stir up
Emotions
In a blender
Everything in disarray
But it was you who was always
There for me
It was you who never judged
My true friend

I parted, you parted
(hopelandic)

You sail on rivers
With an old oar
Leaking badly
You swim to shore
Pushed the waves away
But to no avail
You float on the sea
Sleep on the surface
Light through the fog

(hopelandic)

 

Illgresi

sefur alveg til hdegis
deyr en lifnar vi
Laufblin breyta um lit

finnur til, fer ftur
klddur regnkpu
heldur t skammdegi

rfur r hjartartur
Sem treur
Me hendur vsum

Me ng kominn
votu grasinu geng
anga til

a skn mig gegnum trjgreinar
Lt upp og lifna vi
Laufblin breyta um lit

Vi finnum me, festum rtur
Afklum og hjrtum
Vi hldum t gan dag

Grursetjum og gefum lf
og vi springum t
Me hendur r vsum

mold rtar
Nna fjarlgjum vi
Hugsum ljta

Tminn lagar allt, gefur lf
Kyndir upp bl
Logar slar

Ekki lengur kalt, hef aftur lf
Lifnar mn sl
Heiminn mla

Weeds

You slept right to noon
You died but resurrected
The leaves change colour

You find to, travel by foot
Wearing your raincoat
You hang on for the winters darkness

You pull out heartstrings
That you beat upon
With your hands in your pockets

With enough available
Past the wet grass
Until

It shines upon me through branches
Colour up and freshen
The leaves change colour

We find with, a fastened foothill
Undressing our hearts (?)
We hold on for a good day

We bear fruit and give life
And we blow
With our hands out of our pockets

In dirty roots
We remove ourselves, now
Thinking ugly

All time flows, giving life
Ignite a fire
Flaming souls

No longer cold, giving life
Reviving my soul
Paint the world

*** Thanx a lot to Jordan for this Translation ***

 

Fljtavk

Sjum yfir r
Sjinn skerum fr
Vi siglum mastri tr
Seglum ndum
Vi strum a br

Vi siglum land
strgrti og sand
Vi vum land
fremdarstand
J, anskotann

Feginn fann g ar
kkum kaflega
skjli neyarhss
Og vi svfum
Strviri ofsai t

(hopelandic)

Fljtavk (place name in Iceland)


We look over the rudder
Cut off the sea
We sail by the mast
Stretch the sails
We steer towards the bridge

We sail ashore
Up on the large rocks and the sand
We wade ashore
What a mess
Fuckin yeah!

There I found myself
Endlessly thanking
Sheltered in a makeshift house
And we slept
As the storm died down

(hopelandic)

All Alright

I want him to know
What I have done
I want him to know
It's bad

I want him to know
What I have done
I want him to know
Right now

Maybe it's time tomorrow
Or maybe today
It is not right
Now it's better
Now we'll know
Now he'll know
What I am telling

I'm sitting with you
Sitting in silence
Let's sing into the years, like one
Singing in tune, together
A psalm for no one
Let's sing in tune
But now it's home

You sing into the night now
Just sing on for me
You sing into the night

(hopelandic)
You...
You stay to be alright

Heima

( Japanese Release / I-tunes Bonus Track )

sund r orum
sund or sem hrista mig hol
Ekkert or, vi verum srir enn
g ver a komast t

sund or rum
sund r sem segja allt sem er
Enginn sr, bak vi orin tm
Br alltaf eitthva

Sustu trin a
Sustu trin strk, g burt
Sustu r um vina

Sustu rin a
Sustu rnar enda burt
Srin saman j, au gra

sund or drpum
sund r um mnar kinnar renna tr
Svusr, sem vi saumum aftur saman
og hldum fram

Sustu trin af
Sustu trin strk, n burt
Sustu r um vina

Sustu strin dreg
Sustu rnar renna burt
Srin saman au gra

Srin saman au gra
Sustu trin renna burt
Srin saman j, au gra
J, au gra
J, au gra

N er g loks kominn heim

Home

( Japanese Release / I-tunes Bonus Track )

One thousand years in words
A thousand words which carve me to death
Without guts, we still get hurt
I need to get out

One thousand words in years
A thousand years which tell the whole story
No one sees, behind empty words
There's always something

The last tears shed
I wipe them off
The last years of a lifetime

The last years lived
The last rivers flow away
The wounds yes, they heal

One thousand words in deaths
A thousand years, tears run down our cheeks
Gashes, which we suture together
and so move on

The last tears shed
Now I wipe them off
The last years of a lifetime

The last straws are drawn
The last rivers flow away
The wounds, they heal

The wounds, they heal
The last tears flow away
The wounds yes, they heal
Yes, they heal
Yes, they heal

Now I'm finally home

Valtari

Ekki mkk

(Hopelantic)

raunverulegur
birtist mr
Engum rum
Og verur a engu

Vi hldum andanum
Eins lengi og
Vi getum n
Vi lokum augunum
Hldum fyrir eyrun
Heyrist ekki mkk

Andardrttur
Hjartaslttur
Andann kfum niur
Og leggjumst

(Hopelantic)
Not A Sound

(Hopelantic)

Unrealistic
You appear to me
To no one else
And fade into nothing

We hold our breath
As long as we
Are capeable
We close our eyes
Hold our ears
Can't hear a thing

A breath
A heartbeat
A breath, we dive under
And lie down

(Hopelantic)

 

Rembihntur

urrka g augun af
Byrja pp ntt
Bindi um klir
Hntur rembihnt
Klippi af hri ,
Lfum etta af
Reisi vi aftur vi

a lifir enn
Vi byrjum alltaf upp ntt

a lifir enn
Vi byrjum alltaf upp ntt

a lifir enn
Vi byrjum alltaf upp ntt

a lifir enn
Vi byrjum alltaf upp ntt

a lifir enn
Vi byrjum alltaf upp ntt

a lifir enn
Vi byrjum alltaf upp ntt
Tight Knot

I wiped my eyes
Then tried once again
Covered in clothes
I tie a tight knot
Hair cut down
This life of comfort
Returns too

It still lives in there
We always start over again

It still lives in there
We always start over again

It still lives in there
We always start over again

It still lives in there
We always start over again

It still lives in there
We always start over again

It still lives in there
We always start over again

 

Daualogn

Heimur hljltur
Hreyfist ei hr l
Hljmar grafargn
Enginn vaknaur
Enginn taktur hraur
Algert daualogn

Enn eal tl
Lar gtr birta von
Gegnum mr sj logn
Allt togin ala

Vi ttan er grei
Feramnnum og mr
Fyllir fjallasal
etta bergmlar
Bergmlar hfum
ti daualogn

Enn eal tl
Lar gtr birta von
Gegnum sj logum mr
N signu vast a unum til von
Morguni vtur
Allt stt logngra sta
Og mkk rast
Og mkk brjtum daualogn

Dead Calm

The world silent
No movement in the high land
Sounds like the silence of a grave
There is none awake
There is no rapid tempo
Total dead calm

Yet the noble believe
People may show hope
I see through the calm
All towing on the centuries

We realize it's easy
Tourists and me
Fill the mountains
This echoes
Echoes in our heads
There is dead calm

Yet the noble believe
People may show hope
Through the flames I see
Now a dark boat wonder into the hope
The morning rain
All its calm ripples in place
And the seagull attacks in
And the seagull breaks into the dead calm

Kveikur

Brennisteinn

Vi skerum
Augnar
N stingur
Ofbirta

N bra f
Endalok
Svo flir inn
Dagsbirta

N teygir sig og togar
Og tognar t r llum gnum
liamtum brakar
Og brestur au hrkkva r sta
Rennur bl um

skinninu
Yar
Krkir klnum
Og klrar
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
N teygir sig og togar
Og tognar t r llum gnum
liamtum brakar
Og brestur au hrkkva r sta
Reisum boginn bkinn
Hryggjarsluna rttum vi
Rennur bl um

Ekki segja neinum fr
Ekki segja neinum fr

Ekki segja neinum fr
Ekki segja neinum fr

Ekki segja neinum fr
Ekki segja neinum fr

N teygir sig og togar
Og tognar t r llum gnum
liamtum brakar
Og brestur au hrkkva r sta
Reisum boginn bkinn
Hryggjarsluna rttum vi
Rennur bl um
Brimstone

We plunge in
A glance
Then strikes
A blinding light

Then they melt
The end
And flows in
The daylight

Now it drags and pulls
And tears out every particle
Joints ache
And crack, they are dislocated
Blood runs in the veins

In the skin
Your (skin)
It digs its claws
And lacerates

Now it drags and pulls
And tears out every particle
Joints ache
And crack, they are dislocated
We raise our bowed bodies
The spine we straighten
Blood runs in the veins

Don't tell anyone
Don't tell anyone

Don't tell anyone
Don't tell anyone

Don't tell anyone
Don't tell anyone

Now it drags and pulls
And tears out every particle
Joints ache
And crack, they are dislocated
We raise our bowed bodies
The spine we straighten
Blood runs in the veins

 

Hrafntinna

Himininn brennur
Eldur og brennisteinn ir yfir allt
Hjrtun steinrunnin, ti er ori kalt
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Dimmir jru
Grskja strkurinn stendur yfir mr
Kolsvartur djfullinn kfir allt sem er

Obsidian

The sky is burning
Fire and brimstone rage everywhere
Petrified hearts, getting colder

Darkness falls on the earth
Clouds of gray tower above me
The pitch-black devil smothers everything

 

sjaki

vissir af mr
g vissi af r
Vi vissum alltaf a a
Myndi enda

missir af mr
g missi af r
Missum ba ftur undan okkur

N liggjum vi
ll skld og bl
Skjlfandi beinum
Hlfdauir r kulda

sjaki

segir aldrei neitt
ert sjaki
ert isilagur
egir unnu hlji
Og felur ig
Bakvi

sjaka

segir aldrei neitt
ert sjaki
ert isilagur
egir unnu hlji
Og felur ig
Bakvi
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
kveikir mr
g kveiki r
N kveikjum vi bl
Brennisteinna
Log

a neistar af mr
a neistar af r
Neistar af okkur
Brennum upp til
sku

sjaki

segir aldrei neitt
ert sjaki
ert isilagur
egir unnu hlji
Og felur ig
Bakvi

sjaka

segir aldrei neitt
ert sjaki
ert isilagur
egir unnu hlji
Og felur ig
Bakvi

segir aldrei neitt
ert sjaki
ert isilagur
egir unnu hlji
Og kvelur mig
(Aftur?)

Iceberg

You know about me
I know about you
We both know that it
Would come to an end

You miss me
I miss you
We lose both feet under us

Now we lie here
Icecold and blue
Shaking into the bones
Half-dead out of cold

Iceberg

You never say anything
You are an iceberg
You are covered in ice
You hold your tongue
And hide yourself
Behind

Iceberg

You never say anything
You are an iceberg
You are covered in ice
You hold your tongue
And hide yourself
Behind

You ignite in me
I ignite in you
Now we ignite a fire
Sulfur
flames

It sparkles me
It sparkles you
Sparkle of us
Burns up into
Ash

Iceberg

You never say anything
You are an iceberg
You are covered in ice
You hold your tongue
And hide yourself
Behind

Iceberg

You never say anything
You are an iceberg
You are covered in ice
You hold your tongue
And hide yourself
Behind

You never say anything
You are an iceberg
You are covered in ice
You hold your tongue
And torment me
(Again?)

 

Stormur

Fossar rur
Hugsar um thf

Drekkur af stt flsku
urrkar sr klt vasa
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Kveikur bt sptu
Festir klt hfu

Stormur vatnsglasi
Hreyfimyndir

Hvirfilbyl hfukp
Hrslast upp hrollur

Storm

It pours on the windows
Thinks about oceans

Drinks from the spout a bottle
Dries itself with a handkerchief

Lights a stump of wood
Ties a scarf around its head

A storm in a glass of water
Animations

A tornado in a skull
Cold shivers trickle up

 

Kveikur

Kveikjum kveikirum
Og vi hlaupum svala skjl

Vi bium
Vi bium

Hldum fast fyrir eyrun
Kreppum augun saman

Vi bium
Vi bium
Vi bium

Hvainn sker eyrun
Hljhimnur leka t
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
a sviur
a sviur

Me svartbundi fyrir augu
Reykur hendur leita

a sviur
a sviur
a sviur

kveikir mig
kveikir mig

Brennum lfa inna beini
Svur hnduna

Vi bium
(?)
Vi bium

Hverfum vi sjndeildarhring
Inn erfum slara

Vi rium
(?)
Vi rium
Vi rium

kveikir mig
kveikir mig
Candlewick

We light up the fuse
And run for cover

We wait
We wait

Cover our ears
Shut our eyes tight

We wait
We wait
We wait

The noise cut in our ears
The eardrums leak out

It burns
It burns

With blackfolded eyes
Smoke hands fumble

It burns
It burns
It burns

You ignite me
You ignite me

Burning the hand into the bone
Burns the hand

We wait
(?)
We wait

Disappear in the horizon
into the memory of the sun

We ride/sway
(?)
We ride/sway
We ride/sway

You ignite me
You ignite me

 

Rafstraumur

Hlustar
Hjarta sl
Innanfr
Brjstkassinn
t og inn

Fingur n
Lenda
Augnabr
Kviknar gl
Rennur bl
Copy paste is a sin, always on the run is better
Augnsteinar
Vkka t
Magahnt
Kiknar
Hnilium

Maginn er
Malarher
Btur og sker
Inn kraumar
Rafstraumar

g heyri en hlusta ekki
g snerti en kem ekki vi
g s en horfi ekki
g anda en finn ekkert

Electric Current

Listening to
The heart beating
From within
The chest
Out and in

Fingers reach
Land on
Eyelashes
An ember lights up
Blood flows

Pupils
Dilate
A stomach knot
Breaks up
In the knee joints

The stomach is
An army of pebbles
It bites and cuts
Inside simmers
An electric current

I hear but do not listen
I feel but do not touch
I see but do not look
I breathe but feel nothing

Non Albums Tracks

Fer Til Breiafjarar Vori 1922

Hugann seia svalli fr
Sundin, heii og skrin
Vona-lei er valin
Vestur Breiafjrinn

Allt er bori burtu grm
Bi af Skor og fjllum
v a vori blm vi blm
Breiddi sporum llum
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Dgur-halli daggperlum
Dreifir vallargrann
Bjargastalla beltast um
Blessu fjallaman

rjti gri essum sta
er li a skeium
v a hli er opi a
Uthafsmium breium

Bum bum bambal

(2000 - englar alheimsins [angels of the universe])

Bum bum bambal,
Bambal og dillidillid
Vini mnum vagga g r
En ti biur andlit glugga

egar fjllin fimbulh
fylla brjst itt heitri r,
Leika skal g langspil
a mun inn hugan hugga

Bum bum bambal,
Bambal og dillidillid
Vini mnum vagga g r
En ti biur andlit glugga

egar veur geisa grimm,
Grfir yfir hrin dimm,
Kveiki g kertum fimm,
Burt flmi skammdegisskugga

*** Thanx a lot to Ing for this one ***

Bum bum bambal [nonsense words, sort of like 'rock-a-by baby' in English]
Bambal og dillidillid
[nonsense words, sort of like 'rock-a-by baby' in English]
My little friend I lull to rest
But outside, a face looms at the window

When the mighty mountains
fill your chest with burning desire,
I will play the langspil [violin-fiddle-like instrument]
and soothe your mind

Bum bum bambal
[nonsense words, sort of like 'rock-a-by baby' in English]
Bambal og dillidillid
[nonsense words, sort of like 'rock-a-by baby' in English]
My little friend I lull to rest
But outside, a face looms at the window

When the cruel storms rage
and the dark blizzard crouches above,
I shall light five candles
and drive away the winter/twilight shadows

*** Thanx a lot to Kristof & Oisn for this translation ***

Fjll Austri Fagurbl

( Rimur EP )

Fjll austri fagurbl
Freista dalabarnsins
Ungur fylgir skur
Upp til jkulhjarnsins
Sveima heimahgum fr
Hef g vors degi
Va sta rddi
unga hraunavegi
Heiin breia hugumkr
Hvetur viljann ofar
Leiin seiir, frum fr
Fgrum snum lofar
Gangan skist ruggt enn
Urarrti mti
Einatt hlutu heiamenn
Hggvinn ft grjti
Hver, sem ofar a n
Einskis meti getur
tt fangi fi s
Fjk og hreti betur
Anda heitum yndi ng
Unasreitir geyma
Seinna leitar rin
inna sveita heima

Hugann Seia Svalli Fr

( Rimur EP )

Hugann seia svalli fr
Sundin, heii og skrin
Vona-lei er valin
Vestur Breiafjrinn

Alt er bori burtu grm
Bi af Skor og fjllum
v a vori blm vi blm
Breiddi sporum llum
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Dgur-halli daggperlum
Dreifir vallargrann
Bjargastalla beltast um
Blessu fjallaman

rjti gri essum sta
er li a skeium
v a hli er opi a
Uthafsmium breium

Kem g Enn Af Kldum Heium

( Rimur EP )

Kem g enn af kldum heium
Kra flj, til n
Frerasvip fannabreium
Fengu stefin mn
g hef reika eftir sum
Allan veg til n
Til a kveikja von me vsum
Var n rfin brn
Hrarvldin vetrarrku
Villtan tru dans
Von a kld veri slku
Vru ljin manns
Blik fr rauum stareldi
Eftir nauir mr
Sumarauugt slarveldi
San bau hj r
stin mean llu ri
Okkar gei hj
Allt var kvei eins og glei
Entist han fr

Lkurinn

( Rimur EP )

g er a horfa hugfanginn
I hljum sumarblnum
Yfir litla lkinn minn
Sem lur fram hj bnum
, hve marga skustund
Aur hr g dvaldi
Saklaust barn me ltta lund
Og leggina mna taldi
B g ltinn byggi ar
Og blmum utan skreytti
Yfir tn og engjarnar
Oft g lknum veitti
N er ekkert eins og fyr
A llu s g muninn
Lngu tndir leggirnir
Og litli brinn hruninn
ska hverfur. Yndi dvn
Allt er lkt og draumur
fram lur fin mn
Eins og lkjarstraumur
Mean um yljar bl
Og andinn m sig hrra
Skal g syngja ltil lj
Lknum silfurtra
egar eg er uppgefinn
Og eytt hef krftum mnum
Langar mig ssta sinn
A sofna bkkum num

Slr Hafi Himinbl

( Rimur EP )

Slr hafi himinbl
Hyllir undir dranga
Geislum stafar sl s
Signir grund og tanga
t me snum einn jeg geng
A er hrannir falla
Heyri' blnum hrpustreng
Hafmeyjanna gjalla
Vi ann minn eyk jeg spor
t vi svarta dranga
a eru hljmar nir, vor
eir til hjarta ganga
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Blessa vertu og velkomi
Vori yndisbjarta
, sem allt af fr og fri
Fyllir sjerhvert hjarta

Til Ei Ltur Tin Mr

( Rimur EP )

Til ei ltur tin mr
Trrri stu velja hr
Ljin fru breidd bla
Bagar stri daglegt a
Margt a snasar manni eim
Mu flas um van heim
Sem dagan sku r
forlaga sjinn rr
Ormar gnaga illir ar
Yfir dragast banvnar
Eldrigningar yndis
Afleiingar gfuslys
Hyrjar baldinn byrinn ver
Byrjar aldrei fyrir grr
Drafnar hnu hafnar v
Hafnir mnir stafninn

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