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Bærinn minn
Bærinn minn og þinn
Sefur sæll í kyrrð
Fellur mjöll
Hljótt í húmi á jörð
Grasið mitt
Grasið mitt og þitt
Geymir mold til vors

Hjúfrar lind
Leynt við brekkurót
Vakir eins og við
Lífi trútt
Kyrrlátt kalda vermsl
Augum djúps
Utí himinfyrrð
Starir stillt um nótt

Langt í burt
Vakir veröld stór
Grimmum töfrum tryllt
Eirðarlaus
Ottast nótt og dag
Augu þín
Ottalaus og hrein
Brosa við mér björt

Vonin mín
Blessað brosið þitt
Vekur ljóð úr værð
Hvílist jörð
Hljóð í örmum snæs
Liljuhvít
Lokar augum blám
Litla stúlkan mín


My farm
My farm and yours
Sleeps happily at peace
Falls snow
Silent at dusk on earth
My grass
My grass and yours
Keeps the earth til spring

Nesting spring
Hid at the hill's root
Awake as are we
Faith in life
Quiet cold spring
Eye of the depths
Into the firmament
Staring still in the night

Far away
Wakes the great world
Mad with grim enchantment
Disquieted
Fearful of night and day
Your eyes
Fearless and serene
Smile bright at me

My hope
Your blest smile
Rouses verse from sleep
The earths rests
Silent in arms of snow
Lily white
Closes her blue eyes
My little girl



Lyrics submitted by saturnine

Vökuró song meanings
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  • +3
    General CommentWell, it is, in fact, a lullaby. I had been singing it to myself since Medulla came out, and now I have my own blue-eyed one-year-old girl. And since she was born, falls asleep almost every night listening to me singing the song. It's perfect (and works very well as a lullaby :-)
    rael1970on July 25, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love it...made me want to sleep to it xD

    anyway...i was going over the lyrics and i think icelandic *is* easy...so i want to take classes =D anyway...this is what i have for now...

    the R makes the same sound when you have two R's in spanish. rr.
    minn & mín i think are ways of saying "my" or "mine"
    og = and
    þ = ph sound
    i = eh sound
    ö = the e in "jerk" xD

    i think you really have to soun out every letter. or most at least.

    i had more but i have to get ready for bed =)
    last_dropon June 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthey it also makes me want to learn icelandic!
    anyway, if you bjork on over to bjork.com and go to the lyrics section in the Medulla album, you'll find out the english equivalent of this song.

    (bjork.com/facts/lyrics/…)
    piedoodon January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard that this song is an old icelandic song that bjork updated. i know that vokuro means vigil in icelandic. its a really cool song. makes me want to learn icelandic.
    squee_4_meon December 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was sitting here listening to the song and her singing it.. I'm with you guys.. I wonder if it's going to be hard... LOL :)
    China_Moonon January 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, it's not really that difficult, I speak it fluently :P
    ravingon March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful.

    And me, just like anyone else, wants to learn it.

    Raving, wanna tell me how you learned it?
    brandnewsemesteron May 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe just sings this so beautifully. Almost like a lullaby.
    pumkinhedon May 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlols this is a great song ;) I hope you all learn Icelandic but I heard it was one of the 3 hardest language in the world ;) but if you know any northen language it's more easy for you all
    lil-miss-happyon September 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentþ is a TH sound, not ph.
    so is ð, only more like in "weather" whereas þ would be closer to the sound in "thick".
    Icelandic is NOT easy...it has some of the most wacky grammatical rules ever.
    scrimshawon October 19, 2006   Link

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