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Jorda, sa du, må følgje sin veg,
om grasvorden gror i kvart menneskjesteg.

Livet, sa du, ska´alder tå slut,
eit frø ska´bli att, og ein blom springe ut.

Dauden,sa du, er haustmannen vår,
men ingen ska´ vite kor vegen hans går.

Menneskja, sa du, kan alder bli fri,
når dei bind seg til træl av ei jagande tid.

Om æva, sa du, spør ikkje meg.
Der lyt kvar einaste velje sin veg.

Freden, sa du, saknar du han?
Du finn han i skogom i ingenmannsland.

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    TranslationThis song has always been incredibly moving for me, Sjåaren which translates loosely as 'The Viewer' is a very introspective song about life and people.

    My Norwegian is quite rusty but I'll try to give the gist of the song here:

    Earth, you said, must follow its path,
    in each human stride, the grass will grow.

    Life, you said, will never end,
    A seed will remain and a flower will bloom.

    Death, you said, is our reaper
    Yet no-one knows which way he shall go

    People, you said, can never be free
    When they make of themselves, slaves to time

    For ever (eternity?), you said, ask me not
    Here, each and everyone must decide on a way

    Peace, you said, do you long for him ?
    You'll find him in the woods of no mans land.

    /me shivers.
    Skognikon November 20, 2013   Link

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