"Heysátan" as written by Jon Thor Birgisson, Orri Pall Dyrason, Georg Holm and Kjartan Sveinsson....
Heysátan
Höfðum þau hallí ró
En ég sló, eg sló tún

Eg hef slegið fjandans nóg
En ég sló heysátan
Þá fer að fjúka út, ut í mó
(Ég dró)

Heyvagn á massey ferguson
Því hann gaf undan
Og mér fótur rann, andskotann

Eg varð undan, og nú hvíli hér
Með beyglað der
Og sáttur halla nú höfði hér




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"Heysátan" as written by Jon Thor Birgisson Georg Holm

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  • +6
    General CommentIn an interview, Kjartan said that after writing the song, they discussed what they though it meant, and all came to the same conclusion. Coming from the band it's basically the story of an old man looking contentedly out over his fields and land, knowing he's going to die soon. He knows he will die, but accepts it's inevitability and has no fear or regret.

    As the last line says, he lolls his head, content. Such a fitting ending to an album, the calm death of an old man who is happy with the long life he has lived.
    Tnspieler1012on February 13, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General Commentthis song clearly establishes sigur ros's allegiance to lucifer. just look at the title! "hey, satan! what's up buddy?" like it's no big deal. i love this band a little more with every album.
    sadmachineon December 04, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentDamnit! We need a delete message option. Sorry about the obsessive posting.
    blackled222on December 05, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthe stack of hay
    had them all calm
    but I mowed
    i mowed fields
    i have mowed fucking enough
    but i moved
    the stack of hay
    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 was first
    and now rest here
    with a folded cap
    and now loll my head here, content
    bengt12on August 26, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIve been trying to learn Icelandic lately, and one thing to keep in mind is because its a different language, many words have the same general meanings but not so much specific meanings. Icelandic doesnt have a heavy list of vulgar words like English. It's basically saying this old farmer was dragging some hay and he slipped, and its like saying Goddamnit, or just damn, or even darnit. Its just a word to describe a general frustration. It doesnt directly translate into fuck, but because so many people in our society use "fuck" so freely and lightly like when you slip and fall, or stub your toe or whatever, in that sense it has a similar use to andskotann in Icelandic.
    Aviatoron April 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUhh... okay? Anyway, wonderful song and my favorite on Takk... It's like a lullaby.
    blackled222on December 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti just saw sigur ros last night in cleveland, and the sheer strength of this song in particular amazed me. it was absolutely beautiful, even more so live than on the cd.
    allishagson February 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe simplicity of this song astounds me every time. Its not loud, its not too soft, its not fast or slow. Its just plain music, beautiful.
    nickvbon March 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI fall asleep to it often =) its on the CD my big brother made for me a while ago
    YCrockeron August 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlol only in a foreign language could the line "and I slipped...fuck" be so well hidden in such a beautiful track.
    scrimshawon October 20, 2006   Link

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