"Bíum Bíum Bambaló" as written by Jon Thor Birgisson, Orri Pall Dyrason, Georg Holm, Kjartan Sveinsson and Jon Arnason....
Bíum bíum bambaló,
Bambaló og dillidillidó
Vini mínum vagga ég í ró
En úti biður andlit á glugga

Þegar fjöllin fimbulhá
fylla brjóst þitt heitri þrá,
Leika skal ég langspil á
Það mun þinn hugan hugga

Bíum bíum bambaló,
Bambaló og dillidillidó
Vini mínum vagga ég í ró
En úti biður andlit á glugga

Þegar veður geisa grimm,
Grúfir yfir hríðin dimm,
Kveiki ég á kertum fimm,
Burt flæmi skammdegisskugga


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"Bíum Bíum Bambaló [From Angels of the Universe]" as written by Jon Arnason Georg Holm

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    General CommentBíum bíum bambaló [nonsense words, sort of like 'rock-a-by baby' in English]
    Bambaló og dillidillidó [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

    Bíum bíum bambaló [nonsense words, sort of like 'rock-a-by baby' in English]
    Bambaló og dillidillidó [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
    yellowbirdxon July 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's an Icelandic lullaby. Rather creepy because "En úti bíður andlit á glugga" means "but outside waits a face in the window" ... and this is sung to small children when they go to sleep. >.<

    My mom used to sing it to me when I was little.
    Kallz0ron February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere can i find this song?
    its not on their albums..
    SilentAssassinon April 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDownload it....its a good song...Sigur Ros are awesome!
    museintendedon August 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this is on "Angels of the Universe".

    amazon.com/Angels-Universe-Hilmar-%d6rn-Hilmarsson/dp/B00005MJCN/ref=pd_sim_m_7/…
    atomsplitteron August 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh, and the Ny Batteri ep
    atomsplitteron November 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSleep, sleep, baby,
    Baby and .....,
    My friend cradles me in peace,
    But outside waits a face at the window,

    Immediately mountains,
    Fill my breast with warm longing,
    I shall play the langspil,
    That is my mind's comfort,

    Sleep, sleep, baby,
    Baby and .....,
    My friend cradles me in peace,
    But outside waits a face at the window,

    Immediately the weather gets cruel,
    Crouch over while it gets dark,
    I light five candles,
    To burn the shadows of midwinter...
    mozza_fanon January 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's my translation. I'm not fluent in Icelandic and I had to use my dictionary for a few words. Dillidillido doesn't seem to have a translation, I suspect it means mother or something similar.
    The face outside at the window is the oncoming winter. In Iceland the winters are harsh, dark and cold (in midwinter the sun doesn't even rise).
    The second stanza is about longing for spring and playing an Icelandic instrument called the Langspil to pass the long winter months.
    The last verse reflects the harshness of winter and lighting candles to try and get spirits up.
    It's a lullaby with the promise of spring and it shows the resolution and tolerance of the Icelanders.
    mozza_fanon January 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so sad. Mostly because it was playd in Páll's funeral in Englar Alheimsins (Angels of the Universe) But infact nearly all Icelandic lullabies are really sad & scary 'cause they were sung to the children so they wouldn't wonder outside alone. I still remember how scared I was when this & other lullabies were sung to me as a child.
    But this song is still one of the most beautiful songs ever!
    Sunnevaon June 24, 2007   Link

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