"Festival" as written by Jon Thor Birgisson, Orri Pall Dyrason, Georg Holm and Kjartan Sveinsson....
Sjáum yfir rá
Sjóinn skerum frá
Við siglum mastri trú
Seglum þöndum
Við stýrum að í brú

Við siglum í land
Í stórgrýti og sand
Við vöðum í land
Fremdarástand
Já, anskotann

Feginn fann ég þar
Þökkum ákaflega
Í skjóli neyðarhúss
Og við sváfum
Stórviðri ofsaði út


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"Festival" as written by Chiara Iezzi, Paola Iezzi

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    General Commentthis song seriously gives me goose bumps whenever I listen to it, it really doesn't matter about the literal meaning of the song because so much emotion pours out regardless, and it can mean whatever you want it to mean
    walrusgumboots1on December 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso gorgeous.
    severalwayson June 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt reminds me somehow of "Glosoli"...
    So vulnerable in it's beginning and then it becomes so powerful, it's such a beautiful melody.

    It's giving me the creeps every single time I listen to this song....
    h2minon June 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow, I find it funny that someone would bother putting the single word 'Hopelandic' down as lyrics ... but, yeah, I agree with h2min: this song rivals 'Glosoli' ...
    Aoshieon June 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell if you're looking for something to say, read-along-to or sing-along-to for that matter. I've put together a phonetical transcript using the icelandic alphabetas a source.

    now, I rather not post these up there, because people might assume those are real lyrics or something like that, and I don't want to open Pandora's box. anyhow, here you go:

    æ ron un tól de ron
    ýu ran fó ýu so gvö sól de ron
    ýu sal te ron
    ýu sál nó te ró
    ýu sól nó

    æ ron gvö sól de ron
    æ ron fó ýu so gvö sól te ron
    ýu sal te ron
    ýu sál nó te ró
    ýu sól nó

    ís se ran fa tjú
    ýu se ron ne tjú
    ýu se ró vel de tjú uru

    ýu sá ron ýu drá dlón nó
    ýu sal te ron
    ýu san nó te ró
    ýu sól nó

    æ ron sól de ron
    ýu sal nó ýu þrá dló old de ron
    ýu sal te ron
    ýu sál nó te ró
    ýu sól nó

    ís se non fa tjú
    ýu se non ne njú
    ýu se ró vel tjú uru


    (ljó ljó ljó ljó ljóljó ljó ljó)
    (ljó ljó ljó ljó ljóljó ljó ljó)

    ís sel nó man nó tvu
    ís sel nó man nó tvu
    ís sel nó man nó tvu

    (uru uru uru uru uru uru uru)
    (uru uru uru uru uru uru uru)
    arnfdenoon July 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, thanks arnfdeno. That's excellent to read along with while the song is playing.

    I love,love LOVE this song!
    Shaftellon July 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenth2min, totally agree with you. Completely reminiscent of Glosoli.
    shewolfinlondonon August 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song really shows how pretty jonsi's falsetto is.
    it's really great to listen to with your eyes closed.
    e__noiron December 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI came across this song in the movie "127 Hours," which uses the second half of the song in the climax of the movie, and it is such a perfect fit. I hadn't heard the song before that, but knew of Sigur Ros, and like the other comments say, this song made me feel the same way I felt when I first heard "Glosoli" - just amazing.
    quarknbon December 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the most beautiful things I've ever listened to.
    Esbenon September 26, 2011   Link

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