"Vaka" as written by Kjartan Sveinsson, Jon Thor Birgisson, Georg Holm and Orri Pall Dyrason....
You sigh low tonight
You're so alone
You're so
You sigh low tonight
You're so alone
You're so
You're so low
You're so alone
You're so
You sigh low
You sigh low
You're so
(you're so)

you sigh low tonight
You're so alone
You're so
You sigh low tonight
You're so alone
You're so
You're so low
You're so alone
You're so
You sigh low
You sigh low
You're so


Lyrics submitted by fleckyfletcha, edited by ximo

"Vaka" as written by Jon Thor Birgisson Georg Holm

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    General CommentVaka means awakening in old Norse. The band sing in a made up language comprised of a fusion of English and Icelandic. I think that they do this so that you concentrate more on the sound of the songs than on the lyrics. Also you tend to hear your own words in the lyrics based on your state of mind. The person that posted the original translation must have been feeling pretty low when they wrote what they wrote! To me it sounds as though he's singing 'You shine on us, you shine on all of us' so this song makes me think of the sun. That ties into the awakening theme a little now that I think about it.
    Vladimirdaveon September 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correctionthis song is in hopelandic, Vaka is the name of Orri's daughter.
    vonon June 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf the end of the world had a theme song, I would pick the destruction part to be "The Great Gig in the Sky" by Pink Floyd, and the aftermath to be this song.
    sharp7on June 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me, all Sigor Ros' songs pretty much mean the same thing, but it's the right same thing.

    It's supposed to be an upgraded kind of "living in the moment." Basically dying and being reborn every second. When I listen to Sigur Ros, it gets me into the same state of mind I get into during a successful meditation.

    Of course, they're trying to point to something that can't be explained in words, that's why they don't use lyrics. Any explanation I can through words give will be mediocre at best.
    Stonebolton July 26, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song (and the other songs on the album) doesn't have any lyrics. At least not the English words that somebody wrote above. It's all just sounds, gibberish, and while a lot of people seem to hear English words, you don't have to. You can just hear the song as it is in itself without bothering with language.
    ximoon December 22, 2014   Link
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    My OpinionA song doesn't need lyrics to have meaning. And searching for something that isn't there will only distract you from what's really there.
    ximoon December 22, 2014   Link

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