"Hengilas" as written by and Jon Thor Birgisson....
Og vio horfumst i okunn augu
Samt hofum bekkst alla tio
Undir vokulum augnaraoum letumst
Stondum nu tvistiga

Reyni ao grafa upp og hjartgaesku og raun
Reyni ao brjotast inn
Reyni ao bora a, og saga hengilasinn

En allt kemur fyrir ekki neitt
Kominn i niourlot
Veit ekki hvao plan skal taka
Kominn i raoaorot

Reyni ao grafa upp og hjartgaesku og raun
Reyni ao brjotast inn
Reyni ao bora a, og saga hengilasinn


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"Hengilas" as written by Jon Thor Birgisson

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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song, the fact that you can hear the musicians take a breath on the recording makes it truly special for me. It has overtones two definite moods, sad and melancholy at the start, then from 2.48 it changes to being more erethral and almost spiritual. Almost overtones of SR Ara Batur. A pause and then a return to the solemn instrumentals.

    Hengilas means Padlock in Icelandic.
    HelenFHon April 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is astoundingly beautiful, I can definitely hear similarities with the organs / keyboards in this song to the strings in Peter Gabriel's The Book Of Love..
    I would love to get an english translation of all the lyrics, though it's pretty much perfect in beautiful mysterious icelandic.. :)
    stephy_aon July 05, 2010   Link
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    TranslationI love this song. Perfect way to end a fantastic album. Here's a rough translation.
    And we're in a foreign eyes
    Yet we have known each other all along
    Under the vigilant eyes councils died
    Are currently stage

    Trying to dig up and goodness of heart and real
    Trying to break into
    Trying to drill, and the story hanging lock

    But all is for nothing
    Come in collapse
    Do not know what the plan should be
    Come to dominate bankrupt

    Trying to dig up and goodness of heart and real
    Trying to break into
    Trying to drill, and the story hanging lock
    snacobon October 12, 2012   Link

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