Essil on
Essil on erifet al
Essil on
Essil on eriftel al
Essil on


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Njósnavélin song meanings
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    General Commenthow can this song not have any comments? It is such a perfectly beautiful song
    Ophelia4132on May 13, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI both love and hate this song. Whilst intensely beautiful, it somehow makes my greatest fear (eternal oblivion) seem alluring.

    Regardless, this is an amazingly simple composition that holds philosophical value to me.
    galaxy8472on January 01, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI am borderline obsessed with this band. Ok, first and foremost, I know that lyrics don't exist and often it is a mix of a lot of things Jonsi comes up with. I think he wants people to feel the emotions of the song first and then possibly make up your own lyrics to fit how the music makes you feel.

    Second, my interpretation of the lyrics for Njósnavelin are based on the live version from the Roskilde concert in 2000, along with some info concerning the lyrics from Sigur Ros' own website. The version on the () album is nothing like the version in the Roskilde concert.
    Having said that, download that version, put on some headphones and see if my interpretation is interesting, hope you like it as much as I love this song and this band.

    Njósnavélin [Live Roskilde 2000] (Spy Machine)

    Essil on (In this lake of souls)
    It don't know what I love
    It don't know
    You don't know what I love
    Essil on (In this lake of souls)

    (softly) You don't know
    It so knows what I love?
    It don't know
    it so knows what I love?
    It don't know

    it so knows?
    You don't know what I love
    Essil on (In this lake of souls)
    You don't know what I love
    Essil on (In this lake of souls)
    Essil on (In this lake of souls)
    It don't know
    Essil
    Essil
    It don't
    Essil on (In this lake of souls)
    erifet al (I lose all fear)

    (softly) it will
    It don't
    Essil on (In this lake of souls)
    you'll know
    you know
    you know
    Essil on (In this lake of souls)
    you will know
    you will
    You don't
    Essil on (In this lake of souls)
    erifet al (I lose all fear)
    (softly) you will
    You don't
    Essil on (In this lake of souls)
    you will know
    you know
    you know
    Essil on (In this lake of souls)
    you will know
    you will
    you don't
    Essil on (In this lake of souls)
    jdharmon1234on February 17, 2014   Link

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