"Starálfur" as written by Jon Thor Birgisson, Agust Aevar Gunnarsson, Georg Holm and Kjartan Sveinsson....
Starálfur Staring Elf

Blá Nótt Yfir Himininn Blue Night Over The Sky
Blá Nótt Yfir Mér Blue Night Over Me
Horf-Inn Út Um Gluggann Dis-Appeared Out Of The Window
Minn Með Hendur Me With Hands
Faldar Undir Kinn Hidden Under My Cheek
Hugsum Daginn Minn I Think About My Day
Í Dag Og Í Gær Today And Yesterday
Blá Náttfötin Klæða Mig Í I Put On My Blue Nighties
Beint Upp Í Rúm Go Straight To Bed
Breiði Mjúku Sængina I Pull The Soft Covers Over
Loka Augunum Close My Eyes
Ég Fel Hausinn Minn Undir Sæng I Hide My Head Under The Covers
Starir Á Mig Lítill Álfur A Little Elf Stares At Me
Hleypur Að Mér En Hreyfist Ekki Runs Towards Me But Doesn't Move
Úr Stað - Sjálfur From Place - Himself
Starálfur A Staring Elf
Opna Augun I Open My Eyes
Stírurnar Úr Take The Crusts Out
Teygi Mig Og Tel (Hvort Ég Sé Ekki) Stretch Myself And Check (If I Haven't)
Kominn Aftur Og Alltalltílæ Returned Again And Everything Is Okay
Samt Vantar Eitthvað Still There Is Something Missing
Eins Og Alla Vegginna Like All The Walls

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"Starálfur" as written by Georg Holm Agust Aevar Gunnarsson

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    Staring Elf

    Blue Night Over The Sky
    Blue Night Over Me
    Dis-Appeared Out Of The Window
    Me With Hands
    Hidden Under My Cheek
    I Think About My Day
    Today And Yesterday
    I Put On My Blue Nighties
    Go Straight To Bed
    I Pull The Soft Covers Over
    Close My Eyes
    I Hide My Head Under The Covers
    A Little Elf Stares At Me
    Runs Towards Me But Doesn’t Move
    From Place - Himself
    A Staring Elf
    I Open My Eyes
    Take The Crusts Out
    Stretch Myself And Check (If I Haven’t)
    Returned Again And Everything Is Okay
    Still There Is Something Missing
    Like All The Walls
    shuton December 04, 2001   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song, to me, is so incredibly epic. Every time I listen to it I feel like I'm on some great adventure. It starts out in an almost paradoxical racing lull which just seems to draw me into the song.

    What is so amazing though is the small nuances I notice for the first time each time I listen to it. Like what sounds to be a television broadcast or the sounds of birds chirping. And just as my mind starts to slip, the song pulls my entire being into it around 2:28 with the most amazing... I don't even know what to call it. Bliss?

    Words just can't describe the feeling. It's as though I've let go everything within me. And that's when the song stops and the acoustic guitar begins, filling the emptiness within with a satisfying nothingness.
    And just as my mind's eyes begin float away, the song pulls me back in with the spectacular sounds of what sounds like a heartbeat or shots of a cannon.

    The song then builds and builds into a glorious climax that is a myriad of strings, each one singing a song of overwhelming emotion. Sadness, happiness, triumph and disappointment... all emotions and states of beings blend into one great orchestra of sound.

    And just as the song ends, just as the light faded from the eyes of this beautiful giant, the thing that always comes to my mind is "This is the way the world ends/ Not with a bang, but a whimper"...
    AQSheton November 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou like Pearl Jam? You my friend are the idiot.
    Incarnateon October 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song so much.. and honestly when i listen to it, it doesn't matter what language it's in. it's like sigur ros transcends language barriers.. you make the song what you want it to be. and i think it's much more personal in that sense.
    yournamehereon February 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me want to cease to exist, like i should stop holding onto my physical self and melt into the universe. it's painful, it's hopeful, it's epic, it's too beautiful to understand... or maybe it's understandable in an innate way but i cannot pin it down in words. i love the common sounds they scattered through it and the raw sound of the guitar in contrast with the refined orchestral sound. the bumping noise like travelling down the highway. oddly, it reminds me of "2001: a space odyssey".
    rubyluvsme2on February 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove that song, it's my favorite. but according to the band they do not sing in either icelandic or english or any other language. they use the vocals as another instrument. so how did you translate that?
    myeyesareopenon May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti believe they sing a combination of icelandic and "hopelandish" which is just words they made up.
    agnamaracson May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn their last 2 albums they sung in icelandic and hopelandic, which is just something Jónsi the singer made up, but on their new album they won't be singing at all, which kind of sucks:P
    BrokenSwordon July 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI enjoy Sigur Ros, sort of makes me wish I could understand what they were saying on a majority of their music.
    Gren901on August 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthey will be singing on the new album, but it's all in hopelandic. they would rather fans come up with their own lyrics. they're including tissue paper inside the cd case for fans to write down their lyrics, and then they'll be able to submit them to the official sigur ros website where a computer program will be able to recognize words, and after they've gotten enough all the submitted word will "become" the lyrics.
    femmesofrussiaon September 05, 2002   Link

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