"Ný Batterí" as written by Kjartan Sveinsson, Jon Thor Birgisson, Georg Holm and Agust Aevar Gunnarsson....
Heftur með gaddavír í kjaftinum sem blæðir mig
Læstur er lokaður inn í búri
Dýr nakinn ber á mig
Og bankar upp á frelsari
Ótaminn setur í ný batterí

Og hleður á ný
Og hleður á ný
Og hleður á ný
Og hleður á ný

Við tætum tryllt af stað
Út í óvissuna
Þar til að við rústum öllu og reisum aftur

Aftur á ný
Aftur á ný
Aftur á ný

Aftur á bak þar sem við ríðum
Aftur með gaddavír
Í kjaftinum sem rífur upp gamalt gróið sár
Er orðinn ryðguð sál
Rafmagnið búið
Mig langar að skera
Og rista sjálfan mig á hol
En þori það ekki
Frekar slekk ég á mér
Aleinn á ný

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"Ný Batterí" as written by Georg Holm Agust Aevar Gunnarsson

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  • +2
    My InterpretationGood interpretation Kayslinkx!

    For me it's about human's ability to hurt and destroy... The world is hostile, impersonal and cruel; and sometimes, in order to survive, we must do unforgivable things. We act like unrational animals so we can survive and be part of the world we live. We become slaves, victims of the world and sometimes you can't fight back. Then you get the strenght to fight back until you get tired and cycle begins again... One day you find out what you become, and you rather isolate yourself so you cannot hurt or be hurt... The song can also relate to the people who hurt others without knowing what they are doing until the damage is done. I really love the metaphor they used. Maybe it's about somebody he hurt..

    The song can have many interpretations. I really love it and it transport me into another dimenssion.
    Roxcon March 01, 2012   Link
  • +1

    New Batteries

    Barbwire Stapled In My Mouth That Bleeds Me
    Locked In A Cage
    Naked Animals Beat Me
    And A Savior Knocks
    An Untamed Puts In New Batteries
    And Charges Once Again (X4)
    We Set Off
    Into The Unknow
    Until We Destroy Everything And Are Dominant
    Once Again (X3)
    Once Again In The Back Where We Fuck (Ride)
    Again The Barbwire
    In My Mouth That Rips Up An Old Healed Wound
    Have Become A Rusty Soul
    The Electricity Is Gone
    I Want To Cut
    And Slice Myself To Death
    But I Don’t Have The Courage
    I Rather Turn Myself Off
    I’m Alone Again
    shuton December 04, 2001   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfucking beautiful song.
    planetsoutoflineon September 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    MemorySo a friend and I were talking about Sigur Ros since he made their show and I didn't. He was fortunate to spend time with them afterwards and fell into deep discussion about many things but one was the beauty of sound and how much one can channel their pain and suffering through it in order to salvage themselves from the emotional wreckage.
    The discussion was eventually swayed into and about Ny Batteri and the topic of rape and sexual abuse came up attached with it. Abuse that occurs from someone close to the victim/survivor and the trust mixed with the role of the parent/family/community member that has betrayed and the wounds that are opened so easily by triggers etc.
    I hear a few people say that they cannot believe Sigur Ros would ever have such darkness in their works but in reality this is art. This is the safe place to express such energies and especially about a topic like rape/abuse that is looked over so easily throughout the past,especially when it comes down to the male as the victim/survivor.
    As all art and music in my view has it's own meaning personally, I don't feel attached to a set definition or meaning that come from the artist or fan. It's up to the individual to define. I found this interesting as a topic in the whole itself because Sigur Ros are so awake, aware and fucking beautiful that I tend to listen to certain stories and views from those I feel I connect with on levels.---regards
    Lemure333on January 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's the opus magnum of rock
    mancalledsunon July 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI Want To Cut
    And Slice Myself To Death
    But I Don't Have The Courage...

    wow...it rips out my heartstrings.
    in red weatheron May 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin my opinion the best sigur rós song, although i do not understand the lyrics, because i cannot speak islandic. i just ran over the english translation and there were a few vocabularies i don't know, but wow... really dark lyrics, even talking about suicide. i didn't know sigur rós lyrics are that gloomy.
    rise_from_ruinon October 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is fantastic..
    all negative feelings were explained by a simple event.. with the unique sounds and explosions,the song has a great meaning allthough i've nothing about icelandic language..
    the song of the emotions i cant explain even to myself,the emotions i hadnt named before..
    Schizophrenon November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is the best music I've heard... but i wonder if this kind of music will not kill me or make my brain sick hehe
    chubobon February 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI Honestly doubt it....their music is beautiful, helps me fall asleep at night..besides, If it had any subliminal messages in it i'm sure you would have noticed. Sigur Ros best band ever :)
    St@rfuckeron May 08, 2005   Link

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