(Ég) er kominn aftur (á ný)
Inn í þig
(Það er) svo gott að vera (hér)
En stoppa stutt við

Ég flýt um í neðarsjávar hýði
(á hóteli)
Beintengdur við rafmagnstöfluna
(og nærist)

Tjú, tjú
Tjú, tjú

En biðin gerir mig (leiðan)
Brot (hættan) sparka frá mér (og kall á)
Ég verð að fara (hjálp)

Tjú, tjú, tjú
Tjú, tjú, tjú

Tjú, tjú, tjú, tjú, tjú

Ég spring út og friðurinn í loft upp

(Baðaður nýju ljósi
Ég græt og ég græt, aftengdur)
Ónýttur heili settur á brjóst og mataður af svefn
Svefn-g-englum

Tjú, tjú, tjú
Tjú, tjú, tjú
Tjú


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Svefn G Englar Lyrics as written by Georg Holm Agust Aevar Gunnarsson

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  • +7
    General Comment

    I think the lyrics (translated) are beautiful, but sometimes I feel sigur ros' lyrics meanings are just as astounding or even better left untranslated. This quote from the movie "Shawshank Redemption" whic the character, Red, says... really embodies how I feel:

    "I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are better left unsaid. I'd like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can't be expressed in words, and it makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a grey place dares to dream. It was as if some beautiful bird had flapped into our drab little cage and made these walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free."

    I think this is true with many songs, especially if the singer has such a beautiful voice, like Jonsi.

    thelistener21on October 27, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    Cherrie, it's a guy singing, not a girl.

    pheineon June 30, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    Don't need to go much further than the album cover to grasp this one. It's about being born, which is fitting since on the C.D. is the inscription: I gave you hope(von) that became a disappointment(von brigoi)... this is a good beginning(agaetis byrjun).

    So basically they were dissapointed with their first album, so this was their way of starting again fresh...so to carry the metaphor, they are 'reborn" in the first song (note the first lyric is I'm here 'again' inside you).

    Some could interpret the "birth" to deeper than the literal sense. Perhaps more in the philosophical or spiritual sense, but at the end of the day, it's all about being born.

    Tnspieler1012on February 13, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    This is probably the greatest song I know of. This song is like sitting on the ground and looking at the sky at night. Or at least that's how I first heard it.

    a pretty sunseton July 08, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    This is what music is supposed to be. Just beautiful.

    jawbrokenrhymeson September 11, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    this is one of the most beautiful songs i have ever heard in my entire life.

    auntie_sheilaon May 01, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    um, dude? all of the tracks on (), including njósnavélin, are sung in a language that sigur rós like to call "hopelandic" which is essentially their own made up set of syllable sounds which form a gorgeous accompaniment to the music, but are basically nonsensical. you get to make up your own meanings.

    porourangion June 20, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    well, for one, they're autistic, not retards... retard is such an ugly word. also, i find a common link b/w all 3 of their videos: innocence. one has a bunch of school children, another has 2 young boys, and this one has autistic people. all of which are too... pure (for lack of a better word) to be anything but innocent. i think thats quite beautiful hows its done like that.

    veritas1821on June 29, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Awesome song. Hands down one the best bands on the planet.

    tophoril_razon April 12, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    i believe the song is about birth. read carefully its about being born.

    delugeon May 27, 2004   Link

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