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Sigur Rós — Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
Album: Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
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Released: 2008
Length: 3:56
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[Icelandic:]

Á silfur á
Lýsir allan heiminn og augun blá
Skera stjörnuhiminn
Ég óska mér og loka nú augunum
Já, gerðu það, nú rætist það
Ó nei

Á stjörnuhraða
Inni í hjarta springur, flugvélarbrak
Ofan í jörðu syngur
Ég óska mér, og loka nú augunum
Já, gerðu það, lágfara dans
Allt gleymist í smá smá stund og rætist það
Opna augun
Ó nei

Minn besti vinur, hverju sem dynur
Ég kyngi tári og anda hári
Illum látum, í faðmi grátum
Þegar að við hittumst
Þegar að við kyssumst
Varirnar brenndu, höldumst í hendur
Ég sé þig vakinn
Ég sé þig nakinn
Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
Alltaf þið vaða, við hlaupum hraðar
Allt verður smærra, ég öskra hærra
Er erfiðara, í burtu fara

Minn besti vinur, hverju sem dynur
Illum látum, í faðmi grátum
Ég kyngi tári og anda hári
Þegar að við hittumst
Þegar að við kyssumst
Varirnar brenndu, höldumst í hendur
Ég sé þig vakinn
Ég sé þig nakinn
Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

[English Translation:]

On a silver river
Illuminating the whole world, and the blue eyes
Cut the starry sky
I make a wish and now close my eyes
Yes, do that, now it comes true
Oh no

At the speed of the stars
Inside the heart explodes, an air plane wreck
Sings inside the earth
I make a wish and now close my eyes
Yes, do that, a subtle dance
Everything is forgotten for a little while and comes true
Open the eyes
Oh no

My best friend, whatever happens
I swallow a tear, and breathe hair
Misbehaving, we cry in each other's arms
When we meet
When we kiss
Burn the lips, let's hold hands
I see you awaken
I see you naked
Inside of me a fool sings
Always you wade, we run faster
Everything becomes smaller, I scream louder
It's more difficult, going away

My best friend, whatever happens
Misbehaving, we cry in each other's arms
I swallow a tear and breathe hair
When we meet
When we kiss
Burn the lips, let's hold hands
I see you awaken
I see you naked
Within me a fool sings
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 On_The_Beach wrote:

Can streakers trigger a volcanic eruption?


They can make me turn my head and blush.
Well... female ones anyway.
Male ones... I just shake my head and wonder why.
 macadavy wrote:

Nekkid Vikings, indeed!  They are running into hot water, otherwise known as a geyser, which is an Icelandic word for hot water and the Icelandic language's gift to the world !  Now as to names, it can get a bit complicated.  Despite our having the same name, sort of, she is not my sister!  More here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
 
Happy people, they got rid of a corrupt banking system and rid of the EU!
What more can one wish for??!!!!!!!!
 unclehud wrote:
Nekkid Icelandics on the album cover!  A rare sight, or are they visiting Majorca?

By the way, I was good friends with an Icelandic couple in college many (many, many) years ago.  They had different last names, and when I asked, they said her name was "Andresdottir" because she was the daughter of Andres.  His name was "Mendelsson" because ... well you get it.
 
Nekkid Vikings, indeed!  They are running into hot water, otherwise known as a geyser, which is an Icelandic word for hot water and the Icelandic language's gift to the world !  Now as to names, it can get a bit complicated.  Despite our having the same name, sort of, she is not my sister!  More here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
solid 10! great music from great band {#Bananapiano} 
@ blotto
mute yourself, please!
 blotto wrote:
They even sound horrible on mute.
 
Khkahuw simmygur viden po wixennvinnerhiet!!! {#Arghhh}
They even sound horrible on mute.
 scrubbrush wrote:
at first i wanted to shout "enunciate!"... nice song. i wonder what they're signing about...
 
Streakin.
Nekkid Icelandics on the album cover!  A rare sight, or are they visiting Majorca?

By the way, I was good friends with an Icelandic couple in college many (many, many) years ago.  They had different last names, and when I asked, they said her name was "Andresdottir" because she was the daughter of Andres.  His name was "Mendelsson" because ... well you get it.
at first i wanted to shout "enunciate!"... nice song. i wonder what they're signing about...
 KevinM wrote:

 Why do you give a crap if you think they suck?

You probably don't care but this song is actually sung in Icelandic

I think they are awesome
 

I was repeating the same question as everyone else,,,,sarcastic like.

they suck suck suck more every time I hear them.
Wow, that beginning bit sounded much like Keane (somewhere only we know?)
If you play this backwards, it says "Satan is your high school teacher"!
 KevinM wrote:

 Why do you give a crap if you think they suck?

You probably don't care but this song is actually sung in Icelandic

I think they are awesome
 
Anyone that can play a guitar with a bow is awesome in my book.

 On_The_Beach wrote:
Can streakers trigger a volcanic eruption?
 
No.  Worse yet, they can trigger a full blown financial crisis.

 blotto wrote:
Can anyone tell me if this band is Icelandic?
Do they have their own language or is it Icelandic?

Gawd this band is epic suckage .

 
 Why do you give a crap if you think they suck?

You probably don't care but this song is actually sung in Icelandic

I think they are awesome


Can streakers trigger a volcanic eruption?
 blotto wrote:
Can anyone tell me if this band is Icelandic?
Do they have their own language or is it Icelandic?

Gawd this band is epic suckage .

 
Here's what is stated on the band's website:

what language does jónsi sing in?
on von, ágætis byrjun and takk, jónsi sang most songs in icelandic but a few of the songs were sung in 'hopelandic'. all of the vocals ( ) are however in hopelandic. hopelandic (vonlenska in icelandic) is the 'invented language' in which jónsi sings before lyrics are written to the vocals. it's of course not an actual language by definition (no vocabulary, grammar, etc.), it's rather a form of gibberish vocals that fits to the music and acts as another instrument. jónsi likens it with what singers sometimes do when they've decided on the melody but haven't written the lyrics yet. many languages were considered to be used on ( ), including english, but they decided on hopelandic. hopelandic (vonlenska) got its name from first song which jónsi sang it on, hope (von). tracks 7-9 on takk are in hopelandic.

where can i find sigur rós lyrics and translations?
the lyrics to ágætis byrjun can be found in the lyrics section and (very rough) unofficial translations of them can be found in our elsewhere section. some lyrics to takk can be found on the takk section. you won't be able to find lyrics and translations from ( ) because the vocals don't contain lyrics . title translations can also be found in the lyrics section.



Can anyone tell me if this band is Icelandic?
Do they have their own language or is it Icelandic?

Gawd this band is epic suckage .

I found the lyrics in Icelandic and their (pretty good) translation here
https://lyrics.wikia.com/Sigur_R%C3%B3s:Inn%C3%AD_M%C3%A9r_Syngur_Vitleysingur

Nice song by the way - I like Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós - Inní mér syngur vitleysingur from Sigur Rós on Vimeo.



 martinc wrote:
My daughter tells me these guys have invited their own language and that what they are singing. I don't recognize the language so can't confirm. If this is true I can't think of a stranger thing to do and why a band would do this. Isn't part of song composition about connecting with the lyrics. knowlittlemeaboutthis.
 
They used to use a made-up language they called "Hopelandic" in the spirit of using the voice as an instrument. For me this didn't hurt any, as I'm not exactly fluent in Icelandic, so I wouldn't be connecting with the lyrics anyway. I think they've recently changed to actual Icelandic, though I'm not sure with which album they made the change—not like I'd know the difference of course!

With really good music, I find I don't need lyrics to really "connect." There are even some songs where I can fully understand the incredibly lame lyrics within, but I like the song anyway (like just about everything by Lenny Kravitz).
 More_Cowbell wrote:
What's a "kinky towery"?
 
Ég kyngi tári = "I swallow tears"


I like a lot of Sigur's work, not this though.

Sigur Rós - Inní mér syngur vitleysingur{#Stupid}
The Beatles - Good Morning Good Morning{#Razz}
Cut Chemist - The Garden{#Arrowd}{#Flamed}
Garbage - Only Happy When it Rains{#Music}{#Jump}


 vit wrote:
heh, he said "kinky towel."
 
I think he said "kinky town". Maybe that's where they're headed.

This song is in Icelandic, but some of their earlier albums are sung in 'Hopelandic' (or 'Vonlenska'), their invented language.
I'd rate this a solid 0, if I could. Most annoying music on this station.
I think I just threw up a bit in my mouth, before I could mute.

 martinc wrote:
My daughter tells me these guys have invited their own language and that what they are singing. I don't recognize the language so can't confirm. If this is true I can't think of a stranger thing to do and why a band would do this. Isn't part of song composition about connecting with the lyrics. knowlittlemeaboutthis.
 
They're from Iceland — they have their own special language there!

My daughter tells me these guys have invited their own language and that what they are singing. I don't recognize the language so can't confirm. If this is true I can't think of a stranger thing to do and why a band would do this. Isn't part of song composition about connecting with the lyrics. knowlittlemeaboutthis.
Bad music is universal! {#Sorry}
heh, he said "kinky towel."
{#Puke} mute   {#Puke}  mute  {#Puke} mute   {#Puke}  mute {#Puke} mute   {#Puke}  mute {#Puke} mute   {#Puke}  mute {#Puke} mute   {#Puke}  mute 

gawd this is horrible.

 daveesh wrote:
nice segue from "good morning."
 
{#Eek} {#Snooty}
Thank you, Bill!{#Yes}

Even so many people here don´t like them...{#Moon}
 inindian wrote:

I get enough can't...

 

enough {#Crashcomp}{#Frustrated}
 CDeVoe wrote:
I can't get enough...
 
I get enough can't...

My favorite song by these guys.  Not nearly as much caterwauling as most.
nice segue from "good morning."
Keep the Sigur Ros coming — LOVE IT!

{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}

Rent the "HEIMA" DVD on netflix...  or better yet buy it through RP.


blotto wrote:
I was really hoping to get through the first day back at work in the new year without hearing Sigur Ros.

Fail. blech.


                         Ha Ha !

What's a "kinky towery"?
I can't get enough...
I found that if I keep youtube up, I can catch a cool video when this song plays.
 mgkiwi wrote:
{#Beat}{#Crashcomp}{#Moon}{#Puke}
 
Bonjour mgkiwi,  {#Wave} you got the wrong emoticons, these ones fit this song:

{#Dance}{#Sunny}{#Jump}{#Hearteyes}{#Notworthy}{#Music}{#Mrgreen}

Au Revoir
 mgkiwi wrote:
{#Beat}{#Crashcomp}{#Moon}{#Puke}
 
Agreed.
...mysterious...{#Question}
{#Beat}{#Crashcomp}{#Moon}{#Puke}
I likes me some Sigur, but this particular piece leaves me wanting ... {#Doh}
I was really hoping to get through the first day back at work in the new year without hearing Sigur Ros.

Fail. blech.
 aelfheld wrote:

Considering your attitude and bad manners, I too am glad you're Icelander, or Icelandic, or whatever. 

For the sake of your countrymen I just hope you're not representative.

 

Bravo!  I'm glad somebody said something.    I thought us americans were suppose to be the crudest jerks on the planet - I don't know many that demonstrate their ugliness quite like that guy did.

I think a lot of people are confused when on Sigur Ros's site they talk about this made up language, but we are all somehow considered morons for actually believing it. 

I don't know, next time I feel an urge to learn a new language or embrace a new culture - that one has fallen way down the list for me - too confusing!

 blotto wrote:
argh,

I'd rather listen to Country music.
 

This IS Country music. However, in this case, the country is Iceland

argh,

I'd rather listen to Country music.

 KevinM wrote:
I'm sorry but I could not resist. This comment just shows your ignorance - Sigur Ros is Icelandic, the chef is Sweedish.

...and Kevin, I guess I'm ignorant as well. What is "Sweedish"? Is that somebody possessing a specific amount of Sweed? 

Anyway, it doesn't matter to me where this group is from, or what language they're singing in, this music does nothing for me. In fact it's annoying. It sounds like it should be the soundtrack for The Wiggles Movie or an episode of Barney.



jadewahoo wrote:
Powerful and moving. Sigur Ros brings a refreshing genius to the music scene. I love it that they sing in their native Icelandic (and Hopelandic) instead of kow-towing to the 'English Only' demands of the corporate music industry.

I just watched a program on Sundance Channel last night about Sigur Ros. Beautifully and brilliantly done, worth seeing if you get the chance.


I would have said all of these things about previous Sigur Ros albums, but this past one was just a big let down for me.  It's still very epic, but in a way that recalls an epic round of Candyland.  Though I hate to be one of those people who says the old stuff is better, in this case, in my opinion it is. 

 vitleysingur wrote:
I'm from Iceland.

They are singing in Iceland.. not "hopelandic" wtf?
Grow a brain before you start commenting you twats.

But i understand that u dont like this song, bcaus the lyrics are all wrong, well not all wrong, but you cant see the "beauty" of the lyrics when you translate them to English. they're just not right.

And if you dont like this song, alright, that's up 2 you, but please, don't start shitting all over SigurRós..

When i hear this song i'm proud to be an Icelander! (:
 
Considering your attitude and bad manners, I too am glad you're Icelander, or Icelandic, or whatever. 

For the sake of your countrymen I just hope you're not representative.

 blotto wrote:
Can someone tell me when it is over. I've turned off my speakers.
 

Ok...you can turn them on..........now!
Oops.  There's still a couple minutes left.  Sorry. ;)
By the way, I just bumped this puppy up to a 9.

 musikalia wrote:

{#Eek} Are you kidding me!? You mean we've been mocking their made-up language all this time, when in fact they are singing in Icelandic?

....but that link does say some lyrics are in the made-up gibberish.

So which is it?

 

made up gibberish, sung in a horrible voice, set on top of horrible music.
vitleysingur wrote:
I'm from Iceland.

They are singing in Iceland.. not "hopelandic" wtf?
Grow a brain before you start commenting you twats.

But i understand that u dont like this song, bcaus the lyrics are all wrong, well not all wrong, but you cant see the "beauty" of the lyrics when you translate them to English. they're just not right.

And if you dont like this song, alright, that's up 2 you, but please, don't start shitting all over SigurRós..

When i hear this song i'm proud to be an Icelander! (:

{#Eek} Are you kidding me!? You mean we've been mocking their made-up language all this time, when in fact they are singing in Icelandic?

....but that link does say some lyrics are in the made-up gibberish.

So which is it?

Powerful and moving. Sigur Ros brings a refreshing genius to the music scene. I love it that they sing in their native Icelandic (and Hopelandic) instead of kow-towing to the 'English Only' demands of the corporate music industry.

I just watched a program on Sundance Channel last night about Sigur Ros. Beautifully and brilliantly done, worth seeing if you get the chance.

 vitleysingur wrote:
I'm from Iceland.

They are singing in Iceland.. not "hopelandic" wtf?
Grow a brain before you start commenting you twats.

This is where we learned about "Hopelandic":

https://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/band/faq.php#07


I don't care which language they are singing in, or what their lyrics are about. They suck regardless.
I'm from Iceland.

They are singing in Iceland.. not "hopelandic" wtf?
Grow a brain before you start commenting you twats.

But i understand that u dont like this song, bcaus the lyrics are all wrong, well not all wrong, but you cant see the "beauty" of the lyrics when you translate them to English. they're just not right.

And if you dont like this song, alright, that's up 2 you, but please, don't start shitting all over SigurRós..

When i hear this song i'm proud to be an Icelander! (:
 blotto wrote:
Can someone tell me when it is over. I've turned off my speakers.
 
It's over!





Psyche!

Can someone tell me when it is over. I've turned off my speakers.
 bindi wrote:

yeah, I know - I still thought the picture was funny!

 
I like the picture in the background of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker.
My favorite muppets.

Much better than white men rears. {#Lol}
 peregrin8 wrote:
For those who like Sigur Rós (as obviously there are some who don't): Have you heard the song "Starálfur" from the album "Agaetis Byrjun" Album? For me, it's simply the best Sigur Rós song. And even better: the live version on "Heim". Dream on...

 
{#Yes}
It was played towards the end of the movie "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou".
Though it wasn't on the soundtrack. Odd.

please have mercy !
hurl
And the RP world record of negative comments for a single song goes to...
{#Whistle}
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


But physicsgenius was funny.

 
Well you've definitely got me there. I briefly thought that maybe they were one and the same (considering the bad attitude and lofty choice in names) but quickly realized that it couldn't be. As you say, PG had amusing things to say even when in troll mode.

Marr wrote:
That's still better than Physicsgenius and his 90% of everything is crap rule...


But physicsgenius was funny.

Heh... best song title ever.

I'm not sure I'll ever really enjoy Sigur Ros, but at the very least, I'll always appreciate the originality.

Brilliant.
{#Puke}
 KevinM wrote:

I'm sorry but I could not resist. This comment just shows your ignorance - Sigur Ros is Icelandic, the chef is Sweedish.
 
yeah, I know - I still thought the picture was funny!

bindi wrote:

No real comment really - just think this pic should move to the top! Bork, Bork!


I'm sorry but I could not resist. This comment just shows your ignorance - Sigur Ros is Icelandic, the chef is Sweedish.
 a_genuine_find wrote:


 
No real comment really - just think this pic should move to the top!  Bork, Bork!

Dior wrote:
Excelsior, I believe you get something out of bashing this. Alright, you made your point, you're entitled to, but I do believe that someone who uses something he despises to draw attention to himself finally discredits both the message and the messenger, and your incessant rants do just that. Your spider-sense should tell you that. It's probable I would not cross swords with you if I didn't like Sigur Ros, but it's not that I take it as a personal offence. It's just that I use this board to share info with fellow listeners that enhance my musical experience and your incessant puke flooding is simply killing the board.


I guess children need a place to play and Excelsior has chosen the Sigur Ros song comments as (one of) his playground(s). I've stopped replying to his vomit, maybe if everybody else did he will eventually go away 'cause he won't be getting anymore attention.


 Excelsior wrote:
My spider-sense was tingling, and it told me that Sigur Ros was playing yet again on RP.  So I logged on and holy crap, I was right!  Maybe my spider sense is just very sensitive to ultra-sucky bands like Cloud Cult and this one.  {#Puke}
Excelsior, I believe you get something out of bashing this.  Alright, you made your point, you're entitled to,  but I do believe that someone who uses something he despises to draw attention to himself finally discredits both the message and the messenger, and your incessant rants do just that.  Your spider-sense should tell you that.  It's probable I would not cross swords with you if I didn't like Sigur Ros, but it's not that I take it as a personal offence.  It's just that I use this board to share info with fellow listeners that enhance my musical experience and your incessant puke flooding is simply killing the board.

My spider-sense was tingling, and it told me that Sigur Ros was playing yet again on RP.  So I logged on and holy crap, I was right!  Maybe my spider sense is just very sensitive to ultra-sucky bands like Cloud Cult and this one.  {#Puke}

This gets my vote for most annoying song this week.....make that this month.

Sounds good.  Look forward to receiving the CD in the mail from amazon.ca any day now.

I see the usual band of narrow-minded knuckle-draggers are contributing.


Owsley would have been proud! More sigur ros!
 Excelsior wrote:
This is wretched, even coming right after Alanis... nothing can save it!  {#Puke}

 

Okay, we understand that you do not like this.  Your next assignment is to write about something you do like and share it with the rest of us.

P.S., you got still some on your shoes.
Worst band ever.
The only band that makes me switch stations or turn off my speakers
This is wretched, even coming right after Alanis... nothing can save it!  {#Puke}



 Excelsior wrote:
.....

So remember kids, if you don't like them, you're "closed minded!"
 

Hey, we can't all speak White all the time, can we now?

And yes, if you don't like 'em, I'm beginning to suspect that you ARE closed minded.


A new video for this wonderful song can be found here...

https://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=41106580
 Marr wrote:


That's still better than Physicsgenius and his 90% of everything is crap rule...
 

Maybe that's why he left us and quit listening to RP over a year and a half ago. Kind of miss him though........{#Cry}
I have my reservations about the whole Coldplay/Death Cab/Sigur Ros orbit, but given the rather strong reactions to this one song, it's probably a good time to mention again that I still have never heard a bad song on Radio Paradise. Chill, people. It's just rock'n'roll.
 Excelsior wrote:
No more, PLEASE!!!  {#Stop}  This is torturous...

  Eh, Excelsior, you on a crusade or something?  I kind of agree with you on your taste in general, but we diverge plenty over this.  It's one of the best albums of the year.


No more, PLEASE!!!  {#Stop}  This is torturous...

Excelsior wrote:
This is horrid. {#Puke}

And you rated Ane Brun 'The Puzzle' an 8?

So you rate one squeaky voiced bumbling singer a 1 and the other squeaky voiced bumbling singer an 8?

Go Figure

This is horrid.  {#Puke}
 Alexandra wrote:
They're sounding a little DCFC on this one......which is a GOODO thing....and gotta love that album cover!
 
Love the album cover! Like the music, what's to love? The mood, the hackneyed slap-in-the-face-of-conformity, shapeless skinny white butts?

Well, I almost believe that is a translation of Hopelandic. The kind of lyrics from a band that can compose but don't know what to say!


walk wrote:
Here's the lyrics...

Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur Á silfur-á
Lýsir allan heiminn og augun blá
Skera stjörnuhiminn
Ég óska mér og loka nú augunum
Já gerðu það, nú rætist saga
Ó nei

Á stjörnuhraða
Inni í hjarta springur, flugvélarbrak
Oní jörðu syngur
Ég óska mér og loka nú augunum
Já gerðu það, lágfara dans
Allt gleymist í smásmá stund og rætist samt
Opna augun
Ó nei

Minn besti vinur hverju sem dynur
Ég kyngi tári og anda hári
Illum látum, í faðmi grátum
Þegar að við hittumst
Þegar að við kyssumst
Varirnar brenndu, höldumst í hendur
Ég sé þig vakinn
Ég sé þig nakinn
Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
Alltaf þið vaða, við hlaupum hraðar
Allt verður smærra
Ég öskra hærra
Er er við aða, í burtu fara

Minn besti vinur hverju sem dynur
Illum látum, í faðmi grátum
Ég kyngi tári og anda hári
Þegar að við hittumst
Þegar að við kyssumst
Varirnar brenndu, höldumst í hendur
Ég sé þig vakinn
Ég sé þig nakinn
Inní mér syngur vitleysingur


Here's a translation of the lyrics. Pretty cool.

Inside me a lunatic sings

On a silver river
You illuminate the whole world and blue eyes
Cut the starry sky
I make a wish and close my eyes
Yes do that, now begins the story
Oh no

At lightspeed
Inside a heart explodes, an airplane crash
Down on the earth sings
I make a wish and close my eyes
Yes do that, a silly dance
All is forgotten in very little time and yet begins
Open eyes
Oh no

My best friend no matter whatever happens
I swallow tears and breathe hair
A bad break, we cry in each other arms
When we meet
When we kiss
The lips burning, we hold hands
I see you wake
I see you naked
Inside me a lunatic sings
Always rushing, we run quickly
Everything becomes smaller
I scream louder
I'm with a shell, going away

My best friend no matter whatever happens
A bad break, we cry in each others arms
I swallow tears and breathe hair
When we meet
When we kiss
The lips burning, we hold hands
I see you wake
I see you naked
Inside me a lunatic sings


 


For those who like Sigur Rós (as obviously there are some who don't): Have you heard the song "Starálfur" from the album "Agaetis Byrjun" Album? For me, it's simply the best Sigur Rós song. And even better: the live version on "Heim". Dream on...

 planet_lizard wrote:

I'm sure it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I saw them live at the Latitude Festival a few weeks ago and they were simply mesmerising.

I always think that the test of a good band is weather you get a real buzz from a gig when you are not familiar with any of the music. I only knew a couple of tracks and I thought they were superb.
 
was at latitude and decided not to watch them, but this song is pretty good, so maybe I should have stayed to see them.

Far from loving these guys, but this track is much more listenable than their hopelandish stuff.

Hipsters be damned. It's a 4 from the Uppsala Jury ;)


Half of this song consists of him whining the same crappy 3-note, 4-bar sequence over and over and over again.

{#No}
They're sounding a little DCFC on this one......which is a GOODO thing....and gotta love that album cover!
 Stingray wrote:
Can somebody PLEEEASE tell me what I am missing here?
What the hell is the FUZZ about this mediocre band?
I simply don´t get it.
Downloaded two of their (his?) albums,
both are shitty. Each and any single song!
Literally HATE their stuff. Urgh..!!!!
 
I'm sure it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I saw them live at the Latitude Festival a few weeks ago and they were simply mesmerising.

I always think that the test of a good band is weather you get a real buzz from a gig when you are not familiar with any of the music. I only knew a couple of tracks and I thought they were superb.


CamLwalk wrote:

Yes. How dare they sing in their own language! What bastards!


They can sing in whatever language they want, more power to them.  However, I'm pointing out that most of the critical acclaim from hipster doofuses is due to the fact that it isn't English (bonus points for it being a relatively "obscure" language).  The made-up language, however, is just a gimmick, albeit one that works 10x better than the real language.  The more obscure and strange the band is, the more hipster street cred you get for liking them.

If this band was singing the exact same songs in English, they would never cross the trendsetters' collective radar, and you'd find their CDs sitting where they belong - gathering dust at the bottom of the $2 "bargain buy" bin.

Excelsior wrote:
If these jokers were singing in English, they would be laughed out of the studio.

But because they're singing half-Icelandic, half-made-up-Hopelandic, it's trendy to like them.

So remember kids, if you don't like them, you're "closed minded!"

Yes.  How dare they sing in their own language!  What bastards!

Here's the lyrics...

Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
Á silfur-á
Lýsir allan heiminn og augun blá
Skera stjörnuhiminn
Ég óska mér og loka nú augunum
Já gerðu það, nú rætist saga
Ó nei

Á stjörnuhraða
Inni í hjarta springur, flugvélarbrak
Oní jörðu syngur
Ég óska mér og loka nú augunum
Já gerðu það, lágfara dans
Allt gleymist í smásmá stund og rætist samt
Opna augun
Ó nei

Minn besti vinur hverju sem dynur
Ég kyngi tári og anda hári
Illum látum, í faðmi grátum
Þegar að við hittumst
Þegar að við kyssumst
Varirnar brenndu, höldumst í hendur
Ég sé þig vakinn
Ég sé þig nakinn
Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
Alltaf þið vaða, við hlaupum hraðar
Allt verður smærra
Ég öskra hærra
Er er við aða, í burtu fara

Minn besti vinur hverju sem dynur
Illum látum, í faðmi grátum
Ég kyngi tári og anda hári
Þegar að við hittumst
Þegar að við kyssumst
Varirnar brenndu, höldumst í hendur
Ég sé þig vakinn
Ég sé þig nakinn
Inní mér syngur vitleysingur


Here's a translation of the lyrics. Pretty cool.

Inside me a lunatic sings

On a silver river
You illuminate the whole world and blue eyes
Cut the starry sky
I make a wish and close my eyes
Yes do that, now begins the story
Oh no

At lightspeed
Inside a heart explodes, an airplane crash
Down on the earth sings
I make a wish and close my eyes
Yes do that, a silly dance
All is forgotten in very little time and yet begins
Open eyes
Oh no

My best friend no matter whatever happens
I swallow tears and breathe hair
A bad break, we cry in each other arms
When we meet
When we kiss
The lips burning, we hold hands
I see you wake
I see you naked
Inside me a lunatic sings
Always rushing, we run quickly
Everything becomes smaller
I scream louder
I'm with a shell, going away

My best friend no matter whatever happens
A bad break, we cry in each others arms
I swallow tears and breathe hair
When we meet
When we kiss
The lips burning, we hold hands
I see you wake
I see you naked
Inside me a lunatic sings


If these jokers were singing in English, they would be laughed out of the studio.

But because they're singing half-Icelandic, half-made-up-Hopelandic, it's trendy to like them.

So remember kids, if you don't like them, you're "closed minded!"
Can somebody PLEEEASE tell me what I am missing here?
What the hell is the FUZZ about this mediocre band?
I simply don´t get it.
Downloaded two of their (his?) albums,
both are shitty. Each and any single song!
Literally HATE their stuff. Urgh..!!!!
I went to Iceland expecting to hear bands like this on the radio. Instead I heard folks like Tom Waits and David Gray. Go figure.

 Hannio wrote:
Why do you even care?

 
It's fun when people stir the pot!

For the record, I love this song!
 Hannio wrote:
Why do you even care?

 

Got a point there, Hannio—and you know what? I don't care—-so I'll shut up.
 copymonkey wrote:


24% of all votes are "1"s. No other number reaches 20%. So, I guess I'll rephrase. "why do you listen to RP if you hate 1/4 of everything?"

  Why do you even care?


 copymonkey wrote:


24% of all votes are "1"s. No other number reaches 20%. So, I guess I'll rephrase. "why do you listen to RP if you hate 1/4 of everything?"

 

That's still better than Physicsgenius and his 90% of everything is crap rule...
 lathyris wrote:


He's actually rated 2814 songs better than or equal to a 5 (Decent). . .and only 2674 less than a 5. So that actually tips him slightly into the "like most things" category.

 

24% of all votes are "1"s. No other number reaches 20%. So, I guess I'll rephrase. "why do you listen to RP if you hate 1/4 of everything?"


YES...nice feel..I need to get more of this band.. skdenfeld wrote:
Just bought this last week. It is fantastic - very happy in it's tone and feel, almost like a celebration.

 


Godlike.  I'm crazy about this song. 
 copymonkey wrote:


Why do you listen to RP?! You hate everything.

 

He's actually rated 2814 songs better than or equal to a 5 (Decent). . .and only 2674 less than a 5. So that actually tips him slightly into the "like most things" category.
 Excelsior wrote:

Well, just as the orange juice song was finally starting to slip off the playlist, it looks like we've got new songs by Sigur Ros to be tortured with on a daily basis. Hooray.


 

PhysicsGenius, is that you?

Just kidding.  BTW, my sister is here in Ohio from Excelsior, MN this weekend.  Is that where your handle comes from?

 Excelsior wrote:
Well, just as the orange juice song was finally starting to slip off the playlist, it looks like we've got new songs by Sigur Ros to be tortured with on a daily basis. Hooray.

 

Why do you listen to RP?! You hate everything.
Is this really the best music Iceland has to offer? Really?
Excelsior wrote:
Well, just as the orange juice song was finally starting to slip off the playlist, it looks like we've got new songs by Sigur Ros to be tortured with on a daily basis. Hooray.
Bitch about it more.