Friday, May 22, 2009

I Parted, You Parted...

I spent a good half hour thinking of how to introduce this song to you. I couldn't think of the words, I was (like the orchestra at the end of the clip) speechless.

All I can say is this is a song that moves me. This is a song that, when I close my eyes, I am taken to a different place, a place that I can't describe because I haven't been there. No other song does this to me. This is a song that I try not to listen to too much because I don't want to spoil it. This is a song whose lyrics and melody have been a perfect remedy. This is a song that has changed my life, changed the way I feel, the way I think, the way I listen.

I cannot promise it will do the same for you, but I had to share. This is my favorite song from my favorite band.

"Ara Batur" (Row Boat) by Sigur Ros

Here are the (roughly) translated lyrics for those who are interested:

You tried everything
Yes, a thousand times
Experienced enough
Been through enough
But you it was who let everything
Into my heart
and you it was who once again
Awoke my spirit

I parted, you parted

You stir up
In a blender
Everything in disarray
But it was you who was always
There for me
It was you who never judged
My true friend

I parted, you parted

You sail on rivers
With an old oar
Leaking badly
You swim to shore
Pushed the waves away
But to no avail
You float on the sea
Sleep on the surface
Light through the fog

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for introducing this to me. I get chills just listening to this piece.