TEKSTIR Á FØROYSKUM LYRICS IN ENGLISH TEKST PÅ DANSK

1. Silvurlín   ·   2. Naive Idea   ·   3. For Love   ·   4. Longing

5. Dance in the Night   ·   6. The Refugee   ·   7. Power   ·   8. There is no Reason

 

English translations by Meinhard Jónsveinsson Jensen.

2. Naive Idea

 

Sometimes I just walk around longing

for a place where it all makes sense

where the world is good

no despair or suffering

a perfect place

without trembling or terror

 

It’s a naive idea, I know it well

perhaps too simple for a cynical world

but excuse me, please, when I flee into

my silly dreamworld

 

Say, what if we all just chose to become

all that we dream of within,

life without constraint is

possible if we want it

where I am me

and you are you, I’m sure

 

It’s a naive idea, I know it well

perhaps too simple for a cynical world

but excuse me, please, when I flee into

my silly dreamworld

1. Silvurlín

 

Changed shape again

and became something else

that which seems

to be within me

 

Just as I thought

I knew it

it didn’t appear to

be at all

 

Hey Silvurlín

will you be mine

‘cause I’m longing so

to be yours

but you avoid me

when I pursue you

You withdraw from me

‘cause you live there

 

Where the wild flowers grow

I cannot reach you

and all is new

I cannot reach you

where every moment is an answer

I cannot reach you

unto itself

I’m locked inside here

behind five gates

torn between horses

running blind

 

Hey Silvurlín

can you be mine

‘cause I’m longing so

to be yours

but you avoid me

when I pursue you

You withdraw from me

‘cause you live there

 

Hey Silvurlín

can you be mine

cause I’m longing so

to be there

 

Where the wild flowers grow

I cannot reach you

and all is new

I cannot reach you

where every moment is an answer

I cannot reach you

unto itself

4. Longing

 

Do you hear me now

call on you

gates are here

You are right there

but you can’t hear me

You can’t hear me

 

There’s a longing within me

born in ancient times

it’s a liquid feeling

that constantly changes shape

it tempts me and judges me

simultaneously open and shy

it’s a mysterious riddle

too big for my mind

 

I travel with you now

multiple images

appear inside of us

You are right there

I cannot see you

cannot see you

 

There’s a longing within me

born in ancient times

it will not be comprehended

‘cause it’s constantly stirred up anew

it tempts me and judges me

simultaneously open and shy

it is a mysterious riddle

and you can only forgive

forgive me

3. For Love

 

Love is all that will remain

when the doors have been opened

opened up wide

and you realize that you’re dreaming

everything is still the same

and you are still right here

just as you were then

when I saw you with your gaze

 

We’re melting in the soil

and sinking into the sand

we try to catch our breath

when we are tied down

 

Love

is now

love

is You

 

It is among the corpses

which think that they are

it gives new birth to kingdoms

that they spoke of in ancient tales

 

And like clear water it runs

underneath the mirror-like ice

and it connects the drops

in the endless ocean

and we sense that we are the place

where now and future meet

and we all come from the same root

it is her that keeps us growing

 

Being without doubt

love is now

being without doubt

Love is You

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. The Refugee

 

Do you know

how not to care when you see frightened

fleeing people on the screen

drowned children

It is now, it is here

It’s like earth is at war with itself

both gods and men

fighting at once

 

You say

take it easy

what is the matter with You

You say take it easy

we’re doing fine

and their despair

is not a thing that you can fix

mind your own matters

 

Do you know

how to shrug your shoulders and turn a blind eye

let them be them

they’re living dead

there is suffering and distress

mankind seems primitive and wild

the worry within me

is there in you

 

Helplessness has

settled in my soul

and gloomy despair

is, thus, about to win

 

You say

take it easy

what is the matter with you

You say take it easy

we’re doing good

and their despair

Is not a thing that you can fix

mind your own matters

 

 

5. Dance in the Night

 

I remember a time

filled with hopes of beauty

the world lay open before me

longed to get out

to freely walk about

to know a life

without ties

just be

 

Innocence and ignorance

belonged to me

 

Drank what came my way

chained by nothing

slowly a voice began to speak

and it said

You can become

what you want

You are free

 

Tonight, it’s dark and cold

The city frightens me

it wants to eat me alive

there is no escape from this

darkness of night chases me

it drags me into its arms

 

They look just like ghosts to me

the way they gather in crowds

empty sloughs in delirium

remind me of poisonous snakes

masks that are screaming at me

I fade into darkness now

 

Dancing in the night

enjoy her fully now

until the break of dawn

dancing in the night

enjoy her fully now

right until the break of dawn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. There Is No Reason

 

The night is bright now

it’s summer

I apprehend the moment right here

sit in silence and look out the window

 

You can hear the birds at work

building their nests where you and I

saw the cars drive different ways

everything is on the move

in this world

 

There’s no need to worry now

everything is exactly how it always was

the clouds are moving and soon you too

will be a part of them

gone home

 

The eastern sky

grows red

I get up and look for a bed

and as day crawls into this world

I start my travels

in lands of dreams

 

There’s no need to worry now

everything is exactly how it always was

the clouds are moving and soon you too

will be a part of them

gone home

 

There’s no need to worry now

everything is still how it always was

the clouds are moving and soon you too

will be a part of them

gone home

 

 

 

 

7. Power

 

Do you hear the orders thundering out there now

tyrants exploit hatred without mercy

blinded slaves march loudly where you and I

whispered hopeful thoughts in the cold winter

 

And we just observe the world

as it

passes us by like a dream

it’s as if we watch it from afar

so as to

possibly find some peace of mind

 

Suited men pace and think they have found the answer now

The money machine became flesh found a home in the heart

programmed businessmen all dressed up follow them gladly

difficult to catch a glimpse of some light in this pitch darkness

 

So we just observe the world

as it

passes us by like a dream

it’s as if we watch it from afar

where we

possibly find some peace of mind