Travel: Walks along the Water of Leith, Edinburgh

Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur – Within Me a Lunatic Sings by Sigur Ros

The epic Icelandic band Sigur Ros is one of my all-time favourites. They have the ability to capture all of the melodic, emotional landscapes of my inner life all of the light and dark. Although a lot of their music can be considered emo or depressing to some, it still offers a welcome emotional respite, a place to contemplate the darker parts of ones own psyche.
My favourite album is Med Sud í Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust from 2008 because it has a lot of light and joy in it. My favourite song from that album is Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur or in English Within Me a Lunatic Sings. 
The reason this song is so special to me is that it recalls all of the wonderful, joyful and ecastatic moments that I’ve shared with my partner and how we have travelled all over the world together, been through hard times and good times and have lived passionately and freely, being ourselves and being together.
Have a listen and I’m sure you will be able to feel the joy in this song, it radiates out and explodes in your heart and makes you want to dance!
It brings to mind pure abandoned joy to me. Enjoy!
Great Cycle Routes of Auckland
Oh the sunrises we have seen together 

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
The Maori legend of Pania: Kaitiaki and taniwha of the reef retold in street art
Oh the places we have seen together

inside me a madman/fool sings

On silver-river
Lights the entire world and the blue eyes
Cut the starry sky
I make a wish and now close my eyes
Yes please, now a tale comes true
Oh no
At the speed of stars
Inside a heart explodes, wreckage of a plane
Down in the earth sings
I make a wish and now close my eyes
Yes please, low moving dance
Everything is forgotten for a tinytiny moment and still comes true
Open(ing) eyes
Oh no
My best friend, regardless of what happens
I swallow a tear and breath hair
Unruly, in embrace cry
When we meet
When we kiss
The lips burnt, let us hold hands
I see you awoken (masculine grammatical gender)
I see you naked (masculine grammatical gender)
Inside me a madman/fool sings
Always you wade, we run faster
Everything becomes smaller
I shout louder
I am by (unintelligible), leave
My best friend, regardless of what happens
I swallow a tear and breath hair
Unruly, in embrace cry
When we meet
When we kiss
The lips burnt, let us hold hands
I see you awoken (masculine grammatical gender)
I see you naked (masculine grammatical gender)
Inside me a madman/fool sings
Travel: A winter afternoon of contemplation in Queenstown
Oh the corners of the world we have visited together

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