Songs that touch you, move you.

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Postby Egein » 2007-09-20, 6:17

One of the songs that makes me stiff from enjoyment is called Vísur Vatnsenda Rósu (The poems of Rósa from Vatnsendi, which happens to mean the end of the lake, which if I remember correctly, is the lake from which Elliðaá sprouts, or into which it runs. I went to Vatnsendi). It's so strong and Icelandic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jc_QMgh ... ed&search=

Augun þín og augun mín - My eyes and your eyes
Ó þeir fögru steinar - Oh these beautiful stones
Mitt var þitt og þitt var mitt - Mine was yours and yours was mine
Þú veist hvað ég meina - You know what I mean

Langt er síðan sá ég hann - (Long it has been since I saw him)
Sannlega fríður var hann - Truly fair he was
Allt sem prýða má einn mann - Everything which can make one beautiful
Mest af lýðum bar hann - Most of the people bore him
Þig ég trega manna mest - You're the one I want the most
Mætt af táraflóði - (I always understood this as something like 'the power of a flod of tears')
Að við hefðum aldrei sést - Oh, that we would have never seen eachother
Elsku vinurinn góði - Dearest of friend


My favorite song ever ever:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4Qe5K7UV_0

And then, somehow, this little video moves me everytime, a lot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-py-lSA96Nc

And Glósóli has made me cry more than once - but only with the video. It makes me regret not having been an Icelandic child, which is really something I regret.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okLCurB1 ... ed&search=

So as you can see, mostly Icelandic things..

They are so strong that it moves me, it makes me strong.

Oh, although it's not a song, this video is sure to touch the hell out of me everytime:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZYIfUdIyfs

Watch this one. It's breathtaking!
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Postby Alejo » 2007-09-20, 10:35

Since we are talking about Icelandic music, I find Sæglópur by Sigur Rós to be very pleasant to listen to. In using Vonlenska, they exoress emotions so fluently.

-Alex

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Postby Lada » 2007-09-20, 16:49

I'd like to ask, does lyrics play any role for you? What touches you more - words or melody?

Actually there'are some melodies which I can listen to forever, like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYJzcUvS_NU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DSzGQVTTRs

About lyrics, it plays a great role for me, so too many songs are amongst of my favourites, but they are all in Russian, probably because it's just native language....

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Postby Śrāmaṇera » 2007-09-20, 17:27

Alejo wrote:Since we are talking about Icelandic music, I find Sæglópur by Sigur Rós to be very pleasant to listen to. In using Vonlenska, they exoress emotions so fluently.

-Alex


I don´t think the lyrics of "Sæglopur" are in vonlenska... I checked them once on the official website and apparently it´s in Icelandic, though the words they used are not very common.

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Postby Alejo » 2007-09-20, 20:52

Ah you are right Nolan I forgot!

That song is in Icelandic!

>_>

I sadly can't distinguish between Islenska and Vonlenska >_<

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Postby skye » 2007-09-20, 21:04

I know music made me cry sometimes, I just remember anything now.

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Postby Emandir » 2007-09-20, 21:17

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Postby an.cat.dubh » 2007-09-20, 21:21

Unchained Melody - in any possible version.

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Postby Emandir » 2007-09-20, 21:28

an.cat.dubh wrote:Unchained Melody - in any possible version.

Sure, the same for Can't Take My Eyes Off You: the song counts, not the singer! ;)
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Postby an.cat.dubh » 2007-09-20, 21:54

The song and its associations :wink: .

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Postby hanumizzle » 2007-09-20, 22:33

I believe 'Disease Called Man' by Origin is a very inspirational song.
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Postby Emandir » 2007-09-21, 1:03

hanumizzle wrote:I believe 'Disease Called Man' by Origin is a very inspirational song.

Pity nobody knows it but you! :P
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Postby Sisyphe » 2007-09-21, 2:36

http://.youtube.com/watch?v=DvuKxL4LOqc

Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen...from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart...this was the best soprano on youtube...but still just ok (that high f is really sharp :?...almst sounds like a g)...imho...This aria really moves me, especially when I'm totally pissed off...this might have to do with the fact that Die Zauberflöte was my first opera though. :D
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Postby Egein » 2007-09-21, 4:28

Alejo wrote:Since we are talking about Icelandic music, I find Sæglópur by Sigur Rós to be very pleasant to listen to. In using Íslensku, they exoress emotions so fluently.

-Alex


Þú, þú ert refur
Þú hefur á loft
sæglópur
á lífi
kom yfir
sæglópur
á lífi
kom yfir
það kemur kafari
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Postby Hoogstwaarschijnlijk » 2007-09-21, 8:09

Songs that make me cry:
Het Goede Doel: Alles geprobeerd
Tori Amos: Me and a Gun

Both because of text and memories, but of course music is important too.
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Postby JaneFairfax » 2007-09-21, 9:35

Here’s a classic: “Blowin’ in the Wind” by Bob Dylan.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cF9xwzV7nWU

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Postby skye » 2007-09-21, 9:55

an.cat.dubh wrote:Unchained Melody - in any possible version.


I really liked Unchained Melody as a child, but I don't think it made me cry. I couldn't understand the lyrics then anyway.

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Postby Strigo » 2007-09-21, 12:19

skye wrote:
an.cat.dubh wrote:Unchained Melody - in any possible version.


I really liked Unchained Melody as a child, but I don't think it made me cry. I couldn't understand the lyrics then anyway.


Lol, my mom hates that song because it reminds her my dad's ex girlfriend when they were teenagers. :lol:

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Postby hanumizzle » 2007-09-21, 13:55

I find (One) Always Hardcore an inspirational song.
Oleksij wrote:i wouldn't believe she's a psychiatrist in a million years
more like a psycho
but then...
all psychiatrists are psychoes




You'd better not pout, you'd better not cry

You'd better not shout, I'm telling you why

Santa Claus is dead

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Postby Śrāmaṇera » 2007-09-21, 17:02

Egein wrote:
Alejo wrote:Since we are talking about Icelandic music, I find Sæglópur by Sigur Rós to be very pleasant to listen to. In using Íslenska, they exoress emotions so fluently.

-Alex


Þú, þú ert refur
Þú hefur á loft
sæglópur
á lífi
kom yfir
sæglópur
á lífi
kom yfir
það kemur kafari


If you include the word in a sentence in English, I don´t understand why you use the accusative form. If the whole stuff was in Icelandic, I would understand but here... ?


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