30 day song challenge: day 4

30 day song challenge: day 4 – a song that makes me sad:

glósóli – sigur rós

one of my favorite films of all time said it best when the protagonist said, “i have no idea to this day what those two italian ladies were singing about.  truth is, i don’t want to know.  some things are best left unsaid.  i’d like to think they were signing about something so beautiful, it can’t be expressed in words, and makes your heart ache because of it.” – red (narrating) the shawshank redemption

while sigur rós is four men instead of two ladies, it remains similar in that i have no idea what they were signing about when they recorded this song.  (i once looked up a translation of one of their songs and was disappointed – i liked my interpretation of it better).

for me, this song is about losing something so precious to you and lamenting the loss in song.  i personally feel like the lead singer is tearing his heart out during this song, allowing the emotions that he’s feeling to be known by the world (or at least those who care to know).

i know that this song probably has nothing to do with sadness (or maybe it does), but that’s what it reminds me of.  in the end, however, i’m reminded that all things happen for a reason (even if i may never learn what that reason was).

i should also add in closing that seeing them perform live was perhaps the best concert i’ve ever seen.  take the time to discover their stuff (if you haven’t already).  you’ll thank me later.


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