Viorar Vel Til Loftarasa

Album: Agatis Byrjun (1999)

Songfacts®:

  • The title means "Good weather for air strikes." On Icelandic TV during the war in Kosovo, a weatherman ironically said: "I dag viorar vel til loftarasa" ("Today is good weather for an air strike'). Sigur Ros named the song after this. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Dane - Kaneohe, HI

Comments: 4

  • Nelson Corbal from BrazilKevin Mckinsey from Clarkston, the song is not about the boys or their struggle. The song was demoed in 98, the album released in 99 and the concept of the video was only developed in 2001. The lyrics are beautiful, but they are not about the boys - sorry to spoil your dellusion.
  • Miguel from Caracas, VenezuelaJonsi's voice is great!..There's an English translation in YouTube...It might help you understand what the lyrics mean...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34ZtT4Th9Ys
    Miguel, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Yaniv from Ta, Israelit's an amazing song. i don't really like the effect on the vocals though
  • Kevin Mckinsey from Clarkston, MiThe music video for this (which is also amazing but VERY depressing, look it up) is about 2 gay boys in a very religious community that decide to come out one day. The song if you can find a good translation (suprisingly its hard to find an Icelandic to English translation [sarcasm]) is all about their strugle and how someday they will be together. This is personally one of my favorite songs, even if i can't understand a word hes saying. The meaning of the song is so much more then the words, and i love it.
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