Bláfjall (English translation)

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English translation

Black Mountain

Never saw death coming in your eyes
Never saw anything but death, reflected on me
It holds tight to me and don't let me go
It keeps on
 
I never saw it born in you
Never saw it prowling to me
It crawled to me like a scentless gas
It crawled...
 
Oh, since I'm terrified
Oh, since I'm rash
Oh, since I'm tormented
Awe takes charge
 
Oh, since I became a man
Oh, since courage grew in me
I've pierced through the fear
I've silenced death's call
 
Never found sickness in you
Never found a lack of spirit in you
I'm crazy, driving on the gravel out into the emptiness
 
Never saw death coming in your eyes
Never saw anything but death, reflected on me
It's beautiful to me, it mocks me
Oh, so crafty
 
I dreamed so often of rising from the rust
In the fjord I beheld anew
By the root of the mountains, and by the cure of the glacier
And woke a second time
 
Never saw death coming in your eyes
Never saw anything but death, reflected on me
It holds tight to me and don't let me go
It keeps on
 
Submitted by svakalegt on Mon, 30/07/2018 - 19:05
Added in reply to request by florquinn
Author's comments:

Bláfjall is about Aðalbjörn Tryggvason's hometown of Ísafjörður.

From a Noisey interview:

"Black Mountain," he translates. "That's about growing up in a town [where] you despise this place, you hate everything that it stands for and everyone in it. You think it was the worst thing that happened to you, that everybody treated you badly and you were the only victim in this town. You leave this apocalyptic home and something on your journey occurs that becomes an awakening or spiritual journey. You decide you're gonna go back to the town that you fucking hated and you realize it's the most beautiful, peaceful thing on the planet."

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/bmenjd/solstafirs-berdreyminn-expo...

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