Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Familjen - Det snurrar i min skalle

Love it. They used images from old religious revivials to create this bewitching video.


Anonymous Lynn said...

Pretty cool and the translation is - It spins in my skull. Very interesting. I wonder what the rest of the lyrics mean.

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I just searched for the original lyrics (it's almost the same language as norwegian), without luck. But I found this translated version. Enjoy!

I….started a fire for you
and now the whole forest is on fire
Now….I know what you are going to say
and it feels just like the first time
Come….let’s show them that it’s us two
but everyone already knows
Out….you run away with me
yeah can you hear them singing

As if….everything was predetermined
as the earth revolving round the sun
Who….would have been able to take my place
he simply doesn’t exist
They….talk of something wonderful
I’m there to tell the story
Large….larger than I ever imagined
the inside of my head is spinning
*repeat verse 1*

- Onkel Steinar

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I have translated the english version back to the original language... Swedish! The difference between norwegian and swedish is about the same as American and English..... anywhooo enjoy :)

Jag...., gjorde upp en eld för dig
och nu brinner hela skogen
Nu...., Vet jag vad du kommer att säga
och det känns som första gången
Kom...., Vi visar dom att det är vi
men det visste alla redan
Ut...., springer du iväg med mig
jag hörde hur dom sjunger

Som...., att allting redan var bestämt
som att jorden går runt solen
Vem...., hade kunnat ta min plats
han finns ju bara inte
Dom...., pratar om något underbart
jag är där och kan berätta
Stort...., större än jag någonsin trott
det snurrar i min skalle
*repeat verse 1*

7:46 AM  
Blogger Shukri said...

Love the lyrics ... so innocent and free.

4:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

swedish is hard! im trying to learn the lyrics so i can sing along... its NOT working xD

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can i have a phonetic pronounciation of these lyrics please??? xD

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I have them translated into Egyptian hieroglyphics - then re-translated back to swedish? Any help appreciated...

2:15 AM  
Anonymous samuellae said...

yay...., you-de upp en eld fer day
och nu brinner hela skoogen
Nuu...., Vet yay vad du kommer att say
och det shens som fer-shta gongen
Kom....,Vi visar dom att det air vi
men det visste alla redan
Ut...., springer du ivaig med maie
yay herde hur dom whoonger

Som...., att allting redan var bestaimt
som att yorden gor runt soolen
Vem...., hade kunnat ta min plats
han finns yu bara inte
Dom...., pratar om norgot underbart
yay air dair och kan beraitta
Stort...., sterre ain ya norgonsin trott
det snurrar i min skalle

this is for the phonetic question...its not that accurate, but better than trying to read swedish for anyone who doesnt know the sounds...

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jag doesnt sound like yay, its like "yah" or "yog"
this swedish is a weird dialect too, i think
i speak norwegian and i had trouble figuring out what they were saying

-random person

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This ain't swedish :) we from Skåne (South of Sweden) call it Skånska and we're very attached to our dialect (and to our flag which is red and yellow unlike the Swedish flag, yellow and blue). Anywhoo, the person who said that "The difference between norwegian and swedish is about the same as American and English" is wrong, I mean since when does English and American have two separate alphabets ?

11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahaha takk Onkel! I think it's a bit more fun keeping it in Svenska. "Det snurrar i min skalle" rolls off the tongue a bit better than "the inside of my head is spinning".

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being from Iceland I could actually understand most of the lyrics, even though it's in strange swedish dialect, Skånska, which is strange since Iceland has the most distinct language in Scandinavia. I used to live in Norway though, and half of my family loves denmark, so there's no escaping from it, but this song is so beautiful, especially the lyrics. And it makes me want to learn the scandinavian dialects even more. This song is so awesome.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous charlie023 said...

down south in sweden we have these half danish people who we calls "Skåningar". and to make a proper translation will never be possible cus no one but themselfs know wtf they r speaking. :D

8:19 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I lived in Skåne (in Lund) for some time also, and I also think the accent is a bit weird. I´ve never heard mig pronounced "mai", but rather "may".

And good effort with the phonetic translation. There really is no English equivalent to ö and å!! Even the Swedish o is different than the English o. But once you get the hang of it, it's such a fun språk!!

4:08 AM  
Blogger Hypokeimenon said...

`the song and video are both so beautiful-- and it does sound somewhat phonetically similar to English, to the point that i might consider learning this language or dialect.

can any of you come to a consensus as to what language/dialect/nationality these words are?

the words sound beautiful to me.

this is what i love so much about the internet-- the fact that a group of people like us can come together over our shared love of something we all find beautiful, both despite and because of our language differences and different levels of understanding.

"det snurrar i min skalle" sounds so beautiful to me.

anyone care to teach me how to speak?

8:08 PM  
Blogger Verdant said...

This is a beautiful song! Thanks to everyone who helped with the translations and phoneticization :)!

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The feeling everyone gets from listening to it is universal I'm sure :]Anyone wanna share their interpretation of the song?

3:36 PM  
Blogger 1/2 said...

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2:56 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Here's what google says:
I .... started a fire for you
and now burns the whole forest
Now .... I know what you will say
and it feels like the first time
Come on .... We will show them that we are
but everyone knew that already
Out .... you run away with me
I could hear them singing

As .... as if everything was already decided
that the earth goes around the sun
Who .... could have taken my place
he's just not
They .... talk of something wonderful
I'm there and can tell
Large .... larger than I ever imagined
spinning in my head

11:55 AM  

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