36 (Well, 3) Views of Go Do

Like everyone, I’ve been busy lately. So busy I’ve neglected posting much around here, and (worse) so busy I didn’t realize Jónsi, the lead singer of Sigur Rós, has a new solo album out.

A new, awesome solo album.

It’s called go, and if you’re a Sigur Rós fan, I think you’re really going to like it. One neat thing about it, at least for this English-speaking fan, is that Jónsi is mostly singing lyrics I can understand without benefit of translation.

The first single is “Go Do,” and I can’t decide which of the various videos floating around I like best, so I’m going to inflict all of them on you:

First up, the official video by Arni & Kinski:

Go Do from Arni & Kinski on Vimeo.

Here’s the song performed as a duet with Nico Muhly:

‘go do’ from Jónsi on Vimeo.

Finally, here’s the song performed with the band on Craig Ferguson:

jónsi – go do (live on late late show with craig ferguson) from Jónsi on Vimeo.

Lyrics:

(Go : Go : Go : Kitty : Kitty : Kitty)

Go sing, too loud
Make your voice break- Sing it out
Go scream, do shout
Make an earthquake…

You wish fire would die and turn colder
You wish young eyes could see you grow older
We should always know that we can do anything

Go drum, too proud
Make your hands ache – Play it out
Go march through crowds
Make your day break…

You wish silence released noisy drummers
You wish white noise surrendered to summers
We should always know that we can do everything

Go do, you’ll know how to
Just let yourself, fall into landslide

Go do, you’ll know how to
Just let yourself, give into flood tide

Go do!

Tie strings to clouds
Make your own lake – Let it flow
Throw seeds to sprout
Make your own break – Let them grow

Let them grow (Endless summers)
Let them grow (Endless summers)

(Go do endless summers)

You wish surprise would never stop wonders
You wish sunrise would never fall under

You wish surprise would never stop wonders
You wish sunrise would never fall under
We should always know that we can do anything

Go do!

Concentrated spiritual uplift to brighten your day. :-)

4 Responses to “36 (Well, 3) Views of Go Do”

  1. knarlyknight Says:

    WTF? who’s country is it if it’s not yours?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2VuaGXOlJ0

  2. shcb Says:

    that boy needs a big ole cowboy hat and a gig in Dallas.

  3. knarlyknight Says:

    The U.S. Geological Survey estimated yesterday that between 12,000 and 25,000 barrels of oil a day have been gushing from ruptured pipes 1.6 kilometres below the surface of the Gulf.

    The revised estimate shattered BP’s long-standing claim that 5,000 barrels a day were spewing from the deepwater well, prompting Obama to question whether the company was deliberately providing false information to protect their financial interests.

    Shucks shcb, its starting to sound like a bit more oil than would fill an olympic sized swimming pool, eh?
    Never been to the Florida Keys but my parents were there in the 60′s and brought back some abalone shells almost the size of basketballs. I like them a lot. Let me know when I can go down there and pick up some more of those. sigh.

  4. shcb Says:

    BP was basing its estimates on NOAA estimates, so I guess we have dueling governmental agencies.

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