Is A Little Melancholy Too Much To Ask?

Apparently it is, when it comes to Jónsi. I’ve posted about his unfailingly happy music before, and he’s only gone and done it again.

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Nearly every single Jónsi song embeds itself in my head – the pounding, swelling, heart-wrenching, utter sheer joyousness of the thing growing, unfolding, and shining a torch into every darker, melancholic corner of my mind – and “Sticks & Stones” is pure Jónsi.

Let the change from 2:01 to 2:08, from 2:50 onwards, and the drums at 3:11 propel you out of your seat, bouncing around your room in a whirling dervish of joy and happiness.

Normal melancholy will be resumed shortly. For now, go dance.

Eyes open wide, blinded by the sun now
Orange and white, dark red, green and yellow
Rainbow colors! Do not hide, see the view!
Step aside, go through!

Against the light, too strong, blow a fuse now
Everything bright, new songs, burning shoes
The look in your eyes! Break our bones into half!
Scream and shout and do laugh!

Let yourself… go (Oh Oh Oh)
Let yourself… go (Oh Oh Oh)

Stay close to me
Count one, two and three
Up in through your sleeves
Bursting through the seams
Open your eyes and see – You see

Inn um ermar, upp hryggjarsúluna
Yfir skóg, flæðir niður brekkuna
Allt upp í loft! Ég mun aldrei gleyma!
Því ég mun aldrei!

Hleypur um, rífur, leysir flækjurnar
(Upp með rótum) með blik í augum!
Stórmerki, undur, brjótum bein í sundur!

Let yourself… go (Oh Oh Oh)
Let yourself… go (Oh Oh Oh)

Stay close to me
Count one, two and three
Up in through your sleeves
Bursting through the seams
Open your eyes and see

Stay close to me
Count one, two and three
Up in through your sleeves
Right beyond the trees
Show you how you’ll be

Stay close to me
Count one, two and three
Up in through your sleeves
Bursting through the seams
Open your eyes and see – You see

Stay close to me : Count one, two, three
Up in your sleeves : You’re right beyond trees
Stay close to me : Count one, two, three
Up in your sleeves : Burst through the seams

Open your eyes and see
You see – You see

Jonsi – Sticks & Stones

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