A wonderful animated short/music video of Svavar Knútur’s song Brot (the breaking) made by Nanja Heid and Jörg Zysik of Trickfilm in Bremen.

It’s so beautiful when your friends just show up and make a crazy beautiful stop motion video of your song. Thank you guys!

Lyrics:
Brot

Engir stormar í nótt hafa að mér sótt
Aldrei þessu vant

Ég hef gengið á skjön, allt mitt líf og plön
lenda upp á kant.

Og þó ég geti stundum reynt, að sigla í lífinu beint
Sækir óreiðan að.

Fyllir hugann af hríð heimsins harða tíð
Finn engan felustað.

Fæ ég í dag kannski stundarfrið?
Finn ég á þessum stað tímabundin grið, Eitt andartak.

Ég hef hrakist um haf, sokkið á bólakaf
Siglt hjarta mínu í strand

Komist aftur á flot, fengið á sálina brot
ekki ratað í land.

Og þó að stundum virðist ró, illa gengur þó
Að lægja öldurnar.

Samt þá tilhugsun tel, að tímans stytti upp él,
mér til lífsbjargar.

Fæ ég í dag kannski stundarfrið
Finn ég á þessum stað tímabundin grið, Eitt andartak…

Fæ ég í dag kannski stundarfrið?
Finn ég á þessum stað tímabundin grið?
Gæti ég í smá stund, verið eins og þið?
Eitt andartak, eitt andartak,
Eitt andartak.

English translation:
No storms have tormented me this night
for a change.

I have walked a crooked path, all my life and plans
lie askew.

And even if I can sometimes try, to sail straight in this life
chaos draws near.

Fills my mind with a blizzard, the hard time of this world
find no place to hide.

Will I today get maybe a short peace?
Will I find in this place temporary sanctuary, just for a moment?

I have sailed around the sea, sunk below the waves,
crashed my heart on cliffs.

Got back afloat, the waves broke on my soul,
I could not find my way to land.

And even if sometimes it seems quiet, it goes not easily,
calming the waves.

Still, the thought that time’s hail will ease
I count to my life’s salvation.

Will I today get maybe a short peace?
Will I find in this place temporary sanctuary, just for a moment?
Could I just for a spell, be like you?
Just for a moment.

www.trickfilm-nanjaheid.de

www.svavarknutur.com

Listen to the album at :
https://open.spotify.com/album/3ymFPl…

spotify:album:3ymFPlvDlXeyoWueJqkz2w

or http://svavarknutur.bandcamp.com

You can also order a copy of the album on CD or Vinyl at www.svavarknutur.com/store

I hope you like this beautiful hybrid of an animated short and a music video. I’m happy it exists.

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