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Near Light
Ólafur Arnalds Lyrics


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badmusic713

This song came to me after my brothers death. He had a blog where he occasionally posted a few songs by Olafur (that would eventually become part of his funeral soundtrack)... about a week after my brothers suicide, this video had replaced another video on his blog, without explanation. It was a song I hadn’t heard before and to this day I don’t understand how it appeared. I honestly think this was his way of reaching out to give us some peace...

Paiakhlainbor Wahlang

💖💖💖💖

Doğancan Hüdaverdi

sorry for your lost . if your brother's blog still exist would you like to share with us ?

Sunny 2

God moves in mysterious ways my friend.. music is one. I’m so very sorry for your loss and I thank you for sharing your beautiful story..💗

sarki pratik

I feel sorry my man May RIP your brother

Jamie

@Ricky Grewal Beautiful, thank you

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PianoHaiku

According to Lam Ho Tak, the creator of this video, Soeng (the name of the train station in the end) is the Cantonese reading of 想 - to think, dream, believe and wish. Going to Soeng means heading to your dreams, in his own words.
The song was already beautiful on its own, but combined with this video it's just pure art. I love how such a powerful message is presented simply without saying a word, that's the real beauty of art, in my opinion.

gail *

@Always BeGrateful - I am listening to those four tracks you had on your account, and remembering when I first heard them, when I wondered about the person who would place these as an example of beautiful arrangements and wonderful experience of letting our minds be taken by the senses, to wherever they may lead... I got lost in wondering about you, your courage and your kindness. 💚♾

Jessie Levasheff

Yes, but also, the word soeng means "so close" in german. I think they may mean he is close to letting go, or being free, because the number 357 indicates that you need to let go of your self-defeating attitude and have confidence in what you can do. I think they song may be saying that the average human is so caught up in their own flaws, that they aren't letting go. I believe that when the man missed the train, which represents the way to freedom, he felt defeated, but eventually got on a new train. After he got off of the metaphorical train, he saw the light and beauty, therefore he was "Near Light". I like how much emotion Mr. Arnalds portrayed in this song without using lyrics, and I love dancing to it. Beautiful music video!

Françoise Isabel

Oui,c’est aussi mon opinion. Thank you very much !

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