In Svefn-g-englar by Sigur Rós, what is "Tjú"?

  • For years I've been a fan of the song from their second album, Ágætis byrjun. When I look for the English translation, everything is translated, except for the "chorus":

    I'm back

    Inside of you

    It's so nice to be here

    It's just a quick stop

    I fly around in underwater

    On hotel connected to Electrical Tables and feeds

    tju tju

    But what is tju? Google Translate just gives me the same word back. I assume it's a vocalisation, like "Ooooh", or maybe a "yeaaah", but it could be an Icelandic term, like "oi" is to some English speakers (Australia, Britain etc.)

    Any clues?

  • Angst

    Angst Correct answer

    6 years ago

    Well, this website blog states that the writer asked about this word and found that it is "a sound that Icelanders make to comfort babies."

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