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Shared October 6, 2016

Music video for ‘Raido’. Directed by Tuukka Koski, Koski Syväri. English and original lyrics below:

Dark clouds drift within
The longing lures
pulls my mind
Will you carry me?
I want to go

Fair foal, I bid you
Sacks rich with gold of the fields
Fare swiftly on flying hoofs
Carry me, and I promise you
Ride out
Raido

The storm is stilled, the mind it flies
The drum of hoofs lay the beat
The heart, it follows, two are one
Sets me loose with speedy feet
Riding
Raido

Wild I rode and ran
Fair foal I spent
The ride is for the horse the worse
Pleasant and swift for the sitting
Raido
Raido

If I ride you
I ride more
As one is two,
where knots are tied
In bonds are bound
the whole world
If I bond you
I can journey

If you carry me
You carry more
As one is two
where chains are forged
In bonds are bound
the whole world
If you bond me
You can journey

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Svarte skyar rir i meg
Lengten lokkar, hugen dreg
Ber du meg?
Vil i veg

Fager fole byr eg deg
Sekkar aud tå åkergull
Fara svint med flyg-før hov
Ber du meg, eg lovar deg
Ri ut
Raido

Stormen stilnar, hugen fer
Hovslagtromma takten slær
Hjartet fylgjer, tveim blir ein
Rir meg fri med raske bein
Ridande
Raido

Vilt eg rei og rende
Fager fole sprengde
Reiden er for drøsul verst
Sælt og snar for sitjande
Raido
Raido

Rir eg deg
Så rir eg meir
For ein er to
Der knutar knytast
I byrd er bunde
Heile verda
Om eg bind deg
Kan eg ferde

Ber du meg
Så ber du meir
Når to vert ein
Der lenkjer smiast
I byrd er bunde
Heile verda
Om du bind meg
Kan du ferde

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Nixxiom

A breakdown of thought on this video:

First and foremost, Raido is a rune that means to travel, it represents adventure, overcoming a great challenge, and it also is a rune that means "riding" or "to ride." In the beginning Einar is tied to two trees, deep within a forest, and we have a repeating rhythm. We also see that his back is turned to a horse, who eagerly walks behind him, also bound to a tree. I take stagnation from these metaphors: An individual who is rooted in place, cannot move, or make progress, and has willingly turned his/her back, or has been forced to turn their back on opportunity. However, as we see with the video, Einar manages to free himself and is shown wandering in the forest with the horse as his companion.
Note two things: A forest has always been a poetic symbol of the unknown and thus Einar is traveling a new path that is foreign to him, and thus he's vulnerable and uncertain; him not wearing shoes adds to the 'vulnerable' metaphor. Second, notice that Einar is NOT riding the horse in the beginning, but is riding it later in the music video. When he starts to ride the horse this represents him getting control of his journey, and then you even get to a point where he's riding the horse full gallop, representing a complete control and a complete freedom in his life.
What starts as him wandering in a forests becomes him traveling over streams, past mighty stones covered in moss (a symbol for time), through fields, past lakes, over mountains, and so forth. In the end however, Einar and his companion reach the ocean and he releases him, setting him free and saying goodbye. As a final note, you also have fire as a metaphor in this music video. You see Einar and Lindy-Fay singing over the flames and its casting light, which I take to represent the power of the rune itself, and its deeper meaning. In the end of the music video, one of the final shots is Einar closing his eyes to the fire, and then it cuts to the horse walking away. I take this as a metaphor for an end to the journey; his own death, or perhaps simply overcoming the challenge that he faced. I can also reaffirm this from how the camera is on the surface of the water then, constantly shifting in and out of focus as the water passes in front of it. This represents a new journey about to begin; a new unknown to face.

These were my thoughts after just watching the music video one time, so I'm sure I missed something. Awesome video though, Wardruna! Powerful as always.

3 years ago | [YT] | 3,207

Иван Будков

Scandinavians, germans,live long friends, respect from Russia

2 years ago (edited) | [YT] | 613

Ed the alpine dude

my beard just grew 5 inches wtf

3 years ago | [YT] | 491

adrijana gambino

Mom thinks i'm doing weird rituals in my room when i'm listening to Wardruna xD

3 years ago | [YT] | 44

MrElphoran

This song remind me a bad feeling, the feeling to be born at the wrong period. Pleasure come from simple thing, we forget our origins, and we are all focus on superficial thing today. Thanks Wardruna for these 5 minutes of lucidity. Greetings from France.

2 years ago | [YT] | 175

naseilis

There's one problem with Wardruna's songs: no matter how long they are, they're always too short.

3 years ago | [YT] | 482

LEDFLOYD

Who needs drugs when you have WARDRUNA !!

3 years ago | [YT] | 482

Miselain

Wardruna is more spiritual to me than any other music that I've ever listened to. I can't figure out why, but it's incredibly amazing.

2 years ago | [YT] | 57

Megan Axelía Carrington-Ráðvarðurdóttir

We must protect and preserve our identity.

1 day ago | [YT] | 1

Tp The Golden

LYRICS - Svarte skyar rir i meg
Lengten lokkar, hugen dreg
Ber du meg?
Vil i veg

Fager fole byr eg deg
Sekkar aud tå åkergull
Fara svint med flyg-før hov
Ber du meg, eg lovar deg
Ri ut

Raido

Stormen stilnar, hugen fer
Hovslagtromma takten slær
Hjartet fylgjer, tveim blir ein
Rir meg fri med raske bein
Ridande

Raido

Vilt eg rei og rende
Fager fole sprengde
Reiden er for drøsul verst
Sælt og snar for sitjande

Raido

Rir eg deg
Så rir eg meir
For ein er to
Der knutar knytast
I byrd er bunde
Heile verda
Om eg bind deg
Kan eg ferde
Ber du meg
Så ber du meir
Når to vert ein
Der lenkjer smiast
I byrd er bunde
Heile verda
Om du bind meg
Kan du ferde

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 91

Burak

This song touched my soul.

3 years ago | [YT] | 1,711

fibreoptik

She finally passed at 5am today. I was in the shower at the time. I suddenly folded in half around 5:20. This is no joke. I physically and emotionally felt her departing for Valhalla. 😢

RIP Mamma Fiskvik ❤️

9 months ago | [YT] | 18

Pance Mancev

Wardruna, Percival and Eluveitie. Norse, Slavic and Celtic. Pagans united ! Love and culture !

2 years ago | [YT] | 109

CanadianQueen

This helps a lot with my anxiety

2 years ago | [YT] | 49

Natalie Scabbia

All my life, since I was a teenager, I knew I was born in totally wrong country and most importantly, in a totally wrong century and this feeling never leaves me. Oh, how naive I was thinking it would pass with time.. Every time I listen to music like this or watch a similar video, it only makes me realize how right I am. I thank gods (and the show Vikings) that I discovered this band, it was like a breath of fresh air I needed so much. Their songs take me to places, times and situations I can only dream of, connects my mind and soul with nature and something primal within my inner self. Much love and respect to Wardruna, if only they knew how much their music helps people like me.

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 745

Iiro väkivalta

Your pagan neighbour Finland Wants to give a lot of respect to this masterpiece!

7 months ago | [YT] | 23

Nattfoddone

Слушая эту композицию веришь, что привычных забот нет. Что жизнь в природе. Благодарю!

2 years ago | [YT] | 10

Marko Kovandzic

En utrolig kultur! Serien ,, Vikings'' Jeg lærte mye i din kultur, men musikken er fantastisk!
Hilsen fra Serbia!

2 years ago | [YT] | 9

data spell

Proud to be Norwegian :)

2 years ago | [YT] | 18

Harley Braddock

Wow this is the most glorious music I have ever listened to, For the past 12 years I have been searching for something to calm my bipolar and for the first time I feel free and open, I listen to the musicians and it's so calming and I feel like I can see into the past and almost feel the grasp of old times, I now hold a high spirit and I could never thank you enough Wardruna, I hope I could make it to see you guys live one day, I'm Harley from Australia and I thank you and hope the gods keep you in their hands and provide a plentiful future for you all. You have helped me, I'm in your debt

2 years ago | [YT] | 15