The Life Aquatic

If you saw “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” you’ll recognize this song. Heck, maybe even if you didn’t.

The band is Icelandic. The title of the song means “staring elf.” Seriously. There’s a rough translation of the lyrics here. Basically the song is about going to bed at night, when “a little elf stares at me,” and then waking up the next day, and finding “still there is something missing.”

“Starálfur,” by Sigur Rós: