Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson
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Another lyric moment: Bachelorette

Björk's third solo album Homogenic is one of my favourite records. For me, it's the point where she found her voice, and her dark vision was encapsulated in a whorl of light. All the songs are powerful, but there's one that stands head and shoulders above the rest and has to be played loud. It's the profoundly moving Bachelorette.

Bachelorette

I'm a fountain of blood
In the shape of a girl
You're the bird on the brim
Hypnotised by the Whirl

Drink me, make me feel real
Wet your beak in the stream
Game we're playing is life
Love is a two way dream

Leave me now, return tonight
Tide will show you the way
If you forget my name
You will go astray
Like a killer whale
Trapped in a bay

I'm a path of cinders
Burning under your feet
You're the one who walks me
I'm your one way street

I'm a whisper in water
Secret for you to hear
You are the one who grows distant
When I beckon you near

Leave me now, return tonight
The tide will show you the way
If you forget my name
You will go astray
Like a killer whale
Trapped in a bay

I'm a tree that grows hearts
One for each that you take
You're the intruder hand
I'm the branch that you break
Hum-yeah!

Björk, 1997
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