Selma Songs hoort bij de film ‘Dancer in the Dark’ van Lars Von Trier. Björk speelt hierin Selma, die uiteindelijk blind zal worden, maar dit probeert te voorkomen voor haar zoon. Het nummer ‘I’ve seen it all’ werd genomineerd voor een Academy Award en uitgevoerd tijdens de uitreiking van de Oscars in 2001. Op het Filmfestival van Cannes in 2000 ontving de film een Palme d’Or en werd Björk tot Beste Actrice uitgeroepen.

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Playlist


Björk's CD Selma Songs

01 Ouverture
02 Cvalda
03 I’ve Seen It All
04 Scatterheart
05 In The Musicals
06 107 Steps
07 New World

01 Ouverture


Instrumentaal

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02 Cvalda


Clatter, crash, clack!
Racket, bang, thump!
Rattle, clang, crack, thud, whack, bam!

It’s music! – Now dance!

Listen, Cvalda
You’re the dancer
You’ve got the sparkle in your eyes
Look at me, entrancer!

Clatter, crash, clack…

The clatter-machines
They greet you and say:
“We tap out a rhythm and sweep you away!”

A clatter-machine
What a magical sound
A room full of noises
That spins you around…

Darling Selma
Look who’s dancing
Faster than a shooting star!
Cvalda’s here!
Cvalda sings…

Clatter, crash, clack…

The clatter-machines
They greet you, and say:
“We tap out a rhythm and sweep you away!”

A clatter-machine!
What a magical sound!
A room full of noises
That spins us around
It spins us around
It spins us around
It spins us around…

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03 I’ve Seen It All


I’ve seen it all, I have seen the trees,
I’ve seen the willow leaves dancing in the breeze
I’ve seen a friend killed by a friend,
And lives that were over before they were spent.
I’ve seen what I was – I know what I’ll be
I’ve seen it all – there is no more to see!

You haven’t seen elephants, kings or Peru!
I’m happy to say I had better to do
What about China? Have you seen the Great Wall?
All walls are great, if the roof doesn’t fall!

And the man you will marry?
The home you will share?
To be honest, I really don’t care…

You’ve never been to Niagara Falls?
I have seen water, its water, that’s all…
The Eiffel Tower, the Empire State?
My pulse was as high on my very first date!
Your grandson’s hand as he plays with your hair?
To be honest, I really don’t care…

I’ve seen it all, I’ve seen the dark
I’ve seen the brightness in one little spark.
I’ve seen what I chose and I’ve seen what I need,
And that is enough, to want more would be greed.
I’ve seen what I was and I know what I’ll be
I’ve seen it all – there is no more to see!

You’ve seen it all and all you have seen
You can always review on your own little screen
The light and the dark, the big and the small
Just keep in mind – you need no more at all
You’ve seen what you were and know what you’ll be
You’ve seen it all – there is no more to see!

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04 Scatterheart


Black night is falling
The sun is gone to bed
The innocent are dreaming
As you should, sleepy-head
Sleepy-head, sleepy-head:

All the love above
I send into you
Comfort and protection
I’ll watch over you

But don’t ask me
What’s gonna happen next
I know the future
I’d love to lead you the way
Just to make it easier on you

You are gonna have to find out for yourself

My

Dearest

Scatterheart

There is comfort
Right in the eye
Of the hurricane
Just to make it easier on you

You are gonna have to find out for yourself

All the hurt in the world
You know
There’s nothing I’d love to do more
Than spare you from that burden
It’s gonna be hard

If I only could
Shelter you
From that pain
Just to make it easier on you

You are gonna have to find out for yourself

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05 In The Musicals


Why do I love it so much?
What kind of magic is this?
How come I can’t help adore it?
It’s just another musical

No one minds it at all
If I’m having a ball
This is a musical

And there’s always someone
To catch me
There’s always someone to catch me
There’s always someone to catch me
There’s always someone to catch me
When you fall

Why do I love you so much?
What kind of magic is this?
How come I can’t help adore you?
You were in a musical.

I don’t mind it at all
If I’m having a ball
This is a musical!

And you were always there
To catch me
You were always there to catch me
You were always there to catch me
You were always there to catch me
When I fall…

I don’t mind it at all
If you’re having a ball
This is a musical!

And I will always be there to catch you
I’ll always be there to catch you
I’ll always be there to catch you
I’ll always be there to catch you
I’ll always be there to catch you
You were always there to catch me
And there’s always someone
To catch me
You will always be there to catch me
You were always there to catch me

When I’d fall…

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06 107 Steps


31, 35, 38, 42…
48, 51, 54, 58…

64…. 68, 69…. 75…
79, 83, 86, 89…. 93…
one hundred steps

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07 New World


Train-whistles, a sweet clementine
Blueberries, dancers in line
Cobwebs, a bakery sign

Ooooh – a sweet clementine
Ooooh – dancers in line
Ooooh …

If living is seeing
I’m holding my breath
In wonder – I wonder
What happens next?
A new world, a new day to see

I’m softly walking on air
Halfway to heaven from here
Sunlight unfolds in my hair

Ooooh – I’m walking on air
Ooooh – to heaven from here
Ooooh …

If living is seeing
I’m holding my breath
In wonder – I wonder
What happens next?
A new world, a new day to see

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