De eerste single “Earth Intruders”, geïnspireerd op de Tsunami-ramp en een nachtmerrie die Björk had tijdens een vlucht bij het bezoeken van de plaats van de ramp, verscheen digitaal op 9 april 2007.
Dit album is uitgekomen in 2007.

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Playlist


Björk
01 Earth Intruders
02 Wanderlust
03 Dull Flame Of Desire
04 Innocence
05 I See Who You Are
06 Vertebrae by Vertebrae
07 Pneumonia
08 Hope
09 Declare Independence
10 My Juvenile

01 Earth Intruders


we are the earth intruders
we are the earth intruders
muddy with twigs and branches

turmoil! carnage!

here come the earth intruders
we are the paratroopers
stampede of sharpshooters
come straight from voodoo

with our feet thumping
with our feet marching
grinding skeptics into the soil

shower of goodness
coming to end the doubt pouring over
shower of goodness coming to end

we are the earth intruders
we are the sharp shooters
flock of parashooters
necessary voodoo

I have guided my bones
through some voltage
and loved them still
and loved them too

metallic carnage!
feriocity!
feel the speed!

we are the earth intruders
we are the sharp shooters
flock of parashooters
necessary voodoo

there is turmoil out there
carnage! rambling!
what is to do but dig
dig bones out of earth

mudgraves! timber!
morbid trenches!

here come the earth intruders
stampede of resistance
we are the canoneers
necessary voodoo

and the beast
with many heads
and arms rolling
steamroller!

we are the earth intruders
we are the earth intruders
muddy with twigs and branches

(forgive this tribe)

we are the earth intruders
we are the earth intruders
muddy with twigs and branches

we are the earth intruders
muddy with twigs and branches
we are the earth intruders

we are the earth intruders
muddy with twigs and branches
marching

we are the earth intruders
muddy with twigs and branches
marching

march

march

march

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02 Wanderlust


I am leaving this harbour
giving urban a farewell
its habitants seem too keen on God
I cannot stomach their rights and wrong

I have lost my origin
and I don’t want to find it again
rather sailing into nature’s laws
and be held by ocean’s paws

wanderlust!
relentlessly craving wanderlust
peel off the layers
until you get to the core

did I imagine it would be like this
was it something like this I wished for
or will I want more?

lust for comfort
suffocates the soul
this relentless
restlessness
liberates me
sets me free

I feel at home whenever
the unknown surrounds me
I receive its embrace
aboard my floating house

wanderlust!
relentlessly craving wanderlust
peel off the layers
until you get to the core

did I imagine it would be like this
was it something like this I wished for
or will I want more?

wanderlust!
from island to island
wanderlust!
united in movement
wonderful!
I enjoy it with you

wanderlust!
wanderlust!
can you spot a pattern?

relentlessly restless
restless relentlessly
restless relentlessly

can you spot a pattern?

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03 Dull Flame of Desire


I love your eyes, my dear
their splendid, sparkling fire
when suddenly you raise them so
to cast a swift embracing glance

like lightning flashing in the sky
but there’s a charm that is greater still:
when my love’s eyes are lowered
when all is fired by passions kiss

and through the downcast lashes
I see the dull flame of desire
and through the downcast lashes
I see the dull flame of desire

I love your eyes, my dear
their splendid, sparkling fire
when suddenly you raise them so
to cast a swift embracing glance

like lightning flashing in the sky
but there’s a charm that is greater still:
when my love’s eyes are lowered
when all is fired by passions kiss

and through the downcast lashes
I see the dull flame of desire
and through the downcast lashes
I see the dull flame of desire

dull flame
i see the full flame of desire
i see the dull flame
i see the full flame

I love your eyes, my dear
their splendid, sparkling fire
when suddenly you raise them so
to cast a swift embracing glance

like lightning flashing in the sky
but there’s a charm that is greater still:
when my love’s eyes are lowered
when all is fired by passions kiss

and through the downcast lashes
I see the dull flame of desire
through the downcast lashes
I see the dull flame of desire

dull flame
i see the full flame of
i see the dull flame
i see the full flame

I love your eyes, my dear
their splendid, sparkling fire
when suddenly you raise them so
to cast a swift embracing glance

like lightning flashing in the sky
but there’s a charm that is greater still:
when my love’s eyes are lowered
when all is fired by passions kiss

through the downcast lashes
I see the dull flame of desire
and through the downcast lashes
I see the dull flame of desire

and through the
downcast lashes
I see the
dull flame
of
desire

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04 Innocence


I once had no fears
none at all
and then when
I had some

to my surprise
I grew to like both
scared or brave
without them

the thrill of fear
thought I’d never admit it
the thrill of fear
now greatly enjoyed with courage

when I once was
untouchable
innocence roared
still amazes

when I once was
innocent
it’s still here
but in different places

neurosis
only
attaches
itself to
fertile
ground
where it can flourish

the thrill of fear
thought I’d never admit it
the thrill of fear
now greatly enjoyed with courage

when I once was
fearless
innocence roared
still amazes

untouchable
innocence
it’s still here
but in different places

fear is a powerful drug
overcome it and
you think that you can do
anything!

should I
save myself
for later
or generously give?

fear of
losing
energy
is draining

it locks up your chest
shuts down the heart
miserly
and stingy
let’s open up : share!

when I once was
fearless
innocence roared
still amazes

untouchable
innocence
it’s still here
but in different places

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05 I See Who You Are


I see who you are
behind the skin and the muscles
I see who you are
and when you’ll get older later

I will see the same girl
the same soul
lioness, fireheart
passionate lover

and afterwards
later this century
when you and I have
become corpses

let’s celebrate now
all this flesh on our bones
let me push you
up against me
tightly
and enjoy every bit of you

la la la-la la la…

let’s celebrate now
all this flesh on our bones
let me push you
up against me
tightly

let’s celebrate now
all this flesh on our bones
and enjoy every bit of you

la la la-la la la…

I see who you are

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06 Vertebrae by Vertebrae


up-on-the-toe
there is a view
up-on-the-toe
and the spine
straight and erect
hungry and curious
up-on-the-toe
looking forward to

…the air is thinner here…

she came here to lose face
got down on her knees
the beast is back
on 4 legs
set her clock to the moon
raises her spine

vertebrae by vertebrae

up-on-the-toe
looking…

I have been filled with
steam for months, for years
same old cloud
claustrophobic in me

let it burst
like old train sounds
make them leave me, nature

vertebrae
by vertebrae
by vertebrae
by vertebrae
by vertebrae

! my arms ooze out of my shoulders !
and the arms ooze out of my shoulders

I curl my tail
inwards, inwards
set my clock on the moon

vertebrae by vertebrae

please release
this pressure off me

please release
this pressure off me

please release
this pressure off me

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07 Pneumonia


get over the sorrow, girl
the world is always going to be made of this
you can trust in it
unless you breath in
bravely

I adore how you simply surrender to high
and your lungs
they’re mourning
t-b style

all the stillborn love that could have happened
all the moments you should have embraced
all the moments you should have not locked up

understand
so clearly:

to shut yourself up
would be the hugest crime of them all
hugest crime of them all
you’re just crying after all
to not want them humans around any more

get over that sorrow, girl
get over it

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08 Hope


here’s my version of it, internal whirlwind
here’s my version of it, internal whirlwind
here’s my version of it, internal whirlwind

whats the lesser of 2 evils?
if a suicide bomber made to look pregnant
manages to kill her target or not?
whats the lesser of 2 evils?

whats the lesser of 2 evils?
if she kills them or dies in vain?
nature has fixed no limits on our hopes
whats the lesser of 2 evils?

whats the lesser of 2 evils?
if her bump was fake or if it was real?

here’s my version of it, internal whirlwind
I have fostered since childhood

well, I dont care
love is all
I dare to drown
to be proven wrong

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09 Declare Independence


declare independence
don’t let them do that to you
declare independence
don’t let them do that to you

– justice-

declare independence
don’t let them do that to you
declare independence
don’t let them do that to you

– justice –

start your own currency
make your own stamp
protect your language

– justice –

declare independence
don’t let them do that to you
declare independence
don’t let them do that to you

make your own flag
make your own flag
make your own flag
make your own flag

raise your flag
raise your flag
raise your flag
raise your flag
raise your flag
raise your flag

declare independence
don’t let them do that to you
declare independence
don’t let them do that to you

damn colonists
ignore their patronizing
tear off their blindfold
open their eyes

declare independence
don’t let them do that to you
declare independence
don’t let them do that to you

with a flag and a trumpet
go to the top
of your highest mountain

and raise your flag
raise your flag
raise your flag
raise your flag
raise your flag
raise your flag

declare independence
don’t let them do that to you
declare independence
don’t let them do that to you

raise the flag

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10 My Juvenile


down the corridor
I send warmth, I send warmth
down the staircase
I send warmth, I send warmth

thank you for again
to get to be able
to send warmth, to send warmth
perhaps I set you too free, too fast, too young

but the intentions were pure
but the intentions were pure

my juvenile
my juvenile
my juvenile

I truly say
you are my biggest love
I clumsily tried to
free you from me
one last embrace
to tie a sacred ribbon

this is an offer to better the last let-go
this is an offer to better the last let-go
this is an offer to better the last let-go

the intentions were pure

my juvenile (my juvenile)
my juvenile (my juvenile)
my juvenile (my juvenile)

my juvenile

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