Björk - Hyperballad


From the album "Post". Lyrics: We live on a mountain Right at the top There's a beautiful view From the top of the mountain Every morning I walk towards the edge And throw little things off Like: Car parts, bottles and cutlery Or whatever I find lying around It's become a habit A way To start the day I go through all this Before you wake up So I can feel happier To be safe up here with you It's early morning No one is awake I'm back at my cliff Still throwing things off I listen to the sounds they make On their way down I follow with my eyes 'til they crash Imagine what my body would sound like Slamming against those rocks When it lands Will my eyes Be closed or open? I go through all this Before you wake up So I can feel happier To be safe up here with you



setheurovision94
Björk once said that this song is about that stage in a relationship where the initial excitement is gone, and staying together becomes a conscious choice. Nobody else has dared to explore that theme much, let alone turn it into such a bombastic song.
Jenn Fur
Björk explains: "I guess that song is about when you're in a relationship and it's going really well and you're really happy and maybe you have given up parts of yourself. To fall in love and be in a relationship for a long time is like giving a lot of parts of you away because the relationship becomes more important than you as individuals. It's a bit of a tricky balance. I think everyone in a relationship needs to know not to forget themselves..." (from an interview by David Hemingway)
rosie
bjork has a pretty unusual morning routine 
OverTonesOfLevi
*"I imagine what my body would sound like slamming against those rocks"* *"And when it lands will my eyes be closed or open"* still gives me chills
Noctopus
Is it just me or does this sound way ahead of its time?
Chris M
Förk - Hypersalad
Dom
I can't fathom that this song is 22 years old. Time flies.
AlistairCutie
I'm beginning to doubt if she's human...how could one pull off something like this in the 90's.
Certinho
I'm telling you this is the shit!  This song is one of the greatest/most innovating compositions of all-time!  And that's because Bjork is an Elf!!
Giorgia colombu
Chi quì per l assegnazione di martina?AHAHAHAH
629
This song got me through 10 years of being with someone who was oil while I was water. Even though we are no longer together, I can still blast this without feeling any kind of way except grateful to Bjork.
comrade hermit
This song makes me want to move to Iceland and herd goats or something.
turdferguson2
This lady is a genius.
feroui hamza
i was listening to radiohead and this came out of nowhere (not complaining)
Syiera Rose
Bjork is perfection. 
RANDOM æð
love that Icelandic accent.
Adultivity
Queen of Morning Rituals.
Evan Ware
It's a really emotional experience to come back to a song or artist after years of not hearing it. Listening to this now I can understand how influential this was for me in high school. The melody of the electric piano over the bass line in the beginning. Somehow that was ingrained in the way I would forever write melodies. It's a pretty intense feeling to realize this after all of these years.
Rey Parker
Jerk - Hyperbastard
Someone Scott
This song speaks to something I do not ever share with anyone. "I imagine what my body would sound like slamming against those rocks. I go through all this... to be safe up here with you."
Albert Einstein
still throwing things off...
AdventuresOfTheKanFam
True Gem. To bad she's too out there for most people, she's a true original and deserves to be in the pantheon of the great artists, Bowie, Byrne, Bjork.
NJV
Lik if u cryed each time
Kharma Kelley
4:50 - The last 30 seconds of the song is pure heartbreak, pure genius. I cry every time.
Samantha Williamson
i cry at how perfectly gorgeous this song is. tears of emotion and joy!
Aaron Fleishman
this song is what it's like to be an adult when you are still a child but no one knows because you are a l o n e
Debtish isVodka
the strings part is very emotional
Ck C
my favorite Bjork song. my bro used to blast this in his supra when he picked me up from work :)
duhsmersh
these lyrics paint a strange picture in my mind, it's foreign but I can relate to it somehow
Rey Parker
When the pulsating synth comes in on the hook I just can't. This is one of the most unsettling, morbid, and tragically beautiful whirlwinds of eclectic sound I have ever heard. The disturbing imagery. The way the strings contrast the quantized drums and synthesizers. The way Bjork erupts on the chorus. The breakdown when she repeats "safe again" is so full of warmth and longing you can almost feel the desire emanating from the song. It's like as the anticipation for this reunion with her lover builds so does the music. Perfection
Sam
There's a certain intensity to the song that I can't explain. The lyrics are subtle yet tell such a huge story. The production is very engrossing. It's almost as if listening to the song, you're experiencing yourself what she feels.
Dilhannah
speechless. all the emotions in the lyrics. Bjork, I love you.
harri hiltunen
favorite björk song..
fiercedietyknight
There are people in this world who haven't heard Hyper-ballad and I wonder how they can live everyday
Digital Hurricane
It's real early morning No-one is awake I'm back at my cliff Still throwing things off I listen to the sounds they make On their way down I follow with my eyes 'til they crash Imagine what my body would sound like Slamming against those rocks When it lands Will my eyes Be closed or open?
Sanjay Modha
AMAZING - Bjork at her very best!
Moag Mesmerize
"When it lands will my eyes be closed or open?" #deep
Soulphilly Skates Krew
they played this on Girl Yeah Right for Keenan Milton bonus feature tribute video. The first verse played while they showed him skating as a kid. He will be missed R.I.P. Keenan Milton
Beth Rutter
I don't want Bjork to ever stop making music. There's nothing and will never be nothing like her music, and that's a good thing! She's a legend
BruhhItsAurora
I loved this as a kid
Dank Mheems
A lot of producers owe their style to Bjork. The original weird.
C Ewing
This song kills me and gives me life in an endless loop I can't even describe this. Bjork is some kind of genius mystic and I don't know what the world did to deserve her (but good job)
deneilbaker
These lyrics are so good it hurts
CG Mat
Still here ...2018 !
Jay
yes , the "slamming against those rocks" part is the best eh.
Ethan Hill
The lyrics are poignant. Protagonist should quit the relationship. Great drum machine programming.
Berke Koç
2015 and we're still..
Josep Anton
... ermagerd... i married this beauty in my dreams... way back when the sugar cubes graced our ears... ... nothing has changed... 😍💯❤️
Ryan Stauss
Man this is one of the best songs i ever heard
Taipidon Marquesana
Way ahead of it's time in so many ways. Unbelievable.
Franky Novotny
Everything she does is ahead of her time.
Storkksound MEDIA
super dark song.. if you havent realized
Tori Jo
One question... How in the hell can this beautiful song have any dislikes!? o.O
Danyiel Says
I remember hearing this song years ago...still I cannot get it outta my head..its so haunting but in a good way😍👌🔮
Music Music
A catastrophically underestimated album.
El pueblerino
Brutal psychedelic masterpiece !!!
PhantomRanger 13
5:22 - 7:46 Enjoy the Silence - after the Orgasm that the ending of this Song was, and quite nice to be so, as to protect listeners from a random next song violation.
roberto perez
When I go home to Wales I sing this at the top of my voice whilst walking my dogs as my holiday home is at the top of a mountain
minus minus
なんてこの上なく美しく感性と絶望に満ち溢れた奇跡的な神trackなんだ⭕💖美し過ぎるにも程がある💫✨⤴💥魂の底から愛している💖💥このsoundを試聴しながら⭕🙌😂💗自身の人生に終止符を打つ😂✨その瞬間が今から楽しみで楽しみで仕方がない✨⭕⤴想像するだけで超絶幸せな気分になってくる⤴❇😂💗👅💟
z lstpedestrian
Brilliant
Hippie Jessie
Takes me right back to when I was 15. Still love it just as much at 35
Tayla
I'm so glad she became a singer.
Jay
I would prolly invite her into my house. i love her a bunch.
Our Lord Kraken
I love this song, but I'll never for the life of me understand why people insist on uploading songs with a full minute of silence or more at the end :/
opwave79
This song is even better with quality speakers. That bottom end just cuts into your soul.
Natã Pereira
probably your eyes will be totally out of your ocular globe.
Jack Smith
20 years on...its still wow!!!
James Groome
Notice the old Air Mail color pattern in Her outfit here. (Post and Post) Glad I got to at least see Her on this tour.
ghost factory
The 90's and early 2000's were the best years for electronic music. The creativity of all artists at that time were simply incredible!
casey leedham
she could release this today and i would think it was modern, not years old
Jake Bananas
The first time i heard this track it blew my mind
Agony Defeat
and when it lands, will my eyes be closed or opend...
Jade Henderson
First heard this on CKY2K, adore it.
sidgurl21
god its so on point
Megan B
Wow... How did we get from this, to music that doesn't have much substance at all? This girl really knew how to tell a story with such depth and soul!
Marmilade Duff
i grew up on The Sugarcubes and Bjork i just found this song and dnt remember it when i was young but cant stop listening to it. its takes me somewhere besides this world in the chorus. shes so talented and has such a beautiful voice
luisa a
It's become a habit A way To start the day I go through all this Before you wake up So I can feel happier To be safe up here with you It's early morning No one is awake I'm back at my cliff Still throwing things off I listen to the sounds they make On their way down I follow with my eyes 'til they crash Imagine what my body would sound like Slamming against those rocks When it lands Will my eyes Be closed or open? I go through all this Before you wake up So I can feel happier To be safe up here with you
Ellis Leonard
As normative as this is, I can only apply this to Björk; if only there were a love button on Youtube.
Aussie Booga
Will my eyes be closed or open? Is the greatest line of the song.
Scott Boudreau
I've heard this song probably thousands of times over the last 20+ years, and I will never get tired of it.
Nathaniel Byers
Can't believe it's taken me so long to finally listen to Bjork. Some of the most incredible, unique and soul stirring music I've heard. I need more.
Rezolutionist
This sound reminds me anime music A LOT.... and I love it!
Paul Garcia
Bjork is a musical genius!!!!
Milagros Latorre
Strange I heard this when my daughter sang it at an talent show she rocked it out but the words a bit to deep for a teenager she sang it beautiful
MAYA SCHMIDT
In my own opinion, she throws off the stuff her friend or lover could hurt her with (cutlery and bottles, if broken) to feel safe again. Her lover or friend gets so frightening, that she wants to throw herself off of the cliff. That's probably wrong, but that's what I imagine. :)
Virginia Matulich
I love her. Such a talented incredible artist!
Alan Chizik
Where Does This Ocean Go?
DAD fandango
this song alone probably established her as a musician far ahead of their time
NorthSea0il
I prefer, Where does this ocean go 😉
meshugeah
i love that very first chord so much
Kori Walker
This song is beautiful ❤️
Marshall
Ahh something thats making me feel alive again..
Arc Arson
listening to this in my car in traffic...very good stereo..I'm vibrating the licence plates loose on all the cars around me :) nobody seems to mind
Steel Here
Björk has the most amazing voice.
marcio lima
essa música me define... tipo, estou a me jogar feito uma coisa, nas incertezas de que serei ou não feliz, mas, me jogando....
Anna V
soooo perfect :)
Charlie Chan
I go through all this, Before you wake up, So I can feel happier, To be safe up here with you <3.  Loveeee Bjork
Nathan Masters
Can't think of a better song on that album ("It's Oh So Quiet" is a close second).
Shannmeister
Bjork completes my trio of favourite female artists the other two being Elizabeth Fraser and Danielle Dax. On a side note I always thought the last line was "sane again" but then again I do have dodgy hearing.
Ben-Trousers
She's a lot of things.