I See Who You Are

Paroles

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

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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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Infos

Musique

Ecriture : Mark Bell & Björk
Production : Björk
Programmation : Damian Taylor & Björk
Ingénieurs du son : Damian Taylor, Hector Castillo & Michael Pärt
Beats et clavier : Mark Bell
Cuivres : Icelandic Brass Section
Pípá : Min Xiao-Fen
Percussions : Chris Corsano

A propos du titre

I See Who You Are speaks gently to her daughter, imagining her entire life span and beyond, «  when you and I have become corpses. » It’s set to lightly plinking electronic tones, the Icelandic brass ensemble and the fluttering, surging notes of a Chinese lute called a pipa. The song is simultaneously a lullaby and an international concoction, an improbable mix and a cozy sonic fabric.
source : « At Home Again in the Unknown », NY Times - 29/04/2007

Nico Muhly à propos du titre

"The world of experimental pop is one of great freedom and celebrations of sonic juxtapositions ; if you listen to Björk’s I See Who You Are from her album Volta, you hear Min Xiao-Fen, the Chinese pipa player, unfolding long tremolo lines over a syncopated but buoyant electronic beat. Later, at a darker turn in the song ("Later this century / when you and I have become corpses"), a brass choir creeps into the background, distant and ominous. This is not, however, east-meets-west "fusion" anything, but instead, Björk’s compositional agenda at work ; the pipa was the right vessel to carry the emotional content of the song, and so it appears in that spirit. The brass choir slides in to underline the lyrics ; you see it in Mahler, you see it in Brahms, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t see it here. "

source : guardian.co.uk

Remix

I See Who You Are (Mark Bell Mix) 4:02 Mark Bell