Madonna - Bedtime Story

Paroles

Les paroles ont, en partie, été réécrite par Madonna.

Today is the last day that I’m using words
They’ve gone out, lost their meaning
Don’t function anymore

Let’s, let’s, let’s get unconscious honey
Let’s get unconscious honey

Today is the last day that I’m using words
They’ve gone out, lost their meaning
Don’t function anymore

Traveling, leaving logic and reason
Traveling, to the arms of unconsciousness
Traveling, leaving logic and reason
Traveling, to the arms of unconsciousness

Chorus :

Let’s get unconscious honey
Let’s get unconscious
Let’s get unconscious honey
Let’s get unconscious

Words are useless, especically sentences
They don’t stand for anything
How could they explain how I feel

Traveling, traveling, I’m traveling
Traveling, traveling, leaving logic and reason
Traveling, traveling, I’m gonna relax
Traveling, traveling, in the arms of unconsciousness

(chorus)

And inside we’re all still wet
Longing and yearning
How can I explain how I feel ?

(chorus)

Traveling, traveling (repeat twice)
Traveling, traveling, in the arms of unconsciousness

And all that you’ve ever learned
Try to forget
I’ll never explain again

Infos

Produit par Madonna et Nelle Hooper
Parole et écriture : Björk, Marius DeVries et Nellee Hooper

Anecdotes

La démo d’origine a été plus tard retravaillée par Björk et est devenue Sweet Intuition.

"Madonna did her own version and wrote the lyrics wrong. I can’t remember right now, but it was a really interesting mistake.

It was something like “Let’s say goodbye to logic and reason” and she got it wrong so that it actually meant the opposite….I was like, ‘Okay’…’”

According to author Mark Pytlik in his book Björk : Wow and Flutter, Madonna was inspired at that time by Björk’s second studio album, Debut (1993). Through her connections with De Vries and Hooper, Madonna got in touch with Björk and offered her a chance to write a track for Bedtime Stories. Björk did not consider herself a fan of Madonna’s music, but she was intrigued by the offer and she accepted it. She wrote a song initially named "Let’s Get Unconscious", with the opening lyrics "Today is the last day, That I’m using words"—the lines being born out of Björk’s own criticism of Madonna’s aesthetic. The singer clarified, "When I was offered to write a song for [Madonna], I couldn’t really picture me doing a song that would suit her... But on second thought, I decided to do this to write the things I have always wanted to hear her say that she’s never said."

Once the song demo had been finished, De Vries and Hooper rearranged the track and the final version was called "Bedtime Story".

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