Pagan Poetry

Paroles

Pedalling through
the dark currents
I find an accurate copy
a blueprint
of the pleasure in me

Swirling black lilies totally ripe

A secret code carved, a secret code carved

Swirling black lilies totally ripe

He offers a handshake
crooked
five fingers
they form a pattern
yet to be matched

Swirling black lilies totally ripe

On the surface simplicity
but the darkest pit in me
is pagan poetry
pagan poetry

Swirling black lilies totally ripe

Morse, coded, signals
they pulsate, they wake me up
from my
hibernate

On the surface simplicity
but the darkest pit in me
is pagan poetry
pagan poetry

I love him

This time, I’m gonna keep me to myself
This time, I’m gonna keep my all to myself

She loves him

But he makes me want to hand myself over

She loves him

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Infos

Sortie Novembre 2001 2ème Single de Vespertine

Musique

Programmation : Björk , Jake Davies, Marius de Vries
Ligne de Basse : Björk
Arrangements boite à musique : Björk
Adaptation boite à musique : Jack Perron
Arrangement Harpe : Zeena Parkins, Björk

Graphisme

Photo : Nick Knight
Design : Marcus Werner
Police de caractères : Paul Barnes

Vidéo Clip

Voir le clip réalisé par Nick Knight

Björk à propos du titre

"I’d always wanted to work with music boxes but it was waiting for the right occasion. I’de been collecting them and stuff. The main thing was that I wanted to write my own songs in music boxes.
In the beginning, the music box company weren’t very excited. They’d made wooden boxes for eons and I wanted see-through plexiglass. They couldn’t get their head round it - they were like ’Why ?’ They wanted to make the plonky sound softer with wood but I wanted it as hard as possible, like it was frozen. In the end, they said it was the best thing they’d ever done." Record Collector, Aout 2002

Remix

Pagan Poetry (Matthew Herbert Handshake mix) 6:17 Matthew Herbert
Pagan Poetry (Music Box) 3:01 Björk
Pagan Poetry (Video Edit) 4:02 Video

Formats

CD1

01. pagan poetry (video edit) (04:02)
02. pagan poetry (matthew herbert handshake mix) (06:16)
03. aurora (opiate version) (04:06)

CD2

01. pagan poetry (05:14)
02. domestica (03:25)
03. batabid (02:26)

DVD

01. pagan poetry (video edit) (04:02)
02. pagan poetry (matthew herbert handshake mix) (06:16)
03. aurora (opiate version) (04:06)