Play Dead

When I met David Arnold he’d already written the score - like a three minute greatest hits of what’s in the film - and Jah Wobble had written the bass part. My role was basically to write a melody and a lyric that would make it into a pop song.

Björk persuaded the director to write a whole page comprising phrases that represented the emotions of the characters in the film.

At the end of the day I only used the title and one line : "Sometimes, it’s just like sinking." For the rest, I used my words, because I could see what point of view I was supposed to be singing from. It was very difficult for me because at that time I was very happy and all the lyrics I’ve done lately have been happy and hilarious. To do something so painful I had to get help from Danny.

VOX, december 1993