I’m a fountain of blood
in the shape of a girl
you’re bird on the brim
hypnotized by the whirl

Drink me - make me feel real
wet your beak in the stream
the game we’re playing is life
love’s a two way dream

Leave me now - return tonight
tide will show you the way
if you forget my name
you will go astray
like a killer whale trapped in a bay

I’m a path of cinders
burning under your feet
you’re the one who walks me
I’m your one way street

I’m a whisper in water
a secret for you to hear
you’re the one who grows distant
when I beckon you near

I’m a tree that grows hearts
one for each that you take
you’re the intruders hand
I’m the branch that you break

Leave me now - return tonight
tide will show you the way
if you forget my name
you will go astray
like a killer whale trapped in a bay

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Novembre 1997

2e single de l’album Homogenic

Björk à propos du titre

Because I wanted the lyrics to be so epic, I got my friend Sjón - who’s a poet in Iceland - to write them. We sat together at the kitchen table and drank a lot of red wine and I told him the whole story for hours and days and he wrote the words from that story.

Record Collector, Aout 2002

So Isobel decides to return to the city and to take a train, like in the 30’s, in South America somewhere. She decides to confront love with love and confronts the cowards that don’t have the guts to fall in love with love. So you see - it’s like Isobel has returned.

Paper, Septembre 1997

There’s a lot of story-telling going on, a lot of brutal, in-your-face stories. One of them is this kind of Wuthering Heights epic. She puts one hand melodramatically over her heart. The first song in this epic was "Human Behaviour". The second one is "Isobel". I guess this one is the sequel.

Musician, décembre 1997


Musique et paroles : Sjón
Orchestration : Eumir Deodato avec le Icelandic String Octet avec les arrangements par Björk
Production : Björk

Design : MeCompany
Photo : Toby McFarlan Pond


Cette chanson a eu comme titre de travail Bertolucci, car elle devait à l’origine être utilisée pour un film du réalisateur, mais la chanson a finalement été intégré à Homogenic. Cette version comporte une intro et une conclusion à l’accordéon, ainsi que des paroles et une prise vocale différentes...

Comme tous les singles de Homogenic, cette sortie a bénéficié d’un coffret reprenant les 3 CD et une VHS contenant le clip du single.


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