Triumph of a Heart

I was really happy to hear the word “kidney“ on “Triumph of a Heart“ [Björk laughs], and all of these great body parts like the teeth. I loved the choice of words-just very abstract.

I always think I’m saying something really upfront and direct. I guess through the years, I’ve probably done a lot of alternative medicine like acupuncture. I’m probably interested in the Chinese things overall. But that song is actually about that because—I don’t know if you understand this—but I have a tendency to finish my kidney energy. It’s my weakness. And if you kick your heels into the earth, you send back the kidney energy. So I was trying to have one verse about that, and one verse about oxygen, and one verse about the nerves.

Interview Magazine - 01.11.2004