"Headphones" as written by Bjork Gudmundsdottir and Adrian Nicholas Matthew Thaws....
Genius to fall asleep
To your tape last night
(So warm)
Sounds go through the muscles
These abstract wordless movements
They start off cells that
Haven't been touched before
These cells are virgins
(Waking up slowly)

My headphones
They saved my life
Your tape
It lulled me to sleep
To sleep, to sleep

Nothing will be the same
(I'm fast asleep)
I like this resonance
It elevates me
I don't recognize myself
This is very interesting

My headphones
They saved my life
Your tape
It lulled me to sleep
To sleep, to sleep

I'm fast asleep now
(I'm fast asleep)

My headphones
They saved, saved my life
Your tape
It lulled me to sleep
To sleep, to sleep


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"Headphones" as written by Bjork Gudmundsdottir Adrian Nicholas Matthew Thaws

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    General Commenti lllllllllllllloooooovvvvvveeeeee this song!
    ___electricon September 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song was written by Bjork and Tricky--I'm pretty sure it's about them falling asleep to each other's music.
    molofanon March 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the song where bjork whispers in your ear and tell s you how good the little sounds are.i like all the icelandic mumbling and funnny words at the end.its sort of sounds like shes saying 'a mofety a muffety moffety ickte ucktiy har fel luf aaaa,aaa hoota hoota', she sounds a bit like a little owl at the end.i love it.
    kaatrienon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe remix of this song on Telegram is eerie. It almost changes the context of the song from from ‘my headphones saved me’ to ‘I think my headphones are alive and going to eat me as I drift off to sleep’. I read that she wrote this one for a producer or mixer or someone else she worked with. I think it’s also about just how powerful music is.
    divinediscontenton November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song to fall asleep to. Great way to end the album.
    iamthejuon October 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpreciouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus song!!!!!!
    "it lull me to sleep" (:
    crow_hearton November 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti seriously want this to happen to me.
    slinkstersarson December 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYea, I know what you mean. There was a remix that Tricky made of this song. It was awesome. The sounds were foreign and hard to stop listening to. Tricky did a nice job. Maybe the "Tape" is her friends voice in her head and the headphones are merely a figure of speech. Either way, it works in trying to say that someone is helping to soothe her at night and save her from herself.
    Orange Morendoon June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEvery Night I Fall Asleepto this song!
    it is really hypnotic


    love IT!
    Medulla XIon June 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song. I think a lot of people can relate to the lyrics and of course everyone can dig the sounds and rhythms. I tried to pick my favorite lines or words from the song but its to hard to pick. From "warm", "abstract wordless movements", "lulled", "resonance", "elevate", "interesting" to "saved my life". Basically I love it all because it reminds me that music is my solace in that it is a big part of who I am and what makes me happy.
    neonicgreenslugon July 03, 2009   Link

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