"Mouth's Cradle" as written by and Bjork Gudmundsdottir....
There is yet another one
That follows me where ever I go
And supports me

This tooth is warmth like
This tooth is warmth like
This tooth is warmth like

And these teeth are a ladder up to his mouth
These teeth are a ladder that I walk
That you can walk too if you want

If you want up to the mouth
The mouth's cradle
Up to the mouth's cradle

He always has a hope for me
Always sees me when nothin' else
And everyone have left can care
That ghost is brighter than anyone
And fulfills me with hope, those beams assure me

And you can use these teeth as a ladder
Up to the mouth's cradle, the mouth's cradle
And you can follow these notes I'm singing
Up to the mouth's cradle, the mouth's cradle

The simplicity of the ghost-like beast
The purity of what it wants and where it goes
Always love, always loves you, always loves you
Infrared love

And you can use these teeth as a ladder
Up to the mouth's cradle, the mouth's cradle
You can use these teeth follow my voice, tooth by tooth
Up to the mouth's cradle, the mouth's cradle

I need a shelter to build an altar away
From all osamas and bushes
I need a shelter to build an altar away
From all osamas and bushes


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"Mouths Cradle" as written by Bjork Gudmundsdottir

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    General CommentIt is about breast feeding.... the nurturing she provided her children. Bjork had just given birth and was recording medulla. She goes into it on the dvd.

    The mouths cradle are her breasts.
    undoyourstrifeon August 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think I actually have an idea of what this song is about, even though it's very obscure. It seems to be about another God or atleast guiding spirit that she finds comfort in, and it is not the Christian,Muslim, or Islamic God. The mouth's cradle seems to be like a protective hedge of love that helps her get through, and since it gives her protection she wants to build it an altar to honor it.
    feizzieson February 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts such an amazing song - and i totally agree with ur view of it feizzie! My fav song on Medulla.
    Oceaniaon March 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI need a shelter to, to build an altar/Away from all the Osama's and Bushes

    Man Bjork just went political on your asses
    ElectricDylanon April 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful.
    badsrx7on November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, but i have absolutely no idea what it means.
    squee_4_meon January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually (and I know how weird this sounds), if I remember correctly, Björk discussed this song on the making-of-Medúlla DVD (The Inner Part Of A Plant Or Animal Structure) and she said that this song had to do with breast-feeding.
    sumeragi_sluton January 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think she's talking about something that depends on someone, in a craing way.

    I think she could be talking about someone that wears braces (for teeth) =)

    but I'm not too sure.
    tigersroamfreeon February 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe inuit lady in this song is amaing[her name surpasses me].
    Fragmentedsobriqueton February 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's more about her wanting to hide from politics than her wanting to participate in them :P
    Bexz0ron April 20, 2008   Link

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