"Submarine" as written by and Bjork Gudmundsdottir....
When will it be time to document
Do it now
This submarine way down to return
To return
Do it now
Do it now
Shake us out of the heavy deep sleep
Shake us now
Do it now
Do it now
Shake us out of the heavy deep sleep
Do it now


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"Submarine" as written by Bjork Gudmundsdottir

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    General CommentFor me this song always spoke to me liek shes singing on the edge of suicide.
    And all the different voices are her concious(sp?).
    "shake us out of the heavy deep sleep" suggests that her feelings are cramped up and she needs to let them go, or kill herself.
    Imo. at least.
    Mivikudagson April 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentamazing song...not enough comments
    Drewb18c1on October 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe part where she actually starts singing, what does she say? Its killing me!
    laurelxcoreon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI never understood what this song could mean until I read what Bjork's reasoning behind it. She said it's about the part of her that writes song, the "submarine" part of her. "Do it now!" is her telling herself to write the song now, or forever lose it. Inspiration is fleeting.
    zarathustra gnosison October 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so lovely. One of my favorites from Medulla.
    Sometimes I just go through these periods of life where I feel so lethargic.
    I think this song is about slipping in and out of life.
    brrryceon January 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe side of the speaker that writes has been asleep for a while, and she wonders when she should start writing again. The answer is, of course, "do it now!"
    ferrariguy90on August 12, 2010   Link

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