I’ll no longer hide it;
Yes you move me to tears over and over
Every time I get it settled you excite it
Every time I get my face dry you sing:

“It’s not meant to be a strife,
It’s not meant to be a struggle uphill”

Now I know I’ll no longer fight it
“Come on in little floating head. The door”
Who are you? Who are you? Who has come to fill this room?
Well, come on welcome in.

I’ll no longer hide it;
Yes the way you say it stirs me to the core
Every time, no matter what, no matter who I think you are
Every time I hear you say “undo”, I do
And the tears fall, and the universe is shown
But who are you, voice in headphones?


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  • +1
    General CommentI don't think there was a need for Phil to write something deeper about it. 'Undo' is simply one of the most beautiful songs ever written; I think he was just simply moved by it.
    evilsockson October 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYes it is about listening to Undo by Bjork!
    In his diary "Dawn" there's a chapter where Phil is having a tough time being away from his friends and family and he breaks down while cooking dinner, but Bjorks magic makes its way to his headphones helping him have various epiphanies. In the song he is reciting the chorus of Undo as a prayer and reminder. The little floating head at the door is Bjork coming into the room via headphones and Phil's imagination.
    riversdollon July 09, 2016   Link
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    General Commentthis has to be about Björk!
    evilsockson September 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentpowerful song despite being one of phil's few songs without an apparent deep meaning. this and "you swan" are so very solid from Lost Wisdom
    hamfohon October 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyoutube.com/…
    I guess I was just looking too hard at it.
    "[that song is] about listening to music and being really into it."
    Coowon November 04, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt definitely is related to her song Undo, obviously because of the chorus is taken directly from the song. But I can't really find a real meaning behind it. I have a hard time thinking that it's just Phil writing about a song he really likes, it doesn't seem like a song he'd write. There needs to be something deeper to it (at least to me).
    Coowon September 04, 2008   Link

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