"Thunderbolt" as written by Bj�rk Gudmundsdottir and Oddny Eir Aevarsdottir....
Stirring at water's edge
Cold froth on my twig
My mind in whirls
Wanders around desire

May I, can I, or have I too often craving miracles
May I, can I, or have I too often now craving miracles
Craving miracles

No one imagines
The light shock I need
And I'll never know
From whose hands deeply humbled
Dangerous gift
As such to mine come

May I, should I, or have I too often craving miracles
May I, can I, or have I too often craving miracles
Craving miracles

My romantic gene is dominant
And it hungers for union
Universal intimacy
All embracing

May I, should I, or have I too often craving miracles
May I, can I, or have I too often craving miracles
Craved

Waves irregularly striking
Wind stern in my face
Thunderstorm come
Scrape those barnacles
Off me

May I, may I or should I too often now crave miracles
May I or should I or have I too often

All my body parts are one
As lightning hits my spine
Sparkling
Prime runs through me
Revive my wish
I am inviolable

May I, can I or have I too often
May I, can I, should I or have I too often craving miracles


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"Thunderbolt" as written by Oddny Eir Aevarsdottir Bj�rk Gudmundsdottir

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    General CommentBeautiful song. Bjork has such a unique voice and creative talent. It's a simple yet elegant track about wanting a second chance for love. S/he has been reawakened and now feels unrestrained (perhaps emotionally).
    MissCharlotteSometimeson September 25, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationAre we sure it's "craving" and not "craven" ? The weird feeling of craving isn't that hard to believe since it's bjork but at the same time this would make more sense.

    Either way this song is absolutely breath taking. I feel like it's sort of a battle between the intense desire for love and intimacy and the idea that maybe you are too desperately seeking it out. May I crave this? Should I? Have I already gone too far?
    lilyloveson December 02, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionThis song is amazing. I love the way the lyrics are a little complicated, but the meaning is right there if you look hard enough.
    JackSylverwindon July 06, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningI can't help but think that

    "Scrape those barnacles
    Off me"

    is a reference to her separation with Matthew Barney, who often uses barnacles as a visual trope in his films
    clayoreon December 20, 2014   Link

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