"Family" as written by and Bjork Guomundsdottir....
Is there a place
Where I can pay respects
For the death of my family?
Show some respect

Between the three of us
There is the mother and the child
Then there is the father and the child
But no man and a woman
No triangle of love

So where do I go to make an offering?
I fall on my knees
Lay my flowers
Light the candles

So where do I go to make offering
To mourn our miraculous triangle
Father, mother, child?

How will I sing us out of this sorrow
Build a safe bridge for the child out of this danger

I raise a monument of love
There is a swarm of sound
Around our heads
And we can hear it
And we can get healed by it
It will relieve from the pain
It will make us all part of
This universe of solutions
This place of salvations
This location of solutions


Lyrics submitted by volkinjaz

"Family" as written by Alejandro Ghersi

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentSuch a haunting song...

    So much loss and sadness. The trinity of the family is broken and Bjork is trying to reconcile the situation but begins to see that she can't fix it, she cannot 'Sing us out of sorrow' like she has always done.

    She is suddenly very human, cold and sad.

    But then she realises that all she can do is continue to love; her children, her self and her music.

    I feel like this song is the turning point on the album where the metaphorical wound of the album begins to heal. It's also the track used on the Moving Album Cover, so it's very possible that it is meant to be the major narrative change of direction on the album.
    PandasaurusRexon June 05, 2015   Link

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