"Cocoon" as written by Bjork Gudmundsdottir and Thomas Knak....
Who would have known
That a boy like him
Would have entered me lightly
Restoring my blisses

Who would have known
That a boy like him
After sharing my core
Would stay going nowhere

Who would have known
A beauty this immense
Who would have known
A saintly trance
Who would have known
Miraculous breath
To inhale a beard
Loaded with courage

Who would have known
That a boy like him
Possessed of magical
Sensitivity
Who would approach a girl like me
Who caresses cradles his head
In her bosom

He slides inside
Half awake, half asleep
We faint back
Into sleephood
When I wake up
The second time
In his arms
Gorgeousness
He's still inside me

Who would have known
Who ah
Who would have known

A train of pearls
Cabin by cabin
Is shot precisely
Across an ocean

From a mouth
From a
From the mouth
Of a girl like me
To a boy
To a boy
To a boy


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"Cocoon" as written by Thomas Knak Bjork Gudmundsdottir

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  • +5
    General Commentyou guys do realise 'stay going nowhere' means he stays with her, right?
    nopartyon May 22, 2006   Link
  • +4
    General CommentBjork is not a pure little virgin. She drinks like a fish, talks like a sailor, and has sex like a maniac. She's an amazing artist, yes, but she's HUMAN and people tend to forget that.

    This song is about sex. Sex can be plenty deep if you want it to be. And there's no emotional rape or other bad things going on. It's about a girl who has one of those god-like crushes, and she takes him to her bed, and afterwards he actually stays with her and they fall in love. "Who would have known that a boy like him...after sharing my core and stay going nowhere?" It's one of those "I cant believe a guy like HIM actually likes ME" moments.
    blue25000000on February 04, 2006   Link
  • +4
    General CommentWow, Amazed that I'm the only one who felt this way about this song:

    I think this song is about a girl who lost faith in men, and ended up building a mental cocoon that kept her same from harm, but at the same time kept every man in her life at a safe distance so a man would never be able to hurt her again. This song is the moment she finally lets another man get close to her, and she finds that he pulls her out of the cocoon, restores her blisses, and finally she feels alive again. :)

    Really, only me who felt this way about this song? Wow, thought it was obvious. :O
    Human-beefon August 03, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI've always adored this song, and it is by far my favorite from Bjork, maybe that's why some of the uterly ignorant comments on this song are upseting me so.

    Bjork IS a brilliant artist, and sex CAN BE a brilliant subject. Especially when it's done as Bjork's done it with this song. It's peaceful, yet haunting, pure, yet just a little naughty.

    And yes, this song is definitely about sex. Come on now. "Entered me lightly", "sharing my core", "he slides inside", "he's still inside me", "A train of pearls", it's just far too obvious. The unborn baby interpretation is nice, but not right for the rest of the song. Why the orgasmic moaning near the end?

    A slightly differing opinion on the sex interpretation though, I've always thought of the boy in the song as someone the girl didn't expect much from. Like she gave him a chance, and was shocked by his sensitivity. So as to say "Who would have known he was so great inside", rather than "Who would have known he'd take me".
    blucowon June 21, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhoever implied that sex is a shallow thing to sing about didn't think about that properly, in my opinion :P

    To me, it sounds like they were asleep and they woke up sort of groggily and started having sex and fell asleep again. I've had experiences like that and it's the most beautiful thing :) just wordlessly slipping in and out of that mode while you're still dreaming.
    Scarletteon July 17, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentdefinitely about sex, duh, but NOT about lust. it's more like making love.
    in short, the song is about being in love and sharing that intimacy together, and Bjork is overcome with how blissful and beautiful it is ("who would have known a beauty this immense," etc) and it seems completely perfect. And I STRONGLY disagree with BjorkySpearzer in that the line "after sharing my core would stay going nowhere" has anything at all to do with loneliness. it definitely means JUST the opposite. after exposing herself and being completely vulnerable with this boy (yes, in a sexual context but maybe even MORE so in an emotional one), the boy is surprisingly "possessed with a magical sensitivity" and stays ("going nowhere" as in not leaving her, not going anywhere) with her. Who would have known?
    DEFINITELY not a song about betrayal or loneliness or anything of the sort.
    MechaFrighton January 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about sex. :P "He slides inside" "Entered me lightly" "Sharing my core" "A train of pearls." Very poetic for something so naughty.
    Rikoon April 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts about morning sex when you're half awake, half-asleep. They sleep and he is still in her, meaning her penis is in her and he finally cums. Its not about delivering a kid or anything else, come on people.
    K4laon February 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti really think this song is about falling in love with a boy who she thinks is too perfect to be wasting his time on her but yet he's with her & staying faithful & they are happy together. the cocoon is probably their bed, which is their safe haven & escape from the world where nothing matters but themselves.

    oh, & sex too.
    bittenlipon March 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that the lyrics to this song are quite beautiful. I really love them. She is almost describing the exact way that I see love making. I think of it as a special connection of two souls, not just bodies. It's meant to be SPECIAL, shared with your soul mate when you're ready, the one you love most. It really isn't shallow when two people love each other so much. It can actually be spiritual. A unreal feeling, like you're dreaming, an escape from reality. Anyways..

    Speakin' of the dream thing, that would describe this verse:

    He slides inside
    Half awake, half asleep
    We faint back
    Into sleephood
    When I wake up
    The second time
    In his arms
    Gorgeousness
    He's still inside me

    The fact that she feels like it's all a dream, and a male that just seems so perfect would want to be with her, she's surprised by that. She feels like she's dreaming, but she sees him there, and they're still making love.

    I haven't actually listened to the tune, I should..

    I got into Björk only recently. The first song I heard by her is It's Oh So Quiet, great song by the way! I bought Post recently, I enjoy it muchly. Although I'm not really a fan of the electronica genre, it's hypnotizing, very soothing. I adore her voice, and how unique it is. And how sometimes she'll just make these weird shouts and screams in her songs. Yeah..
    pinklilyon September 03, 2007   Link

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