"Aurora" as written by and Bjork Gudmundsdottir....
Threading
The glacier head
Looking hard for
Moments of shine
From twilight
To twilight
Utter mundane

Aurora
Goddess sparkle
Shoot me
Beyond this suffer
The need
Is great
Aurora
Utter mundane

Aurora
Goddess sparkle
A mountain shade
Suggests your shape
I tumbled down
On my knees
Fill the mouth
With snow
The way it melts
I wish
To melt
Into you
Aurora
Utter mundane

Spark the sun off
Spark the sun off
Spark the sun off
Spark the sun off me


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"Aurora" as written by Bjork Gudmundsdottir

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  • +4
    General Commentwell on Bjork's official site it says that the song is about an experience she had when she was little, she fell and hurt her knee, she then filled her mouth with snow to try to relieve the pain.


    The song is about dissolving with pleasure, and just praying, asking, and demanding for that.
    lilmerboyon November 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI consider this as the 4th installment of the Isobel Saga (Human Behavior, Isobel, Bachelorette, and Aurora.) After being deeply hurt by her lover in Bachelorette, Isobel is praying to Aurora, a nature-goddess, and asking her to take away her misery.
    Rikoon April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song..one of my favorites
    mrcleanon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttis a wonderful song.
    slinkstersarson July 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is glorious, my favorite from Bjork.
    testemunhaon January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis songs' AURA if you will- says me that there is a need sometimes in everyones life- to be pushed out of a horrible point in time- into another that is better suiting your needs- bjork says- "goddess sparkle"- this goddess or aurora is what will actually do the pushing (of you or whoever out of this torture chamber of bad tidings) whenever i find myself wanting to just DIE or fall off the face of the earth- this song reminds me that there is something that will push me out of this circle- a goddess and aurora........
    star_phu_ker2003on February 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song... the yearning.
    melodramatic_kisseson December 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentutter mundane isn't actually english, it's either icelandic or gibberish and i doubt that's how it's spelt as well. any icelandic speakers wishing to translate for us?
    nopartyon May 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh, maybe this is too obvious, but is it any more complex than describing the Northern Lights and their beauty? They are fairly common in Iceland and flare up on occasion during the night - 'Looking for moments of shine'. 'Threading' would suggest the curtain shapes that they form. 'Sparkle the sun off' probably refers to their solar source. Sometimes when you feel like crap, seeing something beautiful helps the suffering. So, this seens to be an account of travelling out to a glacier during the night specifically to view the Aurora borealis and feel something beautiful in an effort to sooth.
    linuslon August 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, I have to go to work, I will try to think about how I'd like to try to say what I think about it.
    emkay4597on November 01, 2006   Link

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