"Sun In My Mouth" as written by E. E. Cummings, Bjork Gudmundsdottir and Guy Sigsworth....
I will wade out
Till my thighs
Are steeped
In burning flowers

I will take the sun
In my mouth
And leap into
The ripe air
Alive with closed eyes

To dash
Against darkness

In the sleeping curves
Of my body

I shall enter
Fingers
Of smooth mastery

With chasteness
Of sea-girls
Will I complete
The mystery
Of my flesh
Will I
Complete
The mystery
Of my flesh
My flesh


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"Sun in My Mouth" as written by Bjork Gudmundsdottir E. E. Cummings

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    General CommentThis song is a great example of poetry in the form having the sun in your pocket.
    MoggetTheCaton April 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti cant even begin to think about how beautiful this song is...ee cummings plus bjork..oh man,.
    slinkstersarson July 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwell- to me- this song suggests that time where you wonder who in the HELL you are- what is your purpose on this earth- where your in the void- maybe at 18 maybe at 30- whatever age it may be most - i would assume - one day decide that they have no clue what they want to be their goal/s in life- I have already come to this point and i am 18 - i am in a void- i also feel that this song states how she wants someone to touch the outer curvey of her body and feel how beautiful she is- where she says "i will take the sun in my mouth" the sun would exit through poors- which would let a person see the inner emotion of your being--------the burning flowers may be people she wants to make see her ---make them REALLY look at her
    star_phu_ker2003on February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts about her masturbating.

    In the sleeping curves of my body
    I Shall enter fingers
    Of smooth mastery
    With chasteness of sea-girls
    Will I complete the mystery
    Of my flesh
    Will I complete the mystery
    Of my flesh

    Or discovering her own body.
    K4laon February 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentshe didn't write these lyrics. the poet e.e. cummings did.
    3daysunderneathon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"With chasteness of sea-girls" is what cummings originally wrote though in the vespertine booklet the line reads:

    "With chasteness of seagulls"
    laurelinwyntreon February 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentumm.........does anybody else really wanna know what this song or poem is about ?? I love the song but uhh... In the sleeping curves of my body
    Shall enter fingers
    ????
    Robin+Music+Loveon September 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is obviously about touching herself and discovering her own sexuality and enjoying her own sexuality
    coldclayon September 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoh by the way, only these lines where written by e. e. cummings:

    I will wade out
    Till my thighs are steeped
    In burning flowers

    from then on it was all written by bjork
    coldclayon September 22, 2008   Link
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    General Comment*were lol
    coldclayon September 22, 2008   Link

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