"Bedtime Story" as written by Bj�rk Gudmundsdottir, Marius De Vries and Nellee Hooper....
Today is the last day that I'm using words
They've gone out, lost their meaning
Don't function anymore

Let's, let's, let's get unconscious honey
Let's get unconscious honey

Today is the last day that I'm using words
They've gone out, lost their meaning
Don't function anymore

Traveling, leaving logic and reason
Traveling, to the arms of unconsciousness
Traveling, leaving logic and reason
Traveling, to the arms of unconsciousness

Let's get unconscious honey
Let's get unconscious
Let's get unconscious honey
Let's get unconscious

Words are useless, especially sentences
They don't stand for anything
How could they explain how I feel

Traveling, traveling, I'm traveling
Traveling, traveling, leaving logic and reason
Traveling, traveling, I'm gonna relax
Traveling, traveling, in the arms of unconsciousness

Let's get unconscious honey
Let's get unconscious
Let's get unconscious honey
Let's get unconscious

And inside we're all still wet
Longing and yearning
How can I explain how I feel?

Let's get unconscious honey
Let's get unconscious
Let's get unconscious honey
Let's get unconscious

Traveling, traveling
Traveling, traveling
Traveling, traveling
Traveling, traveling, in the arms of unconsciousness

And all that you've ever learned
Try to forget
I'll never explain again


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"Bedtime Story" as written by Bjork Gudmundsdottir Nellee Hooper

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  • +6
    General CommentThe real story is: After listening to Debut (Björk's album), Madonna asked her to write collaborate in the next album (which became Bedtime Stories), but Björk was touring and working on Post so she wrote Bedtime Story with Nellee Hooper and Madonna for this album.
    Madonna loved the song so it became the title track.

    Madonna is a declared Björk fan and Björk also remixed some songs for Madge.

    They're both my favourite female artists in music.
    cairobragaon August 15, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General CommentMy 3rd favorite Madonna song of all time.
    It refers to the sweet peace you get from sleep (the unconscious) . You don't have to think about anything; especially all of life's troubles (leaving logic and reason). Words have no meaning in the unconscious; You're simply in pure nothingness (they've gone out, lost their meaning, don't function anymore).
    BLTon August 27, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm not exactly sure what it is about this song that I like so much. I'm actually very much into words, linguistics, and etymology, so the thought of not using words ever again, or that they would ever become ‘useless’, is a bit disturbing. But I still really like this song. The heavy techno beat really appeals to me. The video is outstanding, and is my second favorite Madonna video, falling behind 'Ray of Light.' Its a very lyrically simplistic. That combined with the concept of just letting go completely, 'getting unconscious' is what seduces me the most about this song.
    mulhermujeron April 26, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentbjork did indeed write the lyrics.
    ElectricDylanon May 19, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe real story behind the song:

    "Bedtime Story" was a collaboration of sorts between Madonna and Icelandic popstar Björk. A fan of Björk's solo work, Madonna harbored intentions of working with her, although Björk declined the opportunity of co-operation, instinctively feeling it would be wrong. The Bedtime Stories album co-producer, Nellee Hooper (also responsible for co-production of Björk's early solo work) asked Björk to contribute to the album sessions, leading to her contribution of the demo "Let's Get Unconscious" especially written for Madonna. Both Hooper and De Vries changed the composition significantly enough to gain co-writing credits. The lyrics to "Bedtime Story" are Björk's own criticism of Madonna's aesthetic.[2]
    youaintright20on October 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMulhermujer: never heared about Sigmund Freud? That`s what the song is about. The video fantastic indeed! One of her best, if not the best.
    nightbluespellon April 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was told that this song was written by Bjork.. now THAT adds a spin to the song, doesn't it?
    keyyoooon May 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSounds familiar from Bjork. About surrendering to the beauty of subconscious and forgetting the useless things that consume our mind in the physical world.
    son_of_salmonon March 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is about the power of the words by their energies.
    people does'nt give enough credit to what they say or think but words have so much power.
    aviadsharonon December 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song it's in my Top 5, and it's my favotite Madonna video ever! Nice lyrics.
    vankaon November 27, 2008   Link

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