"Deus" as written by Bj�rk Gudmundsdottir, Einar Benediktsson, Bragi Olafsson, Sigtryggur Baldursson and Thor Eldon Jonsson....
Deus does not exit.
But if he does, he lives in the sky above me,
In the fattest largest cloud up there.
He's whiter than white and cleaner then clean.
He wants to reach me.

Deus does not exist.
But if he does I always notice him.
Getting ready in his airy room.
He's picking his gloves so gently off.
He wants to touch me.

I'm walking humbly down a tiny street
Pulling my collar it gets bigger, woooh


I once met him,
It really surprised me,
He put me in a bath tub,
Made me squeeky clean,
Really clean.


To create a universe
You must taste
The forbidden fruit.

He said hi. I said hi,
I was still clean.

Deus does not exist,
But if he does he'd want to get down from that cloud,
First marzipan fingers then marble hands,
More silent than silence and slower than slow,
Diving towards me.

My collar is huge room for two hands,
They start at the chest and move slowly down.

I thought I had seen everything,
He wasn't white and fluffy,
He just had side burns,
He just had side burns,
And a quiff,
He said hi.
I said hi. I was still clean,
I was squeeky clean.
I was surprised.
Just as you would be.

Deus, Deus, Deus, Deus

He does not exist
He does not exist
He does not exist
He does not exist



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"Deus" as written by Einar Benediktsson Sigtryggur Baldursson

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    General CommentI really love this song.

    I think it's obviously a song about not believing in god, but I like that it sounds so optimistic. To me it's kind of like she's declaring that she doesn't believe in god but is daydreaming about how exciting and magical it would be if he did exist.

    To me, it seems like she knows what she believes deep down, but is open to magical things in life and even though this is what she believes, she could be wrong. But in the end, she still believes it;)

    This song is just so clean sounding and happy. It sounds carefree and I think that's a really nice change for a song with this subject matter. Kind of like " I don't believe this, but it's just my point of view and it isn't because I'm a bitter person."
    ssquishyon March 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so good, I love it.
    They take something controversial, and maybe offensive to some.
    And produce such a hit!
    redtigerlilyon June 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAre you sure it's not "He just had sideburns, And a coif"? I love this song, BTW. Bjork is my superhero!
    Ravenaon May 26, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe female vocal is fantasising about a with sexual relationship with god. This idea begins ambiguously ("He wants to reach me") but becomes more explicit as the song progresses ("He wants to touch me" and then "must taste the forbidden fruit").

    I've neve been sure about the male vocal. It's either a counter-point to the female vocal (that god is cool and classy), or it's a much more subtle version of the female vocal (the sexual connection between god and people).
    NATE808on January 15, 2013   Link

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