A divorced lady arrives home from a bar
Guess, guess what she sees, sees there
There is a naked person in my flat!
He's got a weird expression on his face!
Oh my god and jesus as well!
W-what are you doing here?
Are you hurting your chest?
Offending yourself?
Forcing yourself into pain and sorrow like there is no tomorrow?
You should use the pain and sorrow
To fill you up with power
Life's both sweet and sour!

He looks at me hopeless with tears in his eyes
Goes out of the window and up on the roof
Naked man, naked man calm down!
I-I'll give you some strawberry cake

Don't act like there is no tomorrow
You should use the pain and the sorrow
To fill you up with power
Life's both sweet and sour!

Life's both sweet and sour!
Life's both sweet and sour!
Life's both sweet and sour!
Don't act
Don't act
Don't act-act

Like there's no tomorrow!
You should use the pain and sorrow
To fill you up with power
Life's both sweet and sour

Don't act like there is no tomorrow
You should use the pain and sorrow
To fill you up with power
Life's both sweet and sour

Life's both sweet and sour!
Life's both sweet and sour!


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    General CommentThis song is so, so bizarre.

    There's a naked person in my flat!
    blue25000000on February 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe best song in the world!
    kaatrienon May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbasically, deal with what life gives you. life is not always bad, but it isn't always good. when a bad situation arises, use the pain to give you strength and overcome angst. this song is great!
    postplutoon April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It means so much to me.
    TappiTikkarrasson November 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite Sugarcubes song, I use it for the opening of my Nova Convention show.
    DevastatorJr.on November 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmost certainly about her divore from Thór Eldon he is suicidal about it and she is trying to comfort him.Trying to sit him up.
    kaatrienon February 11, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that Bjork isn't just talking to the naked man in her flat, she's talking to everybody who feels that they've had enough of life. She's telling everyone to turn their depression into a reason to live like there's no tomorrow.
    Debunkeron March 15, 2013   Link

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