"Scary" as written by Bj�rk Gudmundsdottir and Sigurjon B Sigurdsson....
He means tomorrow
But says "in a bit"
And doesn't show up at all

He sets his watch
To a comet's orbit
Remembers to forget to call

No courage for love
Too scared to be happy


Your place of mine
Means heaven or hell
Two addresses somewhat apart

His home's dark and spiky
Her clear as a bell
It's over before they can start

No courage for love
Too scared to be happy


Tomorrow passed them by


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    General CommentIts awesome that this song was played with a harpsichord. "No Courage for Love" This guy isn't willing to give their relationship much effort and isn't very flexible. He probably doesn't want to jeapordize his complacent style of living. "Too Scared to be Happy" He's being a coward by not giving "them" a fair chance. Listen to this song y'all. Its got a medieval sound to it and Bjork's vocals are right on.
    Orange Morendoon May 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song. "remembers to forget to call"
    favorite line, characteristic of past lovers.
    made me laugh the first time i heard this song.

    this song reminds me in particular of my most recent one,
    because - like this song is describing - he was vague, stubborn,
    and the opposite of me. "his rooms dark and spiky, hers clear as a bell."
    He was like night, and i was like day - and he was unsure of whether
    it'd work, so really "it was over before they [we] can start."

    "No courage for love
    Too scared to be happy" i was so forth coming with my affections,
    and he was so scared and nervous about saying 1/100000 of what he felt.
    I wanted him to let go and just come in to this land of love, but no risks
    for him. Too risky, too different.

    Yeah, great song. story of my life hahaha.
    chanellnicholeon June 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song might be about someone with Social Anxiety (or some form of painful shyness) I was terribly shy for years, so I really see the references and thought process that you have when you feel this way:

    He means tomorrow
    But says "in a bit"
    And doesn't show up at all
    {when you have SAD, you avoid social situation's, I've done this many times, if someone is your 'friend' you agree to hang out some time but then avoid making plans and do anything to get out of it}


    He sets his watch
    To a comet's orbit
    Remembers to forget to call
    {I don't know what the first part means, but "Remembers to forget to call," you tell someone you'll call them and 'forget' because you just don't want to talk to anyone}

    No courage for love
    Too scared to be happy
    {Someone with anxiety would obviously be too afraid to love, same as 'too scared to be happy,' too afraid to make friends or do any of the things that make a person happy}

    Your place of mine
    Means heaven or hell
    Two addresses somewhat apart

    His home's dark and spiky
    Her clear as a bell
    It's over before they can start
    {their home is dark and not a nice place to be for him because he hides there all the time}

    Tomorrow passed them by
    {because you're always hiding and avoiding situations, you let the future slip away, and usually by the time you notice what you're doing, it's too late}


    But that's just my opinion, because I've been in this position I probably see it more than other pepple. Also, I've never been in love so I tend to not find those kids of messages in songs unless it's really obvious.
    GlamourizedInsanityon May 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentClearly the subject misleads the narrator about their intentions and makes deliberate excuses about their lack of interest.

    Nice rundown GlamourizedInsanity - "He sets his watch To a comet's orbit" - how often does a comet orbit?... very scarcely. This person makes little effort.
    eximon November 10, 2011   Link

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