I go through all this before you wake up
To feel happier and safe with you again
I go through all this before you wake up
To feel happier and safe with you up here

I'm back at my cliff
Still throwing things off
I listen to the sound they make on their way down
When it lands, will my eyes be closed or open?

I go through all this before you wake up
To feel happier and safe with you again

I go through all this before you wake up
To fell happier and safe with you again
And safe with you up here

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Hyperballad (Björk cover) song meanings
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    General Commenti really love her cover of this. and i love Bjork too.
    dustybreezeon September 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFucking beautiful.
    fonfreakaon May 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI liked this song from the first time i heard it. It made me fell optimistic and joyful but I needed more than 10 years of life experience since than, to fully understand its meaning.

    Well I think that this is about her spiritual awaking, when she realized that one can be happy only "on top of the mountain" fully conscious an connected to spiritual part of its existence.
    She is aware of that she is only awake (spiritually) before everybody else, and that she is in front of the time when everybody is going to awake anyway.
    She is trowing materialism away from herself and safe in her spiritual position (top of the mountain) she is playing with thing that crashes "on the way down".
    This is a game when she proves herself everyday that spiritual is above material since she (from the spiritual position - from top of the mountain) can easily control matter and keep herself (like personification of spirituality) unchanged and constant.
    She is so free in that game that, at the end, she imagine trowing herself from the top of the mountain like all other things, her body smashes and damage at the end, but there's a still doubt if there is a life after dead or not when she hit the ground totally broken (will my eyes be closed or open).
    She is not sure in that last thing, but one way or another she continues to fell happy since she discovered an accepted her dual nature fully. On the one hand she has a body that can be easily destroyed and damaged and from the other side she has soul (spirit, consciousness...) that is immortal, unchangeable and impossible to damage, so as long as she is aware of herself and fully conscious of her dual nature (on the top of the mountain) she can be happy and safe of dead in conventional way.
    vesna11832on November 29, 2017   Link

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