"Virus" as written by Bj�rk Gudmundsdottir and Sigurjon Sigurdsson....
Like a virus needs a body
As soft tissue feeds on blood
Some day I'll find you, the urge is here

Like a mushroom on a tree trunk
As the protein transmutates
I knock on your skin, and I am in

The perfect match, you and me
I adapt, contagious
You open up, say welcome

Like a flame that seeks explosives
As gunpowder needs a war
I feast inside you, my host is you

The perfect match, you and I
You fail to resist
My crystalline charm

Like a virus, patient hunter
I'm waiting for you, I'm starving for you

My sweet adversary
My sweet adversary
My sweet adversary

Lyrics submitted by cactuar

"Virus" as written by Sigurjon Sigurdsson Bj�rk Gudmundsdottir

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  • +3
    My OpinionThis song is beautiful. I love the ethereal and sad feeling. This song sounds like it belongs on Vespertine because of the way it sounds, but the lyrics explain why its on Biophillia instead.
    Ashleyrayon October 17, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentVirus is kind of a song in disguise. You can look in it in two ways. One can be a love song saying how much someone wants a lover, and how we are a perfect match. The beautiful sounds lull you into a since of love.
    But then you read the lyrics. It describes how something uses a host for nutrients, and slowly kills the host from the outside. But sometimes the virus acts in such a way that the host welcomes the virus, as it is unknowingly killing it.
    friesianon November 16, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionThis song is so damn beautiful! Like the previous commentor said, this song sounds like it belongs on Vespertine, but the lyrics tell you why it's in Biophilia. This is a love song only Bjork could've written.
    JackSylverwindon July 06, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionWhat a great song about relations based on dependency. Apparently beautiful and full of love, but slowly destructive, killing you from the inside even if you don't notice. Virus are not alive, not dead, they need to hook up to a living host to suck their resources and reproduce. They need the host to survive, but the host will kill them eventually.
    carolaclavoon February 14, 2014   Link

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