Who Sang Body Memory? Björk

Björk Utopia cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2017-11-24
length: 9:46
producer: Arca and Björk
conductor: Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir
vocal: Björk
mixer: Heba Kadry
engineer: Bergur Þórisson, Bart Migal and Chris Elms
recording engineer: Chris Elms and Bergur Þórisson
flute: Dagný Marínósdóttir, Björk, Melkorka Ólafsdóttir, Áshildur Haraldsdóttir, Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Steinunn Vala Pálsdóttir, Björg Brjánsdóttir, Puríður Jónsdóttir, Pamela de Sensi, Sigríður Hjördís Indriðadóttir, Emilía Rós Sigfúsdóttir, Sólveig Magnúsdóttir, Berglind Stefánsdóttir and Hafdís Vigfúsdóttir
cello: Júlía Mogensen
choir vocals: Hamrahlíðarkórinn
miscellaneous support: David Toop and Stephen O’Malley
harp: Katie Buckley
cello arranger: Björk
choir vocals arranger: Björk
solo flute: Melkorka Ólafsdóttir, Áshildur Haraldsdóttir and Berglind María Tómasdóttir
synthesizer: Arca
drum machine: Arca
electronic instruments: Arca
double bass: Hávarður Tryggvason
other instruments: Björk, Arca and Robin Carolan
composer: Björk
lyricist: Björk
The snow of winter
I'm walking hills and valleys
Adore this mystical fog
This ****ing mist
These cliffs are just showing off
Then the body memory kicks in
I mime my whole mountains
The moss that I'm made of
I redeem myself

I've been wrestling my fate
Do I accept this ending?
Will I accept my death?
Or struggle claustrophobic?
But, like a wolverine
With my destiny
Refuse to accept what was meant to be

Then the body memory kicks in, and I trust the unknown
Fossil my whole imagination
Surrender to future

How to capture all this love
And find a pathway before it
Like threading an ocean through a needle
Ribbon through a keyhole
Can't fathom the grasp
I can't grasp the fathom
Then the body memory kicks in
My limbs and tongue take over
Like the ancestors before me
Show me the flow

My sexual DNA
X-rays of my Kama Sutra
Summons different bodies
Conquers my spine and battle
Embark a nest
Then my body memory kicks in
It simply takes over
I redeem my body

I wasn't partnered then
Toxic doesn't agree with me
A love lured me here
Into a stagnant state
My myths, my customs, ridiculed
Vacuum-packed molecules
Then my body memory kicks in
On this Brooklyn dance floor
Sweating with these rhythms
Rotate this matrix

I'm trapped in legal harness
Kafka-esque with force like patriarchy
Avoid it to confront it
The body memory kicks in
My warrior vacance
My turn to defend
Urban didn't tame me
Then my body memory kicks in
Blossoms and embraces
Oral, anal entrances
Enjoy the satisfaction
If the other is growing

Digital Media 1
  • 1 Arisen My Senses
  • 2 Blissing Me
  • 3 The Gate
  • 4 Utopia
  • 5 Body Memory
  • 6 Features Creatures
  • 7 Courtship
  • 8 Losss
  • 9 Sue Me
  • 10 Tabula Rasa
  • 11 Claimstaker
  • 12 Paradisia
  • 13 Saint
  • 14 Future Forever