Who Sang Hyper‐Ballad? Björk

Björk Post cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1995-6-9
Genre: Electronic Jazz
Style: Industrial/Trip Hop/Tribal/Big Band/Synth-pop/Experimental
length: 5:22
producer: Björk and Nellee Hooper
conductor: Eumir Deodato and Gavyn Wright
mixer: Mark “Spike” Stent and Al Stone
recording engineer: Howard Simon Bernstein and Steve Price
keyboard: Marius de Vries and Björk
viola: Robert Smissen
cello: Anthony Pleeth
programming: Marius de Vries
miscellaneous support: Isobel Griffiths
strings arranger: Eumir Deodato
assistant engineer: Oswald Bowe, Adrian Scarff, Mark Warner and Kirsten Cowie
Lyrics
We live on a mountain
Right at the top
There's a beautiful view
From the top of the mountain
Every morning I walk towards the edge
And throw little things off
Like car-parts, bottles and cutlery
Or whatever I find lying around
It's become a habit
A way to start the day

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

It's real early morning
No-one is awake
I'm back at my cliff
Still throwing things off
I listen to the sounds they make
On their way down
I follow with my eyes 'til they crash
Imagine what my body would sound like
Slamming against those rocks
When it lands
Will my eyes
Be closed or open?

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

Safe up (here with you)

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Army of Me
  • 2 Hyper‐Ballad
  • 3 The Modern Things
  • 4 It’s Oh So Quiet
  • 5 Enjoy
  • 6 You’ve Been Flirting Again
  • 7 Isobel
  • 8 Possibly Maybe
  • 9 I Miss You
  • 10 Cover Me
  • 11 Headphones

  • Release information
    label: One Little Indian Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5016958025427
    script: Latin