(Video link here.)   We were just getting disgruntled at Pandora’s “Bjork” stream when “All Is Full Of Love” came on. We WOKE UP, amazed at what we were hearing and went looking for the lyrics. They are beautiful, somehow making us think of the creative process as much as love. “You have to trust it, despite wrong turns. It’s there.”

This video of a young Bjork performing the song is a bit unfocused until 1:20 when it really picks up steam. At 2:30 she holds a note – the word “love” – for a stunning 17 seconds. It has an utterly forthright, courageous quality that reminded us of Piece for Soprano and Wish Tree Yoko Ono performed at MOMA.  We figure that’s the point of things: to use whatever voice you’ve got.

You’ll be given love
You’ll be taken care of
You’ll be given love
You have to trust it

Maybe not from the sources
You have poured yours
Maybe not from the directions
You are staring at

Twist your head around
It’s all around you
All is full of love
All around you

All is full of love
You just ain’t receiving
All is full of love
Your phone is off the hook
All is full of love
Your doors are all shut
All is full of love!

All is full of love

All is full of love

All is full of love

All is full of love

Related posts: yoko ono’s wish tree
beth ditto is a big relief
vision break: a dress that makes music…
inside björk’s house (we’re back!)
a non-ipad glimpse of bjork’s biophilia

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One thought on “björk ‘all is full of love’

  1. what is love, if not the energy of creative process and invitation into moment to moment awareness of all possibilities – presence – which for me is the improvised life…born out of each breath with all due respect to and in spite of our plans…the lines you have highlighted really are stunning. Lately I’ve been curious about the spaces “in-between” where I pour my heart, where I am staring to what is…unexpected little journey this morning – thanks!

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