Sunday, April 15, 2007
Eyes wide open
I never thought that I would be hooked up to one of Bjork's album -- well, her Greatest Hits album at least. Back in the 90's I thought that she's just an outlandish, freak artist that only produces gibberish. That is until I heard one of her songs entitled Joga which featured her vocal prowess and eccentric beat. I loved it. Although she said that the song is about iceland and her friend, for me it is one beautifully written love song.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usCurious and interested, I then searched for her other songs and one caught my attention. Hyper-ballad. A song that starts slow then slowly transforms into a fast paced jungle beats. There is a stanza in Hyper-ballad that really got me thinking. Here it goes:

It's 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
I imagine what my body would sound like
Slamming against those rocks
And when it lands
Will my eyes be closed or open?

The last line hit me. If I'm falling to my death, will my eyes be wide open or will I just close it and let my other senses be my witnesses? It's hard to imagine. How about you?

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posted by Johnjan @ 11:07 PM  
  • At 4/17/2007 3:45 PM, Blogger jae said…

    If one's not ready to die, he/she will fall with eyes wide open and hauntingly scared. But when one is, I can imagine he/she would embrace death willingly, peacefully. :)

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