Ancestress

Album: Fossora (2022)
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  • My skull, it is my cathedral
    Where this matrimort takes place
    When I was a girl, she sang for me
    In falsetto, lullabies with sincerity
    I thank her for her integrity

    My ancestress clock is ticking
    Her once vibrant rebellion is fading
    I am her hope keeper
    I assure hope is there
    At, at all times

    My ancestress has left all manners
    Her pulsating skin rebelling
    The doctors she despised
    Placed a pacemaker inside her

    When you're out of time
    Oh, how you look back changes
    Did you punish us for leaving?
    Are you sure we hurt you?
    Was it just not "living?"

    She had idiosyncratic sense of rhythm
    Dyslexia, the ultimate freeform
    She invents words and adds syllables
    Handwriting, language all her own

    I don't have that story in my mouth
    When you die, you bring with you what you've given

    The machine of her breathed all night
    While she rested
    Revealed her resilience
    And then it didn't

    You see with your own eyes
    But hear with your mother's
    There's fear of being absorbed
    By the other

    By now, we share the same flesh
    As much as I tried to escape it
    This is no mediocre debris
    My ancestress this is

    The odor of our final parting
    Those have been
    The perfume of separation for centuries
    The perfume of separation for centuries
    Ancestress

    Nature wrote this psalm
    It expands this realm
    Translucent skin let go of
    A cold palm embalmed Writer/s: Björk Guðmundsdóttir
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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