Bedtime Story

Album: Bedtime Stories (1995)
Charted: 4 42
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  • Today is the last day that I'm using words
    They've gone out, lost their meaning
    Don't function anymore

    Let's, let's, let's get unconscious honey
    Let's get unconscious honey

    Today is the last day that I'm using words
    They've gone out, lost their meaning
    Don't function anymore

    Traveling, leaving logic and reason
    Traveling, to the arms of unconsciousness
    Traveling, leaving logic and reason
    Traveling, to the arms of unconsciousness

    Let's get unconscious honey
    Let's get unconscious
    Let's get unconscious honey
    Let's get unconscious

    Words are useless, especially sentences
    They don't stand for anything
    How could they explain how I feel

    Traveling, traveling, I'm traveling
    Traveling, traveling, leaving logic and reason
    Traveling, traveling, I'm gonna relax
    Traveling, traveling, in the arms of unconsciousness

    Let's get unconscious honey
    Let's get unconscious
    Let's get unconscious honey
    Let's get unconscious

    And inside we're all still wet
    Longing and yearning
    How can I explain how I feel?

    Let's get unconscious honey
    Let's get unconscious
    Let's get unconscious honey
    Let's get unconscious

    Traveling, traveling
    Traveling, traveling
    Traveling, traveling
    Traveling, traveling, in the arms of unconsciousness

    And all that you've ever learned
    Try to forget
    I'll never explain again Writer/s: Björk Gudmundsdottir, Marius De vries, Nellee Hooper
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Raphael Martinez from London UkThe video directed by Marc Romaneck is clearly inspired by the work of Sergei Parajanov and Andrei Tarkovsky.
  • Leo from Westminster 1, MdThe title cut to Bedtime Stories is a sad song. Madonna is ready to cry on her sad dance floor. In this sad song, Lady Madonna bursts into Wet Tears running down her sad face. She cries
    "Today is the last day that I'm using words because they are useless and don't stand for anything. I'm traveling in the arms of unconsciousness!" Her first Kabbalah lesson, in Bedtime Stories, Madonna feels baptized by water. She cries "And Inside/We're All Still Wet/Longing and Yearning/How can I Explain How I Feel? Madonna is angry and downright scared about the way the media have treated her over the years. Bedtime Stories could well be her saddest dance piece. And when Madonna cries that she'll never explain her life again to her detractors, she is being sad, brave and Our Lady is simply telling her own truth about her life. Brilliant, Madonna!
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnCool, creative video. The song introduced Madonna to techno music.
  • Hype from Austin, TxAt the beginning of the video monitor flashes: Subject: Ciccone, M. Madonna is lying down, subject to an expirament, As the fluid seeps into her body, the screed reads: Lucid.

    The video then goes into fantastic dreamland. In this world she says that word, "don't function anymore," "How can they explain how I feel?" The video says that she is leaving logic and reason through the arms on unconscious.

    This is one of her best videos ever! Thanks Bjork and Madge!
  • Reese from Calgary, CanadaDefinitely one of Madonna's better song's...and by far one of her best videos! I found it to be like a Dali painting, surreal and filled with curious beauty. The collaboration with Bjork on this song was a very wise move. This song is even further proof that Madonna's style is always changing, and she refuses to stay "safe" with her talent. I'm not too sure on what the meaning of the lyrics are, but they're still interesting and somehow moving. Brilliant song, and a beautiful video, well done, Madonna!
  • John from Seasttle, WaBedtime Story was written by Bjork and when questioned about it she said she DID NOT write it for Madonna but wrote it as a favor for a friend. Madonna took this personally so that is why she has a Bjork look-a-like tied up and is spanking her in the Human Nature video. I LOVE both of these videos...the imagery is so incredible in Bedtime Story and the concept for Human Nature just rocks plus Madonna looks so freakin hot in cornrows and black patent leather!!!
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