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Gratitude
Björk Lyrics


July 13, 1946

Dear General MacArthur,

With your permission
I offer wishes of good health,
During this heat
That burns anything.

The words I slowly put together
Do not flow easily, they only fill my heart

Recently, fulfilling
Your heart's desire
You removed the whaling
Moratorium.
Your gesture brings
A much needed food
To our community
And families,

The words I slowly put together
Do not flow easily, they only fill my heart

A million year old fossil
I send to you.
This comes from my family
And the ancient sea.
A prehistoric impression
Of the modern krill,
She feeds the noble whale,
And offers you longevity

The words I slowly put together
Do not flow easily, they only fill my heart

Finally, please take good care in the heat.

Sincerely yours,
Shizuka

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Written by: BJORK GUDMUNDSDOTTIR

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xtcandrew

July 13, 1946
Dear General MacArthur,
With your permission
I offer wishes of good health,
During this heat
That burns anything.
The words I slowly put together
Do not flow easily, they only fill my heart
Recently, fulfilling
Your heart's desire
You removed the whaling
Moratorium.
Your gesture brings
A much needed food
To our community
And families,
The words I slowly put together
Do not flow easily, they only fill my heart
A million year old fossil
I send to you.
This comes from my family
And the ancient sea.
A prehistoric impression
Of the modern krill,
She feeds the noble whale,
And offers you longevity
The words I slowly put together
Do not flow easily, they only fill my heart
Finally, please take good care in the heat.
Sincerely yours,
Shizuka



All comments from YouTube:

M. AZUL

Björk - Gratitude (2005)
Arca - Gratitud (2015)

xtcandrew

July 13, 1946
Dear General MacArthur,
With your permission
I offer wishes of good health,
During this heat
That burns anything.
The words I slowly put together
Do not flow easily, they only fill my heart
Recently, fulfilling
Your heart's desire
You removed the whaling
Moratorium.
Your gesture brings
A much needed food
To our community
And families,
The words I slowly put together
Do not flow easily, they only fill my heart
A million year old fossil
I send to you.
This comes from my family
And the ancient sea.
A prehistoric impression
Of the modern krill,
She feeds the noble whale,
And offers you longevity
The words I slowly put together
Do not flow easily, they only fill my heart
Finally, please take good care in the heat.
Sincerely yours,
Shizuka

MrTonyInchpractice

according to la gudmundsdottir, will oldham sang this song-based-on-a-letter in one take.

Marc Gill

i heard this track when it was released years ago, ive just heard arcas new album and theres a track called Gratitud, without the e! and it instantly sounded similar to this track. im just trying to fill in the gaps, is there a link between these two?

C S

Jack Hammer arca helped collaborate with production on some songs on vulnicura like notget and is helping to collaborate on utopia

MrTonyInchpractice

for their new album, arca suggested bjork revisit some sounds from songs- batabid, ambergris march...
her new single Blissing Me uses similar sounds as this song.
aeca's such a bjork mega-fan that i wouldn't be surprised if his track did specifically reference her work.

Jack Hammer

I hope this helps. Bjork is working/worked with Arca for her new album 'Utopia', due for a release this November. They've probably collaborated before.

Patrick Dumas

Maybe ! I have never thought about it. I can't describe but I also feel that something sounds similar in a way.

billbollins

extraordinarily beautiful.........

Hügelmann

This song introduced me to Will Oldham. Thank you Björk and Matthew Barney!

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