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Army of Me
Björk Lyrics


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Stand up
You've got to manage
I won't sympathize
Anymore

And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me

You're alright
There's nothing wrong
Self-sufficience, please
And get to work

And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
Army of me

You're on your own now
We won't save you
Your rescue squad
Is too exhausted

And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me

And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
Army of me

Overall Meaning

In "Army of Me," Bjork delivers a powerful message about self-reliance and taking control of one's life. She is urging someone to stand up and take responsibility for themselves, to stop complaining, and to become self-sufficient. This is made clear in the lines "You've got to manage, I won't sympathize anymore" and "You're on your own now, we won't save you."


The chorus, "And if you complain once more, you'll meet an army of me," is a warning that if the person continues to complain and not take action, they will face the consequences of their inaction, which Bjork likens to facing an army. The repetition of this line throughout the song emphasizes the importance of taking action for oneself.


The line "Your rescue squad is too exhausted" is particularly poignant, as it suggests that the person has been relying on others to rescue them, but those people are now tired of doing so. The repetition of the chorus at the end of the song, with the addition of "Army of me," emphasizes that the person needs to take responsibility for themself and become their own army, fighting for their own success and wellbeing.


Line by Line Meaning

Stand up
Take a stand for yourself


You've got to manage
You have to take charge of your own life


I won't sympathize
I won't show pity for you


Anymore
It's time for you to be responsible


And if you complain once more
If you continue to whine


You'll meet an army of me
You'll face the consequences of your actions


You're alright
You're doing fine


There's nothing wrong
There's no need to complain


Self-sufficience, please
Be self-reliant


And get to work
Start taking action


You're on your own now
You have to deal with your problems alone


We won't save you
We won't bail you out


Your rescue squad
The people who usually rescue you


Is too exhausted
They've had enough of your complaints


Army of me
I will be the one to hold you accountable




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Bjork Gudmundsdotter, Graham Vernon Massey

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@suhebkhan9054

Stand up
You've got to manage
I won't sympathize
Anymore
And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
You're alright
There's nothing wrong
Self-sufficience, please
And get to work
And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
Army of me
You're on your own now
We won't save you
Your rescue squad
Is too exhausted
And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
Army of me



@user-ip9yu7lp1q

Stand up 일어나
You've got to manage 책임져
I won't sympathize 동정따위에 기대지마
Anymore. 더이상

And if you complain once more 한 번만 더 뭐라고 그러면
You'll meet an army of me 넌 나의 군대를 만나게 될거야

You're alright 니 말이 맞아
There's nothing wrong 잘 못된건 없어
Self-sufficience please! 자기만족도 이제 그만
And get to work. 그리고 이제 일어나

You're on your own now 이제 너 스스로 해봐
We won't save you 우린 널 구해줄 수 없어
Your rescue-squad 널 도와주는 것도
Is to exhausted 정말이지 지쳤어..



All comments from YouTube:

@saigonpunkid

This was the type of music that MTV used to air late at night. No youtube, no netflix, it was surreal and amazing to watch.

@wayne20uk

Until MTV banned it due to the similarity to the Oklahoma bombing

@pare4918

and fsol, orbital etc

@borislugosi54

120 Minutes would air on sunday nights, beyond that show, I dont remember MTV having any freeform format running late night. The playlist of videos got a bit more diverse past midnight however was never like crossing a threshold into a garden of earthly delights for the brave few that wanted something other than the loop of videos they played during the day. I may have missed the era when they did do that. I do agree though, it is great to have a source that can expose people to new things to try rather than just serving up "prepared meals". Or shows featuring Brett Michaels trying to find "love". Ugh

@blairenovick5300

Omg exactly

@SHIN-STRIDER

It was simply the best network back in the day

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@clemertt

this song is even more futuristic than 2020s music

@superunknown2812

Nailed it

@monicaspaulo1763

Exato, ela é atemporal, esta música é de 1992 +/-
💚💛🇧🇷💛💚

@junameltv2050

exactly

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