Cocoon
Björk Lyrics


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Who would have known
That a boy like him
Would have entered me lightly
Restoring my blisses

Who would have known
That a boy like him
After sharing my core
Would stay going nowhere

Who would have known
A beauty this immense
Who would have known
A saintly trance
Who would have known
Miraculous breath
To inhale a beard
Loaded with courage

Who would have known
That a boy like him
Possessed of magical
Sensitivity
Who would approach a girl like me
Who caresses cradles his head
In her bosom

He slides inside
Half awake, half asleep
We faint back
Into sleephood
When I wake up
The second time
In his arms
Gorgeousness
He's still inside me

Who would have known
Who ah
Who would have known

A train of pearls
Cabin by cabin
Is shot precisely
Across an ocean

From a mouth
From a
From the mouth
Of a girl like me
To a boy




To a boy
To a boy

Overall Meaning

The song Cocoon by Björk is a deeply personal and introspective exploration of love and intimacy. The opening lines, "Who would have known / That a boy like him / Would have entered me lightly / Restoring my blisses," suggest a level of surprise or unexpectedness in the relationship that the singer has found herself in. Despite this, she goes on to describe the beauty, sensitivity and courage possessed by her lover.


Throughout the song, there is an almost dream-like quality to the lyrics, with references to sleephood and waking up the second time in her lover's arms. The imagery of a "train of pearls / Cabin by cabin / Is shot precisely / Across an ocean" feels like a metaphor for the connection and intimacy the singer feels with her lover, despite them being physically apart.


Ultimately, Cocoon is a celebration of the power of love and connection, even in the face of uncertainty and surprise.


Line by Line Meaning

Who would have known
It was unpredictable


That a boy like him
A man with exceptional qualities


Would have entered me lightly
Came into my life causing minimum changes


Restoring my blisses
Made my life happy again


After sharing my core
After knowing me well


Would stay going nowhere
Would not progress or move forward


A beauty this immense
A very beautiful thing


A saintly trance
A mystical state of being


Miraculous breath
Breath that is amazing


To inhale a beard
To take in courage


Loaded with courage
Having a lot of courage


Possessed of magical Sensitivity
Having a special sensitivity


Who would approach a girl like me
Who would come to me


Who caresses cradles his head In her bosom
Who comforts him


He slides inside
Intimacy


Half awake, half asleep
Drowsy


We faint back Into sleephood
Falling asleep


When I wake up The second time In his arms Gorgeousness He's still inside me
Waking up next to him and feeling happy about it


A train of pearls Cabin by cabin Is shot precisely Across an ocean
A metaphor for expressing love


From a mouth From a From the mouth Of a girl like me To a boy To a boy To a boy
Telling someone that you love them




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Bjork Gudmundsdottir, Thomas Knak

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@jane-olsen

Who would have known: that a boy like him
Would have entered me lightly restoring my blisses.

Who would have known: that a boy like him
After sharing my core would stay going nowhere.

Who would have known: a beauty this immense.
Who would have known: a saintly trance.
Who would have known: miraculous breath,
To inhale a beard loaded with courage.

Who would have known: that a boy like him
Possessed of magical sensitivity
Would approach a girl like me,
Who carresses,
Cradles,
His head in a bosom.

He slides inside,
Half awake / half asleep.
We faint back
Into sleephood.
When I wake up
The second time in his arms: gorgeousness!
He's still inside me!

Who would have known?
Who, would have known?

A train of pearls cabin by cabin
Is shot precisely across an ocean
From a mouth.

From a,
From a mouth of a girl like me,
To a boy,
To a boy,
To a boy.



@ratguyevan151

Lyrics
Who would have known, that a boy like him,
would have entered me lightly, restoring my blisses
Who would have known, that a boy like him
After sharing my core, would stay, going nowhere
Who would have known, a beauty this immense
Who would have known, a saintly trance
Who would have known, miraculous breath
To inhale a beard loaded with courage
Who would've known, that a boy like him
Possessed a magical sensitivity, would approach a girl like me
Who caresses, cradles, his head in my bosom.
He slides inside, half awake half asleep
We faint back into sleephood
When I wake up, the second time in his arms, gorgeousness, he's still inside me
Who would've known, who-ahhh, who would've known
A train of pearls, cabin by cabin, is shot precisely across an ocean, from a mouth
From, a, from a mouth of a girl like me, to a boy.
To a boy
To a boy



All comments from YouTube:

@deliusamat7705

"The perfect song doesn't exist"
Björk: "Hjöld my bjír"

@syntheticsilkwood2206

Best rendition of this meme I've seen haha

@prismaperfetto7979

Man, everytime she says "who would have known that a boy like him, after sharing my core, would stay going nowhere" I sob hardcore

@B_rye8

Jimmylive7 and his magical sensitivity

@aberoy9957

I once cried on the bus while hearing that part lol

@leahrebecca2051

Fucking mood

@liamnewsom8583

something feels deeply tragic about it

@destruyepuchas

im the boy

@guinness7722

Married 13 years now. Our wedding video starts to this song. Nothing has changed. I’m a pretty lucky guy.

@zodsi

thats sweet, congrats

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