Desired Constellation
Björk Lyrics


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It's tricky when you feel someone
Has done some sin on your behalf
It's slippery when your sense of justice
Murmurs underneath and is asking you

How am I going to make it right
How am I going to make it right
With a palm full of stars
I throw them like dice (repeatedly)
On the table (repeat, repeatedly)
I shake them like dice
And throw them on the table repeatedly (repeatedly)
Until the desired constellation appears

How am I going to make it right
How am I going to make it right
How am I going to make it right
(And did you hear how am I going to make it right)

How am I going to make it right




How am I going to make it right
(How am I going to make it right)

Overall Meaning

"Björk's Desired Constellation is a song about a person who feels wronged by someone else's actions that they feel has been committed on their behalf. The lyrics describe a struggle to reconcile a sense of justice that bubbles to the surface, while also grappling with how they can hope to make things right. In an effort to find a way forward, the singer collects a handful of stars and tosses them like dice on a table, shaking and throwing them repeatedly until the desired configuration takes shape. It's a metaphorical gesture that speaks to the power of intention and the hope that, through persistence and a belief in what's possible, it's possible to bring about change.


The song's lyrics have been interpreted in different ways, but a common thread is the idea that the desired constellation represents a sense of self-determination and control over one's life. For some, the stars may represent dreams or aspirations that seem unreachable or out of grasp, but through perseverance and faith in oneself, it's possible to bring them to fruition. For others, the stars might represent a sense of purpose or direction, a guiding light that helps illuminate the path forward.


Overall, Desired Constellation is a beautiful and deeply reflective song, with a haunting melody and lyrics that speak to the human experience of grappling with adversity, searching for meaning, and striving to make things right."


Line by Line Meaning

It's tricky when you feel someone
It's complicated when you have a feeling that someone has committed a sin on your behalf


Has done some sin on your behalf
Committed a sin that affects you


It's slippery when your sense of justice
It's hard to stay on the right path of justice when you feel uncertain


Murmurs underneath and is asking you
When your conscience is questioning you


How am I going to make it right
How can I correct the wrongs and make the situation right


With a palm full of stars
With hope and possibility


I throw them like dice (repeatedly)
Trying different things in hopes of the best outcome


On the table (repeat, repeatedly)
Presenting the choices and working out the best solution


I shake them like dice
Taking chances and being open to change


And throw them on the table repeatedly (repeatedly)
Persistently trying to find the right solution


Until the desired constellation appears
Until the pieces fall into place and the ideal outcome is achieved


And did you hear how am I going to make it right
Repeating the question to emphasize the need for a resolution


How am I going to make it right
Asking how to fix the wrongs


How am I going to make it right
Questioning how to make the situation right


(How am I going to make it right)
Asking how to resolve the issue




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Bjork Gudmundsdottir, Olivier Allary

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my favorite Bjork song... OMG I love her :)..what a genius

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