Hunter
Björk Lyrics


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If travel is searching
And home what's been found
I'm not stopping

I'm going hunting
I'm the hunter
I'll bring back the goods
But I don't know when

I thought I could organize freedom
How Scandinavian of me
You sussed it out, didn't you?

You could smell it
So you left me on my own
To complete the mission
Now I'm leaving it all behind

I'm going hunting
I'm the hunter
I'm the hunter
I'm going hunting
I'm the hunter
I'm the hunter
I'm the hunter




I'm the hunter
I'm the hunter

Overall Meaning

Björk's "Hunter" is a reflective song about the journey to self-discovery and the pursuit of enlightenment. The opening lines, "If travel is searching and home has been found," suggest that the singer has already discovered a sense of belonging, yet the lyrics go on to describe a restless desire to continue exploring the world and uncovering new truths. The lyrics "I'm not stopping, I'm going hunting. I'm the hunter, I'll bring back the goods, but I don't know when" are an assertion of the singer's determination to continue searching and learning, even if it means stepping outside their comfort zone.


The reference to Scandinavian culture in the line "How Scandinavian of me" is a nod to the idea of "organized freedom" which Björk once described as a concept of balancing personal autonomy with a communal sense of responsibility. The song also contains the Icelandic phrase "En-cha-le-li, en-cha-le" which translates roughly to "Well, haven't you figured it out?" This phrase is repeated several times throughout the song, serving as a kind of chorus or mantra, and suggests a sense of frustration or impatience on the part of the singer.


The final lines of the song, "Now I'm leaving it all behind, I'm going hunting, I'm the hunter," speak to a willingness to let go of past beliefs or assumptions and embrace the unknown. The repetition of the phrase "I'm the hunter" reinforces the singer's sense of agency and self-determination on this journey of self-discovery.


Line by Line Meaning

Ooh
A sound expressing excitement, enthusiasm, or both.


If travel is searching
If traveling is done with the intent of finding something.


And home has been found
And the traveler has finally found a place to call home.


I'm not stopping
I refuse to stop searching.


I'm going hunting
I will continue moving forward to reach my goal.


I'm the hunter
I am the one in control of my journey, the one seeking what I need and want.


I'll bring back the goods
I intend to fulfill my mission and retrieve what I've been searching for.


But I don't know when
I do not know when I will achieve my goal.


I thought I could organize freedom
I believed I could plan and structure my own freedom according to my liking.


How Scandinavian of me
A reference to Scandinavian culture, which values personal freedom and social equality.


En-cha-le-li
A nonsensical phrase, possibly meant to represent something untranslatable.


En-cha-le
Another nonsensical phrase with unknown meaning.


You sussed it out, didn't you?
You figured it out, didn't you? You understood what I needed and left me alone to do it on my own.


You could smell it
You could sense what I needed, what my goal was.


So you left me on my own
You left me alone to pursue my own mission.


To complete the mission
To successfully reach my goal.


Now I'm leaving it all behind
I am putting everything else aside to focus on attaining my objective.


I'm going hunting
I am still pursuing my goal with determination.


I'm the hunter, I'm the hunter
I am in charge of my own pursuit, and I am fully committed to achieving it.


I'm the hunter, I'm the hunter
Repetition of the previous line for emphasis.


I'm the hunter, I'm the hunter
Repetition of the previous line for emphasis.


I'm the hunter
Reassertion of the fact that I am the one spearheading this mission, and I intend to succeed.


Ooh
Excitement and enthusiasm regarding the mission and the determination to follow-through until I achieve my ultimate goal.




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

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@LiveAndLetLive2024

"[Verse 1]
If travel is searching
And home what's been found
I'm not stopping
[Chorus]
I'm going hunting
I'm the hunter
I'll bring back the goods
But I don't know when
[Bridge]
I thought I could organise freedom
How Scandinavian of me
You sussed it out, didn't you?
[Verse 2]
You could smell it
So you left me on my own
To complete the mission
Now I'm leaving it all behind
[Chorus]
I'm going hunting
I'm the hunter
I'm the hunter
I'm going hunting
I'm the hunter
I'm the hunter
I'm the hunter
I'm the hunter

I'm the hunter
(You just didn't know me)
(You just didn't know me)"



@Stefarooh

I was 16 when I first heard Björk back in 1993. My mother belonged to a club
called Leisure Books that sent you a catalogue every month from which you could
choose 3 books for a set price. You could also select CD's. One month my mother
couldn't make up her mind so I asked if I could choose a CD. I was into grunge
back then (Nirvana, Stone Roses, Stone Temple Pilots, Smashing Pumpkins) and
the cover of the CD made her look like a grunge rock chick so I chose Debut not
knowing what to expect when it arrived. My first listen I was a bit taken aback
with her voice and vocal style but the album quickly grew on me that it became
a favourite for that year. It also got me into dancepop, electropop and trip
hop that would eventually lead to a deep love for house music. I had officially
become a fan. I have been a fan of hers for 27 years now as I turn 43 this
year. I still deeply love this woman's music.



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@lordmillwall8784

I met Bjork Backstage at Reading Festival ..she was sitting at a table making origami stuff..she walked over and plonked a paper cube she had just made and said "This is for you" and then walked away...i still have that paper cube she made 💯👑🤘

@notseenontv4819

LMAO thats like the most bjork-y thing ive ever heard her do

@magicwood2360

Love that ❤️

@JustFiddler

anda sangat beruntung !

@Sept1973

So cute she must have liked you to do that.

@solja19k

Sounds like Byork alright. Lol

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@veryawful861

I’m glad to see she’s enjoying her visit to our human planet earth.

@venussamady4735

😂😂😂😂

@MariaAntonietaSanzSanchez

I also think her soul is from another planet!

@tomturbo7972

One of the funniest comments i read for a while! Made my day, thx...^^

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