Hyperballad
Björk Lyrics


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We live on a mountain
Right at the top
There's a beautiful view
From the top of the mountain
Every morning I walk towards the edge
And throw little things off
Like car-parts, bottles and cutlery
Or whatever I find lying around
It's become a habit
A way to start the day

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

It's real early morning
No-one is awake
I'm back at my cliff
Still throwing things off
I listen to the sounds they make
On their way down
I follow with my eyes 'til they crash
Imagine what my body would sound like
Slamming against those rocks
When it lands
Will my eyes
Be closed or open?

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you





Safe up (here with you)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Björk's "Hyperballad" paint a vivid picture of a person living on the top of a mountain. The first stanza talks about the beauty of the view from the top of the mountain and the habits of the person who lives there. The person throws little things off the mountain as a way to start their day.


The second stanza reveals the reason behind this peculiar habit: the person does it before their partner wakes up so that they can feel happier and safer up on the mountain with their partner. The third stanza takes the listener back to the early morning, where the person is still throwing things off the cliff and listening intently to the sounds they make on their way down. The final lines of the song describe the person's thoughts as they ponder what it would feel like to fall off the mountain and what their fate would be.


Line by Line Meaning

We live on a mountain
We reside on top of a mountain


Right at the top
More specifically, at the very summit


There's a beautiful view
The panoramic sight from up here is breathtaking


From the top of the mountain
From our elevated position


Every morning I walk towards the edge
At the crack of dawn, I stroll to the precipice


And throw little things off
I toss miscellaneous objects down the slope


Like car-parts, bottles and cutlery
Examples of such items include automotive components, glass containers, and silverware


Or whatever I find lying around
Anything I stumble upon that's on the ground


It's become a habit
This routine has turned into something I do subconsciously


A way to start the day
This act has become sort of a ritual to begin my morning


I go through all this
I repeat this process every day


Before you wake up
Before you rise from slumber


So I can feel happier
By doing so, I experience more joy


To be safe up here with you
As it provides a sense of security while I am with you


It's real early morning
The time is quite early


No-one is awake
No human person is currently conscious


I'm back at my cliff
I have returned to my previous location by the precipice


Still throwing things off
Continuing to toss items downhill


I listen to the sounds they make
I listen to the noises these items produce


On their way down
As they tumble towards the bottom


I follow with my eyes 'til they crash
I track their trajectory with my vision until they hit the rocks


Imagine what my body would sound like
I envision what noise my body would make if it followed the same path


Slamming against those rocks
Colliding with the hard surface below


When it lands
After it reaches the ground


Will my eyes
I wonder whether my eyes


Be closed or open?
Would they be shut or wide-open?


Safe up (here with you)
Safe and secure being with you by my side up here




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

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@alicjapogoda3469

We live on a mountain
Right at the top
There's a beautiful view
From the top of the mountain
Every morning I walk towards the edge
And throw little things off
Like car parts, bottles and cutlery
Or whatever I find lying around

[Pre-Chorus 1]
It's become a habit
A way to start the day

[Chorus]
I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

[Chorus]
I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

[Verse 2]
It's early morning
No one is awake
I'm back at my cliff
Still throwing things off
I listen to the sounds they make
On their way down
I follow with my eyes till they crash
I imagine what my body would sound like
Slamming against those rocks

[Pre-Chorus 2]
And when it lands
Will my eyes be closed or open?

[Chorus]
I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

[Chorus]
I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

[Chorus]
I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

[Post-Chorus]
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you



@noreasonwhynot4548

@MouseRat From the album "Post".
Lyrics:
We live on a mountain
Right at the top
There's a beautiful view
From the top of the mountain
Every morning I walk towards the edge
And throw little things off
Like:
Car parts, bottles and cutlery
Or whatever I find lying around

It's become a habit
A way
To start the day

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

It's early morning
No one is awake
I'm back at my cliff
Still throwing things off
I listen to the sounds they make
On their way down
I follow with my eyes 'til they crash
Imagine what my body would sound like
Slamming against those rocks

When it lands
Will my eyes
Be closed or open?

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you



@pumpupthebass

@MouseRat
We live on a mountain
Right at the top
There's a beautiful view
From the top of the mountain
Every morning I walk towards the edge
And throw little things off
Like car parts, bottles and cutlery
Or whatever I find lying around

[Pre-Chorus 1]
It's become a habit
A way to start the day

[Chorus]
I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

[Chorus]
I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

[Verse 2]
It's early morning
No one is awake
I'm back at my cliff
Still throwing things off
I listen to the sounds they make
On their way down
I follow with my eyes till they crash
I imagine what my body would sound like
Slamming against those rocks

[Pre-Chorus 2]
And when it lands
Will my eyes be closed or open?

[Chorus]
I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

[Chorus]
I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

[Chorus]
I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you

[Post-Chorus]
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you
Safe up here with you



All comments from YouTube:

@JChappee

Björk explains: "I guess that song is about when you're in a relationship and it's going really well and you're really happy and maybe you have given up parts of yourself. To fall in love and be in a relationship for a long time is like giving a lot of parts of you away because the relationship becomes more important than you as individuals. It's a bit of a tricky balance. I think everyone in a relationship needs to know not to forget themselves..." (from an interview by David Hemingway)

@ArnonWor

I thought this was about her baby boy. No?

@emmalouisewaldron3501

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@illu9683

Would actually appear that even Bjork herself doesn't know what this song is actually about. Notice the first two words in the quote above....."I guess...." So, I GUESS that would mean she didn't know what it was about when she wrote it. :)

@heterofobikah

wow!! this was exactly my interpretation

@mindmy609

our ''fall'' the relationship of the higher

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@albacastillo2020

May 2024. This is not a song. It's medicine for the soul.

@koichi4116

I stand by the fact that this is one of the best songs of all time

@sosijiz1971

Agreed! And the way she sings/says SAFE? Glory. That one word hits me, every single time; sends shivers quite beautifully down the spine (and everywhere else!). The Jools Holland live version is sublime too, I reckon?

@vectorjeldes

In my opinion, only a few songs compete with Hyper-ballad the place of best song ever writen

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