Pleasure Is All Mine
Björk Lyrics


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The pleasure is all mine
To get to be the generous one
Is the strongest stance

The pleasure is all mine
To finally let go and evenly
Be flown
Who gives most
Who gives most
Who gives most

The pleasure is all mine
Women like us
We strengthen most host-like

When in doubt, give




When in doubt, give
When in doubt, give

Overall Meaning

In Björk's song "The Pleasure Is All Mine," she takes on the perspective of a generous and giving person. The opening line "The pleasure is all mine" is a common response when someone thanks another for doing something kind or generous. The singer in the song recognizes the power of being the one who is able to give to others, as it is a strong and empowering stance to take. Even when facing difficulty or doubt, the singer encourages herself and others to continue giving generously.


The song takes on a feminist perspective, as Björk sings "Women like us, we strengthen most host-like." This line suggests that women have a natural ability to create and host communities, and that generosity and giving are key components of building and sustaining these communities. The line "Who gives most" is repeated several times throughout the song, emphasizing the importance of generosity as a marker of strength and power.


Overall, "The Pleasure Is All Mine" encourages listeners to embrace generosity and giving as a way to strengthen themselves and their communities. The song promotes a positive and empowering attitude towards giving, even when faced with doubts or difficulty.


Line by Line Meaning

The pleasure is all mine
It gives me great pleasure to do this


To get to be the generous one
I feel privileged to be in a position to give


Is the strongest stance
Being able to give is a sign of strength


To finally let go and evenly
To be able to let go and surrender control


Be flown
To allow yourself to be carried away by the moment


Who gives most
The person who gives the most is the strongest


Women like us
Women who are like me


We strengthen most host-like
We become stronger when we are in a position to be a host or give hospitality


When in doubt, give
When you're not sure what to do, give


When in doubt, give
When you're unsure of what to do, giving is always a good option


When in doubt, give
When you're at a crossroads, giving can lead you to the right path




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

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Vulnus et cura

The pleasure is all mine
To get to be the generous one
Is the strongest stance

The pleasure is all mine
To finally let go and evenly
Be flown

Who gives most
Who gives most
Who gives most

The pleasure is all mine
Women like us
We strengthen most host-like

When in doubt, give
When in doubt, give
When in doubt, give



All comments from YouTube:

Krolblach

The chord sequence in the first section is truly phenomenal, the vocal arrangement even more so. What an artist.

jebsievers

Totally man. Always considered her an artist—that title I can authentically give to like 3% of famous musicians.

kadejito

You should search for the piano version of this song to really hear how awesome this song is.

Vittorio Albergamo

@jebsievers so generous :)

contactkeithstack

Fmin to Bmaj to emaj, it is very very cool.

sarang

@contactkeithstack I think the second chord is G#min7 (or Bmaj/G#) - and yes, it IS very very cool 🙂

whitemark

One of her most under rated songs

Razor Abe

It’s so amazing.. she’s my favorite artist of ALL TIME... such a gift to mankind

Lupaloops

Love this song. Don't recommend blasting it in your room with your parents around.

Ariel Amejeiras

Why?? HAHA!

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