Show Me Forgiveness
Björk Lyrics


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Show me forgiveness
For having lost faith in myself
And let my own interior up
To inferior forces

The shame is endless
But if soon start forgiveness
The girl might live




Overall Meaning

Show Me Forgiveness is a heart-wrenching track from Björk's seminal album 'Medulla'. It's an introspective song about the internal battles that we all face at some point in our lives. The song starts with Björk pleading for forgiveness from herself, for having lost faith in her abilities. She then continues to admit that she has succumbed to inferior forces within her and wants to let her interior up to confront them. This could be interpreted as her acknowledging her own shortcomings and weaknesses and trying to overcome them.


The chorus of the song is perhaps the most poignant part of the track. Björk sings that the shame she feels is endless, but forgiveness could be the key to saving herself. She hopes to be able to revive the part of her that has been lost and forgotten. By asking for forgiveness, Björk is acknowledging her mistakes and taking responsibility for her actions. The song is an intimate portrayal of one's battle with oneself and the struggles that come with it.


Line by Line Meaning

Show me forgiveness
Please display a compassionately forgiving attitude towards me


For having lost faith in myself
Since I have doubted my own abilities and potential


And let my own interior up
Allow me to open up about my inner thoughts and feelings


To inferior forces
Despite being vulnerable to weaker influences


The shame is endless
My guilt and embarrassment seem to have no limits


But if soon start forgiveness
However, if I begin to forgive myself soon


The girl might live
I may be able to salvage my potential and my future




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: BJORK GUDMUNDSDOTTIR

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