Tabula Rasa
Björk Lyrics


We are all swollen
From hiding his affairs
Let's put it all on the table
Let it all out
It is time
He mustn't steal our light

Clean plate
Tabula rasa for my children
Clean plate
Not repeating the fuckups of the fathers

My deepest wish
Is that you're immersed in grace and dignity
But you will have to deal with shit soon enough
I hoped to give you the least amount of luggage
Got the right to make your own fresh mistakes
And not repeat others' failures

Clean plate
Tabula rasa for my children
Let's clean up
Break the chain of the fuckups of the fathers
It is time
For us women to rise and not just take it lying down
It is time
The world is listening

Oh, how I love you
Embarrassed to pass this mess over to you
But he led two lives
Thought ours was the only one

You are strong
You are strong
You are strong
You're so strong

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Written by: Bjork Guomundsdottir

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[Verse 1]
We are all swollen
From hiding his affairs
Let's put it all on the table
Let it all out
It is time
He mustn't steal our light

[Chorus 1]
Clean plate: Tabula rasa for my children
Clean plate: Not repeating the fuck-ups of the fathers

[Verse 2]
My deepest wish
Is that you’re immersed in grace and dignity
But you will have to deal with shit soon enough
I hoped to give you the least amount of luggage
Got the right to make your own fresh mistakes
And not repeat others' failures

[Chorus 2]
Clean plate: Tabula rasa for my children
Let's clean up: Break the chain of the fuck-ups of the fathers
It is time: For us women to rise and not just take it lying down
It is time: The world is listening

[Interlude]
Oh, how I love you
Embarrassed to pass this mess over to you
But he led two lives
Thought ours was the only one

[Outro]
You are strong
You are strong
You are strong
You're so strong



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Ruby Netherwood

Thank you this felt healing, I feel a little bit better now

Leilani L’amour

Me too 🥲✨💖

Rozi Rose

Exactly how I feel right now. This song calmed me down a little

Emma Jones

i am quite certain he simply filmed Bjork as she is, without the human filter . beautiful.

Enrico Anderlini

Oh yes

Denise Zerda

thanks for that brilliant observation💜

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Emma Jones I couldn’t stop listening to this song without shedding a tear

Ninja Moon

Emma Jones wow!

Brooke Palmer

You get it. She is fucking magical.

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Mateus Petry

“Tabula rasa” is the philosophy that each human is born with a clean slate: they have no preconceived biases or attributes that would influence their perceptions of the world.

Björk uses this song as a platform to address a younger generation, telling them that while the generations before them have made many mistakes and left the world in a bad state, they have a chance to start over and do things their way. She expresses guilt in leaving the younger generation with such a mess to clean up, but wishes to inspire them to do better than those before them.

The song’s title could be an allusion/homage to Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and his 1977 concerto of the same name. Björk is a well known fan of the maestro.

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