Triumph of a Heart
Björk Lyrics


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The nerves are sending shimmering signals
All through my fingers, the veins support
Blood that gushes impulsively towards

The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all
The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all

The stubborn trunks of these legs of mine
Serve as pathways for my favorite fuel
Heading upwards towards my kidneys

The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all
The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all

Smooth, soft, red, velvety lungs
Are pushing a network of oxygen joyfully
Through a nose, through a mouth but all enjoys, all enjoys

The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all
The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all




The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all
The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all

Overall Meaning

In "Triumph of a Heart," Björk explores the idea that the body, with its organs and physical systems, is an intricate and powerful machine that exists to support the workings of the heart. The first stanza of the song speaks specifically to the nervous and circulatory systems, both of which are essential to keeping the heart beating and ensuring that oxygen and nutrients are delivered throughout the body. Björk's use of language in this stanza is evocative - she describes the nerves as "sending shimmering signals" and the blood as "gushing impulsively," which creates a sense of vitality and movement.


The second stanza of the song shifts to focus on the legs and kidneys, which provide fuel to power the heart. The idea that the legs are "stubborn trunks" is interesting - it suggests that they are something to be overcome or transcended in order to reach a higher goal. The kidneys are also an important part of this equation, as they filter waste out of the blood to keep the body healthy.


Line by Line Meaning

The nerves are sending shimmering signals
Electric impulses are coursing through my nerves


All through my fingers, the veins support
The veins in my hands carry blood


Blood that gushes impulsively towards
Blood is pumped quickly through my body


The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all
The heart is powerful and generous


The stubborn trunks of these legs of mine
My legs are strong and unyielding


Serve as pathways for my favorite fuel
They transport energy to my muscles


Heading upwards towards my kidneys
Blood flows towards my vital organs


Smooth, soft, red, velvety lungs
My lungs are delicate and richly colored


Are pushing a network of oxygen joyfully
Air is easily exchanged by my lungs


Through a nose, through a mouth but all enjoys, all enjoys
Breathing is pleasurable and fulfilling


The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all
The heart is still powerful and generous


The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all
The heart is the key to a healthy and fulfilling life


The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all
The heart's enduring strength is something to celebrate


The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all
The heart is central to all our experiences




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

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Umar Pakbaz

The nerves are sending shimmering signals

All through my fingers

The veins support

Blood that gushes impulsively towards

Is the triumph of a heart that gives all

That gives all

The triumph of a heart that gives all

That gives all

The stubborn trunks of these legs of mine

Serve as pathways for my favourite fuel

Heading upwards towards my kidneys

(That celebrate)

The triumph of a heart that gives all



Smooth soft red velvety lungs

Are pushing a network of oxygen joyfully

Through a nose, through a mouth

But all enjoys, which brings us to

The triumph of a heart that gives all

That gives all



Alejandro MA

The nerves are sending shimmering signals
All through my fingers, the veins support
Blood that gushes impulsively towards

The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all
The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all

The stubborn trunks of these legs of mine
Serve as pathways for my favorite fuel
Heading upwards towards my kidneys

The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all
The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all

Smooth, soft, red, velvety lungs
Are pushing a network of oxygen joyfully
Through a nose, through a mouth but all enjoys, all enjoys

The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all
The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all
The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all
The triumph of a heart that gives all, that gives all



All comments from YouTube:

Kellen Lee

this woman never sounded bad at singing live I LOVE YOU BJÖRK

Alex Ferguson

as much as i love the "human trombones" on the original, hearing this with full brass is kind of amazing

hoemogenic ☁️

the fact that this is kinda the only live performance of this song EVER.

Gérald Lécaillier

It had been played severals times during Volta Tour: Reykjavik, Italy, Germany, ...

Joseph

the song is so elevated with brass! i can't think why this was cut from the concert film, it's definitely a highlight of the show.

Malena Silva

💥💥💥💥I love the way Bjork sings. The sound of her music is wonderful 💥💥💥💥

OkraBee

She mast have been soo concentrated to not explode in joy at this performace. I know how MUCH she loves a good audience and strong instruments. and this performance has too much of both ^^ 

Sara Dickson

Can we all agree that 'smooth soft red velvety lungs' has never sounded better than in this performance?

Kaique

Her voice was 🔥🔥 this tour

PRISCILA SILVIA CARDOSO

Foi através dessa música que eu conheci o trabalho artístico de Bjork,
Na minha opinião essa música é um hino.

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