Unison
Björk Lyrics


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One hand
Loves the other
So much on me

I'm born, stubborn, me and will always be
Before you count one, two, three
I will, grown my own
Private branch of this tree

You gardener, you discipliner
Domestically, I can obey
All of your rules
And still be, be

I never thought I would compromise
I never thought I would compromise
I never thought I would compromise
Let's unite, tonight
We wish you, shouldn't fight
Embrace, you tight, let's unite, tonight

I thrive best, hermit style
With a beard, and a pipe
And a parrot on each side
But now I can't do this without you

I never thought I would compromise
I never thought I would compromise
I never thought I would compromise
Let's unite, tonight
We wish you, shouldn't fight
Embrace, you tight, let's unite, tonight

One hand
It loves the other
So much of me

Let's unite tonight
We shouldn't fight
Embrace you tight
Let's unite tonight

Let's unite, tonight
We wish you, shouldn't fight
Embrace, you tight, let's

Unison




Unison
Unison

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Björk's song Unison showcase the struggle of wanting to maintain one's individuality while still maintaining a strong and loving relationship with someone else. The opening lines, "One hand loves the other, so much on me," represent the idea of two people supporting each other and being intertwined, yet still having their own autonomy. The following lines, "I'm born stubborn me and will always be, before you count 1, 2, 3, I will grow my own, private branch of this tree," express that even though the singer is united with someone else, she will always maintain her individuality and build her own path alongside them.


The second verse continues with, "I thrive best, hermit style, with a beard, and a pipe, and a parrot on each side, but now I can't do this without you," indicating that while the singer may enjoy solitude and having her own independent spirit, she needs the other person to truly thrive. The repeated lines, "I never thought I would compromise, let's unite tonight, we wish you, shouldn't fight, embrace you tight, let's unite tonight," show that although the singer values her individuality, she is willing to come together and compromise in order to create a unified and strong relationship with someone else.


Line by Line Meaning

One hand
The first part of something


Loves the other
The second part of something with a profound connection to the first


So much on me
My very being is defined by this connection


I'm born, stubborn, me and will always be
I came into this world with a strong sense of self and I refuse to abandon it


Before you count one, two, three
I won't wait for you to figure things out or catch up to me


I will, grown my own
I will cultivate my own identity


Private branch of this tree
A separate part of my life that belongs only to me


You gardener, you discipliner
You try to mold me and control me


Domestically, I can obey
I'm willing to conform to societal expectations in some areas


All of your rules
Every restriction placed upon me by society


And still be, be
I can still retain my essential self, despite societal pressures


I never thought I would compromise
I never wanted to give up any part of who I am


Let's unite, tonight
Let's come together as equals


We wish you, shouldn't fight
We urge you to abandon aggression and violence


Embrace, you tight, let's unite, tonight
Let's join together with a sense of kinship and support


I thrive best, hermit style
I'm most comfortable when I'm alone


With a beard, and a pipe
The symbols of an eccentric, self-contained life


And a parrot on each side
A light-hearted touch, perhaps suggesting the freedom of the unburdened spirit


But now I can't do this without you
Despite my strong independence, I've come to need you


Unison
Together, in harmony


Unison
Consistency and agreement


Unison
A synthesis of divergent parts into one cohesive unit




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Bjork Gudmundsdottir, Patrick Gowers

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@buttlerubbies747

I never had listened to bjork til today. I read something about pagan poetry (i think it was about the music video), so i decided to listen to Vespertine.


I just finished, and wanted to say, amazing album, but this song is one of the most beautiful ive ever heard.


Ive been, not sad, but a little lost in existential thought recently and it's made me a little sad.


This song was beautiful. What a great artist.



@everyhandlesalreadytaken

UNISON (lyrics)

One hand
Loves the other
So much on me
I'm born, stubborn, me and will always be
Before you count one, two, three
I will, grown my own
Private branch of this tree
You gardener, you discipliner
Domestically, I can obey
All of your rules
And still be, be

I never thought I would compromise
I never thought I would compromise
I never thought I would compromise
Let's unite, tonight
We shouldn't fight
Embrace, you tight, let's unite, tonight

I thrive best, hermit style
With a beard, and a pipe
And a parrot on each side
But now I can't do this without you

I never thought I would compromise
I never thought I would compromise
I never thought I would compromise
Let's unite, tonight
We shouldn't fight
Embrace you tight, let's unite, tonight

One hand
It loves the other
So much of me

Let's unite tonight
We shouldn't fight
Embrace you tight
Let's unite tonight
Let's unite, tonight
We shouldn't fight
Embrace you tight, let's
Unison
Unison
Unison



All comments from YouTube:

@jracerichards

The engineers on this record need to be applauded for how outstanding the mixes were

@ad51603

One of the best album closers ever

@leandroperez1622

u mean the BEST album closer of all fckn time

@scottowen3022

Literally one of the greatest songs ever made.

@gregbarclay8511

this is one of my favorite songs ever, and it feels like nobody understands.

@VivBeyer1111

I do. (wink !)

@mims8330

All of us do!

@papuaoshi

You are not alone

@Olivia-tn9df

Précisément, oui

@carolereppel781

Me too ❤

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