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Björk — Human Behavior
Album: Debut
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Released: 1993
Length: 4:04
Plays (last 30 days): 2
If you ever get close to a human
And human behaviour
Be ready, be ready to get confused
And me and my here after

There's definitely, definitely, definitely no logic
To human behaviour
But yet so, yet so irresistible
And me and my fear can
And there's no map
and a compass
wouldn't help at all

They're terribly moody
And human behaviour
Then all of a sudden turn happy
And they and my here after
But, oh, to get involved in the exchange
Of human emotions
Is ever so, ever so satisfying

Oh oh, and there's no map and chair too

Human behaviour, human
Human, human behaviour, human
Human, human behaviour, human
Human behaviour, human

And there's no map
And a compass
Wouldn't help at all

Human behaviour, human, human
Human behaviour, human,
Human behaviour, human,
Human behaviour

There's definitely, definitely, definitely no logic

Human, human
Human behaviour
Human

There's definitely, definitely, definitely no logic

Human, human, human, human.
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 Lyndont wrote:

Is Iceland in Scandinavi?
 
Most people would say "no". Scandinavia consists of Norway, Sweden & Denmark. Iceland has a language and heritage closely connected to the Norse, but is generally included in the more broad description of the "Nordic countries" rather than Scandinavia. 

When Pliny the Elder first described the Scandinavian region, Iceland had not yet been discovered.
The two frontpeople I've seen completely command a huge festival crowd, everyone focussed on one point:- Bjork and Ozzy. Very similar artists, heh.

(There is a little logic actually, Bjorkypoos.)
Really good transition with "there there" before ! 
Yes it's a EU union free, currency independant vulcanic island in the northern part of the atlantic ocean! And i love it! Also listen to Sigur Rod and Odolfur Arnold........ Lyndont wrote:

Is Iceland in Scandinavi?
 

Now follow this up with some Sugarcubes, please!
This might be the one Bjork song that I actually like.
This album is where an Irish singer (SO) can be referenced as  being influential, many years later.
Can't believe that in 13 years I haven't rated this one until now. 10.
needs more Sugar(Cubes)
One thing I found really interesting about this song is the "unplugged version" she performed on MTV. How do you unplug a song that is already unplugged? Well, worth hearing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5QqhpMe_6E
 Lyndont wrote:

Is Iceland in Scandinavi?

 
Island is part of Scandinavia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavia
i'm starting to see a trend here, no? as in people - let's say younger than baby boomers are showing how each successive generation has degenerated into assholes. long live radiohead. long live porcupine tree, the bieb. 

prine is a solid pioneer in contemporary country music - which isn't keith urban -sorry to all those boys and girls who like kenny chesney and keith

let's put it this way. he's done a lot more than all of us posers. 
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
The original and still the best Scandinavian female singer. More Bjork please. 
 
Is Iceland in Scandinavi?
 Proclivities wrote:

dragon1952 wrote:
So who ripped who off.... Imogene Heap or Bjork? Actually I kinda like this as I do some of Heap's stuff.

  
This song came out about five years before Imogen had released her first album, though I don't think there was any "ripping off" involved.
 
Not to mention Bjork was doing her thing with The Sugarcubes while Immy and I were still in grade school. Bjork is like the too cool older sister.
 johnnycache wrote:

More than tough it's fairly charmless.  Lacking in what our Latin friends would call human warmth.  

Fortunately human behavior varies greatly from culture to culture, and for that we should give thanks. 

 
What do you mean by "Latin friends"; people who speak Latin or Latin-American people?  Either way, it doesn't seem probable that either group would readily use an English-language term such as "human warmth".
The original and still the best Scandinavian female singer. More Bjork please. 
Hearing this song for the first time tonight, NICE WORK RADIO PARADISE
"I mean, the human race, we are a tribe, let's face it, and let's stop all this religious bullshit. I think everybody, or at least a lot of my friends, are just so exhausted with this whole self-importance of religious people. Just drop it. We're all fucking animals, so let's just make some universal tribal beat. We're pagan. Let's just march."

- from Pitchfork Interview, well after this song

But I get it. This is the marching music.
I would love to be her boyfriend; I would probably last three minutes  before she savaged me.
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
No idea what she is banging on about, but this track maintains its bizarre sonic allure to this day. Thrilling.
 
I didn't have these words to describe this pretty good track. I'm glad you did!
I went and bought this album once this track from the movie "The Young Americans" had been added to the track list. A couple of years later I saw her live in the roman ruins of Caesaria in Israel. No idea what she is banging on about, but this track maintains its bizarre sonic allure to this day. Thrilling.
 johnnycache wrote:

More than tough it's fairly charmless.  Lacking in what our Latin friends would call human warmth.  

Fortunately human behavior varies greatly from culture to culture, and for that we should give thanks. 

 
Thanks, you are right of course. 

I'm one of those people that has never got Bjork. I can understand her singing like a silly wee lassie when she first started, but she's still doing it. Loved Hellsongs's version of Paranoid, so I can appreciate gentle feminine music, but Bjork......why?
Like a lot of commentators on some of the more 'hippy' songs from the 60s and 70s like to remind us "you had to be there to really get it". Now Bjork  is not my cup of tea but this was SO different to what was out there at the time. 
 /johnnycache wrote:

More than tough it's fairly charmless.  Lacking in what our Latin friends would call human warmth.  

Fortunately human behavior varies greatly from culture to culture, and for that we should give thanks. 

 
Do you need bus fare, precious snowflake?
 VH1 wrote:

Yeah, when I listen to all the crap coming out of the USA, life must be really tough there.

 
More than tough it's fairly charmless.  Lacking in what our Latin friends would call human warmth.  

Fortunately human behavior varies greatly from culture to culture, and for that we should give thanks. 
 daveinnj wrote:
Whenever I hear this song I think that life in Iceland must be .... tough. Because this is what music sounds like.

 
Yeah, when I listen to all the crap coming out of the USA, life must be really tough there.
I love this whole album! {#Hearteyes}
This sucks.
Björk is one great talent, a real genius! {#Clap}
Blech.
Whenever I hear this song I think that life in Iceland must be .... tough. Because this is what music sounds like.
 PopKombo wrote:
you've just been bjorked

 
{#Roflol}

More timpani!


 Limpopoking wrote:

Yoko who?

 
There is ono Yoko.
Is that photo of Bjork or Stefon?

ears bleed
 dragon1952 wrote:
So who ripped who off.... Imogene Heap or Bjork? Actually I kinda like this as I do some of Heap's stuff.

 
This song came out about five years before Imogen had released her first album, though I don't think there was any "ripping off" involved.
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Yoko vs bjork,,,,,,,who wins

 
Yoko who?
Instant mute.  She's tone deaf.....
this is a little bit a torture....
So who ripped who off.... Imogene Heap or Bjork? Actually I kinda like this as I do some of Heap's stuff.
Boring minimalism.
you've just been bjorked
The already wide spectrum of RP is enhanced with Bjork.
{#Daisy}
it cannot have been too bad, I didn't hit the PSD button
Love the segue from T Bone BurnettHumans From Earth!
I can't hit mute and PSD fast enough on this song.
I do like her.
{#Dancingbanana_2} 
Looks like she is channelling her inner Michael Jackson in that headshot.
Not a fan.
But ... this is tiresome and boring!  It really is ...
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Yoko vs bjork,,,,,,,who wins

 
Yorke.

That can't be a coincidence. 
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Yoko vs bjork,,,,,,,who wins

 
Bjork!
I enjoy her voice at times, but other times, man does it become grating.
 oldfart48 wrote:


his hair was cleaner, and she sings better.

 
It probably wasn't his real hair
 Kaisersosay wrote:
I thought it was michael Jackson on the cover......
 

his hair was cleaner, and she sings better.

We be dancing like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  love this song...
 
yes,
perhaps
yes

pickle pickle! violent pizza 

Joy, 10 
 DonkeyHoaty wrote:
....  guess what, people have different tastes, we hear things differently, same goes for the other senses and for a lot more besides.  Just thought I'd get that off my chest.  ....
 
Amen, brother, and welcome to RP.  Keep tilting at those windmills!

As for this song, I initially liked it only for the P Diddy movie, but now I kinda like it on its own merits.  Of course, I haven't yet taken my meds this morning.  Survey (of the voices in my head) says: 8!
definitely definitely definitely...she got that from Rainman
I thought it was michael Jackson on the cover......
I love the album cover: she looks like a cute seal in that sweater.
 jagdriver wrote:


 
Ha ha !
More entertaining than her singing!
I hear deliberate obscurity for its own sake. It's amazing to me how diverse are the tastes of our devoted RP listeners.
Long may it continue although sometimes I feel like running for the mute button !
 jagdriver wrote:
 
If this doesn't get you laughing tears, I have no answer for you...
 MANIAK_dobrii wrote:

This could be a good song if only... it wasn't from Björk with her creapy screaming-style. Wanna say alot about her singing manner in bad language, but I don't want to spoil RP with this (as it's already spoiled by Björk, haha).

Sorry, Björk fans, but Björk's crying-singing totally sucks. Hate this, love RP.

 
Great example of a really boring and pointless comment - guess what, people have different tastes, we hear things differently, same goes for the other senses and for a lot more besides.  Just thought I'd get that off my chest.  I know that was boring and pointless too, but ...
Quite possibly in my top 10 of all time.  
Byikes. I like this.

Best part of this song?  The P.Diddy animation in the comments.  Laff-a-thon!

This could be a good song if only... it wasn't from Björk with her creapy screaming-style. Wanna say alot about her singing manner in bad language, but I don't want to spoil RP with this (as it's already spoiled by Björk, haha).

Sorry, Björk fans, but Björk's crying-singing totally sucks. Hate this, love RP.



Hmmmm. I can't stand Bjork. Last time - the only time I heard this song before - I gave it a 1. As in sucko-barfo.
But today I think it's quite interesting. So I am going to give it a 7. And I give up understanding how my brains work.
 Biscobret wrote:

 Kaisersosay wrote:
Yoko vs bjork,,,,,,,who wins
 
The deaf.
 
HA! Cracked me up.

I don't agree, though...I love this song. She is brilliantly weird.
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Yoko vs bjork,,,,,,,who wins
 
The deaf.
Loved The Sugarcubes - but I just can't take that voice!

fingernails
chalkboard
 ethanpil wrote:
if you ever play this song again, i will consider doing something painful
 
gulp!

Gosh, I guess he really meant it.
I really enjoy Bjork's music, I just can't get that damn swan outta' my head.
really like her way of singing, this is a cool track
Not a Bjork fan but she is SO much better than Yoko.
 it is no contest..Kaisersosay wrote:
Yoko vs bjork,,,,,,,who wins
 


Yoko vs bjork,,,,,,,who wins
Only dolphins can tolerate her voice.

 SmackDaddy wrote:


  

MiracleDrug wrote:


this is EASILY more entertaining than the song... {#Lol}
 
Agreed. I was thinking that this track was wearing on me...until I saw this. Brilliant.
I maybe don't understand Björk, this is the only song I like from her.
I want to not like her...but she's unusual and you can tell she DOES have a good voice. She also looks great in that sweater on the cover. She gets a good score from me...even if she hasn't asked me out on a date.
 oldsaxon wrote:

Bee-york does not rhyme with jerk.
 
When you pronounce it like she does (bee-yerk), it does.
 Sean_Mc wrote:
Bjork, it rhymes with jerk.  I like the space pixie.
 
Bee-york does not rhyme with jerk.
Bjork, it rhymes with jerk.  I like the space pixie.
I really like her sound
humans...yeah, I see what you did there Bill
 SmackDaddy wrote:
 
I laughed so loud my colleagues wondered what was wrong with me. It is difficult to explain "Björk and Diddy are trippin'" in German. So I just showed them this. Some of them got it.  {#Lol}
Great song.!

Quite nice as an instrumental, pity about the voice-over.
 SmackDaddy wrote:


 

this is EASILY more entertaining than the song... {#Lol}
 ethanpil wrote:
if you ever play this song again, i will consider doing something painful
 
I save myself the pain and hit the shuffle button immediately. 0
 ethanpil wrote:
if you ever play this song again, i will consider doing something painful
 
So - what did you consider doing? And did you do it to yourself, or to someone else? Just curious.

 Jelani wrote:
Too cool.
 
soooo cool...  love it...

 
if you ever play this song again, i will consider doing something painful
Too cool.


I'll dance to this...

 
She is terrible, but I did enjoy the way she assaulted that reporter and the way she married Space Ghost, she should do more stuff like that and stop singing.
 SmackDaddy wrote:
 


Brilliant. 
Bjork is a real "Emperor has no clothes" artist to me.



We be dancing...  love it...



bjork YOU suck!
Be-Dork
 SmackDaddy wrote:
 
This is histerical! thanks for posting  {#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}
I love the unexpected
Sorry for Bjork fans, no offense.  But her music makes me feel similar a "big hangover Sunday morning" ...
{#Beat}

 

 SmackDaddy wrote:


 

LOVE this song. LOVE Bjork. Thanks for posting this. I got a good laugh from it.
Wrong cover art.

(It's from Debut)

Bouncy and frankly one of her more accessible tunes.




(I was laughing at what SmackDaddy posted, but Xeric's comment is pretty funny, even though I like this song.)


Not like a fungus. More like flesh-eating bacteria. Flesh-eating bacteria with a particular taste for eardrums.


Hateful.  Would rather listen to fingernails being dragged down a blackboard.
Okay, I caved and gave it a 7.  She's still Bjork, and still quirky, but she's starting to grow on me.  (And the first person to say "Like a fungus?" is gonna get flamed. {#Lol} )

Yeah, I think Bjork will be a guilty pleasure for me. Kinda like the Bay City Rollers.

i think she had a stroke in the middle of that song