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Björk - Cosmogony

Heaven, heaven's bodies
Whirl around me
Make me wonder
And they say back then our universe
Was an empty sea
Until a silver fox
And her cunning mate began to sing
A song that became the world we know

Heaven, heaven's bodies
Whirl around me
Make me wonder
And they say back then our universe was a cold black egg
Until the god inside burst out
And from it's shattered shell
He made what became the world we know

Heaven, heaven's bodies
Whirl around me,
Make me wonder
And they say back then our universe was an endless land
Until our ancestors woke up
And before they went back to sleep
They carved it up into the world we know

Heaven, heaven's bodies
Whirl around me,
Make me wonder
They say back then our universe wasn't even there
Until a sudden bang
And then there was light, was sound, was matter
And it all became the world we know

Heaven, heaven's bodies
Whirl around me and dance eternal

"That particular sound, Cosmogony, I guess after watching documentaries about string theory, it was sort of a personal joke, maybe my sense of humor is local and a lot of people might not find it funny because they are talking about Big Bang being 20th Century and string theory being so 21st Century. Big Bang theory felt like a creation myth that is 100 years old. Me and my friends, probably after a few glasses of something, were sort of thinking “I guess all creation myths at the time of their making were science”. I’ll bet the pharaohs thought pyramids and mummies were the future – that was pretty science fiction. 3000 years later it is just mythology and the creation myth. In this song you have 4 verses. The first verse is the American native creation myth, next verse is Sanskrit creation myth, the 3rd verse is Aboriginal creation myth and the 4th verse is Big Bang theory. But it is also tongue and cheek. It is Monty Python. I guess it doesn’t translate as well in print."

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