Kemaren itu, aku baca twit orang2 yang nulis reff lagu "Hyperballad" dan diakhiri dengan smile, gak jelas apakah mereka dengerin versi Björk, Mocca, Robyn, atau Yeah Yeah Yeahs, yang pasti lagunya sama. Yang membuat aku penasaran, apakah mereka menganggap itu lagu cinta? apakah mereka dengerin keseluruhan liriknya, atau cuma mentok di bagian "I go through all this before you wake up, so I can feel happier to be safe up here with you"? This isn't a protest, i'm just wondering. Well, people might think "Hyperballad" is a love song, but to me, it's a psychophatic song. don't get me wrong, i love this song, but I mean, what could be more psychopathic than this?

"It's early morning
No one is awake
I'm back at my cliff
Still throwing things off
I listen to the sounds they make
On their way down
I follow with my eyes 'til they crash
Imagine what my body would sound like
Slamming against those rocks

When it lands
Will my eyes
Be closed or open?

I go through all this
Before you wake up
So I can feel happier
To be safe up here with you"

Besides, Björk explained that...
Basically, 'Hyper-ballad' is about having this kind of bag going on and three years have passed and you're not high anymore. You have to make an effort consciously and nature's not helping you anymore. So you wake up early in the morning and you sneak outside and you do something horrible and destructive, break whatever you can find, watch a horrible film, read a bit of William Burroughs, something really gross and come home and be like, 'Hi honey, how are you?

*and you think this is a love song?*

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