Hyperballad

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This is a song from Bjork's 1995 album, Post. This version contains elements of another song, "Jóga," from her 1997 album, Homogenic.

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we live on a mountain
right at the top
there's a beautiful view
from the top of the mountain
every morning I walk towards the edge
and throw little things off
like car parts, bottles and cutlery,
whatever I find lying around

it's become a habit
a way to start the day

i go through all this
before you wake up
so I can feel happier
to be safe up here with you

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 till they crash
i imagine what my body would sound like
slamming against those rocks

and 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

safe up here with you

[allt sem hún sér]

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from Happy Daggers, released March 29, 2016
Special thanks to Jonathan Chan for letting me borrow his Whammy for this track.

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Alex Riddle Houston, Texas

In May 2016, Alex Riddle's debut EP, Happy Daggers, was noted by the Houston Press as part of its monthly Best Local Music feature, describing the music as "versatile, eclectic, and polished."

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