According to Brantley Bardin of Details, "Army of Me" is "the album’s straightest song, a manifesto about self-sufficiency", while for Liz Hoggard of The Observer, the track is "brutal yet tender". Sin, a French industrial band, covered the song, available on Errare Digital Est, Recall 2003. Fake Ugly (2004) Breathe, Fake Ugly, Frozen, Be By, Too Many Walls, Rain Stained Melodies Demos (2005) Safe Here, My Defense, Saved Your Life, Watch for Snakes, Come Down to D.C. So I have to go to the dentist, who tries to steal away from me a diamond I don't know I have.". , "Army of Me" was written in 1992 by Björk and Graham Massey, during one of the first recording sessions for Debut, along with "The Modern Things", but Björk decided to put the songs on hold and to wait for releasing them. While she is going to the room of the dentist, her image appears reflected in a series of mirrors that make it impossible to distinguish her real self. It's time that I got myself a nice suit So that I could look respectable for you And it's time that I built myself a refuge So that I could hide away if I so choose These days it feels that everything is changing Used to be that every stride, you were standing by my side But now it feels I'm walking on a tightrope As I try to balance out how to make you proud One day I'll be perfect, I'll be so extraordinary I will … harvnb error: no target: CITEREFPytlik2003 (, "Björk creating myths in some styles all her own", "#316 in Blender's 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born", "Elektra's Bjork Putting A Love Letter In The 'Post, Australian-charts.com – Björk – Army of Me", Offiziellecharts.de – Björk – Army of Me", "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (20.5.1995 – 26.5.1995)", Norwegiancharts.com – Björk – Army of Me", "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100", "Bjork Chart History (Alternative Airplay)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Army_of_Me&oldid=991308538, Song recordings produced by Nellee Hooper, Articles with dead external links from January 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Articles with dead external links from April 2019, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2020, Singlechart usages for Billboardalternativesongs, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "You've Been Flirting Again" (Live Vocals, Studio Music) — 2:25, "Army of Me" (Instrumental ABA All-Stars Mix) — 3:49, "Army of Me" (feat. “I will send out an army To find you in the middle of darkest night It’s true I will rescue you.” But they are sung: “I will send out an army To find you in the middle of darkest… night It’s true I will rescue you.” That just stands out to me as a reminder that God doesn’t follow the rules that we have set down for Him. Björk touches her cheek, appearing to have a toothache, and proceeds to a nearby dentist's office. The clip depicts Björk as a tank girl of sorts who goes to the dentist (which happens to be a gorilla) to have a sore tooth pulled—only to have it turn into a giant diamond, which she uses to fuel her tank. We have 0 albums and 8 song lyrics in our database. Italian nu metal band Exilia recorded a cover of this song on their album Can't Break Me Down in 2005. Credits adapted from Post album liner notes.. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. For other uses, see. I've been going through changes. ♪, ♪ I'm about to settle down for some serious me-time! Army of Me Lyrics: Stand up / You've got to manage / I won't sympathize / Anymore / And if you complain once more / You'll meet an army of me / And if you complain once more / You'll meet an army of Stand up You’ve got to manage I won’t sympathize Anymore And if you complain once more You’ll meet an army of me And if you complain once more You’ll meet an army of me You’re alright There’s nothing wrong Self sufficiency please! The song was performed again in summer 2012 in Lollapalooza Chile as part of the Biophilia Tour replacing most of the instrumental part with a Tesla coil. The song was written and produced by Björk and Graham Massey, who helped her in producing and writing the majority of her third album. The dentist attempts to steal the diamond for himself, but Björk leaps onto his back and pummels him, and, retrieving the diamond, escapes the office. This article is about the Björk song. I'm a civilian. ')" Natalie Curtis described the song as "inelegant", on a similar note, Mim Udovitch of Rolling Stone dubbed it as "ominous, anthemic", with Lou Stathis of MTV stating that "Army Of Me" is "booming, martial-march techno". ♪, Brendan zombie: ♪ Ah-dah, doo'n dah'n dah wow! (Gondry and Björk would continue their collaboration until 2011 when the video for "Crystalline" was released.)  In 2012, the song was ranked number 71 in Consequence of Sound's "Top 100 Songs Ever". The museum sequence furnishes an example: Before Björk bombs it, there are many artworks on the walls, each piece reflecting the apparent banality of the museum. The single was released on April 21, 1995, as a two-CD edition. Björk premiered the song on some gigs during the Debut Tour before the release of the album. , Eric Handerson of Slant Magazine found that the song "provocatively merges a Weather Report-esque jazz-fusion bass riff with a heavy-timbered rock drumbeat to match her contemptuous vocal delivery ('Self-sufficience, please! ... Oh tell me … View Army Of Me song lyrics by popularity along with songs featured in, albums, videos and song meanings.  The verses' melody and bass line are in Locrian mode, which is unusual for a pop song. The song was written and produced by Björk and Graham Massey, who helped her in producing and writing the majority of her third album. She then bolts toward the museum's exit, concerning the guards and other patrons. ♪. You're on your own now we won't save you your rescue-squad is too exhausted. Phineas and Ferb Fanon is a FANDOM TV Community. Björk performed the song live on Italian musical show Festivalbar and on The White Room, along with "I Miss You".  However, within weeks it was broadcast, but cut off before the bomb goes off. It was about gossip… The BTS ARMY got a taste of the lead single from the album when BigHit Entertainment released the teaser for "Boy With Luv" featuring Halsey on Monday, April 8. The song was also turned into another video collaboration between Björk and her longtime director, Michael Gondry.  Even so, Björk performed the songs during some dates on her Debut Tour. 1 compilation. Christina Aguilera Lyrics "Army Of Me" I've been standing where you left me, left me Praying that you'd come and get me, get me But now I've found my second wind, wind Now I've found my second skin, skin Well I know what you were thinking You thought you'd watch me … It was released on 21 April 1995 by One Little Indian as the lead single from the album.