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View Army Of Me song lyrics by popularity along with songs featured in, albums, videos and song meanings. Refreshingly Icelandic sentiments",[7] and further stating that "'Army Of Me' not only sounds fabulous—Led Zeppelin and techno welded together into a surging, operatic whole—but possesses a briskly pull-yourself-together tone. You're on your own now we won't save you your rescue-squad is too exhausted. After directing clips for "Human Behaviour" and "Army Of Me," French filmmaker Michel Gondry returns for the surreal black-and-white music video for "Isobel," which follows Björk in the lead role as a girl who grows airplanes by planting light bulbs with toy planes inside. Meaning; ME: Mobile Equipment: ME: Marine Engineer: ME: Military Equipment: ME: Middle East Airlines (Air Liban, Lebanon, IATA airline code) ME: Mission Employment (active phase of a mission or exercise) ME: Messerschmitt (German aircraft manufacturer) ME: Miscellaneous Equipment: ME: ♪, The Fake Andrews Sisters: ♪ Who's that guy with the vacant expression? Björk touches her cheek, appearing to have a toothache, and proceeds to a nearby dentist's office. She makes it out of the building just moments before the bomb explodes. Andrew from Australia I agree that this song is referring to the Northern Ireland conflict, as if you watch the live performance of the song on TV (the clip where she dresses as a housewife), she does a little Irish jig between the soldiers. Lyrically, the industrial rocksong was inspired by the damaging behavior of Björk's brother, and in the lyrics she tells him to stand up and to regain control of his life. "Army of Me" is a song recorded by Icelandic musician Björk for her second studio album Post (1995). "Army of Me" was a commercial success and the first single from Björk to enter the top 10 on the UK Singles Chart. It was well received by music … 1 compilation. This particular performance featured additional vocals by Skin. ♪, ♪ I'm about to settle down for some serious me-time! The single was released on April 21, 1995, as a two-CD edition. The Fake Andrews Sisters: ♪ Who's that guy with the vacant expression? Well, thank goodness for I-Army, because fans have already translated the track for non-Korean speakers and the English translation reveals that … you'll meet an army of me. German metalcore band Caliban covered this song on their 2006 album The Undying Darkness. A soldier often says "on me" before they move and I can't … The song was written and produced by Björk and Graham Massey, who helped her in producing and writing the majority of her third album. Björk comes and retrieves her loved one, crying small diamonds onto his shoulder. (Gondry and Björk would continue their collaboration until 2011 when the video for "Crystalline" was released.) This song is sung by Doofenshmirtz and the Andrew Sister-esque background singers. ♪, ♪ I'm ubiquitous, really, I'm everywhere! For other uses, see. The Fake Andrews Sisters: ♪ Who's that guy with the tuxedo on? The compilation, called Army of Me: Remixes and Covers was released in May 2005 and as of January 2006, the album had raised around £250,000 to help UNICEF's work in the south east Asian region.[37]. These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Army of Me". [28] Gondry's visual imagery was heavily praised: "Gondry is a treat with visual details in defining his realities, and he provides in 'Army of Me'. The alternative metal/post-hardcore band Helmet recorded a cover of "Army of Me" which was released on a Music for Our Mother Ocean benefit compilation. "Army of Me" is a song from "Night of the living Brendans" performed by Brendan Townsend with assistance from Laura Dickinson as an Andrews Sisters-esque trio. you'll meet an army of me you're allright there's nothing wrong self-sufficience please! Björk hugs him, crying teardrops of jewels. 'Stand up, you’ve got to manage ... /You're all right, there's nothing wrong / ... get to work / and if you complain once more, you'll meet an army of me". I'm a civilian. The first single from 1995's otherwise buoyant Post and a featured track on the Tank Girl soundtrack, as well as in the film. "[29], The ending of "Army of Me"'s music video depicted Björk bombing an art museum, and due to a recent terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City, MTV removed it from its playlist before it even aired. ')"[13] Natalie Curtis described the song as "inelegant",[14] on a similar note, Mim Udovitch of Rolling Stone dubbed it as "ominous, anthemic",[11] with Lou Stathis of MTV stating that "Army Of Me" is "booming, martial-march techno". The performance was called "extra-gritty"[32] and the accompaniment of Parkins was described as giving the song "fresh urgency".[33]. The song was performed on the Greatest Hits Tour and on the Volta Tour, with the latter performance being included on Voltaïc, both in the live version recorded at the Olympic Studios in London, and in the DVD Live in Paris. Hope you like it !! Lyrically, the industrial rock song was inspired by the damaging behavior of Björk's brother, and in the lyrics she tells him to stand up and to regain control of his life. I watch a lot of war movies and play video games. ♪ Brendan: I wonder who. One area shows a person observing a work which is a painting of a person in an art museum observing a work. The song was performed in a few live shows. Sin, a French industrial band, covered the song, available on Errare Digital Est, Recall 2003. Angry Birds, Timon, and Pumbaa to the Rescue. [15] According to Brantley Bardin of Details, "Army of Me" is "the album’s straightest song, a manifesto about self-sufficiency",[16] while for Liz Hoggard of The Observer, the track is "brutal yet tender". Wash your hair! The dentist is actually a gorilla, and Björk explained: When Michel [Gondry] gets his strokes of genius and, in the video for "Army of Me", wants a dentist that's a gorilla to find a diamond in my mouth, some people call it nonsense. 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. “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. Maybe I felt that Debut had been such a polite, shy album – there was a side of me that was so shy and such a beginner, I was very flattered when everyone loved Debut but also a bit confused because it wasn't really me. [6] The singer further explained the song: "Imagine you're in a club full of heavy metal types and grunge people; 'Army of Me' is like someone's granny blasting out over the PA and saying, 'Snap out of it! But it's probably the most realistic way of expressing what situation I'm in – all these people trying to take things away from me, and the gorilla finding a diamond that I don't know I have and then stealing it. In 2005, Björk, to help the UNICEF, released a charity benefit compilation entitled Army of Me: Remixes and Covers, which featured a series of covers and remixes by artists from all over the world. It's hard to accept what you don't understand. Björk premiered the song a day before the release of the single, on April 20, 1995, on Top of the Pops, with the Skunk Anansie. [35] Over 600 remixes were submitted[36] and Björk was helped in the choosing of the tracks by fellow writer and composer Graham Massey. After the explosion, everything is torn apart, bathed in smoke. Belgian metal band Silent covered this song on their 2005 self-titled demo. 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! "[10], The song is dominated by a heavy bass line and features synthesizer. 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 … Like the song, it all makes sense in Björk's surreal, intellectually playful way". "Army of Me" is a song recorded by Icelandic musician Björk for her second studio album Post (1995). Armies Lyrics: Yeah / Danger, giants / Battle is my story / But alone, I won't know / That's my glory / Shadows, you cannot hide me, uh / My King will fight / The God of angel armies / Is always "Army of Me" is a song from "Night of the living Brendans" performed by Brendan Townsend with assistance from Laura Dickinson as an Andrews Sisters-esque trio. The singer "said that she wanted to capture that 'tanker-truck' feeling, the sense of a big machine grinding unstoppably through town"[25] and further stated: "I thought I should be driving a very, very big truck to try to wake this person who's asleep, so I get the biggest truck in the world, and I'm so mad I've got metallic teeth, because when you're really angry, you grind your teeth. "Army of Me" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera for her seventh studio album, Lotus (2012). So I have to go to the dentist, who tries to steal away from me a diamond I don't know I have."[25]. The cave version of "Cover Me" was recorded in a cave in Bahamas, and sounds of flying bats can be heard in the background. Phineas and Ferb Fanon is a FANDOM TV Community. White recounted in greater detail to Rolling Stone’s David Fricke where the lyrics came from: “Seven Nation Army started out about two specific people I knew in Detroit. "Army of Me" is a song that plays in the Phineas and Ferb episode, "Night of the Living Pharmacists", when Doofenshmirtz finds out about his zombie army and gathers his army to drop by city hall. Italian nu metal band Exilia recorded a cover of this song on their album Can't Break Me Down in 2005. Smarten yourself up!'"[7]. ♪, Brendan zombie: ♪ Ah-dah, doo'n dah'n dah wow! [34], In 2005, Björk opened a contest to choose from various remixes for the song, to release a compilation to help raise funds for charity. I've been going through changes. ♪, The Fake Andrews Sisters: ♪ Who's that guy living outside of the law? The Australian metal band Many Machines on Nine covered "Army of Me" on their self-titled 2000 EP. She then bolts toward the museum's exit, concerning the guards and other patrons. [11] The verses' melody and bass line are in Locrian mode, which is unusual for a pop song. Additionally, the song was performed on every date of the Post Tour. 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 … —Björk talking to Jon Savage about the song. Skunk Anansie) — 4:33, "Army of Me" (Instrumental ABA All-Stars Mix) — 3:46, Daria "Nookie" Stavrovich on the Russian The Voice (2016), This page was last edited on 29 November 2020, at 11:20. That's surrealism for me. The song was featured on Björk's compilation album, Greatest Hits (2002). Oliver Weers, a Danish rock vocalist made semi-famous by his participation in the Danish X Factor in 2008, released a heavy metal-style cover version of "Army of Me" in 2008 on an album entitled Get Ready. With nothing at all. Once I've got the diamond and I run away with it, it becomes massive 'cos it's mine. Comments: 16. French progressive metal band Klone also recorded a cover of the song as a bonus track on their 2010 album Black Days. She is examined by the dentist, an anthropomorphic gorilla, who discovers a diamond in her mouth. And if you complain once more you'll meet an army of me The lyrics of the song are about Björk's brother, as revealed by the singer,[9] and show Björk daring him to move up and find a job to keep his life on, and also for him to not fall into bad things and learn to defend himself: "It's actually written to a relative of mine who had been a bit out of order for a while. Björk performed the song live on Italian musical show Festivalbar and on The White Room, along with "I Miss You". [22] The song was also ranked number 316 in Blender magazine's "The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born". It was well received by music critics, who noted its darkness and praised Björk's energy. The song was written and produced by Björk and Graham Massey, who helped her in producing and writing the majority of her third album. And get to work And if you complain once more You’ll meet an […] The video was well received by critics. The chorus of the song, with drums and electronic bass in the background. The vehicle begins to sputter and slow, prompting Björk to check the motor. She takes the diamond back to her vehicle, all the while it multiplies in size until she is barely able to carry it. The song received a wide coverage from other artists. The song was performed on the Vespertine World Tour, where it was accompanied by Zeena Parkins. It then cuts to Björk, wearing a black karate gi, driving a large vehicle through a city. The song was performed on the Debut Tour before the official release. A jazz cover was released by the Yaron Herman Trio on their album A Time for Everything in 2007. This article is about the Björk song. I've been going through changes. The first CD contained the Icelandic version of "You've Been Flirting Again" and the cave version of "Cover Me", both from Post. The song has also been used in an episode of The Handmaid's Tale, and more recently in the second episode of the first season of A Discovery Of Witches. [7], In a very positive review, Heather Phares of AllMusic stated that "Atypical in its relative starkness and darkness, 'Army of Me' casts Björk against type as a warrior goddess fed up with whining, instead of her usual cyber-pixie persona. It was released on 21 April 1995 by One Little Indian as the lead single from the album. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The song's pounding industrial beat, menacing synth bass, and unusually aggressive lyrics ('And if you complain once more / You'll meet an army of me') stand in sharp contrast to the rest of the album and to most of her previous work. 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 The performance on the Post Tour was called "explosive" by Adrien Begrand of PopMatters[31] and was released on Live Box, in the Post Live CD, with the same performance being released on Björk's video Live at Shepherds Bush Empire. ♪. Rapper Ryu sampled this song in the music video for his song "The One". 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. Army of Me Lyrics - All the great songs and their lyrics from Army of Me on Lyrics.com In addition to appearing in Tank Girl in 1995, the song was included in the soundtrack of Sucker Punch with further instrumentation by Skunk Anansie and remixing by Marius de Vries. ♪, The Fake Andrews Sisters: ♪ Who's that guy with the spot on his head? And it's hard to launch without knowing how to land. English rock band Drama recorded a cover of the song to perform at the 2010 UK Live & Unsigned regional final in Manchester, March 7. Credits adapted from Post album liner notes.[38]. [18] According to The New York Times writer Joy Press, "'Army of Me' is so menacing and inorganic-sounding it verges on industrial rock",[19] and in a review, Pulse! [4], "Army of Me" was written in 1992[citation needed] 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. It was released on 21 April 1995 by One Little Indian as the lead single from the album. The single also contained "Sweet Intuition", a song composed by Björk and Black Dog, whose lyrics will be the base of the composing for another song written by Björk for Madonna: "Bedtime Story". ♪, The Fake Andrews Sisters: ♪ If you painted his picture, ♪, Brendan and the Fake Andrews Sisters: ♪ Look outside, you're bound to see ♪, The Fake Andrews Sisters: ♪ An army of him. Tim Walker of The Independent thought that "catchy, commercial song that was utterly original, and she's easily beautiful enough to have taken advantage of her sexuality in the video, but instead she got Michel Gondry to make a brilliant promo about her going to a gorilla dentist to get a huge diamond pulled out of her mouth". Mim Udovitch has described the song as "grinding techno fusion". The song was written and produced by Björk and Graham Massey, who helped her in producing and writing the majority of her third album. Before floating off the vehicle, she turns to the camera and shows metallic teeth. The vehicle's engine assembly consists of a mouth in which all of the teeth appear rotten, comically exaggerated by a shaggy-looking man engulfed in a stench-cloud crawling out of the mouth and offending passers-by. [17] Stuart Maconie of Q magazine praised the song by stating that its lyrics carries "bold and refreshing sentiments for a rock song. In the odd and surreal music video, Björk is the driver of a tanker truck. 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 female vocals on the chorus were recorded by Tanja Keilen. [20] While reviewing Post, Andy Smith of The Providence Journal stated that "Post is an eclectic affair, opening with the assertive industrial clang of Army of Me'". 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 Fake Andrews Sisters: ♪ Who's that guy with the handsome hair? The song's accompanying music video was the product of another collaboration between Björk and Michel Gondry. One of me is wiser, one of me is stronger, one of me is a fighter, and there's a thousand faces of me and we're gonna rise up (x2) for every time you broke me well you're gonna face an army, army of me welcome to my revolution All your walls are breaking down It's time you had a taste of losing Time the table's turned around I see a glimpse of recognition "Army of Me" is so much about me actually learning that I have to defend myself. Polish progressive metal/post-metal band Proghma-C recorded a cover version on their debut album Bar-do Travel, 2009. Sneaking past the museum's guards, she places the bomb on one of the exhibits - the young man seen in the beginning of the video lying on an altar in a deep sleep. 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. 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