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    Below are the lyrics of Bjork's song called "Hyper-ballad."
    How should I interpret them?
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    We live in 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
    Or whatever I find lying around

    I go through all this
    Before you wake up
    So I can feel happier
    To be safe up here with you
    It's real 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 me 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
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    I think that the writer feels lonely in Cyberspace. She starts out saying that she lives at the top of a mountain. This signals to me that she is lonely. She then continues on to say that she is throwing things, whatever she can find, over the edge. I'm thinking that she is saying this because she wants to see what sort of ripple her throwing would cause. This may generate some attention for her and she may not feel so alone in cyberspace. Her phrase, "I go through all this before you wake up so I can feel happier"; this means that she is trying to create a ripple, trying to be noticed by someone in the vast space of cyberspace so that she can feel less lonely in cyberspace. Maybe there is some fear mixed in with the loneliness as she says at the end "to be safe up here with you". I think she feels like she needs to make some noise in cyberspace in order to feel protected.

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