Bjork - Dull Flame Of Desire Lyrics



I love your eyes, my dear
Their splendid sparkling fire

When suddenly you raise them so
To cast a swift embracing glance

Like lightning flashing in the sky
But there's a charm that is greater still

When my love's eyes are lowered
When all is fired by passion's kiss

And through the downcast lashes
I see the dull flame of desire




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  1. Francisco de Castro

    A masterpiece.

  2. luan choa

    The best song from bjork

  3. George Brown 3

    who's the male feature?And how old is [email protected] Brown 3

  4. ManBehindTheMirror - Collections

    Last part is spooky!

  5. MEBP76

    I love this song! It is so sensual, so magical...

  6. Steve Martino

    The dude ruins it

  7. Nadia Zayman

    So magical!

  8. Caden Schmidt

    i used to hate on this song a lot. but i opened my eyes, and i think i finally get it.

  9. Drummatia Drumming Production

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, this is simply beautiful

  10. sverige11074

    2 of my favorite artists

  11. daniela diaz

    Que weá mas linda. Me acaricia el Alma.

  12. Zak Windle

    Brian Chippendale from Lightning Bolt on drums!

  13. matt yomi

    i fucking love this song. but why would desire ever be a dull flame? just saying. bjork for president.

  14. Željko Rački

    A beautiful love song, full of intimacy and respect.

  15. Boris Céspedes

    Si el amor fuese un país, este seria su himno nacional

  16. Geraldine Zegarra

    this is a Masterpiece. I'm gonna cry.

  17. Hilda Hietanen

    This sounds a little bit like Big Girls Cry by Sia.

    SAINT E.R.

    haha when I first listened to 1000 Forms Of Fear, I knew that song reminded me of something! I wonder if Sia took any inspiration from this?

    Hilda Hietanen

    Could be... Sia's style is sometimes similar to Björk and they both make weird music videos xD

  18. Lunaseur

    DE SPYOTARS I THROUH THEM OFF DEEE CLIFF

  19. Sameh Hamdan

    My wedding song

  20. Sal Talgilmour

    there is no such a dull flame of desire (for me) if a door shut down a bigger one will open..my doors and windows are wide open except one that is locked and needs to be unlocked by my loved one..and I am waiting for that! thus I can take care of her forever and beyond... takk fyrir Betulla

  21. Seek Thuth

    I see no SPYDARS EEN MAI EYES.

  22. EnXgMa _

    who else is here because of nakey jakey?

  23. waddy

    This song is shit

  24. Rodnarok

    The only person who fits well in a collaboration with her

  25. Felipe

    2:02
    Oh, my fucking God, Björk is really beautiful. Her eyes... I can't.💕

  26. Александр Смирнов

    НЕ зря подписался Спасибо за песню

  27. Kakarikoo Kalikoo

    that dude sounds like woodkid

  28. Saïd

    This video is so up-close and intimate, especially the middle-ending part. The beginning just feels like the universe creating two soulmates.
    I SWEAR Björk and Anohni are a vocal pair made in Heaven.





    Very excited for the next time they'll Atom Dance like this, muah.

  29. RantingMagpie

    They made the video worse. Why?...

  30. Santiago Atilio Van Loo

    Hermosa canción.!!!!

  31. Mason DaMannequin

    each time I listen to this piece it completely envelopes me

  32. Nicole Gabino

    Im in love with both of their vocals and the instrumental ❤ AMAZING

  33. Nicole Gabino

    This song is LITT

  34. Bruce Hubbard

    best song in my world: Licht, Liebe, Licht jenseits aller.

  35. JM N

    I freakin love this song, Volta is underrated af

  36. Mario Mendez

    Letras
    I love your eyes, my dear
    Their splendid sparkling fire
    When suddenly you raise them so
    To cast a swift embracing glance
    Like lightning flashing in the sky
    But there's a charm that is greater still
    When my love's eyes are lowered
    When all is fired by passion's kiss
    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    I love your eyes, my dear
    Their splendid sparkling fire
    When suddenly you raise them so
    To cast a swift embracing glance
    Like lightning flashing in the sky
    But there's a charm that is greater still
    When my love's eyes are lowered
    When all is fired by passion's kiss
    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    Oh flame, dull flame
    Oh flame, dull flame
    I love your eyes, my dear
    Their splendid sparkling fire
    When suddenly you raise them so
    To cast a swift embracing glance
    Like lightning flashing in the sky
    But there's a charm that is greater still
    When my love's eyes are lowered
    When all is fired by passion's kiss
    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    Through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    Dull flame, dull fame
    Oh flame
    I love your eyes, my dear
    Their splendid sparkling fire
    When suddenly you raise them so
    To cast a swift embracing glance
    Like lightning flashing in the sky
    But there's a charm that is greater still
    When my love's eyes are lowered
    When all is fired by passion's kiss
    Through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire

  37. Rodrik Q

    2018 ... and I still here.

  38. ricardo sampaio

    And to think this song talks about that glimpse you have of your lover's eyes while kissing them. And to think this video plays that moment in slow motion.
    This is genius.

  39. Gustavo Pinto

    I can't believe this video... Is it for sure? ... This majestic song, though...............................

  40. msq3762

    Bjork is the perfect definition of a true artist...

  41. Lucy

    Fuckin hell Bjork’s fan base is so wholesome and kind look at all the likes on the comments we’re all so supportive of each other, unconditionally relating over her music and I think that’s just beautiful.

  42. michel bear

    björk: dull flame of desire

  43. Wladimir Bernardo

    I love your eyes, my dear
    Their splendid sparkling fire
    When suddenly you raise them so
    To cast a swift embracing glance

    Like lightning flashing in the sky
    But there's a charm that is greater still
    When my love's eyes are lowered
    When all is fired by passion's kiss

    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire

    I love your eyes, my dear
    Their splendid sparkling fire
    When suddenly you raise them so
    To cast a swift embracing glance

    Like lightning flashing in the sky
    But there's a charm that is greater still
    When my love's eyes are lowered
    When all is fired by passion's kiss

    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire

    Oh flame, dull flame
    Oh flame, dull flame

    I love your eyes, my dear
    Their splendid sparkling fire
    When suddenly you raise them so
    To cast a swift embracing glance

    Like lightning flashing in the sky
    But there's a charm that is greater still
    When my love's eyes are lowered
    When all is fired by passion's kiss

    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    Through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire

    Dull flame, dull flame
    Oh flame

    I love your eyes, my dear
    Their splendid sparkling fire
    When suddenly you raise them so
    To cast a swift embracing glance

    Like lightning flashing in the sky
    But there's a charm that is greater still
    When my love's eyes are lowered
    When all is fired by passion's kiss

    Through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire

    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire

  44. Rebeca Von Waldstátten Santos

    Wonderful- Que maravilla de cancón ,preciosa

  45. Flávio Bossa

    This is one of the best songs i ever heard...

  46. FranSunset

    fucking love this

  47. Bonnie

    I'm glad this version of the video exists. I never liked the extremely contrasted middle section-- now that it's in regular black-and-white and much softer, it really fits the depth of the song. Also, you can see how pretty Björk is!

  48. Nick Nick

    https://www.facebook.com/Secret-Ninja-University-1438358066470281/

  49. Bernd Sticklun

    wonderful

  50. Chris Tian

    How would you interpret the song?

  51. UurdChuluut Negen

    Федор Тютчев
    "Люблю глаза твои, мой друг..."


    * * *
    Люблю глаза твои, мой друг,
    С игрой иx пламенно-чудесной,
    Когда иx приподымешь вдруг
    И, словно молнией небесной,
    Окинешь бегло целый круг...

    Но есть сильней очарованья:
    Глаза, потупленные ниц
    В минуты страстного лобзанья,
    И сквозь опущенныx ресниц
    Угрюмый, тусклый огнь желанья.

    1836

  52. Böke Yüzgen

    Put Hegarty's name on the title too, u little...

  53. K A R M A

    Absolute gorgeousness.....😊💖💞💟💝💕💙💚💛💜💓💗💋😘🙌👏😁

  54. Davi Sampaio

    got here because of nakey jakey

    Hayden Abraham

    Davi Sampaio same my man

    Alek Moran

    I’m disappointed that she doesn’t actually sing about spiders in her eyes

    Kevschnibbletz

    Davi Sampaio I THROW THEM OFF THE CLIHEEEEF

  55. Lacy Mayberry

    One of my favorites.

  56. Info Weeb

    This is an assault on my ears

  57. Francine Medina

    Beautiful poem turned into a beautiful song.

  58. Radek Ventruba

    So pure...

  59. Ronald Elston

    Intertwined together Forever Bjork Style Luv It!

  60. frederick misiaszek

    Overwhelming!!! So jelly...of Mr. Radio Head

  61. Edit.

    SPIDERS IN MY EYES

  62. chris buncall

    melodies from the deepest place. they drift in on the wind

  63. João Elias de Brito

    This is a new experience for me with this new real part! I looooooooooooooooooooooooved it! But in 480p? :'(

  64. Lost&Found

    so... the first part of this video is real crap, amateurish and dissapointing, and the last part is... strange, to say the least, and now I understand this was actually a collage video... Björk looks stunning halfway this clip tho

  65. peibol87

    the second part here is different to the one I've always watched O_o where's the threshold effect?

  66. Def Con

    whenever l want to surrender, l listen to this, it saves me

  67. LadyToyBunny

    This song is simply amazing! 💗
    I also like the video, but i think the final part a little strange.

  68. Boobalopbop

    Right now my only problem with this song is that I can't get my speakers loud enough in my ears!

  69. klaatu baradaNIKTO

    so much love in this song

  70. Timothy Wijesekera

    wow😍 i love you two free Birds

  71. Afablesotrue

    This is a nice song for an extremely rainy day.

  72. Daemon

    Russian poetry

  73. Giorgge G

    What a beautiful song ! <3

  74. TheTreble2clef

    Yes Ahr. It is an exquisite poem by Fyodor Tyutchev.

  75. Jaime Pe

    I wish the whole video was like the new middle version. I like its simple but celestial look.

  76. MrTchupam

    is this bjork with woodkid????????????

  77. Tami Deen

    This fucking video is different. W H Y?

  78. Cave

    Holy shit, apparently Brian Chippendale from Lightning Bolt did drums on this?

  79. MartinSlovakian

    what about the middle section? It is different on the DVD. Where is this version from? Do you know more about it?

    vespervolta

    MartinSlovakian what’s different about it?

  80. Роман Ставрогин

    She is so beautiful!

  81. Jazz Oo

    I love your eyes, my dear
    their splendid, sparkling fire
    when suddenly you raise them so to cast a swift embracing glance
    like lightning flashing in the sky
    but there's a charm that is greater still:
    when my love's eyes are lowered
    when all is fired by passions kiss
    and through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    (Fyodor Tyutchev)

  82. tanzenistsport

    The only song I like from Volta so far...

    Nader Abed

    What about the rest? I think the album is underrated tbh. It's not her best album, but it's not bad.

  83. A B

    I had never seen this version of the video with the HD face shots, and bjorks beauty hit me like a truck when her face appeared

  84. Ethan Hill

    This is art-song. She's an accident in the popular music industry.

  85. Rhuan MIGUEL CABALLERO

    I love your eyes, my dear
    Their splendid, sparkling fire
    When suddenly you raise them so
    To cast a swift embracing glance

    Like lightning flashing in the sky
    But there's a charm that is greater still
    When my love's eyes are lowered
    When all is fired by passions kiss

    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire

    I love your eyes, my dear
    Their splendid, sparkling fire
    When suddenly you raise them so
    To cast a swift embracing glance

    Like lightning flashing in the sky
    But there's a charm that is greater still
    When my love's eyes are lowered
    When all is fired by passions kiss

    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire

    Dull flame
    I see the dull flame of desire
    I see the dull flame

    I love your eyes, my dear
    Their splendid, sparkling fire
    When suddenly you raise them so
    To cast a swift embracing glance

    Like lightning flashing in the sky
    But there's a charm that is greater still
    When my love's eyes are lowered
    When all is fired by passions kiss

    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    Through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire

    Dull flame
    I see the full flame of
    I see the dull flame

    I love your eyes, my dear
    Their splendid, sparkling fire
    When suddenly you raise them so
    To cast a swift embracing glance

    Like lightning flashing in the sky
    But there's a charm that is greater still
    When my love's eyes are lowered
    When all is fired by passions kiss

    Through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire
    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire

    marianoz

    Rhuan MIGUEL CABALLERO hermosa estrofa

  86. Tyler Beckmann

    did they change this video? Like last week?

    Tatyane Plummer

    Tyler Beckmann true! Really chances 😱

    reeceyboy111

    The video actually did change! There was a really bad black and white filter over the middle segment originally. There are other uploads of the video on youtube where you can still see it.

  87. Matias Alonso

    i'm really getting into Volta thanks to this, it took me years

  88. xxxKimxxx

    One of my fav songs from her.

  89. Ricardo Andres Moreno Rubio

    PERFECT SONG ♥

  90. Jami Hernandez

    I. WAS. LOOKING. ALL. OVER. FOR. THIS. SONG.

    grunkert

    Congratulations. Your life has been enriched by at least 26%

    xanfus

    So glad you found it! I know that feeling so well!

  91. Riddaren

    brilliant Tyutchev's poetry, brilliant Bjork's voice...

  92. Miguel Giron

    Antony is good and all, but wouldn't Fetty wap have fit better

    bollocknaked1975

    Fetty crap

  93. Slutuppnu

    Björk has a unique singing style that nobody could imitate. But Ant has a voice for any age and context. He would kill Mozart if he tried. I would maim several cute, innocent puppies to hear Antony sing Mozart's Laudate Dominum.

    Slutuppnu

    @***** Oh, she changed? I didn't know that.

  94. Sasvim_Istinsko _

    I love your eyes, my dear
    Their splendid sparkling fire

    When suddenly you raise them so
    To cast a swift embracing glance

    Like lightning flashing in the sky
    But there's a charm that is greater still

    When my love's eyes are lowered
    When all is fired by passion's kiss

    And through the downcast lashes
    I see the dull flame of desire.

  95. Joker Shosky

    every time when i hear this song, gives me goosebumps, amazing song!!!!!!!

  96. Иван Иванченко

    Lyrics by russian poet Fedor Tutchev (1817-1873)

    Kody Marley

    Well the lyrics were inspired by a poem. A lot of the lyrics are new additions but the poem was the inspiration. It's not a copy or paste situation here

    Julia Freeman

    the words were taken from a russian poem and translated on English.

    Dzmitry Mukha

    @Kody Marley It is a direct translation from Russian

    refusetoburnout

    No, but inspired yes, by the poem "Silentium!" from the 1830s. Look up Tutchev on wikipedia and you'll see that here many romantically oriented lyrics about love are layered in. In fact most of the lyrics here, even the title, are not from Tutchev, however much his amazing poem might have inspired them:

    Speak not, lie hidden, and conceal
    the way you dream, the things you feel.
    Deep in your spirit let them rise
    akin to stars in crystal skies
    that set before the night is blurred:
    delight in them and speak no word.

    How can a heart expression find?
    How should another know your mind?
    Will he discern what quickens you?
    A thought, once uttered, is untrue.
    Dimmed is the fountainhead when stirred:
    drink at the source and speak no word.

    Live in your inner self alone
    within your soul a world has grown,
    the magic of veiled thoughts that might
    be blinded by the outer light,
    drowned in the noise of day, unheard...
    take in their song and speak no word.

    (trans. by Vladimir Nabokov)

  97. Sahr Tengbeh

    Why do I think of Conan and Skyrim when listening to this beautiful song

    etherealantlers

    +Sahr Tengbeh because of Bjork's nordic-like roots? :D have you seeen pictures of Iceland? it shows in her music.

    Sahr Tengbeh

    +etherealantlers Yes Indeeed

  98. z Blink

    Timeless

  99. Alex Leonardo

    Favorite Bjork album. Why do people dismiss Volta? What dont they see in songs like the Dull Flame of Desire, I See Who You Are, Pneumonia?

    cyberianrave

    vertebrae by vertebrae by vertebrae

    bara cub

    Collin Mcmeeken Wow i find this is amazing, the music It self Is wondeful, the fact everyone find its own taste and to discover different meanings from the same song.
    I say this because for you pneumonia Is among her worst but for me Is just a powerful song that usually makes me cry while listen to It.
    Anyway i respect your taste in music, It wasnt my intention to offend you. Good day.

    Azerix

    Earth Intruders, Wanderlust, Innocence, Declare Independence and the ones still not mentioned aren't too bad either, just not as memorable

    Michael

    My favorite album she should do a volta tour. Again.

    ale gonzalez

    I love this song, Earth Intruders, Wanderlust, Declare Independence and Innocence.