Sunday tarot song: The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

Bjork – It’s not up to you

I chose this song because I feel that ultimately it’s about holding back, letting things happen naturally. Passivity and relinquishment of control, taking a different view. Noticing details when you just slow down for a moment.

How do I master
The perfect day
Six glasses of water
Seven phonecalls
If you leave it alone
It might just happen
Anyway

I can decide
What I give
But it’s not up to me
What I get given
Unthinkable surprises
About to happen
But what they are

It’s not up to you
Well it never really was
It’s not up to you
Oh it never really was
It’s not up to you
Oh it never really was
It’s not up to you


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One comment

  1. rebecca says:

    Amazing. I’ve had this song in my head for a few days now, just in the back of my head with the lyrics coming to the forefront of my mind from time to time, but I haven’t been listening or really hearing the words. Last night, I pulled The Hanged Man as the “issue” in a reading for myself, and today I’ve come upon your post. So nice how the song and the card have come together in your writing. Thank you.

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