Talk:Oceania (song)

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adressing humans from the point of view of the ocean....?[edit]

i always thought that the song was about having a child, not really anything to do with the ocean, yes the video was set at sea, but take away the video, the song isnt really about it...its only the title. this is why i took away the line about 'the song is about adressing humans from the point of view of the ocean' (sounds like a copy and paste of the 'human behaviour' single description, but with the word animals replaced by ocean) as i dont really think that it is the main theme of the song. bjork also said that as she wrote alot of the album whilst she was pregnant, alot of the songs on medulla were inspired by this. the lines/lyrics that make me think that it is about having a child are:

one breath away from MOTHER oceania (just the word mother)

you have done good for yourselves SINCE YOU LEFT MY WET EMBRACE, AND CRAWLED A SHORE (sounds like giving birth to me)

every BOY, is a snake iis a lilly (the word boy, she also says the word girl soon afterwards)

sweet loves harmony, MADE INTO FLESH (sounds like making a baby to me, the strongest indication of the subject to me)

you danced by my side CHILDREN supplied (obviously the word children)

LITTLE ONES, MY SONS AND MY DAUGHTERS

so this is why i will change the description to the song being about havild a child, instead of the whole 'ocean adressing humans' waffle, there is strong evidence of my theory, yet i struggle to find any evidence in the song about the old theory, apart form the title and the video, which do not always reflect the songs lyrics and meaning

Fool. She has said herself it is about the ocean. One breath away from MOTHER OCEANIA - We evolved from bacteria living in the sea. you have DONE GOOD FOR YOURSELVES since you left MY WET EMBRACE AND CRAWLED ASHORE - Obvious - we have established civilisation and crawled ashore out of the sea. every BOY IS A SNAKE IS A LILY etc. - We are all the same really, there are no religious and political boundaries, which is why it was sung at the olympics. sweet like harmony, made into flesh - we used to be gooey little single celled organisms but now we have evolved and crawled onto land. you dance by my side, children sublime - she is proud of what we have done and is showing how we aren't really far away from her. SONS AND DAUGHTERS - She was the warm embrace that cradled us. ALSO...

You show me the continents, I see the islands - This is obviously because the sea is huge compared to the land continents. You count the centuries, I blink my eyes... - She is timeless.

You are an utter idiot. --80.6.146.72 09:42, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

The song is about evolution of the human race.--Jak3m 14:33, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Is this song really composed purely of human vocals?[edit]

It sure doesn't sound like it is. — AnemoneProjectors (talk) 22:36, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

It's something called Beatboxing.--Jak3m 14:32, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Oh, that's clever. Beatboxing normally sounds like beatboxing. He's obviously very talented. — AnemoneProjectors (?) 12:23, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Pics[edit]

Are there any pics we could use of Björk's massive dress she wore to the 2004 Olympics while singing this song? Jimmyupt 06:33, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:OceaniaSShot.png[edit]

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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Oceania (song)/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: EditorE (talk · contribs) 01:21, 15 February 2016 (UTC) Pretty well-done article, I have to say, but I have a few comments, though:

  • "Oceania" was also covered and sampled multiple times." Really? The "Samples and covers" section of the article currently shows only one sampling of the song and only two covers. This must be a better description.
  • One major point I need to address is that feel like some of the quotes in the article, including the long one in the Background and composition, the one about the Kelis remix in the remix section and Lynn Fox talking about making the music video, could be paraphrased.
  • I think a screenshot of the music video would be great, but that's optional.
  • The track listing section needs to have the lengths of the tracks presented.
  • Ref 27: bjork.com --> Bjork Official Website

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All issues Fixed; I decided not to add a screenshot from the video, because I did not find a good one to accompany the description. Alex talk 06:53, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Live performances[edit]

Björk has done an acoustic version, accompanied by piano, on the Icelandic TV show Átta Raddir, singing the lyrics in Icelandic for the occasion. So that's a big TV performance - at least, broadcast nationwide and popular among international fans - in a completely different musical arrangement and lyrics. Can I mention this in the 'live performances' section of the article? Source: several instances in YouTube, for example this one: [1]

Eti erik (talk) 20:04, 13 March 2016 (UTC)