Gratitude Lyrics

by Björk

July 13, 1946

Dear General MacArthur

With your permission
I offer wishes of good health
During this heat that burns anything

The words I slowly put together
Do not flow easily, they only fill my heart

Recently, fulfilling your hearts desire
You removed the whaling moratorium
Your gesture brings a much needed food
To our community and families

The words I slowly put together
Do not flow easily, they only fill my heart

A million year old fossil I send to you
This comes from my family and the ancient sea
A prehistoric impression of the modern krill
She feeds the noble whale and offers you longevity

The words I slowly put together
Do not flow easily, they only fill my heart
Finally, please take good care in the heat

Sincerely yours
Shizuka