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Genesis by Grimes
from Visions
Released January 9, 2012
Length 4:15
Writer(s) Grimes
Producer(s) Grimes
Video
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Grimes - Genesis

Genesis is a song by Canadian singer and songwriter Grimes, released on January 9, 2012 as the lead single from her third solo studio album Visions. The song is one of Grimes' most successful releases so far due to its music video becoming viral, mostly through micro-blogging site Tumblr. NME placed the song at number 16 on its list of 50 Best Tracks of 2012[1].

Video

The self-directed video for Genesis premiered on August 22, 2012[2]. It was filmed in Los Angeles and co-stars rapper and stripper Brooke Candy, whom Grimes describes as "a very contemporary muse". In the video, Grimes is seen alongside a group of friends while driving an Escalade in the desert, holding an albino python in the back of a limousine, and posing in the woods.

She said of the concept of the video: "It's loosely based on this painting by my favorite painter, Hieronymus Bosch, called The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things. I wanted to play with Medieval/Catholic imagery. I was raised in a Catholic household and went to a Catholic school, and my childhood brain perceived medieval Catholicism as an action movie: There's this crazy omnipresent guy who can destroy you at any moment"[3].

Lyrics

My heart, I never be, I never see, I never know
Oh, heart, and then it falls, and then I fall, and then I know
My heart, I never be, I never see, I never know
Oh, heart, and then it falls, and then I fall, and then I know
My heart, I never be, I never see, I never know
Oh, heart, and then it falls, and then I fall, and then I know
My heart, I never be, I never see, I never know
Oh, heart, and then it falls, and then I fall, and then I know

My
My
My
Ever see, ever be, ever know my heart
Ever see, ever be, ever know my heart

Home and I know
Playing the deck above
It's always different
I'm the one in love
Home and I know
Playing the deck above
It's always different
I'm the one in love
Home and I know
Playing the deck above
It's always different
I'm the one in love
Home and I know
Playing the deck above
It's always different
I'm the one in love

My heart, I never be, I never see, I never know
Oh, heart, and then it falls, and then I fall, and then I know
My heart, I never be, I never see, I never know
Oh, heart, and then it falls, and then I fall, and then I know
My heart, I never be, I never see, I never know
Oh, heart, and then it falls, and then I fall, and then I know
My heart, I never be, I never see, I never know
Oh, heart, and then it falls, and then I fall, and then I know

Ever see, ever be, ever know my heart
Ever see, ever be, ever know my

Home and I know
Playing the deck above
It's always different
I'm the one in love
Home and I know
Playing the deck above
It's always different
I'm the one in love
Home and I know
Playing the deck above
It's always different
I'm the one in love
Home and I know
Playing the deck above
It's always different
I'm the one in love

References

  1. http://www.nme.com/bestalbumsandtracksoftheyear/2012
  2. http://www.4ad.com/news/22/8/2012/watchthenewvideoforgenesisbygrimes
  3. http://pitchfork.com/features/directors-cut/8929-grimes/

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