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"The Seed" (originally titled "Eat Money") is the sixteenth single released by AURORA and the second single from A Different Kind of Human - Step 2. On April 5, 2019, the song was officially released worldwide.

About the song[]

In an interview, AURORA was asked why the song was chosen as the final track which rounds up the two albums (Infections of a Different Kind - Step 1 and A Different Kind of Human - Step 2), she stated:

"There is one more song afterwards, which is a hint for way, way, way more forward in the future, but ‘The Seed’ I felt it was a good way to tie things together because it’s representing a lot of things. It’s representing my personal fire inside of me because I’m very passionate about saving the planet. It’s about human history, about how we’ve co-existed in the world and how we’ve forgotten how to live with nature and the power we have. It’s a very sad story, a very sad side of the story of humankind. It was a good way to end the album, to fuel the fire in people and to speak louder, about how we have to learn to exist with everything again. That’s why I figured out it’s a good way to end it all. Or this chapter, at least. The next one is already in the making!"[1]

Lyrics (official)[2][]

Just like the seed
I don't know where to go
Through dirt and shadow I grow
I'm reaching light through the struggle
Just like the sea, I'm chasing the wonder
I unravel myself, all in slow motion

You cannot eat money, oh no
You cannot eat money oh no
When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money oh no
You cannot eat money, oh no
You cannot eat money oh no
When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money oh no

Suffocate me, so my tears can be rain
I will water the ground where I stand
So that the flowers can grow back again

Cause just like the sea, everything wants to live
We are burning our fingers
But we learn and forgive

You cannot eat money, oh no
You cannot eat money oh no
When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money oh no
You cannot eat money, oh no
You cannot eat money oh no
When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money oh no

Feed me sunlight, feed me air
Feed me truth and feed me prayers
Feed me sunlight, feed me air
Feed me truth and feed me prayers

I see images of killer whales

You cannot eat money, oh no
You cannot eat money oh no
When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money oh no
You cannot eat money, oh no
You cannot eat money oh no
When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money oh no

Lyrics (transcribed)[]

These are the lyrics transcribed while listening; differences with the official lyrics are marked with an *

Just like the seed
I don't know where to go
Through dirt and shadow I grow
I'm reaching light through the struggle
Just like the seed, I'm chasing the wonder*
I unravel myself, all in slow motion

You cannot eat money, oh no
You cannot eat money oh no
When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money oh no
You cannot eat money, oh no
You cannot eat money oh no
When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money oh no
Oh no*

Suffocate me, so my tears can be rain
I will water the ground where I stand
So the flowers can grow back again*

Cause just like the seed, everything wants to live*
We are burning our fingers
But we learn and forgive

You cannot eat money, oh no
You cannot eat money oh no
When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money oh no
You cannot eat money, oh no
You cannot eat money oh no
When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money oh no
Oh no*

Feed me sunlight, feed me air
(In a place where nothing matters)*
Feed me truth and feed me prayers
(Dancing around a shooting star)*
(And every cell remembers what have taken us this far)*
Feed me sunlight, feed me air
(I see images of killer whales)
Feed me truth and feed me prayers
(Sleeping in a desert trail)*
(Dreaming of a parallel world where nothing ever hurts)*
(Dreaming of a parallel world where nothing ever hurts)*

You cannot eat money, oh no
You cannot eat money oh no
When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money oh no
You cannot eat money, oh no
You cannot eat money oh no
When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, you cannot eat money oh no
Oh no*

Music Video[]

A music video for the song was released on April 11, 2019. It was directed by Michael Hili.

AURORA_-_The_Seed

AURORA - The Seed

Audio[]

AURORA_-_The_Seed_(Audio)

AURORA - The Seed (Audio)

Trivia[]

  • During promotion for the single, a Pacman-style game based on the song's lyrics was released. It can be played here.

Navigation[]

ve A Different Kind of Human - Step 2
Featured Tracks
The RiverAnimalDance on the MoonDaydreamerHungerSoulless CreaturesIn BottlesA Different Kind of HumanApple TreeThe SeedMothership
Producers
AURORAMagnus SkylstadOdd Martin SkålnesMark RalphAskjellKill DaveTim BranRoy KerrToby Gad
Related
Scrapped SongsInfections of a Different Kind - Step 1Step 3
ve Singles
2012
Puppet
2014
AwakeningUnder Stars
2015
RunawayRunning with the WolvesMurder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)Half the World Away
2016
ConquerorWarriorI Went Too FarWinter Bird
2018
Scarborough FairQueendomForgotten Love
2019
AnimalThe RiverA Different Kind of HumanThe SeedApple TreeDaydreamerWalking in the Air
2020
Into the UnknownExist for LoveThe Secret GardenThank UStjernestøvRunning with the Wolves (Wolfwalkers Version)
2021
Runaway (Guitar Acoustic)Runaway (Piano Acoustic)Runaway (Lvl.2)Cure for MeCure for Me (Acoustic)Giving In to the Love

References[]

  1. https://www.readdork.com/features/aurora-interview-jul19
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96GWa4G4fHw
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