Bjork urges Scotland to declare independence: 'Don't let them do that to you! Make your own flag! Protect your language!'

The piece referenced the lyrics from her 2008 track “Declare Independence”

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The latest and completely random famous person to make their position on the matter of Scottish Independence known is Bjork, who posted a lengthy lyrical piece on Facebook urging the nation to declare independence.

“Scotland! Scotland! Scotland!” it read, somewhat repetitively.

“Declare independence! Don’t let them do that to you! Start your own currency! Make your own stamp! Protect your language!”

The piece referenced the lyrics from her 2008 track “Declare Independence”.

Of course, it’s not the first time the Icelandic singer has used the track as a means to express her geo-political leanings.

The song was originally written to apply to Greenland and the Faroe Islands, and the accompanying video sees Bjork wearing clothing with the various flags on them.


She is also not the only Icelandic act to voice their opinion ahead of the referendum tomorrow.

Post-rock band Sigur Ros declared their support of the ‘National Colletive’ at their recent show in Glasgow by posting the following:


Their backing of the ‘Yes’ campaign echoes the political sentiments of their own Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur Daviö. He said he would “welcome Scotland with a new, thriving relationship” after the nation became independent.

Among famous names arguing for independence are Vivienne Westwood, Frankie Boyle, The Proclaimers, Alan Cumming, Billy Bragg, Sean Connery and Annie Lennox.


The list of those who want Scotland to stay within the union include David Beckham, JK Rowling, David Bowie, Eddie Izzard, Alex Ferguson, Mike Myers and Emma Thompson.