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Little Talks
Of Monsters and Men Lyrics


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(Hey, hey, hey)

I don't like walking around this old and empty house
So hold my hand, I'll walk with you my dear
The stairs creak as you sleep
It's keeping me awake
It's the house telling you to close your eyes
And some days I can't even dress myself
It's killing me to see you this way

'Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

(Hey, hey, hey)

There's an old voice in my head
That's holding me back
Well, tell her that I miss our little talks
Soon it will be over and buried with our past
We used to play outside when we were young
And full of life and full of love
Some days I don't know if I am wrong or right
Your mind is playing tricks on you, my dear

'Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

(Hey)
Don't listen to a word I say
(Hey)
The screams all sound the same
(Hey)

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore (hey, hey)

You're gone, gone, gone away
I watched you disappear
All that's left is a ghost of you
Now we're torn, torn, torn apart
There's nothing we can do
Just let me go, we'll meet again soon

Now wait, wait, wait for me, please hang around
I'll see you when I fall asleep

(Hey)
Don't listen to a word I say
(Hey)
The screams all sound the same
(Hey)

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Don't listen to a word I say
(Hey)
The screams all sound the same
(Hey)

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Overall Meaning

Of Monsters and Men's "Little Talks" is a song that can be interpreted in multiple ways. Beginning with the opening lines, the song describes an old, empty house with the familiar creakiness of its stairs, hinting at the ghosts from the past that linger in the background. The song speaks of a couple, walking hand in hand, with one partner unable to dress and function properly. It shows the concern of one partner for the other, trying to comfort them in their time of pain. The ghosts from their past and the old voice inside their head represent memories and thoughts that are holding them down.


The lyrics of the song shift to a more hopeful and positive message in the chorus - "Though the truth may vary, this ship will carry our bodies safe to shore." This line symbolizes that they can overcome the ghosts of the past and move forward with each other's support. The latter part of the song speaks of the physical absence of one partner, and the pain of being torn apart. The lyrics contain a plea to hang around, to meet again soon, and to find safety on this ship.


The repetitive "Hey, hey, hey" in the chorus and the bridge ties the song together, and the contrast between the upbeat melody and the haunting lyrics makes "Little Talks" a unique and unforgettable song.


Line by Line Meaning

I don't like walking around this old and empty house So hold my hand, I'll walk with you my dear
The singer is afraid of being alone in a deserted house, so they ask their loved one to hold their hand and accompany them


The stairs creak as you sleep It's keeping me awake It's the house telling you to close your eyes And some days I can't even dress myself It's killing me to see you this way
The noise of the creaking stairs is disturbing the singer's loved one's sleep. The singer feels helpless and disturbed by seeing their loved one struggling with their physical and emotional problems.


'Cause though the truth may vary This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore
Regardless of the uncertainties in life, the love and support between the singer and their loved one will carry them through difficult times.


There's an old voice in my head That's holding me back Well, tell her that I miss our little talks Soon it will be over and buried with our past
The artist has an inner voice that restrains them from expressing their true feelings to their loved one. They hope that their past misunderstandings will soon be resolved and left behind.


We used to play outside when we were young And full of life and full of love Some days I don't know if I am wrong or right Your mind is playing tricks on you, my dear
The artist reminisces about their childhood filled with fun and love. They are uncertain if their current situation is right or wrong, and believe their loved one's mind is deceiving them.


You're gone, gone, gone away I watched you disappear All that's left is a ghost of you Now we're torn, torn, torn apart There's nothing we can do Just let me go, we'll meet again soon
The singer's loved one has left them, and they feel lost without them. They accept the situation and hope to reunite in the future.


Don't listen to a word I say The screams all sound the same Though the truth may vary This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore
The singer acknowledges their confused state of mind and believes that despite this, their love will endure and safely carry them forward.


Now wait, wait, wait for me, please hang around I'll see you when I fall asleep
The artist asks for their loved one's patience and assures them that they will be reunited in their dreams.


Though the truth may vary This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore
Reiterating the message of perseverance, this line emphasizes that despite changing circumstances, love between the artist and their loved one will empower them to overcome obstacles.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir, Ragnar Thorhallsson

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@yuvalzarmi8367

For those who like to sing along:

“I don't like walking around this old and empty house
So hold my hand, I'll walk with you my dear
The stairs creak as you sleep
It's keeping me awake
It's the house telling you to close your eyes
And some days I can't even dress myself
It's killing me to see you this way
'Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore
There's an old voice in my head
That's holding me back
Well, tell her that I miss our little talks
Soon it will be over and buried with our past
We used to play outside when we were young
And full of life and full of love
Some days I don't know if I am wrong or right
Your mind is playing tricks on you, my dear
'Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore
Don't listen to a word I say
(Hey)
The screams all sound the same
(Hey)
And though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore
You're gone, gone, gone away
I watched you disappear
All that's left is a ghost of you
Now we're torn, torn, torn apart
There's nothing we can do
Just let me go, we'll meet again soon
Now wait, wait, wait for me, please hang around
I'll see you when I fall asleep
Don't listen to a word I say
(Hey)
The screams all sound the same
(Hey)
Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore
Don't listen to a word I say
(Hey)
The screams all sound the same
(Hey)
Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore
Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore
Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore”



@peredavid7001

LYRICS
I don't like walking around this old and empty house
So hold my hand, I'll walk with you my dear
The stairs creak as you sleep
It's keeping me awake
It's the house telling you to close your eyes
And some days I can't even dress myself
It's killing me to see you this way

'Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

There's an old voice in my head
That's holding me back
Well, tell her that I miss our little talks
Soon it will be over and buried with our past
We used to play outside when we were young
And full of life and full of love
Some days I don't know if I am wrong or right
Your mind is playing tricks on you, my dear

'Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Don't listen to a word I say
(Hey)
The screams all sound the same
(Hey)

And though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

You're gone, gone, gone away
I watched you disappear
All that's left is a ghost of you
Now we're torn, torn, torn apart
There's nothing we can do
Just let me go, we'll meet again soon

Now wait, wait, wait for me, please hang around
I'll see you when I fall asleep

Don't listen to a word I say
(Hey)
The screams all sound the same
(Hey)

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Don't listen to a word I say
(Hey)
The screams all sound the same
(Hey)

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore



@kroon7861

Lyrics

[Refrain: Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir & Ragnar Þórhallsson]
Hey!
Hey!
Hey!

[Verse 1: Nanna, Ragnar & Both]
I don't like walking around this old and empty house
So hold my hand, I'll walk with you my dear
The stairs creak as you sleep; it's keeping me awake
It's the house telling you to close your eyes
And some days I can't even dress myself
It's killing me to see you this way
'Cause though the truth may vary, this
Ship will carry our
Bodies safe to shore

[Refrain: Nanna & Ragnar]
Hey!
Hey!
Hey!

[Verse 2: Nanna, Ragnar & Both]
There's an old voice in my head that's holding me back
Well, tell her that I miss our little talks
Soon it will be over and buried with our past
We used to play outside when we were young, and full of life and full of love
Some days, I don't know if I am wrong or right
Your mind is playing tricks on you, my dear
'Cause though the truth may vary, this
Ship will carry our
Bodies safe to shore


[Chorus: Nanna & Ragnar, band]
(Hey!) Don't listen to a word I say
(Hey!) The screams all sound the same
(Hey!) Though the truth may vary, this
Ship will carry our
Bodies safe to shore

[Refrain: Nanna & Ragnar]
Hey!
Hey!

[Bridge: Nanna & Ragnar]
You're gone, gone, gone away; I watched you disappear
All that's left is a ghost of you
Now we're torn, torn, torn apart; there's nothing we can do
Just let me go, we'll meet again soon
Now wait, wait, wait for me; please hang around
I'll see you when I fall asleep

[Chorus: Nanna & Ragnar, band]
(Hey!) Don't listen to a word I say
(Hey!) The screams all sound the same
(Hey!) Though the truth may vary, this
Ship will carry our
Bodies safe to shore


[Chorus: Nanna & Ragnar, band]
Don't listen to a word I say
(Hey!) The screams all sound the same
(Hey!) Though the truth may vary, this
Ship will carry our
Bodies safe to shore

[Outro: Nanna & Ragnar]
Though the truth may vary, this
Ship will carry our
Bodies safe to shore
Though the truth may vary, this
Ship will carry our
Bodies safe to shore



@keithdickerson5103

My Grandma is about to die of COVID-19 tonight or tomorrow.
She has also been suffering from dementia for years. Her husband, 92, will survive her.
I cant help but match nearly every lyric in this whole song to their situation.
The husband in the song is unable to tell her that he is there for her even though she cant see him.
My Grandma didn't see her husband for 7 weeks because of mandatory isolation cause she tested positive.
(they were finally re-united briefly in the ICU today once the doctors realized they couldn't save her)

Grandma: Some days I can't even trust myself (not remembering who anyone is)
Papa: It's killing me to see you this way
Grandma: There's an old voice in my head that's holding me back (dementia)
Papa: Well tell her that I miss our little talks (when they used to be able to have meaningful conversations)
Grandma: Some days I don't know if I am wrong or right (not knowing what she is doing)
Papa: Your mind is playing tricks on you, my dear
Grandma: Don't listen to a word I say
The screams all sound the same
Papa: You're gone, gone, gone away (watching her slip into dementia)
I watched you disappear (not being able to see her because of iso)
All that's left is the ghost of you (their memories of each other)
Grandma: Now we're torn, torn, torn apart (missing him in iso)
There's nothing we can do (It's over, I'm dying)
Just let me go we'll meet again soon (In heaven)
Papa: Now wait, wait, wait for me (when he met her today in the ICU)
Please hang around (wishing this wasn't his final goodbye)
Grandma: I'll see you when I fall asleep

Both: Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Goodbye Grandma, we love you.




Edit: The doctors told us 24-48 hours was all she had but she held on for 6 days.
My grandfather got to visit her quite a few times for a couple of final Little Talks.



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