Rosetta
Iko Lyrics


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I creep up the wall into your garden
I'm bruised from the fall
You're there on the stairs
Drinking your Chardonay in blue underwear

You and your eyes light the darkest room
In the darkest house
And nobody else can call you theirs

This tiara is yours
You must have lost it when
You fell from the stars
Lead me by the hand
Take me beneath the waves
To your atlantis sand

You and your eyes light the darkest room
In the darkest house
And nobody else can call you theirs

Stay just as you are
You're the nearest thing I have to art




And all the colours you have
Are stuck in the chemicals of this photograph

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Iko's song Rosetta describe the singer's infatuation with a lover who lives in a house with a garden. The first verse describes the singer's physical journey to reach the lover's home, invoking images of climbing over walls and suffering bruises from the effort. The second verse paints a picture of the lover herself, with her seductive qualities causing her to stand out in even the darkest settings. The final verse seems to address the lover directly, telling her that she is holding a tiara that must have fallen from the sky, and then beckoning her to take the singer beneath the waves to a fantastical place. The song concludes with the singer expressing admiration for the lover's beauty and the enduring nature of her image, which will remain fixed in a photograph.


Overall, the song seems to be about an intense attraction that the singer has for someone who is slightly out of reach. While the lover is physically accessible, the singer seems to recognize that she is also somewhat unattainable, perhaps because of her beauty or because of some deeper connection that the singer feels but cannot fully articulate. The song is filled with dreamlike and fantastical imagery, which adds to its mystical and romantic qualities.


Line by Line Meaning

I creep up the wall into your garden
I sneak into your private space without your knowledge and try to get closer to you


I'm bruised from the fall
I'm hurt from falling while trying to reach you


You're there on the stairs
You're standing on the staircase, completely unaware of my presence


Drinking your Chardonay in blue underwear
You're having a good time, enjoying your drink in your comfortable blue underwear


You and your eyes light the darkest room
The brightness of your eyes can illuminate even the darkest place


In the darkest house
Amidst all the darkness around, you stand out and shine brightly


And nobody else can call you theirs
You're so unique and special that no one else can claim to have you


This tiara is yours
This is your precious personal possession


You must have lost it when
It seems like you dropped or misplaced it at some point


You fell from the stars
You're so amazing and special that you must have come from the skies


Lead me by the hand
Take me along with you


Take me beneath the waves
Take me into a deep and mysterious world


To your atlantis sand
To a unique and otherworldly place, unlike anything else


Stay just as you are
Don't change anything about yourself, you're perfect the way you are


You're the nearest thing I have to art
You're so beautiful and unique that you're like a work of art


And all the colours you have
Your unique features or personality traits


Are stuck in the chemicals of this photograph
All your assets will be forever preserved in the memory of this image




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