For The Kids
M83 Lyrics


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Where are you now?
Who do you go to for a shoulder to cry on?
I hope that some day you might turn around and come back home

Where are you now?
When will I see your face again?
No matter how far apart we become you know that I'll still hear your song
This is the day. This is our day, mom
If we believe it, it will happen
I am everywhere, you remember?
I'm in the water, on the mirror
The strange flower you saw in the forest
I'm the morning dust tickling your neck
I am the wind, mommy
And the wind is never sad
He's brave, and soft, and furious sometimes
Soon I'll be strong enough to make you fly with me
And nothing will ever stop us then

I don't know when I'll see you again




But I know that my love will last for eternity
I'll wait till the stars go dark for you to come back to me

Overall Meaning

The song "For the Kids" by M83 feat. Susanne Sundfor is a heartfelt message from a child to their absent mother. The song opens up with questions about the mother's whereabouts and who she goes to for comfort. The child expresses the desire to have the mother return home someday. The chorus conveys the child's longing to see their mother once again and the assurance that they will always remember her through her song, no matter how far apart they become.


The second verse takes on an ethereal quality as the child speaks to their mother from beyond the grave. The child reassures the mother that they are always around, through the water, the mirror, the strange flowers in the forest, and the morning dust that tickles the neck. The child is the wind and promises to make the mother fly with them someday. The child's love for the mother is eternal, and they will wait for the stars to go dark for the mother to come back to them.


The song is a poignant expression of a child's longing for their mother's love and presence. It highlights the unbreakable bond between a mother and child, even in death. The song conveys a message of hope, that even in the face of separation, love endures.


Line by Line Meaning

Where are you now?
Asking where someone is currently located


Who do you go to for a shoulder to cry on?
Questioning who someone confides in during emotional times


I hope that some day you might turn around and come back home
Wishing for someone to return home in the future


When will I see your face again?
Expressing the desire to see someone again


No matter how far apart we become you know that I'll still hear your song
Stating that a connection still exists despite physical distance


This is the day. This is our day, mom
Emphasizing that today is important for the singer and their mother


If we believe it, it will happen
Promoting the power of belief and positive thinking


I am everywhere, you remember?
Reminding their mother that the singer is always present


I'm in the water, on the mirror
Illustrating the singer's omnipresence in various forms


The strange flower you saw in the forest
Identifying the singer as something unusual or unique to their mother


I'm the morning dust tickling your neck
Suggesting the singer is a comforting, subtle presence in their mother's life


I am the wind, mommy
Metaphorically embodying the singer as a force of nature


And the wind is never sad
Highlighting the singer's positive, uplifting nature


He's brave, and soft, and furious sometimes
Elaborating on the various qualities the singer possesses


Soon I'll be strong enough to make you fly with me
Looking forward to a time when the singer can lift their mother's spirits


And nothing will ever stop us then
Expressing a strong bond that cannot be broken


I don't know when I'll see you again
Admitting uncertainty about reuniting with someone


But I know that my love will last for eternity
Ensuring that affection for someone will never fade


I'll wait till the stars go dark for you to come back to me
Promising to wait an immeasurable amount of time for someone to return




Lyrics © DAVE PALMER, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC, DELABEL EDITIONS
Written by: JUSTIN MELDAL-JOHNSEN, ANTHONY GONZALEZ, MAI CHAPIRON

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@randomchimi

Where are you now?
Who do you go to?
For a shoulder to cry on
I hope that some day
You might turn around
And come back home

Where are you now?
When will I see your face again?
No matter how far apart we become
You know that I'll still hear your song

[Spoken]
This is the day, this is our day mom
If we believe it, it will happen
I am everywhere, you remember?
I am in the water on the mirror
The strange flower you saw in the forest
And the morning dust tickling your neck
I am the wind mommy
And the wind is never sad
He's brave and strong, and furious at times
Soon I'll be strong enough to make you fly away
And nothing could ever stop us then

[Sung]
I don't know when I'll see you again
But I know that my love will last for eternity
I'll wait 'til the stars go dark for you
To come back to me



@boardlife27

For anyone who wants to play this song on guitar or wherever;

C - Dm - E7 - Am - Dm - G7 - C
C - A#maj7 - F - E7 - Am - D7 - Dm - Fm - C

And repeat :)

And for the part where the girl is talking it's just:

Dm - G7 repeatedly

Have fun playing this song!



@user-qx6ny3vq9y

Where are you now?
Who do you go to for a shoulder to cry on?
I hope that some day you might turn around and come back home

Where are you now?
When will I see your face again?
No matter how far apart we become you know that I'll still hear your song

[Monolouge - Zelly Meldal-Johnsen:]
This is the day. This is our day, mom
If we believe it, it will happen
I am everywhere, you remember?
I'm in the water, on the mirror
The strange flower you saw in the forest
I'm the morning dust tickling your neck
I am the wind, mommy
And the wind is never sad...
He's brave, and soft, and furious sometimes
Soon I'll be strong enough to make you fly with me
And nothing will ever stop us then

[Susanne Sundfør:]
I don't know when I'll see you again
But I know that my love will last for eternity
I'll wait till the stars go dark for you to come back to me



All comments from YouTube:

@buttercup141312

How is this song romantic, sad, moving, hopeful, thought-provoking and calming all at the same time?

@meinerHeld

M83

@matutejohn6994

Susanne Sundfør

@yalsyk

@@meinerHeld Susanne

@meinerHeld

@@yalsyk right

@blessures

hopeful, calming what the hell?

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@randomchimi

Where are you now?
Who do you go to?
For a shoulder to cry on
I hope that some day
You might turn around
And come back home

Where are you now?
When will I see your face again?
No matter how far apart we become
You know that I'll still hear your song

[Spoken]
This is the day, this is our day mom
If we believe it, it will happen
I am everywhere, you remember?
I am in the water on the mirror
The strange flower you saw in the forest
And the morning dust tickling your neck
I am the wind mommy
And the wind is never sad
He's brave and strong, and furious at times
Soon I'll be strong enough to make you fly away
And nothing could ever stop us then

[Sung]
I don't know when I'll see you again
But I know that my love will last for eternity
I'll wait 'til the stars go dark for you
To come back to me

@simplementeyo3781

+randomchimi to the top with you

@realitycreative4586

+Simplemente YO He's brave and soft, and furious at times

Fixed :)

@purazgirl

I hope for everyone that's missing someone right now is reunited with that person soon

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