Graveyard Girl
M83 Lyrics


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Death is her boyfriend
She spits on summers and smiles to the night
She collects crowns made of black roses
But her heart is made of bubble gum

Graveyard girl
Graveyard girl
Dark rags and red stars
She's the dirty witch of her high school
She worships Satan like a father
But dreams of a sister like Molly Ringwald

Graveyard girl
Graveyard girl

"I'm gonna jump the walls and run
I wonder if they'll miss me?
I won't miss them
The cemetery is my home
I want to be a part of it
Invisible even to the night
Then I'll read poetry to the stones
Maybe one day I could be one of them
Wise and silent
Waiting for someone to love me
Waiting for someone to kiss me
I'm fifteen years old
And I feel it's already too late to live
Don't you?"

Graveyard girl
Graveyard girl




Graveyard girl
Graveyard girl

Overall Meaning

The song "Graveyard Girl" by M83 tells the story of a teenage girl who feels out of place in the world and finds solace in the cemetery. The opening line, "Death is her boyfriend," sets the tone for the rest of the song. The girl is fascinated by death and darkness, and she feels alienated from her peers. She spits on summers and smiles to the night, suggesting that she rejects the optimistic, carefree spirit of summer and instead finds comfort in the darkness of the night.


The girl collects crowns made of black roses, which symbolize death and mourning. However, despite her fascination with death and the macabre, her heart is made of bubble gum, suggesting that she is still inherently youthful and innocent. The lyrics also mention that she worships Satan like a father, but dreams of a sister like Molly Ringwald. This suggests that the girl is rebelling against the religious and societal norms of her environment, but still longs for a connection and a sense of belonging with those who understand her.


The final verse of the song is particularly poignant, as the girl speaks of her desire to become a part of the cemetery and the stones. She feels invisible even to the night and believes that it's too late for her to truly live. The repetition of "Graveyard girl, Graveyard girl" throughout the song underscores her sense of displacement and reinforces the idea that she has found a sense of belonging in the cemetery.


Line by Line Meaning

Death is her boyfriend
She is obsessed with death and darkness as if it were a significant other.


She spits on summers and smiles to the night
She prefers the darkness over light and doesn't care for summer moments.


She collects crowns made of black roses
She values and takes pride in finding beauty in darkness.


But her heart is made of bubble gum
She has a softer and more optimistic side to her beneath her dark exterior.


Graveyard girl
She sees herself as a part of the darkness and death, possibly feeling like she belongs with the spirits in the graveyard.


Dark rags and red stars
She dresses in dark clothes and accessories and sees power in the symbolism of stars and possible doom in the color red.


She's the dirty witch of her high school
She's an outcast and sees herself as a misunderstood and disliked witch-like figure at school.


She worships Satan like a father
She finds comfort in the idea of worshipping something dark and evil like Satan, whom she sees as a protector and advisor.


But dreams of a sister like Molly Ringwald
She has a desire for a sisterly figure who is colorful and happy like the actress Molly Ringwald portrayed in her films.


Graveyard girl
Her fascination with the graveyard and death remains at the forefront of her thoughts.


"I'm gonna jump the walls and run I wonder if they'll miss me? I won't miss them The cemetery is my home I want to be a part of it Invisible even to the night Then I'll read poetry to the stones Maybe one day I could be one of them Wise and silent Waiting for someone to love me Waiting for someone to kiss me I'm fifteen years old And I feel it's already too late to live Don't you?"
She feels suffocated under the rules of society and wants to escape to the cemetery where she feels like she belongs. She wants to be a part of the stones and the stories of those buried there, to find wisdom and love. At fifteen years old, she feels hopeless and like she has already missed out on life.


Graveyard girl
Her attachment to the graveyard and its inhabitants has become part of her identity.


Graveyard girl
The repetition of this line emphasizes her attachment to the graveyard and solidifies her association with it.


Graveyard girl
The song ends on this line, tying together the theme of the song and leaving a lingering impression of her obsession with the graveyard and death.




Lyrics © DELABEL EDITIONS
Written by: Anthony Gonzalez, Yann Gonzalez

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

I SCREAM

Death is her boyfriend
She spits on summers and smiles to the night
She collects crowns made of black roses
But her heart is made of bubble gum

Graveyard girl
Graveyard girl

Dark rags and red stars
She's the dirty witch of her high school
She worships Satan like a father
But dreams of a sister like Molly Ringwald

Graveyard girl
Graveyard girl

"I'm gonna jump the walls and run
I wonder if they'll miss me?
I won't miss them
The cemetery is my home
I want to be a part of it
Invisible even to the night
Then I'll read poetry to the stones
Maybe one day I could be one of them
Wise and silent
Waiting for someone to love me
Waiting for someone to kiss me
I'm fifteen years old
And I feel it's already too late to live
Don't you?"

Graveyard girl
Graveyard girl
Graveyard girl
Graveyard girl



All comments from YouTube:

Kenneth McDonald

They managed to cram an entire John Hughes 80's movie into a music video. Awesome.

MD

@Jessbunni nobody cares jess

Jessbunni

Bet you feel old knowing I don’t know much about of John Hughes XD

Flowing Freely

This video appears to be set in an impossible fusion of the 80's, 90's and 00's.

MD

I mean it just looks like early 00's to me.

Kat Blaque

I haven't heard this song in so long. I used to watch this in college and be like "omg so relatable". lol.

B Kinda.

😂 “I’m 15 years old and I feel it’s already too late to live..”
looks off into the distance dramatically

Have you really lived if you haven’t written bad teenage poetry and can’t look back on how embarrassing you were at one point in time?

Tricouleur

This made me nostalgic. I miss my younger years. When times were much more simple and fun.

Thunor

@MD no don't grow up, it's a trap!

MD

Grow up and stop living in the past

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