Intro
M83 Lyrics


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We didn't need a story, we didn't need a real world
We just had to keep walking
And we became the stories, we became the places
We were the lights, the deserts, the faraway worlds
We were you before you even existed

Carry on, carry on, carry on
And after us the flood
Carry on, carry on, carry on
Our silver horn it leads the way
Banners of gold shine
In the cold, in the cold, in the cold
Footprints of snow, blind from the road
Hail!

We carry on, carry on
Follow us, we are one
The battle's fought, the deed is done
Our silver hum runs deep and strong
Hand to the heart, lips to the horn
We can save, we can be reborn




Head on my breast, I'll keep you warm
Hail!

Overall Meaning

In M83's song Intro, the lyrics suggest that there is no need for a real-life, tangible story or world because one's experiences and journeys are enough to create memorable and meaningful stories. The song describes how people become the stories that they tell, and the places that they visit. Even before a person's physical existence, their experiences have already shaped who they are. The song encourages people to keep moving forward, and even in the face of adversity, to continue carrying on. The lyrics speak of a flood that is to come after this journey is over, but the singers remain persistent in their story and continue to lead the way. The song also talks about the gold and silver that is to shine through and highlight their stories even in the coldest of times. The lyrics remain hopeful that despite everything, people can be reborn and start fresh again.


Line by Line Meaning

We didn't need a story, we didn't need a real world
We did not require a tale or reality to be whole.


We just had to keep walking
Our continual forward motion is all that mattered.


And we became the stories, we became the places
Our journey created the narratives and landscapes that define us.


We were the lights, the deserts, the faraway worlds
We existed as both the illumination, the arid terrains, and distant planets we encountered.


We were you before you even existed
We belonged to another time, different from yours.


Carry on, carry on, carry on
Persist, endure, continue forward.


And after us the flood
The deluge arrives in our wake.


Our silver horn it leads the way
Our metallic instrument guides us in the right path.


Banners of gold shine
Golden flags radiate brightness.


In the cold, in the cold, in the cold
Amidst the freezing temperatures.


Footprints of snow, blind from the road
Traces in the snow, lost from the path.


Hail!
Hail to our perseverance.


We carry on, carry on
We press on.


Follow us, we are one
Accompany us, we are united.


The battle's fought, the deed is done
The struggle is concluded, the action fulfilled.


Our silver hum runs deep and strong
Our metallic tones vibrate resoundingly.


Hand to the heart, lips to the horn
Grasping our chest, touching the instrument.


We can save, we can be reborn
We have the ability to rescue, to regenerate.


Head on my breast, I'll keep you warm
Lean on me, and I will provide protection from the chill.


Hail!
Hail to the continuation of our journey.




Lyrics © O/B/O DistroKid, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Morgan Grace Kibby, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Anthony Gerard Gonzalez, Yann Emile Laurent Gonzalez

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@ajaremalcolm2880

We didn't need a story, we didn't need a real world
We just had to keep walking
And we became the stories, we became the places
We were the lights, the deserts, the faraway worlds
We were you before you even existed

Carry on, carry on, carry on
And after us the flood
Carry on, carry on, carry on
Our silver horn it leads the way
Banners of gold shine
In the cold, in the cold, in the cold
Footprints of snow, blind from the road
Hail!
We didn't need a story, we didn't need a real world
We just had to keep walking
And we became the stories, we became the places
We were the lights, the deserts, the faraway worlds
We were you before you even existed

Carry on, carry on, carry on
And after us the flood
Carry on, carry on, carry on
Our silver horn it leads the way
Banners of gold shine
In the cold, in the cold, in the cold
Footprints of snow, blind from the road
Hail!

We carry on, carry on
Follow us, we are one
The battle's fought, the deed is done
Our silver hum runs deep and strong
Hand to the heart, lips to the horn
We can save, we can be reborn
Head on my breast, I'll keep you warm
Hail!


We carry on, carry on
Follow us, we are one
The battle's fought, the deed is done
Our silver hum runs deep and strong
Hand to the heart, lips to the horn
We can save, we can be reborn
Head on my breast, I'll keep you warm
Hail!

Woo-hoo!



@xfsiren

We didn't need a story, we didn't need a real world
We just had to keep walking
And we became the stories, we became the places
We were the lights, the deserts, the faraway worlds
We were you before you even existed

[Verse 1: Anthony Gonzalez]
Carry on, carry on, carry on
And after us the flood
Carry on, carry on, carry on
Our silver horn it leads the way
Banners of gold shine
In the cold, in the cold, in the cold
Footprints of snow, blind from the road
Hail!

[Verse 2: Zola Jesus]
We carry on, carry on
Follow us, we are one
The battle's fought, the deed is done
Our silver hum runs deep and strong
Hand to the heart, lips to the horn
We can save, we can be reborn
Head on my breast, I'll keep you warm
Hail!



All comments from YouTube:

@murilomullergomes8127

Definitely the best season ending with a song like that

Thank you, Mr. Robot for showing us such a great taste in music and the ability to bring it together with the scenes

@viIIaneIIe

Absolutely.

@sambt123

Imagine coming here from a show

@809tn2

@@sambt123 You got a grudge buddy? 🤨

@faysalmullaire2263

Aameeen brother...

@Lethai.

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@Equalibeats

flawless album front to back. A timeless work of art that will be remembered for a very long time.

@SR-rd3fw

Equalibrum will be remembered only by people who listen to this kind of music.

@just-a-random-person-on-utube

@@SR-rd3fw yeah, unfortunately most people only remember midnight city

@vifcole

@@just-a-random-person-on-utube what's even more tragic is they have many more albums arguably just as great, and that ONE song is all some people bother with, cuz that's what their friends like I guess.

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