Moonchild
M83 Lyrics


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They say I made the moon
Everything was in the dark
No memories at all
Just a tiny freezing wind in my back
As I was sitting there
Singing a song they had never heard before
Suddenly, a voice told me
"Keep on singing, little boy
And raise your arms in the big black sky
Raise your arms the highest you can
So the whole universe will glow"

My first vision was a bush growing down the river
And I couldn't stop crying
Something was missing
I realized I was in love with a voice




I called it, again, and again
But all I heard was the echo in the light

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of M83's song Moonchild represent a beautiful and profound message about creation and the power of music. The song tells the story of a young boy who has created the moon and is sitting alone in the dark with no memories. As he starts to sing a song that no one has ever heard before, a voice tells him to continue singing and to raise his arms in the sky. The boy obeys and suddenly the universe starts to glow.


The next part of the song talks about the boy's first vision, which is a bush growing down the river. He realizes that something is missing, and he is in love with a voice that he keeps calling out to. However, all he hears is the echo in the light. These lyrics can be interpreted in many ways, but they may represent the constant search for something pure and beautiful in life, and the power that music has to connect us to something greater than ourselves.


Overall, Moonchild is a beautiful and introspective song that encourages listeners to connect with the universe and the power of music. It reminds us that our voices and creativity have the power to create beautiful things and bring light into the darkness.


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Interesting Facts
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Line by Line Meaning

They say I made the moon
The beginning of the singer's story where he is connected to the creation of the moon


Everything was in the dark
The time when everything was created and the universe was blank


No memories at all
The lack of memories of the creation as it was such a long time ago


Just a tiny freezing wind in my back
A description of the surroundings during the creation of the moon


As I was sitting there
The moment when the singer was present during the creation


Singing a song they had never heard before
The singer's unique song during the creation of the moon


Suddenly, a voice told me
A moment of spiritual awakening where the singer hears a voice


"Keep on singing, little boy
The voice's instructions to the singer to continue singing


And raise your arms in the big black sky
The voice's instruction for the singer to raise his arms for the universe to see


Raise your arms the highest you can
The voice's instruction for the singer to reach for the sky as much as possible


So the whole universe will glow"
The voice's reason for the singer to raise his arms was to make the whole universe glow


My first vision was a bush growing down the river
The first vision of the singer after being instructed by the voice


And I couldn't stop crying
The singer was overwhelmed with emotions during his vision


Something was missing
The singer feeling incomplete despite his connections to his visions and the universe


I realized I was in love with a voice
The singer accepting his love for the spiritual voice who spoke to him


I called it, again, and again
The singer attempting to reconnect with the voice after his initial experience


But all I heard was the echo in the light
The singer was only able to hear an echo of the voice and could not establish a connection again




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Anthony Gonzalez, Yann Gonzalez

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Erik Suarez

They say I made the moon
Everything was in the dark
No memories at all
Just a tiny freezing wind in my back
As I was sitting there
Singing a song they had never heard before
Suddenly, a voice told me
"Keep on singing, little boy
And raise your arms in the big black sky
Raise your arms the highest you can
So the whole universe will glow"

My first vision was a bush growing down the river
And I couldn't stop crying
Something was missing
I realized I was in love with a voice
I called it, again, and again
But all I heard was the echo in the light



All comments from YouTube:

DuckAnh

Thank you M83, Mercedes Mclaren SLR, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for being a part of my childhood.

Jaggs

What? Who? Why?

DuckAnh

@Jaggs Just search "top gear slr oslo" and you will get it.

Em Jackson

This and Speed Me Toward Death by Rob Dougan, incredible.

Da`Man

It was almost 20 years ago :) Spoken some time ago with 19 year old dude about TG. He told me that Clarkson is a old racist prick who is misogynist, and that`s how our heroes from childhood will be forgotten :)

DuckAnh

@Da`Man that sounded moronic

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Jesse pinkman

the drums in the beginning give me chills. this band is one of those bands you never get tired of ( at least i dont) and the first thing i always think of is space. nothing in particular, just space. outer space and how beautiful it is. like this band.

plzifna

Can we give this man a hand for speaking my mind for me

Jesse pinkman

i heard  this song forever Ago and fell in love with m83, the song "my tears are becoming a sea" is another amazing song, all there songs are great but i love those two a lot,

Quade Carter

This music sounds like it was picked up from a radio broadcast from a higher form of intelligent alien life.

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