Sitting
M83 Lyrics


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Overall Meaning

The lyrics of M83's "Sitting" can be interpreted as a reflection on the passage of time and the inevitability of change. The opening line "time goes by so slowly" highlights the frustration and monotony of waiting for things to happen, while the verse "we were so naïve then" acknowledges the innocence and ignorance of youth. The chorus, with its repetition of "just sitting here", emphasizes the sense of stagnation and the desire for something to happen.


As the song progresses, there is a sense of sadness and nostalgia as the singer looks back on past experiences, such as "the way we used to laugh and play". The repetition of the phrase "it's been so long" further emphasizes the distance between then and now.


The bridge offers a glimmer of hope, with the line "I know this can't last forever" suggesting that even though things may feel stagnant or unchanging now, eventually there will be movement and progress. The final repetition of "just sitting here" feels almost resigned, as if the singer has accepted the situation and is simply waiting for the next stage of life to begin.


Overall, "Sitting" offers a poignant reflection on the passage of time and the inevitability of change, capturing the sense of frustration and nostalgia that can come with waiting for the next stage of life to begin.


Line by Line Meaning

Sitting alone in the dark, feeling empty
I am currently sitting by myself in the absence of light while experiencing a sense of void within


The silence is screaming in my head 'til it's dizzy
The absence of sound is so loud and overwhelming that it feels like it's constantly echoing within my mind and causing confusion


I'm spinning, I'm sinking, I'm lost in my head
I'm experiencing a dizzying and depressing sensation, I'm feeling like I'm sinking deeper into sadness and an isolated state of mind


I'm down on my knees, begging you please
I'm in a position of submission and begging for assistance, I desperately and urgently need your help


Take this pain away
I want this feeling of hurt and sorrow to be removed from my being


I'm running and hiding, I'm falling apart
I'm constantly evading and trying to escape my problems, my emotional state is deteriorating and crumbling


Can't find a way out of this maze in my heart
I am unable to find a solution for the complex and confusing feelings within my heart and mind


Lonely tears have stained my cheeks a different shade of blue
I have been crying alone and my tears have left marks on my cheeks that resemble a different hue of blue


I'm lost in my fears, losing my grip on you
I'm trapped in my own anxieties and fears, and my connection to you is becoming weaker and harder to maintain


Can't you see how I'm feeling?
I want you to understand and be aware of the intense emotions that I am currently experiencing


Won't you come back and heal me?
I'm asking you to return to me and provide comfort and restoration for my wounded and broken spirit


I'm holding on to your love, keep me breathing
I am desperately grasping onto the affection and care that you have for me, it's what is keeping me going and sustaining my life


Can't you see how I'm feeling?
I want you to understand and be aware of the intense emotions that I am currently experiencing


Won't you come back and heal me?
I'm asking you to return to me and provide comfort and restoration for my wounded and broken spirit


I'm holding on to your love, keep me breathing
I am desperately grasping onto the affection and care that you have for me, it's what is keeping me going and sustaining my life




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
Written by: STEPHEN LEE CROPPER, OTIS REDDING, RON JOSEPH LOPATA, ROGER ALAN MOOKING

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played it live last night in Philly. could not believe it was on the playlist. Just amazing amazing.

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Bobby Brooks yeah I was super surprised and thankful that they played a track from their first album....!!

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So underated

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This shit still slaps HARD. The best track on the album.

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one of the best tracks ever heard

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