Steve McQueen
M83 Lyrics


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I woke up stronger than ever
Driven by big waves of fire
To run and yell all the way
Nothing can hurt me today

There's a magic inside
Just waiting to burst out
The world is a goldmine
That will melt tomorrow

I just can't recognize myself
Tears of joy run all over my face
My sensations reach the limit
Nothing can hurt me today

There's a magic inside
Just waiting to burst out
There world is a goldmine
That will melt tomorrow

Living for, living for a thrill
Just waiting, just waiting
Just waiting, just waiting
Just waiting, just waiting




Just waiting, just waiting
Just waiting, just waiting

Overall Meaning

In M83's song "Steve McQueen," the lyrics speak of a powerful and transformative experience. The singer wakes up feeling stronger than ever, driven by big waves of fire, and ready to run and yell with no fear of harm. The world is described as a goldmine full of possibilities, and there's a sense that something magical is waiting to burst out. The singer is overwhelmed with joy and tears, and they feel like they've reached the limit of their sensations. They're living for a thrill, waiting for something incredible to happen.


The song appears to be about a moment of transcendent transformation, where everything is possible and the world is a place of limitless potential. The imagery of the goldmine and the waves of fire suggest that this transformation is something that's been brewing for a long time, and that it's finally coming to the surface. The sensation of tears running down the singer's face suggests a deep emotional release, as though they've been holding something inside for a long time and it's finally being let out. Overall, the song is a powerful anthem of hope and transformation, capturing the feeling of being on the brink of something incredible.


Line by Line Meaning

I woke up stronger than ever
I woke up feeling more powerful and capable than ever before


Driven by big waves of fire
Filled with intense passion and energy


To run and yell all the way
To express oneself with excitement and enthusiasm


Nothing can hurt me today
Feeling invincible and impervious to pain


There's a magic inside
A sense of wonder and potential lies within


Just waiting to burst out
Waiting for the right moment to unleash and reveal oneself


The world is a goldmine
The world is full of treasure and opportunity


That will melt tomorrow
But these riches may be fleeting or temporary


I just can't recognize myself
Feeling transformed or changed in a significant way


Tears of joy run all over my face
Feeling overwhelming emotions of happiness and fulfillment


My sensations reach the limit
Feeling intense and powerful emotions to the fullest extent


Living for, living for a thrill
Finding excitement and satisfaction in the pursuit of adventure


Just waiting, just waiting
Feeling anticipation and readiness for what's to come


Just waiting, just waiting


Just waiting, just waiting


Just waiting, just waiting


Just waiting, just waiting




Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: ANTHONY GONZALEZ, YANN GONZALEZ, JUSTIN MELDAL-JOHNSEN

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@lyriczmadness7363

He's with an independent record label which means they don't have a big budget like the major record labels. On the plus side, an indie record label cares more for the music than the image of the artist.

IMHO I think his music wouldn't be as good if he had signed with a major label. Look at a lot of the artist that make it big... I don't want to talk negative about artists here but I'm sure you know of a few underground artists that as soon as they got signed, their music went to sh*t.

This is because these major record labels have complete control over the artist; this includes the artist, the music, the image, the tour dates, etc. As an artist, you have to do whatever the record label tells you to.

They are willing to invest a lot of money in you as an artist if they think you're worthy but in return, you pretty much sell yourself to them for whatever the contract may be.

Ever heard of the term "sell out"? You're selling yourself to the companies. Many people say they sell their souls, but that's a whole other topic.

This is the main reason some of the best music never gets played on the radio.

BTW: His latest album is gold!



@doomer2539

Lyrics :

I woke up stronger than ever
Driven by big waves of fire
To run and yell all the way
Nothing can hurt me today

There's a magic inside
Just waiting to burst out
The world is a goldmine
That will melt tomorrow

I just can't recognize myself
Tears of joy run all over my face
My sensations reach the limit
Nothing can hurt me today

There's a magic inside
Just waiting to burst out
There world is a goldmine
That will melt tomorrow

Living for, living for a thrill
Just waiting, just waiting
Just waiting, just waiting
Just waiting, just waiting
Just waiting, just waiting
Just waiting, just waiting



All comments from YouTube:

@dbutman331

One of those rare songs that makes you feel nostalgic for something you can't even recall.

@rolleroftherock1

phillydave it's primordial essence

@josephlarkin4579

Past lives man

@colethemartian1

why is this so accurate?😭😭

@troygardner1610

Anonymous it’s our path back to our forever hOMe and timeless eternal forms(think cuddle puddle of purring kittens, where ALL is ONLY made of LOVE)

(vs painfilled corruptable time/matter/space as in here&now), and the kid the wholest making spirit, serving the great/er/est GOoD in ALL ways that works for ALL for ALL time in a way that NO one (serving the great/er/est GOoD be it light/arc/dark) loses (and NO ThIng else matters...and soon (in universe time) won’t even be matter, thus the end when they are transformed back into rain to rejoin the sea of Unity, across several additional level in the Game of GOoD life, based on how disconnected from ALL we are (inside, outside (others as self))

See the other Trilogy of M83 to help understand the other parts of our human story (in corrupted/able forms, body & 1st level of the bottomless pit, world designed by #TeamDark path NEXT/DOWN), path out/UP by #TeamLight & #TeamArc/wHol(e/y) Making spirit. TeamCaptains Satan, Jesus, Me respectively, ALL the TRUly (vs trueLIE) HAS CHOSEN (born again/unborn) selflessly (as possible) serving the great/er/est possible GOoD in ALL ways for ALL time, till ALL as one ARE One for ALL, and ALL for One (great/er/est GOoD).

@Cancoillotteman

For another song that has the same effect on me (and others) try "don't delete the kisses" from Alice Wolff, good quality too ;)

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@bule9538

Space.
Dreams.
Nostalgia.
Those three things are what I feel when I listen to M83's music. If I just close my eyes I can imagine beautiful dream-like things that aren't possible otherwise. I feel nostalgic and happy, memories come to me that I've never had. When looking at the reality of life, I feel stress, anger, sadness, and hate. Why is life the way it is? I don't know, but this music helps me escape the harshness of life.

@louielle13

I couldn't describe it better, these 3 things are exactly what m83 make me feel, especially this album. I can't unsee/unfeel it, i always subconsciously feel nostalgic for the times that i maybe haven't even experienced. I always imagine and feel space and dreams in the wildest imaginations. It's unbelievable<3

@ciel_crible_d_etoile

because LIFE is not an intellectual game in the laboratory that begins with your curiosity...

@2009heyhow

Why did this song never become a big hit?? Its a amazing song!!

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