Ashes
Yann Tiersen Lyrics


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We're following a road of pain.
We're all running away to death.
Please, come back and hold me tight,
Let's burn and burn again.
All in all, we will be ashes
Floating in the winds.

We're following a road of pain.
We're all running away to death.
Please, come back and hold me tight,
Let's burn and burn again.




All in all, we will be ashes
Floating in the winds.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Yann Tiersen's "Ashes" seems to contemplate the fragility and shortness of life. The lines "We're following a road of pain. We're all running away to death," illustrate the inevitability of death that everyone faces. The song suggests that since life is fleeting, people should cherish the moments they have and experience everything to the fullest. The lyrics urge a lover to "come back and hold me tight, Let's burn and burn again" emphasizing the importance and intensity of love and passion.


The repeated line "All in all, we will be ashes floating in the winds" seems to be a reminder that in the end, everyone will meet the same fate, and their presence in this world will be fleeting. However, the song manages to maintain a hopeful tone despite the underlying melancholia. By accepting and cherishing the fleeting time one has in life and experiencing things with passion and intensity, one can truly live life to the fullest.


Line by Line Meaning

We're following a road of pain.
We are all heading down a path of suffering and hardship.


We're all running away to death.
Our actions and choices are leading us towards our own demise, whether we realize it or not.


Please, come back and hold me tight,
In the face of this inevitable end, the singer longs for comfort and human connection.


Let's burn and burn again.
Rather than succumb to despair, the artist suggests embracing the intensity of life, both the good and the bad.


All in all, we will be ashes
Despite our struggles and triumphs, in the end we are all ultimately mortal.


Floating in the winds.
Once we are gone, our memory and impact on the world will be carried away, like dust in the wind.




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[KGR]Catweazel

its 23:16 in the night and i was randomly listening yann tiersen songs until i found this by pure coincident and now i can't stop listening to it. I can impossibly sleep now ...

MohammadTekke

So poetic, I thank you for that.

sulmagnificent

Magnificent especially by 2:30

MohammadTekke

Beautiful Vangelis style with Yan Tiersen's touch :)

beats

I can't even 'Like' this... I need to 'Love' it.

Melchior

We're following the road aflame, We're all running away to death Please come back and hold me tight Let's burn and burn again all in all we will be ashes Floating in the wind

1rafiw1

Ciarki wszędzie mam ciarki!

Haruka Yume

this is great compared to the ones before it, i like the music pieces not the songs,. thanks for uploading

Pablo Sanchez

we need ashes and till the end together as a single song.. (the birds at the end of ashes are the same for the beginning of till the end)... just sayin!

Kawazoe316

Beautiful

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