Hesitation Wound
Yann Tiersen Lyrics


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Maybe you're here, maybe you're not.
You may be gone, you may be far.
Deep in the green under my knees.
Deep in the green under my knees.

Hesitation Wound.
Hesitation Wound.
Maybe you're here, maybe you're not.
You may be gone, you may be far.
Deep in the green inside my head.
Deep in the green inside my head.

Maybe I'm here, maybe I'm not.
I may be gone, I may be far away.
Deep in the green into your arms.
Deep in the green into your arms.

Hesitation Wound.
Hesitation Wound.





I'm maybe gone ... deep in the green.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Yann Tiersen's "Hesitation Wound" are introspective and vague, leaving much to the interpretation of the listener. The overall theme seems to be one of uncertainty and questioning, with the repeated refrain of "Maybe you're here, maybe you're not" and "I may be gone, I may be far away." The mention of "deep in the green" both under the singer's knees and inside their head suggests a connection to nature and the idea of being grounded, while also acknowledging the presence of fear or hesitation (the "hesitation wound").


The use of repetition in the lyrics emphasizes the feelings of anxiety and doubt that permeate the song. The line "Deep in the green into your arms" introduces the idea of seeking comfort or safety, potentially from someone else. The use of the word "wound" may suggest that these emotions are the result of past trauma or pain that has yet to fully heal.


Overall, the lyrics of "Hesitation Wound" are open to interpretation, but the themes of uncertainty, fear, and the search for comfort are prominent throughout.


Line by Line Meaning

Maybe you're here, maybe you're not.
Uncertainty about the presence of someone.


You may be gone, you may be far.
Uncertainty about the location of someone.


Deep in the green under my knees.
In a natural environment on the ground, feeling grounded.


Deep in the green under my knees.
In a natural environment on the ground, feeling grounded.


Hesitation Wound.
An injury caused by delay or indecision.


Hesitation Wound.
An injury caused by delay or indecision.


Maybe you're here, maybe you're not.
Uncertainty about the presence of someone.


You may be gone, you may be far.
Uncertainty about the location of someone.


Deep in the green inside my head.
Deeply lost in one's own thoughts or imagination.


Deep in the green inside my head.
Deeply lost in one's own thoughts or imagination.


Maybe I'm here, maybe I'm not.
Uncertainty about one's own existence.


I may be gone, I may be far away.
Uncertainty about one's own location in relation to others.


Deep in the green into your arms.
A desire to be comforted and held by someone.


Deep in the green into your arms.
A desire to be comforted and held by someone.


Hesitation Wound.
An injury caused by delay or indecision.




Writer(s): YANN TIERSEN

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