L'effondrement
Yann Tiersen Lyrics


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I can preak up my ears
and hear so clearly,
the collapse of things
and the drop in the sink.

I can open my eyes
and see so clearlly,
flowers on the curtains and
the old days to come,

anyway it's buble in brain,
it's mossy under the rain,
I'm wandering in some endles fields of goo.

tu t'en rends compte un matin, au réveil.
d'abord t'es bien puis c'est comme une vague froide,
ça devient net, blanc comme dans une clinique.

alors tu te lèves,
tu vas faire du café,
et tu restes assis,




sans rien faire.
est-ce que ça va revenir ?... qu'est-ce qu'on va faire ?...

Overall Meaning

The song "L'effondrement" by Yann Tiersen talks about the collapse of things, the passing of time, and the feelings that come with these changes. The first verse talks about the singer being able to hear the collapse of things and the sound of water dropping in the sink. This suggests that the singer is acutely aware of the changes going on around them--both the physical changes of things falling apart and the emotional changes that come with this. The second verse talks about the singer seeing clearly the flowers on the curtains and reminiscing about the old days to come. This could be interpreted as the singer trying to hold onto the past and coming to terms with the fact that it's gone.


The chorus provides a more introspective commentary on the singer's feelings. The use of the phrase "buble in brain" seems to suggest that the singer is overwhelmed with emotions, and the image of wandering in endless fields of goo paints a picture of someone feeling lost and stuck. The French lyrics in the middle of the song talk about the moment when you realize everything has changed and how that reality hits you like a wave. The singer then describes going through the motions of making coffee and sitting without doing anything while wondering if things will ever go back to the way they used to be.


Overall, "L'effondrement" is a melancholy reflection on the passage of time and the changes that come with it. The lyrics are full of vivid imagery and capture the sense of unease that comes with realizing the world around you is falling apart.


Line by Line Meaning

I can preak up my ears
I can sharpen my hearing


and hear so clearly,
and perceive things with a great deal of clarity


the collapse of things
the crumbling of structures and systems


and the drop in the sink.
and the sound of water droplets falling into the sink.


I can open my eyes
I can widen my field of vision


and see so clearlly,
and discern things with great acuity


flowers on the curtains and
floral patterns adorning the drapes and


the old days to come,
visions of the past and future occupying my mind.


anyway it's buble in brain,
Regardless, my mind is filled with chatter


it's mossy under the rain,
The world outside is damp and green.


I'm wandering in some endles fields of goo.
Despite it all, I am adrift in a vast and inscrutable landscape.


tu t'en rends compte un matin, au réveil.
One morning, upon awakening, you become aware


d'abord t'es bien puis c'est comme une vague froide,
At first, you're well, but then it hits you like a cold wave


ça devient net, blanc comme dans une clinique.
Things become clear, white as in a clinic.


alors tu te lèves,
So you get up


tu vas faire du café,
You go make coffee,


et tu restes assis,
And you sit there,


sans rien faire.
Doing nothing.


est-ce que ça va revenir ?... qu'est-ce qu'on va faire ?...
Will it come back?... What are we going to do?...




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Hideh

Lyrics:


I can preak up my ears
And hear so clearly,
The collapse of things
And the drop in the sink.
I can open my eyes
And see so clearlly,
Flowers on the curtains and
The old days to come,
Anyway it's buble in brain,
It's mossy under the rain,
I'm wandering in some endles fields of goo.


Tu t'en rends compte un matin, au réveil.
D'abord t'es bien puis c'est comme une vague froide,
ça devient net, blanc comme dans une clinique.
Alors tu te lèves,
Tu vas faire du café,
Et tu restes assis,
Sans rien faire.
Est-ce que ça va revenir?... qu'est-ce qu'on va faire?...



All comments from YouTube:

Hideh

Lyrics:


I can preak up my ears
And hear so clearly,
The collapse of things
And the drop in the sink.
I can open my eyes
And see so clearlly,
Flowers on the curtains and
The old days to come,
Anyway it's buble in brain,
It's mossy under the rain,
I'm wandering in some endles fields of goo.


Tu t'en rends compte un matin, au réveil.
D'abord t'es bien puis c'est comme une vague froide,
ça devient net, blanc comme dans une clinique.
Alors tu te lèves,
Tu vas faire du café,
Et tu restes assis,
Sans rien faire.
Est-ce que ça va revenir?... qu'est-ce qu'on va faire?...

Simone

Yann Tiersen is singing!

realziplock

I don't get easily excited so I never thought a song could make me almost go crazy:) and especially such a "minimalist" one:) I am happy:)

Anja plays accordion.

love this, is there sheetmusic anywhere to be purchased?

Yaya Von

beautiful piece

Reneta Hristova

I love him!

UltraFlashlight

@TheDawnBearer I think it's suppose to be "I can prick up my ears" because to prick ones ears means to listen carefully. For example: The dog pricked up his ears when he herd his name called. :)

Quendicmm

Only 1:32 ??? Replayyyy!

Roland Zohrabyan

Who is singing?

Basel ALK

@cybermanMan I think it means "scratch".

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