La Parade
Yann Tiersen Lyrics


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Another day to live
Another way to go
Nobody's in this room
Nobody's here for now

Wake up early
I know it's too late
Too late for the parade
Look at my feet

Moving slowly
I'm afraid it's over
Naked
A bit sleepy

In
A single room
I
Open the door

Call up
Call up the lift
Sometimes I fill my skin
Sometimes I hear a voice

"Please try to be friendly"
But I'm too old inside
I'm so jealous
But proud to be

An ordinary girl
I'd like to talk
But you know I hate
All ordinary words

Naked
A bit sleepy
In
A single room

I open the door




Call up
Call up the lift

Overall Meaning

The lyrics in Yann Tiersen's "La Parade" seem to capture a feeling of loneliness and disconnection as the singer moves through their day. The opening lines suggest a sense of monotony, with the repetition of "Another day to live, Another way to go." The emptiness of the room underscores this feeling of isolation, with "Nobody's in this room, Nobody's here for now."


The lyrics that follow suggest a feeling of resignation and fatigue, with the singer admitting that they know it's too late for the parade. The repetition of the phrase "naked, a bit sleepy" seems to emphasize a sense of vulnerability and lethargy. Despite this, the singer moves forward by opening the door and calling up the lift, suggesting they are still moving through life, even if they feel disconnected from it.


Overall, the lyrics of "La Parade" seem to be conveying a sense of disconnection and loneliness, highlighting the mundanity of daily life and the struggle to find meaning in it.


Line by Line Meaning

Another day to live
Yet another chance for me to experience life


Another way to go
There are so many paths open to me


Nobody's in this room
I am alone in this space


Nobody's here for now
Currently there is no one around


Wake up early
Beginning the day before the sun rises


I know it's too late
Even though I just woke up, it already feels like I missed something


Too late for the parade
I missed the grand celebration


Look at my feet
I feel stuck and unable to move forward


Moving slowly
I'm making progress, but it's not very fast


I'm afraid it's over
I'm concerned that the time for enjoyment has passed


Naked
I am vulnerable and exposed


A bit sleepy
I am still a bit groggy from sleep


In a single room
I am contained within this space all on my own


I open the door
Taking a step forward and facing the world outside


Call up
Summoning something to assist me


Call up the lift
Invoking the elevator to take me up


Sometimes I fill my skin
Occasionally I am comfortable in my own skin


Sometimes I hear a voice
At times I can hear other people's thoughts or opinions


"Please try to be friendly"
Someone suggests for me to be more sociable


But I'm too old inside
Even though I may appear young, I feel old within myself


I'm so jealous
I desire things that others have and feel envious of them


But proud to be
Despite feeling envious, I am still proud of who I am


An ordinary girl
I am just like everyone else


I'd like to talk
I want to converse with others


But you know I hate
However, I dislike certain common phrases or ways of speaking


All ordinary words
I find typical language to be unpleasant




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: YANN PIERRE TIERSEN

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