Les Bras De Mer
Yann Tiersen Lyrics


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De l'endroit où je suis
On voit les bras de mer
Qui s'allongent puis renoncent
À mordre dans la terre

Dans le lit, tard, nous sommes là
Nous recommençons tout
J'ai du mal à y croire
Je vois des bras de mer
Je vois des bras de mer

Qui s'allongent qui s'allongent
Je vois des bras de mer
Qui s'allongent qui s'allongent




Et qui mordent la terre
Et la séparent enfin

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Yann Tiersen and Dominique A's song "Les Bras de mer" depict a scenic view of the sea from where the singer is standing. The "bras de mer" or "arms of the sea" can be seen as they stretch out before finally withdrawing and failing to reach the land. As the song progresses, the lyrics shift into a more intimate setting, where the singer and another person are lying in bed together, starting over again, and this is where the metaphorical significance of the sea becomes more apparent. The singer seems hesitant to believe that they can start anew, but the repeating image of the "bras de mer" represents both the vastness and the cyclical nature of life.


The sea, which represents the vastness and unpredictability, is juxtaposed with the intimate yet uncertain emotions of the singer, creating a stark contrast. The "bras de mer" that fail to reach the shore can be seen as a metaphor for the failed attempts at creating a lasting relationship. The repetition of the phrase "Je vois des bras de mer" adds a sense of the unending cycle of life and love, with the sea always stretching out before finally receding back. Through this powerful imagery, the song captures the beauty and fragility of human emotions.


Line by Line Meaning

De l'endroit où je suis
From where I stand


On voit les bras de mer
We can see the arms of the sea


Qui s'allongent puis renoncent
That stretch out and then give up


A mordre dans la terre
Biting into the land


Dans le lit, tard, nous sommes là
In bed, late, we are there


Nous recommençons tout
We start everything again


J'ai du mal à y croire
I find it hard to believe


Je vois des bras de mer
I see the arms of the sea


Qui s'allongent qui s'allongent
That stretch out, that stretch out


Je vois des bras de mer
I see the arms of the sea


Qui s'allongent qui s'allongent
That stretch out, that stretch out


Et qui mordent la terre
And that bite into the land


Et la séparent enfin
And finally, separate it




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: DOMINIQUE ANE

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