Les enfants
Yann Tiersen Lyrics

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Oh la la, qu'est-ce que c'est ?
C'est des enfants ou quoi ?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Yann Tiersen's song Les enfants translate to "Oh la la, what is it? Is it children or something?" The song is instrumental and has no words, but these two lines are spoken in French by an unknown voice towards the end of the track. The inclusion of these spoken words adds a layer of mystery to the song and invites the listener to interpret its meaning.

One possible interpretation of these lyrics is that the sound or melody in the song resembles the playful, carefree energy of children. The singer may be expressing curiosity or wonder at the source of this sound, as if watching a group of children playing and trying to figure out what they are doing. Another interpretation is that the singer is making a comment on the playful nature of the song itself and the childlike joy it brings to the listener.

Regardless of the intended meaning, these two brief lines add a memorable and thought-provoking element to the song Les enfants. The track has become one of Yann Tiersen's most popular works and is known for its upbeat and whimsical sound.

Line by Line Meaning

Oh la la, qu'est-ce que c'est ?
An expression of surprised observation, questioning what is happening or present.

C'est des enfants ou quoi ?
Is this a group of children or something else? Further observation and questioning of what is being observed.

Contributed by Jack Y. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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