Monochrome
Yann Tiersen Lyrics


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Anyway, I can try anything it's the same circle that leads to nowhere and I'm tired now.
Anyway, I've lost my face, my dignity, my look, everything is gone and I'm tired now.
But don't be scared, I found a good job and I go to work every day on my old bicycle you loved.

I am piling up some unread books under my bed and I really think I'll never read again.
No concentration, just a white disorder everywhere around me, you know I'm so tired now.
But don't worry I often go to dinners and parties with some old friends who care for me, take me back home and stay.
Mochrome floors, monochrome walls, only abscence near me, nothing but silence around me.
Monochrome flat, monochrome life, only abscence near me, nothing but silence around me.

Sometimes I search an event or something to remind me, but I've really got nothing in mind.
Sometimes I open the windows and listen people walking in the down streets. There is a life out there.
But don't be scared, I found a good job and I go to work every day on my old bicycle you loved.

Anyway, I can try anything it's the same circle that leads to nowhere and I'm tired now.
Anyway, I've lost my face, my dignity, my look, everything is gone and I'm tired now.
But don't worry I often go to dinners and parties with some old friends who care for me, take me back home and stay.





Mochrome floors, monochrome walls, only abscence near me, nothing but silence around me.
Monochrome flat, monochrome life, only abscence near me, nothing but silence around me.

Overall Meaning

The song "Monochrome" by Yann Tiersen is a melancholic portrayal of a person who has lost the vibrancy in their life. The lyrics suggest that the singer has succumbed to a monotonous routine, which has stripped them of their identity and left them feeling tired and dispirited. The first couple of stanzas convey the sense of exhaustion and defeat that the singer feels as they reflect on their life. They have tried everything but seem to be going around in circles, leading nowhere. Despite their accomplishments, they feel like they have lost everything - their face, dignity, and look.


The chorus paints a picture of the singer's life as a monochrome world where nothing but silence surrounds them. The line, "only absence near me," is particularly poignant as it suggests that the singer is missing something essential in their life. The monochrome imagery of the floors, walls, and life further emphasizes the emptiness that the singer feels. The second and third stanzas show the singer attempting to cope with their desolate existence. They try to distract themselves with books, but they find it challenging to concentrate. They go out with friends, but it doesn't seem to make a difference. However, the singer finds solace in their job and their old bicycle, which has sentimental value.


The final stanza shows the singer attempting to find some meaning in their life. They look for inspiration from events and the people on the street, but everything is blank. Despite this, the singer finds some comfort in their job and their friends who care for them. Overall, the lyrics of "Monochrome" paint a picture of a person who is lost in their life and trying to find some semblance of meaning and purpose.


Line by Line Meaning

Anyway, I can try anything it's the same circle that leads to nowhere and I'm tired now.
I feel like I'm stuck in a cycle of trying new things but getting nowhere, and it's exhausting.


Anyway, I've lost my face, my dignity, my look, everything is gone and I'm tired now.
I feel like I've lost my sense of identity and all of the things that used to make me who I am, and it's taking a toll on me.


But don't be scared, I found a good job and I go to work every day on my old bicycle you loved.
But I've found some stability in my job and I still use the old bicycle that you used to like, so there's some comfort in that.


I am piling up some unread books under my bed and I really think I'll never read again.
I'm feeling like I can't focus on anything, including reading, and it's resulting in a cluttered and disorganized space.


No concentration, just a white disorder everywhere around me, you know I'm so tired now.
I can't concentrate on anything and my mind feels scattered, which is causing chaos in my physical space as well. It's exhausting.


But don't worry I often go to dinners and parties with some old friends who care for me, take me back home and stay.
But I still have some good friends who care for me and take care of me when I'm feeling low, which is a source of comfort.


Monochrome floors, monochrome walls, only abscence near me, nothing but silence around me.
My surroundings are completely lacking in any color or vibrancy, and it feels like there's a void around me. There's no noise or activity to distract me from my exhaustion.


Monochrome flat, monochrome life, only abscence near me, nothing but silence around me.
My life itself feels gray and lifeless, as if everything has lost its color and vibrancy. The emptiness I feel is overwhelming.


Sometimes I search an event or something to remind me, but I've really got nothing in mind.
Sometimes I try to find something to spark some life into me or remind me of who I am, but I just can't seem to think of anything.


Sometimes I open the windows and listen people walking in the down streets. There is a life out there.
Sometimes I try to connect with the outside world by listening to the sounds outside, but it only serves as a reminder of how stagnant my own life feels in comparison.




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

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