Naomi
Yann Tiersen Lyrics


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Strange prophecies
Anew!
She wrote
She wrote
"The key is in the window,
The key is in the sunlight
At the window-
The key is in the window,
The key is in the sunlight
At the window-
Get married Allen
Don't take drugs
Get married Allen
Don't take drugs
Don't take drugs
The key is in the bars,
In the sunlight
In the window.
Love,
Your mother




Which is
Naomi"

Overall Meaning

The song "Naomi" by Yann Tiersen begins with the phrase "strange prophecies anew!". This line sets the tone for the rest of the song, which is a series of cryptic messages or visions that have been written down by someone named Naomi. The song feels quite dreamlike and mysterious, with the repeating phrases "the key is in the window, the key is in the sunlight” lending a sense of urgency and importance to the lyrics.


In terms of interpretation, the song seems to be about a mother (presumably named Naomi) writing to her son named Allen, warning him about the dangers of taking drugs and urging him to get married. The phrase "the key is in the window" can be seen as a metaphor for finding something important or unlocking a secret. Throughout the song, Naomi implores Allen to focus on love and responsibility, rather than succumbing to the temptation of drugs.


Line by Line Meaning

Strange prophecies
Unusual predictions


Anew!
Starting again with new perspectives


She wrote
Someone else wrote a message


She wrote
Someone else wrote a message


"The key is in the window,
The solution to a problem is in a clear and obvious place


The key is in the sunlight
The answer can be found in the light


At the window-
By looking out of the window


The key is in the window,
The solution to a problem is in a clear and obvious place


The key is in the sunlight
The answer can be found in the light


At the window-
By looking out of the window


Get married Allen
A message to a specific person to get married


Don't take drugs
A warning not to take drugs


Get married Allen
A message to a specific person to get married


Don't take drugs
A warning not to take drugs


Don't take drugs
A warning not to take drugs


The key is in the bars,
The solution to a problem can be found in places of entertainment


In the sunlight
The answer can be found in the light


In the window.
By looking out of the window


Love,
A message of affection


Your mother
A message from the sender's mother


Which is
Referring to the previous line


Naomi"
The name of the sender




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