Yellow
Yann Tiersen Lyrics


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Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do
Yeah they were all yellow

I came along
I wrote a song for you
And all the things you do
And it was called yellow

So then I took my turn
Oh what a thing to have done
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
You know you know I love you so
You know I love you so

I swam across
I jumped across for you
Oh what a thing to do

'Cause you were all yellow
I drew a line
I drew a line for you
Oh what a thing to do
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
And you know
For you I'd bleed myself dry
For you I'd bleed myself dry

It's true
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine for
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine

Look at the stars




Look how they shine for you
And all the things that you do

Overall Meaning

Yann Tiersen's song Yellow is a beautiful love letter to someone special in his life. The lyrics are full of passion and emotion, as he describes how everything this person does makes the stars shine brighter and everything around them turn yellow. His deep love is evident as he sings about writing a song for this person, how their skin and bones are beautiful, and how he would do anything for them. The song is about the depths of love, and how it can make the world a brighter place.


The song also describes the lengths that Tiersen is willing to go to for this person. He swam across and jumped across for them, drawing lines and bleeding himself dry. He is completely devoted and willing to do anything to show his love. The repetition of "Look how they shine for you" emphasizes how much this person means to him and how their presence in his life brightens everything around him.


Line by Line Meaning

Look at the stars
The singer is telling the listener to observe the beauty of the stars in the night sky


Look how they shine for you
The singer is pointing out that the stars appear to be shining for the listener specifically, making them feel special


And everything you do
The listener is so great that even the stars seem to be acknowledging their actions and behavior


Yeah they were all yellow
The artist is associating the bright shining of the stars with the color yellow, which could represent happiness, warmth, or joy


I came along
The artist arrived at some point in the past


I wrote a song for you
The singer created something beautiful specifically for the listener


And all the things you do
The inspiration for the song was the listener's actions or character


And it was called yellow
The artist named the song after the yellow color they associate with the listener and their beautiful qualities


So then I took my turn
The artist was inspired by the listener and wanted to contribute something of their own


Oh what a thing to have done
The artist acknowledges that what they did was significant or noteworthy


And it was all yellow
The singer is again associating their creation with the yellow color, symbolizing the beauty of the listener


Your skin
The artist is addressing the listener directly and focusing on their physical appearance


Oh yeah your skin and bones
The singer is emphasizing the listener's body, but in a poetic way


Turn into something beautiful
The singer believes that the listener's body, as well as their character and actions, are all beautiful


You know you know I love you so
The singer is expressing their strong feelings of love for the listener


I swam across
The artist performed some kind of physical feat for the listener


I jumped across for you
The artist did something daring or risky just to impress the listener


Oh what a thing to do
The singer is acknowledging the absurdity of their actions, but also how much they care for the listener


'Cause you were all yellow
The singer is using the yellow color once again to represent the listener's beauty and worth


I drew a line
The artist made some kind of gesture or created something again


I drew a line for you
The gesture was specifically for the listener


Oh what a thing to do
The artist once again acknowledges the strangeness of their actions


And it was all yellow
The thing the singer created was once again associated with the yellow color and the listener's beauty


For you I'd bleed myself dry
The artist is saying that they would do anything for the listener, even to the point of extreme sacrifice


It's true
The singer is emphasizing that their feelings and actions are sincere and genuine


Look how they shine for you
The stars are still shining for the listener, emphasizing their importance and worth


And all the things that you do
The listener is once again praised for their actions and character




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: CHRISTOPHER ANTHONY JOHN MARTIN, GUY RUPERT BERRYMAN, JONATHAN MARK BUCKLAND, WILLIAM CHAMPION

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Comments from YouTube:

@MrGuillemmm

alaa¡ son retratos muy bien captados, tienen toda la sensacion de la imagen pero con un dibujo esquemático con sentimiento lleno :) tiene un cierto espejismo difuminado de kukushumushu

@salvatoregeracivideo

Questo brano è meraviglioso =)

@k100oLo

la parte del 0:36 es una completa basura de resto es chevere