"Poor Leno" as written by Torbjorn Brundtland, Svein Berge and Erlend Otre Oeye....
Poor Leno
Where you'll be I'll go
Where you'll be I'll know
Where you'll be I'll find you

Poor Leno
Where you'll be I'll go
Where you'll be I'll know
Where you'll be I'll find you

Poor Leno
Where you'll be I'll go
Where you'll be I'll know
Where you'll be I'll find you

Poor Leno
Where you'll be I'll go
Where you'll be I'll know
Where you'll be I'll find you

Poor Leno
Where you'll be I'll go
Where you'll be I'll know
Where you'll be I'll find you

Poor Leno
Haven't you been told
Being nine years old
Means I'll always find you

Poor Leno
Where you'll be I'll go
Where you'll be I'll know
Where you'll be I'll find you

Poor Leno
Haven't you been told
Being nine years old
Means I'll always find you


Lyrics submitted by Mr Orange

"Poor Leno" as written by Torbjorn Brundtland Erlend Otre Oeye

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    General CommentHave you seen the video? The poor little Leno thing was chased and put in a zoo. His/her friend came to rescue him/her!
    shaurzon June 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpoor little Leno!!!!!! Somebody can save him!!!!
    Chrle20Lon November 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen it comes to electronic music, a lot of the meaning is placed in the actual notes of the music and not just the lyrics. What the music itself means to you is all depending on the individual, but the music with the lyrics to me sound like a man desperately lost without his former love (and I mean, I believe Royksopp are Danish... "Leno" could well be a girl's name).
    thefelinepunkon January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe Leno isn't actually rescued (or reunited) with it's friend in the end - the events told in the video are flashbacks of how the darker-skinned Leno was taken away from the other lighter-skinned one. So the video ends on a sad note.

    Röyksopp are Nordic, I think.

    I think the song is basically about this great determination to find a loved one. The sound of lapping water at the start and end of the song, the cowbells echoing off into the distance, and the general fast pace of the tune are testament to that, even if the lyrics are sparse.

    If you have the time, try and find the Silicon Soul Remix of this song, in particular the one where Erlend Øye (the vocalist on Remind Me and Poor Leno) sings The Smith's "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" over it. The song can be found as a bonus track on Erlend's DJ Kicks album. Great stuff.
    aqoulion January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey are norwegian.
    arianaron March 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure they're Norwegian. I just thought it was a really cool song. When I saw the clip I was just blown away. I was so sorry for the Leno!
    louisagiffardon July 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAww, a sad video indeed.

    royksopp.com/videos/…
    MHHD2on December 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif what agouli says is true about the dark one being taken away from the white one, this could represent the band mates (Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge) they went to grade school together and were separated only to reunite in a different city.
    omygoton January 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe second part of these lyrics is so wrong....
    it goes like this

    Poor Leno
    Haven't you been told
    Being nine years old
    Means I'll always find you...
    SE7ENfreakon February 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe guy singing is Erlend Oye from kings of convenience.i`m right?.

    hi,from uruguay,little country in south america!
    fertilon June 02, 2007   Link

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