Kim and Jessie
They have a secret world
In the twilight
Kids of the woods
They are crazy about romance and illusions

Somebody lurks in the shadows
Somebody whispers
Somebody lurks in the shadows
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Dream dressed in blue
It's all they need for now and forever
Dazed by the moon
They shatter their heartbeats
With singing

Somebody lurks in the shadows
Somebody whispers
Somebody lurks in the shadows
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Somebody lurks in the shadows
Somebody whispers
Somebody lurks in the shadows
Yeah, yeah, yeah

They need to drown out out all the voices
They pass a bottle like it is water
And soon they'll be flying
They are gods, they are lightning!

Somebody lurks in the shadows
Somebody whispers
Somebody lurks in the shadows
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Somebody lurks in the shadows
Somebody whispers
Somebody lurks in the shadows
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Somebody lurks in the shadows
Somebody whispers
Somebody lurks in the shadows
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Somebody lurks in the shadows
Somebody whispers
Somebody lurks in the shadows
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Somebody lurks in the shadows
Somebody whispers
Somebody lurks in the shadows
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Somebody lurks in the shadows
Somebody whispers
Somebody lurks in the shadows
Yeah, yeah, yeah


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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about how teenagers build relationships based on illusion, infatuation and fantasy rather than on reality. The somebody "Somebody lurks in the shadows" line of the song refers to the threat of reality looming around the edges of the relationship, how it will inevitably intervene and break down the world they constructed for themselves.
    fuddypantson April 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics seem fine to me... he's got an accent but the words are right.

    In terms of what it means... seems like a love song... it's pretty simple. Not sure how someone lurking in the shadows is romantic. Great song though... a way-back trip for those who never quite got a taste of the eighties. Call it nostalgia without being old.
    gcilleyon April 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment*sobering an illusional love
    tslavenson April 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsorry to break this to everybody, no matter how much you want this to be about love, it's about a drug experience.

    taken from m83's own website-

    Best of all is "Kim and Jessie", the first proper M83 pop song. "A lot of people always tell me that M83 is always about melancholy music, so I wanted to write something happy with hooks, a bit kitsch," he says. "The lyrics are about two teenage girls having a drug experience."
    pixiestickson May 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot sure if these lyrics are completely correct... the vocals are quite ethereal.

    Love the song though.
    GenJoxon March 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with fuddypants. The repetition of the chorus seems to illustrate the point about reality sobering disillusioned love. I really like this song.
    tslavenson April 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with fuddypants. The repetition of the chorus seems to illustrate the point about reality sobering disillusioned love. I really like this song.
    tslavenson April 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYep. The "They pass a bottle like it is water,
    And soon they’ll be flying" part is pretty obvious. It' about hiding from the world and drinking.
    Stonie_Stonsenon May 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is like.. our anthem
    twistiiiiiidon August 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBetter lyrics without the insight about the drugs...the "somebody lurks in the shadows" is more mysterious without knowing it's about people doing something that's actually forbidden.

    I do still think it's a love song though. I see the reference about passing a bottle, of course, but the line "crazy about romance and illusion" seems to direct the meaning more toward most people's interpretation, which is that it's a love song.
    z4ckm0rrison December 27, 2008   Link

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