"Reunion" as written by Yann Gonzalez, Anthony Gonzalez, Morgan Kibby and Justin Meldal-johnsen....
You came out of nowhere
Stealing my heart and brain
Flaming my every cell
You make me feel myself

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-oh
Will you stand in this land?
Will you stand in this land forever?

Across the time and space
A never-ending dance
A blooming and a trance
You make me feel my soul
There's no more loneliness
Only sparkles and sweat
There's no more single fate
You make me feel myself

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-oh
Will you stand in this land?
Will you stand in this land forever?

"My body is like a lightning rod
Capsize me and douse me in your bay
A shiver of want, always
When you are on the tip of my tongue
In the back of your parked car
I could build a fort
And play all day
Between your lips and mine
Let's stay here forever"

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-oh
Will you stand in this land?
Will you stand in this land forever?


Lyrics submitted by Juanjo25

"Reunion" as written by Justin Meldal-johnsen Morgan Grace Kibby

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING, SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING

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  • +10
    General CommentThis is easily one of the most powerful songs I have ever heard.

    In my college philosophy class, we have spent a great deal of time talking about how the early philosophers tried to find essential definition for things like beauty, love, etc. An essential definition captures all particular instances of a thing, and is a perfect universal. It is very difficult, even impossible at times to establish perfect essential definitions. It is the work of philosophers to find these definitions because they enable us to understand reality, and to achieve wisdom about the particulars which surround us.

    That being said, listen to this part of the song:

    "Across the time and space
    A never-ending dance
    A blooming and a trance
    You make me feel my soul"

    Not just the lyrics: the instruments, the tone of the vocals, the tune... this is what love feels like. This is the essence of a feeling captured in song.

    "Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, ohohoh...
    Will you stand in this land forever?"

    Will it last? We can only hope that the feeling goes on forever... but even with this song on repeat, I can't get enough. It's the greatest feeling ever. This song has actually caused me to shed a few tears of joy on a few occasions.

    Nobody writes songs like this. M83 is right along with Arcade Fire as one of the only bands in our time that makes soulful music which captures the essence of things. This purity of emotion distilled into music is what all musicians should aspire to create. Words alone cannot do justice to the expression of the human soul which this kind of work represents: this is a rare glimpse into the very nature of what it means to live, love, and exist. This is art of the truest form.
    nebulousapathyon February 12, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI agree with everything said, however, we are forgetting that this song came from a concept album -- "Hurry up, We're Dreaming" is all about experiences of life felt in dreams. This song definitely has the essentialist tones that have been discussed and is very poetic, but the song does speak about long lost love. "Will you stand on this land forever?" is the author's pleading that his dream about his long lost love will not end.
    gross1187on June 03, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Hurry Up We're Dreaming" I think has a much more specific message than just love, spirituality etc. Yes this is a concept album, and yes the name of this artist is M83 (named after Messier object 83 which is a galaxy)
    Look at the titles of the songs on this album......
    Look at the lyrics in most of the songs......
    "Reunion" is not about romantic love with a long lost or forgotten acquaintance. Its about the return of our ancient ancestors who have come here (Earth) intermittently for millennia...."Will you stay in this land forever?"

    The space theme is littered throughout this album ...

    "one year 1 UFO"
    "when will you come home?"
    "soon my friend"
    "train to Pluton"

    Lyrics in "Intro" are very telling when you apply them to this context....

    We didn't need a story
    We didn't need a real world
    We just had to keep walking
    And we became the stories
    We became the places
    We were the lights, the deserts, the faraway worlds
    We were you before you even existed

    This album is about making contact with and the return of our predecessors
    "Hurry Up were Dreaming" means disclosure might be near and the world we know might be shattered, because we are doing just that....dreaming in a world estranged from the truth.

    Of course Anthony isnt going to disclose that this is the underlying meaning because that would be insane and unpopular. He delivers this idea brilliantly and subtly, and brings with it the message of peace..... NOT malevolent intent

    This is a cosmic album with a cosmic message...
    Goonchon August 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation`You make me feel my soul
    There's no more loneliness`

    `There's no more single fate
    You make me feel myself`

    that song captures the feeling of pure happiness of finding the one you have been waiting for so long.

    "I could build a fort
    And play all day
    Between your lips
    Let's stay here forever"

    seems like it s not one-sided as well :) also, i am quite sure that this song is one of the favourite of the band. wish u happiness all as much as this!!
    njtgkhnon January 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Hurry Up We're Dreaming" I think has a much more specific message than just love, spirituality etc. Yes this is a concept album, and yes the name of this artist is M83 (named after Messier object 83 which is a galaxy)
    Look at the titles of the songs on this album......
    Look at the lyrics in most of the songs......
    "Reunion" is not about romantic love with a long lost or forgotten acquaintance. Its about the return of our ancient ancestors who have come here (Earth) intermittently for millennia...."Will you stay in this land forever?"

    The space theme is littered throughout this album ...

    "one year 1 UFO"
    "when will you come home?"
    "soon my friend"
    "train to Pluton"

    Lyrics in "Intro" are very telling when you apply them to this context.

    This album is about making contact with and the return of our predecessors
    "Hurry Up were Dreaming" means disclosure might be near and the world we know might be shattered, because we are doing just that....dreaming in a world estranged from the truth.

    Of course Anthony isnt going to disclose that this is the underlying meaning because that would be insane and unpopular.

    2012
    Goonchon August 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthose are nice ideas about the space aliens but i'm pretty sure this song is about something more earthly - the new gf Anthony found in LA who helped him out of a bad depression.
    sabinecasselon October 20, 2013   Link

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