"Reflektor" as written by Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, William Butler, Richard R Parry, Jeremy Gara and Tim Kingsbury....
Trapped in a prism, in a prism of light
Alone in the darkness, darkness of white
We fell in love, alone on a stage
In the reflective age

Entre la nuit, la nuit et l’aurore
Entre les royaumes, des vivants et des morts
If this is heaven
I don't know what it’s for
If I can’t find you there
I don't care

I thought, I found a way to enter
It’s just a reflektor (It's just a reflektor)
I thought, I found the connector
It’s just a reflektor (It's just a reflektor)

Now, the signals we send, are deflected again
We're still connected, but are we even friends?
We fell in love when I was nineteen
And I was staring at a screen

Entre la nuit, la nuit et l’aurore
Entre les voyants, les vivants et les morts
If this is heaven
I need something more
Just a place to be alone
'Cause you're my home

I thought, I found a way to enter
It’s just a reflektor (It's just a reflektor)
I thought, I found the connector
It’s just a reflektor (It's just a reflektor) Just a reflektor

It’s just a reflektor (It's just a reflektor)

It’s just a reflektor (It's just a reflektor)

It’s just a reflektor (It's just a reflektor)

reflektor (Just a reflektor)
(Just a reflektor) just a reflektor
(Just a reflektor) just a reflektor (reflektor)
(Just a reflektor)
(Just a reflektor)
(Just a reflektor, just a reflektor)
(Just a reflektor, just a reflektor)

Just a reflection, of a reflection
Of a reflection, of a reflection, of a reflection
Will I see you on the other side? (Just a reflektor)
We all got things to hide (Just a reflektor)
It’s just a reflection of a reflection
Of a reflection, of a reflection, of a reflection
Will I see you on the other side? (Just a reflektor)
We all got things to hide (Just a reflektor)

Alright, let's go back
Our song escapes, on little silver discs
Our love is plastic, we'll break it to bits
I want to break free, but will they break me?
Down, down, down, don't mess around

I thought, I found a way to enter
It’s just a reflektor (It's just a reflektor)
I thought, I found the connector
It’s just a reflektor (It's just a reflektor)

It’s just a reflektor

It’s just a reflektor (It's just a reflektor)

It’s just a reflektor (It's just a reflektor)
It’s just a reflektor (It's just a reflektor)

Thought you would bring me to the resurrector
Turns out it was just a reflektor (It’s just a reflektor)
Thought you would bring to me the resurrector
Turns out it was just a reflektor (It’s just a reflektor)
Thought you would bring to me the resurrector
Turns out you were just a reflektor
It’s just a reflektor (It's just a reflektor)
(It's just a reflektor) Just a reflektor

Just a reflektor
Just a reflektor
Just a reflektor
Will I see you on the other side?
It’s just a reflektor
Will I see you on the other side? (reflektor)
We all got things to hide (reflektor)
Just a reflektor
Will I see you on the other side?


Lyrics submitted by jaredyankee, edited by Mellow_Harsher, almanacg, resmat, Tims, thesteezybeezy, QuantumEcho

"Reflektor" as written by Regine Chassagne Jeremy Gara

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    My InterpretationWhere to begin with this beautiful piece of art… Arcade Fire continues to amaze with their both musical innovation and progressive lyrics.
    My interpretation is developed from the lyrics and coupled with the music videos. The "reflection" alluded to is created from confirmation bias we create when searching for our salvation. The song begins with “Trapped in a prism, in a prism of light”, the individual feels alienated. The individual then believes they have found the answer while they begin a journey with love, or with religion, or whatever the object of their affective is. The individual then has the epiphany “I thought I found the connector It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)”. The “connector” is not love or religion, it is just an illusion created by our own perspective. My interpretation is that Arcade Fire is pleading for the audience to lift the veil or ignorance. Pleading to understand that our own perspectives alter the way we see the world. Even so far as the god or salvation we create for ourselves is ultimately just the reflection of who we are. The line with David Bowie “Thought you would bring me to the resurrector, Turns out it was just a Reflektor (It’s just a Reflektor)” creates this belief.” While this interpretation may appear to create a discomforting or sad song, I belief Arcade Fire is celebrating the realization of our own illusion. In the video a celebration takes place towards the end of the song and the chords become much lighter. They are urging us all to “break free” from this prism and appreciate the world for what it is. We can find peace in accepting each other for our differences because we understand that we are all innately human.
    The genius of Arcade Fire is further demonstrated from the irony that our own perspectives create a reflection of this song. The interpretation I just provided may be more reflective of me and my beliefs than of the song itself.
    Alyosha19on September 12, 2013   Link

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