"Shelter (with Madeon)" as written by and Porter Weston Robinson Hugo Pierre Leclercq....
I could never find the right way to tell you
Have you noticed I've been gone?
'Cause I left behind the home that you made me
But I will carry it along

And it's a long way forward, so trust in me
I'll give them shelter, like you've done for me
And I know, I'm not alone, you'll be watching over us
Until you're gone

When I'm older, I'll be silent beside you
I know words won't be enough
And they won't need to know the names on our faces
But they will carry on for us

And it's a long way forward, so trust in me
I'll give them shelter, like you've done for me
And I know, I'm not alone, you'll be watching over us
Until you're gone

Oh it's a long way forward, trust in me
I'll give them shelter, like you've done for me
And I know, I'm not alone, you'll be watching over us
Until


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"Shelter" as written by Porter Weston Robinson Hugo Pierre Leclercq

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    My InterpretationMy first thoughts are that this is about their parents, they've helped them get where they are now, and have taken care of them until they could be on their own, and that as time goes on, they'll be taking care of others. Very basic interpretation, but that's the first thing that pops in my head.
    casey10155on August 15, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationAgreed with @casey10155 . Its probably about parents or some kind of guardian-especially given the video (which you should all watch btw)

    "I left behind the home that you made me" seems to be a clear reference to your parents building a home around you, the child. "I'll give them shelter like you've done for me" is likely the singer talking about their own children, and how they want to pass on the lessons to their own children, and nurture them. "You'll be watching over us until you're gone" always breaks my heart a bit, but its YOU'RE gone, which suggests they are going first-likely because your parents will generally pass before you. But until then, as grandparents, they can watch over you and give advice until that time.

    "When i'm older i'll be silent beside you"-for both to be silent suggests its a time when both of them have died. "But they will carry on for us" further supports this idea, as they are saying our kids will carry on living, will carry on life for us.

    And as i said before it links in with the video-a woman protected from an impending apocalypse from her father.
    jl2919on February 07, 2017   Link

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