"Safe" as written by and Anthony/gonzalez Gonzalez....
Atomic roads, nuclear sunrise
They left me all alone
Falling stars exploding on the sea
God, it's beautiful
The land and the roses slowly disappeared
Why am I so alone?
A wounded angel is smiling at me
God, it's so beautiful

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"Safe" as written by Yann Gonzalez Anthony Gonzalez

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    General CommentIf any of you have seen the music video on youtube, you can see that it has nothing to do with a post-apocalyptic nuclear fallout scenerio. It's a metaphore for what mankind has done to the earth.

    The person speaking the words feels alone because no one else seems to realize that what is going on is actually killing the planet. (atomic roads)

    Land disapearing (turning into cities)

    roses disapearing (symbolic for beauty being destroyed)

    Whenever you listen to a song like this, you should always look at it from many perspectives, because it's usually not supposed to be taken litterally. (metaphores)


    God is so beautiful
    TheHowleron March 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentM83 is so beautiful.
    one*name*famouson January 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed, amazing band, amazing tracks, this one is no exception
    dhelmon August 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favourite M83 song. I'm not sure of exact meaning but it seems to be about a nuclear holocaust and the narrator is the last survivor. It's also a bit ironic when he says "God, it's so beautiful" because he's finding beauty in destruction and death.

    Love this song.
    zmeykaon January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAt the point when "a wounded angel is smiling at me" was spoke, chills uncontrollably went up my spine.
    thebagelofdeathon January 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe he is saying that its so beautifull to be alive? Thats how I hear it.
    Amony_Dragonon March 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsung from the point of view of someone witnessing the end of the world. and in a strange way, hes just in awe of whats unfolding in front of him. i imagine him just choking out the words "God...its beautiful..."

    another thought is that its about a guy on drugs watching a fireworks show. all these things are running through his head, visions of explosions, smoke, noise, all the while hes just laying on some grass watching fireworks.
    caramelprisoneron June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the idea that it's from the perspective of a man sitting on a beach or a cliff, watching bombs fall in the ocean, witnessing the end of the world.

    The imagery this song creates in my mind is amazing.
    ozbuzzon August 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song cannot be anymore perfect.
    criminologyon August 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing. and the fireworks at the end
    violenciaon March 13, 2010   Link

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