"Reprise" as written by and Jonas Bjerre Terkelsboel Bo Rune Madsen....
Lift your head
Don't forget
You are love

Hang onto me
That'll be the first words that you learn
Listen child
And believe them until you die
Not long for me
For you see
The dreamers have all grown
And I so wanted children of my own

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"Reprise" as written by Jonas Bjerre Terkelsboel Bo Rune Madsen

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  • +4
    General CommentI feel like this is a reprise of "Silas the Magic Car" in that it has the same tune as the opening vocals. "Silas the Magic Car" seems to be about Johan leaving the band, so it's possible that Reprise is an extension of that. I would think that Johan is the narrator of this song, even though it's sung by Jonas. Johan is talking to his child, saying that he somewhat regrets leaving Mew, and that he should learn and take to heart "hanging on," because he should stay with people that he knows love him. He then goes on to say that he's almost at the end of his life, or his career. "The dreamers" he refers to I think are Jonas, Bo and Silas. "I so wanted children of my own" is self-explanatory.

    I hope this is somewhat right.
    Hermavoraon September 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningObviously, as the name suggests (as well as the music), this song is a reprise of Silas The Magic Car. I think STMC was written from a hypothetical point-of-view, where Silas and Bo follow Johan's footsteps in leaving the band, with Jonas forced to move on and carry on with his life, hence the reference to parenthood in this song. It's also possible that the parenthood reference is perhaps Jonas' fear of the idea of finishing the band and having to face such a different role all by himself, as "the dreamers have all grown", and are leading their own lives.

    The line "I so wanted children of my own" sort of contradicts what I just typed out, but I think it actually follows on, after the hypothetical situation unfolds, Jonas remembers, or maybe convinces himself that he wanted children of his own (which just reminds me of the middle section of Cartoons And Macrame Wounds).

    I think this song is also just a reprise, or a recollection of the entire album, ignoring New Terrain/Nervous.
    jaffawomanon August 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis is good. Basically I think that it's a parent talking to his/her newborn child, saying that it is important to be close to people and give them love and to dream that you can change the world. The last lines might mean that he is too old to have dreams anymore, so he "passes it on" to the next generation.
    infinityontrialon July 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love the quiet ending and the last couple of lines.. This CD does not have a grande finale, like many other masterpieces, it just dies slowly. And I think the last two lines goes very well with the title of the album. To me it is a bit abstract, though.
    west113on March 21, 2011   Link

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