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Little Talks
Song

Little Talks

Of Monsters and Men
Album:
My Head Is An Animal

Song Meaning and Background of Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men


Released in 2011 as part of their debut studio album, "My Head Is an Animal," "Little Talks" by Of Monsters and Men quickly became a global hit. The Icelandic indie folk-pop band, known for their evocative lyrics and anthemic sound, gained widespread recognition for this particular track. The song's infectious melody and resonant lyrics propelled Of Monsters and Men to international acclaim.


"Little Talks" is a song that delves into the complexities of communication and the impact of loss on relationships. The lyrics tell the story of a dialogue between a couple, one of whom has passed away. The narrative unfolds as a conversation between the living and the departed, with the living partner grappling with the absence of their loved one.


The title "Little Talks" refers to the conversations that the living partner has with the ghostly presence, attempting to reconcile the grief and navigate the emotional aftermath of loss. The lyrics are rich with imagery and metaphors, portraying the struggle to cope with the void left by the departed.


The chorus, with its memorable refrain, "You're gone, gone, gone away, I watched you disappear / All that's left is a ghost of you," encapsulates the heartache and sense of loss that permeate the song. The haunting melody and the interplay of male and female vocals enhance the emotional depth, creating a captivating listening experience.


The song also explores the idea of memory and how the living hold on to the presence of the departed through the recollection of shared moments. The lines "Some days I can't even trust myself / It's killing me to see you this way" convey the internal struggle of the grieving partner, torn between holding on to memories and the painful reality of loss.


Lyrics of Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men


Hey! Hey! Hey!

I don't like walking around this old and empty house

So hold my hand, I'll walk with you, my dear

The stairs creak as you sleep, it's keeping me awake

It's the house telling you to close your eyes

 

And some days I can't even dress myself

It's killing me to see you this way

 

'Cause though the truth may vary

This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

 

Hey! Hey! Hey!

 

There's an old voice in my head that's holding me back

Well tell her that I miss our little talks

Soon it will be over and buried with our past

We used to play outside when we were young

And full of life and full of love.

 

Some days I don't know if I am wrong or right

Your mind is playing tricks on you, my dear

 

'Cause though the truth may vary

This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

 

Hey!

Don't listen to a word I say

Hey!

The screams all sound the same

Hey!

 

Though the truth may vary

This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

 

Hey!

Hey!

 

You're gone, gone, gone away

I watched you disappear

All that's left is a ghost of you.

Now we're torn, torn, torn apart,

There's nothing we can do

Just let me go we'll meet again soon

Now wait, wait, wait for me

Please hang around

I'll see you when I fall asleep

 

Hey!

Don't listen to a word I say

Hey!

The screams all sound the same

Hey!

Though the truth may vary

This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

 

Don't listen to a word I say

Hey!

The screams all sound the same

Hey!

 

Though the truth may vary

This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

 

Though the truth may vary

This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

 

Though the truth may vary

This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

Release Date

2011

Songwriter/s

Producer/s

Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, Ragnar Þórhallsson

Label/s

Of Monsters and Men, Aron Þór Arnarsson

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