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Artists - A. Read More Edit Wiki. Hey, Orpheus! Just sing for me all night We'll wait until it's over Wait until it's through You say it's not me, it's you Hey, Orpheus! Can you see me? It's Never Over Oh Orpheus song meanings. Add your thoughts 15 Comments. My Interpretation Orpheus is a figure in Greek mythology; a musician whose capabilities are so masterful that he is said to have brought his deceased wife Eurydice back to life, after entering Hades to rescue her and charming all he meets along the way with his music and song.
The Gods allow him to rescue her on the condition that she walks behind him and that he does not look back at her until they have left Hades.
Unfortunately, just as they leave Hades he forgets, overcome with joy, and turns to Its Never Over (Hey Orpheus) - Arcade Fire - Reflektor at Eurydice, condemning her to Hades for eternity.
Orpheus never has relations with another woman, remaining heartbroken forever. Indeed therefore it is Eurydice who provides the viewpoint from which the first few verses of this song are sung. Orpheus finally takes over the protagonists role in the verse "Hey, Eurydice! Here Eurydice waited, weeping, for Orpheus to rescue her, and latterly the river would provide the block to him returning to rescue her a second time. This verse also encompasses one of the recurring themes on Reflektor; the thin pane of glass or mirror like state of being that exists between the living and the dead.
This is also referred to here and in other tracks as the frozen sea, mirror-like and reflective. Perhaps that is Eurydice reassuring Orpheus from beyond the grave. Or perhaps in these parts of the song Win is singing to Regine or to himself. Perhaps the band and being on the road and part of the music industry machine seems so important now, but now that they have a family perhaps it's time to "get over it" Jacqui Jones - Why Should I Love You? leave it behind.
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No Replies Log in to reply. The story of Orpheus is about a musician who travels to the underworld to rescue his wife, but he turns to look back at her too soon and she's sucked back into Groovy People - Lou Rawls - In Concert - Youll Never FInd Another Love Like Mine. He can't rescue her- there's no Hades for him to descend into and then try to escape from.
There's just a bunch of assholes whose vocabulary consists mostly of wolf-whistling and "nice tits! Regine begins to sound more frantic as the song continues. Then there are the calmer sections, which act as a breath of release from the intense nature of the rest of the song.
Like most of Reflektor, this whole song is a repeated reflection, like two mirrors facing each other. The lyrics En Cloque - Various - Les Plus Belles Chansons Françaises - 1983 out as a pure reflection: Regine sings a line Win sings a line Regine Win But eventually, after the break at aboutthe reflections become more distorted, singing over one another.
Especially the lines: It's never over, my kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder It's never over, all my riches for her smiles when i slept so soft against her It's never over, all my blood for the sweetness of her laughter It's never over, she's the tear that hangs inside my soul forever The idea that even though your lover has passed, you wish more than anything that you could keep the whole thing going.
This is the exact same feeling Orpheus has as he hopes to bring Eurydices into the overworld He would give anything to see her face again that moment Maybe I'm wrong General Comment I think its undoubtedly about the story of orheus and uerydice and their ascent from hades, but in a more meaningful way reflects how time passes so slowly while its happening to you, but looking back on everythings thats happened you realize its over too soon.
Euryddice and Orpheus had a hard time, but looking back on it they realize even the horrible ascent from the depths of hell were worth something, Its Never Over (Hey Orpheus) - Arcade Fire - Reflektor even that ended too soon, even though it drags on forever when its going on in your life.
It says, things may drag on and be awful and you may be in hell trying to get out, it may seem like "its never over", but if you apreciate every second of your life youll realize its all passed you by and it was over too soon.
General Comment Also fits with seems like a big deal now, but you will get over, when you get older, like going through school may be hell to you and seem to last an eternity but when your done it feels like it zoomed right by and it was over too soon because you never got to appreciate all the happy things. Favorite song on the album.
General Comment For anyone who doesn't know the Orpheus myth: Orpheus, the most talented musician of his time, falls in love with Eurydice, the oak nymph. Orpheus Including The Ballad Of 32 - Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome Eurydice are wed.
During the wedding, a stayr pursues Eurydice. She fights off his advances by running away. During her escape, she steps on a poisonous snake and dies as soon as the snake bites her. Orpheus discovers her body and immediately becomes emo, playing only the saddest songs that make gods, nymphs and men cry.
Upon the suggestion of other myths, he goes to the Underworld to convince the king Hades and queen Persephone of the underworld to free Eurydice. Orpheus played a very sad song for Hades and Persephonre, and softens their hearts to the point where they agree to free Eurydice from death under the following condition: He had to lead Eurydice through the underworld and could not look back to see her until they Its Never Over (Hey Orpheus) - Arcade Fire - Reflektor the world of the living.
He fails when he grows impatient and turns back to look upon his lover right before they reach the surface. Eurydice is then sucked back into the Underworld and Orpheus has no chance of recovering her again. As a result, Orpheus is forced to live out his tragic life due to his mistake.
In any case, I believe this song uses the Orpheus myth to convey the feeling of loss. While we can't always control our loss, such as the death of a loved one from natural causes, cancer, etc. Orpheus decided to look at Eurydice before they reached the world of the living. As soon as he did it, he lost her forever. This song illustrates the constant pain we feel from that nature of that loss.
The feeling that loss is a direct consequence of your actions. This song hints that the pain will go away, but reveals that "It's never over. Song Fact Also the line "Boy, they're gonna eat you alive" refers to the death of Orpheus. Orpheus was torn apart by a group of women called Maenads under the orders of Dionysus, after Orpheus had renounced all gods but Apollo.
Dionysus was the Greek god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy. Apollo, Orpheus' only god, was a god of light, the sun, truth, prophecy, healing, plague, music and poetry.
My Interpretation Could mean anything in life, really. We worry about all these things in our lives and it seems like the worrying never stops, but when we grow older and come closer to death, we realize life is over so soon.
As a homo sapien, we have such a short but beautiful glimpse of the universe. Rate These Lyrics. Log in now to add this track to your mixtape! Why not add your own? Log in to add a tag. More Arcade Fire Lyrics. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery. User does not exist. Incorrect Password. Remember Me. Join Now!
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